Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

Originally posted on My Blog Straydogsworldwide:

Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

This is a guest post from Natalia Chumak, the founder and a trustee of UK charity LAPA (Helping animals in Russia) which works with its partners on the ground to rescue, rehabilitate, sterilize and re-home abandoned cats and dogs in Russia, provide reduced cost sterilization to low-income Russian pet owners and campaign for effective animal welfare legislation in Russia. Learn more about LAPA’s work at www.lapauk.org.

Concerns are rising among animal welfare activists about the fate of cats and dogs in Russia. There are recent indications that Russia might imminently pass legislation which will result in the immediate slaughter of hundreds of thousands of stray cats and dogs, and many more in the future. If this happens, it will be a huge setback in a tough battle for the passing…

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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought

Originally posted on My Blog OceansSpirit:


Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought
by Staff Writers
Exeter, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2014

This image depicts polystyrene microspheres inside the gills of a shore crab. Image courtesy Andrew Watts.

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Scientists also discovered that when microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion.

Lead author Dr Andrew Watts of the University of Exeter said: “Many studies on microplastics only consider ingestion as a route of uptake into animals. The results we have just published stress other routes such as ventilation. We have shown this for crabs, but the same could apply for other crustaceans, molluscs and fish…

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Estonia’s Struggle For Survival ( Estonia Was Leveled To Dust In WWII)

Originally posted on Ann Novek--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:

Mart Laar (Prime Minister of Estonia, 1992–1994 and 1999–2002), in his 1992 book War in the Woods: Estonia’s Struggle for Survival, 1944–1956[3] rejected Soviet propaganda that had painted the Baltic resistance as having been orchestrated by wealthy landowners and Nazi officials and noted that the Forest Brothers counted among their ranks anti-Nazis and former Soviet partisans.

The Soviet strategy was to paint the Estonians as Nazi collaborateurs. The Soviets feared the Estonians Allied symphaties and their support for Western democraties.

Nothing could be more wrong that call the Estonians Nazi collaborateurs , as Germany had always been the nation that had mostly suppressed Estonia .

The Estonian Day of Independance marks the victory of Estonia against Germany in WWI, with the help for example by the UK.

25th Anniversary of the Baltic Way

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70% of Human Diseases Linked to Animal Agriculture

Originally posted on Our Compass:

E coli, Wikimedia Commons

E coli, Wikimedia Commons


A report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) links 70% of human diseases to animal agriculture.

The “World Agriculture – Changing Disease Landscapes” report published in December 2013 explains how population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread.

The report says seventy percent of the new diseases that have emerged in humans over recent decades are of animal origin and, in part, directly related to the human quest for more animal-sourced food.

Its goes on to explain how developing countries face a staggering burden of human, zoonotic and livestock diseases creating a major impediment to development and food safety. Recurrent epidemics in livestock affect food security, livelihoods, and national and local economies in poor and rich countries alike.

In the push to produce more food, humans…

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President Obama: Keep fighting poaching! – Wildlife Conservation Society

Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation:

President Obama just made an unprecedented move in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking. In a visit to Tanzania, the President launched a poaching crackdown, dedicating the United States to fighting back against poachers and criminal wildlife traffickers. His new $10 million initiative is devoted to protecting Africa’s iconic species from the threat of the bloody trade in illegal ivory.

We can’t think of a better ally in the fight to save elephants, rhinos, and other species driven to the brink of extinction by the illegal wildlife trade.

Let Obama know that we stand with him – and with elephants. Send your letter of support today!

Source: secure3.convio.net

Please sign the petition.

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Are Americans Grasping the Plight of the Rhino?

Originally posted on Fight for Rhinos:

In a recent poll by the Center for Biological Diversity:

61 percent of Americans said they are concerned about the rate that wildlife are disappearing.

2 out of 3 Americans believe Congress should strengthen, or not make any changes to the Endangered Species Act.

Half of those polled think the country is doing too little to protect imperiled plants and animals, and that too many species are being pushed to the brink of extinction.

Much of this recent attitude has to be credited to President Obama’s executive order to combat wildlife trafficking.

Timeline in Rhino & Elephant Crisis Awareness in the US

  • May 2013- Miss USA, South African born Nana Meriwether, advocates for the plight of the rhino.
  • Jul 2013- President Obama announced the Executive Order to combat wildlife trafficking
  • Sept 2013-March for Elephants released the Elephant in Times Square billboard, educating thousands of Americans on the poaching crisis.
  • Sept 2013- Animal…

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