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Jan 9, 2014
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Stop Idaho's Wolf-killing Hired Gun

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Since they were stripped of federal protection in Idaho, 890 wolves have been killed in the state. But Idaho is taking its slaughter one gruesome step further: The state has sent a hired bounty hunter into our public lands to gun down wolves.

Wolves were nearly eradicated in the lower 48 states by government-hired killers. In a cruel twist, after nearly 40 years of work to restore these beautiful animals to the American landscape, Idaho now chooses to send a gunman to mow down two entire wolf packs. There are reports that the bounty hunter has killed seven wolves already.

Wolves evolved over millions of years to create a healthy balance with prey animals like elk and deer. But the hired gun is there to leave more elk for hunters -- even though Idaho wildlife officials say elk numbers are at an all-time high.

Please take action now and send a letter to the U.S. Forest Service and Idaho agency heads, commissioners and elected officials to call off the hunt.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14833

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Posted: Jan 9, 2014 12:12pm
Nov 12, 2013
Focus: Freedom of Expression
Action Request: Read
Location: Russian Federation

They have to be set free! It is disgusting that the Russians can do this to people who are trying to protect the Arctic and its creatures for mankind all over the world.


What has the United Nations done or said about this travesty of justice? Is it because Russia can veto anything they might try? What are the individual governments doing, besides talking? It looks like it is going to be up to the people. We are going to have to come up with more than vigils and protests. We are going to have to stop this Russian farce!

 

Watch and listen to the short video taken from letters sent to their families. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTaDL7acWJ0&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=gpeace&utm_content=1+-+please+watch+this+video+of+the+Arctic+30&utm_campaign=a30update&source=a30update

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Posted: Nov 12, 2013 2:00pm
Dec 3, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Hi all my Friends,

You should all know that I love dogs, so it is only natural that I would also love wolves! World-wide myths have made the wolf’s bravery, especially in defence of its young and family - the pack; from legendary to demonic. Fear is still in the hearts of heavily armed ‘hunters’ as they scour the reserves of the last of the North American iconic creature, the wolf.

No where else is there wholesale slaughter going on, except here in Africa against the rhino and elephant, an attack using every possible thing you can imagine, from steel traps, gas and poison; to slow killing but deadly bows and arrows, to high powered rifles fired from foot, snow sledges, helicopters and even planes. One of the biggest differences is that some Americans, especially the ranchers do it from fear, so they can gloat over the carcass and act brave after the death of an animal that they would wet themselves over if they met one on a forest path alone and unarmed.

I beg each and every one of you, to please take a minute and sign the petition below. We all have to stand and defend the sentient beings that share this planet with us; ironically against none other than our own species – mankind.

I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama which says:

"President Obama and his Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, a Colorado rancher, have adopted unjust and heartless "tea party" policies towards America's wolves. And the U.S. Congress is equally guilty in this ecological and ethical injustice.  Wolves are highly intelligent, native, and vital natural predators that belong on the land. Too many brutish ranchers and misguided hunters have unfairly demonized and maligned wolves for centuries. An American majority wants an end to demonization and massacre of America's wolves and other native wildlife."

Will you sign this petition? CTRL + Click (on the line below) to follow the link:

http://signon.org/sign/protect-americas-wolves?source=s.icn.em.mt&r_by=87197

Thank you all!  You can call me soft, mad or even insane, but I would really appreciate you help in this matter.

I was extremely lucky that my son-in-law arranged for me to see real wolves and I had the chance to pat and hug a tame one, but the excitement of stroking and scratching a much wilder one - Thank you Nolan.

Hugs and howls ^---^  to all,

Allan

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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 2:28pm
Oct 13, 2011

The UK's first independent badger vaccination project has proved that the technique is "viable and affordable", according to the charity running it.

The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust vaccinated 35 badgers during the summer against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (T in cattle.

The government wants to fight cattle TB in England through culling, but animal groups see vaccination as preferable.

See more on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15273307

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Posted: Oct 13, 2011 1:16am
Aug 19, 2010

Hi every one, These are the colors that represent the different cancers. All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it's to one more person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck by cancer. A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.. Please light candle in memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it. We Are Not Human Beings Going through a Temporary Spiritual Experience; We Are Spiritual Beings Going through a Temporary Human Experience!

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Posted: Aug 19, 2010 7:05am
Jul 7, 2010

I found this site when I was searching for animal quotations. Have a look, I think it is great. http://www.nansealove.com/Quotes.html “Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight” — Albert Schweitzer Today the human race causes more suffering than has been experienced in the entire accumulated history of the Earth! If we opened ourselves to feeling this vast of ocean of misery we would commit to ending it today. Factory farms are the biggest offenders, confining millions of feeling, sensitive, intelligent beings to a living hell and producing a tremendous pollution problem. The following organizations are committed to helping animals, the Earth and we humans to become the truly compassionate beings we where meant to be.

