Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

A couple of weeks ago, I came across a small news article explaining that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game had received a permit from the United State Dept. of Agriculture (I think it was Ag) to kill 4000 ravens. This is proposed under the guise of protecting the sage-grouse, which, I believe, is being added to the endangered species list. The sage-grouse does need protection but here’s the problem. There are 19 factors that have caused their populations to decline, most the result of human activity. Predation by other creatures is #12 and ravens are the only ones that have been singled out, although there are many. Killing ravens will do little if anything at all to mitigate the problems the sage-grouse face.

I was so upset that I took it on myself to create a petition and I hope some of you will consider signing it.

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Bill Maher to Hunters: ‘There’s Something Wrong With You’

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

MONSTER HOG SHOT DEAD IN NORTH CAROLINA

http://www.real-time-with-bill-maher-blog.com/index/2014/3/27/bloody-funday

March 27, 2014/

By Bill Maher

[By the way, the wild boars are escapees from canned hunting compounds, like the kind that raises deer and elk for fenced-in hunting that I posed on earlier.]

New Rule: If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you. This photo has gone viral on the Internet because, well, just look at the size of the wild boar Jett Webb bagged in the woods of North Carolina. That’s some specimen of a pig. And the boar’s pretty big too.

It’s an 8-foot, 500-pound beauty that just moments ago was roaming proudly in the wild, and now it’s dead and I’m holding up my gun and pressing my cock against it! “This might be the best day ever!”

Now, I don’t want to blame this guy too much, because I think, if you’re from rural North Carolina and you have a…

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Hey Humans, Slow the Fuck Down

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

The following is the first of a series on Deniers and the Damage They Do…

By now you’ve more than likely read that the Arctic Ocean’s floating sea ice has already retreated to a record minimum.  And you’ve probably heard that every scientist who hasn’t been bought off agrees: global warming is to blame. And you might have even heard that Greenpeace activists have been staging protests and attaching themselves to oil rigs and ice breakers en-route to the polar region. You may already be one of the 1.6 million people who have signed the group’s online petition urging world leaders to declare the Arctic a global sanctuary, off limits to oil exploration and industrial fishing. And there’s an off-chance you’re one of the dozens of celebrities, including Robert Redford, Paul McCartney and Penelope Cruz, who have announced your support for Greenpeace’s campaign.

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Pitbulls

Originally posted on 5 minutes more please:

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I get really disappointed when I hear people talk so negatively about Pitbull terriers. You hear so many horrible comments. In many places Pitbulls are classified as a dangerous breed and are in fact illegal to own.

But is it really the breed of dog or the people who own these dogs that are responsible for the negative image?

I honestly do not believe that any breed of dog is dangerous. If an animal is treated with respect, kindness and love it will become a gentle loving sole. The same goes for every other animal on this planet including humans.

I love these images which I found on both Pintrest and Facebook, I think they capture how I feel about this perfectly.

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Piglet’s Miracle Rescue – Heartwarming Story – Free From Harm

Please watch this video.  It is not gory or gruesome rather it is heartwarming.  Watch and see how happy this piglet is to be rescued — be sure to watch all the way to the end as Jeremiah sure loves his bananas!

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This Piglet’s Miracle Rescue Story Will Make You Cry: Must See Video

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On February 20, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania got a call about a piglet in need of a home. A week earlier, a humane police officer had responded to a citizen complaint about a situation of extreme animal neglect: two emaciated piglets who were being raised for “backyard meat” had been languishing for months in an uninsulated, outdoor pen during one of the harshest winters in decades. Night after night for weeks on end the two piglet brothers huddled together through sub-zero temperatures, whipping winds, and blistering blizzards. With no straw or bedding in their exposed pen, they were forced to lie in ice and freezing mud.

By the time the humane police were notified of this situation, one of the piglets had already died and the other was near death’s door. The responding officer visited the residence and was able to persuade the owner to surrender the listless and critically ill piglet for urgent veterinary treatment and rehoming.

