Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: animal rights

Citizen scientists track how plastic pollution impacts birds

To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.

Corporate ‘cage-free’ commitments are only meaningful with accountability

Reducing the suffering of chickens can only happen if companies follow through on their promises.

More than one billion animals killed in Australia wildfires called a...

Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said “without any doubt at all” the animal death toll has exceeded one billion.

The faces of extinction: The species we lost in 2019

Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year.

Cory Booker proposes to shut down new factory farms

"Farmers and ranchers need a marketplace that compensates them fairly and Senator Booker's Farm System Reform Act is a big step in the right direction.”

Trump’s EPA re-approves ‘cyanide bombs’ deadly to coyotes, foxes and feral...

“This appalling decision leaves cyanide traps lurking in our wild places to threaten people, pets, and imperiled animals.”

Palm oil in snack foods could be destroying the world’s ‘orangutan...

Food manufacturers may be causing the destruction of a nationally protected wildlife reserve in Indonesia.

If factory farm conditions are unhealthy for animals, they’re bad for...

Lack of governmental oversight of factory farms has created a public health crisis of antibiotic-resistance diseases in people.

Animal cruelty becomes federal crime

“We cannot change the horrors of what animals have endured in the past, but we can crack down on these crimes moving forward. This is a day to celebrate.”

Emperor Penguins could march to extinction if nations fail to halt...

Curbing carbon dioxide emissions has critical implications for Emperor Penguins and an untold number of other species for which science has yet to document such a plain-spoken warning.

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Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."