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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans. WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. PERIOD.  To the degree Nature is sick, so are we.  We humans must reintegrate into the greater web of life as a species within it and not separate from it, by returning to respect and restoring balance and harmony to that which supports all life on this planet ... Nature ... #GDP should be replaced by #EcoEconomics ... Putting front and center the concerns for how we are destroying and objectifying the natural world for profit  #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Forests #Environment #Biodiversity #Ecoeconomics #CSR #GDP #Anthropocene
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Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse EBOLA

Hunting Seed Dispersing Animals pushing central African forests toward ecological collapse EBOLA | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – | Scoop.it

July 23, 2013 Science Daily

HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE

 Scientists have warned that current hunting trends in Central African forests could result in complete ecological collapse.

The authors maintain that the current rate of unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas and other seed-dispersing species threatens the ability of forest ecosystems to regenerate, and that landscape-wide hunting management plans are needed to avoid an environmental catastrophe..... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130723103451.htm


Science Daily, May 11, 2012
-▶  ABSENCE OF ELEPHANTS AND RHINOCEROSES REDUCE BIODIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120511101347.htm


Science Daily, November 1`8, 2014
-▶  AS ELEPHANTS GO, SO GO THE TREES. Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141118124534.htm


 ▶  THE TRAGIC SLAUGHTER OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELEPHANTS -- JUST FOR THEIR TUSKS - MAY BE EXTINCT BY 2020  http://sco.lt/85wXBZ


                                                   WATCH
                              THE PRICE OF IVORY (9:01)
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpK3_vNLAA


Focusing on Wildlife, November 23, 2014
 ▶ 'GUNS KILL TREES TOO' : OVERHUNTING RAISES EXTINCTION THREAT FOR TREES  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/guns-kill-trees-too-overhunting-raises-extinction-threat-for-trees/


JSTOR, December 30, 2014
 ▶ OVERHUNTING CAN KILL FORESTS, TOO  http://daily.jstor.org/overhunting-can-kill-forests/


Mongabay, November 10, 2014
-▶ HUMAN INFECTIONS BY ' MONKEY MALARIA' INCREASING AS FORESTS DISAPPEAR  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1109-lbell-monkey-malaria-spreading.html


Science/AAAS, November 03, 2014
-▶ DEFORESTATION RELEASES DEADLY MALARIA PARASITE

 http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/11/deforestation-releases-deadly-malaria-parasite?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_source=eloqua


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EBOLA EXISTED AT LOW LEVELS IN INTACT RAINFORESTS ONLY EMERGING AS OVER-POPULATION WIDELY DESTROYED AND BEGAN EATING BUSHMEAT  https://twitter.com/EcoInternet/status/523296942961340417/photo/1


Mongabay, March 25, 2014
-▶ OVER 9,000 PRIMATES KILLED FOR SINGLE BUSH MEAT MARKET IN WEST AFRICA EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0324-mark-tcs-west-africa-


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                                                   EBOLA

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SustainableBusiness.com, October 22, 2014
-▶ THE EBOLA-DEFORESTATION CONNECTION. "As the forests disappeared, so too did the buffer separating humans from animals - and from the pathogens that animals harbor," says Vanity Fair. http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25968


EcoInternet, October 01, 2014
-▶  EBOLA IS ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE  http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/10/01/ebola-a-symptom-of-ecological-and-social-collapse/


                                                         VIDEO

                                     France 24, October 08, 2014
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS BREAKS OUT DEEP IN RAINFOREST  http://www.france24.com/en/20141008-video-msf-ebola-outbreak-drc-rainforest-lokolia-congo/


IUCN, October 08, 2014
▶  EBOLA OUTBREAK HIGHLIGHTS CRITICAL LINKS BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY LOSS AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.iucn.org/?18439/Ebola-outbreak-highlights-critical-links-between-biodiversity-loss-and-human-health-says-IUCNs-Wildlife-Health-Specialist-Group



CIFOR Forests News Blog, September 02, 2014
-▶ EBOLA AND BUSHMEAT IN AFRICA:  Q&A WITH LEADING RESEARCHER  http://blog.cifor.org/23924/ebola-and-bushmeat-in-africa-qa-with-leading-researcher


New Scientist, September 08, 2014
▶  EBOLA'S SILVER LINING:  WE CAN CLAMP DOWN ON BUSHMEAT. According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus enters human populations when people handle or eat infected wildlife, especially fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines. Eating bushmeat remains common throughout Africa, either for subsistence or as a luxury.

