Located beside its more famous neighbour, the Amazon, it’s home to 5% of all world species but is victim to mass deforestation and clearance of natural habitat, to make way for enormous soy plantations. An area the size of Greater London is disappearing every two months and unless we act now, it could be gone in less than a decade.
Time is running out, but together we can fight to stop the devastation
Renegade internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has condemned the arrest of Julian Assange as a modern-day “inquisition,” and said the WikiLeaks founder’s “persecution and arrest” will make him “a hero for the ages.”
“Witch hunts, book burnings and the Inquisition are back,” Dotcom tweeted on Thursday, hours after Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by British police.
“The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange for publishing the truth returns us to the darkest times in human history,” the internet icon continued. “This attempt to keep us from the truth will turn Julian Assange into a hero for the ages.”
According to Assange’s lawyer Jen Robinson, his arrest was made in relation to an extradition request from the United States. Assange is wanted on charges of conspiracy, together with US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Robinson elaborated.
The truth published by WikiLeaks has been particularly embarrassing for Washington. In 2010, the outlet published classified US military footage leaked by Manning, which showed a US Apache gunship mowing down 12 people, including two Reuters staff.
Witch hunts, book burnings and the Inquisition are back.
The persecution and arrest of Julian Assange for publishing the truth returns us to the darkest times in human history.
This attempt to keep us from the truth will turn Julian Assange into a hero for the ages.#FreeJulian
Dotcom’s own activities have brought the weight of the US government down on him before. As founder of the now-defunct file-hosting service Megaupload, the German-born entrepreneur is still locked into an extradition battle with Washington. He is currently in New Zealand, and has claimed that US authorities are pursuing a vendetta against him on behalf of politically-influential Hollywood studios. Dotcom is a privacy activist and prominent critic of government surveillance. He has accused former President Barack Obama of colluding with US intelligence agencies and tech companies to dramatically expand digital spying.
Unfortunately all big US Internet companies are in bed with the deep state. Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. are all providing backdoors to your data. You may have noticed they all favor the Democrats. Why? Obama made them feel special for sharing your data. Privileges!
While he awaits sentencing for jumping bail, Assange, 47, also faces a court hearing on May 2 relating to his possible extradition to the US to contest the hacking charges.
His lawyer Jennifer Robinson said he will fight extradition, adding that he thanked supporters and said ‘I told you so’ when she visited him in his police cell.
Theresa May, Prime Minister of U.K., expressed her relief today in Parliament over the arrest of Assange and stressed that “no one is above the law”.
Thus, Theresa May had the opportunity to distract the already annoyed citizens of her country a bit, because her failed negotiations on a – actually – very clear thing, namely to finally get out of the EU, the Britten can no longer endure.
How could you UK. ? Of course – you are America’s bitch andyou need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit- bullshit.
I also wrote a comment in RT, I owed it to him, and at least that.
“ALL we are the world. What did WE do when he was arrested and vegetated in the embassy for 7 years? What do the Australians have done for their compatriot, whom they should be proud of, to support him? Everyone opens his ass to the Americans. That’s the world. And we ALL are accomplices”.
In what could have been a tragedy, Thap Lan National Park rangers in Thailand came across six baby elephants stranded in a pit of mud.
Unable to scramble up the slippery sides, the elephants struggled and fell while trying to escape. The babies’ families and herd members circled the area, unwilling to leave the little ones.
Rescuers spent five hours digging a path large and stable enough for the babies to climb. Finally, the elephants were able to emerge from the pond and disappear into the jungle to reunite with their herd. As the last of the rescued babes retreated into the forest, they stopped and turned around to gaze on the rescuers. Whether she was simply acknowledging their presence or offering a silent thank you, we can only guess.
Elephants live close, social lives. Losing a member of the herd is not taken lightly and elephants are known to grieve. We can only imagine how devastating losing multiple calves would be. Though it is unknown how many hours the elephants spent in the pit before the rangers arrived, the concerned herd never abandoned the babies.
Wild elephants were once abundant in Thailand and surrounding areas of Southeast Asia. But populations have plummeted due to their use in the logging and tourism industries. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, it is estimated that only a few thousand wild elephants remain. Around 4,000 more are held captive.
Habitat loss also plays a huge role in the stress these animals face. Once mostly jungle, Thailand now supports cities, large swaths of agricultural land, and the roads and rail lines that connect these places. Wild elephants no longer have access to the land and food sources they once roamed. Interactions and altercations with humans are more and more common.
Progress has been made in the efforts to curtail the illegal trade in ivory, affecting elephants in Africa as well as Asia. The suffering of animals forced into servitude in Thailand is not as well known. You can help these animals by spreading the word not to take elephant rides. And you can share stories like this one to increase awareness of just how smart and sensitive these animals are.
Our most recent video includes a beautiful reunion of a puppy, almost blinded by maggots, with his whole family–several tail-waggers and a human neighbour who, you’ll see, all love the sweetheart we named Tinker.
Sometimes people wish all our patients could live forever in Animal Aid. But not only are the number of street animals in India so vast that it’s only possible for us to keep a very select few in our sanctuary, but street animals in India often have caring friends. Many people leave food and clean water out for the dogs and passing cows, and many animals we rescue are–apart from their wounds or their illness–healthy. And they’re often psychologically healthy too–mentally agile in contrast to the dogs whose whole world is inside a house, whose only time outdoors is on a leash. Tinker’s problem was just awful, but with our rescue team ready to help in his time of need, he is back with his loving family. Your help made you part of his family too, in the gift of your understanding that we’re all in this world together. You relieve their pain, you share their burdens, and when they’re happy, you’re happy too.
