Day: March 24, 2019

USA: Project Coyote Action Alert – Take Action and Speak Up for Wolves – NOW !

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Dear Mark,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states – a premature decision unsupported by science that will further threaten an already imperiled species. Federal protections for gray wolves brought the species back from the brink of extinction following decades of persecution. This rash decision to delist wolves from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife would allow states to open killing seasons on wolves, permitting special interest trophy hunters and trappers to senselessly kill wolves before the species has made a full recovery. As demonstrated in Idaho where wolves have already been stripped of federal ESA protections, once delisting occurs the species is open to a variety of killing activities – including predator derbies, contests and tournaments where those who kill the most or largest wolves are awarded prizes. This is after the federal government spent millions of taxpayer dollars reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone National Park after their populations were decimated from unlimited killing!

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We need your help to keep federal protections in place for wolves so these iconic and vital animals are able to recover and return to their historic range.

Please submit comments TODAY in opposition to the proposed rule to delist wolves.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments on their proposed rule to remove wolves from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife.

You can submit your comments using two methods:

ELECTRONICALLY:

Click here to submit your comments electronically. If your comments fit into the comment box, this method is preferred.

For longer comments, please attach them in a Microsoft Word document.

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HARD COPY:

Submit your comments by U.S. mail to:

Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0097
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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Talking Points

Your comments can simply state: “I am in opposition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. I urge you to reconsider this proposed rule and to instead develop a national wolf recovery plan for wolves that reflects their intrinsic value and the myriad ecological, aesthetic, and economic benefits the species provides to our communities and ecosystems.”

For maximum impact, however, we encourage you to personalize your comments. Here are some talking points you may consider incorporating:

  • Continuing Endangered Species Act protections for wolves is necessary for the species to fully recover. Federal protections saved gray wolves from extinction following decades of persecution – and the species is still recovering, currently occupying only a fraction of their historic range.
  • The proposed rule would transfer authority over wolves to state wildlife management agencies, which historically have shown little interest in preserving or restoring wolves. These state agencies have catered to special interest groups who seek to kill wolves for trophies or entertainment, or on the misguided belief that killing wolves protects livestock or increases deer and elk populations.
  • Wolves are vital to healthy ecosystems. Benefits wolves provide include increasing biodiversity by keeping large herbivores such as deer from overgrazing habitats and maintaining the health of prey animals such as deer by culling the sick members from the heard, including animals suffering from Chronic Wasting Disease.
  • The best available, peer-reviewed science demonstrates that killing wolves will not protect livestock or increase populations of game species like deer or elk. Wildlife management decisions should be based on ethics and sound science, not fear and misunderstandings.
  • The vast majority of Americans are wildlife watchers who prefer to view wolves in their natural habitat – preserved and treated with respect. Allowing wolves to return to their historic range and thrive will provide far more benefits to our economy than allowing a tiny minority of the population to extirpate these iconic animals from our landscape.

Learn more about wolves here.

Thank you for acting TODAY to protect wolves from extinction!

 

For Wild Nature,

Camilla Fox
Founder & Executive Director

Dave Parsons
Project Coyote
Science Advisory Board Member

 

Regards Mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overconsumption

 

We are forwarding here a short video, which could perhaps still one or the other to encourage or rethink.

In this impressive video you can see in 6 minutes all the madness of industrial meat, dairy and egg production via slaughterhouses, supermarkets and fast-food “restaurants” to the belly of the consumer, which then at the end of beauty surgery removed.

 

Best regards to all, Venus

 

3 Petitions – Please Support Thank You.

Here are a few petitions that we would like you to support please.

Just click on the links to read more and to sign.

 

Punish the man who tortures his puppy!

Punish the man who tortures his puppy!

I want the authorities to intervene, both the Prosecutor’s Office and PROPAEM to have the dog removed from this subject and be judged for animal abuse. I saw this video of this man torturing a puppy in his house in Ixtapaluca, State of Mexico, and my blood flowed, how do we continue to allow these things without anyone doing anything?

