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Old 01-07-2017, 07:33 PM   #781
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Cop ADOPTS abused ten-year-old boy after rescuing him from home where he was tied up in a freezing water-filled trash can

Officer Jody Thompson of the Poteau Police Department in Oklahoma has adopted 10-year-old John and his baby sister Paizley
In 2015, Thompson responded to a physical child abuse call having previous experience investigating such cases for the district attorney's office
Thompson was stunned to see a severely underweight 8-year-old boy with his wrists bound by belts
He had bruises all along his back and a huge bump on his head, having been submerged in a trash can full of cold water


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Old 02-07-2017, 02:31 PM   #783
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Nevada launches sales of legal recreational marijuana
Cannabis dispensaries open along Las Vegas Strip

Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas.

People began purchasing marijuana shortly after midnight, just months after voters approved legalization in November and marking the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales in the country.

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Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada's Legal Recreational Marijuana



Las Vegas (AP) -- Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year.

Veteran consumers, first-timers, twenty-somethings and retirees were among those who defied triple-digit temperatures before they made it into stores across the Las Vegas area, some of which opened shortly after midnight and later provided free water, live music, valet parking and coveted promotions on their valuable product. Eager employees guided customers and answered questions from product potency to Nevada's consumption regulations.

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What They're Not Telling You About Marijuana Legalization In Nevada

Published on 1 Jul 2017

In this video, Vin Armani examines the marijuana law in Nevada to see what's really in it. No, you're not free to grow it. Read the fine print. Over an ounce is still a FELONY. What did they actually legalize? Government made themselves the new cartel, to profit more than entrepreneurs from every joint sold.

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PETA Reward Reaches $10,000 in Search for Dog Torturer



The case of Lulu—the dog who was discovered on the evening of Tuesday, June 6, buried alive up to her nose in Tucker—remains unsolved, so PETA is now doubling our reward and offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

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Old 07-07-2017, 10:32 AM   #787
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Orphaned for its mother's ivory: Baby rhino left alone as poachers slaughter up to 30 animals in ONE weekend in South Africa
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The mother rhino was killed at a private farm along with eight other animals
On another private farm, a mother and baby black rhino were both slaughtered
Six killings also took place at KwaZulu-Natal's flagship game reserve
Despite only 20,000 white rhinos being left in the wild, poachers still hunt them
Reports of 139 rhinos slaughtered in the KwaZulu-Natal province alone this year
In last four years, 1,000 rhinos have been butchered every year in South Africa


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6 rhino killed in just one night in KwaZulu-Natal reserve
2017-07-04 12:37

Hluhluwe - Horn poachers have killed another six rhino in a single night shoot-up in KwaZulu-Natal's flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve.

It is understood that 11 gunshots were heard around 00:00 on Sunday. At first light on Monday, Ezemvelo KZN wildlife rangers and anti-poaching units went to where the gunshots had been heard and found six dead rhino.

All their horns had been hacked off and removed by the poaching gangs.

Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mntambo confirmed in a brief statement on Tuesday that the six animals had been killed in the Mbhuzane area, in the Imfolozi section of the park.

This is the area where fewer than 100 southern white rhino were rescued from global extinction in the 1890s and subsequently multiplied to nearly 20 000 animals after being spread out to Kruger National Park and other wildlife reserves across

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Dog Who Was Chained Up For 8 Years Is Pet For The First Time
He was so shy around rescuers

For eight long years, this dog named Bron lived in a world dominated by sadness and pain — but in an instant, that all changed.

Bron had spent his entire life chained up on a farm in Spain. When he was finally discovered by volunteers from Animal Rescue España, the dog's weakened body was host to a number of untreated injuries, telltale indications of abuse and neglect. But most pronounced of all were the unseen wounds of having never been loved.





