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Lynn G.'s Thread #20
1 year ago

Thank you for the smiles that I really, really needed this morning.

1 year ago

Thank you!

1 year ago

Thank you Lynn, what a beauty!

1 year ago

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1 year ago

What a cutie thanks so much Lynn

Anonymous
1 year ago

I AM GRATFULL,THANK YOU LYNN

1 year ago

Thanx Lynn

1 year ago

Thanks it'so cute!Adorable

1 year ago

A raccoon plays with a sprinkler as if it's a harp! The harp sound even stops when he stops playing. Who comes up with all this stuff!


Racoon Plays Sprinkler Harp - Hilarious

1 year ago

02-04-13

Deer, Czech Republic

I was walking in the field, taking pictures of the winter landscape, when suddenly several deer, frightened by me, jumped out of the nearby bushes and fled. I managed quickly to change the program of my camera and took some panning pictures. Šumava National Park, Czech Republic

SLIPPERY BED....
1 year ago

1 year ago

OH, YEAH? TAKE THAT!!!!

1 year ago

Fighting victim
Update: Charges Filed in Three-State Dog Fighting Raid
Last week we told you about our role in a multi-state dog fighting raid in Texas, Missouri and Kansas. Now we’re able to update you on the nearly 100 dogs we transported to a temporary shelter and the dog fighters who harmed these animal victims. Get the latest news about this unfolding case. Read more...

1 year ago

Doxie puppy
Photos: Dachshund Puppies Thriving in New Homes
Remember those adorable Dachshund puppies we rescued from a hoarding situation? They are now enjoying new lives as much-beloved pets. Check out this cuteness overload: photos and updates we received from the puppies’ beaming adopters.

1 year ago
Investigation: "Graveyard" Races

Our investigation into the world of pigeon racing in the U.K. reveals widespread illegal activity and deadly outcomes for hundreds of thousands of birds. Take action!

Investigation: Graveyard Races

************************************************  Ryan Gosling Speaks Up

Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling penned a letter to the National Milk Producers Federation asking it to urge farmers to phase out painful dehorning. Read his letter.

Ryan Gosling Speaks Up

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1 year ago

GIBBON MONKEY WITH A DEATH WISH!  LOL

1 year ago

I finally made it here Lynn, and will have to go to thread 19 of yours next.  Loved the harp playing raccoon, and you are right, we can't look at everyone's thread so if there's a duplicate of any posts, more people will see it.  It made my afternoon!  Re:"Investigation Graveyard races", Our investigation into the world of pigeon racing in the U.K. reveals widespread illegal activity and deadly outcomes for hundreds of thousands of birds." your link leads to a USA petition so I'm a bit confused (normal for me!) I saw this link to a UK petition re pigeon races on the backyard birds group , and maybe it's posted on your #19, but if you don't mind, I'll add the link to a Care 2 petition about these races  here: (I hope it works as I don't know why the # at the end is in black. )

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/995/992/258/ask-the-queen-to-stop-supporting-pigeon-racing/?cid=fb_na#


1 year ago

Welcome back, Dianne. Good to see you here and thanks for posting the petition. It shouldn't surprise me after signing so many petitions, but I still can't understand the mentality of people who abuse animals.

1 year ago

Fabulous story. I posted it myself awhile back. Thank you.

You're welcome, Christeen
1 year ago

Mexican Wolf Photo FW Service
photo credit: USFWS

Feds shoot Mexican wolf and try to keep the news underground.

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This is what Lobogate looks like, but we won’t let them whitewash this away.

A federal animal damage control agent apparently killed a Mexican wolf in January and then the agency unsuccessfully attempted to throw out a smokescreen. Please call on Congress to investigate this incident.

“Wildlife Services,” the euphemistically-named, tax-payer funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture may have shot a highly-endangered Mexican wolf on January 19, but then apparently tried to conceal the crime. They claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.

Though the agent may become the fall guy, the problem is not just the individuals who have a shoot-first mentality. It’s an attitude that pervades the entire agency culture. The agency also embraces concealment and cruelty in its scorched earth program that kills millions of animals each year.

Remember our records request that netted 700 completely blacked out pages? That’s the same group.

Let your representative know you’ve seen enough of the cover-up and want a full investigation of this deceptive agency.

WildEarth Guardians has learned from credible sources that “Wildlife Services” employees—both its trappers and office administrators—routinely scrub clean evidence that the program kills endangered species.

When a &ldquorofessional” agent can’t distinguish an exceptionally rare Mexican wolf from a coyote, we believe its time the “Wildlife Services” program should cease its work in the range of Mexican wolves completely.

Ask your Congressperson to investigate this incident and the entire “Wildlife Services” program immediately. It's time “Wildlife Services” employees – both those in the field and in offices – are instructed not to hide the deaths of rare and endangered species.


For the Wild Ones,

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Wendy Keefover

Wendy Keefover
Carnivore Protection Director
WildEarth Guardians
wkeefover@wildearthguardians.org

1 year ago

 

     

Swim with giant sharks

We're outraged by plans to capture whale sharks to entertain tourists.  We can't let this happen!  These 12m 20 ton gentle giants are the world's biggest fish and should migrate vast distances and dive to 1,000m.


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1 year ago

What would YOU do with £3.6 million pounds?

Build an enclosure to keep two captive tigers in the heart of London's concrete jungle?   Or fund our conservation work protecting wild tigers in the real jungles of central India for more than 20 years?


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1 year ago

      

Putty-nosed what...?

...monkey!  Our friends at Limbe Wildlife Centre have just told us about a baby one on sale as a pet in Cameroon.  He was clearly traumatised and emaciated, his family killed for meat.  Could anything be done? 


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1 year ago

Think of a name beginning with E

Our adopted elephant Emily Kate has just had her first baby.  But he's so little he doesn't have a name yet!  What do YOU think he should be called?  All 'E' suggestions welcome, but you'll have to adopt him and his mum first!