The Ebola outbreak is an opportunity to clamp down on a practice which both causes disease outbreaks and empties forests of wildlife. At a minimum, governments should zealously enforce bans on the hunting and consumption of bats and apes, two groups most commonly associated with Ebola. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850.300-ebolas-silver-lining-we-can-clamp-down-on-bushmeat.html


Guardian, October 10, 2014
▶  EBOLA:  EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS TO ASSESS RISK OF BUSHMEAT TO EU COUNTRIES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/ebola-bushmeat-risk-europe-food-safety-expert-assessment


The Ecologist, October 29, 2014
-▶ OIL PALM EXPLOSION DRIVING WEST AFRICA'S EBOLA OUTBREAK http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2612900/oil_palm_explosion_driving_west_africas_ebola_outbreak.html


Guardian, October 28, 2014
-▶ EBOLA IS A PRODUCT OF DESTRUCTIVE AND EXPLOITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/28/ebola-africa-symptom-failing-economic-system-west-deforestation


Science 2.0 October 17, 2014
▶ EBOLA:  BATS GET A BAD RAP WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING DISEASES:  BATS AS BUSH MEAT http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/ebola_bats_get_a_bad_rap_when_it_comes_to_spreading_diseases-147104


The Ecologist, October 23, 2014
-▶ EBOLA:  DON'T BLAME THE BATS !! http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2606208/ebola_dont_blame_the_bats.html


Washington Post, October 12, 2014
▶  HOW DEFORESTATION SHARES THE BLAME FOR THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/08/how-deforestation-and-human-activity-could-be-to-blame-for-the-ebola-pandemic/


The Guardian - Vital Signs
-▶  HOW SAVING WEST AFRICAN FORESTS MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC http://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2014/oct/03/ebola-epidemic-bats-deforestation-west-africa-guinea-sierra-leone-liberia


Climate Desk, July 07, 2014
-▶ WE ARE MAKING DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAKS WORSE BY CUTTING DOWN FORESTS http://climatedesk.org/2014/07/we-are-making-ebola-outbreaks-worse-by-cutting-down-forests/


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RAREST GORILLAS LOSE HALF THEIR HABITAT IN 20 YEARS http://sco.lt/91dA7F


- ▶ PRIMATOLOGIST WARNS OF POSSIBLE GREAT APE EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7zDhMf


The Dodo, July 23, 2014
▶  THERE ARE ONLY 100 GORILLAS LEFT IN NIGERIA, CONSERVATIONISTS SAY https://www.thedodo.com/there-are-only-100-gorillas-le-639709280.html

 

 Mongabay, December 11, 2013
▶  BONOBOS: THE CONGO BASIN'S GREATEST GARDENERS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-pham-bonobos-in-congo-seed-dispursal.html


Mongabay, July 09, 2014
-▶ SOLD INTO EXTINCTION:  GREAT APES BETRAYED BY PROTECTORS. Corruption in high places, CITES, the international body charged with protecting endangered species has turned a blind eye to massive illegal trade of endangered Great Apes http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0709-sri-stiles-cites-commentary.html


-▶ SURROUNDED BY DEFORESTATION, CRITICALLY ENDANGERED GORILLAS HANG ON BY A THREAD  http://sco.lt/7yO9ZJ


 Magazine Good Planet, July 02, 2014
-▶   'SLAVERY' DRIVING APES TO EXTINCTION http://www.goodplanet.info/en/news/2014/07/02/slavery-driving-apes-extinction/


                                            --- WATCH --

                            AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

              REMEMBERING "GREEN" - AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                                       DON'T MISS THIS

                                      http://sco.lt/6JdIP3


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             THE BARBARIC ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE FLOURISHES

                                          AND MUST CEASE

                                              http://sco.lt/6iIjtx


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                                     ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                            EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


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 ▶ ANIMALS KNOW WHAT HERBS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND WELL http://sco.lt/6KNXMH


 ▶ WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES LINKED TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION  http://sco.lt/5dc13Z




▶   A DISASTER:  LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr


 

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                                                  PBS Nature

            "BROKEN TAIL: A TIGER'S LAST JOURNEY" - FULL EPISODE

                                        http://sco.lt/8WqMBV

 

 

▶  INDONESIA: THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

▶  RUSSIAN FORESTS AND TIGERS LEFT FLOORED BY ILLEGAL LOGGING http://sco.lt/8ROSsD

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                       Nature PBS "SIBERIAN TIGER" | Full Episode

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/siberian-tiger-quest/full-episode/7916/





▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n


March 03, 2013 Global Issues
▶  LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY AND EXTINCTIONS http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions


 ▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

May 29, 2013 Seed Daily

▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING AS ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Even_farm_animal_diversity_is_declining_as_accelerating_species_loss_threatens_humanity_999.html