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Jeremiah’s pneumonia was so severe that he was constantly spewing blood from his nose.

Jeremiah, as the young pig would come to be called, spent the next few hours being treated by a veterinarian who, despite his best efforts, did not believe the little piglet would pull through. In addition to having spent all winter in freezing temperatures without any bedding or protection against the cold, Jeremiah had been nearly starved to death. He was suffering from numerous critical conditions, including extreme anemia, and a long term case of untreated pneumonia that left his airways so severely scarred, blood spewed from his nose non-stop as he struggled to breathe. His body was covered in bruises and ulcers from being forced to constantly lie in ice, snow, mud, and his own urine and feces; his muscles had atrophied so badly that he could no longer walk.

- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/rescued-piglet-video-will-make-cry/#sthash.YlrJrFgp.dpuf

Organic Gardening Is Working My Last VEGAN Nerve!

http://www.mypetchickenhandbook.com/mypetchickenhandbook/index?keycode=243477&smartcode=NLS1621666

Organic Gardening is really pissing me off and do you want to know why?  Because they promote animal exploitation without revealing the darky seedy side to “Chicken Ownership”.

First and foremost, when you “order” baby chicks, they are shipped through the mail like a fucking book from Amazon without food or water. These chicks often come from the same exploited hens who live out their miserable lives in Factory Farms.  Also, the companies who sell baby chicks ship “extra chicks” in your package in the event some should die during transport. Sometimes the “useless” male chick is shipped as “packaging material”.

Nice, huh?

Sometimes, you the recipient could wind up with a male.  What are you going to do if that happens? Males chicks, according to the industry, are “useless” which is why they are GROUND UP ALIVE!!!!  Let’s be honest shall we,  do you honestly believe the recipient wants to go through the expense of feeding and caring for something that does not produce eggs?

Doubt it!

People who think it is cute to own chickens so they can have “fresh eggs” fail to realize one very important fact:  Chickens do not produce eggs forever. What will the owner(s) of these chickens to do when they stop producing eggs? Will the owner(s) continue to feed and care for these highly intelligent sentient creatures when they stop producing eggs?

I’ll tell you exactly what happens. The chicken(s) either wind up abandoned, surrendered to shelters or look the other way honey (and kids) while I kill this “useless” bird and toss her into the compost heap.

Animal ownership, whether a dog, cat or fucking chicken is costly and requires time. You cannot just feed them and forget about them.

Lastly, sometimes eggs become lodged in the reproductive tract of the chicken, causing them extreme pain and death if not remedied. What this means to the chicken owner is costly veterinarian bills.  Are the owners prepared to handle such a crisis if it happens? Are they willing to take on the expense or will they just tell their kids to look the other way while this beautiful sentient being meets her demise with a hatchet.

Instead of glamorizing chicken ownership by using glossy industry words like: Backyard Raised, Organic, Free-Range, why not promote VEGANISM?  Rest assured most of the population in the US could stand to lose a few pounds and dropping their consumption of animal products is the best way to do it.

Better yet,  if the arrogant ass-clowns at Organic Gardening want to promote “backyard chickens” why don’t they also promote Lipitor!

If you’d like to learn more about the exploitation of chickens along with how to care for a chicken(s) that has been abandoned by a former “back yard chicken owner” or a chicken that was rescued from the egregious conditions of factory farming, please nav on over to Free From Harm.  Robert Grillo, founder of Free From Harm has done a brilliant job of exposing the lies that the *Industry* tries to cover up.

Eggs: What are You Really Eating? 

Chicken Behavior

Esperanza: The Story of  Rescued Broiler Chicken

 

 

Updated pig code released: improvements and shortfalls

Updated pig code released: improvements and shortfalls

Originally posted on Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA):

The updated Code of Practice for the Care & Handling of Pigs has been officially released.

