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Anti-Nuclear Activist Sees Commonalities Between Minamata And Fukushima
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, anti-nuclear, Fukushima, Minamata, unfairness, inequality, disasters, government's inaction, METI, responsibility, destruction, environment, pollution, disease, government, dishonesty )

Naoko
- 773 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"Inequality," said Smith, when asked what it is that both disasters have. It was not the government's inaction that she brought up first, but rather the unfairness of it all.
Mercy Killing?: Plan Would Kill Barred Owls to Save Spotted Owls
Offbeat  (tags: government agencies, destruction, species, killing, humans, unfairness, barred owls, spotted owls )

Simone
- 1035 days ago - conservationnw.org
This won't be the first time a governmental agency had culled the population of one animal to stem the diminution of another. The Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have each killed multiple wolf packs to save mountain caribou. Sea lions,
Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad for Refusing to Cheer for Rapist
Offbeat  (tags: cheerleaders rights, raped, misjustice, fired from squad, unfairness, rapist, cirme, violence )

Simone
- 1272 days ago - ourcompass.wordpress.com
Imagine having to go to school every day with the man who raped you. Imagine that your rapist is also a popular football and basketball star and you're a cheerleader.
No Pay, No Spray: Firefighters Let Home Burn
Offbeat  (tags: cruel, homeowner, lost possessions, pets, house fire, refused help, unfairness, disgraceful behaviour )

Simone
- 1289 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat.
Bridgeview Outlaws Cook County's Community Cats
Offbeat  (tags: bridgeview, feral cats, community cats, unfairness, surival, humans, unkind )

Simone
- 1294 days ago - animals.change.org
There is a cat fight going on in Cook County, Ill., and it's about kitties, not politics. Feral or "community" cats exist throughout the world. According to a study done by John Dunham and Associates for Best Friends Animal Society there are
Michigan City Council Denies 9-Year-Old Boy's Request to Keep His Pet Miniature Pig
Offbeat  (tags: yong boy, pet pig, unfairness, michigan city council, denied permission )

Simone
- 1307 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Michigan authorities have decided that Roger the miniature pig can't live with a 9-year-old boy with severe pet allergies. The Midland City Council unanimously denied a request to allow the animal to live at a home that Ethan White shares with his parent
Pets in Iran Driven Underground By Religious Rulings
Offbeat  (tags: iran, pets, dogs, maglined, dog owners, religious rulings, unfairness )

Simone
- 1325 days ago - animals.change.org
Earlier this summer, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi issued a fatwa against dogs, calling them "unclean." Dog owners have spent the summer in fear of being stopped by the police and fined for such offenses as taking their dogs to the park or for a
Arnold the Squirrel on Death Row After RSPCA Raids House Full of Animals
Offbeat  (tags: unfairness, cruelty, arnold, squirrel, animals seized, house raid )

Simone
- 1329 days ago - thisishullandeastriding.co.uk
Arnold the squirrel is likely to be put down because it is against the law to cage a wild animal and as a non-native species he cannot be released.
Yellow Tail Turns Tail on HSUS - $100,000 Donation to HSUS Declared a Mistake
Offbeat  (tags: australian wine makers, animal welfare, donations, hsus, abused, boycotted, unfairness )

Simone
- 1514 days ago - examiner.com
Yellow Tail, an Australian based winemaker received a lot of press over their $100,000 donation to the HSUS. That may have been their intent from the beginning in their efforts to grow their brand here in the US but the type of press the winemaker recieve
(Update) 'Justice For Jordan:' Students March Downtown After Classmate's Police Beating
Offbeat  (tags: police, beat, teenager, not charged, unfairness )

Lone
- 1542 days ago - thepittsburghchannel.com
Pittsburgh Creative And Performing Arts High School students marched down Grant Street Tuesday morning, chanting "Justice For Jordan" in support of a classmate who was severely injured during a police arrest.
The Demonising of Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: dog attacks, dog breeds, maglined, unfairness, demonising dogs, controversy )

Simone
- 1543 days ago - stuff.co.nz
Does any of this matter? Some of you will say no, the defaming of a dog breed is not a big crime, if it'll tend to make people safer. But I don't think it will. It just makes us misread dogs even more. When Sharron Mischefski takes her bullmastiffs
Fraser Island Ranger Fired for Feeding Dingo
Offbeat  (tags: frazer island, ranger, fired, feeding, starving dingos, stupid law, unfairness )

Simone
- 1543 days ago - news.com.au
A RANGER who was caught feeding a dingo on Fraser Island - seriously embarrassing the Queensland Environment Department - has been dismissed.
   

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