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES  http://sco.lt/8G99Av


 ▶ LARGE-SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAIN ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/666xPN


▶  TREE HEALTH, FOREST HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v


The Permaculture Research Institute, October 21, 2013
-▶  THINKING LIKE A FOREST - George Monbiot http://permaculturenews.org/2013/10/21/thinking-like-forest/


                                               ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALM OIL & ANIMAL EXTINCTION --: DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/5moIAT



▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/8TkGjh


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                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                ONE WORLD, ONE HUMANITY, ONE ENVIRONMENT http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE

                  WHY BUSINESS MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE

                                         http://sco.lt/7D9Av3


 

                                                   PHOTOS: 

▶  STUNNING IMAGES OF BREATHTAKING BIODIVERSITY IN REMAINING INDONESIAN FORESTS AND MARINE LIFE http://sco.lt/8zbjbl

 


 ▶  RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BORN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z


 

 ▶  MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF



                  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                      http://sco.lt/95E5aL

 

 April 5, 2013 - National Geographic
▶  ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION: A CLOSER LOOK AT ENDANGERED SPECIES http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/on-the-brink-of-extinction-a-closer-look-at-endangered-species/


March 7, 2013 - Science Haven

▶  EXTINCTION, MASS EXTINCTIONS, EXTINCT SPECIES, AND THE ONGOING 6TH GREAT MASS EXTINCTION  http://scienceheathen.com/2013/03/07/extinction-mass-extinctions-extinct-species-and-the-ongoing-6th-great-mass-extinction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



 ▶  LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p


 

▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS ENTIRE FORESTS BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/6JcGOn

 

▶  **** TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR


▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? - A more humane relationship with animals

Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? - A more humane relationship with animals | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – | Scoop.it

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF: THE CAMBRIDGE DECLARATION ON CONSCIOUSNESS IN NON-HUMAN ANIMALS

http://fcmconference.org/

 

Earlier this month, some of the leading scientists from around the world congregated at the Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge to discuss the evidence that has amassed over the years. The experts reached a unanimous decision that animals – specifically mammals and birds – are in fact conscious beings. Through advancements in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG machines, the scientists concluded that animals show a sufficient degree of characteristics that indicate they are not as non-human as some had believed.... http://singularityhub.com/2012/07/27/non-human-consciousness-exists-say-experts-now-what/


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 28, 2012 6:18 AM
uou, this shakes a bit my structures
gregorylent's comment, July 28, 2012 12:44 PM
oh just fucking duh .. crikey, western scientists are sooooo retarded, apart from materiality
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Ending the War on USA Wildlife

Ending the War on USA Wildlife | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – | Scoop.it

VIDEO


EXPOSED - USDA's Secret War on Wildlife 


https://youtu.be/qSV8pRLkdKI
In this award-winning film that Jane Goodall wants millions to see, three former federal agents and a Congressman blow the whistle on Wildlife Services--a barbaric, wasteful and misnamed agency within the USDA most Americans have never heard of--and expose the government's secret war on wildlife on the taxpayer's dime. coyotes, foxes, bobcats, wolves, birds and other wild animals including Wild Horse Roundups for slaughter.


In fiscal year 2013 alone included 75,326 coyotes, 866 bobcats, 528 river otters, 3,700 foxes, 12,186 prairie dogs, 973 red-tailed hawks, 419 black bears and at least three eagles, golden and bald.  


https://youtu.be/qSV8pRLkdKI


 


Commondreams, April 2020
� THE CARNAGE OF WOLF TRAPPERS IN IDAHO


Wolf trappers killed 813 #wolves, caught 620 non-target species of which 269 were released alive and 351 were killed. It’s likely that those released alive died from injuries—a horrible death
#Wildlife #Hunting


https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/21/the-carnage-of-wolf-trapping-in-idaho/


 


Greenworld Warriors, March 25, 2019


▶ HOW AMERICA DECLARED A WAR ON WILDLIFE - VIDEO


In 2017 alone, the agency killed more than 1.3 million native, wild animals.
Wonder why wildlife is disappearing? The government is killing cougars, bobcats, bears, wolves and coyotes to protect cows, pigs and chickens.


According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s own reports, it has killed over 34 million animals in the last decade alone.


Most of those animals were native, wild animals. The rest were accidental killings of domesticated animals. 


https://greenworldwarriors.com/2019/03/25/how-america-declared-a-war-on-wildlife/


 


END THE WAR ON WILDLIFE


Wildlife Guardians, August 21, 2018 


USA Wildlife Services: A Killing Machine. 


