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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

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i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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Trevor Lakes's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:22 AM

this is awesome. i thought the polar bear was almost extinct. they are my favorite animal. the are beautiful and also ferouciuos.

 

Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:30 PM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

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What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill

What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill | animal sciences | Scoop.it

April 12, 2013 Huffington Post

FACTORY FARMS AND AG-GAG LAWS: Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of a business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

 

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters
USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

September 6, 2013 Treehugger
THE REAL REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/real-reason-you-dont-want-eat-chicken-processed-china.html

 

                                   FACTORY FARMING 

                                      http://ow.ly/k2pgD

 

                            A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                         BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                   http://ow.ly/mCAJf

 

September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

September 4, 2013 Wired Science - ANYTHING FOR MONEY
USDA: CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA CAN BE SOLD IN THE US WITHOUT LABELS TO SAY SO  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/china-chicken-usda/

 

August 27, 2013 DW-Eco
IT'S GLOBAL AND ENDEMIC: THE HIDDEN FACTS OF GERMAN EGG PRODUCTION  http://www.dw.de/the-hidden-facts-of-egg-production/a-17030868

 

                                                     VIDEO

 SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION 

                                               http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                "CHEAP EGGS"
                         Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/

 

 

July 25, 2013 NPR
The FDA /USDA PLAY GAMES WITH "FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG" LABELING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/24/205230655/the-fda-doesnt-want-chickens-to-explore-the-great-outdoors

 

WHAT ARE YOU EATING? FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 

 

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               --CHINA: UNLABELED CHICKEN BOUND FOR USA -

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September 5, 2013 NPR
WAS YOUR CHICKEN NUGGET MADE IN CHINA? SOON IT'LL BE HARD TO KNOW http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/05/219377718/was-your-chicken-nugget-made-in-china-itll-soon-be-hard-to-know

 

September 3, 2013 Bloomberg News
DON'T TRUST THE USDA OR A CHICKEN NUGGET THAT'S VISITED CHINA http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-03/minter-dont-trust-a-chicken-nugget-thats-visited-china

 

September 4, 2013 Wired Science - ANYTHING FOR MONEY
USDA: CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA CAN BE SOLD IN THE US WITHOUT LABELS TO SAY SO http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/china-chicken-usda/


August 30, 2013 Food and Water Watch
NEXT LABOR DAY, YOU COULD BE SERVING (UNLABELED) CHICKEN FROM CHINA AT YOUR HOLIDAY PICNIC http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/next-labor-day-you-could-be-serving-chicken-from-china-at-your-holiday-picnic/

 

SHANGHAI STOPS POULTRY TRADE ON BIRD FLU FEARS - OUR FOOD ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS ON AN AUTO PRODUCTION LINE  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Shanghai_stops_poultry_trade_on_bird_flu_fears_999.html

 

 

 

CHINA BUYS USA BIGGEST FACTORY FARM: CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM  http://sco.lt/92bnWb

 

September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse
U.S. REGULATORS GIVE APPROVAL TO CHINESE FIRM'S PURCHASE OF SMITHFIELD, USA'S LARGEST FACTORY FARM HOG PRODUCER http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp

 

June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
INVESTIGATION: UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISITION OF USA LARGEST FACTORY FARM OPERATION - SMITHFIELD http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield

 

 

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July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
FDA/USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

April 13, 2013 The Real News VIDEO
OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&;

 

June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

September 4, 2013 Reuters
USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail

 

April 25, 2013 - Washington Post
AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENT ARE POISED TO PROLIFERATE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

 

July 27, 2013 Free From Harm

                                                     VIDEO

IT'S YOUR CHICKEN HAMBURGER...THE MOBILE CHICKEN PULPER: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HUMANE-WASHING http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/a-humane-way-to-die-for-chickens/

 

THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

#GMO

                                                

                                                    VIDEO

***** FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS -  Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

 

 

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED worried http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