Highlights of the revised code include: industry commitment to adopt loose housing for sows and gilts; pain control requirement; and enhanced environmental enrichment. We briefly discuss these points in relation to their impact on animal welfare.

Industry commitment to adopt loose housing for sows and gilts:

The Updated code requires that sows be housed in groups – with separate space for eating, sleeping, and eliminating – in all facilities built or rebuilt after July 1, 2014.   This requirement may positively and rapidly impact the welfare of hundreds of thousands of animals.

For example, in Manitoba – one of the three largest pig producing provinces – there are about 318,000 sows kept for reproduction, most of them inside cruel gestation crates. In this province, the majority of barns were built between the late…

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Patrik Baboumian, World Record Strongman AND Vegan! [Free From Harm]

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Two years after going vegan, Germany’s Strongest Man, Patrik Baboumian, demonstrated that a plant-based diet had not diminished his phenomenal strength or physical performance. In fall of 2013, Baboumian set a world record for heaviest weight carried a distance of 10 meters, shouldering a yoke weighing more than 1200 pounds (550 kg). Baboumian said, “It’s a bit stupid to do things like that, it really hurts,” but added that he wants to disprove the myth that anyone, including athletes and strength performers, needs animal products to excel.

While there’s lots of impressive footage of Baboumian’s feats of physical fortitude, we were most inspired by this video in which he meditates on a far more important kind of strength. “Strength must build up, not destroy. It should outdo itself, not others who are weaker. Used without responsibility, it causes nothing but harm and death. I can lift the heaviest weights, but I can not take the responsibility off my shoulders. Because the way we use our strength defines our fate. What traces will I leave on my path into the future? Do we really have to kill in order to live? My true strength lies in not seeing weakness as weakness. My strength needs no victims. My strength is my compassion.”

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Patrik Baboumian

Patrik Baboumian became a vegetarian in 2005 after realizing that eating animals was inconsistent with his values. “One day, I just thought, if you see a bird with a broken leg, you really have the urge to do something about it and help the bird. Then, at the same time, you go to a restaurant and eat a chicken or something. It doesn’t make any sense.”

A few years later, after learning about the cruelty inherent in all egg and dairy production, Baboumian went vegan, stating: “I just realized that if it’s really compassion that drives you, maybe it’s not enough just to stop eating animals, but you maybe should boycott the whole animal industry, because … it’s not what you as a compassionate being would want. So actually you should go one step further and become vegan.”

- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/patrik-baboumian-strength-is-compassion/#sthash.4MIufAQp.dpuf

 

South Korea: Dog Meat 2018 Winter Olympics

Originally posted on SAY NO TO DOG MEAT.NET:

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South Korea: Dog Meat 2018 Winter Olympics

Whether South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Olympic Games or not, SayNoToDogMeat.Net are determined to have Korea’s dog and cat meat trade halted. Korea hosting the games does not change our mission in any way and we will not be sitting idle and waiting for 2018 to roll around before activating our plans.

SayNoToDogMeat.Net intend to be in South Korea as soon as our petition signature target goal is met. We’re almost half way with 50,000 signatures and just need another 50,000. Hand delivering your petitions ensures the Korean government knows their actions are under scrutiny from SayNoToDogMeat.Net and supporters around the world from all nations, including their own Korean people.

Russia’s Winter Olympics closed in grand style with no attention to the massive number of dogs which were killed to make Sochi appear a tidy town without a stray dog problem…

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China: Cat Meat Trade

Originally posted on SAY NO TO DOG MEAT.NET:

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CHINA: CAT MEAT TRADE

Fear is clearly visible and etched on the face of each cat in the photograph, as these cats wait for their death in a holding cage at a Chinese slaughterhouse. Cats are treated dreadfully and suffer tremendous anguish, trauma and cruel treatment before being brutally slaughtered. In most cat eating countries cats are bludgeoned then boiled alive to make what’s believed to be a FAKE “health drink”, also  known as cat tonic.