In the past 10 years, Wildlife Services spent


over $1 billion to kill over 37 million animals.


Few Americans realize that as taxpayers we help fund a program called “Wildlife Services,” a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. This ironically named program doesn’t serve wildlife. It wages a clandestine war on America’s wildlife. Every year, the Wildlife Services killing machine poisons, traps, and guns down millions of our nation’s most majestic animals—from imperiled swift foxes to bald eagles—at the request of a minority of ranching and agricultural interests.


https://wildearthguardians.org/wildlife-conservation/end-the-war-on-wildlife/


 


 


▶  "WILDLIFE SERVICES" AND ITS ETERNAL WAR ON 'PREDATORS' 


Read more https://www.hcn.org/issues/48.1/wildlife-services-forever-war-on-predators


 


 July 13, 2018, Focusing On Wildlife


▶ SHOULD U.S. WILDLIFE "KILLING: SERVICES BE DISBANDED? 
From foxes and falcons to otters and owls, the USDA program is doing away with wildlife in droves.
https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-us-wildlife-killing-services-be-disbanded

Intelligencer, December 29, 2018
-▶ THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S WAR ON WILDLIFE SHOULD BE A SCANDAL
The Trump administration’s policies are leading to wholesale destruction of certain birds and other wildlife. This fact has escaped most public notice amid the broader damage the Cabinet is causing to the environment. Among other measures, the regulatory agencies have been working to lift protections on endangered animals, open up vast animal habitats for drilling, encourage more trophy-hunting, and repress treatment standards for farm animals.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/trumps-war-on-wildlife-should-be-a-scandal.html


A Humane Nation, March 24, 2017


▶ USDA USING POISON EXPLOSIVES TO KILL WILDLIFE AND PETS IN THE WEST 


This rogue agency of the federal government slaughters millions of wild animals each year, using an arsenal of M-44s, aerial gunning, traps, and firearms. It does so much of this work at the expense of taxpayers, and it collects plenty of unintended victims.


https://blog.humanesociety.org/2017/03/usda-using-poison-explosives-to-kill-wildlife-and-pets-in-the-west.html?credit=blog_post_032417_id8865


 


 EarthJustice, April 29, 2014


FOOD CHAIN ECOCIDE: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION GROUPS JOIN FIGHT TO BAN d-CON RAT POISONS. “EPA is trying to protect wildlife and children from the damaging and even lethal effects of rat poison” http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/wildlife-conservation-groups-join-fight-to-ban-d-con-rat-poisons


 


 Focusing On Wildlife, August 22, 2014


-▶  LEADING NATIONAL BIRD GROUP CHALLENGES ARMY CORPS PLAN TO KILL 16,000 BIRDS http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/leading-national-bird-group-challenges-army-corps-plan-to-kill-16000-birds/


 


WorldTruth, July 10, 2013


-▶ USDA ADMITS EXTERMINATING BIRDS, CROPS AND BEES - "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" PROGRAM RESPONSIBLE FOR MASS KILLINGS OF MILLIONS OF BIRDS  http://worldtruth.tv/usda-admits-exterminating-birds


PDF LISTING http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/prog_data/2009_prog_data/PDR_G_FY09/Basic_Tables_PDR_G/Table_G_FY2009_Short.pdf


 


Forbes, November 05, 2013


U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSS -HAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/


The Coyote Project, July 26, 2018


-▶ THE HIDDEN WAR ON WILDLIFE:  KILLING CONTESTS IN NORTH AMERICA


Each year thousands of coyotes, foxes, bobcats, wolves and other wild animals are killed in senseless “competitions” throughout North America. Those who kill the most and the largest animals win prizes including cash, guns, and belt buckles. These “tournaments,” or “derbies,” are often held on public lands. Children as young as ten are encouraged to participate, and social media pages show them posing with assault rifles beside the bodies of the animals they killed. These contests send a chilling message that killing is fun, wild animals are disposable, and life is cheap.


http://www.projectcoyote.org/wkc/


 


 High Country, December 18, 2018


HUNTING FACES AN ETHICAL RECKONING 


Gruesome social media VIDEOS show how far modern "hunting" has drifted from its roots.


Right now, as you read these words, it is perfectly legal in the state of Wyoming for a person to climb on the back of a snowmobile and chase down wild wolves, pursuing them until they drop from physical exhaustion. And, if that’s not enough, you can then run them over relentlessly with the machine, injuring them until they die.


