An alleged poacher died on Saturday after he was trampled by elephants.
He and two others — both of whom survived — are suspected of hunting for rhinos in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, according to CNN. The trio fled when park rangers started to pursue, unfortunately running into a breeding herd of elephants that weren’t keen on their uninvited company. The story is laced with schadenfreude: man killing vulnerable species gets comeuppance — but it also illustrates how prevalent poaching still remains today, and just how difficult it is to stop it.
Kruger National Park currently hosts the largest rhino population in the world. Even then, the park is home to only 268 black rhinos and about 3,500 white rhinos. The dwindling numbers illustrate how fragile the species are, yet the concentration of rhinos in one place also makes the park a prime target for poaching — a problem that’s devastated the animals in recent years.
That makes fighting poachers in the park like a game of whack-a-mole, as more and more people attempt to hunt down the rhinos.
— Read on futurism.com/the-byte/elephants-trample-suspected-poacher-death
Many adopted dog owners will say that their furry friend rescued them, and in Astro the dog’s case it’s particularly true.
Astro received an award on Friday from Texas’ El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) and El Paso Animal Services for saving his owner’s life during a medical emergency last week. His award for the heroic act included a medal and a dog-friendly cake, according to KTSM.
— Read on people.com/pets/texas-hero-dog-gets-award/
Minet Junior School in Hayes has removed traps set for foxes on their grounds after a public backlash against the practice, which involves killing …School Faces Backlash Over Fox Culling
Geneva — The United Nations’ health agency on Tuesday urged countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets. The World Health Organization recommended it as an emergency measure, saying wild animals are a leading source of emerging infectious diseases like the coronavirus.
The WHO, backed by key partners, issued new guidance saying that animals – particularly wild animals – “are the source of more than 70 percent of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses.”
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/wet-markets-world-health-organization-coronavirus-live-wild-animals-sale-disease/
Meow Mix-brand cat food sold by Walmart in eight states is being recalled because it might be contaminated with salmonella, manufacturer J.M. Smucker announced in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
Two lots of 30-pound bags of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food are involved in the recall and were shipped to more than 1,100 Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The lot numbers are 1081804 with an expiration date of September 14, 2022, and 1082804 with an expiration date of September 15, 2022. Consumers with questions can call J.M. Smucker at (888) 569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, the company said.
Salmonella symptoms in felines include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite and excessive drooling. People can also get salmonella from animals that have been in contact with contaminated food, or from handling it or touching unwashed surfaces that held them.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella infects 1.3 million Americans every year, killing about 420 and hospitalizing another 26,500. Those most at risk from salmonella include the elderly and children under five. Most of those stricken experience fever, vomiting, stomach pains, and diarrhea for four to seven days.
News Source: CBS
By: Animal Place
COVID-19 has forever changed our world. In one year, 115 million global cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. And sadly, 2.5 million people around the world have died. In the United States, over 28.7 million cases have been confirmed and over half a million people have died.
Most infectious diseases can be traced back to animals, including COVID-19. Large live animal markets provide a perfect breeding ground for a pandemic. So do the livestock auctions and live animal markets of the United States.
But how different is a live animal market abroad or in the U.S. compared to an industrial chicken farm in the United States? The similarities are frightening. 99% of animals raised in the US come from large-scale operations where stressed and terrified animals are crammed into small spaces often living in their own feces and other bodily fluids.
That’s why calling for an end to wild animal markets is not enough. It is time to make a change. To prevent pandemics like coronavirus we must end the demand for animal flesh and go vegan.
Stop pandemics where they start. Sign our petition today and demand an end to live animal markets and industrial factory farms.
Target: Caroline Mulroney, Minister, Ministry of Transportation Ontario
Goal: Protect the colony of Cliff Swallows under the Argyle Bridge before it is demolished.
The Argyle Bridge in Ontario is home to the largest colony of Cliff Swallows in the area. Yet it is slated for demolition and reconstruction, posing a serious threat to the birds. The new bridge design does not allow the swallows to make nests as they cannot build on a metal structure, putting the 65 current nests and their residents in danger. Animal protection regulations are being blatantly ignored since any colony over eight nests must be protected.
The government is paying $2 million to protect the local mussel population in the water, but refuses to make any changes to help the Cliff Swallows. This is especially negligent since simple solutions, such as coating the metal beams, would allow the swallows to safely nest.
Sign this petition to urge the government to responsibly care for a protected migratory species, and safeguard the Cliff Swallows.
Dear Honourable Mulroney,
The destruction of the Argyle Bridge also spells destruction for the Cliff Swallows that find homes under its arches. Simple measures can be taken to make the new bridge a suitable habitat for these animals, yet your government is failing to take adequate measures.
The 65 nests under the bridge make perhaps the largest colony in southern Ontario, and it is negligent to ignore the significance of a nest site of this magnitude.
The project is clearly concerned about its environmental impact, as indicated by the vigilance of the mussels in the water, and I urge you to safeguard all animals who are impacted by this construction.
Protect the vulnerable Cliff Swallows under Argyle Bridge.
