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Calgary muzzles artists critical of tar sands

by Rob Maguire on April 17, 2013

http://artthreat.net/2013/04/calgary-artists-oil-free-coast/

President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter

http://desmogblog.com/2013/04/25/president-obama-slams-climate-deniers-twitter

Fracking Our National Parks: America’s Best Idea Threatened By Oil and Gas Addiction

http://desmogblog.com/2013/04/27/fracking-our-national-parks-america-s-best-idea-threatened-american-oil-and-gas-addiction

Breaking: Enbridge Pipeline Spills in Minnesota (Updates original)

http://desmogblog.com/2013/04/24/another-pipeline-leak-enbridge-alberta-clipper-line-67-leaking-tar-sands-bitumen

 

Animal Justice Canada wants the chicken killer artist to be charged

http://www.examiner.com/article/animal-justice-canada-wants-the-chicken-killer-artist-to-be-charged

Obama Moves to Block Horse Slaughter

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/business/obama-moves-to-block-slaughter-of-horses-for-meat.html?_r=2&

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Normally Saturdays and Sundays, better known as a weekend, are the times a person can actually sleep in before getting to the tasks around the house..tackling that TO DO LIST…which always seems to get longer each weekend..know the feeling???

Well for this Blogger, rising early..as it happens..6 a.m. this morning…means having the extra time to catch up on Blog posts, spend time with LOKI during his breakfast, visiting with all his buddies that he brings along..this morning the guests were Fiddle, Henri and Charlie..Charlie got extra cuddles this morning.

Henir with Loki

…and then booting up the computer, answering emails, and putting together new post updates..once the posts are done..then putting them up on my various sites.  Sometime today..I will get my own TO DO LIST widdled down I hope.  Note:  that I say that every weekend!!

Charlie

Fiddle

Now on to the important issues:

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Oppose Latest Assault on Wild Horses: BLM Plans to Replace Wild Stallions with Geldings on the Range

Proposed Action for Nevada’s Pancake Complex Is a Triple Assault on Wild Horse Populations

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6931/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1181536

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again! This time with the three worse-case scenarios included in one roundup proposal:

  • the massive roundup of 1,000 wild horses;
  • the castration of wild stallions and replacement of wild-free roaming mustangs with geldings; and
  • the zeroing-out of an entire Herd Area (HA), permanently removing all wild horses while leaving hundreds of privately-owned cattle behind.

Making matters worse, the plan also includes sex-ratio skewing of the herds to favor stallions over mares, a strategy that is being implemented in the absence of any scientific justification or review.

Straight from the Horse’s Heart

http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/breaking-news-convicted-nebraska-wild-mustang-murderer-up-for-parole/

Breaking News Update: Convicted Nebraska Wild Mustang Murderer Up for Parole

 

HOUSTON (SFTHH) – Sources close to SFTHH have verified that Jason Meduna, convicted of 145 counts of felony animal cruelty carrying a sentence of 5-10 years, is up for parole on October 26th, 2011 after barely serving 20 months of his sentence.  Meduna shocked a Nebraska court and the nation in April of ’09 when dozens of wild horses were found dead from starvation on his Nebraska 3- Strikes Ranch with hundreds more sick and dying.

Ban private “ownership” of exotic pets: 49 slaughtered after set free

http://our-compass.org/2011/10/19/ban-private-ownership-of-exotic-pets-49-slaughtered-after-set-free/

From CNN | By Will Tavers

CNN Editor’s note: Will Tavers is CEO and co-founder of the Born Free Foundation, whose mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue animals in need and protect wildlife, including highly endangered species. The foundation includes Born Free USA, which runs a primate sanctuary in Texas for 500 primates rescued from laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession.

Exotic animals should live in the wild, not be exploited in profit-motivated zoos — or worse — as “pets” or backyard oddities by people who have a deeply misguided sense of dominion or ownership.