Puppy nearly blinded rescued–watch til the end
Tinker wasn’t even a month old when he emerged for the first time from his nest in the bushes and neighbors saw that his eyes were stuck together oozing pus and blood. To our horror we saw the signs of maggots. In the hot season, maggots can cause irreparable damage in even just one day. Watch the amazing rescue of this brave boy, and see his life light up again. Kindness can open up a world: Please donate today.
Whisper survived a terrible brain injury, but meet her now!
Seeing this girl collapsed in a pool of blood, it was hard to believe she was even alive. Fluid bubbling out of her nose, her rescuers scooped her up and rushed her back to our hospital where we immediately began treating her for brain trauma. Her whimpering was heartbreaking, and it took days for her to begin eating on her own. Walking again took even longer. But patiently helping this sweetheart was easy because in her quiet way, her efforts were courageous. Meet Whisper today.
Lottie’s skin was red and raw; watch dying dog’s happiness after healing
Hiding in terror, her hairless body bright red and raw from tearing at the inescapable itching that covered every inch of her, this brave spirit was close to death. As soon as she saw her rescuers, she darted away, and we chased her with full heart for an hour, because we knew if we didn’t manage to catch her, she would surely die. But we got her! and so began her 3 month long journey to health and the most
Our surgical team includes a surgeon of course, an anaesthesia nurse–and Shankar Rana who prepares dogs for surgery and monitors their vital signs post-op. He’s been with us for 8 years and can recognize if a dog scheduled for sterilization might be suddenly less energetic than normal and surgery should be postponed, or if a dog is slow to recover from anaesthesia. He sees animals’ whole auras. It’s easy to spot a wound that is healed or not; but is an animal feeling good? Is she feeling low? We know many animals who are alive today because Shankar spotted a problem early. That takes real talent, and we’re grateful to Shankar for using his talent with so much love.
Breeders fight back! Norway wants to completely ban fur farming until 2025!
The owners of the farms are to be compensated for the closure. They accuse the government of a “historical betrayal” (!!!)
The Norwegian government wants to completely ban fur farming until 2025. This is what the draft law, which was presented on Wednesday in the parliament in Oslo. The owners of the farms should therefore be compensated for the closure. They accuse the government of a “historical betrayal”.
Specifically, the law provides that the possession of animals should be prohibited if they are killed “for sale or other use of their coat”.
The government estimates that it will have to budget around 500 million kroner (52million euros) in compensation. A spokesperson for the Norwegian Fur Breeders Association said the plan will “cause the breeders to go bankrupt”. The estimated sums are far too low.
The proposed ban is a direct result of government formation earlier this year. At that time, the small Liberal Party had joined the right-wing conservative coalition and had enforced this point.
According to the Association of Fur Breeders, around 500 people are currently employed in the industry throughout Norway. Together, they generate an annual turnover of about 31 million euros.Norway accounts for one percent of the world’s production of mink fur and between two and three percent of fox fur.
I read a very nice comment in the paper where the article came from:
“A first small step in the right direction !!!!The BREEDERS = ANIMALS TORMENTS, who are afraid of bankruptcy, should look after themselves honestly decent work themselves and accomplish something, without tormenting animals, and be glad that they are even compensated !!! We are happy to do without THIS INDUSTRY !!!! Should actually succeed in 2020 !!! to close the farms. What do you want to wait for ?????”
And I mean: This is a typicalreaction of fur farmers, in the whole Europe: If the farmer can do something, that is to find reasons why HE is the victim.
When governments no longer cooperate with the Farm Inquisitors, they speak of betrayal.
Treachery to a business agreement that allows animals to be locked, tortured, forgiven and skined for years in wire cages. And if it is abolished, it is betrayal!!
One wonders how the 500 fur farmers in Norway would have called themselves if they had been locked in the cells for only a week and then left their thick skin as pocket leather in the gas chamber?
Meat must remain meat: vegetable burgers, sausages and Co. should be called differently in the future. If it goes after the EU, the naming should change radically.
Only a real steak should also be called steak, said the French Socialist MEP Éric Andrieu the Guardian newspaper. He believes that “we should find a new name for all the new products. There is a lot to do in this regard, it requires a lot of creativity. ”
First drafts stipulate that vegetarian and vegan burgers should be called“veggie discs” in the future.
My comment: Considering that an MEP has a base salary of 8,000 euros a month, plus 300 euros of daily allowance at meetings and 21,000 euros a month as an additional salary to anyone who helps him, and 4,000 euros a month for expenses available … then one understands why they work so” hard “and “creativ” and are worried about Veggie Burgers!
These lobby-champions are in fact – and only a few “activities” to mention – paid for:
-they have to make sure that animal transport is NOT limited
– they must ensure that piglets are NOT castrated with anesthetic
– they must ensure that animal transports to third countries are NOT abolished
– they must ensure that Wild animals are NOT banned in Germany’s circuses
– they must ensure that the extension of the legally required place for pigs from 0.75 to 1.50 square meters is NOT permitted
-they have to make sure that the chain connection in cows is NOT abolished …
-they have to make sure that England does NOT leave the EU, even though the people have decided to do so…and…and..
It’s a “hard work” this lobby work for meat mafia, milk mafia, industry mafia, hunter mafia… It must be done consistently against animals and animal rights activism, which the “creative” MEPs have done to date, proving that the EU is in reality nothing more than an extermination camp. For animals and humans.