Photo Credit: Ingrid Taylar
Usually I dislike getting into politics, due to the fact that all of it is muddy water. However, with the latest transpiring issues, I think it’s fair to say I should put my hat of cents into the ring.
Via – NyTimes
WASHINGTON — An election-year investigation by Senate Republicans into corruption allegations against Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son, Hunter, involving Ukraine found no evidence of improper influence or wrongdoing by the former vice president, closing out an inquiry its leaders had hoped would tarnish the Democratic presidential nominee.
Trump spun the Biden disinformation, with the help of “QAnon” – to distract everyone from his own misdoings in the Russian Collusion which can all be found in the Mueller report, among witness testimony. Now, if Republican senate can find no wrongdoing and has thus proved no wrong doing, why is there a continuance of a disinformation and hate campaign against our new POTUS?
Theories of why Trump Nation hate – Biden isn’t a White Supremacist, isn’t corrupt, isn’t there to pander to one group of people. Or because he worked with Obama. Or maybe because he is undoing the Trump legacy – that has been giving tax breaks to the Rich? Then there is the fact that he refuses the NWO and SG agenda. Where as Trump was full force with it. Which affected the poor population so much so that people are homeless by the droves.
Now since we actually have a good and decent POTUS, those who were of the Trump nation want nothing more than to destroy that. And we know why, don’t we? They think they are of the Master Race, “White Supremacy”. It’s quite real, I’ve had dealings with many of them. Most if not all are highly intolerable and ignorant. Brainwashed even.
Brainwashed into believing that all news except “Fox” is fake. Fox is fake, let that sink in – They go where the money is – they are flip flop flakey people. Wasn’t always like this, they use to actually do investigations before reporting anything. And now with the rise of Disinformation and Fox complicity we have a huge issue on our hands. Especially with “QAnon” being center platform of disinformation that people actually listen too.
QAnon – are three individuals, who first appeared on the 4 and 6chan forums, spouting out chaos theories, in support of Trump. They then took it a step forward, building their base on their own website and twitter. Using doctored, altered images and video to get their agenda across. They even went as far as to ALTER Anonymous fact videos. QAnon is NOT part of the Anonymous collective, and should never be confused as such. Again, it was started by three individuals who sought to misinform the populace in support of Trump, by any means necessary. They have thus far, spouted rumours of celebrities and even the current POTUS without evidential proof.
QAnon has become embedded in the deep state and the Senate. By way of manipulation and funding. QAnon, must be taken down a notch. Fight misinformation they spread with facts and evidence. That’s all one can do at this point.
Back to the basis of this post – Back in December: The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Biden’s victory in the state, upholding a lower court’s finding that there was no misconduct, fraud or illegal voting in the general election.
Here’s why there were anomalies in the votes. More people REGISTERED to VOTE. And in doing so, there were MORE VOTERS to put their voice to work. Trump accomplished one thing. He got PEOPLE TO VOTE, those who didn’t vote in any election finally stood up and used their rights. I know this for a fact – Because I am one of those people, and so is my better half and friend. None of us had voted in a presidential election before until now. And apparently this common sense doesn’t seem to sink into people’s brains. They’re also not taken into fact that there are a NEW GENERATION of voters who just turned 18. Or the fact that there are MILITARY overseas who voted by way of mail-in as well.
Again no fraud happened, it was all live streamed, the only fraud and or crime that happened was Armed civilians trying to break into the ballot offices to stop votes, in GA, PA, NJ and elsewhere. All of whom were charged of crimes.
To Summarize – Biden will have a long road ahead, to try and unite this country again. Especially, with the QAnon having a platform to misinform people with their crazy conspiracy theory. Lest ye not forget though, there is always evidence to debunk their fraud.
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The dodo bird has been long extinct, but it still has relatives living in the world today. Known as the Nicobar pigeon, this rare creature is the closest living connection to the famous flightless bird, although the two don’t look alike. One striking difference is the Nicobar pigeon’s vibrant plumage that shines in iridescent blues, coppers, and greens—in addition to its reddish legs and small white tail. This colorful characteristic developed because of their location; the bird has long been isolated on small islands and lacked natural predators. Because there’s no need to conceal themselves, they were able to develop the brilliant feathers.
The Nicobar pigeon resides in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, from the Indian Nicobar Islands eastward to places like Thailand and Papua New Guinea. Although its exact population count is unclear, the species is in decline because of deforestation and the release of non-native predators (like rats and cats) to these islands. The Nicobar pigeon is now considered “near threatened” with conservation efforts proposed to help the birds thrive again.
See more here: Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to ban new oil and gas leasing on America’s federal public lands and waters on Day One of his administration.
Nearly a quarter of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from public lands due to coal mining and oil and gas drilling. We can’t keep leasing public lands to the fossil fuel industry and have any chance of reducing emissions or seriously confronting the climate crisis.
And due to Trump’s executive orders of undermining the Environmental Protection Act, along with the Water Protection Act. Big companies such as BP and Keystone, are free to muddy our waters with chemicals. Whilst also spewing poisonous gases into our ozone layer.
Just because Biden pledged to halt and undo Trump’s actions doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll DO. Let’s make him keep his words. By using our voices and signature.
Sign the petition and share.