January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
Due to an anonymous tipster, A Los Angeles dog-fighting operation has been closed down after being open since the 1990’s. According to investigators, the man and his wife, where using the money to fuel a cocaine operation. More then a dozen abused dogs, drugs and hand written narratives of the dogfights dating back to the 90’s where found in their home. “ Most of the animals had to be put down, their medical conditions were just so bad, including the female dog that was used for breeding purposes that had its teeth filed flat down” said LA County sheriff’s Dept. Deputy Robert Ferrell. The husband, Jesse Jimenez, will spend a year in jail. It was found out by private investigators that he would perform vet services himself, like stitching the dogs’ wounds and stapling their ears. The wife will only serve three years of probation. Humane Society of the United States spokesman Eric Sakach said the activities involved with these dogs leads to an estimate of 250,000 dogs being fought each year. Only 3 out of the 14 dogs survived including an 11-month-old puppy named Guinnus who now belongs to a loving home. The anonymous tipster will receive a $5,000 reward. Authorities hope this will be an incentive for others to come forward about dog fighting. Even if you do not have the full story or just a little piece of information, please come forward so that there can be further investigation.
To report dog-fighting activity, call the anonymous dog fighting tip line at (877) NO-2-FITE.
January 20, 2012 § 2 Comments
If torturing ONE animal is considered “ABUSE”, why is torturing MILLIONS of animals considered “SCIENCE”???
EVERY YEAR, 10’s of millions of animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned and blinded in hidden labs.
Animals are used to test the safety of cosmetics, household cleansers and other consumer products.
Please watch the following video to truly understand the way that animals are treated labs. These are some of the most common tests…
January 20, 2012 § 1 Comment
That 5 million dogs and cats are killed yearly in U.S. shelters?
That is 13,800 everyday. That is 575 dogs and cats killed every hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!
In six years, one female dog and her off spring can produce 67,000 dogs.
In seven years, one female cat and her off-spring can produce 420,000 cats.
January 18, 2012 § 2 Comments
A recent fur expose video for PETA on chinese fur farms..click the link! –> Stop Chinese fur farms!
January 17, 2012 § 28 Comments
The rare “white” penguin was spotted in a chinstrap penguin colony in Antarctica recently. “Though the penguin looks like an albino, the bird actually appears to have isabellinism”, says penguin expert P. Dee Boersma, of the university of Washington in Seattle. The change of color is caused by a genetic mutation that dilutes pigment in penguins’ feathers and eyes. It results in a “uniform lightening” of the bird’s dark colors, turning the penguins a grayish yellow or pale brown. “Many species of penguins have a few rare individuals with this color pattern,” says P. Boersma. These white penguins are known as “Leucistic”.
Scientists have observed the most cases of isabellinism in Gentoo penguins, which are found throughout the Antarctic Peninsula. Magellanic penguins, which live on South American coasts, have the lowest occurrences of this condition. Although there are no studies to confirm, isabellinism can actually negatively affect the birds’ survival. In the ocean, the penguins black backs camouflage the birds from both predator and prey. Therefore, Penguins with Isabellinsim are easily spotted. No studies have shown that this affects the penguins breeding cycle and that the other penguins accept the rare penguins as they are.
Here are some facts some may not know about penguins:
– They are very Social creatures
– They live in large colonies called “rookeries”
– Communicate through body language
– Baby penguins have very soft feathers
– They can hold their breath for 20min underwater
– Don’t fear humans but are endangered by oils spills, water pollution, and the over harvesting of ocean fish
– Their body in insulated with a thick layer of blubber that keeps them warm
– Can leap out of water while they are swimming
– Their bodies are built for swimming
– Warm blooded creatures
– There are believed to be 17 different types of penguins! Some being the Royal, king, Rockhopper (which have very loud calls), Yellow eyed, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie.
Check out this video of the rare “white” Penguin! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpzOXMhSPTs
January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Once again, horse-slaughtering plants are now legal in the United States. Thanks to president Obama whose signature signed the H.R.2112 on November 18th, the bill lifting restrictions on horsemeat for human consumption. Horse slaughtering has been banned for 5 years and 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter. It is expected that 120,000- 200,000 horses are expected to be killed each year for human consumption. Horse slaughter plants are now planned to open in at least 8 states including; Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, north Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Georgia. Horsemeat in considered a delicacy in France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and Belgium. I personally believe that eating horsemeat is wrong and is unnecessary. If you feel the same way, you should boycott any horsemeat if you are in the United States and spread the word to your friends/co workers/ family to help bring awareness.
January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
A new species was announced in 2011; the Beelzebub bat. This little creature has a black head and dark back fur. These shy creatures do their best to avoid humans and live in their remote rainforest habitat in Vietnam. Although these are gentle animals, when provoked or scared can turn vicious for self-defense. The survival of the Beelzebub bats, as well as other animals, have become vulnerable because of massive deforestation practices in this part of the world.
January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Ever heard of ‘Chinese fur farms’ before? Probably not. They try and keep these aloof. Well the truth is, More than half of the fur used in the fashion industry is imported from China’s fur farms, because it is cheap. More than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States alone are imported from China. Even if a fur garment’s label says it was made in a European country, the fur pelts’ original owners were most likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere – possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm.
In China there are no regulations governing how animals are treated on fur farms or how their pelts are procured. Undercover investigators recently toured fur farms in China and found the horrible, barbaric conditions animals are subject to at these farms. Because there are no regulations, farmers house and slaughter animals any way they see fit. Frequently these animals live miserable lives and face excruciatingly painful deaths. Workers at these fur farms routinely skin animals while they are still alive and conscious. Most animals are struggling desperately to escape when they are flipped onto their backs or hung by their legs or tails and skinned alive. When workers on these farms begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal’s leg, its free limbs kick and writhe in an attempt to escape from the pain. If an animal struggles too hard for its life, workers stomp on their necks and heads to make them stop and allow a clean cut. When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals’ heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of others who have gone before them to the same gory fate. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals’ hearts are still beating 5-10 minutes after they are skinned!