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1 year ago

6 Animals with Pets of their Own
Be sure to watch Koko the gorilla, choosing 2 pet kittens.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/6-animals-with-pets-of-their-own

1 year ago

signed and so funny the gibbon with tiger cubs,and the man with lions is amazing,thanks Lynn you're marvelous!

1 year ago

Thanx Lynn.  I am up to date

1 year ago

(Thank you for taking action for wolves)

Thanks Lynn for all the wonderful things you share

You're welcome Norma, Ellen and Anna. :-)
1 year ago

Circus elephant in recovery from shooting

Police in Mississippi are investigating who shot Carol, an elephant that performs with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, as veterinarians say the elephant is lucky to be alive. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/51515068 

Why Not Try This?
1 year ago
What's the World's Favourite Species? 

What's the world's favourite species?

You decide!

We can't wait to celebrate our 10th birthday on 20th May! To mark the occasion, we need your help to find the World’s Favourite Species.
 
For the past 10 years, we have been raising awareness of the world’s species – from the weird to the wonderful, widespread to Critically Endangered, and most-loved to newly-discovered. Of course, they're all awesome, but which one is so special you believe it deserves to be named the world’s favourite?

We've drawn up a shortlist of the top 50 species based on your nominations - which we received in the thousands - thanks! Now you have until 8th May to cast your vote. You can only vote once, so choose carefully. The World’s Favourite Species will be announced on 20th May.
 
Voting couldn’t be simpler - just select your favourite species from the top 50 and click Vote Now!

Vote now
1 year ago

Papillon Ditches Fear for Trust
From Puppy Mill to Family Pet: Tyra’s Amazing Transformation
When Tyra the Papillon was rescued from a Kentucky puppy mill, she was terrified of everything from human touch to her own food bowl. We were determined to help this sweet dog come out of her shell and learn to trust. Find out what happened to Tyra after just a few months of treatment, and how this little dynamo inspired us to open a rehab center for canine victims of cruelty. Watch Tyra’s amazing before-and-after video now! Read more...

1 year ago

Animal Fighting Bill Introduced
Animal Fighting Bill Introduced in the Senate
We are thrilled to announce that the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and impose additional penalties for bringing a child to a fight, was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week. Ask your senators to support this important bill.

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Two Desperate Kitties Rescued
Dymphna and Pepper: Rescued in the Nick of Time
When Sharon O’Connell meets a kitty in need, she is quick to action—as evidenced by the two stories she sent us about how she rescued her beloved cats, Dymphna and Pepper. One was a stray, the other a senior, and both were desperate for a loving home. Sharon was happy to help.

1 year ago

All done, thanx Lynn

1 year ago

LYNN thankyou for running the two threads , that had to be closed, such a shame, I sent you a green star as a thankyou, for now at least, will send a card soon , will miss them, they made me think, hope my contributon didnt help get them stopped, with the emoticions i used, i mean you had , had quite a few threads before they were stopped. Thanks again your right we do sign alot of petitions and see so much cruelty and sadness, it is nice to get a little respite from it , so i will miss the word games, thanks again love and hug x wendy k x

1 year ago

Love all your posts Lynn they are Awesome & thanks for sharing them all!!! I am glad you can have animal words games in place of the other games which I am sorry you had to stop doing!!! Thanks for the smiles & keep up all your great work?!!!

1 year ago

Wendy K., the closing of the threads had nothing to do with your little emoticons. .  It's just that it wasn't about animals which defeats the purpose of the group. We'll play the animal alphabet game instead and maybe think of some other animal games. BTW sweetie, thanks for the green star.


Wendy C., thanks so much for the compliment and thanks for playing. It'll be fun!

1 year ago

The compliment was my Absolute pleasure & sorry I can't give you & all my other friends unlimited green stars other wise I would!!! I am having fun with your animal word game but am getting tired so I am going to be calling it a night but will happily play more tomorrow!!! It would be cool if you could maybe somehow create an Animal Bingo game or Guess the Animal Quiz type game?!!! SWEET DREAMS EVERYONE!!! Peace, Purrs, & Tail Wags!!! Catch Everybody later alligators!!!

1 year ago
action alert!
The popularity of slow loris videos on YouTube has spawned an illegal trade that is driving the species to the brink of extinction. YouTube needs to remove clips to save these animals from suffering.

Please sign the petition today! YouTube Can Save Slow Lorises

take action
1 year ago

Hiya Lynn, I signed  The Slow Loris YouTube petition last Aug. so I guess You Tube is being very stubborn about removing the videos.  Wow, choosing the World's favourite species was really difficult.  I need more than 1 vote!!!    Sending you a rose for all you do.  hugs, D

1 year ago

Signed.

1 year ago

signed

1 year ago

GOOD WOLF

A new note from the campaign

GOOD WOLF
The Last Wolf

Posted by Linda Camac (campaign founder)

Tell your friends about this

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The Last Wolf-

I howl in earnest, into the night

No answer comes, nothing is right

I howl to our companion moon, long and mournful..

.Please answer soon.

Down from the mountain I came,

They are all gone--nothing is the same

I need my family, why did they flee

I call out to them all, but they don't answer me

I can sense their fear, they had to go

Was it 'man' --- with his death gun or bow

I need my family, I'll keep howling, I must try,

Without my pack I, too, will die...

I howl in earnest, into the night

Still no answer comes, 

nothing is right

I howl to our companion moon, long and mournful...

It's only my own echo that answers soon

With a heavy heart, I know the killers have won

I am the last wolf, after me..there is none

My family's howls are now heard only in the wind,

where once my loyal family had been.      

 L. Camac

1 year ago

Beautiful and majestic

Anheuser-Busch's Clydesdale Horses

1 year ago

Wow, some of these little critters need crash helmets! 

1 year ago

Cute

1 year ago

Something Is Not Right

Ocean Acidity While it is not certain what the total environmental impact of 250 years of excess carbon dioxide emissions will be, our planet’s oceans are already feeling the hurt.

