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The Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who left his K-9 partner in a hot squad car will not face felony charges in connection with the dog's death.
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Ohio must give the man who tortured these dogs more than a "slap on the wrist."
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Do you feel that the 23-month prison sentence being served by convicted animal abuser Michael Vick is enough punishment?
I want to know what planet the 9% other and the 4% don't care live on!!!!
DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE ONES THAT SAID YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Poll: Michigan Wolf Hunt
Controversy continues to surround a proposed bill legalizing Grey Wolf hunting in Michigan.
Republican State Representative Matt Huuki proposed the bill August 15th. In January, the federal government removed the Grey Wolf from the endangered species list. As of now, Wisconsin and Minnesota have legalized Grey Wolf hunting, but here in Michigan some question the necessity of making the wolf a game species.
Keith Creagh, newly appointed director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, has announced his support for the proposal. Creagh says the hunt is one way to reduce the number of destroyed livestock, otherwise known as depredation.
"History shows us if you make a species a game species, that actually allows for a more effective management of that species," said Creagh. According to Creagh, Michigan's approach to approving a wolf hunt will have a scientific basis. "We'll work with the legislature to identify wolves as a game species," Creagh said. "But it's a Natural Resources Commission that actually, because of Proposal G, does a scientific management along with the department, so ours will be different than Wisconsin's and we'll be more targeted and focused."
If and when the proposal is approved by the state legislature, the DNR will set guidelines for hunting the species.
A DNR study last year revealed less than 700 wolves live in the UP, a number that worries some conservationists like Nancy Warren. "First I think this legislation is being driven by fear and misunderstanding," said Warren. Warren is the Great Lakes Director of the National Wolf Watcher Coalition, and she, along with other researches, provided recommendations included in the DNR's Wolf Management Plan issued in 2010.
Warren says hunting the animals may back-fire, based on DNR statistics that show only four instances of verified depredation events caused by wolves in 2012.
"If now we start killing these wolves that have not caused depredation, then you could potentially cause an increase in depredation because of disruption in a pack," explained Warren. For her part, Warren says she will continue to educate the public on wolves.
She's holding an informational session at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette on September 4th.
Meantime, the bill is currently in the Natural Resources Committee, with no date set for when it will be considered.
Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Would you support a wolf hunt in Michigan? Yes or no? Why or why not?
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This post was modified from its original form on 24 Aug, 3:07
Some people believe that there must be life elsewhere in the universe and that it couldn't have arisen only on our planet. This seems reasonable, if you consider how many stars and planets there must be. Others are just as sure that it can't exist -- sometimes for religious reason, but sometimes not. It's often argued that life is so unlikely that no matter how many planets exist, ours is probably the only one where life exists. What do you think about it?
Of course, even if life does exist elsewhere, it might not be very evolved life. The most common forms of life on our own planet is very simple, like algae. So even if life is abundant in the universe, it might be an abundance of algae or lichen. It would be interesting to discover such life, but it's hardly the stuff of dramatic science fiction.
Sometimes belief is the existence of alien life is used by theists to argue that atheists believe in the existence of unknown, unprovable entities as well -- but I'm not sure that the two are genuinely comparable. Even if an atheist had a strong desire that aliens exist and a strong belief in their existence, I've never known an atheist who wouldn't give up that belief if shown that it were self-contradictory or contradicted reality.
Moreover, such a belief is at best tangential to anything and everything else an atheist beliefs, thus rendering it far less important to an atheist's life than belief in a god is to a theist's life. Even in cases where an atheist's belief has a poor foundation, that belief itself does not then become a foundation for an entire way of life, morality, etc. If theists believed in the existence of gods in the same way that atheists believe in the existence of alien life, I doubt that there would be many arguments between then.
Do you think there is life on other planets?
Yes, and probably intelligent life as well.Maybe, but probably just rudimentary life - like algae.No, probably not.I don't know.I don't care.
Do you think there is life on other planets?
Yes, and probably intelligent life as well. (946)
Maybe, but probably just rudimentary life - like algae. (184)
No, probably not. (70)
I don't know. (144)
I don't care. (72)
Total Votes: 1416
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Ohhhh My goodnes Diane I'll have to get back with you on this one :-0 ) ) ) ) Hugggs Barb ..
I am not into PETA but this poll is important!
online poll regarding use of animals in entertainment
please vote !!! We are losing!
55% say that animals are not harmed, only 42% that its wrong to use animals in entertainment!
NBC is about to start airing a new show called Animal Practice which will feature regular appearances by animals, including a capuchin monkey named Crystal who will be forced to appear in every episode.
Please cast a vote against this terrible show here- the pro-exploitation side is winning by a lot right now:
http://www.sodahead .com/entertainme nt/peta-is- protesting- the-new-show- animal-practice- whose-side- are-you-on/ question- 3184885/