Thanks everyone.... Enjoy your day, week - every moment.....
Here we go again:
There's a change.org petition regarding this too - don't have the link right now sorry
(Tell Selena Gomez: Don’t Use Painted Animals in Your Videos - Sign the Petition!)
This may help?-
Good News! Nevada Senate Committee Rejects Bill That Would Have Denied Wild Horses & Burros Access to Water. Some good news but still the horses need our help in this fight against the BLM
As most fans of Lucas the Vicktory dog probably know by now, he went through a medical setback not long ago.
Noted and signed (some already signed). Thank you Val.
Signed and noted, thanks!
Thanks guys.... not animal related but my first real news:
Happy Tuesday everyone from my side of the world.
(THE ABOVE IS HORRIBLE)
A suspected member of Thailand's largest tiger-trafficking ring has been arrested in Udon Thani.
Despite widespread support from both the public and politicians for a ban on wild animals in circuses, U.K. officials announced they were going to pursue a licensing regime instead. Thanks to Animal Welfare Minister Jim Paice and Environment Secretary
Thanks Brenda - be back tomorrow.
Signed, Val, I'm nauseated.
Signed and shared on facebook
signed and noted with thanks - god bless them awww
Thanks Val. As usual signed with comments.
As a Zen Buddhist, all I can say of Nepal is that whatever they may call themselves, they are not Buddhists. Quite impossible.
Can anyone get into the mind of someone who experiments on animals?. They may be the person in front of you in a queue, the person dropping kids off at school. Probably normal god fearing folk. Beats me.
2011 - More marvels created by man than you can think of yet they are still doing what was done 200 years ago.
Thanks all and Simon for your comment -
Laura - I agree - I can only do so much and then have to go to my other groups to revive myself.
Really wish someone previewed petitions - it's a mess to get through some days -
Unfortunately, there are some situations where pet owners can no longer continue to care for their animals. While owners may try to give their pets a second chance at having a forever home, they may be unwittingly putting them in situations where they can become the victims of Class B dealers.
A bill seeking to re-introduce some sport-hunting of cougars with hounds has died a quiet death in the Oregon Senate after getting an easy nod in the Oregon House, ending the latest effort to return a practice banned by voters in 1994.
Sea otters have the most dense fur on the planet. Buffalo are the largest land animals in North America. Wolverines are some of the most ferocious mammals around. Wolves keep the whole food chain in line.
Noted, voted and signed. Thank you Val.
Thanks Brenda -
(unsure if need to live there)
Designed to keep convicted abusers away from animals, Rockland County's animal abuser registry proposal was approved by a unanimous vote on May 17, 2011. Sponsored by county legislator Gerold M. Bierker, testimony in support of the registry was given by
A new in-depth survey of the animal protection laws of each province and territory confirms that there remain considerable differences in the strength and comprehensiveness of each jurisdiction's laws. The Animal Legal Defense Fund's fourth annual report
This is not good news - but got me REAL upset.
Today, while most of us were drinking our morning coffee, a beautiful dog named Sammy was being euthanized at the NY ACC. Sammy died even though there was someone calling persistently but could not get through. Animal Control doesn't open until 3pm.
My comment - Signed - that is down right horrible - it's one of my pet peeves that animal control isn't always open - there should be an emergency # for more than just seeing a dead or abused animal.
Hard choice...but I had to pick the buffalo...Such an awe-inspiring symbol of the way this land once was....
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Voted for the Wolves.
Watch how Pancho, Temuco, Chitara, Delila and Kenya are released into their huge 20 acre enclosure...and see how they love life! They lived their life in a cage the size of a bed...now they are free.
It had been three years since Sally Hill, formerly of Fort Myers, had seen Lola, her Tibetan terrier. But when the dog, now 5, was reunited with Hill and her husband, Frank, on May 24, the years melted away.
Thanks again Val.
You may notice that in Australia, if something has four legs and there is a dollar to be made, then go for it.
Some is known but not the camel trade to the Middle East. And now Australia has been caught out in the cattle export industry. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/27/3229036.htm
Thanks Simon - will look at now - thanks Brenda too....
- enjoy your weekend! Some extra non-animal news by me here - thanks.
"We found there's significant flexibility in mating behavior and customs across many species," says study co-author James W. A. Grant, biology professor at Concordia University in a press release. Different species used similar strategies when faced.....
BEIJING - A Chinese zoo official says two rare cubs born to a male lion and a female tiger are being nursed by a dog after they were abandoned by their mother.
Local authorities said the horses, which they described as abandoned, were mustered as they were damaging the Letea forest ecosystem in the Danube Delta. The horses, they said, had been eating rare native orchids and other plants
The following 2 news articles were posted by myself - whether you live in the US or not I think it is important for you to read these and I would love you feedback - also please forward to your friends if you want. Thanks.
