Malacca Strait Trash & the Need for a “Global Convention on Plastic and Fishing Gear Pollution.”

Ocean plastics are as big an environmental and health problem as DDT and PCBs, as CFCs and Mercury, as Sulphur in marine fuel. In line with these problems addressed – though not yet solved – by the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants, IMO’s 2020 global sulphur limit, or the Minamata Convention on mercury, we need a “Global Convention on Plastic and Fishing Gear Pollution.” … More Malacca Strait Trash & the Need for a “Global Convention on Plastic and Fishing Gear Pollution.”

Three Shanghai Shipyard dogs

Although, you and I can’t take home every stray dog (or cat) we would like too, there are ways we can make the world better for them in general:

First of all, don’t shop, but adopt! In many countries the shelters are full of dogs, cats and other ‘pets’ that are in need and deserving of your consideration.

It is indecent to bring more dogs and cats into existence, while the world’s shelters are full and millions are killed every year. So the (commercial) breeding has to stop.

Support rescues that take these dogs and cats from the streets and from shelters to find fosters and forever homes for them, and support no-kill shelters.

Support trap–spay & neuter-release programs for stray dogs and cats so their numbers can decline.

Remember that ending the life of a healthy, sentient being with a life ahead of him or her, is not euthanasia, it is murder! Culling is never an option! … More Three Shanghai Shipyard dogs

A Texas Cattle Concentration Camp

Overcrowded and stinking, Quality Beef Producers is an average US CAFO. The Facebook and Yelp posts speak for themselves, especially when you take into account that these commentators are not vegan animal rights activists, but just shocked passersby, maybe confronted for the first time in their lives with where their cellophane-packaged supermarket steak or fast-food ‘happy’ meal actually comes from. … More A Texas Cattle Concentration Camp

Why are Wild-Caught Steller Sea Lions imprisoned in Metro Vancouver?

The drive behind the open water lab and thus this form of sea lion captivity seems to lean a lot more towards satisfying scientist curiosity, keeping them in a job, raking in funds and vague hopes for the future, than saving lives from extinction and therefore cannot justify stealing individuals from the wild. … More Why are Wild-Caught Steller Sea Lions imprisoned in Metro Vancouver?

A Look at California’s Largest Cattle Feedlot Concentration Camp

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

Cows Sacrificing Chickens? EAT NO MOR Chick-fil-A!

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!