Andrew Bartzis – Whales and Dolphins – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt2


 

 

Welcome to Adventures into Reality with Andrew Bartzis!

Welcome to the second part of 2 related to Whales – Their Role on Earth and in the Universe. In this release Dolphins have also been included as a bonus to compare roles and talents of these amazing creatures parallel.

Here for you is another exciting show for Adventures Into Reality. Our show for you includes:

– Andrew Bartzis with Nat and Debbie – Energy Exchange for Value

– Andrew Bartzis – Human Body Wisdom Pt8 – The Ability to Divest Into Another Skin Suit – Whales

– Andrew Bartzis – Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt2 – With Debbie, Mandy and Andre

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter


  • Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick
  • How the logo got there remains a topic of debate
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada.
The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada. Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

Trapped in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the lobster had been loaded on to a crate to have its claws banded when Karissa Lindstrand came across it.

Lindstrand, who drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi a day, quickly spotted the resemblance.

“I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a Pepsi can,’” she said. On closer look, it seemed more like a tattoo on the claw. “It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.”

Neither she or any of the crew had seen anything like it. More than a week after the find, debate has swirled over how it might have come to be: some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster.

Lindstrand disputes these theories. The image on the claw was pixelated, she said, suggesting it couldn’t have come from a can. And the image on a Pepsi box is far too large to be what she saw on the claw.

The logo looked like it came from a printed picture, but paper would have deteriorated in the ocean. “I’m still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly it was,” she said.

The find comes amid growing concerns over the amount of debris accumulating in the world’s oceans. Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by seabirds, fish and other organisms, leading the record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur to warn that by 2050 the sea could have more plastic in it than fish, by weight.

Recently, researchers documented nearly 38m pieces of plastic – weighing nearly 18 tonnes – that had washed up in one of the world’s most remote places: an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern South Pacific. Scientists found hundreds of crabs scuttling about in makeshift homes made of bottle caps and cosmetic jars, with one crab even converting the inside of a doll’s head into a home.

Soon after, an expedition noted that remote Arctic beaches were heavily polluted with plastic, linking the find to plastic drifting northwards up the Atlantic from Europe and North America.

To Lindstrand, the lobster with the Pepsi imprint hints at the magnitude of rubbish ending up in the ocean. “We don’t see it floating around us when we’re out there,” she said. “I do see stuff along the shorelines that gets washed up on the beaches or the sides of the cliffs.”

After coming across the lobster, she snapped one picture before placing it – Pepsi image and all – into a crate with the other lobsters for sale.

The head captain, in hopes of placing it on display at a local restaurant along with a recently found rare, translucent lobster, has since contacted the buyer in a futile attempt to track down the lobster.

“I’m really wishing I would have kept it now,” said Lindstrand. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something like that, and it was pretty neat. Kind of bad, but pretty neat.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/lobster-pepsi-logo-ocean-new-brunswick-canada

Andrew Bartzis – Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt1


 

 

Welcome to my Adventures Into Reality Show November 11, 2017! We have an amazing show for you that you do not want to miss. This is a very special topic that has a lot of impact on what we are each creating in our lives and how what we do ripples throughout the planet and the universe and effects every living creature. This is a particularly special topic that you are going to love because it reaches into your soul connections and your soul family ties to the most profound and high resonating creatures on this planet, Whales. Whales are ancient cosmic beings that heal and bridge energies between timelines and worlds. They came here to heal the planet. Here is what the show is about: Whales – Their Role On Earth and in the Universe – Pt1 – With Debbie, Mandy and Andre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aTL8… What we do has a lasting imprint. Find out why and what this majestic creature means to you and your journey. If you’ve ever wondered why you are so drawn to this animal then it’s time to find out and explore that which has yet to be experienced. The time is now, to learn and understand just how much the mysteries of the universe have a place in your life. You are made up of the same essence as the stars and this is what dreams are made of. That is why you have such an affinity with this dreamtime being we call The Whale. It’s time to awaken the dreamer within you. Join us by clicking on the link below. Want to Be a Part of the next Live AIR Show? Join me every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm PST and/or Saturday from 5 to 7pm PST! Want More? Check out my Living the Mystical Life Daily Online Course at: http://www.andrewbartzisjourney.com/s… My Website: http://www.andrewbartzis.com Come join the Mailing List! AND/OR Join the journey on Facebook at Andrew Bartzis (@GalacticHistorian) and Instagram @galactic_historianab ! For Free videos series of Andrew’s “Mystical Teachings for Everyday Life” and learn how to apply the knowledge of becoming your own self-illuminated master, join our mailing list at http://www.andrewbartzis.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GalacticHist… If you’re interested in a private reading or need more information about a session please go to this link http://andrewbartzis.com/one_on_one_s…. Acknowledgements: Andre Hodge servantoftruth.org

Giant Worms, Mind Bending Clouds and Ferocious Electrical Storms (477)


 

 

 

Intense cold fronts known as the Arctic vortex descend through N. America and Europe the last days of October. The colliding warm and cold air masses have created some of the most beautiful cloud displays that nature offers on our planet. Additionally ferocious electrical storms across the east coast of Australia with record flooding where giant earthworms a meter / 3 feet long emerge from the ground.