Prior to slaughter in South Korea, cats usually have their legs bound tightly together, for hours and sometimes days as they languish in death cages, surrounded by dying and dead cats, either in the cages or at the hand of butchers.

Cat’s in China are usually put in a bag which is fully sealed and the bag is then bludgeoned with a hammer to deliberately break the cat’s bones, which is usually carried out…

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Welcome to Hell, Coyote Hunters

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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Hundreds of killing contests have taken place all over the USA…Here is a description of a killing contest that just happened in Michigan — This pic and the description are on a public forum.

What is a “tagged coyote”? A tagged coyote is one that was previously trapped, marked in some way and then released, and killed for a prize.

“Just a few weeks ago the “Call of the Wild” Predator Round Up was held near our cabin in Luzerne Michigan. The hunt began at 7:00 p.m. Friday night and ran till 12 noon Sunday. Seventy three (73) hunters signed up comprising 33 different teams. Several teams used coyote dogs and others worked various “sets” while calling. The hunters with the dogs had the advantage, but the first “yote” turned in was by a father and son team who called the 29.7 pound female within range of a flat shooting…

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PETA : Bindi Irwin To Become SeaWorlds Latest Shill

Originally posted on Ann Novek--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:

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8. Irwin’s partnership is based around a new initiative called Generation Nature, “which is all about encouraging kids to get involved and become game changers for wildlife and wild places.”

The Internet Erupts With Outrage Over Bindi Irwin's Partnership With SeaWorld

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The animals left to starve to death in Ukrainian zoo as new government of debt-ridden country divert funds elsewhere

Originally posted on boldcorsicanflame's Blog:

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Animals in a Ukrainian zoo have been left to die of starvation in the wake of the country’s political turmoil, it has been claimed.

The director of Kharkiv Zoo blamed Ukraine’s warring politicians for failing to provide funds, saying the zoo only have enough food to last until Monday.
Alexey Grigoriev is said to be ‘in tears’ over the plight of the animals, and has pleaded with the prime minister for help.

Starving: Staff at Kharkiv Zoo, Ukraine say a pregnant elephant, claimed to be ‘hungry and on the point of expiring from exhaustion’
’Our animals are not fighting for power, they do not share anyone’s political views, they just want to live,’ said a statement by the zoo.
‘Without emergency measures, our completely innocent animals will start dying next week.’

A pregnant elephant was hungry and on the point of expiring from exhaustion, it was claimed.
Local reports say…

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Idaho kills 23 wolves from helicopter this month in Lolo Zone

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

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This article was sent to me with the comment:

“Bastards aerial gunned down 23 wolves those fuckers 
How is this going to end Jim
I feel so sad
And hateful.”
…To which I answered: It will end when the human race or finally grows a conscience or goes extinct , whichever comes first.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/feb/28/idaho-kills-23-wolves-month-lolo-zone/

by Rich

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PREDATORS — Idaho Fish and Game, in cooperation with the USDA Wildlife Services, killed 23 gray wolves from a helicopter near the Idaho-Montana border during February in an effort to relieve predation on the struggling elk herds in the remote Lolo Zone.

The agency said in a just-issued media release that the wolf-control effort has been completed.

“The action is consistent with Idaho’s predation management plan for the Lolo elk zone, where predation is the major reason elk population numbers are considerably below management objectives,” the agency…

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“Kill ‘Em All Boys” Ringleader Gets 13 Months in Prison for Poaching and Animal Cruelty

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

Prosecutors obviously saw the potential for this hunter/poacher’s behavior to lead to cruelty against humans–Washington state officials also suspended his nursing license.

http://www.komonews.com/outdoors/news/30924359.html

Poaching group leader gets 13 months in prison

Mick Gordon poses with slain cougar

By Dan Tilkin and KATU Web Staff

Oct 13, 2008   Story Updated: Oct 30, 2013

CATHLAMET, Wash. – The man considered the ringleader of a group of poachers who called themselves the “Kill ‘Em All Boys” was sentenced to a year and a month in prison Monday for illegally killing wildlife.