In fact, wolves, which were recently taken off the list of federally protected species and their management handed over to the state unconditionally in 2017, can be killed by virtually any means, any time of day, any day of the year, without limit, in most of Wyoming.


https://www.hcn.org/articles/hunting-faces-an-ethical-reckoning


 


 The Humane Society of The United States, May 03, 2018


-▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES GRUESOME WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS


The Humane Society of the United States has released the results of an undercover investigation into the little-seen but widely criticized culture of wildlife killing contests in the U.S. The investigator visited contest locations in Macedon, New York, and Barnegat, New Jersey and documented contest participants slinging the dead bodies of coyotes and foxes into piles, joking about the methods used to lure and kill the animals, and celebrating at an award ceremony for the New York event.


https://www.humanesociety.org/news/undercover-investigation-exposes-gruesome-wildlife-killing-contests


 


 WATCH


Documentary
                    "AMERICA'S SECRET WAR ON WILDLIFE"                    


In FY 2010, Wildlife Services admitted it killed 5 million animals (but its numbers are suspect. In 2010, it belatedly claimed to have poisoned 4 million starlings, black birds, and others in 2009), including 112,781 mammalian carnivores such as coyotes, wolves, bobcats, cougars, badgers and bears....     http://www.predatordefense.org/exposed/


 


 Washington Post, June 07, 2014


 -▶  USDA'S WILDLIFE SERVICES KILLED 4 MILLION ANIMALS IN 2013. The more than 4 million animals shot, poisoned, snared or trapped by the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services in fiscal year 2013 included 75,326 coyotes, 866 bobcats, 528 river otters, 3,700 foxes, 12,186 prairie dogs, 973 red-tailed hawks, 419 black bears and at least three eagles, golden and bald. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/governments-kill-of-4-million-animals-seen-as-an-overstep/2014/06/06/1de0c550-ecc4-11e3-b98c-72cef4a00499_story.html


 


Guardian Environment, June 16, 2014
-▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT CALLED TO ACCOUNT AFTER AGENCY KILLS 4 MILLION ANIMALS IN 2013. Critics call for more transparency over reasons for massive culls of 'damaging' species by federal Wildlife Services http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/us-wildlife-animal-kill-data

The Center For Investigative Reporting, February 04, 2015


-▶  THERE'S A REASON YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS U.S. WILDLIFE-KILLING AGENCY http://www.revealnews.org/article/theres-a-reason-youve-never-heard-of-this-wildlife-killing-agency/



HLNtv, January 06, 2014
-▶  CONGRESSMEN CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT'S WAR ON WILDLIFE -
The USDA's wildlife services is a cruel program that forces taxpayers to fuel the vicious killing of millions of wild animals for the benefit of select businesses like the cattle industry.  


http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/01/06/congressmen-challenge-govs-war-wildlife



Canis lupus 101, January 18, 2015
▶  IDAHO UP TO NO GOOD AGAIN: UP TO 24 WOLVES TO BE SHOT BY HELICOPTER TO "SAVE" THREATENED CARIBOU  http://canislupus101.blogspot.com/2015/01/idaho-up-to-no-good-again-up-to-24.html


 


 


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Care2, September 22, 2018


-▶ TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ABOUT TO GET SUED FOR FAILING TO PROTECT GIRAFFE PARTS IMPORTED INTO THE U.S.A.


Since the mid-1980s, the population of giraffes has declined by a startling 40 percent, leaving just over an estimated 97,000 individuals in the wild.


recent investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) exposed how the trade in giraffe trophies and parts in the U.S. is contributing to their decline. According to the HSUS, on average, more than one giraffe is imported by a U.S. trophy hunter every single day, which is putting them at serious risk and making the U.S. a significant player that’s contributing to their decline.


https://www.care2.com/causes/trump-administrations-about-to-get-sued-for-failing-to-protect-giraffes.html


 


 -▶ Shocking Investigation Shows How We’re Pushing Giraffes to the Brink . How the trade in trophies and parts in the U.S. is contributing to their decline.


https://www.care2.com/causes/shocking-investigation-shows-how-were-pushing-giraffes-to-the-brink.html


 


REUTERS, , March 19, 2014 


 -▶ IDAHO TO KILL/POISON THOUSANDS OF RAVENS TO "BENEFIT" IMPERILED BIRD SPECIES 


http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/usa-idaho-raven-idUSL2N0MG12V20140319


 


The Columbus Dispatch, December 28, 2014
 -▶ STUDIES INDICATE A BLEAK FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/12/28/studies-indicate-a-bleak-future-for-wildlife.html


 


National Geographic


-▶ 20,000+ SPECIES ARE NEAR EXTINCTION:  IS IT TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO SAVE


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131216-conservation-environment-animals-science-endangered-species/


 


Reuters, January 22, 2015


DEATH BY CHOCOLATE: BAITING BEARS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/22/us-usa-new-hampshire-bears-idUSKBN0KV2G920150122