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ALERT: Insect Ecosystem Collapsing! Solar output changing ~ IAF


 

 

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Feds OK bombing practice in waters off Kauai


Ed. Note: More war games at the expense of sentient marine life, it’s almost two months after the decision, where is the outrage, why no protests on Kauai? Befuddled….

The five-year plan by the Air Force cuts munitions and monitors wildlife

U.S. NAVYThree U.S. F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during Rim of the Pacific 2016 war games in Hawaii.

The National Marine Fisheries Service has given approval to a five-year Air Force plan for bombing practice at sea off Kauai that reduces munitions used and increases monitoring for impacts to whales and dolphins. Earthjustice attorney David Henkin, who previously criticized the plan as not doing enough to protect marine mammals, said Tuesday the Air Force “did beef up the monitoring, which is a positive development.” The Long Range Strike Weapons System Evaluation Program may use aircraft, including B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, and F-15, F-16, F-22 and F-35 fighters to release over water weapons including joint air-to-surface standoff missiles with a 1,000-pound warhead; 200 to 250-pound small-diameter glide bombs; high-speed anti-radiation, or HARM, missiles; and joint direct attack munitions, the Air Force said in a previous environmental assessment.

The Air Force said it needs the annual at-sea training at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility up to Aug. 20, 2022, due to unspecified national security threats that likely revolve around China, with increased air-to-surface exercises directed by the Pentagon.

The fisheries service said since the development of the environmental assessment, which was completed in October, the Air Force identified a reduction in the number of munitions to be used during each exercise. No reason was given for the decrease.

The Air Force also previously said each long-range strike mission would occur over a maximum of five consecutive days a year with about 110 bombs released each time. The impact area is approximately 50 miles off Kauai in waters 15,000 feet deep.

A “finding of no significant impact” signed by the Fisheries Service on Aug. 11 said that in 2017 training would only occur on one day and include eight small-diameter bombs.

“In future years, the number (and) type of munitions are reduced by 40 percent with a maximum of four days of training occurring over a five-day time period,” the finding said. Between 38 and 64 weapons would be released annually between 2018 and 2021.

The training for 2018 through 2022 would be conducted on weekdays between June and August, or September through November.

EARTHJUSTICE, an environmental group, put the fisheries service on notice in June that it believed the federal regulations proposed at the time for the bombing practice violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

The fisheries service said it was issuing the “letter of authorization” for the Air Force to go forward with the training after the Air Force decreased the number of munitions it plans to deploy annually, reducing the level of harassment for marine life.

The agency said it worked with the Air Force “to develop a comprehensive marine mammal mitigation and monitoring plan designed to decrease potential impacts to marine mammals.” Monitoring measures will include:

>> Aerial surveys using long-range sensor pods on aircraft and range cameras at PMRF to monitor before, during and after training. >> Delaying exercises if a marine animal is observed within an exclusion zone to avoid exposure to levels of explosives likely to result in injury or death.

>> Shifting the target site as far as possible from an observed marine mammal’s location.

>> Data from acoustic monitoring using PMRF’s hydrophones will be collected and analyzed to better understand the effects of the Air Force bombing. Henkin said it’s preferable to use the hydrophones in real time to monitor for marine animals, and environmental experts are reviewing the Air Force’s assertion that the hydrophones wouldn’t be suited for that.

“What I can say today, having looked at (the approval for the first time Monday), there have been many improvements made,” Henkin said.

The Marine Mammal Protection Act allows, with review and approval, the incidental but not intentional “taking” or harassment of small numbers of marine mammals during activities such as military training, the fisheries service said. Deaths or serious injury to whales and dolphins are not anticipated or authorized for the training, the agency said.

Level A harassment has the potential to injure a marine mammal, while Level B harassment has the potential to disturb an animal by causing a disruption of behavioral patterns. Thirty instances of Level A harassment from the training are projected annually by the fisheries service for whales and dolphins, with 18 for dwarf sperm whales, while nearly 1,200 instances are anticipated for Level B harassment.

The service issued a marine mammal incidental harassment authorization for very limited Air Force at-sea bombing off Kauai in 2016.

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/honolulu-star-advertiser/20170830/281505046355499

‘Hungry bear’ crisis leaves two people dead in the far east of Russia


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Kamchatka brown bears, which live in Russia’s far east.
Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans due to a lack of food sources.

Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week said 83 bears had to be shot dead because they were hostile. That figure is nearly three times higher than last year.

“This has never happened before,” a forestry worker told Agence France-Presse, asking not to be named because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

“There are not enough fish, berries, nuts,” he said, adding that overfishing of salmon was partly to blame.

“There should not have been any fishing nets installed at all this summer, there are so little fish, but they installed them anyway,” he said.

Bears that enter villages in search of food have eaten dogs and one bit a man’s hand.

