The golden-winged warbler is facing competition for territory from is sister species, the blue-winged warbler. The population of this little, gray songbird with bright yellow patches on its wings and head has been in precipitous decline since 1966.
A summit to raise awareness and encourage efforts to ban this practice which has recently gained legislative approval to be reinstated. All in attendance will be press, animal welfare advocates & the horse industry. AnimalActionWORLD
Thanks Val- all signed and stories noted
all signed and shared, news noted, thank you Val!
All noted and signed. Thank you Val.
All signed and noted. Thanks Val.
All noted and signed Val :-0 thanx
All signed thanks dear Val
Signed, shared, and tweeted. Thanks, Val for providing us the petitions.
Thank you Val for these important petitions and post. Gladly signed
All noted and signed. Thank you Val!
This is basically advocating abuse toward a living, breathing, thinking, feeling, sentient creature. Completely irresponsible.
so true Debbie! That is outright abuse. Another form of cruelty (in my opinion), is to abuse an animals' habitat and treat them like "financal resourses" so badly, they become endangered.
To me, there isn't a higher form of cruelty and neglect than the one that leads to a species EXTINCTION.
Thanks everyone - nice to see you here Deb.
Philippine police rescued 300 badly injured pitbulls and arrested seven South Koreans after busting a massive online dog fighting syndicate, the head of the operation said Sunday.
A SPECIAL ANIMAL-DOG SAVED FROM THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICAINE KATRINA .....BECOMES..... SOURCE/STORY-.COURTESY OF FREEKIBBLE.COM NEWS ITEM.
All signed, thank you Val.
Thanks, Val. Again, I know I don't post here on a steady basis. Sorry once again for that. I've gotta learn a better way to set aside time for myself and not pile so much outside stress and responsibilities into every feckin' day. .
All signed and noted.
All signed. Thanks Val
All signed and noted- thanks Val
All noted and signed. Thank you Val.
God Bless you Val Where do you Live !!!! I am up to date with your Posts
Colorado Barbara - have a bucket garden right now - covering the lettuce due to the freezing nights and uncovering during the day - had 50 mph winds one day - cold the next and snow the next - up to 70 today - 32 when I took the dog out.
Here's something from Mm I enjoyed - said I was a Jack Russell Terrier or a Boston Terrier - yes I have high anxiety but don't bark at the UPS man - am basically quiet.
Thought some of you might like to have a quiz instead of looking at sad animal news or political news, thus a quiz about what kinda Dog would you be....I want replies on what kind YOU ARE I am a Newfoundland or a St. Bernard...Goodness I am quite the heffer huh...Hope you enjoy. I was looking for the Super Hero Quiz, and found this one buried...If you don't like taking quiz no worries...Thought you might enjoy a TIME OUT! Blesings and If you find out please let me know...Mm
THis was my answer... maybe should've put in separate thread - but thought would change the flow a bit.
Your assessment: Holy Terror (I mean, Terrier)- Bark! Bark! No matter who you live with, you are the leader of the household. You enjoy chasing down critters, rough housing with your mates and barking at the UPS man. You love your family, but you tend to look out for number one! Think Jack Russell Terrier or Boston Terrier.
All noted and signed, dear Val. I love Jack Russell Terrier or Boston Terrier.
"Your assessment: Gentle Giant- You are a lover; not a fighter, even though you are huge. You love cuddling up on the couch with your best friend or lying in the middle of the kitchen or lying on the deck...you get the picture. As long as you get your dinner, a treat or two and the love of your family, you are a happy. Think Mastiff, St. Bernard or Newfoundland."
Yeah baby, that's me
Thank you Val. All signed and noted.
How about a Princess Silver Persian ( I also own one) Meowwwww
From a friend - love reading the dogs we are....
Yes...Gentle Giant...My favorite kind of dog....Love 'em.
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Apr, 18:51
This post was modified from its original form on 05 Apr, 18:52
Latest Petition signed. Thanks Val
All petitions signed.
all signed Thanks Val
signed the petition- took the quiz for Marilyn the other day- was a Mastiff, St. Bernard or Newfoundland.
SOunds like you Nyack! Thanks everyone....
The wonderful world of the intelligent wild horse.. Stallion named 'Champ' grabbed filly by neck and dragged her to safety
A nationwide effort to ban harvesting of freshwater American turtles to satisfy hungry Asian markets is gaining momentum, with Alabama this weekend prohibiting collection of wild turtles and their eggs.
Hello, been missing ~ Sorry...trying to get back to hangman, probably little koala will have solved it~
Was going down all of these petitions/news and had already signed them all and was feeling like Ms. Smarty Pants...then got to your latest petitions and dang, you got me on each and every one of them!!! Going to crosspost these!
Loved the news that Barbara had posted on "Champ" I caught it first thing yesterday and being the Horselover that I am actually saved that one!
