petition: Demand BlackRock stop financing Amazon destruction!

BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm, has more money invested in the fossil fuel and agribusiness industries – the biggest drivers of climate change – than any other company in the world. That means that BlackRock’s portfolio constitutes a huge liability for putting the planet on a path towards runaway climate change — in fact, BlackRock contributes more to climate change than almost any other company on Earth.

The Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous inhabitants are under acute threat from BlackRock, taking advantage of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s removal of environmental barriers to economic activities in the Amazon.

And now they will have even more access to deforestation and destruction.

Bolsonaro has advocated for the opening of new areas of the Amazon rainforest to agriculture and industry. As a result, BlackRock announced plans to expand its operations in Brazil after Bolsonaro was elected. Moves like this signal strong support for Bolsonaro, whose toxic rhetoric is inspiring violence against indigenous communities in the Amazon and beyond.

As one of the largest investors in Brazil’s agribusiness industry, BlackRock could use its financial clout to curb, not encourage, further forest destruction. It must divest from companies that continue these horrendous practices.

Join us in this fight to protect the Amazon and curb climate change!

Sign the petition: Demand that BlackRock divest and stop financing Amazon destruction

Petition by Rainforest Action Network

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Cetaceans

Cetaceans, what is that? A majority of people have never heard this word before.

Description of Cetaceans: are aquatic mammals constituting the infraorder Cetacea. There are around 89 living species, which are divided into two parvorders. The first is the Odontoceti, the toothed whales, which consist of around 70 species, including the dolphin, porpoise, beluga whale, narwhal, sperm whale, and beaked whale.

According to WWF and other marine biologists, Cetaceans are Facing a multitude of hazards.

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are succumbing to new and ever-increasing dangers. Collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear threaten the North Atlantic right whale with extinction, while the Critically Endangered Western North Pacific gray whale is at serious risk because of intensive oil and gas development in its feeding grounds.

Alarm is also growing over other hazards including toxic contamination, the effects of climate change and habitat degradation.

It’s illegal, but it still happens: commercial whaling

Despite a moratorium on commercial whaling and the declaration of virtually the whole of the Southern Ocean as a whale sanctuary, each year over 1,000 whales are killed for the commercial market.

This is why we need appropriate aquariums for these cetaceans. We need to have a safe haven for them, where they are not going to be hunted down or used as entertainment. We have conservative/Protected lands for our land wildlife.

Why can’t we have the same for the Cetaceans, by making a barrier big enough to protect while also not damaging the environment, yet given them plenty of room. We have the technology to do this for them.

Because as we well know hunters will NEVER STOP. We have to start somewhere to save the lives of aquatic life.

Common Sense Gun Laws

Guns are dangerous in the wrong hands, no matter how much some would like to think otherwise. The fact remains we do need more common-sense gun laws and control.

We need to ban assault rifles, for civilian use. Ak47(WASR-10), Remington, M4, and M16 just to name a few, should not be accessible for civilians. Especially, those who are mentally unstable. Who are not only a danger to themselves, yet to others as well.

Those with a criminal background should be disallowed from purchasing and owning, those who are unstable should be denied. Thorough background checks need to be done.

Weapons Dealers (private sellers) sorry to say should have a license to sell and carry and be registered. As well as take classes to notice the signs of instability. I say this because of the constant mass shootings happening over the past few years. Everyone who owns or plans to purchase needs to register themselves.

This will cut crimes in half and make police work more efficient. By way of finding the owners faster during a shootout investigation.

These are consequences for horrid actions. I know I can’t be the only one tired of these travesties. Human life is precious, just like all life is.

Quite frankly, I don’t care for the NRA since they really have not been doing their true job. Which is supposed to mainly be for gun safety education. Yet lately it has been for lobbying on gun rights and ownership. instead of trying to place common-sense laws.

Truthfully I doubt they care about public safety anymore since they have been a big buyer for anti-law bills.

In order to fight for common-sense laws, people need to attend town meetings with facts and a calm demeanor.

Let me make this perfectly clear I’m not saying take guns away. I’m saying ban assault rifles that have been the biggest part of mass shootings. Assault rifles have been banned before during the Clinton administration and the massacres/gun violence WAS at an all-time low. We need to implement that law again for the populace’s safety.

We will work on a plan, statement for our area to present. When done we will share it here for others to use as a foothold for public safety.

Changes For Life To Be Better

Change is a big deal for most. Change albeit difficult must happen in order to have any chance of success in life or in happiness.