“At this time of year bears should be balls of fat, but these animals have almost no fat at all,” the employee said.

A hunter and a fisherman died from bear attacks in September, the regional forest ministry official Sergei Prokhorenko told local media.

The animals have also attacked cattle and one family found a bear digging up potatoes from their vegetable garden in late September, local media reported.

The forestry worker said emergency services were going to villages to look for aggressive animals.

He said he expected the crisis to continue until November, when malnourished bears usually freeze to death while others go into hibernation.

Sakhalin Environment Watch, a non-government organisation, has long warned that overfishing and poaching are leaving the island’s rivers empty of fish.

Last week the group said this year’s fishing season was a “record flop” following overfishing in previous years.

Sakhalin is a large forest-covered island off the east coast of Russia that lies north of Japan between the Okhotsk Sea and the Sea of Japan.

Source: Agence France-Presse

Comment: See also these two related reports from September: Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry brown bears as beasts besiege towns and villages in Russia

Boy mauled to death by brown bear in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

77-year-old ordered to evacuate because of wildfire—but refuses when he sees something others don’t


Note: This man defines Hero! So much love…

The recent wildfires that have turned parts of northern California into smoldering stumps have been devastating for many residents, both human and animal, in some cases resulting in a tragic loss of lives. One man was not going to let that happen to the animals where he was and he put himself at great risk to protect them.

Thousands were forced to evacuate for their own safety.

Homes and businesses, humans and animals were being consumed and destroyed by the deadly fires. The animals that faced the most threatening risks were those that lived in the zoos and on wildlife preserves. One of those preserves was the Safari West Park and Animal Preserve in Santa Rosa, California.

When the order came to evacuate the safari park, everyone left except for one man—the owner, 77-year-old Peter Lang. He refused. Lang would not allow the animals to be left to die, which appeared to be imminent given the powerful wall of flames that was heading speedily toward them.

It was fire versus garden hoses.

Armed with only everyday garden hoses, Lang fought the fires as they began to close in on him and the animals he was trying to protect.

“I put on a hoodie and just soaked it in water,” described Lang in an interview with KPIX News. “And I put it on and put it on over my head, and 10 minutes later it was dry.”

He continued fighting the fires with determination through the night.

The air was thick with smoke and the fire was relentless, intent on destroying everything in its path. Lang didn’t flinch. He worked tirelessly through the night, running from one scorching patch to the next, spraying the ferocious fires with water as best he could.

Come morning, all the animals were safe.

Lang’s stubborn persistence paid off. Not one of the animals on the preserve was lost and he survived as well.

Sadly, Lang’s house did not. It was completely burned to the ground. He saved his animals but lost his home. Although he expressed that it was tough to lose his house, he has no regrets.

After people found out about what he did, many were offering to donate money to the park to help them recover.

But Lang asked instead people donate money to charities to help those in the community affected by the fires.

“Thank you for all the messages of love and support. So many of you have offered to donate money or establish funds in our name and we are stunned and humbled by your generosity. Please, if you do feel compelled to make a donation, direct it to a charity or organization that benefits all the victims of this terrible event,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The fires continue to rage in the area. Stay up to date with Safari West on their Facebook page.

 

http://uplift.theepoch.com/uplift/ordered-to-evacuate-a-wildlife-preserve-one-77-year-old-man-refuses-and-stays-behind-to-save-the-animals_2331162.html

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Landry’s Inc. for Endangered Species Act Violations


Posted on September 26, 2017

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Four tigers are always indoors, suffer substandard conditions

Contact: Natalia Lima, nlima@aldf.org, 201-679-7088

HOUSTON– Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against Houston’s Downtown Aquarium and Landry’s Inc., representing Houston-area resident Cheryl Conley, alleging violations of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to the treatment of four tigers, who are kept in substandard conditions at the Aquarium.

The tigers at the heart of the case—Nero, Marina, Coral and Reef—have been housed indoors at the Downtown Aquarium for more than 13 years without adequate access to sunlight, fresh air or natural surfaces. These living conditions are inadequate for tigers and violate the ESA, which has protected tigers since 1970.

“These tigers have spent over a decade confined to small spaces—with cement and stone flooring. Deprived of walking on dirt and grass, breathing fresh air, and feeling the sun’s warmth,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. “The cages provided in no way mimic a tiger’s natural environment—which makes many of their natural behaviors—like running, swimming or engaging in stalking or hunting behaviors –impossible.”

At the Downtown Aquarium, the tigers’ entire world is limited to a few hundred square feet. The tigers divide all their time between a small metal cage outside of the public’s view and a public concrete viewing area. Their only sources of sunlight are small windows and skylights; the floor they walk on is hard and unyielding. The tigers lack the opportunity to engage in the full range of their natural behaviors—including solidarity. In the wild, tigers cover a range of up to 40 square miles and can be extremely territorial.

