Pennsylvania Continues To Allow Live Pigeon Shoots

“Pennsylvania is the only state where pigeon shoots are openly and regularly practiced,” said Prescott, a senior vice president of campaigns at The Humane Society of the United States. “Other states may have one a year. When I say other states, they’re very rare.”

Legislation to outlaw pigeon shoots repeatedly has been introduced to the General Assembly since 1987. But it repeatedly has failed to gain the requisite support to prohibit an activity that has nearly vanished elsewhere in the United States.

Pigeon shooting is prohibited by statute in 14 states, including New Jersey, according to The Humane Society. The court systems or attorneys general of another nine states also have opined that the practice is illegal under animal cruelty laws.

Read more here: Pennsylvania Clings To Pigeon Shoots

Pigeons are a fantastic bird. They helped shape forests and other landmasses. By carrying seeds, throughout this continent. They are also natural bug repellents and keep the population under control. Without pigeons crops and other plant life would be destroyed. (Which it has been of late)

We would like to thank Mrs. Robbins for bringing this issue to our attention. We will do everything possible to help end the cruel pigeon shoots.

Single Use Plastic Bags Are Hazardous

Photo Credit: reusethisbag.com

Single-use plastic should be outlawed throughout the nation. It is one of the leading causes of aquatic wildlife destruction. By way of suffocating fish, turtles and other oceanic life. On top of that, plastic is not biodegradable.

Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photodegrade – breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits. A plastic bag can take between 400 to 1,000 years to break down in the environment. As it breaks down, plastic particles contaminate soil and waterways and enter the food web when animals accidentally ingest them.

• In the ocean, these particles eventually end up in massive whirlpool-like currents in the oceans called gyres. Our planet has five major gyres.

• In some locations, there is 46 times more plastic than available food for marine animals.

• Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year.

• Nearly 90% of the debris in our oceans is plastic.

• Plastic bags are among the 12 items of debris most often found in coastal cleanups, according to the nonprofit Center for Marine Conservation.

• Plastic debris accumulates persistent organic pollutants (POPs) like PCBs and DDT at high concentrations. Many of these pollutants are known endocrine disruptors.

• When fish and other marine animals ingest plastic debris, they are also ingesting these toxins.

• If the food we eat is contaminated with toxins, we will be too.

Sources: International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA National Ocean Service, and other agencies or persons as cited.

Alternatives to plastic bags: Reuseable bags are bags that are durable and long lasting. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, and styles. Reuseable cloth bags are a popular alternative to plastic bags. They are made from a variety of materials, such as calico, cotton, recycled PET, hemp and jute…

The more we cut back on hazardous materials and waste that affect our planet the better life will be. Moreover, the planet will be able to heal.

Sumatran Last Stand For Orangutans: Petition

I stand with Rainforest Action Network in calling on the US snack food industry to help stop the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests for palm oil.

The rainforests of Indonesia are some of the most biodiverse forests in the world and home to a number of endangered species, like Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, pygmy elephants and rhinoceros. These rainforests continue to be destroyed to produce palm oil so it can be used in the manufacturing of food products, including in snack foods and sweets that are some of America’s favorite brand name products.

I would prefer my crackers, chocolate, cookies, peanut butter, and ice cream not to come with orangutan extinction. That is why I am standing with RAN in calling on snack food companies to protect Indonesia’s rainforests and all of the people and wildlife who depend on them by cutting palm oil tied to rainforest destruction and social conflict out of their supply chains.

Petition By Rainforest Action Network

Save The Orangutans

Help Save Honey Bees: Petition

Petition by Logan McGeary

Petition Details: Bees could possibly be faster then computer? True or false. Recently scientists have discovered that they’re smart enough to have sourced just the right amount of nectar; while preplanning the quickest route from the hive and back. It has been proven that they’re not just a one trick show, being a huge help in today’s indoor structures, furniture, household and office products; Even satellites and airplane wings are built upon the “hexagonal structure principle”. Which the bees use to build their hive, which intern creates more Strength and spaces to store their honey. Bees are facing extinction ultimately, we too would be at risk of extinction due to crop loss, rising food prices and food shortages leading to wide spread famine. 

I want to help save Honey bees from extinction because they are essential to the earth. Before we go any further, let’s look at the facts 

Bees have a massive importance to our ecosystem today; and have just been place on the endangered species list. How do they have an importance you ask? Firstly the most important part of a bees importance, is pollination to our ecosystem. Now pollination is a process through which bees collect nectar, and pollen from flowers, the pollen is used by the bee as protein and, nectar is taken into use for energy. As the bees travels from one flower to another transferring pollen, fertilizing as they go, including most of your favoured fruits and vegs; some of those included  would be Watermelon, Apples, Pears, Strawberries, Coconuts, Cucumber, Almonds and Tomatoes.SO WHERE WHOULD WE GO WITHOUT BEES? 

Maddie Maote on BBC Future has done extensive research into bees, and as far as important species go; they are at the top of the list. She has found that bees ‘pollinate 70 of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 Billion a year in crops’. That only being the start of a global food shortage, ‘we may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants’, and so forth moving up the food chain. ‘Which  means a world without bees could struggle, to sustain the global human population of 7 Billion.  

Honeybees are being lost in many parts of the world, ‘large numbers of colonies have been lost, a syndrome some have referred to as colony collapse disorder (CCD).’ This is where the majority, of the worker bees disappear, leaving behind a few nurser bees, to protect their queen. The infant bees are not fully  in understanding of their role in the hive yet. 

Our research is identifying the various factors that are involved; land development, agricultural management, pesticide use, environmental pollution and climate change. As if this list is not long enough. There is still hope for the honeybee, with the media  promoting the issue; 

We should be more aware and courteous about how we deicide, to move forward with our lives knowing that someday soon maybe? Our Children could have to live with a major world problem, we can stop using pesticides and protect bees’ sites. But is that enough?

Save The Honey Bees

Unusual Dolphin Deaths

(CNN Report ) A total of 261 bottlenose dolphins were found stranded between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, officials said.

Authorities discovered the dolphins between February 1 and May 31. A majority of them — 98% — were dead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That number is “three times the historical average in the northern gulf,” said Erin Fougères, a marine mammal stranding program administrator for NOAA.


2019 bottlenose dolphin stranding locations by month along the Northern Gulf of Mexico UME region. (Louisiana-Florida Panhandle)

According to NOAA: It is too early to determine any potential causes of the UME. Many of the dolphins recovered are very decomposed, limiting the ability to collect samples to determine cause of illness or death. In addition, a number of dolphins have stranded in remote locations, which limits the Stranding Network’s ability to examine or recover the  carcass. Some of the stranded dolphins have had visible skin lesions that are consistent with freshwater exposure. Samples are being collected for testing.

In our opinion, it’s possible that the salinity of the ocean could be declining. Due to the polar caps melting at an alarming rate. Even now, as they Melt Polar bears have had to travel farther away from their natural habitat. Weeks ago a report was shared of a malnourished polar bear, entering suburban limits in search of food.

In 2018, the largest King Penguin colony experienced a rapid decline in population. Reports stated that only 60,000 breeding pairs are left when there used to be 500,000.

In our opinion, we truly believe this has to do with climate change and caps melting due to the climate change effect. As we know most of these animals food sources rely on salt, and those food sources eat algae, and plankton, a plant that lives in salt oceans. No salt equates to fewer food sources and the instability of the ecosystem.

The only correct course of action to take is to limit our carbon footprint. As well as switching to green technology. Only then can the planet fully heal.