IN CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Lots), YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change
FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN FOUND TO CONTAIN CONCERNING LEVELS OF ARSENIC DUE TO ANTIBIOTICS http://www.nationofchange.org/conventional-chicken-found-contain-concerning-levels-arsenic-due-antibiotics-1368632553

 

 

                          ******MORE, BIGGER, FASTER*******

                                        http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS

     

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

 

July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
VIDEO REPORT
**** Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

 

 

'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/4i41Dt

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS' - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:

WHERE EVERYTHING BECOMES NUMBER ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

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                                          FEEDLOT CATTLE

                    +++++An Image Says A Thousand Words ++++++

                                          http://ow.ly/mEGS1

 

 

                                               VIDEO

***ANIMAL FACTORY, BY DAVID KIRBY YouTube http://ow.ly/lKcUy

 

 

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger

NEED TO KNOW:

AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change
FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

'DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR MEAT IS REALLY RAISED? 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond US - Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens http://sco.lt/8Nvo0H

 

 

                                           **** WATCH ****

Lovely Video

****  MAKE IT POSSIBLE - IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pnE

 

 

 

SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

 

GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/

 

TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL

HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 

April 30, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
WORK IN A POULTRY PLANT?  THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU STILL HAVE A JOB, THE BAD NEWS IS IT MAY BE KILLING YOU http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/work-in-a-poultry-plant-the-good-news-is-you-still-have-a-job-the-bad-news-is-it-may-be-

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

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                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                      Google Image Search  http://ow.ly/m8yl3

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
FAIR OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: USES 2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW: MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS http://sco.lt/57pzkn

 

 

                                           VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

    THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/

 

 

FACTORY FARM ANIMAL WASTE : SAVE OUR PLANET - Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUm7QgZlcfM

 

GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS http://sco.lt/5TfhOj

 

 

                                              WATCH

VIDEO
****  80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

 

EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS' - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER:

WHERE EVERYTHING BECOMES NUMBER ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

 

 

'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS  http://sco.lt/66vH1d

 

April 15, 2013 Food Safety News
'AG-GAG' BILLS ARE EITHER DEAD, ALIVE OR UNDERGOING CHANGE http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-bills-are-dead-alive-and-undergoing-changes/#.UfTWQFPc-RQ

 

 

 

 

                               AND IT HAPPENS AT SEAFOOD TOO:

                                             *** WATCH ***
Video:
THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

 

MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

 

 

 


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Olivia Haltom's insight:

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

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Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:21 PM

                        AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO

 

                                             *** WATCH ***
               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k



- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

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Cereal crop collaboration; China to let market decide grain prices; Soy-yeast supplement for piglet feed

Cereal crop collaboration; China to let market decide grain prices; Soy-yeast supplement for piglet feed | animal sciences | Scoop.it

The Department of Animal Science, the agriculture research division of the University of Arkansas, USA recently studied the effect of a new supplement for use in piglet feed. 


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i think its good we are trying a new supplement for swine, because they could make a better product.

 

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165-million-year-old proto-mammal shows that traits like hair and fur originated well before the rise of mammals

165-million-year-old proto-mammal shows that traits like hair and fur originated well before the rise of mammals | animal sciences | Scoop.it

A newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary adaptations of a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal, providing evidence that traits such as hair and fur originated well before the rise of the first true mammals. The biological features of this ancient mammalian relative, named Megaconus mammaliaformis, were described by scientists from the University of Chicago in the Aug 8, 2013 issue of Nature.

 

"We finally have a glimpse of what may be the ancestral condition of all mammals, by looking at what is preserved in Megaconus. It allows us to piece together poorly understood details of the critical transition of modern mammals from pre-mammalian ancestors," said Zhe-Xi Luo, professor of organismal biology and anatomy at the University of Chicago.

 

Discovered in Inner Mongolia, China, Megaconus is one of the best-preserved fossils of the mammaliaform groups, which are long-extinct relatives to modern mammals. Dated to be around 165 million years old,Megaconus co-existed with feathered dinosaurs in the Jurassic era, nearly 100 million years before Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed Earth.