What has been happening in today’s society is a true travesty of humanity. From hate wars, open racism, and prejudices. From discrimination of the LGBTQ and the death of transgenders.

Nothing is right in the world, today. Nothing is right due to the fact that there is no open-mindedness and no tolerance. There is only intolerance and ignorance.

How can we change this? We can change this by bringing education to the masses. The true history of each culture and ethnic background. The true history of America, of how the first settlers and conquistadors treated the Natives of this land. The fight the LGBTQ community has had to go through.

Bringing back the real history may just prevent a repetition of events in the future.

It starts with us. It starts with teaching the difference and teaching the acceptance of everyone. It starts by standing United against hatred and racial injustices.

I for one hope to make a difference in the lives of others by advocating and acting on behalf of those who can’t speak due to tyranny and for those who have zero freedom.

I am working on a petition currently requesting that schools bring back the true history of Native Americans and other areas of importance in their curriculum. Seeing as since I left high school they stopped teaching the trail of tears and the history of Cortez, plus the history of the liberty statue. All of which is a big part of American history.

I will share it here when it’s complete.

Sick trophy hunters pose beside polar bear kills as thousands slaughtered

Trophy hunters pose for vile souvenir snaps next to the polar bears they have just slaughtered on trips organised purely to ­satisfy their sickening blood lust.

Experts say this shocking animal tourism craze for the rich is on the rise with more than 5,000 of the magnificent ­creatures slayed for sport in ­Canada’s area of the Arctic Circle in recent years.

Read More: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/majestic-polar-bears-slaughtered-trophy-18782690

Even without the Trophy Hunter, the polar bear species have been declining for the past couple of years due to the IceCaps melting at an alarming rate. All thanks to global warming and man-made exacerbated climate change.

All of which needs to be reversed before nothing is left, except desolation.

She Came To Shore to Lay Her Eggs and These People Laughed as They Stoned Her to Death

• by: Care2 Team

• recipient: Police Department of Chalkida

By most accounts, the island of Evia in Greece is paradise, with sandy beaches, beautiful hikes and gorgeous sea views it’s no wonder why so many people flock to it every summer.

But for one visitor, the island paradise turned into a nightmare and a quick stop became her final resting place.

Beachgoers in the city of Chalkida were enjoying a swim when they were suddenly joined by a visitor. Amongst the swimmers, was an enormous blue swordfish that had come to shore to lay her eggs. At first, the locals were frightened, mistaking it for a shark, but once they realized it was a swordfish, a commonly eaten fish in the region. They began to harass and chase it.

Soon a whole group of people were trying everything possible to get their hands on it. They threw rocks and other objects at it while others tried to grab it directly. The obviously distressed fish had nowhere to turn for safety as it was surrounded by would-be captors.

The video shows the gruesome incident and unfortunately, it doesn´t have a happy ending. According to reports, the swordfish was killed meaning that its, anywhere between, 1 million and 30 million eggs a female swordfish can lay, probably never got a chance at life.

Netizens are outraged at the cruelty and ignorance of the people responsible for the fish´s death. They, like us, want justice for the animal that was just hoping to continue her species but was brutally killed along the way.

Some might say “It´s just a fish.” But it is also a living thing and deserves to be treated with respect. What the beachgoers did to the poor fish was unnecessary and unforgivable and since each and every one of the guilty parties was captured on film, Greek authorities should take action to punish them.

Please sign the petition and ask authorities in Chalkida to find the abusers and charge them with animal cruelty.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/542/298/800/she-came-to-shore-to-lay-her-eggs-and-these-people-laughed-as-they-stoned-her-to-death/

Alabama animal shelter says it mistakenly killed woman’s dog

By The Associated Press

Jul 26, 2019, 7:19 AM ET

An Alabama animal shelter says it mistakenly euthanized a woman’s dog only hours after picking it up.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports Kim Wright found a note on her door Monday saying her dog Vinnie had been running loose in the neighborhood and was picked up by the Montgomery Humane Society. She called the shelter that same day, but Vinnie was nowhere to be found. She later learned that Vinnie had been euthanized.

Humane Society Executive Director Steven Tears said Wednesday that Vinnie was mistaken for a similar looking dog slated for euthanasia. He says the shelter is now re-evaluating its classification system, which he said broke down in this case.

Wright says she’s heartbroken.

The shelter says it’s handling Vinnie’s cremation.

Abandoned: 2 elderly horses found inside trailer in Windsor, left up to 24 hours with no food or water

WINDSOR, Calif. (KGO) — In the North Bay, a shocking case of animal cruelty after two elderly horses were found abandoned in a trailer for more than 24 hours with no food or water. Animal welfare officials are on the lookout for who left the animals behind in the hot summer sun.