The man wet the dog with a pressure washer of those who have the strength to remove the paint from a wall or the old dirt of a floor, imagine what it does to the poor puppy hitting him with water in the face. Immediate punishment! What are you waiting for?

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Petition link –

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/punish-the-man-who-tortures-his-puppy.html?utm_source=highlight&utm_medium=title&utm_campaign=campaign-p230319

 

 

Justice for Chihuahua Brutally Dismembered and Dumped in Trash

 

PETITION TARGET: Floyd County Police Chief Mark Wallace

In Lindale, Georgia, a chihuahua was dismembered, burned, and dumped in a trash can.

After mutilating and torturing the dog, the sick individual behind the cruel act wrapped the dead animal in a sheet and carelessly tossed the remains into the garbage outside of a car wash.

Floyd County Police Sergeant Chris Fincher described the disturbing state of the dog’s corpse: “The legs were removed and the body appeared to be cut in half.”

Some other body parts were missing, including portions of the dog’s head.

The horrific scene took an emotional toll on the police. “Police officers, we’re trained for certain things, but this sort of thing we’re really not trained for,” Fincher said.

Whoever committed this gruesome act is a threat to both animals and people and needs to be put behind bars.

Sign this petition urging the Floyd County Police Department to do everything in their power to identify this dangerous individual and bring them to justice.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766.

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Petition link –

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-justice-for-chihuahua-brutally-dismembered-and-dumped-in-trash/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

 

Call For Lolita and Other Orcas to Be Transferred to a Seaside Sanctuary

Despite overwhelming evidence that orcas suffer in captivity and that the tide of public opinion has turned against marine-mammal confinement, Parques Reunidos, the parent company of the Miami Seaquarium and Marineland Antibes in France, continues to confine intelligent, sensitive orcas to cramped concrete tanks.

Lolita was torn away from her family and natural habitat in Puget Sound decades ago, along with dozens of other orcas who were later sold to marine parks.

Nearly half a century later, she’s the last surviving orca of the 45 who were captured there, and she’s still imprisoned by the Miami Seaquarium. She has been alone since 1980, when her tank mate, Hugo, died after repeatedly ramming his head into a wall.

Across the ocean, four orcas – named Wikie, Inouk, Moana, and Keijo – are trapped at Marineland Antibes in France, where at least 12 orcas have died, including two in 2015. Four months after his mother, Freya, died, a 19-year-old orca named Valentin was killed during severe flooding, along with many other animals.

The parks are a showcase of neglect and abuse: orcas swim in repetitive patterns, vomit, chew on metal cage bars until they irreparably damage their teeth, and bang their heads against concrete walls.

Please help free Lolita, Wikie, Inouk, Moana, and Keijo – urge Parques Reunidos to retire them to a seaside sanctuary, where they could feel the ocean’s waves, hear the calls of wild orca pods, and finally have some semblance of a natural life.

 

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Petition link   –

https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/17987/action/1?utm_source=PETA%20UK::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=0319::ent::PETA%20UK::E-Mail::Lolita%20AA::::aa%20em&ea.url.id=2316803

Animal testing for the poison glyphosate

 

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Animal testing for glyphosate

Scientists and authorities have been discussing the use of glyphosate and other pesticides for years. While some experts believe that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans, others rely on the opposite. So far, no satisfactory agreement has been reached. The new approval of glyphosate by the EU in 2017 has provoked strong calls for a revision of the regulatory process.

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The poison kills not only “weeds” but also other plants and is thus a major cause of the massive extinction of species, because the animals are deprived of their livelihood. The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Cancer Research Agency classified it as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in a March 2015 report.

However, the WHO / FAO Panel on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), on the basis of its own commissioned studies, found that the chemical would pose no threat to humans.

Animal testing for glyphosate

For decades countless animal tests have been conducted to determine the “safety” of glyphosate, in which thousands of rats, dogs, mice and rabbits were tortured and killed. Although glyphosate is extensively used in agricultural and consumer products, it seems more divided than ever before on its potential toxicity!!

