Day: June 8, 2019

Global: 8/6/19. Today Is ‘World Ocean Day’ – Learn More and Take Part.

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https://www.worldoceansday.org/

https://www.worldoceansday.org/below-the-surface/index.html

 

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June!

How can I get involved?

It’s fun and easy! This site was developed as a free resource for everyone around the world to use:

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Why celebrate World Oceans Day?

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

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Now each of us can give back

Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future. It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:

  • Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
  • Learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
  • Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will make a difference, and involving your family, friends, and community will benefit our blue planet even more!
  • Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast, we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our ocean.

 

The Ocean Project helps lead global promotion and coordination of World Oceans Day. Since 2002, we have collaboratively worked in partnership with hundreds of organizations and networks from all sectors to help rally the world around 8 June, and continue to grow engagement and action for our shared ocean throughout the year. All information, materials and resources on this site and associated with World Oceans Day are free to use to those who are celebrating World Oceans Day as a way to bring about a healthier ocean and a better future. World Oceans Day® is trademarked to protect it from those who might have commercial or counterproductive interests.

How are plastics linked to climate change?

The vast majority of plastic is made using oil, which is a fossil fuel. Throughout its life cycle, from production to disposal, plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide. With increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere our oceans will become more acidic, which affects marine life like coral and shellfish.

In a warming world, as the oceans heat up, currents will be increasingly disrupted and the distribution and range of species will change – meaning food supplies dwindling for other species, causing their numbers to fall. 

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This World Oceans Day we want to raise awareness that the biggest threats that are facing our incredible seas are not working in silo, they are interlinked, just as all life on earth is.

We’re working with Sky Ocean Rescue to better protect our oceans and marine wildlife, but we need government action to help us in this fight. We need your help to tell the Government that climate action needs to be a priority.

 

Sign the climate petition:

https://www.wwf.org.uk/fight-climate-change?pc=SGM019003&utm_source=Supporters&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=ClimatePetition&utm_campaign=SGM019003_FRIENDSLapsed_FY19_WorldOceansDay&_ccCt=d4elT%7elDU3NSCqRIvGnoEuBQIyCT5EB9Z4XFh%7eKkJQFp3vaJbWnOfmrvZlcNWqqu

 

Links associated with the ocean plastics clean up campaign:

https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/en/divers/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImLGuuuDZ4gIVpbXtCh0algq_EAAYBCAAEgKEpvD_BwE#top

https://www.worldoceansday.org/about

 

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Two different countries , the same animal suffering!

 

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An eyewitness recently reported seeing a young horse being forced to carry an oversized load on the Havasupai trail in Arizona. The animal was suffering from apparent extreme heat exhaustion, while swaying back and forth and sweating. Moments later, the horse collapsed and died.

collapsed horse kollabiertes Pferd CR-COI-DBHorses—like those pictured above—endure grueling conditions on the Havasupai trail.

 

It’s not uncommon for the animals used to transport tourist gear there to suffer or die. They may fall off the steep trails, and those who survive are reportedly left to die. On the trail, they endure horrifying conditions as they’re made to carry grossly overloaded packs while often being denied water, food, or rest breaks in temperatures that routinely exceed 100 degrees.

SAVE Havasupai HorseIn a different incident, involving another wrangler, a horse was reportedly kicked in the face after collapsing.

 

This horse’s wrangler reportedly has others who are in poor condition, and we need your help to ensure that no more horses suffer the same fate.

Please join PETA and Save Havasupai Horses in urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to inspect the other animals in this wrangler’s possession immediately and bar the individual from packing horses until the investigation is complete.

Sign and share the Petition: https://support.peta.org/page/11414/action

On a website I found the following information for tourists who absolutely want to see Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon before they die!!!

…”On the way you will always meet mules and horses, sometimes with luggage, sometimes without, sometimes with “master”, sometimes without. Don’t afraid, they are safe and know where to go….”

…”You can ride the mule, either in the canyon or from bottom to top. The mules / horses / donkeys transport u.a. The luggage of the Campground- / Lodge guests on request down to the Supai Village and also back up.
If space is free, you can ask nicely and pay for about $ 80, they also transport exhausted hikers”.

Yes! For $ 80, these animals do slave work for some stupid tourists who want to see the Havasui Falls before the animals die.

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As in another corner of the world, in Greece, on the island of Santorini. Another country, other culture but the same animal torture: Last animals, enslaved for tourism who transport meat mountains of stupid tourists until to exhaustion.

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588 steps must cope the animals in a blazing heat!
The tourists see a touch of adventure, but for the donkeys is a torment: First, because the animals must spend hour after hour in the scorching sun.

Second, because they have to transport a mostly over-greased human cargo. Due to the heavy load and badly fitting saddles, the backs of the animals rub on, almost all of them carry serious back injuries and open wounds.

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After increasing protests from animal rights activists, the Greek government finally takes in Oktober 2018 the problem seriously – and bans obese tourists without further ado. “Animals should not carry more weight than their size, age and physical condition”, said the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food.

Whether the weight limit can be enforced in practice, is still on another sheet of paper, but the animal rights activists are still happy about their small success: “The problem will not be solved in one day, but we have won our fight in which we the international media have pointed this out, “animal rights activists say.

https://www.bluewin.ch/de/news/vermischtes/griechenland-verbietet-dicken-touristen-das-eselreiten-157946.html

My best regards to all, Venus