Mick Gordon, pictured below, pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree animal cruelty, hunting black bear, cougar, bobcat and lynx with dogs, second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree malicious mischief.

Washington Fish and Wildlife officers said the group used a device they called “the permission slip,” which is a metal bar used to break locks blocking access to prime poaching territory on timber company lands…

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Should Human Welfare Trump Wildlife?

Originally posted on SAVES Club:

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When modern conservationists seem to put human welfare ahead of the needs of wildlife, are they betraying the movement’s central tenets? That’s the argument made by the authors of a new editorial in the journal Biological Conservation. In fact, it’s less an argument and more like an angry accusation, relying heavily on the phrase “great moral wrong.”

The editorial taps into a growing uneasiness among some conservation biologists about the direction of the conservation movement as it struggles to find the most effective role in an era, the so-called Anthropocene, in which human expansion seems to be having a devastating effect on almost every species and landscape on the planet—via habitat destruction, poaching, bush-meat hunting, pollution, and climate change.

Prominent environmental groups—among them The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International—have responded to this change with an increasing emphasis on how deeply human survival depends on the things nature…

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People Kill More Than 11,400 Sharks EVERY HOUR (Infographic)

People Kill More Than 11,400 Sharks EVERY HOUR (Infographic)

Originally posted on Higher Learning:

A recent paper published by the scientific journal  Marine Policy  estimated that 100 million sharks are killed per year (the paper said the number could be as high as 270 million).

If you’re wondering, sharks kill about 12 people per year.

The main culprit is the black market for shark fins in China and the surrounding territories, where shark fin soup is a delicacy and shark fins are often believed to have mystical healing powers.

Photo: reefs.com

Photo: reefs.com

Most “finned” sharks are thrown back into the ocean, where they are unable to properly maneuver. They either sink to the ocean floor and suffocate or are eaten by other predators.

If you break down 100 million annual deaths, it gives you about 11,417 sharks killed every hour (more than 190 sharks every minute).

This infographic from Joe Chernov and Robin Richards at Adventure Journal illustrates these staggering numbers better than any words…

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Action Alert: Comment NOW On USFWS Bogus Push For National Wolf Delisting!

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

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I can’t say this enough, we must stop USFWS from delisting wolves nationally, it will be the final nail in their coffin.  Please act now and voice your disdain over the political  “not based on the best available science” campaignthe service is waging against America’s wolves.

“This month, following a brief hiatus, arguments have reignited with the release of an independent review paper from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California-Santa Barbara. It finds that the delisting proposal is not, in fact, based on the “best available science.”

The review vindicates critics who say the Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to de-list the wolves prematurely, finding “problematic conclusions” in the proposal that treat contentious genetic and ecological theories as fact.

The review got at least one big result: the Fish and Wildlife Service responded by reopening its proposal to public comment

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Asia and Africa: When Does It End?

Originally posted on SAY NO TO DOG MEAT.NET:

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Asia and Africa: When Does It End?

As you stroll through Hyde Park London watching children play with their pet dogs, or walk through Central Park in New York and smile at dogs on leashes who are enjoying a walk with their family, you may be surprised to learn one of the dogs on either side of the world, may have formerly been a rescued dog from Asia’s brutal dog meat trade.

Looking at the dogs playing, it’s impossible to pick which dogs may have been rescued from South Korea’s live meat markets or from the 1,000 dog truck in Laos, loaded with dogs that were headed to be slaughtered for human consumption in Vietnam. Although the ratio of dogs shipped from dog meat countries to the United Kingdom and America is low, dog meat dogs are arriving to the waiting families who describe them as beautiful loving pets.

Sadly…

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