Earth’s oceans continue to absorb as much as a quarter of excess CO2 emissions -- about 530 billion tons -- resulting in higher acidity levels and a serious disruption in the marine animal food chain. This spring, more than 1,000 malnourished sea lion pups have beached on the California coast. Though scientists have not yet settled on a root cause, low food stocks are likely to be part of the problem.

Action needs to be taken. Right now, go sign the petition to designate additional Marine Protected Areas -- "national parks for the sea" -- providing marine life with refuge and a fighting chance against this emerging threat.
 Take Action! Progress Bar

1 year ago

What a pleasant way to spend a morning -- enjoying some toast amongst the greenery.
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1 year ago

Many life changing stories begin with a hero in the right place at the right time, and for Lisa Castro of Florida, serendipity led to the rescue of one...

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Interesting and Funny!
1 year ago
1 year ago

This was fabulous. Thank you.

1 year ago

Signed

1 year ago

Signed

1 year ago
Dept of Environmental Council NY Enables Torture of Coyote

Posted by Linda Camac (campaign founder)

It starts with you

Take the Pledge

This exhausted and wounded coyote ran into a plaza in Rochester, New York looking for refuge from a vicious hunter and his pack of dogs who had attacked him (note injuries front and back legs).   Surrounded by media, curious onlookers, and officers from the Department of Environmental Council, the coyote was then dragged with a catch pole and loaded into the hunters truck with his dogs.  Terrified, the coyote was then taken to a wooded area to be finished off by the dogs. This atrocity all witnessed by and under the control of the DEC officers in New York; allowing the arrogant hunter to act like he owned the wild coyote and had the right have him ripped apart by dogs!    

Please contact the DEC and express your outrage and disgust over the inhumane and callous stand the officers took in this case.   At the VERY LEAST, the officers should have called the animal control officer and had the coyote humanely euthanized --assuming the law wouldn't allow for medical care and release.  Perhaps there was a wildlife rehabilitation center in or near Rochester where the coyote could have received help and after healing, been set free in a wild area.   

Contact:  

http://links.causes.com/s/clJ58Y?r=C09B.

1 year ago

Orangutans – victims of "sustainable" palm oil

Rescue of an orangutan by IAR activists

Dear friends of the rainforests,

Palm oil is a major threat to the rainforests. The latest case: In Borneo, several starving orangutans have been rescued after their forest homes were clear-cut for a palm oil plantation. The rainforest was bulldozed by BGA, a member of the RSPO – the organization issuing the label for sustainable palm oil.

Please sign our petition to call for a stop to rainforest destruction and palm oil imports– and please also spread the word:

TAKE ACTION  

1 year ago

Signed - thanks.

1 year ago

A GIRL AND HER CAT: FRIENDS THROUGH THE YEARS

http://halopets.com/freekibble/donation97.html

1 year ago

PETA has obtained shocking new undercover video footage of cats being abused in a barbaric medical training course at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) that we have been aggressively campaigning against for several years.

The footage shows two defenseless cats named Elliott and Jesse as they have hard plastic tubes repeatedly shoved down their small, delicate windpipes in a crude attempt to teach people to intubate human babies as part of course called Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL.

In the video, the university's laboratory veterinarian says that each of the nine cats being held at WUSTL for this training laboratory is subjected to the procedure four times a year and intubated as many as 15 times during each training session. Yet, studies show that intubating animals more than 5 times per session can cause them pain and serious trauma, including bleeding, swelling, and scarring in their throats! The footage also shows several of the trainees discussing how the cats they were intubating began to wake up in the middle of this painful procedure—evidence that they were not adequately anesthetized and likely feeling pain.

The American Heart Association, which created and sponsors the PALS course, has stated very clearly that is opposes the use of animals in the program. In a recent letter to PETA, the organization explained, "We do not endorse or require the use of animals during the AHA-PALS training because of advances and availability of simulation mannequins."

Other PALS facilities in the country use only infant manikins and simulators to teach this life-saving skill, and research has demonstrated that these humane models better teach trainees to intubate babies than practicing on animals with drastically different anatomy. Even at WUSTL, the animal laboratory is optional—evidence that course leaders agree that trainees can learn to save lives without hurting animals.

WUSTL is the only remaining PALS facility in the entire country that is still clinging to this cruel and archaic exercise.


We now need your help to stop this cruelty. Please take action today to tell WUSTL officials to end the use of cats in its PALS course immediately.

Sincerely,


Justin Goodman
Director
Laboratory Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

1 year ago

Hi Lynn signed all here, thankyou,- though I am not to sure about the Sloth and the cat, those claws of the sloth, made me nervous, still I guess the cat could have moved, if the cat really wanted to, on the other hand, it was nice to see the sloth being affectionate, the cat was the most placid and patient of all cat's, you hit the nail on the head Lynn with wierd LOL . keep up the good work Lynn   xx
HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU ALL XWENDY K X

1 year ago

Breaking News

Dear Lynn,

For decades, the more than 2,000 primates imprisoned at Harvard's New England Primate Research Center have been shocked, starved, infected with debilitating illnesses, and addicted to cocaine, heroin, nicotine, and alcohol in painful and irrelevant experiments. Now, following years of campaigning, PETA is delighted to announce that Harvard will reportedly close its notorious primate prison by 2015!

This closure signals that the future of research at top-notch institutions does not lie in tormenting other species.

Since our inception, PETA has protested the abuse of primates in Harvard's laboratories. In fact, Harvard's announcement comes almost 30 years to the day after PETA and 5,000 other activists gathered for a historic protest on Boston Common to demand an end to this cruelty.

With your help, PETA recently protested and stopped NASA's plans to fund radiation experiments on monkeys at Harvard. We also filed complaints calling on the federal government to revoke taxpayer funding following the Harvard primate center's laundry list of animal welfare violations and ran ads on cabs and bus shelters around Boston exposing Harvard's murderous experiments.