Over 100,000 people each year in this country die from prescription drugs that the FDA approved, many with little testing, yet if people with serious chronic diseases find relief outside of the conventional medical community, the FDA
If the TSA can run security checkpoints at airports and local high schools, and if they can reach down your pants in complete violation of your Fourth Amendment rights and the US Constitution to do whatever, then what are the limits on the TSA's power?
Couldn't even look at it Simon - horrible.
PLEASE CHECK OUT LAURA'S NEW TOO- THANKS!
signed them all and noted too - god bless
Regarding Australia and its cattle exporting to Indonesia, I have to say that is unspeakably horrific and shameful but hardly surprising. Cattle seem to be nothing more than a commodity; an expendable product to be bought and sold.
Petitions signed, news noted. Thanks again, Val.
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Thank you ....... Will go check out that link now Deb.
SO THAT THEY CAN PERSONALLY DELIVER TO THE PRESIDENT AND ANY OTHER AFFILIATION OPPOSING THE PRESERVATION OF THE XINGU NATIONAL PARK AND THE XINGU RIVER FROM THE CERTAIN DESTRUCTION AND DEVASTATION OF THE PROGRESSIVE INVASION ON THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM AND THE RESULTING GENOCIDE OF THE TRUE DEFENDERS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST~~~
Aney Safaris Aspeling is breeding young Lions, Cheetahs and other beautiful creatures for the sole purpose of being hunted, sometimes drugged and in enclosed spaces
Sea spiders the size of dinner plates and two-meter-long ribbon worms that eat prey several times their own size were among the 1,400-plus species cataloged by the British Antarctic Service in a comprehensive study of marine life around South Georgia Isla
And if you are very unpleasant when growth is very unpredictable and they are like babies very interesting. As well as pictures of other animals that are small or when the baby very are funny and nice. We enjoy to see how small animals spend their day. al
All signed and noted. Thanks again.
Signed and noted with thanks - god bless you
wow...maybe I should post mine like the way you do....hmmm, better maybe?
Thanks Val. All done.
I too could not watch it Val. I can't watch or view any cruelty to animals. I overflow with rage and my awareness and imagination is enough. I am still haunted by images of decades ago.
This business of Australia and live animal export is beyond belief. The transportation is hell on earth, but the government talks of more vets on board ships, review of welfare, spin and lies.
The morally sickening part is that after the tragic animals are offloaded, and payment made of course, Australia washes it 's hands of the whole grubby business. What happens after is nothing to do with Australia ! A morally bankrupt stand and totally contradictory to the principles of law, of being an accessory to crimes subsequently committed.
I've lived in Cairo and seen what happens to sheep who are bought and kept in apartments all over the city, for the Festival of Eid, then to be brutally slaughtered by the faithful worshippers. And where do the sheep come from ?
News noted and peitions signed thanks dear Val
Simon - I can't watch them all either -
Sue - everyone in this group and the petition places say they like the way I post - never did it another way.
Thanks all for signing....
Stop Aney Safaris Aspeling from selling canned hunting in S.A.
They are the forgotten victims of the Japanese tsunami; the countless pets abandoned by their owners as they fled fallout from the stricken Fukushima
(didn't realize this is one of Sue Barko's)
No real point to this next one but 40 seconds of getting your mind off all the above.
Courtesy of Byron Louie of Remedie Studio: www.remediestudio.com/about A photo a day of Dunder the German shepherd.
True, Simon...Sad but all too true. According to the RSPCA's report, it doesn't seem that the government takes its own rules and regulations regarding these animals too seriously once the livestock has left Australia's shore. It's all just expendable merchandise to them, isn't it? Typical....
Excellent links on the shark fin petition. I've seen "Sharkwater". Amazing film.
Thanks Deb and
Thanks once more everyone for all you do here-
Hopefully they aren't too ill
A Singapore animal welfare group on Friday launched a campaign to urge a casino and leisure complex to free 25 dolphins destined for a new marine park attraction.
If your typically easy-going dog suddenly becomes aggressive under certain circumstances, you should consider that he may have developed a health problem that is causing him to experience pain or perhaps a
All noted and signed. Thank you Val.
WELCOME TO JUNE....
It seems some animals can overcome even the most gruesome of fates.
There's a dangerous trend happening in states across the United States. But this fad won't hit Minnesota -- not anymore, that is.
Let's end with fun....
These photographs are truly a great rarity, because animals are shown in the pictures is really rarely even seen in the wild.
Noted and signed. Thank you Val.
Already signed...thank you.
Thank you all - going to start another thread.
signed and noted them all with thanks