Manatees in Florida are dying off at record rates. More than 20% of the manatees—close to 2,000—have perished in the past two years.
More than 740 manatees died just last year, following a catastrophic 2021 for these gentle giants, when more than 1,100 perished.
These animals are starving to death due to loss of seagrass, and swimming through some of the worst pollution they’ve ever known.
Manatees are currently listed as “threatened,” but it’s clear they urgently need the full power of the Endangered Species Act.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to uplist Florida’s manatees to “endangered” to guarantee their survival.
— Read on www.change.org/corgi/assets/
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
Big Sigh: Planet Is Burning
Closed-Minded People – Don’t get rid of oil/fossil fuels. It will create job loss.
Sane People – Switch to Hydrogen, Electric, and Alternative Green Fuels. It creates more jobs than you think. Since people have to man the power plants, wind farms and dams, to maintain and ensure FAILURES don’t happen. Not to mention DELIVER these alternative fuels too. So try again.
Wealthy Corporations – It’s too time-consuming and expensive to switch over.
Sane People – And yet in the long run you will actually make more money when everything is said and done. Spend a Little to make a lot. Not to mention the notoriety that comes with it.
“Wealthy Corporations Switch To Cleaner Fuel Solutions and Culls The Global Warming/Climate Crisis” I’d buy from that company.
As for Time Consumption, not really. If no one slacks off, it could be done in 3 months tops.
GOP/Repugs Oil Contract Holders: NOOOOOOO!!! OUR MONEY!!!!
Me: (Your tears sustain me.) Do Better. You can make the same amount or more with alternative non-fossil fuels.
Lesson Here: Greed and Stupidity are prohibiting Cleaner and more Advanced Progress.
I’m sorry, yet it is. Look around, we should be way ahead of the industrial/digital age. With alternatives in medicine, advanced science and perhaps a cure for practically every disease, known to man. It shouldn’t be like this, right now. Where we are still using fossil fuels to get from A to B. Where we have no cure for Diabetes, Cancer and many other illnesses. Where People don’t die from the flu, common cold or even COVID-SARS.
We should be at the point, where we can CLONE, human body parts to save lives. We should be at the point, where even the common man and woman, have access to adequate health care and child care. Where no one is left behind, or treated unfairly and unjust. Where there is no Rich VS Poor because everyone would have equal equity.
Yet HERE WE ARE. In a present-day dystopia.
The planet is literally on FIRE!!! You have caps melting at a higher rate, and whales and dolphins beaching themselves. More Fish dying from red tides, and less Salt in the OCEAN. Birds flocking, south earlier and earlier, and Sharks coming closer to the shores. While Sea Turtles only give birth to one gender of offspring. More severe storms, earthquakes and VOLCANIC activity. Or the fact that we have Viruses Mutating at an excessive rate.
How is this not MAKING Them WAKE UP? How is this not making these people want CHANGE? Make this Make sense. It’s the mad mad world we live in. Idiocracy.
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/
Biden Administration Restores Endangered Species Act
By Catrin Einhorn
June 23, 2022
Updated 12:43 p.m. ET
The Biden administration is throwing out the definition of “habitat” for endangered animals, returning to an understanding that existed before the government under President Donald J. Trump shrank the areas that could be protected for animals under threat of extinction.
By striking a single sentence from the regulations, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries could once again protect a “critical habitat” even if it had become unsuitable because of development or other changes but could be restored.
Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/climate/biden-endangered-species-habitat.html?
350 dogs are getting a second chance
Over 350 dogs are getting a second chance after police and animal activists intercepted a truck carrying the canines to China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
According to Humane Society International (HSI), several days before the 2022 Yulin Dog Meat Festival started on June 21, police and animal activists in Shaanxi, China, intercepted a truck filled with canines heading to Yulin.
More information here: https://people.com/pets/386-dogs-rescued-from-truck-heading-to-yulin-dog-meat-festival/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab
16 dogs rescued from ‘horrific living conditions’ in Kansas woods
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (CNN) — Sixteen rescued dogs are recovering at Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) Animal Services. Rescuers say the dogs were freed from horrific conditions after they were abandoned to live alone in the woods.
KCK Animal Services Director Ashley Scott said the dogs are adjusting remarkably well and will soon be available for adoption.
“All these guys were on heavy thick chains,” Scott said. “They do have wounds from those heavy chains and collars because they were on so tight.”
While executing a search warrant, investigators discovered the 16 dogs. KCK Animal Services brought the dogs to a shelter to be assessed and treated.
“We knew that we could not leave these guys behind. There is no way these animals were getting adequate shelter,” Scott said. “The dog houses were falling apart. They were standing in several inches of mud and water. They had no food and no water.”
Rescuers hiked and used ATVs to bring the dogs out of the woods safely.
“We had to hike the rest of the way by foot. It was too muddy for a military grade ATV to get to,” Scott said. “I would say it was about a quarter mile into the woods. We were able to take one dog at a time.”
Scott said once the dogs are spayed or neutered, they will be ready to find new homes.
“They were so happy to be out of that environment. They’ve given nothing but love to us so far,” Scott said. “They are all very sweet and very gentle even with other animals.”
Friends of KCK Animal Services are collecting donations for medical care for the rescued dogs.
“This is why I do what I do. We can take an animal living in those conditions with no love, and they are resilient and forgiving even when they shouldn’t be,” Scott said. “We can try to give them the best life that they should have always had.”
Read here: https://nbc-2.com/cnn/2022/06/22/16-dogs-rescued-from-horrific-living-conditions-in-kansas-woods/amp/
Summer and Companions
This post will be short. Quite frankly, I’m tired of treating companions for heat exhaustion and stroke.
Stop leaving your companions outside during hot days. Don’t leave them in the car either. Even for 5 minutes. Your car is like an oven.
Like young children they can’t regulate their body temperature. The heat will literally cook their brain. First signs of heating problems. Over excessive drooling. Panting more heavily. And then they sieze.
Moreover, if you don’t seek medical help they will die.
Police have given permission in most states for civilians to break animals out of your car. So don’t be surprised if you come to find a broken window and your animal at a Veterinarian Hospital.
You WILL NOT get your animal back either.
It’s your responsibility to keep them safe and healthy. If you can’t hold up to your responsibilities then you don’t deserve to have companion animals.
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