The almost defunct New England Primate Research Center is one of eight such dedicated federally funded primate prisons across the country. Other similar facilities are located in Oregon, Georgia, Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, California, and Louisiana. Although this victory is a huge step, we still need your help to empty all these cages. Please ask Congress to divert public money away from experiments on animals in favor of humane, relevant, and lifesaving non-animal research.

Your continued advocacy in behalf of all animals and your enduring support of PETA make victories like this one possible. Thank you for all that you do for animals.

Sincerely,
Kathy Guillermo

Kathy Guillermo
Senior Vice President
Laboratory Investigations Department

1 year ago

Great news from "PETA" well done Lynn, loved the dog and kangaroo was cute , loved how the kangaroo, held the dogs face for a while so gently, so sweet, thanks Lynn xwendy kx

You're welcome, Wendy. Glad you enjoyed it!
1 year ago

Tennessee Walking Horse Barn Raided, Trainer Charged

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 11:57 AM PDT

The more light that’s shed on the “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee walking horse industry, the clearer it becomes that Congress must upgrade the original language in the Horse Protection Act to deter the criminal abuse that is inflicted on the horses involved, and to give the federal government the tools it needs to crack down on violators. Newly introduced legislation – the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act – will strengthen the HPA by ending industry self-regulation, fortifying penalties for violations of the law, and expanding its prohibitions to include a ban on mechanical soring tactics, such as the use of stacks and chains on horses’ feet. 

The artificial, high-stepping gait called the 'Big Lick.'
Chad Sisneros
The artificial, high-stepping gait called the "Big Lick."

Despite efforts by the Tennessee legislature to enact an ag-gag measure that would cover up abuses in the walking horse industry (that’s a story in itself), national scrutiny of the Big Lick fraternity continues to reveal widespread abuse. Last week, Tennessee and federal law enforcement officials raided a barn allegedly owned by Big Lick trainer Larry Wheelon. Reportedly, many of the 28 horses found there showed signs of having been treated with caustic substances on their legs and were in extreme pain.

Of course this would make Wheelon the second “superstar” of this industry to be exposed within the last year for cheating and for tormenting animals for a blue ribbon in the show ring. Wheelon has been cited at least 15 times for violations of the Horse Protection Act, but ironically he sits on the ethics committee for the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association, and is a AAA-rated horse show judge. It’s no wonder the horses victimized by soring are consistently rewarded as winners at Big Lick walking horse shows – with judges themselves apparently unwilling to follow the law, why would other trainers comply?

As if this weren’t proof enough that strict legislation is long overdue, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has just released the startling results of foreign substance testing it conducted at horse shows in 2012. The USDA tested show horses for evidence that their trainers or owners were putting illegal soring agents on their horses’ legs to make them step higher in the ring, or numbing or masking agents to hide signs of soring. Whichever illegal substance they use, the only purpose is to hurt a horse so badly that he compensates for the pain by walking with an unnaturally high gait. Of the 478 horses the USDA swabbed for illegal substances, 309 tested positive. That’s 65 percent of horses in random samplings at 2012 horse shows. At the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, the “Grand Prix” for the Big Lick crowd, 76 percent of the horses randomly sampled tested positive for illegal substances. Imagine if three-quarters of the players in the World Series or the Super Bowl were found guilty of using illegal drugs. This is the corrupt, warped world of Big Lick horse competition – with many practitioners seemingly undeterred by high-profile prosecutions and widespread condemnation of their cruelty.

We’ve documented over and over the cruelty endured by Tennessee walking horses, and we’re continuing to see evidence that the Big Lick faction won’t reform on their own. Please join us in the fight to protect these horses, and open up the industry to those who wish to take part in humane and fairly-judged horse shows: call your representative in the U.S. Congress and urge him or her to cosponsor H.R. 1518. A Senate companion bill should be introduced soon.

1 year ago

Horse slaughter for human consumption has been outlawed in the United States for many years, but a recent push by the animal agriculture lobby aims to open the slaughterhouse doors to horses once again.
Take Action!
Fortunately, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1094/S. 541) was recently introduced in Congress. The SAFE Act aims to protect the food supply in the United States from the dangers that consumption of horse meat poses -- since horses aren't raised to be food in the United States, there are no meaningful safeguards to ensure that the consumption of horse meat is safe. Many horses, such as racehorses, are treated with drugs that would harm a human if eaten, according to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

If passed, the SAFE Act would prohibit people from selling or transporting equines and equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption. Aside from the fact that eating horse meat likely poses a serious threat to human health, ALDF takes the position that caring for horses is important in its own right -- regardless of what purpose a horse may be used for. Horses should be cared for and respected -- not eaten. This bill presents a good opportunity to prevent the horse slaughter industry from being revived in our country.

Take Action!

The SAFE Act is currently being considered by the Energy & Commerce and Agriculture Committees. We urge you to take five minutes and use our one-click action form to contact the members of these committees. Take action today to respectfully demand a full hearing on the bill pending in each chamber. We are confident that if the bill receives the full attention of our lawmakers it will pass -- and our laws will be stronger in protecting horses from cruel and inhumane practices.

For the animals,

Stephen Wells

Stephen Wells
Executive Director
Animal Legal Defense Fund

1 year ago

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it:

Justice for Baby Girl: NYPD: Stop killing our dogs!

By trisha r. statehoward beach, New York

1 year ago

All signed Lynn thanks for animals

God bless you

Thanks so very much, Norma!
1 year ago

They’re wide-eyed, cute — and annually stolen by the thousands from Colombia’s Amazon jungle. Night monkeys sell for $50 a head to malaria researchers, even though a cure is nowhere in sight. Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo considers the animals (also owl monkeys) prime experimentation models.