The tigers’ living conditions starkly contrast with the decades-long trend to place captive tigers in more natural habitats. Of the more than 100 facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that house tigers in the United States, only one other facility does not have an outdoor exhibit for the tigers: the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, also owned by Landry’s.

This lawsuit comes after the Animal Legal Defense Fund previously served Landry’s with a notice of intent to sue, offering to forego the lawsuit if the company accepted the group’s offer to rehome the tigers to a reputable sanctuary at no cost to Landry’s. Instead, Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. filed their own lawsuit claiming the Animal Legal Defense Fund defamed Landry’s by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of the tigers. In a victory for free speech, the Animal Legal Defense Fund obtained a dismissal of that suit, and an award of more than $600,000 in sanctions and attorneys’ fees against Landry’s.

“The Downtown Aquarium and Landry’s Inc. tried to intimidate and silence us with a baseless lawsuit, but we are committed to holding them accountable to the law,” says Wells.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund thanks the Houston law firm Irvine & Conner PLLC for providing pro bono representation in the case.

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How Whales Engineer Climate


 

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Whales change the climate. The return of the great whales, if they are allowed to recover, could be seen as a benign form of geo-engineering. It could undo some of the damage we have done, both to the living systems of the sea, and to the atmosphere. This video was created as a gift to humanity by Chris and Dawn Agnos. uploaded with permission. Sign up to watch more videos http://sustainablehuman.com/videos/ Official Landing Page:https://sustainablehuman.tv/?remix=ho… DONT FORGET TO LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, click the bell button next to the subscribe button to receive future videos, AND SHARE AROUND with friends, family and social media if you enjoy my content. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT VIDEO! subscribe for project updates and full research articles at https://www.patreon.com/Liftingtheveil

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list ~ Chicago Tribune


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Uncovering One of the Worst Crimes in History: Industrial Farming & The Wake of Humanity’s Future


Ed. note: From my perspective, placing our focus on barbaric factory farming practices is far more important than so much focusing on politics and full disclosure. Because, the barbaric conditions billions of sentient beings suffer thru on a daily basis, serves to keep the vibration of the planet in lower density.

When humans free all animals in indentured servitude, then we will move forward towards ascension in leaps and bounds. The planet and all her creatures ascends with us, and we’re not going anywhere until we free our brothers and sisters from the nature kingdom. We have got to get our priorities straight.

So many people misplace their focus in directions which have absolutely no impact on things that are important to OUR REALITY BUBBLES IN the NOW. I honestly care less about what’s happening in the Antarctic, on Mars, on the moon or in some distant future now moment when all is revealed. And I call BS on all of it.

Why? Because it keeps the majority of people focused on issues which have absolutely nothing to do with finding solutions for environmental destruction and the stripping of earths resources, on a daily basis. It doesn’t help the billions of animals suffering daily to provide sustenance for humans. It doesn’t feed the millions of starving people who are dying NOW for lack of food, water and adequate shelter.

Arghhh…am getting so fed up with all of it, There are tooo many people chasing matters of folly and empty distractions, when our world is suffocating from heart-space neglect.

We all need to work together in unity to co-create solutions to these very basic principles, ones which sustain and promote life, and assist our EARTH Mother on her journey toward ascension with ALL her children – it’s not just about us. Blessings, {~A~}

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The treatment of industrially farmed animals is one of the most ethically questionable practices of our times.

As tens of billions of animals, each sentient through the complexity of their social and emotional nature, face life and death on the production line we are being beckoned towards a different way.

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Humanity has a long and violent history with animals, one which grew exponentially in its capacity for harm as the industrial revolution brought domesticated animals into factory farms. Unfortunately the human progress associated with the industrial revolution is rarely connected with a drastic increase in the suffering and abuse of animals. To understand how this came about it’s essential to understand that even tens of thousands of years ago this dark aspect of human behavior was present. The first humans reaching Australia 45,000 years ago drove to extinction 90% of all its large animals. This would not, however, be the last major ecological impact of ancient humans. The human colonization of America, roughly 15,000 years ago, was similarly devastating wiping out 75% of the large mammal population. Africa, Eurasia and the surrounding coastal islands all suffered the disappearance of a wide variety of species. Looking through the archeological record it’s one of the main signs that the human presence had arrived.

Prior to the arrival of humans there is always an opening scene revealing a plethora of species, followed by the remains of fire, fossilized bone, spears and ending with the sudden disappearance of most large animals and a wide variety of smaller ones as well.

It’s the same story over and over all around the globe. Before modern human progress was expressed in the planting of wheat fields, the creation of metal tools, the productions of coins or the writing of text, 50% of all large terrestrial mammals had been driven to extinction.

The men and women of earth proceeded into the agricultural revolution transforming from hunter gatherers into permanent, farming settlers. Domesticated mammals and birds had arrived as a relatively minor new presence with fewer than 20 species being domesticated, compared to the countless thousands of wild creatures. The centuries eventually carried this new kind of creature into normalcy. Today 90% of all large animals, creatures a few kilograms and up, have been brought into domestication. In fact ten thousand years ago there was a rare bird confined to relatively small niches of South Asia. Today this creature numbers in the billions on almost every continent save for Antarctica and is the most widespread bird on the planet. We call it chicken and it is technically the most successful animal on earth. The technicality here being that the collective success that keeps their numbers so high is also what creates such incredible individual suffering. While animal suffering isn’t new, the agricultural revolution ensured that an entirely new form of suffering would be born.