August 23, 2013 Care2Causes


U.S. GOVT GIVES LOGGERS OK TO KILL ENDANGERED SPOTTED OWLS WHILE RAZING OLD GROWTH FORESTS http://www.care2.com/causes/loggers-get-the-ok-to-kill-endangered-spotted-owls.html#ixzz2cxDziUqa


 


Portland Press Herald, June 14, 2014


-▶  STATE REDUCES NUMBER OF MOOSE HUNTING PERMITS FOR HUNTING LOTTERY DUE TO DECIMATION OF HERDS FALLING PREY TO WINTER TICKS. This spring, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reduced the number of moose permits for the 2014 fall hunt by nearly 25 percent – from 4,085, the number set in March, to 3,095, the fewest issued since 2009. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/14/winter-ticks-raise-concerns-about-future-of-maines-moose-herd/


 


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WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS


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-▶ SHOULD WILDLIFE HUNTING CONTESTS BE PERMITTED IN IDAHO?


Focusing On Wildlife, January 10, 2019
U.S. land managers approved a recreation permit on Thursday, January 10 2019 allowing a controversial hunting contest open to children to take place on public lands in Idaho, where contestants will seek to kill the most wolves and other wildlife for cash and prizes.


The hunting group Idaho for Wildlife requested the permit for the so-called predator derby to take place each January for five years on millions of acres (hectares) overseen by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in east central Idaho near Salmon.


https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/poll-should-wildlife-hunting-contests-be-permitted-in-idaho/


 


Albuquerque Journal News, January 30, 2015


▶  THE SHAME OF WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS MARS HUMANKIND. Perhaps you’ve never heard of wildlife-killing contests. They are organized events in which participants compete for prizes for killing the most animals. Prizes are also often awarded for shooting the largest, as well as the smallest – and youngest – animals http://www.abqjournal.com/533855/north/the-shame-of-killing-contests-mars-humankind.html


 


 Focusing On Wildlife, February 25, 2014


STOP WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS IN CALIFORNIA.


“This is obviously not about sport or fair-chase. Wildlife killing contests are conducted for profit, entertainment, prizes and, simply, for the ‘fun’ of killing. Such contests perpetuate a culture of violence and send the message to children that life has little value and that an entire species of animals is disposable.”  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/stop-wildlife-killing-contests-in-california/


 


Care2, December 05, 2014
VICTORY! CALIFORNIA BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO BAN WILDLIFE KILLING CONTESTS  http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-california-becomes-the-first-state-to-ban-wildlife-killing-contests


 


▶  2-DAY SLAUGHTER WITH PRIZES AND RECOGNITION TEACHES KIDS TO KILL USING WILDLIFE AS TARGETS
Idaho coyotes and wolves will die in an unconscionable holiday killing contest. Following a 2-day slaughter, prizes and recognition will be bestowed upon contestants, including children as young as 10, for killing the most female coyotes and the largest wolf...http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/567808/ea2d7a99cf/1557503015/4e6cdd2cba/


 


Boise Weekly, January 04, 2015


▶  TWO DOZEN COYOTES KILLED SO FAR IN SALMON AREA PREDATOR 'DERBY' : NO WOLVES REPORTED TAKEN https://youtu.be/G7B56M1eDVM


 


Huff Post Green, December 23, 2013


IDAHO - TWO-DAY HOLIDAY CONTEST KILLING 'DERBY' TARGETS WOLVES AND COYOTES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/camilla-fox/twoday-holiday-killing-de_b_4471553.html


 


VIDEO
DIscovery Channel
 COYOTE


http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/north-america/animals/coyote 


 


 


The Overtake, September 21, 2018


-▶ UK WAR ON WILDLIFE


Foxes, seals and birds of prey are being legally and illegally slaughtered in Britain


https://theovertake.com/~peace/peoples-manifesto-for-wildlife/


Focusing On Wildlife, September 20, 2018


-▶ U.K.HUGE INCREASE IN BADGER CULL WILL SEE UP TO 42,000 SHOT


Scientists say a lack of statistical analysis in government documents means there remains no concrete evidence that the cull is working. The Badger Trust condemned the expanded cull as “largest destruction of a protected species in living memory”.


https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/huge-increase-in-badger-cull-will-see-up-to-42000-shot/


 


 


ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON


EXTINCTION CRISIS


IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS 


http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 


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NEW YORK STATE'S WAR ON WILDLIFE


 


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July 28, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife


  -▶ NEW YORK: HUNDREDS OF MIGRATING CANADA GEESE SLAUGHTERED IN NEW YORK JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/hundreds-of-canada-geese-slaughtered-in-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge/