Was wondering where you posted that Quiz Val...coming down saw it...I am the Gentle Newfie!! Or Heffer! It was fun to see what my friends were! You were the Odd one Val!! he he got the giggles on that! Thanks for all of these~
Signed all the petitions that I hadn't signed before. Tweeted and shared. Noted, tweeted, and commented on articles.
Latest petitions all signed. Thanks Val
Signed, shared, noted and commented. Thank you Val Thank you Danuta and as always Thanks to all in this group for all you do.
What Kind of Dog Would I Be?
All signed and noted the stories- Thanks Val
Thanks Everyone -
Leslie - Gentle Giant - sounds like you!
Hi Val Noted and signed the new ones :-0 Thanx ) ) )
All signed, thanks Val.
Your assessment: Family Dog- You're just happy to be here. Whether lying by the fire with the kids or chasing tennis balls in the backyard, you are in your element as long as you are with family and friends. Think Golden or Labrador retriever
Thanks - this is from Danuta:
WOW! That is AWESOME! Great job, DanutaCONGRATULATIONS!
This is quite distressing to say the least my dear friends and while I continue to fight with letters and talking to my politicans I did want you to be aware of the Latest Yank on the Chain! Frankly, I have no words just falling tears! Please help these horses in any way you can! I am sending a plea out for them! Marilynn
Thank heavens someone is standing up for these poor horses. Too many people (especially conservatives) cannot resist anything that will make someone a buck, no matter how awful or what animal suffering is involved. Finally, some groups stood up and said "no." Wish all people with compassion would remember the horse slaughter backers next election and get them out of office so they can do no more damage.
Saturday April 14, 2012, 7:17 am
What is this...? Horse slaughter...? Here in the U.S...? I thought that was pretty much banned. This is crazy....So wrong...Now I'm depressed...
Thank you Val...Caught up! xx
It WAS banned, Debbie- Obama signed for it again.
Obama, Congress restore horse-slaughter industry
As of yet, no slaughter houses in the US have opened... but New Mexico is ready to.
What a load of crap- they say it was to protect horses from abuse when they were shipped to Canada and Mexico where there are no animal welfare laws. More pretzel logic- the best way to protect horses is to slaughter them here in the United States???
This post was modified from its original form on 14 Apr, 9:59
Noted and commented about The Horse Slaughter Industry :-0 Thanx Val and Mm!!!
I live in Colorado and you woudn't believe what Ken Salazar actually does in this state - I actually lived off grid by a ranch of his for a year and he is awful! No help at all so am not surprised laws change, NM is no better. It is sad. I couldn't believe it was still happening but am not surprised -
Emperor penguins in Antarctica are far more plentiful than previously thought, a study that used extremely high-resolution imagery snapped by
Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field and in the policy arena to protect America's last wild buffalo
Updated, noted and signed some new ones Thanx Val ) ) )
“People will not be happy about their community potentially bringing in one of these plants,” he said. “Americans don’t eat horses, and don’t want them butchered and shrink-wrapped and sent to France or Japan as a delicacy.”
Is an all-out ban really so unfeasible....? Granted, unscrupulous people intent on butchering and selling the meat of horses, sending them to unregulated foreign slaughterhouses was an inevitable mess (to say the very least) but for Obama to claim that allowing these places to open in the U.S under the assumption that they would be "carefully regulated" is a load of bullsquash. It's all about profit....and once again, innocent animals will suffer for it.
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men..." - St. Francis of Assisi
all noted and signed- thanks Val
Whew! I had missed a few, but I had to check. Tweeted about horses. Thank you!
Updated noted articles, signed a few I missed Thanx Val ) ) )
Here is a bit of good news for you Val- (and Debbie)
- 3 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
THanks everyone and thank you Nyack for the good news!
Researchers from the Papua New Guinea National Museum and the U.S. Geological Survey have discovered a new species of gecko on an island off the coast of New Guinea.
A high school boy and his classmates save a pit bull's life..read more..
All petitions signed, thank you.
All noted and signed. Thanks Val!
Thanks for that, Nyack. Noted. There's just something inherently wrong with slaughtering horses in America...Shipping their meat to be sold overseas as a "delicacy". Hideous.
Thanks Val, most already signed and caught up on others. Thanks Nyack for news.
Thanks everyone - will try and get to more today - am just totally overwhelmed with my Etsy site and now the yard and gardening -
Updated, noted and signed some I missed Thanx Val ) ) )
News from Danuta -
Virtual testing on animals. New project from Polish. 30 interactive applications.
O MY... its a big one, isn't it? And pretty, too! I have a healthy respect for them, not sure I would have got up close enough to take that photo, lol
They are SOOOO very important in ecosystems (they keep the rodents in check!)
This post was modified from its original form on 27 Apr, 8:02
I agree Nyack lol pretty markings but, at a distance :-0 Thanx for posting OH BRAVE ONE (Val) ) ) )
All have been signed.
Thank - I have a decent zoom and it wasn't in attack mode - I actually couldn't even see what I was shooting at due to the sun - just guessed and ran.
Going to start another thread.