The frenetic passing of the generations became synonymous with increasingly terrible living conditions as efficiency and productivity made each individual animal increasingly invisible.

The floods, droughts, parasites and predators which the wild creatures were constantly contending with may seem harsh at first glance compared to the newfound abundance of food and shelter being offered to domesticated animals. In this light these creatures were now technically being cared for and protected by humans. While it is true that these animals are all being lead to slaughter one has to ask whether this is worse than the fate leering at them from the wild. Is it worse to be mauled by a human machine than a hungry lion? The context that becomes essential when we ask this question is not just how these animals die, but how they live. How these creatures live can be broken into two different categories. (source) Firstly, humans desired meat, milk, eggs, leather, animal muscle-power and amusement. This desire contends with the second category, which is the survival and long term reproduction of farm animals. Superficially one might assume that this would lead to the care and protection of these creatures, ensuring that they are not the victims of extreme cruelty. A farmer doesn’t starve or dehydrate his cow because the milk supply would dry up, and yet myriad ways of causing suffering to these creatures remain normalized. (source) Domesticated animals can be utterly protected in terms of survival and reproduction while horrifically tortured when it comes to the care that is relevant to a sentient being. These animals have inherited a whole range of physical, social and emotional needs from their wild ancestors and this is where we arrive at the crux of the problem. As far as the goals of animal agriculture are concerned these traits are a gross inconvenience, a mere redundancy in the chain of evolution. Since there is no economic price for ignoring these inherited needs the farming industry naturally excludes them.

Farmers numb to this discrepancy rip the young from their mothers, trap them in tiny cages, mutilate their horns and tails, force impregnation until bodies give out and generally work to mutate these creatures to adhere to the morally blind, economic demands at play. Thus billions of animals live in a world of neglect and torture while, maniacally, their populations continue to reach explosive numbers.

If the Darwinian notion (source) that all traits have developed in the interest of survival and reproduction is to be taken seriously then what to make of the social, emotional and physical needs of these creatures which seem to be meaningless as their survival and reproduction continues to rise? What supposed “need” could a pig possibly have that isn’t related to survival or reproduction?

Communication, cooperation and competition were all necessary for the wild counterparts of these animals to survive and reproduce. The pressure to develop these traits, essential to the thriving wild populations of the past, simply evaporated on the farm and yet the drives that these pressures shaped remain. The subjective experience of the animal is still continuously molded by the presence of these drives even as the horrors of their newfound existence continue the “success” of the species. In cows, dogs and even humans there remain physical, social and emotional needs that are thousands of years old. These needs are not a reflection of current conditions but rather the pressure exerted in a past that bears little resemblance to our modern day experience. Modern humans don’t gorge on sweets as a matter of survival. We know that this penchant for sweets comes from the rare, ripened fruit of our ancestors who were prompted to consume hard to find sugars quickly. The young hunter who risked his life and out performed the other hunters, revealing his strength and masculinity to potential mates is still, genetically speaking, at work today as a macho man driving recklessly, seeking bar fights and out drinking with his college buddies.

The irrelevance of this macho behavior is easily comparable to the modern day, industrialized cow, a creature programmed by socially driven, evolutionary logic to ensure effective communication, cooperation and competition—trapped in a factory. The love of play we see in puppies, kittens and children drives this social behavior and we know that wild cattle used play in the very same way. They needed this play or they would not have survived. Any of these creatures born with an inability to play would have been extremely unlikely to survive and reproduce as their ancestors had. When we see a puppy, a kitten, a child seeking a rich, affectionate bond with their mothers the same evolutionary logic is at work. Any mutation that resulted in the weakening of the infant-mother bond was essentially a death sentence. Until now.

Today, a calf’s bond with her mother is immediately severed as she is forced into a minuscule cage, pumped full of vaccines, given food to replace her mothers milk and coerced into a state of maturity deemed appropriate for her to be artificially inseminated with bull semen repeatedly until she can no longer harbor children and is only useful as meat. Objectively speaking the need for maternal bonding and playfulness are suddenly irrelevant to the survival and reproduction of this creature. The human masters have the survival and reproduction worked out to a tee. Of course subjectively speaking, as all of this occurs, the calf is still feeling the strong desire to bond with her mother and play with other calves. As these urges go unfulfilled the calf remains in a world of suffering. The reality is that this is abuse and it will not stop until we stop consuming animals.

