Posts tagged killing.
100 Elephants were machined gunned down for their tusks in Chad, Africa. Tusks are carved from the skulls, then shipped in normal luggage to China’s extremely fast growing black market.
Above, Elephant with Half-Ear, Amboseli, Africa July 2010. Killed by Poachers August 2010.
Big Life Foundation was founded by one man in 2010, Nick Brandt, a photographer and whom I consider an inspirational hero. Nick’s organization has had incredible successes in protecting elephants and their ecosystems in national parks throughout Kenya and other parts of Africa. For example,
Within three months of being established, BIG LIFE has succeeded in breaking up the worst of the three main gangs operating along the Amboseli region Kenya/Tanzania border.This great success could not have been possible without the generosity of our donors who helped us purchase critical vehicles and equipment, hire anti-poaching teams, and develop our network of informers and associates.
In addition to poaching, drought and agriculture are threatening the species. Most of the ecosystems and land areas that Big Life works in are being impacted by climate change. For more on climate impacts, go here.
Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008. Leading Elephant Killed By Poachers, 2009.
We are so fortunate to be walking the earth with these giants. If only we could show them some respect.
Pigs being buried alive after they were discovered to have “Foot and Mouth Disease.”
Let’s keep them in such terrible conditions they all get sick, then bury them alive to save money. Aren’t we so noble?
I posted about this before. Here’s a new photo. It’s still heartbreaking as hell.
The South Korean government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease and is now slaughtering them in record numbers despite appeals to stop. - Sky News
Disgusted? Me too. Take action:
This upsets me so, so much. Sign the petitions at least, guys.
I’ve posted this before, but I’m reblogging for the petitions. Please sign them. These pigs do not deserve to die this way. Nothing and no one does.
Signing these petitions may not help, but it’s better than nothing and the least we can do at present. What I fail to understand is why companies involved in the food industry refuse the minimal cost at start-up to provide vaccinations to their animals when they’ll suffer 10x worse losses if an outbreak does occur. Prevention > Treatment.
South Korea BURYING PIGS ALIVE in a bid to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease
this kills me inside :’(
1.4 million of them.
The Ugly Effect of Religion on Society
It’s one of the last great taboos: The murder of 5,000 to 20,000 women each year in the name of ‘honor’. And the problem is not confined to the Middle East.
It is difficult to remain unemotional at the vast and detailed catalog of these crimes. How should one react to a man who rapes his own daughter and then, when she becomes pregnant, kills her to save the “honor” of his family?
It is a tragedy, a horror, a crime against humanity. The details of the murders — of the young and old women (and gay men) beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried alive for the “honour” of their families — are as barbaric as they are shameful.
Most of the victims are young, many are teenagers, slaughtered under a vile religious tradition that goes back hundreds of years, and which now spans half the globe.
You may say this is extremism. But it’s the rigorously literal interpretation of religious scriptures and it’s no different from funamentalist Christian ideas or orthodox Judaic ideas in the US. Only the outcome is different because of legal constraints and public media attention.
Robert Fisk describes what happens. Read it if you dare.
(Photograph courtesy Brooke McDonald, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society via AP via National Geographic)
A little while ago I saw the movie, The Cove and last week I watched Animal Planet’s new show, Blood Dolphins (both featuring Ric O’Barry). Both of them are about dolphin hunting and killing them for their meat (or selling them to Sea Aquariums all over the world, even here in the good ole USA).
PS. All that red is the blood in the water (the cove) from the dolphins that were killed for their meat. Their meat contains high levels of Mercury, which obviously can poison those who eat it.)
I’m posting this because it’s fresh on my mind and I want to get the awareness out there. Here are some links for more information and ways you can help the cause:
National Geographic article: “Cove” Movie Assails Dolphin Hunt, Gets Oscar Boost
Ocean Preservation Society- links, information, issues (including Mercury poisoning from dolphin meat, whaling, marine wildlife in captivity, dolphin hunting)
The Taiji dolphin slaughter is scheduled to resume every September. Unless we stop it.
- The Cove
Please help in anyway you can, whether it’s just by signing the petition and passing it on, or even donating a small amount of money, these poor creatures really need our help right now. What they’re planning to do to them is just sickening and heartbreaking!
“The federal Wildlife Services agency (a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) is the primary wolf-killer in the United States — and now want to expand their wolf-killing operations. They plan to work with Idaho officials to eliminate up to 80 percent of the wolves in north-central Idaho by land and from the air.
Their plan also includes killing entire packs — including gassing helpless wolf pups in their dens — and surgically sterilizing alpha wolf pairs.
This unacceptable killing plan cannot be allowed to go forward — especially since wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies regained protections under the Endangered Species Act.”
What. The. Fuck.