 

Preserved in the fossil is a clear halo of guard hairs and underfur residue, making Megaconus only the second known pre-mammalian fossil with fur. It was found with sparse hairs around its abdomen, leading the team to hypothesize that it had a naked abdomen.

 

On its heels, Megaconus possessed a long keratinous spur, which was possibly poisonous. Similar to spurs found on modern egg-laying mammals, such as male platypuses, the spur is evidence that this fossil was most likely a male member of its species.

 

"Megaconus confirms that many modern mammalian biological functions related to skin and integument had already evolved before the rise of modern mammals," said Luo, who was also part of the team that first discovered evidence of hair in pre-mammalian species in 2006 (Science, 331: 1123-1127, DOI:10.1126/science.1123026).

 

A terrestrial animal about the size of a large ground squirrel, Megaconuswas likely an omnivore, possessing clearly mammalian dental features and jaw hinge. Its molars had elaborate rows of cusps for chewing on plants, and some of its anterior teeth possessed large cusps that allowed it to eat insects and worms, perhaps even other small vertebrates. It had teeth with high crowns and fused roots similar to more modern, but unrelated, mammalian species such as rodents. Its high-crowned teeth also appeared to be slow growing like modern placental mammals.


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i think this is interesting because its talking anout an extinct animal from 165 million years ago.

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Anela Leilani Kaiawe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:34 AM

this is a test run

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:21 AM

This article reveals new found information stating that scientists have discovered a fossil of an animal (resembling a small squirrel), which leads to further discovery of evolution. The primary of form of evolution scientist are interested in are the adaptations of fur. Later in the article, it describes the hypothesis that scientists have formed as to what this newly discovered mammal's characteristics were likely to be. Any new discorvery of species is facinating because you figure how old the earth is and how long people have been around, and we are still finding new organisms.

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Officials shocked after rhino killings

Officials shocked after rhino killings | animal sciences | Scoop.it
The remaining rhino from the Hartzhoogte Game Farm were moved to place of safety.

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This article is stating how its unsafe by killing these animals. It also talks about how the animals ar being poached on farms. On one farm the 29 rhinos were being poarched, 3 of those were pregnant.

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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | animal sciences | Scoop.it
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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ...

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i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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Trevor Lakes's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:22 AM

this is awesome. i thought the polar bear was almost extinct. they are my favorite animal. the are beautiful and also ferouciuos.

 

Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:30 PM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

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Animal Dissection? There’s an App for That | MindShift

Animal Dissection? There’s an App for That | MindShift | animal sciences | Scoop.it
Animal dissection is one of the most controversial topics in science education. Scientists, teachers, animal rights activists, and parents and students all hav

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Olivia Haltom's insight:

i think its good to have a virtual app for this because then we arent killing as many animals.

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Destiny Muniz's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:09 AM

Since there is much convtroversy over dissection Punfly created an application. The app takes them step by step through the disection give them a 3D image of the organs. And gives explanations of the from and its habitat. This is avilibale on the ipad, and this is also good becasue some schools are struggling with keeping up with good lab equiptment. For creating this app Punfly has been nominated for many educaitonal awards. But does it really give the kids hands on learning doing it through a screen?

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Michael Vick gets a dog

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(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.

 

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

 

He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

 

"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."

 

In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.

 

But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.

 

Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.


The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...

 

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this article is about michael Vick getting another dog, after getting in trouble for dog fighting.i feel like he did this, just so people will veiw him as a better person.

 

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Melissa's curator insight, September 3, 2013 5:25 AM

wow. congrats to your new pooch :D

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Michael Vick was suspended from the NFL in August of 2007 for pleading guilty to the federal charge of forced dogfighting and served 18 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 (although many people regret this decision of his) and he claims to be a new man. Vick has been working in public outreach programs and said it would be wrong to close the door to owning a dog. Vick has now purchased a new dog now and claims that he needs to teach his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. Vick claims to respect animal welfare and proposes to keep the health of animals in mind.