Uh-oh. The renowned malaria researcher just lost permits to snatch wild owl monkeys for research at his Institute of Immunology Foundation of Colombia (FIDIC), a jungle lab that pays poor Peruvian and Brazilian natives to illegally move monkeys over unguarded borders. Colombia’s Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca revoked Patarroyo’s permits to trap up to 4,000 night monkeys until 2015!

Thanks to all Kinship Circle participants who pressured authorities to clamp down on cross-border commerce that threatens primates in the Amazon. Primary credit goes to Angela Maldonado — a 15-year pioneer in the study of wild monkeys who filed charges against Patarroyo — and her organization Fundacion Entropika for exposing FIDIC workers who discard post-experiment animals without rehabilitation or environmental safeguards.

Undercover investigators with Animal Defenders International (ADI) obtained videotape of FIDIC captures on the Amazon. Trappers stalk owl monkeys by night. Forest trees are rigged with nets to snare the tiny creatures. Shoved into mesh sacks, they shriek and claw while piled on small boats that take them away from native forests, forever. Footage inside FIDIC shows distressed monkeys isolated in dingy metal cages.

The Tribunal ruled to deny permits to Patarroyo because he violated Cambodia’s pledge to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna). Patarroyo apparently infringed Colombia’s National Resources Code as far back as 1984.

Judge Elizabeth Lozzi Claudia Moreno also denounced the Colombian Ministry of Environment and the Corporation for Sustainable Development of Southern Amazonia (CORPOAMAZONIA) for failure to oversee FIDIC, stating that the oversight agencies had instead facilitated the lab.

According to Fundacion Entropika, as reported by International Primate Protection League: "The court’s decision is the first step to stop the illegal trade in night monkeys, as current permits were revoked. However once the defendants submit their appeals, the law case will be transferred to another court where bureaucracy and corruption are high. For this reason, we have to initiate the next legal actions to guarantee that the court’s ruling is implemented."

SOURCE OF UPDATE:
• A legal victory for night monkeys
• 4,000 wild monkeys saved from laboratory experiments
• Patarroyo revoke permission to use monkeys in malaria

PRIMATE PRISON TO CLOSE!
1 year ago

For decades, over 2,000 primates imprisoned at Harvard's New England Primate Research Center have been shocked, starved, infected with debilitating illnesses, and addicted to cocaine, heroin, nicotine, and alcohol in painful and irrelevant experiments.

Now, after years of campaigning, we're excited to announce that Harvard will reportedly close its notorious primate prison by 2015!

Although this victory is a huge step,
we still need your help to empty ALL cages.

Empty all cages

Thanks for speaking up for animals!

Sincerely,

WC   WC Whitney Calk
Street Team Coordinator | peta2
WhitneyC@peta2.com
Add peta2 on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.

1 year ago

That is awesome

1 year ago

signed thanks Lynn!

1 year ago

Signed - thanks Lynn.

1 year ago

Hiya  Lynn, I signed for Marine Protected areas in U.S. , and I just signed a petition and wrote a letter/comment to Canada's Env. minister this week asking for MPA's to be set up here - to get going on it.  (Not holding my breath with our current Govt. but have .  I already have signed Orangutans - victims of "sustainable" palm oil.  I also posted on the End Experiments and Research thread lately about the good news that Harvard is closing it's primate prison, but my news was from PCRM (Physicians committe for Responsible Medicine) and yours was from PETA, but the PCRM update did mention that other groups worked together for this.  Great news, even if we have to wait for 2015 for it to be totally phased out. 

Loved the C2 story about the paralyzed dogs which I missed at the time it was on the newsletter.  Just isn't enough time to get all the stuff done I'd like to do!!! Hope you're well and enjoying lovely warm weather.  

1 year ago

Thanks Dianne and Lynn, most signed.

Thank you Tammy, Norma, Val and Wendy!
1 year ago

Dianne, thank you so much for all that you do for our environment and for animals. I know how hard you work and I (and all of Care2) really appreciate it.

1 year ago

WolverineWolverines -- fierce forest carnivores roughly the size of small bears -- rapidly ascend snow-covered mountains, travel many miles a day and are known to fight other predators over their prey. These critters are tough -- but sadly no match for climate change, which is shrinking the snow cover they need for survival.
 
Climate change, along with trapping and habitat loss, is forcing wolverines to the edge of extinction -- there are fewer than 300 left in the wild. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently only proposing to list wolverines as threatened -- allowing many of the threats to their survival to persist.

Fish and Wildlife needs to protect wolverines as endangered so they receive all the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Please take action now to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect wolverines before it's too late.

Click here to take action and get more information.

1 year ago
Donkeys and mules are suffering and dying at brick factories in Nepal. It's time for government officials to step in and stop the cruelty.

Please sign the petition today! Stop Cruelty at Brick Farms

take action
1 year ago
April 29, 2013
ACTION!Don't Frighten Your Pet On Moving Day

Moving houses can be stressful, overwhelming, exciting, and intense--so just imagine how your cat feels! Cats, dogs, birds, and any other pet you regularly shower with love can all of a sudden fade into the background on move-out day. There are a few simple yet crucial steps that can give your pet the gift of a healthy and safe transition.

Finding a new vet, a new set of neighborhood dogs, and an entirely new home can be a shock to any pet. Don't give your animal the ultimate stress-test by placing them in a crate and plopping them headfirst into a new life. Be a model pet parent and help them ease into the move.

For today's Daily Action, check out how to keep your pet calm, cool, and collected when moving houses.

1 year ago

Done.

1 year ago

I have never seen anything as incredible as this!

2 Dogs Play Piano Perfectly on Pitch - This is INCREDIBLE!! 2 Dogs Play Piano Perfectly on Pitch - This is INCREDIBLE!!
Animals can do some pretty amazing things, but you'll be amazed when you see what these two dogs can do! They have absolutely perfect pitch; whatever ...

