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  • Supermarkets snub coconut goods picked by monkeys

    07/04/2020 8:29:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 July 2020
    The monkeys are snatched from the wild and trained to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said The animal rights group said pigtailed macaques in Thailand were treated like "coconut-picking machines". In a statement, Waitrose said: "As part of our animal welfare policy, we have committed to never knowingly sell any products sourced from monkey labour. Male monkeys are able to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day, Peta says. It's thought that a human can pick about 80. It said it also discovered "monkey schools", where the animals were trained...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil —June 25, 2020 [prayer]

    06/25/2020 4:31:36 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 38 replies | June 25, 2020 | FR intercessors
    Join FReepers around the globe to pray for or nation—our President, Vice President, families, military and first responders, healthcare systems, schools, economy, communities and media. Threads marked [prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Pray with us!
  • Now That Teddy Roosevelt Is Under Attack, Here’s Why Animals Must Be Next

    06/24/2020 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Since the museum has already explicitly stated Roosevelt had 'troubling views on race,' its condemnation is not merely of the monument, but of the man. As the woke mob continues its crusade, pillaging cities and purging history, the next victim of the “tear it all down” impulse is Theodore Roosevelt, or at least a statue of him. But if Teddy is so problematic he must be canceled, mustn’t we also cleanse all the artifacts connected to his legacy, including thousands of animals?The desecraters never intended to stop at Confederate monuments, of course, and now the sculpture honoring the 26th president...
  • SHOCK: Rioters Stole Puppy & Abused It On Live TV. It’s Now Confirmed Dead–Strangled to Death

    It all started when Tina Marie Lythgoe noticed a man at a protest shaking a harmless puppy by the neck to get attention on live TV. She offered a $500 reward to the whereabouts of this puppy & the name of this man. In her quest to find the puppy, she was told the puppy was dead and strangled. She wanted to confirm if this was true or not.
  • Authorities use Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Capture Bear

    05/28/2020 1:40:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies
    WLSAM ^ | May 28, 2020
    Apparently, cops don’t love doughnuts just because they taste good; but also because they make effective tools in protecting the public. For proof of this, look no further than Fort Myers, Florida. That’s where animal control officers saved helpless citizens from a menacing bear with nothing more than a box of Krispy Kremes. After a young 250-pound bear was spotted wandering through the streets of Fort Myers Tuesday morning, officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called out to tranquilize it, says Officer Adam Brown. However, because tranquilizers usually don’t take effect right away, they felt using...
  • Media Coverage of ‘Piglets Aborted’ During Coronavirus Reveals Double Standard

    05/02/2020 3:58:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 2, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Members of the media are bemoaning the “baby pig” abortions that are happening because of the coronavirus’ impact on the meat industry – as they should. But in their coverage, they’re missing a broader point: If we can mourn animals aborted because they’re unwanted, how much more so should we mourn aborted human beings destroyed for the same reason? On April 27, Reuters published a story with the headline reading, “Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector.” Following their lead, other media, along with animal-rights activists, drew attention to the same issue. In their coverage, Reuters writers called the...
  • Why Extravagant Beauty Is Evolution’s Most Persistent Problem

    04/22/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    While the rest of us can’t imagine life without beauty, its absence would certainly make life easier for evolutionists. They will just have to accept their beautiful plight. I don’t often think about evolution, but I recently found myself doing so under the warm, cerulean waters of Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. I was snorkeling, taking in the tropical fish schooling around me. I thought, how did their diverse and extravagant beauty come to exist? If natural selection is the engine that created the living world, what is the reason behind this opulence? Why does beauty even...
  • Wild animals are reclaiming cities and streets during coronavirus lockdown

    04/18/2020 8:05:12 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2020 | Zachary Kussin
    Afoot and light-hearted, they’re taking to the open road. Amid the global lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus, striking images taken in South Africa’s popular Kruger National Park — which has remained shut since March 25 — show a pride of some 15 lions napping in the middle of an empty paved road. CNN reports that on any typical day, this area would be packed with tourists on safari excursions. But that doesn’t mean that the travelers would get to experience this sight. “This lion pride are usually resident on Kempiana Contractual Park, an area Kruger tourists do...
  • The Case Against Wet Markets

    04/13/2020 4:14:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APRIL 10, 2020 | Martha Cheng
    They are culturally meaningful—and not at all worth the health risks they pose.A few weeks ago, before the coronavirus pandemic upended our daily lives, my Facebook feed surfaced a photo from 2018, in which I was cooking a chicken that had been slaughtered in front of me at a wet market in Essaouira, Morocco. Anthony Fauci may call wet markets an “unusual human-animal interaction,” but it wasn’t that long ago in America that chilled, mass-produced, and nationally distributed meats were regarded as unusual and inferior to backyard chickens. Wherever I am in the world, I make it a point to...
  • Animals Need Social Distancing Too

    03/30/2020 8:34:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/20 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Third week of government-imposed “lockdown/social distancing.” I don’t know why but the feelings of dread I had under the socialist regime decades ago enveloped me again and hung like a heavy cloak. A comedic uncle called today to ask how we are surviving in our lockdown quarantine, if we have food and medicine, if we are lonely, cabin feverish, closer than ever, or ready to kill each other. He told us that his son and best friend were coming out of their police-imposed two-week quarantine upon their return flight from a European Union country. The police made sure they went...
  • A dog in Hong Kong tests positive for the coronavirus, WHO officials confirm