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Thousands Of Dogs Are Being Tortured To Death To Be Sold As Food At This Festival

POSTED ON JULY 6, 2017NATURAL HEALTH NEWS



By Carey Wedler

In Yulin, Guangxi, China, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed to be sold as food at the world’s largest dog meat festival, taking place this week. The annual event has received widespread criticism in recent years but has been difficult to shut down.

One of the reasons the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival continues is cultural relativism. After all, Westerners eat cows, which are sacred in Indian culture. In the United States, for example, cows and other livestock are subject to inhumane conditions that shock and terrify the animals, just like the dogs who suffer in China and in other countries throughout Asia. However, the torture inflicted on dogs at festivals like these is intentional and believed to bring quality to the resulting flesh due to the release of the animals’ stress hormones.

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/07/...-festival.html

“Anything you can think of, they’re doing. Smashing feet with hammers and just letting them suffer. I’ve seen them poke out eyeballs and cut their ears off — mass mutilation, just hanging them, cutting their heads off with machetes.”

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Hong Kong authorities seize 'record' ivory haul
World’s ‘largest ever’ seizure of 7.2 tonnes of ivory has street value of £7m, officials say

Authorities in Hong Kong have announced what they say is the world’s largest ever seizure of about 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks with an estimated street value close to HK$72m (£7m).

If the size of the haul is verified, it will replace the current record held by Singapore for a seizure of 7.138 tonnes of ivory tusks in 2002.

The EU’s environment commissioner, Karmenu Vella, told the Guardian: “The authorities of Hong Kong did a great job with this massive ivory seizure. It indicates that ivory trafficking continues at shocking levels. But it showcases how coordinated enforcement action brings results. Our EU action plan against wildlife trafficking is a significant part of this coordination.

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“Arresting wildlife criminals is a priority for us and we will continue to work with countries all over the world to clamp down on these transnational criminal activities.”

Hong Kong customs inspectors found the cargo on Tuesday when they searched a Malaysian shipment declared to be containing frozen fish at the Kwai Chung custom house.

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Old 08-07-2017, 09:40 AM   #792
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Television Star Richard Dean Anderson to Executive Produce Sea Turtle Documentary Why Just One?

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Actress Holly Marie Combs boards as Associate Producer of the first feature length film produced by Sea Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Premiering July 2016

baby turtles heading to the oceanSea Shepherd Conservation Society supporters Richard Dean Anderson and Holly Marie Combs are lending their names as producers on the company’s crowd-funded documentary feature Why Just One?

The documentary follows Sea Shepherd's 2015 sea turtle defense campaign, Operation Jairo, which took place in Honduras, Florida and Costa Rica. Why Just One? focuses specifically on the sea turtle defenders’ successes and struggles of the ground campaign in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican campaign takes place on the remote Pacuare Island and Moin Beach, the latter where Costa Rican turtle defender Jairo Mora Sandoval was brutally murdered on May 31, 2013 while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests. Sea Shepherd named Operation Jairo in his honor.

From death threats to attacks, from protecting sea turtles and their eggs, to interviews with Costa Rican activists and Sandoval's best friend, Why Just One? seeks to answer the question of why only one in one thousand sea turtles survive to maturity.

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-...-just-one.html

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Puppy found buried alive in Tucson dies despite veterinary care

TUCSON, AZ - The Sanctuary Project is looking for anyone who might have information regarding a puppy that was found buried alive on the east side of Tucson on Sunday night.

He was found buried in a lot in the Pantano and Escalante area.

Someone was walking by, heard the puppy whimpering and called the police.

Tucson police responded and called the Sanctuary Project who established a plan with the Valley Animal Hospital to care for the dog.

According to the Sanctuary Project, "the prognosis was grim as his body temp was below 80 and would not even register on their thermometers. His mouth was filled with rocks and dirt. At this point he was unresponsive but we were all hoping he would respond to treatment overnight."

Early Monday morning the decision was made to humanely euthanize the puppy as he started showing neurological symptoms and had a seizure.