1 year ago

Amazing - Such Clever Dogs!  Thanks Lynn x

1 year ago
Phosphorescent sheep: Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction creates glow-in-the-dark sheep
 

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/phosphorescent-sheep-uruguays-institute-of-animal-reproduction-creates-glow-in-the-dark-sheep

1 year ago
Only 150 Vaquita Left in the Wild.....Help is Needed

Posted by Shari Tarantino (campaign founder of Orca Conservancy)

Tell your friends about this

Take Action

The Vaquita is the smallest of the dolphin family and with only approximately 150 left in the wild, is most endangered of the dolphin family.

In 2006, the Baiji River Dolphin became the first cetacean to be driven to extinction by humans. Unless action is taken soon the Vaquita may soon join it.

In the summer of 2013 we plan to lead an expedition to the Sea of Cortez to document the critically endangered Vaquita population in an effort to help raise awareness of their plight.

Being a very shy creature, not many pictures exist of the Vaquita, With the use of some of the most advanced scientific equipment and the expertise of our team's marine scientists, we hope to bring the world some of the first pictures and video of the Vaquita from within the waters of the Sea of Cortez.

With the images and data generated from this expedition, we will assist local organizations in educating the local communities directly responsible for the decline of the Vaquita population.

This IndieGoGo campaign offers you the unique opportunityto directly assist in preventing the extinction of a beautiful species from this planet.

Our rewards for donating are generous, but they can't come close to the reward of knowing you helped this vital mission succeed.

1 year ago

Signed

1 year ago

This has been a big week for cats.

Yesterday, we took your voices directly to the Smithsonian headquarters and delivered petitions that 55,677 of you signed demanding that they stop funding the junk science that falsely incriminates cats.

Today, we're pleased to announce that we're launching an online resource that explains the massive failure of catch and kill, introduces our innovative approach of on-the-ground activism to increase Trap-Neuter-Return, and debunks the misinformation that plagues nearly every media story about outdoor cats.

It's called CommonSenseForCats.com—and it's now live! Check it out, share it with your friends, and take action calling on your local policymakers to institute common sense policies for cats in your community.

Check out our Common Sense for Cats website and share it with friends! Click here to see it now!

Humane treatment of outdoor cats isn't complicated, it's just common sense! There isn't a choice because needless killing can never be an answer.

While some people justify their claims based on junk science, we're advocating for a different approach. And today we're asking you to ask your friends, family, and neighbors to stand up for cats and join the national movement that's coming together around common sense policies for their care.

In the weeks and months to come, we'll be letting you know about the next steps in our campaign to deliver this common sense message to the National Association of Counties, National Association of Mayors, and National Governors Association.

Thank you for all that you're doing.

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Becky Robinson
President

P.S. Can you join us in spreading the word about our new site? Share on Facebook or on Twitter.

Switzerland Needs to Outlaw the Eating of Cats and Dogs
1 year ago
New message about Control The Dog Control Services

Posted by Karen Cole (campaign founder)

It starts with you

TAKE THE PLEDGE

 

For those of you who have Facebook, and who have not already done so, may I ask for your support in 'LIKING' the Page : http://links.causes.com/s/clKmcM?r=xS6e A few minutes of your time would mean so much to these animal activists against cruel injustice & abuse of power in their communities.

Karen Cole

PS a petition is running on:

http://links.causes.com/s/clKmdA?r=xS6e

1 year ago

Right now, the Spanish government is considering a law to protect and promote bullfighting, an outdated spectacle that causes the slow and tortuous death of a beautiful bull.

The majority of Spanish citizens don't support bullfighting. Nor do they want their taxes spent protecting it.

Join us in opposing the proposed new law by sending a message to the Spanish government today!

Spain has so many treasures to cherish, but by supporting and protecting the killing of bulls for entertainment, Spain's government risks leaving a terrible legacy for future generations.

The torment and death of animals for amusement, or for cultural reasons, can never be acceptable. It is cruel and outdated, and has no place in a modern society.

Write now: Ask the Spanish government to do the right thing.

Let them know that by taking a compassionate stance against this cruel pastime, they would surely win the hearts of citizens around the world.

Thanks for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,
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Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International

1 year ago

This woodland creature must be redecorating.
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1 year ago

It's not known why there are no penguins in the Northern Hemisphere but it is clear that, due to climate change and human development, penguins' numbers...
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You might notice something just a little bit special about Naki’o. That’s right, he’s adorable. He also holds the title of the first dog...
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1 year ago

If you want to get somewhere fast, a turtle is probably not the best getaway car. But if you want to enjoy the scenery like this kitty, by all...
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1 year ago

I have signed the 'Oppose Bullfighting' petition!  I do hope that it works, it is so upsetting that such Beautiful and Powerful animals be brought down and suffer so badly by this inhumane pastime!  Thanks Lynn x   By the way, the kitten video was so cute!  

1 year ago

Oh my goodness, this is priceless!

Penguins Being Penguins 

1 year ago

Hello Lynn those clips "penguins being penguins", are from a 3 part series made by BBC , the series is called "Penguins -Spy in the Huddle" . the camera crew make different camera's to film penguins, one camera is "robot penguin cam" each "penguin cam "  looks like the penguins the tv crew are filming, they are non evasive, non threatening, so the penguins acccept the fake penguin as one of their own, then you have "rock cam" yep camera disguised as a rock, to film the penguins who have to climb those rocks to breed, and then you have "egg cam" the camera is disguised as an egg to film the "king penguins " and their real eggs . The series is funny , informative, and very moving, mostly funny, very very clever camera work,

Lynn I remember you love penguins , see can you get the series, you will love it guaranteed. you maybe able to download it, look for "BBC's -Penguins-Spy in the Huddle " it shows how the penguins meet , mate and rear the next generation , adorable , love xwendy k x

1 year ago

Hi Wendy, thanks so much for the information about the penguin series. I had seen part of it on tv but didn't know it was part of a series. I'll look into the BBC's series as soon as I can. Penguins are so sweet and adorable. Thanks again, sweetie. Love ya, ♥

1 year ago
May 3, 2013
ACTION!From Baiting to Bliss: A Tale of Three Bears
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) wants to share how friends like you are making a real difference in the lives of bears by supporting WSPA's rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

For today's Daily Action, please watch the story of three bears that WSPA saved from bear baiting and relocated to the Balkasar sanctuary in Pakistan -- where the bears are living peaceful, happy lives for the very first time.