Two mares, both in their 20’s are slowly recovering in an undisclosed veterinary facility with care and lots of tasty food to eat.

But on Tuesday, they were in bad shape.

Police found them abandoned in the corner of the Windsor Home Depot parking lot, inside a sweltering horse trailer with no food or water.

People who live there can’t believe it.

“I’m glad they got to them in time, it could have been a death sentence,” said Matt Birkhead.

Authorities say it’s possible the horses may have been left in the trailer for up to 24 hours.

“We have no idea why someone would show up in our county and dump a trailer with horses,” said Kevin Davis, Field Supervisor for Sonoma County Animal Services.

Davis is investigating the case. He says both horses were malnourished. One of them is a mustang and her markings say she’s a rescue from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which holds horse auctions after roundups.

Read more: Abandoned Mares

WHERE LIONS ONCE RULED, THEY ARE NOW QUIETLY DISAPPEARING

There are half as many African lions than there were 25 years ago. Conservation programs aim to protect the disappearing species by promoting human-lion cohabitation across the African savanna.

FOR EVERY LION in the wild, there are 14 African elephants, and there are 15 Western lowland gorillas. There are more rhinos than lions, too.

The iconic species has disappeared from 94 percent of its historic range, which once included almost the entire African continent but is now limited to less than 1.71 million square kilometres. With fewer than an estimated 25,000 in Africa, lions are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which determines the conservation status of species.

Read more: https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/where-lions-once-ruled-they-are-now-quietly-disappearing.aspx

Simparica: Warning – Dangerous Drug For Dogs

Zoetis the company that manufactures the flea and tick drug Simparica, have been falsely claiming that the drug is safe. In truth, the drug is known to cause deadly seizures and ataxia in pets who take the drug.

Even the FDA and AVMA knew of the hazardous side effects linked to Simparica, yet still approved it to be used for the treatment of fleas and ticks.

Four flea, tick products linked to seizures, ataxia

Posted Oct. 31, 2018

Four flea and tick products may cause seizures, tremors, and lost coordination in some cats and dogs.

Food and Drug Administration officials have received thousands of reports of adverse events connected with three products—Bravecto, Nexgard, and Simparica—containing drugs in the isoxazoline class. The agency approved a fourth product, Credelio, containing a drug in the class this year.

“The FDA is working with manufacturers of isoxazoline products to include new label information to highlight neurologic events because these events were seen consistently across the isoxazoline class of products,” a Sept. 20 announcement states.

The agency has approved all four products since 2013 for treatment and prevention of flea infestations and treatment and control of tick infestations. They are safe and effective for most pets, but veterinarians should use patient medical histories to decide whether isoxazoline-class drugs are appropriate, the announcement states.

Siobhan DeLancey, who is a spokeswoman for the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, said the agency has received about 5,400 reports of adverse events connected with the drugs.

She provided a statement that said agency officials are seeing reports of neurologic events at similar rates across the isoxazoline product class, when those reports are compared with sales data. But the agency is unable to compare among products because it’s impossible to know how many of the doses sold have been administered.

Researchers who conducted preapproval studies saw some of the neurologic signs, and some of the product labels already note that potential, DeLancey said. In the reports of adverse events since approval, some animals developed seizures with no known history of them.

Most of the reports involve dogs, but whether the risk is higher in dogs or cats is unknown. Only one of the products—Bravecto—is approved for use in cats.

FDA reports that summarize evidence used toward approval of the four products include descriptions of seizures, tremors, ataxia, and lethargy among a small number of dogs and ataxia in a few cats involved in clinical trials. Results of one trial for Simparica involving a small number of 8-week-old puppies, for example, indicated that those that received higher doses were more likely to have neurologic signs.

https://www.avma.org/news/javmanews/pages/181115h.aspx

Do not give your companion animals these medications. The seizures are a lifelong side effect. It does not go away at all. Once neurological damage takes place there is no reversing the damage. There is only a long road of treatments via more medication.

There’s proof of Simparica induced seizures all over the Web. Youtube for an example of a recent victim of simparica can be found here: https://youtu.be/pZF4eTSQEYU

For the correct information on dealing with seizures. You are supposed to move everything dangerous out of their way. Cushion their head as well as gently hold them and comfort them, Until the seizure has passed.

If your companions are suffering from seizures it’s best to take them to a Veterinarians Office immediately after the episode. Preferably a different veterinarian who didn’t prescribe the medication.