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Dive Steven Curtis Chapman   video
Society & Culture  (tags: society, environment, ethics, family, spirituality, humans, interesting )

- 18 hours ago -
Thought some of you might like this. I NEEDED IT after signing petitions. Be well. Hugs and Love
Members of Congress ShouldnâEUR(TM)t Cash in By Becoming Lobbyists!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, petition )

- 1 day ago -
Serving in Congress shouldnâEUR(TM)t be a tryout for a high-paying career as a lobbyist. Pass Senators Al Franken and Michael BennetâEUR(TM)s Close the Revolving Door Act without delay and ban members of Congress from becoming lobbyists
PETITION - Make Forced Oral Sex on An Unconscious Person Illegal
Society & Culture  (tags: forced sex, unconsious persons, oral sex, disgusting attitude, prevention of sexual abuse, protection of the vulnerable, injustice, Justice for victims, unethical behaviour, crime and punishment, harsh penalties )

- 1 day ago -
Classify forced oral sex on an unconscious person as rape, making it illegal and punishable by law. It's not illegal to force someone into having oral sex if the person is unconscious according to a recent ruling by an Oklahoma criminal appeals...
ACTU Animaux - Peach, Abandoned With A Kitten, Abcess On Leg, DEADLINE May 6th!!!
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, cats, abandoned cat & kitten, suffering with abcessed leg )

- 1 day ago -
Peach, from what I understand, has an abcessed leg and has a DEADLINE of May 6TH!!! She needs help NOW with Vet bills!!! She has a kitten, but is still a kitten herself! Please CLICK FIVE TIMES on the RED DOT to help save her! More ANIMALS Left Side!!!
Tell Olive Garden to Keep Antibiotics Off Your Plate!
Animals  (tags: olive garden, antibiotics, factory farmed meat, Dairy products, environment, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animals, cruelty, humans, suffering )

- 22 hours ago -
Unfortunately, rather than serving healthy food, Olive Gardens relies on factory farmed meat and dairy products that are raised in horrific, crowded conditions that seriously threaten our health and harms the environment.
PETITION - Success: Myanmar Bans Logging To Protect Forests
Environment  (tags: Logging Industry, logging ban, deforestation ban, forest protection laws, Habitat preservation, ecosystem conservation, Rainforest Rescue, biodiversity wildlife )

- 11 hours ago -
Myanmar recently announced a complete ban on logging in order to combat deforestation. According to Yahoo News, Myanmar banned the export of timber back in 2014, but this was not sufficient to protect the country's forests, because Myanmar's own...
Sustainable Seafood
Animals  (tags: seafood industry, animalrights, endangered, protection )

- 9 hours ago -
With over three-quarters of our global fish over-exploited or fished right up to their limit~ Educate yourself! several excellent links Seafood guide. Put simply, 'sustainable seafood' is fish or shellfish that reachesour plates with minimal impact
Praise Retailer for Ending Its Sale of Fur
Animals  (tags: ending sale of fur, sullivan family of companies, hawaii, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, environment, humans, protection, wildanimals )

- 23 hours ago -
Recently, a company announced that it will no longer stock products containing fur on its storesâEUR(TM) shelves. The Sullivan Family of Companies is a Hawaii based company that owns stores in luxury hotels all over the nation, including New York, Chicago
The Woolly Wolf Is Spotted in Nepal for the First Time
Animals  (tags: protection, Protect Endangered species, GoodNews, wildanimals )

- 10 hours ago -
With its smaller stature, long muzzle, and white fur coloration around the throat, chest, and belly, the Himalayan wolf looks different from the gray wolves of Europe and North America. ~Help Protect Endangered Species Around the World~Take the Pledge~
Okeanos Explorer Jellyfish
Animals  (tags: Hydromedusa, Genus Crossota, Jellyfish, Mariana Trench, Okeanos Explorer, Ocean Life, Enigma Seamount )

- 15 hours ago -
This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 on April 24, 2016, while exploring Enigma Seamount at a depth of ~3,700 meters.
PETITION - Demand Jail Time for Teens Who Sicced Dogs on Neighbor's Pet
Animals  (tags: barbaric behaviour, evil animal cruelty, ownership ban, justice for animals, punishment for animal abusers, animal welfare and rights, stronger protection, proper animal care, ownership ban )

- 12 hours ago -
A young man has been arrested for animal abuse after reportedly commanding his dog to attack a neighbor's cat. According to the police, the 17-year-old and his friend were walking their dogs when they saw the neighbor's cat walking along the street.
New Denali Wolf Study Omits Full Truth
Animals  (tags: wildanimals, wildlife, Wolves, ethics, killing, law, crime, cruelty, death, abuse, endangered, extinction, conservation, environment, habitat, humans, society, slaughter, suffering, sadness, animalrights, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, investigation )

- 1 day ago -
By Rick Steiner. Alasskan killing of wolves has led to a sever decline in Denali park wolves. Economic value to AK of wolf-sighseers is far more vast than any gain from cruelly trapping or gunning down of wolves. More.
Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Reps Over Gray Wolf Delisting Legislation
Animals  (tags: OR state government corruption, republicans, unconstitutional efforts by lstate legis, wolves, wildanimals, wildlife, ethics, abuse, crime, cruelty, killing, law, protection, humans, slaughter, animalrights, suffering, animalcruelty, animalwelfare )

