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You Might Be a Wildlife Rehabilitator If...

You Might Be a Wildlife Rehabilitator If... | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

you do a quick u-turn when you notice flashing car lights and police officers in the middle of a busy road wondering what to do with a large snapping turtle stranded in the middle of four lanes.


you know how to handle a snapping turtle, and you happen to have a carrier for it in your car.  (See http://mefurr.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/a-snap-decision/.)


Garry Rogers's insight:

This is a role that most humans should play.  We have the brains, and wildlife need us.  Thank you Melanie.

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Tell Seventh Generation to Stop Promoting Animal Testing

Tell Seventh Generation to Stop Promoting Animal Testing | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Animal testing does not protect human health or the environment from exposure to harmful chemicals.

"Please write Seventh Generation and tell it that reform of chemical safety legislation will succeed only by moving away from reliance on animal tests. As a company that enjoys the financial support of the cruelty-free market, Seventh Generation has a responsibility to stop promoting animal testing and to actively promote nonanimal testing methods wherever possible. And until it does this you will refuse to purchase its products.

"We have provided some text for you, but we encourage you to personalize your message to make it stand out. If you decide to write your own e-mail, please be polite. Here are some talking points:

Garry Rogers's insight:

Animal testing is a questionable practice.  There are alternatives.  Besides, we should avoid cruelty to animals anyway.  Take a minute and send your letter.

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Divers pull fishing hook from jaws of 6ft shark

Divers pull fishing hook from jaws of 6ft shark | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
A pair of amateur conservationists film themselves removing a fishing hook from a shark's mouth off the coast of Jupiter, Florida
Garry Rogers's insight:

Humans need to recognize they have a great opportunity to care for nature.  We can assist rather than destroy plants, animals, and soils.  We are the only species that can do this, it needs doing, so let's do it.

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The Loving Bond of Cows and their Calves

The Loving Bond of Cows and their Calves | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Exposing the Big Game:Fifteen years ago, my wife and chose a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons (how could we in good conscience oppose hunting or trapping wildlife, while still eating factory-farmed animals?
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Just Because You've Had Enough Doesn't Mean You Wanted Too Much

Just Because You've Had Enough Doesn't Mean You Wanted Too Much | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
What would the world be like if everyone looked inside a slaughterhouse truck for 2 minutes? Watch these remarkable acts of bearing witness.
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England: 8/8/14 Is 'World Cat Day' - The BUAV Exposes Cats Born To Die In UK Labs - Watch the Footage, Please Sign the Petition - and Lots More.

England:  8/8/14 Is 'World Cat Day' - The BUAV Exposes Cats Born To Die In UK Labs - Watch the Footage, Please Sign the Petition - and Lots More. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"On the 8th of August, cat lovers around the world will celebrate a day dedicated to all things fantastic and fascinating about felines.


"There will be homes around the world where cats and kittens are lucky enough to spend their lives protected by the security of a loving family.


"Sadly, behind other closed doors – not of homes but of laboratories – there will also be many other cats and kittens suffering in silence.


"This time last year, one of our investigators, Suzie, was undercover at a MSD Animal Health laboratory and reflects on the time she spent with the kittens used in research. Please read her words and take action to stop this suffering by signing up to our Thunderclap for World Cat Day to raise vital awareness about the investigation and to end these cruel and unnecessary practices."

Garry Rogers's insight:

Cats are a distraction; one that rests our minds and clears our thoughts.

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Global Biodiversity Losses May Need to be Stopped with More Drastic Measures - Science World Report

Global Biodiversity Losses May Need to be Stopped with More Drastic Measures - Science World Report | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Science World Report Global Biodiversity Losses May Need to be Stopped with More Drastic Measures Science World Report The researchers examined the growing role that "conservation translocation," which is the movement and release of plants and...
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Scientists roll up your sleeves.   University of Florida:  Require physical strength in those new hires.  Biodiversity needs some real help.

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New Zealand MPI to be principal agency for animal welfare

New Zealand MPI to be principal agency for animal welfare | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"To ensure a better overall response to adverse events the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is currently updating the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan" Hawke's Bay Today.

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