will-potter: GREAT NEWS! All charges against Amy Meyer have…

will-potter:

GREAT NEWS! All charges against Amy Meyer have been DROPPED! 

24 hours after I broke the story about her arrest under “ag-gag” for filming a slaughterhouse, and after a MASSIVE amount of public attention, the prosecutor has dropped all charges against her. 

It’s not often I get to report good news on this site. So can we get a hell yeah?!

Read about it here:

http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/amy-meyer-charges-dropped/6998/

YES!

Poachers Have Killed All Rhinos in Mozambique Park

Poachers Have Killed All Rhinos in Mozambique Park:

uhuh-she-said:

allcreatures:

🙁

Poachers are taking out entire herds of elephants and, at least in Uganda and Mozambique, killed off every single wild rhino. 

They come now with GPS, helicopters, and they use the major shipping routes with China and Thailand (for the most part) to get ivory and horns out undetected. 

They even tried dehorning Rhinos in Zimbabwe, but the poachers just killed them out of spite. After all, they spend days tracking an animal, it better have a pay off. 

This shit is grotesque. I wish officials in Asia would actually crack down on rhino horn powder and illegal ivory. Our animals in Africa are going extinct so that someone half a world away can get a harder erection. 

Just…no.

vegansaurus!: Hypothetically, let’s say you’re on a planet where meat causes environmental devastation.

vegansaurus!: Hypothetically, let’s say you’re on a planet where meat causes environmental devastation.:

vegansaurus:

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So we all loved that Buzzfeed list yesterday on 19 signs you’ve been vegan too long, but I especially loved #16, pictured above. All vegans get this question, I got this last week from the office tech guy. But I’ve been thinking about it more since I saw this picture yesterday and I have a…

ibtk: trans-vegan: dankyankers: stopkillingourworld: Confused…

ibtk:

trans-vegan:

dankyankers:

stopkillingourworld:

Confused Koala Discovers his Home Has Been Cut Down

According to Australia’s Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), the sub-adult male koala was recently discovered sitting atop the remnants of what was once a forest in Vittoria State Forest, New South Wales. Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala’s confused expression, not everyone got the memo.

not funny

THe poor creature was probably, rightly, associating the destruction with humans.  Hey, it’s what we do and we’re so damned good at it.

A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”

The perplexed marsupial, found to have an injury on its eye, was transferred to a local vet before being relocated once again back into a different patch of forest. Forestry workers found three other koalas at the clearcut site and they were transferred as well.”

I hate humanity.

That’s depressing 

Oh, Jesus. Poor guy.

How awful…

“Griffin did as she was told: “I tried Pine-Sol, bleach, I even tried Dawn on those floors.” As she…”

“Griffin did as she was told: “I tried Pine-Sol, bleach, I even tried Dawn on those floors.” As she scrubbed, the mix of cleanser and gunk occasionally splashed onto her arms and face. Within days, the 32-year-old single mother was coughing up blood and suffering constant headaches. She lost her voice. “My throat felt like I’d swallowed razor blades,” she says. Then things got much worse.”

What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill – Newsweek and The Daily Beast

The symptoms:

Like hundreds, possibly thousands, of workers on the cleanup, Griffin soon fell ill with a cluster of excruciating, bizarre, grotesque ailments. By July, unstoppable muscle spasms were twisting her hands into immovable claws. In August, she began losing her short-term memory. After cooking professionally for 10 years, she couldn’t remember the recipe for vegetable soup; one morning, she got in the car to go to work, only to discover she hadn’t put on pants. The right side, but only the right side, of her body “started acting crazy. It felt like the nerves were coming out of my skin. It was so painful. My right leg swelled—my ankle would get as wide as my calf—and my skin got incredibly itchy.”

“These are the same symptoms experienced by soldiers who returned from the Persian Gulf War with Gulf War syndrome,” says Dr. Michael Robichaux, a Louisiana physician and former state senator, who treated Griffin and 113 other patients with similar complaints.

(via stopkillingourworld)