- 1 day ago -
it was not until after the billâEUR(TM)s passage through Oregon House of Representatives that an inquiry by OregonâEUR(TM)s Legislative Counsel Committee uncovered that the only effect of the bill was to prevent judicial review of the wolf delisting decision.
PETITION - Don't Shut Border to Refugees
World  (tags: refugees, closed borders, border blockades, conflict, humanitarian crisis, stricter regulations, asylum seekers, Human Rights, migration, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
Block law that will allow the government of Austria to turn away refugees. The National Council of the Austrian Parliament has passed a law that will allow the government of Austria to block the admission of refugees into the country.
Excavation at Whitesands Bay After 50 Skeletons Found
World  (tags: Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales, St. Patrick's Chapel )

- 1 day ago -
Almost 50 skeletons dating to the 7th and 11th centuries have already been uncovered during two previous digs at St Patrick's Chapel in Pembrokeshire.
Tiny, Baby Antelope Cries Out for Help - See What Happens Next !
Animals  (tags: wildlife, antelope, suffering, GoodNews, rescued, animaladvocates )

- 12 hours ago -
She was very frightened, yet she didn't flee from them, which is truly surprising, Danckwerts says. "Any wild creature in their right mind will flee from any human"... Featured story on today's Animal News Sentinel.
PETITION - Close Gaping Loophole in Rape Law
Society & Culture  (tags: laws on sexual misuses, rape crimes, loopholes, Justice for victims, prevention of sexual abuse, protection of the vulnerable, harsher punishment for rapers, rights, politics, ethics, justice system )

- 11 hours ago -
recent Oklahoma court declined to prosecute a boy for forcible oral sodomy because of a loophole in the law that disregards oral and anal rapes that occur while the victim is unconscious. Sign the petition and demand that the law be amended.
Okeanos Explorer Octopod Sighting!
Animals  (tags: Octopod, Mariana Trench, Okeanos Explorer, Deep Discoverer, Seirios, Deep ocean life, NOAA )

- 14 hours ago -
While Deep Discoverer is busy investigating the seafloor, Seirios keeps a close eye from above, sometimes catching glimpses of things we'd otherwise miss without our two-bodied remotely operated vehicle system...
PETITION - Burned Ivory a Statement Against Poaching
Animals  (tags: ivory poachers, ivory trade ban, animal welfare and rights, stronger protection laws, Wildlife conservation, prevention of wildlife loss )

- 12 hours ago -
Kenya Wildlife Services recently hosted a public burning of the country's ivory tusk stockpile, in the world's biggest ivory bonfire ever recorded. The display came after a speech by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in which he demanded an immediate halt t
Good News: Girls Invent A Smart Cane For The Blind (Video)   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, women, girls, good news, kindness, blind people )

- 11 hours ago -
Two girls invented a smart cane to help the blind. It's equipped with sensors that detect obstacles.
Tuna~ Greenpeace~~ Educate Yourself
Animals  (tags: habitat, animalwelfare, endangered, wildlife, tuna fishing, protection )

- 9 hours ago -
Tuna are incredible fish. They're big âEUR" weighing up to 700 kilos. And they're fast âEUR" accelerating faster than a sports car. They can dive 250 metres in less than a minute. They can sell for millions of dollars for just one fish. They are running out.
Free Leonard Peltier
Society & Culture  (tags: Leonard Peltier, American Indian Movement, AIM, native american rights, fbi agents, americans, death, government, humans, rights, society )

- 22 hours ago -
Leonard Peltier was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which promotes Native American rights. In 1975, during a confrontation involving AIM members, two FBI agents were shot dead. Peltier was convicted of their murders
Father Daniel Berrigan Anti War Activist Social Activist and Poet Dies at 94
Society & Culture  (tags: Father Daniel Berrigan, RIP, pacifist, antiwar, burn draft cards, protester, social activist, playwright, poet, educator )

- 20 hours ago -
The legendary anti war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died at 94 years. He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called American military imperialism.
Psst. Slip This Onto Obama's Teleprompter in Hiroshima
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, atomic bomb, nuclear weapons, Japanese Emperor, Japanese surrender, WWII, Truth, lies, danger, atrocity, racism )

- 1 day ago -
Weeks before the first bomb was dropped, on July 13, 1945, Japan sent a telegram to the Soviet Union expressing its desire to surrender and end the war. The United States had broken Japan's codes and read the telegram. Truman referred in his diary
Refugees Revive Fading Italian Villages
World  (tags: refugees, Italian villages, Riace, Italy, population increase, revitalization )

- 19 hours ago -
Lucano Domenico, Mayor of Riace, saw the flow of refugees in Italy as an opportunity. We have been welcoming refugees with open arms for the past 15 years. They have saved our village, Domenico explained.
Australia Aid Worker 'Kidnapped' in Afghanistan
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Jalalabad, Australian aid worker kidnapped, Katherine Jane Wkilson, Kerry )

- 1 day ago -
An Australian aid worker has been abducted in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan. 60 yr old Katherine Jane Wilson, also known as Kerry, is the director of the NGO Zardozi, which helps women start their own businesses. Armed men took her from her office.
American Friends Service Committee Letter to Congress: Stand Against Xenophobia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Friends Service Committee, AFSC, Quakers, reactionary, xenophobia, Islamophobia, trafficking, children, migrants, protection, peace, safety, cohesion, inclusion )

- 1 day ago -
AFSC calls upon Congress to demonstrate leadership and reject irresponsible bills. Peaceful and safe communities are built on foundations of cohesion and inclusion, not reactionary xenophobia.

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