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Take Action: End Taxpayer Spending on Wildlife Killing (Caution: Graphic Content)

Take Action: End Taxpayer Spending on Wildlife Killing (Caution: Graphic Content) | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Take Action: On Tuesday, July 22nd, at 9AM, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will discuss the future of Wildlife Services funding. The County has approved Wildlife Services funding since the early 20th century.
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New study shows that migration flyways and winter destinations of sparrows are unique to each bird

New study shows that migration flyways and winter destinations of sparrows are unique to each bird | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"A new paper by Dr. Jeremy Ross from the University of Oklahoma describes the use of tiny devices strapped to birds' backs called geolocators, which capture the individual migration routes of  lark sparrows in North America. By sensing the light levels, these backpacks can pinpoint the location of a bird anywhere in the world, even if retrieving the data-logger can sometimes pose a major problem."

Garry Rogers's insight:

Animal cruelty outside the lab?  Does the geolocator bother the bird at all? Is it irritating or physically limiting?  Was its installation traumatic? It seems unlikely that any lark sparrow would volunteer to carry a backpack for the rest of its life just so someone could satisfy their curiosity. Could it choose, the sparrow might prefer that the researchers seek to find ways to preserve essential habitat and eliminate the herbicides and insecticides that poison the sparrow's food.

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What a hidden camera captured inside these livestock auctions

What a hidden camera captured inside these livestock auctions | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Every year, millions of cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and other animals are funneled through livestock markets on a stressful and terrorizing journey that often ends at the slaughterhouse. A new Mercy For Animals investigation at auctions in Mississippi reveals brutal violence at the hands of workers. Watch the video, then take action!
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Sale barn workers know the animals die soon. Respect gone, they hide their pity behind derision and brutality.  As the auction begins, the wide-eyed steers rush through the opened gate.  One falls and the young men laugh.  The old men study their shoes.

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Update on Project Coyote!

Update on Project Coyote! | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Wyoming-based Wildlife Services employee Jamie P. Olson's dogs tormenting and mauling trapped wildlife...that includes coyotes, bobcats and raccoons. Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic is re-blogging Project...
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Animal cruelty is a clear expression of human weakness and stupidity.

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Undercover Exposé--Pigs Suffer and Die at Top Breeder

Undercover Exposé--Pigs Suffer and Die at Top Breeder | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"This video was captured by a PETA investigator at a leading supplier to other pig meat companies of pig semen and the sows who are artificially inseminated to produce more pigs to be slaughtered. It is the first-ever undercover look at the very beginning of the lives of animals who become bacon, pork chops, and sausages.

Nothing More Than Numbers
These clever and sensitive animals, who animal behaviorists have found are smarter than dogs, are identified by having a tag punched through their ears and become just another number inside the factory. Here are just a few of their stories:

  • One pig, known simply as 112688, struggled to stand and had to drag his hind legs across the filthy floor. Day after day, this pig lay barely moving. He was not even put out of his misery. Instead, he was loaded onto a truck and hauled to slaughter.
  • Pigs 112105 and 113436 sustained injuries that...."
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They're going to die anyway, right?

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