From the PETA FILES

At Least Two Dozen Dead in Ohio

http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/10/19/at-least-two-dozen-dead-in-ohio.aspx?utm_source=PETA&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=Dozens%2BDead%2Bin%2BOhio

What Did I Do Wrong?

http://www.peta.org/features/what-did-i-do-wrong.aspx?utm_source=PETA&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=What%2BDid%2BI%2BDo%2BWrong

Pledge to Help Companion Animals This Winter!

NEWS

Andrea the cat survives multiple euthanization attempts at Utah shelter

  • Ben Winslow, KSTU

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Andrea the cat was picked up as a stray and brought to a Utah animal shelter. After no one came to claim her, she was euthanized — or at least, that’s what everyone thought.

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/andrea-the-cat-survives-multiple-euthanization-attempts-at-utah-shelter#ixzz1bWgaaXRS

Police Kill 12-Year-Old Golden Retriever Named Boomer

http://our-compass.org/2011/10/20/police-kill-12-year-old-golden-retriever-named-boomer/

Man caught on film beating dog- neighbours take matters into their own hands!‏

MAIL ONLINE

By Nick Enoch

A man has been arrested over allegations of animal abuse after he was caught on film appearing to beat a terrified dog with a pole as it desperately tried to get inside its owner’s house.

The video, shot from a neighbouring window, shows what seems to be a white Staffordshire bull terrier being kicked, punched in the face and repeatedly hit while a small boy looks on excitedly.

Within hours of the footage being posted on social networking site Facebook, an angry mob is said to have surrounded the man’s house in Grimsby, north-east Lincolnshire.

Police were called to the address last night and onlookers watched as a man, believed to be the dog’s owner, was arrested.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2050865/Animal-abuse-Facebook-footage-gets-Grimsby-man-arrested-beat-dog.html#ixzz1bWcbAss6

 Man saves dogs‏

http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/19/6496746-chinese-activists-rescue-dogs-destined-for-dinner-table

Fantastic interception by a very brave man, and the help of many animal rights activists!

By Bo Gu, NBC News

BEIJING – Traffic was running smoothly on a highway just outside Beijing last Friday – until a man noticed an enormous truck carrying stacks of caged dogs.

Mr. An, an animal rights activist and volunteer at Beijing-based China Small Animal Protection Association, saw the cramped, whimpering dogs and decided to do something. His decision ended up saving the lives of 580 canines, who were on their way to the northeastern city of Changchun, where they were to be slaughtered and eventually served for dinner.

You Can Help End This Hell!

http://www.soidog.org/en/newsletter%2Dsign%2Dup/past%2Dnewsletters/ets/

PETITIONS TO SIGN

Stop North Carolina Wildlife Commission from Killing Tame Deer and Fawns

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-north-carolina-wildlife-commission-from-killing-tame-deer-and-fawns

Save Oregon’s Struggling Wolf Population: automatic, sample letter

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8315

Painful Heart Experiments Performed on Dogs – Take Action Now: Automatic Letter

https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=455&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=eeih8n1jk2.app209b
 

PETITIONS:  ANIMAL RECUE SITE

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/

Ukraine Is Burning Animals ALIVE. Take Action Now!

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=UkraineStrayAnimals&ThirdPartyClicks=ETA_102011_UkraineStrayAnimals_F

Push To Ban Puppy Mill Imports!

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=PuppyMillImportBan&ThirdPartyClicks=ETA_102011_PuppyMillImportBan_1

Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…And Its Polar Bears

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=DOW-ArcticRefuge2

Urgent Action for Seals

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=3&campaign=HarpSeal

Support A Shark Fin Ban in Toronto

http://www.change.org/petitions/support-a-shark-fin-ban-in-toronto#

Save Oregon’s Struggling Wolf Population: automatic, sample letter

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8315

EXCELLENT SITES

SHARK

Showing Animals Respect and Kindness

http://www.sharkonline.org/

OUR COMPASS

http://www.our-compass.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ONTARIO

Further to inititial post: http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/ontario-shelter-animals-are-in-trouble/

In March 2009 a great deal of Hype was publicized about Ontario enacting the Strongest Animal Protection Law in Canada.  Congratulations to Ontario!!


