The Harris Ranch CAFO consists of a barren dessert floor dotted with tens of thousands of cattle, stretching out as far as the eye can see, who are sloshing through piss-soaked mud or kicking up shit-infused dust, weather depending. Always there is the overwhelming smell in the prevailing northeasterly wind – like a punch in the face, lingering long after you passed – of this unnatural concentration of exploited, mass-bred individuals. … More A Look at California’s Largest Cattle Feedlot Concentration Camp
Funny images & acts of cute animals behaving like humans are used to blind us for the inherently cruel practices of the meat and dairy industry. Chick-fil-A exploits and kills chickens as a profitable commodity – for junk-food – and exploits and instrumentalizes cows to sell the murder victims. ‘Humorous’ anthropomorphism is deployed to remove our moral concern for farmed animals and to eliminate our awareness of the needless suffering of innocent lives. … More Cows Sacrificing Chickens? EAT NO MOR Chick-fil-A!
“Commercial turtle harvest is considered one of the major contributing factors to declines in turtle populations.”
Export to East Asia increased substantially in recent years, from about 10,000 animals declared as exported from the USA in 1999 to over 300,000 annually in recent years.
The science is clear: turtle populations cannot sustain even small increases in adult mortality. … More Common Snapping Turtles under Threat
The Loro Parque consortium, the enslavers of Morgan, five other orcas, nine bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, chimps, gorillas, lions, tigers, penguins, parrots and many other animal-prisoners on the Canary Island of Tenerife, built an aquarium in the port area of Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. … More Loro Parque Opens a New Fish-Prison on Gran Canaria
With the occupation of Ascension by British Marines in 1815 and the establishment of a marine garrison on Ascension in 1817, the persecution of the turtles reached an almost industrial scale. The sporadic gathering of turtles of the three centuries before was replaced by a systematic, intensive ‘harvesting’. In order for turtle meat to be available all year round, a turtle pond was built. … More A Small History of the Persecution of Ascension Island’s Sea Turtles
The human impact on the Med is probably bigger than on any other sea on the planet.
Together with the five main oceanic ‘plastic soup’ gyres (Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, North Pacific, South Atlantic and South Pacific), the Med is the sixth great accumulation zone for marine litter. … More The Plastic Mediterranean
Manotas passing fills us with great sadness, but it is not necessarily an unhappy sadness, if that makes sense. We typically mourn for our own loss. Manotas is without worries, without pain. Besides loss, I also feel satisfaction, even pride, about how we filled Manotas life with love and joy and adventures. I hope that somehow we have repaid him a bit for his service and sacrifices for the oceans.
Manotas will be missed, but lives on in our memories, our dreams and in our hearts. … More In Memoriam My Boy, K9 Officer Manotas