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Men in Iran Are Wearing Hijabs in Solidarity With Their Wives Who Are Forced to Cover Their Hair
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, society, hijabs, morality police )

- 124 days ago -
The campaign against enforced hijab in Iran has seen women defying morality police in public and even shaving their hair. Now men are also joining the fight.
Hungry Venezuelans Cry at the Sight of Food, as Economic Crisis Deepens
World  (tags: world, politics, Venezuela, drought, political crisis, food crisis )

- 133 days ago -
Pregnant women, children and even elderly Venezuelans crossed into Colombia on Sunday after the border was temporarily reopened, allowing them to buy basic foods and toiletries -- rare commodities in their home country.
Father Jacques Hamel: The Elderly Priest Murdered By Islamic State Terrorists
World  (tags: France, terrorism, violence, death, priest )

- 130 days ago -
Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest who was brutally murdered by men claiming to be soldiers of so-called Islamic State, has been described as a modest man who was loved by the local community.
Tell the EU: Support the Ivory Ban!
Animals  (tags: ivory trade, elephants, endangered, extinction, death, protection, law, humans, conservation, crime, wildanimals, wildlife, slaughter, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, killed, killing )

- 145 days ago -
The European commission officially OPPOSED a comprehensive global ban on the ivory trade. Without their support, we could lose the elephant forever. Sign our petition telling the EU to support a global ban on the illegal ivory trade!
#SaveSylvester: Sylvester the Lion to Be SHOT Any Day Now for Escaping Karoo National Park -- PLEASE SIGN!
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, cecil the lion, lion, hunting, slaughter, endangered, sylvester, savesylvester, south africa, wildlife, abusecats )

- 248 days ago -
First Cecil, now Sylvester. Today, officials from South Africa's national parks announced that they will KILL a healthy, three-year-old male lion -- just for being a lion. Please sign this petition to urge the park to rehome Sylvester and spare his life!
Chainsaw-Wielding Fisherman Rescues Saimaa Ringed Seal
Offbeat  (tags: humans, environment, wildlife, Saimaa, Finland, fishermen )

- 322 days ago -
A fisherman from eastern Finland surged to fame in Finland after he cut a hole in the ice to help a stranded Saimaa ringed seal find its way into the water. He had been alerted to the scene by a resident who witnessed the animal in distress (VIDEO).
I Was Held Hostage By Isis. They Fear Our Unity More Than Our Airstrikes ~ Nicolas Henin
World  (tags: terrorism, Syria, Refugees&Relief, society, conflict, freedoms, iraq )

- 381 days ago -
In Syria I learned that Islamic State longs to provoke retaliation. We should not fall into the trap. I know ISIS. I spent 10 months as a hostage, and I know for sure that our pain, our grief, our hopes, our lives do not touch them.
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, murdering cats, dogs, killed, killing, suffering )

- 388 days ago -
The present Animal Care and Control in Manhattan is killing healthy, adoptable cats and dogs at an alarming rate under the direction and full approval of one Risa Weinstock. She has made promises of improvements..none are forthcoming...
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