Analysis: 490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges

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PR by The Center for Biological Diversity

Pesticide Use on Crops Grown in Refuges Spikes in California, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland

WASHINGTON— America’s national wildlife refuges are being doused with hundreds of thousands of pounds of dangerous agricultural pesticides every year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center report, No Refuge, reveals that an estimated 490,000 pounds of pesticides were dumped on commodity crops like corn, soybeans and sorghum grown in national wildlife refuges in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available. The analysis was conducted with records obtained by the Center under the Freedom of Information Act.

“These refuges are supposed to be a safe haven for wildlife, but they’re becoming a dumping ground for poisonous pesticides,” said Hannah Connor, a senior attorney at the Center who authored the analysis. “Americans assume these public lands are protected and I…

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Trump’s sons opened a private hunting preserve in upstate New York and neighbors say it sounds like ‘a war zone’

Exposing the Big Game

February 14, 2018
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Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are enthusiastic hunters, although that does not explain why their 171-acre private hunting preserve in Wingdale, New York, sounds “like you’re in a war zone,” as one neighbor put it to The Associated Press.

It’s not just the regular deer hunting rifle fire residents are used to, though. Neighbors say they hear the deafening sounds of target practice as well as exploding targets and gunfire ringing out from a wooden tower on the property. “It’s bad,” said another neighbor. “It shakes the windows.”

The Trumps bought the property anonymously in 2013 after unsuccessfully attempting to get a discount by arguing it was haunted. The brothers used a limited liability company to scoop up the land, although paperwork traces back to Trump Jr. and Eric Trump directly.

Jeffrey Ferraro, who is listed as…

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petition: Someone Is Shooting Live Deer With Arrows – Find the Abuser Now!

This could be Upper Dublin.

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by: Care2 Team
target: Oregon State Police

40,882 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL
Last month, Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to investigate a live deer who had been shot with an arrow in Shady Cove, Oregon. Sadly, that evening, a trooper found not one, but two deer who had arrows sticking out of them. On top of that, there’s reason to believe a third deer was shot too.

Please sign this petition urging the Oregon State Police to find the sick person who did this and bring them to justice now!

Luckily, the deer are expected to be alright, but the person or persons who did this must still be caught.

Whoever did these cruel acts isn’t just a danger to animals, but they’re a danger to people as well. There are plenty of studies that show an irrefutable link between violence against animals and and violence against…

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50 Shades of Veganism Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

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by Captain Paul Watson

I have seen the steady evolution of veganism in my lifetime. In the Seventies we had vegetarians but practically no one had ever heard of a vegan.

As a vegetarian in 1979, I was hard pressed to find a decent meal and at dinners I would find myself ordering an omelette for lunch or dinner which actually was considered somewhat unusual. Finding a vegetarian meal was possible but almost always restricted. Finding a vegetarian restaurant was more of a challenge but there was always Indian and Japanese vegetable sushi.

But I have seen the movement grow and although it began slowly, in recent years it has accelerated rapidly to the point where traditional meat venues like MacDonald’s and others have seen the writing on the wall and now are offering vegan burgers and the dairy industry is totally freaking out over coconut, soy, almond, hemp, oat…

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Irrefutable Reasons Not to Hunt

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

  1.  Hunting is Cruelty to Animals who want to live.
  2.  Hunting disrupts animals social breeding and feeding routines.
  3.  Trophy Hunting causes a reversal of evolution of evolution by seeking out individuals with the most antler spread or horn curl, etc.
  4.  Sport Hunting encourages destructive, violent behavior in humans.
  5.  Targeted animals are devalued as living beings with their own rights.
  6.   Hunting is stealing from future generations who want to see the animals.
  7.   Some people love being outside in Nature and shouldn’t have to fear bein shot.
  8.   Nonhuman animals are much more aware and intelligent than once believed.
  9.   Many non-target animals, human and nonhuman are shot each year.
  10.  Killing animals for sport numbs people’s compassion for others.

C.A.S.H. supporters: Please feel free to come up with your own Irrefutable Reasons Not to Hunt. Original, acceptable, reasons will be added to the list…

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10,000 Birds | Can A Hawk Carry Off Your 12-Pound Pet?

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My niece came across this and posted it on her Facebook page…

The answer is: no.

No hawk can carry off a 12-pound pet. No hawk can carry off a 3-pound pet. The largest hawk in North America (the Ferruginous Hawk) weighs at most four pounds, so leaving the ground carrying three – let alone twelve – would be aerodynamically (not to mention logically) impossible. Red-tailed Hawks weigh about two pounds.

That did not stop a New Jersey animal shelter from publishing this rabble-rousing flyer on Facebook, all written in alarming red capital letters:

PARK RANGERS AND VET OFFICES ARE PUTTING OUT WARNINGS. THIS YEAR THE HAWKS REALLY SEEM TO BE OUT IN FORCE OFF THE EAST COAST.

THE PETS THAT ARE IN REAL DANGER ARE THE ONES WHO ARE 12 POUNDS AND UNDER. THESE ARE THE PETS THAT HAWKS CAN SWOOP DOWN AND GRAB.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS…

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Petition · Justin Trudeau: Save The Seals · Change.org

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Save The Seals
Jesse VanHolland started this petition to Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada Justin Trudeau and 1 other

After extensively researching the great Canadian seal hunt for a class project, I found that there was truly no reason for Canada to continue this barbaric practice. The Canadian government argues that seal hunting benefits the economy tremendously and is done sustainably, when truthfully it hardly stimulates the economy and the export of pelt has been banned in 40 countries. The practice is also thought to be regulated but in reality the hunters get away with terribly inhumane acts like skinning seals alive. What I want is to abolish this modern day massacre by creating a petition to let the government know how Canadians feel about being home to the largest aquatic animal slaughter in the world.
https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-save-the-seals?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=9096359&grid_position=5&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAGmrrQAAAAAAWtEtY8qDpSk3YjY0ZjE5ZA%3D%3D

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