Ontario’s Animal Protection Law Strongest In Canada

http://www.news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2009/03/ontarios-animal-protection-law-strongest-in-canada.html

http://news.ontario.ca/archive/en/2009/03/02/Ontario39s-Animal-Protection-Law-Strongest-In-Canada.html

http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/AnimalWelfare/paws.html

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2009/elaws_src_regs_r09060_e.htm

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2009/elaws_src_regs_r09061_e.htm

McGuinty Government Modernizes Animal Cruelty Laws

http://news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2008/11/stronger-protection-for-animals-in-ontario.html

“Today is an historic day for our province when it comes to animal protection. Ontario has passed legislation that will give us the strongest animal protection laws in Canada, and bring more abusers to justice.”

 – Rick Bartolucci
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Service

Changes To Improve Animal Welfare

http://www.news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2009/03/changes-to-improve-animal-welfare-1.html

http://news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2008/11/changes-to-improve-animal-welfare.html

However it may it be pointed out that no amount of written Legislation (LAW) is effective when it is not stringently enforced by those Powers that Be (government of Ontario) actively take part in monitoring and overseeing the activities of the body to which powers of investigation and enforcement are given  (OSPCA).

One need only Google:  Scandals OSPCA and one will find a wealth of media reports and Blog posts which if they take the time to read, will raise serious questions.  Not only questions as to how these incidents happened in the first place, but also raise the questions as to just WHY this situation has been allowed to continue this long and WHY has nothing been done by the Ontario Government to step in.

With the Fall Election not far away, it is time that those Provincial Government Officials who intend to run for re-election step up to the plate.  It is time that they actually listened, that they actually pay attention to the ongoing situation whereby shelter animals in Ontario continue to lose their lives and taxpayers  of Ontario raise their voices in protest on that very issue.  Sticking ones head in the sand or fingers in ones ears hoping that the issue will go away, is not a very good way to be re-elected.

 Being proactive, taking a stance, listening and acting on the concerns which have been constantly raised by so many taxpayers of Ontario on the situation faced by Ontario animals held in shelters, shelters which are to be scrutinized by the OSPCA …. And by overseeing and monitoring/reviewing OSPCA policies and procedures  is the Way to be Re-elected.

The few links contained below have been easily located on Google by searching OSPCA Scandals.

Surely the countless number of Ontario residents that are desperately working to getting positive change needed to guarantee the protection of animals in a province that reported has the Strongest Animal Protection Law in Canada, as per the Ontario Government itself, are not crazies.  These dedicated individuals SEE the problem and have combined forces to actually DO something about it.  Why has the Provincial Government failed to take heed? 

Prior to the Election it is suggested that all current and prospective MLA’s and Ministers be contacted and the question “What do you intend to do to remedy this ongoing situation?” be asked.  Request written responses and keep them….

http://www.ospcatruth.com

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/17/ospca-receives-euthanasia-report

http://www.facebook.com/notes/ora-animalrescue/ora-guest-advocate-feature-cruelty-in-hamilton-ospca-aware-and-doing-nothing-by-/223617177650839

ORA Guest Advocate Feature: “Cruelty in Hamilton-OSPCA aware and doing nothing,” by Lillian Szillagy

by Ora AnimalRescue on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:49pm

At scandal’s core is a legitimate debate

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/734316–at-scandal-s-core-is-a-legitimate-debate

http://supportanimals.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/ths-veterinarian-role-in-ospca-scandal/

THS Veterinarian role in OSPCA Scandal

http://supportanimals.wordpress.com/

Newmarket OSPCA Shelter; Management, Staff Unqualified

http://canada.myletsadopt.com/2011/03/30/newmarket-ospca-shelter-management-staff-unqualified/

What went wrong at the OSPCA

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/809442–what-went-wrong-at-the-ospca