    02/28/2020 10:12:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Fri, Feb 28 202012:07 PM ESTUpdated an hour ago | Noah Higgins-Dunn
    Key Points WHO confirmed that a dog in Hong Kong has tested “weakly positive” for COVID-19. Hong Kong scientists aren’t sure if the dog is actually infected or if it picked up the virus from a contaminated surface. Swabs of its nasal and oral cavities tested “weak positive,” Hong Kong agriculture officials said. ==================================================================== A dog in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus that’s killed at least 2,859 humans across the world over the last two months, World Health Organization officials said Friday. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of WHO’s emergencies program, said the canine...
  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • Dogs and cats thrown from apartments in China over virus spread fears

    01/31/2020 11:04:29 PM PST · by familyop · 108 replies ^ | February 1, 2020 |
    These confronting images show the cats and dogs which have reportedly been thrown from tower blocks in China...One dog was found dead after allegedly being thrown from a tower block in the Heyuan Guohe Garden area of Tianjin City in China’s Hebei Province. Local media report the pooch was thrown from the upper floors of a tower block at 4am and that it smashed the sunroof of a car before ending up on the ground...Reports state the sound of the dog hitting the car woke neighbours up as it sounded like a tyre explosion...Reports also state five cats were thrown...
  • Communities around China order residents to get rid of their pets - or risk having them CULLED - amid fears that animals could catch coronavirus

    01/31/2020 9:47:56 AM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/31/2020 | Tracy You
    Communities around China have ordered their residents to stop keeping pets - or risk getting them culled - amid fears that animals could also catch the new coronavirus that has killed 213 in less than three weeks, MailOnline can reveal. Residential committees, village officials and companies from various provinces and municipalities issued the strict order to locals after receiving instructions from their superiors to tackle the epidemic, it has emerged. One village in Hebei urged all households to 'deal with' their pets within five days, otherwise officials would 'handle' them altogether; while another residential committee in Shaanxi instructed people to...
  • Airlines say new 'emotional support pet' rules make flying safer, healthier

    01/30/2020 8:33:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    UPI ^ | January 30, 2020 | By Don Jacobson
    The airline industry pushed for new rules to restrict emotional support animals, but advocates say such a major change is "discriminatory," "burdensome" and "unconscionable." Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. airline industry is praising a move by federal regulators that would allow carriers to disqualify untrained "emotional support animals" as service animals -- a change that could lead to airlines charging travelers who bring along their pets. Airlines are among the chief supporters of the proposed rule changes this month by the Department of Transportation. Federal officials began mulling the change over concerns from carriers, flight attendants, airports and some...
  • California governor wants a ‘no-kill’ state… for animals, not for people

    01/16/2020 2:35:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 14, 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has made a statement announcing that he wants the state to stop euthanizing animals. In a press conference, Newsom laid out the details for his budget for the upcoming year, which includes a $50 million one-time general fund allocation to the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. The purpose is to develop a grant program for animal shelters in the state, because Newsom wants to see an end to the killing of animals. The killing of human beings in the womb, however, evidently doesn’t bother Newsom as much. In the press conference, Newsom made the statement,...
  • Night Visitors - Joseph Blanchard - Whimsical Foray

    01/14/2020 1:34:12 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    I keep a feeder directly under the window so I can refill without going outside. Gets a good amount of night visitors. Night visitor music by Joseph Blanchard. Also put up a street musician who plays a skeletonized violin in a Target parking lot.
  • This Hotel Lets Guests Foster Dogs During Their Stay And Adopt Them Once They Leave

    01/13/2020 11:56:04 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 19 replies ^ | 1/13/2020 |
    The Home 2 Suites hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi is not just providing people with a place to stay, they’re also passionate about putting misfortunate pups into loving homes. Since last fall, the hotel has housed a number of adoptable shelter dogs in their lobby. The dogs come from the Humane Society of South Mississippi and while at the hotel, they’re housed in a large kennel in the lobby. The dogs are part of the hotel’s “Fostering Hope” program that lets guest foster and adopt dogs. Guests are able to apply to adopt a dog at any time during their stay...
  • Video: Smart Elephant Found A Way To Cross An Electric Fence

    01/10/2020 7:00:08 PM PST · by steveben · 11 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 10/01/2020 | Viral mag team
    Elephants are believed to be exceptionally smart animals, and not just for their famously long memories. According to Science Focus, these large animals have complex mental maps and can solve problems like piling up blocks to reach food and using branches and rocks as tools. A video going viral online shows one elephant using his problem solving skills to cross an electric fence
  • Australians scoop up koalas, kangaroos to save them from bushfires

    01/07/2020 11:46:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2020 | 10:26am | By Hannah Frishberg
    Australians are doing their best to save local animals from overwhelming brushfires by any means possible — including packing them into their cars. A viral video documents two teen cousins’ efforts to save area wildlife by packing six koalas into their vehicle. “Rescuing Koalas affected by fires on Kangaroo Island with my cousin,” reads the video’s caption. “Little fellas looking a little exhausted.” The clip pans to the back of the car, where a mom and her child are cuddling. “She’s a mother with a baby,” says one of the two young heroes, who are identified by LADbible as Micah,...