Digital Journal, March 05, 2014


-▶  PROTESTERS FLOCK TOGETHER TO STOP 2,200 SWAN KILLINGS IN NEW YORK


Public outcry from legislators, animal rights groups and residents has forced the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to revise its plan to cull over 2,200 mute swans in New York state.


http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/protesters-flock-together-to-stop-swan-killing-in-new-york/article/374288


 


 


                                                  LOVELY WATCH
                                "THE MAGIC OF THE SNOWY OWL"
                                                    PBS Nature
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/magic-of-the-snowy-owl/preview/7833/


 


 


                                                         VIDEO
                 THOUSANDS OF SNOWY OWLS MIGRATE SOUTH


                             IN UNBELIEVABLE WILDLIFE EVENT


http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/12/arctic-snowy-owls-migrate-south.aspx


 


NY Daily News, December 09, 2013
  -▶ 'WILDLIFE SPECIALISTS'  SHOOTING SNOWY OWLS AT NEW YORK CITY'S AIRPORTS http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/snowy-owls-added-port-authority-kill-list-article-1.1541823


 


  10,000 Birds, December 09, 2013


 -▶ SNOWY OWLS BEING SHOT AT JFK AIRPORT http://10000birds.com/snowy-owls-being-shot-at-jfk-airport.htm





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WOLVES


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VIDEO
THE PROFANITY PEAK PACK: SET UP & SOLD OUT 
https://youtu.be/G7B56M1eDVM via @YouTube
This is the tragic story of a wolf pack living on pristine, forested public land in Washington State. They were slaughtered for simply being themselves. Their forest was invaded by cattle, which they were essentially set up to attack, and their natural prey had been displaced by the cows. The film reveals the insanity and injustice of America's war on wolves, while also exposing the ongoing set-up and sell-out being allowed by government agencies and certain "pro-wildlife" groups.


 


 


 


George Monbiot, The Guardian UK


MASS WOLF KILLINGS ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES http://sco.lt/7PRq7t


 


Arizona Daily Star, April 16, 2014


ARIZONA SENATE OKs KILLING OF ENDANGERED WOLVES  http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-senate-oks-killing-of-endangered-wolves/article_d7cf1cdc-c59b-11e3-85e3-001a4bcf887a.html


 


Endangered Species Coalition, April 08, 2014
  -▶ KILLING WOLVES:  A HUNTER-LED WAR AGAINST SCIENCE AND WILDLIFE 


http://www.endangered.org/killing-wolves-a-hunter-led-war-against-science-and-willdife/EcoWatch, March 21, 2014
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▶  IDAHO PASSES BILL TO KILL HUNDREDS OF WOLVES http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/21/idaho-bill-to-kill-hundreds-of-wolves/


 


-▶  FEWER THAN 100 RED WOLVES EXIST, AND NOW THEY BEING KILLED


http://www.care2.com/causes/fewer-than-100-red-wolves-exist-and-now-theyre-being-killed.html-


 


▶  MICHIGAN GOP LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO MAKE GRAY WOLVES A "GAME SPECIES"  TO HUNT. TRIBES OPPOSED TO POSSIBILITY OF MICHIGAN WOLF HUNTING SEASON


http://www.michiganradio.org/post/tribes-opposed-possibility-michigan-wolf-hunting-season


 


Cascadia Wildlands, March 31, 2014
  -▶ NEARLY 500,000 MORE AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST FEDERAL PLAN TO STRIP GRAY WOLVES OF PROTECTIONS http://www.cascwild.org/nearly-500000-more-americans-speak-out-against-federal-plan-to-strip-gray-wolves-of-protections/


 


 


                                      FAREWELL TO A ROCK STAR


                                GUNNING DOWN WOLVES FOR FUN


                                      http://sco.lt/8pq4XJ


 


The Tyee, March 27, 2014
 -▶ TRAPPERS WARN OF INHUMANE BC WOLF KILLING PLANS


Association worried about policy that would allow trapping of mothers with pups, docs show


http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/03/27/BC-Wolf-Killing/


 


                                                        VIDEO
                                    Care2 Causes, May 16, 2014
             LOVE IS FINALLY IN THE AIR FOR OREGON'S LONE WOLF http://www.care2.com/causes/love-is-finally-in-the-air-for-oregons-lone-wolf.html


 


 


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USA WILD HORSE ROUNDUP


https://images.app.goo.gl/vkhmhvpN7aMkZ8788


 


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 American Wild Horse Campaign


 


▶ ROGUE US BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT "CITIZEN" ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDS KILLING 45,000 WILD HORSES AND BURROS