Evolutionary psychology offers us this basic lesson: a need shaped thousands of years ago remains today as a subjective experience even if it has become irrelevant to survival and reproduction. It turns out that animal agriculture was a capability we were not morally evolved enough to encounter. We reduced it down to the opportunity to ensure the survival and reproduction of a species while ignoring the subjective needs which they experience as essential. Our creation is a terrifying contradiction. We have created the most successful animals in the world who, on an individual basis, are the most miserable creatures in the history of this planet. It is no secret that the continued progress of this phenomenon, in the form of industrial farming, has only exacerbated the problem. Biochemistry, zoology, epidemiology, genetics are all bodies of knowledge that were comparatively absent in the Roman Empire, medieval China or ancient Egypt. The option to cram 1,000 chickens into the smallest space imaginable didn’t exist with the threat of a deadly bird-flu epidemic poised to wipe out all the chickens with some humans on the side. Whatever local experts existed, be they shamans, priests, or witch doctors, had no power to stop such things. As history led to a greater understanding of things like viruses and antibiotics we came into a new level of power in the form of vaccines, hormones, air conditioning, automatic feeders, pesticides, medications.

As a result we can now take 10,000 chickens and cram them into tiny spaces while producing meat and eggs with historical efficiency. This new found power gives farmers the utter freedom of placing these birds into extreme living conditions without their survival or reproduction becoming an issue in any economical sense.

The ethical considerations of this circumstance, the sheer numbers, now press upon humanity with an increasing force. The majority of the large animals humans once so cleverly domesticated now live on these industrial farms. We are often encouraged to think of our planet as a wilderness replete with penguins, lions, whales and elephants. This is an extremely misleading facade, a statistically incoherent fairy tale when we look at the numbers.

There are roughly 40,000 lions on earth while we use this planet to harbor around 1 billion domesticated pigs. We can attest to only 500,000 elephants compared to the 1.5 billion domesticated cows. The 50 million penguins that exist are dwarfed by the 20 billion chickens humanity now boasts. As of 2009 there were 1.9 billion wild birds in Europe, that is, all the species counted together. The European Meat and Egg industry matched this number raising 1.9 billion chickens the very same year. In total, domesticated animals weigh in at about 700m tonnes with humans coming in at 300m tonnes and wild large animals trailing behind weighing less than 100m tonnes.

This is where we have arrived and all of these rising numbers are necessarily equated with the mounting moral failure of our continued consumption of these creatures. When we debate about the fate of farm animals we are dealing with an issue of immense importance to this planet and to humanity. We are, mathematically speaking, dealing with the majority of the earth’s large animals who are each, individually, being forced to use their complex emotional, physical and social sensitivity to suffer through the realities of industrial farming. It has become impossible to deny what Peter Singer articulated forty years ago:

Industrial farming is responsible for more pain and misery than all the wars in history put together.

Centuries from now we will likely look back ashamed of what the scientific study of animals contributed to all of this. This growing body of knowledge could have lead to a deeper more meaningful connection with these creatures. Instead it was used to manipulate them into a world of pain and torture maniacally driven by the efficiency of industrial might. The scientific community, throughout the explosive growth of this industry, was indeed continuously delving further into understanding the complex social nature of these beings.

The intricate social patterns that revealed their capacity for pain, fear and loneliness were being empirically revealed. The sheer depth of their happiness and suffering became undeniable (source) and yet looking at the current state of this industry our application of such knowledge is hauntingly absent.

With all of this perspective we now have a chance to live from our hearts and our heads. Our relationship with the animals of this earth is no longer caught between scientific ignorance and emotional sensitivity. We have arrived at a point in history where we can no longer proclaim any meaningful excuses. Our growing knowledge can and should be used to benefit the creatures of this earth, not harm them. We should not be so dim as to believe that the harm we are doing can not reach new heights as we become more powerful creatures. Human intelligent design has begun to eclipse the governance of natural selection. As biotechnology (source), nanotechnology (source) and artificial intelligence (source) loom on the horizon we will have a chance to reshape human potential. We will be brought to choices that have within them the power to move beyond the glory of technological progress. We can discover our capacity to match compassion with industrial might. Our desire to serve the planet can become equal to our desire to realize our intelligence. We can finally match our passion for moral fortitude with our ideals for human success.

As we come to create this new world we must take into account and begin to live by what has now become both wonderfully and terrifyingly obvious. All of the earth’s sentient beings now lay in the wake of humanity’s future.

*Article by Simon Esler @ FullDisclosureNow.com

 

Additional Resources:

Get the facts on Animals Agriculture Today:Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

See What’s Really Happening at Factory Farms:Mercy For Animals Factory Farm Investigation Videos

Compelling and Liberating New Understanding of Our Food and Our Culture: The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle

For Rational Compassionate Food Choices:Beyond Carnism with Dr. Melanie Joy

 Farm Advocacy & Education:  Free From Harm

 

She’s impregnated one last time, and send her to slaughter when she’s 8 months pregnant, for the extra profit that an unborn fetus can bring at the slaughter plant.   Dr Will Tuttle

It’s nothing to have a live cow hanging up in front of you and see the calf inside kicking trying to get out.  U.S. Slaughter House Worker (In Defense of Animals Undercover Investigations)

 