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Old 08-07-2017, 02:26 PM   #794
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BREAKING! Utah’s Ag-gag Law Is Struck Down!

by Cody Carlson - July 7, 2017
Think people have a right to know how animals are treated at factory farms? Well, the Constitution agrees!

In a huge victory for animal and free speech advocates, a federal judge just declared Utah’s “ag-gag” law unconstitutional. Writing for the District Court of Utah, Judge Robert Shelby criticized the law for “[s]uppressing broad swaths of protected speech without justification” and upheld the right of groups like Mercy For Animals to continue going undercover and exposing abuse at factory farms in the state. This is the second ag-gag law to be found unconstitutional by a federal court after being challenged by PETA, ALDF, and citizens.

MFA applauds Judge Shelby for standing up for human and animal rights. We are thrilled to see the court uphold fundamental constitutional guarantees. The public has a right to know how its food is produced and how animals at factory farms and slaughterhouses are treated. The factory farming industry needs more transparency, not less.

In 2011, the factory farming industry started pushing for ag-gag laws designed to prevent animal protection groups from exposing animal abuse and other crimes at their facilities in dozens of states. Most of these bills were defeated, but a handful of states passed them into law. With the laws in Idaho and now Utah overturned, only ag-gag laws in Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and North Carolina remain on the books. Today’s unambiguous ruling, however, may spell the end of the ag-gag era once and for all!


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Japanese Retail Giant to Stop Selling Ivory



Another blow was struck to the illicit ivory trade this week, but it may still not be enough to reverse the decline in the elephant population.

On Thursday, the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international environmental advocacy group, praised Japanese internet retail giant Rakuten Ichiba for its recent decision to stop selling elephant ivory. Earlier this month, the company announced it would no longer ship products that contain whale, dolphin, ivory or sea turtle components.

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Japan passes whaling bill with view to resume commercial whaling

Japan has passed a law enshrining the practice of whaling and is considering upgrading its fleet of vessels in a step toward returning to the controversial commercial practice.

The new whaling bill sets out Japan's plan to one day resume commercial whaling, with one MP describing the controversial practice as "a great source of food".

Kyoshi Ejima, a member of the Upper House who voted in favour of the legislation, said Japan could become a self-sustaining food nation if commercial whaling was allowed to resume.

"This resource exists out in the world, there are minke whales down in the Antarctic Ocean that are of body weight of around 5,000 to 10,000 kilograms," Mr Ejima said.

"These are a great source of food and my position is that we should harness this for food."
The International Whaling Commission introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, with Japan commencing its program of scientific whaling a year later.

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Earth's sixth mass extinction is already underway as humans are causing the 'biological annihilation' of wildlife
Earth has gone through five mass extinctions, wiping out a high proportion of life
But the sixth extinction event is the first to be driven by the activity of humans
Human overpopulation and greed are driving factors behind the new extinction
Researchers warned of huge wildlife loss if no change is made within 20 years


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The dog who never forgot how tough it is on the streets: Heartwarming moment a housed stray drags its blanket over to a homeless pooch so they can share it on a chilly night
Rescue puppy Lana left her cozy doghouse to drag blanket over to street dog
Owner Suelen Schaumloeffel said she was touched by the 'beautiful' gesture
She said: 'My best four-legged friend reminded me of something so important: generosity!'


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Bitten off more than you can chew? Pair of lions try to take down a buffalo… before the animal’s feisty friends join in the fight
The footage, taken by Oliver Lane, shows two lions attacking a buffalo at the Umlani Bushcamp in Timbavati Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa
As the buffalo cries out, its herd comes running back to fight off the lions
Overpowered, the hungry predators are forced to slink off without any dinner


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At least he packed his trunk! Elephant has a 'miraculous escape' after being swept FIVE MILES out to sea while wading between islands in Sri Lanka
The giant mammal was towed to safety by the navy in a 12-hour rescue operation
It was desperately trying to keep its trunk above water when spotted out at sea
It is thought the animal was swept away when crossing the Kokkilai lagoon


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