1 year ago

Cat Killer Convicted
NYC Man Convicted of Throwing Cat to Death
Last year, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents arrested a Staten Island man after he threw his friend’s cat off an eighth-floor balcony. This week justice was served. Find out how much time the perpetrator will serve for his despicable act.

1 year ago

Dog Mourns the Death of Her Best Friend - Proof That Dogs Have Emotions! Dog Mourns the Death of Her Best Friend - Proof That Dogs Have Emotions!
This video is proof that dogs DO have emotions! Bella's best friend was a beaver named Beavis. They spent days together, slept together and played tog...

1 year ago

Snakes are out and about this summer. Now before you get too scared, it’s important to note that most snakes are totally harmless to humans and pets. They typically only bite when threatened and are content to be left alone. However, some parts of the country have venomous snakes which pose a real threat. Today I’d like to talk about what those venomous snakes are, and how to keep your dog safe from them. 

Snakebites are a fairly common occurrence in many veterinary practices. I've seen many dogs throughout the years who have had a run-in with the business end of a snake. 

How do you tell if a snake is venomous? We have a great article for you with a table including great pointers on determining whether a snake is friend or foe. Go to: http://link.petplace.com/r/NFRP8IG/CKIMY/A8YGP/EX9D2S/AMCCK/TT/h?a=dogcrazynews&b=DogTraffic&c=DC-20130503-2-%5BT%5D&d=lynnline4@att.net

There are several well-known types of venomous snakes out there: Coral Snakes and Cobras, and Copperheads, Pit Vipers and Rattle Snakes.

For information about the bites and how you deal with them, click on the links above. 

If your dog DOES get bitten, it’s absolutely crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Please read this article for the best way to handle a snakebite in your dog: http://link.petplace.com/r/NFRP8IG/CKIMY/A8YGP/EX9D2S/ZGUUA/TT/h?a=dogcrazynews&b=DogTraffic&c=DC-20130503-2-%5BT%5D&d=lynnline4@att.net

 

Until next time, 

Dr. Jon 

P.S.: Do you know what the difference between things that are “venomous” and things which are &ldquooisonous”? “Venomous” means something that causes illness by biting or stinging, whereas &ldquooisonous” things inflict injury after being eaten. Most people say &ldquooisonous” when they really mean “venomous.” Now, don’t you feel smarter?



1 year ago

Hiya Lynn,  Signed the bullfighting/Spain petition with 2 emails.  Watched dog and beaver video - poor Bella, so sad that she found her Beaver friend lying there dead.  I wonder where that was?  Glad the girl finally turned up to comfort Bella.  I watched the WSPA video on the release of the bears into the sanctuary the other day when it was a daily action, very heartwarming to see the rings cut and chains cut off and see them at the sanctuary.  Wish it could happen for all these abused bears.  Thx for teaching us re "venomous" and poisonous, and I have to laugh at all those tongues sticking out at me. 

1 year ago

Thanks Lynn, signed.

1 year ago

happy for bears ,signed, thanks Lynn!

1 year ago

Queenie The Elephant Is Dead: Take Action To Help Her Companion

                
Queenie The Elephant Is Dead: Take Action To Help Her Companion                           

Queenie the elephantwas saved from abuse at a circus in  2009. In Defense of Animals (IDA) worked for two years trying to set her free  from the circus owner’s property where she spent her days tethered to  a tree. 

More than 40,000 animal lovers, including those from Care2, signed petitions and sent emails to the USDA.   Unfortunately, Queenie’s rescue did not have a happy ending.  Instead of being  sent to a sanctuary she was moved to the San Antonio Zoo where she spent four  years living in misery.

Veterinarians euthanized Queenie on March 10, due to health issues.  A  53-year-old female Asian elephant named Lucky remains at the zoo, living in  isolation in the outdated exhibit she shared with Queenie.

IDAis calling on animal lovers once again to help Queenie’s  companion.  They are urging the San Antonio Zoo to retire Lucky and  compassionately move her to the sanctuary where Queenie should have lived out  her last days.

History

Wilbur Davenport operated the Maximus “Tons of Fun” circus.  He was charged  with multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Actrelated to the care of three elephants  named Tina, Jewel and Queenie.  The USDA seized Tina and Jewel and placed them  in a new elephant habitat at the San Diego Zoo.  Once under the care of  veterinarians each elephant gained more than 300 pounds at the zoo’s care  center.

Because Queenie appeared healthier than the others, she was not immediately  removed from Davenport’s property.

It took another legal battle to win the release of Queenie.  Both the PAWS  sanctuary in California and The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee were ready to  accept her into their programs.

The USDA ignored IDA’s request to have Queenie go to a sanctuary and instead  sent her to the San Antonio Zoo because the facility had an elephant (Lucky)  living alone.  The USDA struck a deal to place Queenie with her because  elephants are social creatures that do not like living by themselves.

IDA warned that the zoo would find itself in “the same position as it is  now—with a solitary elephant—when one of the elephants dies.” They argued that  both elephants should be sent to the sanctuary.

Instead Queenie and Lucky spent the time in a small, outdated exhibit at the  zoo; where they grew on each other’s nerves.

IDA said, “Compatibility issues between Queenie and Lucky  ultimately led to intense stress and aggression between the two elephants in the  zoo’s cramped exhibit.”  The group worries the stress contributed to Queenie’s  health problems.

Take  Action

Queenie’s last years were heartbreaking, but there could be a more humane  future for Lucky.  Please sign the petition below asking the San Antonio Zoo to  make the compassionate choice and let Lucky spend her final years in the company  of other elephants at a sanctuary.

