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Target: Kristen Donmoyer, Director of Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
Goal: Investigate licensing of shelter that allegedly neglects and mishandles animals under its care.
Protests mounted, drawing national attention, as the planned death date of a Pennsylvania shelter dog neared. Community members, current and former volunteers at the Humane Society of Harrisburg, and even lawmakers urged the society to reverse its decision to euthanize Pursuit, its longest-standing canine. As the hour drew closer, word emerged that a volunteer had removed Pursuit from the shelter. A theft complaint was reportedly filed by the humane society a short time later. In the end, this animal’s life was saved, but his plight highlights what employees apparently say are still-lingering problems within the shelter.Don’t Let Allegedly Neglectful and Spiteful Shelter Kill its Animals – Animal Petitions
29 Species Have Recovered Enough in Australia to be Taken Off Endangered List–a Milestone for Celebration
A large research project studying endangered species in Australia has tallied 29 recovered species—all animals that can be safely de-listed from the country’s endangered species list.
Australia’s Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act currently lists 446 species of animals in genuine need of protection, but 29 of those are no longer in need—15 mammals, 8 birds, 4 frogs, a reptile, and a fish.
Among these critters are the golden, Western barred, and Eastern barred bandicoots, Western quoll, sooty albatross, waterfall frog, Flinder’s Range worm-lizard, yellow-footed rock wallabies, greater bilby, humpback whale, growling grass frog, Murray’s cod, and others.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/29-australian-animals-found-to-have-recovered-enough-for-delisting-in-milestone-for-celebration/
Ecological Mismatch’: Hot Winter Wreaking Havoc On PA Environment
PENNSYLVANIA — While the impacts of climate change are cumulative and sometimes incremental to the point of obscurity, there’s no escaping the realities of the warmest winter in the recorded history of eastern Pennsylvania.
Chief among those consequences: a phenomonom termed “ecological mismatch” by researchers that happens when plants and animals are no longer synchronous on their seasonal cycles.
Specifically, what is essentially the early arrival of spring changes when certain plants bloom. Some blooms will appear early in Pennsylvania this year, and could potentially have already died off by the time the pollinators think it’s time for them to arrive.
Read more: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/ecological-mismatch-hot-winter-wreaking-havoc-pa-environment
Rare Species of Feline Dubbed the ‘Original Grumpy Cat’ Found Living On Mount Everest
DNA analysis confirmed that the rare and little-known Pallas’ cat lives on the body of Mount Everest—three miles above sea level.
The discovery was made along Sagarmatha National Park on Mount Everest’s Southern Flank in Nepal after a month-long expedition collecting environmental samples.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/rare-species-of-feline-dubbed-the-original-grumpy-cat-found-living-on-mount-everest/
World’s First Vaccine for Declining Honeybees Approved By the US for Conditional Use
A biotech company announced this week that the USDA (Department of Agriculture) granted them a conditional license for their honeybee vaccine.
The vaccine boosts the bee’s immune system to fight against American Foulbrood disease, a bacteria-based condition known to attack colonies that is caused by Paenibacillus larvae.
Critical to our food supplies, honeybees have been plagued by American Foulbrood, which until now had no safe or sustainable antidote. Previously, the only treatment method for the highly contagious disease was incinerating the bees, infected hives, and all the equipment.
— Read on www.goodnewsnetwork.org/honeybee-vaccine-gets-approval-from-usda/
Bill Banning Sale of Kangaroo Parts Introduced in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products.
Soccer cleats are one of the only products made from kangaroo leather that are routinely sold in Oregon, KLCC reported. The measure would impact Nike, which is based in Oregon and the state’s largest employer.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2023-01-23/bill-banning-sale-of-kangaroo-parts-introduced-in-oregon
Reward Grows to $25K in Nevada Probe of 5 Wild Horse Deaths
ELY, Nev. (AP) — The reward has grown to $25,000 in the investigation of the shooting deaths of five wild horses in eastern Nevada more than a year ago, the Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.
The five mortally wounded horses were discovered Nov. 16, 2021 in Jakes Valley, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Ely.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nevada/articles/2023-01-24/reward-grows-to-25k-in-nevada-probe-of-5-wild-horse-deaths
Documents he took
I’m going to try and lay down some common sense for a lot of people out there. Because it surely is lacking.
No other President took classified or declassified documents out of office. Each president has to go through the process of declassification of the documents. The process is then made on record. Trump did not go through this process. Therefore It was not fully declassified.
If he did absolutely nothing wrong, the warrant would not have made the table and then become approved, by a judge. The FBI are not required to tell the public what the documents are. That’s between them, the judge and any lawyer that may become involved.
The populace has no rights to know anything here. Especially, when it comes to classified documents, that could endanger the country. All documents are supposed to go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Not to an ex-Presidents residence.
These are facts not alternative information. Just because you don’t like these facts, doesn’t make it any less true.
I’m all for truth, I’m also 100% behind laws being followed. He was repeatedly asked for the return of the documents for months. He refused and hid behind, his followers and lawyers.
He incited violence AGAIN. Which caused followers to shoot up an FBI office. Causing a casualty.
How is this okay? Let them do their job. If Trump is innocent, they can prove that via court trials. If he’s guilty then he’s guilty.
300 documents were taken. None of which were properly declassified. This is a crime with a prison sentence of 20 years to life. No one is above the law of this country. Not even the POTUS or ex-POTUS.
If these people were truly “patriotic” as they claim. They would be disgusted by the actions of the very person, they voted for.
Sunoco Convicted Of Environmental Crimes Over Mariner East 2 Pipeline | Patch
HARRISBURG, PA — Sunoco has been convicted of environmental crimes in Pennsylvania after construction of its Mariner East 2 Pipeline repeatedly ravaged sensitive ecosystems around southeastern Pennsylvania and damaged drinking water. On several occassions, Sunoco failed to report spills or take required precautions to prevent incidents from occurring, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said.
Mariner East 2 aims to transport Marcellus shale natural gas from western Pennsylvania and Ohio to Marcus Hook, on the Delaware River. The pipelines pass through 17 counties across southern Pennsylvania, including in the densely populated Philadelphia suburbs, where safety issues and water pollution impacted thousands.
“We have a constitutional right in Pennsylvania to clean air and pure water,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “It’s a right that was enshrined in our state constitution at a time when the people of Pennsylvania learned a tough lesson first-hand — the health of our children, and our economic future, depended on protecting our environment from reckless profit and unchecked corporate interests.”
— Read on patch.com/pennsylvania/norristown/s/icqvx/sunoco-convicted-of-environmental-crimes-over-mariner-east-2-pipeline
Record Heat Means Only Female Sea Turtles Are Hatching in Florida
“Scientists that are studying sea turtle hatchlings and eggs have found no boy sea turtles, so only female sea turtles for the past four years,” Zirkelbach told Reuters.
The discovery is not limited to Florida. Zirkelbach told the news organization that researchers in Australia have also documented similar findings, with an estimated 99% of the country’s turtles born female over the past few years.
— Read on people.com/pets/only-female-sea-turtles-born-in-florida-due-to-hot-weather/
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