May 19, 2017

Spain: The Spanish Galgo - a type of "Hunting Dog" Facing a Modern Day Horror | Dr. Becker at

Please view this sad, informative article by Dr. Becker at including the conversation she had with Yeray Lopez about the mistreatment of the dog breed called Galgo. She says, "I greatly admire Yeray's warrior spirit, and my commitment to him is that we'll do everything we can to support his efforts. It really comes down to awareness and education, which can shift the way people think. But it will take a lot of soldiers in the army to get the education process rolling."

Another organization that has helped many discarded, mistreated hunting dogs recover is the Viktor Larkhill Rescue. You can view their extreme rescues on YouTube and their recently started page at Patreon. Here is an example of a current dog in dire need of donations for a new surgery even though her rescue began two years ago. Some recoveries take a long time and are complicated, like Amy's:
Amy's YouTube video from this week:

Apr 21, 2017

Vancouver Island, Canada: 2 dead and 3 seriously injured after logging train derailment

2 dead and 3 seriously injured after logging train derails on Vancouver Island: Two people were killed after a logging train derailed on north Vancouver Island Thursday morning. Three others were seriously injured and remain in hospital.

Apr 20, 2017

Global Earth Day and March for Science April 22, 2017

Can't believe we have to march for the obvious - again - but we do.

Happy Earth Day

"Social media connects most, but oceans connect us all" - Fabien Cousteau

Mar 31, 2017

USA: March 30 Deadline Passed for Introducing CRA Resolutions Targeting Obama-Era Protections

image source: __Jasmin__ on Pixabay

From the Public Citizen Press Room 3/31/17:
About Two Dozen Rules Remain Targets for Repeal – Hundreds No Longer Can Be Challenged Using the CRA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Americans are relieved to have passed an important milestone in the ongoing battle to defend health, safety, consumer and environmental protections from attacks by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress. The deadline for introducing resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that target Obama-era regulatory protections elapsed on Thursday, March 30.
It is sadly a very long list. Please click for rules at risk grid showing which protections have been targeted by current administration using the Congressional Rules Act:

Idaho: Boy injured, family dog killed by USDA cyanide bomb placed on BLM land without warnings or notices

image: bykst on Pixabay

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wanted to kill coyotes. Device looked like a sprinkler head. Boy touched it to see what it was. It exploded with orange fumes immediately. Yellow Lab was downwind and got the brunt of it. USDA said they posted signs but family and nearly all nearby neighbors report seeing no signs whatsoever.

Global (so-called developed world?): Glue Traps. WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES

How Glue Traps Ruined My Childhood: If you're thinking about using glue traps, beware that these torture devices could leave your home worse off than before.

Mar 22, 2017

Thailand: RIP People threw coins at turtle and he ingested them. He died of blood poisoning

Vets hope the media coverage of the stricken creature will make Thais think twice about throwing coins into ponds where animals live.

Read it in full at The National:

India: Ganges and Yamuna rivers given same legal rights as humans :-)

Uttarakhand state's High Court ruling means that if anyone harms or pollutes either river, the law would view it as no different from harming a person.

Read it in full at The National:

Australia and Global: Hurt And Pain On International Forest Day

International Forest Day was March 21, 2017 See:

---------- Forwarded message --------
From: "Lyndon, The Wilderness Society" <>
Date: Mar 20, 2017 5:24 PM
Subject: Hurt And Pain On International Forest Day

Stop Australia's land clearing crisis

Dear Liz,
Did you know that today is International Day of Forests?
It's a timely reminder to stop and think how much our forests mean to us. Forests are the natural environment for our native species: they provide us with clean water and air.
Liz, forests are our tool against climate change. Australia has some of the most carbon-dense forests in the world and if we continue to sacrifice them, then we're not fulfilling our pledge to overcome climate change.
Today, on the International Day of Forests, it hurts me to say that our forests are in critical danger... and I need your help. Please donate $36 to work with me to save them.

In the last three years, Queensland alone has lost over 850,000 hectares of native forest due to land clearing. And it's taking its toll...
Stop Land Clearing
  • Around 20% of Australian mammals, 7% of reptiles and 13% of birds are listed as Extinct, Endangered or Vulnerable.
  • More than 100 species have become extinct in New South Wales in the last 200 years.
  • 1,700 animal and plant species are at risk of extinction, including the koala.
Giant chains are being dragged across the land behind huge bulldozers, intent on destruction. They are tearing down the trees, killing our native wildlife and releasing tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
Give now
Liz, please help me in this fight against land clearing by making a donation of $36 today. Thank you.
Yours for nature,

Lyndon Schneiders
National Director
P.S. Thousands of hectares of Australian forests are being cleared every day. Please donate today to stop this madness!

The Wilderness Society

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