VERITAS: FUMBLE – OSPCA PUTS DOWN ITS CREDIBILITY

http://www.breakthroughblog.ca/2010/05/veritas-fumble-ospca-puts-down-its.html

http://davenportdemocracy.blogspot.com/2011/04/bad-guy-tim-trow-toronto-humane-society.html

Dog’s best friend: the story behind the Toronto Humane Society’s mutiny, raid and shutdown

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/from-print-edition-informer/2011/01/26/dog%E2%80%99s-best-friend-the-story-behind-the-toronto-humane-society%E2%80%99s-mutiny-raid-and-shut-down/

Why charges were dropped in Humane Society case

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontohumanesociety/article/848293–all-charges-dropped-in-toronto-humane-society-case?bn=1

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/17/ospca-receives-euthanasia-report

http://www.ospcatruth.com

http://www.theoria.ca/research/files/OSPCA-THS-Presentation.pdf

www.theoria.ca

http://www.facebook.com/notes/ora-animalrescue/ora-guest-advocate-feature-cruelty-in-hamilton-ospca-aware-and-doing-nothing-by-/223617177650839

ORA Guest Advocate Feature: “Cruelty in Hamilton-OSPCA aware and doing nothing,” by Lillian Szillagy

Ottawa woman charged with animal cruelty after dog starves to death

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Ottawa+woman+charged+with+animal+cruelty+after+starves+death/4809986/story.html

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Some good news:   Membership is growing.  More members are needed:

http://www.causes.com/causes/144162-wolves-dying-in-alaska-and-yellowstone-park-for-entertainment-stop-wolf-slaughter/about

We all know what radiation poisoning does to a human.  These animals need to be taken out of the danger zone, sheltered and cared for until they may be united with their owners.  Given that many Animal Welfare organizations have responded to the situation in Japan, Haiti and elsewhere, WHY, are these pets still left in LIMBO.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/994792–pets-starving-scavenging-in-nuclear-danger-zone?bn=1

 Pets starving, scavenging in nuclear danger zone


Congratulations to those who had their voices heard in Bolivia!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/the-sacred-and-the-dead_b_855272.html

The Sacred and the Dead

Why is Canada supporting the slaughter of  horses????

http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2011/05/canada-horse-meat.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fhsus%2Fwayne+%28Wayne+Pacelle%3A+A+Humane+Nation%29

Canadian TV Show Sends Wrong Message about Horse Slaughter

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Dutch introduce 500 animal rights police | Posted | National Post

4 Mar 2011 Animal abusers in the Netherlands will have more to worry about as lawmakers in that country introduce 500 police officers dedicated to
news.nationalpost.com/…/dutch-introduce-500-animal-rights-police

 

Chinese govt lobbied to ban ‘cruel’ seal imports

  • Source: Global Times
  • [08:24 March 29 2011]

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This continuous live feed of these magnificent Bald Eagles is worth watching.  You can leave it on and watch these beautiful birds throughout your day.  The comings and goings from the nest.  Enjoy.

 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel-popup/decorah-eagles

 

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http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/MSNHome/20110304/w5-animal-hoarders-110305/

Documentary

 

Additional Links

https://member.cmpmedica.com/index.php?referrer=http://member.cmpmedica.com/cga.php?assetID=425&referrer=http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/54031

 

http://understanding_ocd.tripod.com/hoarding3_links3.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/19/f-animal-hoarding-faq.html

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-animal-hoarding-%E2%80%93-when-love-animals-turns-disease

http://www.tufts.edu/vet/hoarding/abthoard.htm

http://www.suite101.com/content/animal-hoarding-a-mental-illness-a125178

http://www.k9magazinefree.com/k9_perspective/iss49p9.shtml

http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/animal-hoarders-the-illness-and-the-crime.aspx

MORE LINKS OF INTEREST

http://pet.firstblogfirst.com/2011/01/17/discerning-the-truth-about-abuse/

http://www.metronews.ca//vancouver/local/article/754740–dog-dragging-leads-
to-cruelty-charges

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