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Unreliable animal experiments on cancer

Regulators rely mainly on an attempt to develop rodent cancer. The test requires hundreds of rats and / or mice to determine if a chemical causes cancer in humans. It is now well known that the test results vary in part and their validity for human health is therefore doubtful.

“In contrast, epidemiological studies point to a danger of the weed killer and in contrast to the animal experiment have a very high relevance in their validity,” said Dr. med. med. vet. Gaby Neumann, Research Associate of the Medical Association.

To determine whether glyphosate is carcinogenic in humans, international reviewers reviewed 14 separate cancer tests on rodents (8 rats and 6 mice), using more than 3,500 animals. None of these experiments gave the same results when repeated!

Animal experiments as a danger

When studies produce questionable results, there is an amazing trend – more animal testing is required! This not only causes further animal suffering but also leads to regulatory decisions that take years or even decades.

According to the chairman of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, more than 100 individual studies were carried out for only seven of the prescribed toxicity tests of glyphosate. At least 31,000 animals were killed for it.

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Mice and rats were force-fed with chemicals and killed

For a single such cancer test on mice or rats, 400 animals are needed.

Begin as soon as the rat or mouse babies no longer have to be breastfed. Usually they are then forcibly fed with chemicals administered through a tube in the throat.
The substances often cause side effects, including long-term, painful tumor growth, but also nausea, tremors and convulsions. The animals receive a daily dose of these chemicals for up to two years. After that, they are killed and dissected.

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These experiments mean pain, suffering and death for every single animal. If the authorities and scientists really care about the protection of human health, they need to recognize how unreliable these tests are and instead rely on methods that are actually relevant to humans.

The data obtained from these laboratory tests can not reliably predict adverse health effects in humans. There are hardly any doubts: Animal testing poses a danger to humans. And the problem can not be solved by throwing even more money out of the window for completely irrelevant animal experiments!

The different assessments are partly due to different results from experiments on rats, according to which the agent was sometimes classified as carcinogenic and sometimes not.
Once again, in the case of glyphosate, results from animal experiments are worthless because they are extremely unreliable.

Meaningful alternative methods

Fortunately, a paradigm shift towards animal-free testing is already under way. Today, there are several technologies based on human cells, and computer models that can predict many negative health consequences, such asf or example: Skin and eye reactions.

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The regulatory authorities rely instead on animal testing – tests whose results are not transferable to humans, and even pose a danger to him.

The case of glyphosate shows this clearly.

“Thus, toxicity tests must finally be based on animal-free research methods, such as human cell cultures, in order to achieve usable results,” concludes Dr. med. vet. Gaby Neumann.

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These new technologies, which are actually relevant to humans, bring us a long way towards eliminating unreliable animal experiments. This will make it possible to make reliable predictions about the safety of chemicals in the future, and protect human health accordingly!

https://www.peta.de/glyphosat-tierversuche

 

My comment: For the manufacturers of this poison (Bayer / Monsanto) it is only marginally around this poison, which annually generates $ 10 billion in revenue worldwide. Much more important is the sale of genetically modified hybrid seeds, especially soy, maize and wheat, which is resistant to glyphosate. This is where the really big money is made and endless dependency is created. The annual turnover is estimated at 180 billion dollars. Glyphosate and its application products like RoundUp are just the means to an end!

More and more countries want or have already banned glyphosate.

A new study also confirms that people who are heavily exposed to glyphosate-containing pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Angela Merkel’s (Chancellor of Germany) speech at the German Farmers’ Day in June 2017 contained a clear commitment to glyphosate: “What about glyphosate? I just want to reiterate the position of the government. The Commission has now made an extension. I know that this extension is not eternal. We will work to ensure that you continue to use this substance where it is needed. I want to say that again here. ”

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Today, the biggest CRIMINALS AND MASS MURDERERS get golden needles on their jackets, a lot of money, and torment animals in the lab to convince some idiots that everything is for our good!

My best regards, Venus