VIDEO #1:  Former Vice President of Citi Bank, Philip Wollen  – An Extremely Moving & Powerful Speech on How We Treat Animals | Subtitles in 18 languages

VIDEO #2:  Chicken Factory Farmer Speaks Out

https://truedisclosure.org/news/uncovering-one-of-the-worst-crimes-in-history-industrial-farming-the-wake-of-humanitys.html

NYCLASS Demands Action for NYC Carriage Horses After Chaos Reins on Streets and in Stables


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NYCLASS held an emergency press conference outside the West Side Livery stable in Manhattan on June 2nd in response to the NY Post’s article detailing a city whistleblower’s disturbing photograph and account of hellish living conditions inside it, including horses living in tiny, cramped stalls surrounded by their own manure on concrete with inadequate bedding.

POST ARTICLE: http://nypost.com/2017/06/01/stable-says-this-carriage-horses-stall-is-not-animal-abuse/

Coverage of NYCLASS press conference (more will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook accounts as they are released): http://pix11.com/2017/06/02/protesters-decry-horse-drawn-carriages-outside-nyc-stables/

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We are calling on the Department of Health and the Mayor to launch immediate investigations into the abusive conditions that stable owners admit are just business as usual.

Dr. Holly Cheever, DVM, an equine veterinarian and carriage horse expert wrote a letter to the Dept of Health condemning the stable conditions pictured and pointed out that the horses get no pasture or areas to graze, stretch, roll, run, or socialize with other horses—they are trapped in their tiny, rancid stalls after pounding the pavement pulling carriages for 9+ hours. This is cruelty.

This comes on the heels of two other alarming incidents in May involving horses on city streets. On May 30th a horse named Goldie bolted from her stable and ran wild through midtown streets during rush hour, terrifying drivers and pedestrians. Videos of the frightening moments were shared with media. We are happy to report that Goldie was uninjured, though she was put right back into traffic the following day. Watch the CBS report including video of the runaway horse and NYCLASS’s response: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/30/carriage-horse-runs-through-hells-kitchen/

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And on Mary 15th, two horses being ridden through morning midtown traffic spooked and a horse named Billy collapsed and crashed into a taxi, garnering widespread outrage and media coverage. NYCLASS was on the scene and was interviewed by CBS News: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/15/horse-incident-midtown/

The month of May has highlighted the misery and danger that carriage horses face both on the streets and in their stables.  Horses have a highly developed flight drive and frighten easily, so forcing them into chaotic midtown Manhattan daily is a recipe for disaster.

NYCLASS is working hard to gain real protections for carriage horses and we are meeting with city officials in the coming weeks so stay tuned for updates and news.

Thank you for your continued support of NYCLASS. Horses deserve better and we are committed to ensuring that New York becomes a more humane and safe city for both two-legged and 4-legged residents.

 

Sincerely,

Edita Binkrant, Executive Director

Jill Carnegie, Campaigns Director

NYCLASS

http://www.nyclass.org/

No hazardous substances found in 6 tissue samples of 243 dead Caspian seals in Kazakhstan


Note: No mention of testing of brain tissues for evidence of military or oil & gas ‘sonar blasts’…hmmm.

No hazardous substances were found out in the samples taken after the mass die-off of the Caspian seals, Kazinform correspondent reports citing Kuangali Ashakhov, Chief of the Mangistau region’s Forestry and Wildlife Territorial Inspection.

As reported earlier, 243 corpses of the dead seals were discovered and gathered in Tupkaragan district of Mangistau region in April. The dead animals were washed up on the shore.

The specialists of Almaty-based Research Institute of Hydrobiology and Virology took tissue samples of 6 species.

“The results of the tests are ready. No hazardous substances were found. We did not see any signs of poisoning. Water and soil samples are also normal,” K.Ashakhov said

Signs and Portents: Cow born with a human-like head in Uttar Pradesh, India  


Workers at an Indian animal shelter believe this deformed newborn calf is possibly a God

A shocking video has emerged showing a cow born with human-like features in an animal shelter in India.

The calf was born with the eyes, nose and ears that resemble that of a human, while the lower part of its body had features of a cow.

However, the cow died within an hour of its birth yesterday, in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

But as soon as the news spread, locals from nearby villages gathered to seek its blessing, believing it to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God.

The video shows people offering flower garlands and bowing before the dead calf, which has been kept inside a glass box since it died.

Locals believe the calf is the ‘Gokaran’ – 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and plans are now afoot to build a temple for him.

Mahesh Kathuria, 50, a local businessman who came to see the calf, said: ‘God has taken birth from the body of a local cow. We came here to seek his blessings. Religiously, it is an avatar of Vishnu. We believe it’s a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text.’

Raja Bhaiya Mishra, 55, the manager of the cow shelter, said: ‘It’s a miracle that the calf was born in this shelter. Thousands of people have been here to see it. We will be cremating him in three days and a temple will be built for him. This avatar has most definitely created a devotion feeling amongst the people.’