PLEASE SIGN: HELP LUCKY THE  ELEPHANT AT SAN ANTONIO ZOO

 

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/queenie-the-elephant-is-dead-take-action-to-help-her-companion.html#ixzz2SU5Nqnq7

 

 

1 year ago

Why do people keep taking animals that they cannot keep, and then neglect them? It always breaks my heart.

I agree, Tammy
1 year ago
Puppy mills are cramped, overcrowded places that breed disease and fear among the unfortunate dogs who are born there. One fourth-grade class started a petition to ban them in their city.

Please sign the petition today! Stamp Out Puppy Mills in Chicago!

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Ban Puppy Mills in Chicago!
1 year ago

Signed. Thanks Lynn x

1 year ago
May 6, 2013
ACTION!Watch Sloths Relax in Giant Bucket
It's Monday. You would much rather be relaxing than working, right?

Since you can't lounge around in bed, the next best thing is to watch a video of adorable sloths lounging around in a bucket. It gets even better - these sloths are residents of the world's first sloth orphanage!

For today's Daily Action, watch this adorable video of sloths lounging in a bucket.

1 year ago

Animal Cruelty is Finally a Felony in North Dakota



Until very recently, animal cruelty was classified as a low-level misdemeanor in North Dakota.

For today's Secondary Action, read about the successful campaign to fight animal cruelty in North Dakota by making the crime a felony offense.

1 year ago

Thank you all up to date

Anonymous
Lynn G's thread #20
1 year ago

Cute video of the sleepy dog, Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

1 year ago

Lynn here is a link to an update about all those big cats and other animals rescued from the awful Kansas property.  Big Cat Rescue is housing some of the animals and sent me this link in todays newsletter.  I go there every day to click to help feed the big cats.

http://bigcatrescue.org/most-daring-rescue-ever/

Don't you just love happy endings?

1 year ago

Sue, you must be a mind reader. I was just about to post the very same article that you sent me the link to. Thanks so much for your wonderful work in caring for our precious animals. Here's the article:

Most Daring Rescue Ever!

Nine exotic cats and two other wild animals were confiscated from a dilapidated Atchison, Kansas, property yesterday after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water. The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office seized one tiger, two cougars, three bobcats, two lynx, a serval and two skunks under the state’s Dangerous Regulated Animals Act and the animal cruelty code.

The Humane Society of the United States, Big Cat Rescue, In-Sync Exotics and the Kansas City Zoo removed the animals from the property and transported them to sanctuaries around the country.  Big Cat Rescue is providing a permanent home to the 3 bobcats, 2 Canada Lynx and 1 Serval and needs your help.  See photos and video from the cats you can help us rescue here:  http://bigcatrescue.org/most-daring-rescue-ever/

 

1 year ago
May 7, 2013
ACTION!Poachers Wipe Out Mozambique's Rhino Population
Yesterday marked the start of "Be Kind To Animals Week." However, some animals have already had a tough start.

Poachers have reportedly wiped out the entire wild rhino population of Mozambique. The once extinct animal was reintroduced successfully only to be wiped out again.

For today's Daily Action, read about the poaching problem and what's being done about it.

1 year ago
Iditarod Mushers Kill Thousands of Dogs
Iditarod Mushers Kill Thousands of Dogs


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/iditarod-mushers-kill-thousands-of-dogs.html#ixzz2SeVZyB4l
1 year ago
Rangers Help Poachers Murder the Last 15 Rhinos in Mozambique
Rangers Help Poachers Murder the Last 15 Rhinos in Mozambique


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/rangers-help-poachers-murder-the-last-15-rhinos-in-mozambique.html#ixzz2SeeiIq63
Such a sweet story!
1 year ago
Starving Baby Goose Falls in Love with His Rescuer
Starving Baby Goose Falls in Love with His Rescuer


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/starving-baby-goose-falls-in-love-with-his-rescuer.html#ixzz2Sekcwwzt
1 year ago

Babies will be babies no matter what species....animal or human. Here's a baby elephant enjoying his first "bath". 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/bu_E2f0mQmI?rel=0

Anonymous
Lynn G's thread #20
1 year ago

The video wouldn't play, but I'm sure it was cute.

1 year ago

AWW this video was the cutest, most gorgeous thing I'd ever seen!  I just wish that I could hug that cute little baby!   The way the parents protectively and, with love for each other, linked their trunks together with their baby in between was So So Special!  Thanks so much Lynn for sharing this little heartwarmer! x 

Anonymous
Lynn G's thread #20
1 year ago

Video still won't play.

1 year ago

LOVED IT LYNN, SAME WAY MARINA M . SAYS, THE BABY WAS SO CONFIDENT PLEASURE TO WATCH X WENDY K X

1 year ago

LAURA TRY THIS LINK, DONT KNOW IF IT IS THE SAME REALLY HOPE IT WORKS XWENDY K X

Baby Elephant Navann's Outing: http://youtu.be/bu_E2f0mQmI via @youtube

1 year ago

Wonderful video of the baby elephant Lynn, thanks for my morning smiles.

Anonymous
Lynn G's thread #20
1 year ago

The sloths are cute.

1 year ago

Lynn, I got 4 emails about Big Cat Rescue housing some of the big cats.  They are my favourite big cat sanctuary in the US. So I was happy that some of the animals went there.   Excuse the lateness of my reply.  Hotmail changed to Outlook and it is so messed up I cannot keep track of my emailed group messages from Care2.  It keeps reversing the order of the emails.  Time to find another email provider.  You have a wonderful thread here.  Well done.

Anonymous
Lynn G's thread #20
1 year ago

That's too bad about Hotmail, Sue.

1 year ago

Thank you Sue, Wendy and Laura. 

 

Laura, did the link that Wendy posted work for you? I hope so.

I'm going to close this thread because it's too long and I opened #21 already. I'll see you all there!  Toodles....

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