In the world of the BLM and the public lands ranchers whose interests dominate agency policy, America’s cherished and federally protected mustangs are just another commercial livestock “product” to be rounded up and shipped off for commercial slaughter.


https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/blm-%E2%80%9Ccitizen%E2%80%9D-advisory-board-recommends-killing-45000-wild-horses-burros


 


 


SHOULD WE BE SLAUGHTERING WILD AND DOMESTICATED HORSES FOR MEAT?


http://sco.lt/7Z6Ojx


 


The Intercept, October 12, 2018


▶ROUNDUP OF WILD HORSES IN CALIFORNIA COULD LEAD TO ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER


The Forest Service’s real motivation for diminishing the wild horse population in Devil’s Garden is to appease the livestock industry.


https://theintercept.com/2018/10/12/wild-horses-california-slaughter/


 


Horsetalk N.Z. May 17, 2014
 ▶ UTAH GOVERNOR MAKING SCAPEGOATS OF WILD HORSES IN FAVOR OF PRIVATE LIVESTOCK GRAZING ON PUBLIC LANDS http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/05/17/utah-governor-making-scapegoats-wild-horses-advocates/#axzz322HcjGdr


 


Protect Mustangs, October 18, 2014
 ▶ DON'T LET THEM KILL THE BRUMBIES! http://protectmustangs.org/?p=7432


 


 


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MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGE 59%. 


NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES


http://sco.lt/5epVmz 


 


 


BATTLE FOR THE BEES


Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide


http://sco.lt/8QOFgv


 


 


WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING 


Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life
http://sco.lt/7Obz0L


 


 


THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY


OUR PUBLIC WILDLIFE PRESERVES:


OIL & GAS DRILLING, GMO CROPS & FORESTS, PESTICIDES & CHEMICALS 


http://sco.lt/99bwx7


 


 


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 Daily Mail, August 20, 2018


-▶ BLOODY SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER - OCEANS


Every summer, some 800 pilot and beaked whales, as well as dolphins, are brutally killed across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079153/Eighty-whales-rounded-killed-second-hunt-season-Faroe-Islands.html


 


 







          • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT











          • Images show pod of some 80 whales being slaughtered on the Faroe Islands in the Atlantic











          • Meat and blubber from whales used to feed population of Danish archipelago for the rest of the year











          • Animal rights group have criticised practice, but Faroese government says hunt is completely sustainable






https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079153/Eighty-whales-rounded-killed-second-hunt-season-Faroe-Islands.html


 


 


 National Geographic, February 02, 2014
▶  REAL TRAGEDY OF TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER IS OUR INHUMANITY TOWARD ANIMALS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/


 


 


 The Guardian, September 20, 2018


▶ AUSTRALIA COULD LAUNCH NEW LEGAL CHALLENGE OF JAPAN'S SUPPOSED  'SCIENTIFIC' WHALING HUNTS http://ht.ly/cI9M30lUJWe


 


 


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BIRDS


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▶ THE SILENT MASS SLAUGHTER OF STORKS AND MIGRATING BIRDS IN LEBANON


The estimated number of illegally killed birds in Lebanon is more than 2,600,000 annually.


These include endangered species, which are among the estimated 2.6 million birds that are shot or illegally trapped in Lebanon on a yearly basis.


https://greenworldwarriors.com/2019/03/04/the-silent-mass-slaughter-of-storks-and-migrating-birds-in-lebanon/


 


September 8, 2013 Scientific American


VULTURES FACE EXTINCTION AND INDIFFERENCE “If they were gone, we'd be left with a huge disease-transmission time bomb,”
 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vultures-face-extinction-and-indifference 


 


 


STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT


INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL


http://sco.lt/4jydYv 


 


 


NO SAFE HAVEN


MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLION AROUND THE WORLD


http://sco.lt/8Y8tmb


 


WIND TURBINES


IS IT OK TO SLAUGHTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF BIRDS, BATS EVERY YEAR IN THE NAME OF CLEAN ENERGY?  http://sco.lt/89su3d


 


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A DISASTER


LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS TO COLLAPSE


http://sco.lt/7XHisr


 


 


CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKE US LESS COMPASSIONATE


http://sco.lt/5nMAuP


 


 


WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES


http://sco.lt/8BIJP7


 


 


THE ANIMAL-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP


STATE OF THE ANIMALS 2013


http://sco.lt/8bx38j


 


 


HUNTING SEED DISPERSING ANIMALS PUSHING CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS TOWARD ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/6Q8PZp


 


 

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-▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US - CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/95E5aL


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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