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Humans are Amazing…A HOLIDAY THOUGHT

Posted in animal liberation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by carmen4thepets

Aren’t humans amazing Animals? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”

~ Revised from Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates


Japan’s Budget Review May Rein In Whaling

Posted in OCEANS with tags , on November 15, 2009 by carmen4thepets

There are hints that  Japan’s review of government spending in a number of areas could diminish the billions of yen spent each year to sustain the country’s annual whaling excursions to the oceans around Antarctica. Greenpeace sent an alert around about the budget review just before President Obama flew to Japan. For the moment, it’s unclear whether the whaling program — which Japan has long cast as  important scientific research but many  biologists and activists decry — is in danger, according to our Tokyo reporters. There’ll be updates here as needed.

ady gil

In the meantime, Paul Watson, who has brought the skill set of P. T. Barnum (and some would say Blackbeard) to the realm of marine conservation, recently unveiled the Ady Gil, a new weapon in the  whale wars between his group, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Japan. The high-speed boat, named for the California donor who paid two-thirds of its $1.5 million price tag, is ready to chase Japan’s speedy whale-hunting vessels when the killing begins.