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Posted: Jul 7, 2010 4:24am
Jun 14, 2010

Taiwan's solar stadium powered by the sun! With all the interest in Global Warming and alternative energy sources, I was excited to read about Mr Toyo Ito's sports stadium in Taiwan. In preparation for the 2009 World games, Taiwan constructed a solar-powered stadium. (See Inhabitat, / Guardian UK Environment) Toyo Ito's design has a 14,155 sq metre solar roof that is able to provide enough energy to power the stadium's 3,300 lights and two jumbo vision screens. Photograph: Inhabitat.com The Guardian reported back in May of 2009 that “Taiwan had finished construction on an incredible solar-powered stadium that will generate 100% of its electricity from photovoltaic technology! Designed by Toyo Ito, the dragon-shaped 50,000 seat arena is clad in 8,844 solar panels that illuminate the track and field with 3,300 lux.” The project was officially opened in time to welcome the 2009 World Games. Today the World Games Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has been rated as the world’s most important sports venue by SportsPro magazine, the international monthly publication for the sports industry. During an event, the stadium generates enough energy to supply 75% of its power needs, that is 25% less than predicted, but still enough to warrant the initial capital costs. When not in use it powers 80% of the surrounding area electricity. There has been a lot of talk about whether the South African stadiums will turn out to be 'white elephants' after the World Cup. Inhabitat reports that “Taiwan's stadium also integrates additional green features such as permeable paving and the extensive use of reusable, domestically-made materials. Built upon a clear area of approximately 19 hectares, nearly 7 hectares has been reserved for the development of integrated public green spaces, bike paths, sports parks, and an ecological pond. Additionally, all of the plants occupying the area before construction were transplanted”. This begs the question, why are more stadiums not built with solar technology? South Africa has just built five new stadiums and done extensive renovations on another five – all located in close proximity to residential and industrial centres and none of them have solar power. Both the Green Point stadium in Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela stadium in Port Elizabeth are situated in areas that have had to contend with numerous blackouts for some time now and solar power would have been a tremendous plus factor. According to the Mail & Guardian, “South Africa has poured about R20-billion ($2,6-billion)”, much more than the original estimates, “into 10 stadiums in nine cities to showcase Africa's first World Cup.” With one stadium, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, in Durban, costing an estimated R1.893 billion (± $243 million) it seems to me that lack of funding cannot be a reason for not using the gigantic roofing areas to help generate much needed electricity. Technology cannot be used as an excuse either, as Toyo Ito's sports stadium in Taiwan has proven it can be done. So was there a lack of foresight? Eskom, South Africa's electricity monopoly had been investigating solar energy in the early eighties, so why did they not suggest the idea to government. Why did the minister of Trade and Industry not react and what was the minister of Environmental Affairs doing? It seems to boil down to an “I am alright Jack” attitude, which must have been growing for a very long time, not just in Africa, but world wide. From before the Copenhagen farce and regardless of all the scientific evidence, it seem that not only the world's leaders, but mankind in general, only cares about himself. It is such a tragedy that more forethought has not been applied to numerous construction sites through out the world. South Africa has also spent large sums of tax payer's money up-grading airports and who knows what else. Let us hope that they, the leaders, politicians and the people themselves will learn from these errors and demand that we save our planet from man's greed! By Allan Booyjzsen. www.topical.co.za For more information see Taiwan Island of Innovation, published in Scientific American, January 2010.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2010 5:10am
Mar 23, 2010
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States

Hi All,

This morning I was searching for some pictures to add to my daughters daily email. I had a beautiful photograph of a goat, and decided to search for 'brown rabbit pictures'. Take alook!

http://poshposh.com/image/2009/11/Dark%20brown%20rabbit%20scarf.jpg

I immediately contacted them and quoted the opening statement on your page. I think we should all write to them and complain. "lend-a-luxurious-touch-to-your-cold-weather-wardrobe - indeed!/

where you can make a comment at the bottom of the page. (you can see mine there, well for now anyway).

http://poshposh.com/contact/ has an email address: amanda@poshposh.com and a comment form below.

Please help by sending them emails objecting to their 'brown rabbit'!

Thanks and have a productive day.

Allan

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Posted: Mar 23, 2010 11:00pm
Feb 15, 2010
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Protest
Location: Japan

Two Greenpeace activists are being unlawfully prosecuted in Japan - PLEASE STAND BY THEM

Dear Care2 Friends,

Beginning February 15th two Greenpeace activists - Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the 'Tokyo Two' - will be on trial in Japan for their role in exposing major corruption in the government funded Japanese whaling industry.

Recently, a division of the United Nations Human Rights Council has ruled that the Tokyo Two's human rights have been breached by the Japanese justice system. This is the first ever such ruling of its kind for Japan.

Junichi and Toru have put their freedom and rights on the line to defend whales - please pledge your support for them. Tell the Japanese government that it is whaling that should be on trial - not those who oppose it.

We will ensure that your pledge is communicated to the government of Japan as we show the strong level of support behind Junichi and Toru during their trial.

[You can follow updates from the trial on our Facebook page, or by following the Twitter list @Greenpeace/whaletrial or hashtag #whaletrial.]

Please click on the link below.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/oceans/whaling/ending-japanese-whaling/whaletrial

Thanking everyone who makes a stand - Allan

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Posted: Feb 15, 2010 4:38am
Jan 22, 2010
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Read
Location: United States

17:04 13 October 2009 by Nora Schultz

Conservation biologists may be deluding themselves. An analysis of the minimum number of individuals needed for a species to survive in the long term has found that current conservation practices underestimate the risk of extinction by not fully allowing for the dangers posed by the loss of genetic diversity. If correct, it means the number of individuals in endangered species are being allowed to dwindle too far.

Lochran Traill at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues found that for thousands of species the minimum viable population size (MVP) – where a species has a 90 per cent chance of surviving the next 100 years – comes in at thousands rather than hundreds of individuals. Many biologists, Traill says, work with lower numbers and so allow unacceptably high extinction risks.

"If critically endangered species are not brought up to total population sizes of a few thousand, then we are simply managing for their short-term persistence," Traill says. He hopes his work will "encourage greater focus of scarce resources toward the populations that need attention now".

Read the full article in New Scientist at the link below.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17974-conservation-targets-too-low-to-save-atrisk-species.html?DCMP=NLC-nletter&nsref=dn17974

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