He added that the mother was rescued from a butcher and was brought to the shelter six months ago before she fell pregnant.

However, animal health experts have a different view on its birth and rubbishes any superstitions surrounding it.

Dr Ajay Deshmukh, senior veterinary doctor, at Wildlife SOS, in India, said: ‘This is a case of an anatomical anomaly. If a gene didn’t develop properly or there was a fault, it causes multiple structural deformities, and such anomalies happen. It has got only scientific reasons and explanations, there’s no superstitions here.’

Iowa man charged with trafficking bald eagle parts


 

Note: I have no words to describe this except ‘utterly shameful’, especially coming from Native American’s when inhumane acts that desecrate the sacred nature of life are the M.O. of the White Man….face palm, shake head.

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By By JAMES NORD, AP, KCRG |

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man from Mount Vernon has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Dakota with trafficking body parts of bald eagles.

Court documents say Jorge Pena is charged with violating multiple federal laws that protect the American Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle.

Pena is one of fifteen involved in a Bald Eagle trafficking operation.

U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler said that officials expect “significant” additional federal charges in the case, which focused on trafficking of eagles and eagle parts and feathers for profit. Authorities said the case involves more than 100 eagles, a number that could climb as high as 250.

Seiler described one operation as basically a “chop-shop for eagles” in which eagle feathers were stuffed into garbage bags. He said it was clear that it was a moneymaking operation and that the feathers and eagle parts such as talons and beaks were treated as merchandise.

“There was no cultural sensitivity. There was no spirituality,” Seiler said. “There was no tradition in the manner in which these defendants handled these birds.”

He said the investigation involved confidential informants, a multi-state area and the purchase of regalia items such as ceremonial fans. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said in an email that there are a variety of reasons why people buy eagle parts, and a collectors market plays a role.

Dan Rolince, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assistant special agent in charge of law enforcement for the region, said that some of those accused used code words to avoid detection by describing the eagle and other bird parts for sale using the names of animals or even car parts. He said the eagles were primarily shot.

“At the end of this process, I have full confidence that it will be one of the largest cases of this nature we’ve ever worked,” he said.

Three Rapid City men charged in the case are involved with Buffalo Dreamers, which performs Native American dance programs. Owner Troy Fairbanks has been charged with conspiracy to commit wildlife trafficking and violations of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Lacey Act.

Fairbanks, 54, allegedly sold or traded eagle parts to an informant including a golden eagle head for $250, a trade involving about $5,400 of legal merchandise for eagle parts and selling two sets of eagle wings for $900. Rolince said that a whole eagle carcass would generally sell for between $1,000 and $1,200.

The indictment says Fairbanks in 2015 claimed he could acquire between 30 and 40 eagles by February 2016. Fairbanks also said in 2015 that he had 19 people in the Los Angeles area who wanted to buy “eagle feathers/parts” from him, according to the document.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Fairbanks has an attorney, and he didn’t immediately return an email from The Associated Press. A telephone number for Buffalo Dreamers went directly to voicemail.

According to another indictment, Juan Mesteth sold fans and eagle feathers to an informant. The document says Mesteth in 2015 discussed having connections in Wyoming who could get whole carcass eagles and would take the informant hunting for eagles. It wasn’t immediately clear if the 39-year-old Mesteth, of Pine Ridge, had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Those accused in the case include people from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Authorities didn’t immediately disclose how much the defendants are thought to have profited in the case, and Seiler said some of the 15 defendants are unconnected to each other.

 

http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Iowa-man-charged-with-trafficking-bald-eagle-parts–420612723.html

This Man Posed Proudly With the Bear he Shot While it Was Hibernating


Note: Bloodthirsty cowards like this man could hardly wait for the ink to dry on the bill to get blood on their hands with their first kill! This is enough to make my head explode! From my perspective, it would be appropriate to find and publicly shame the man who did this, and, determine which FIFTY TWO Senators supported this bill and SHAME those barbaric assholes out of office. With ENOUGH public outrage this bill can be overturned. Will you take action for the wolves and bears who don’t have a voice? Please research & contact the guilty Senators and share this message. Mahalo {~A~}

By Hefty

The U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 47 to overturn a law that forbids the hunting of wild animals that are in hibernation.

The regulations enforced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) were put in place to prevent excessive hunting, protect animals during the hibernation phase, and stop the killing of mothers and their offspring.

The new law allows hunters to use unfair practices, e.g. baiting hungry bears with food to shoot them at close range, and entering wolf and bear dens to slaughter entire families.

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It also removes the prohibition on hunting from the air (shooting animals from an airplane or helicopter).

All of these hunting methods were formerly banned.

“What the Senate did today should outrage the conscience of every animal lover in America,” stated Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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The protective measures were enacted during the previous administration.

http://www.theearthchild.co.za/this-man-posed-proudly-with-the-bear-he-shot-while-it-was-hibernating/

Polar bear sighted ‘praying’ at the foot of a cross


Note: While this is truly a great photo, to assume the Bear is praying is anthropomorphizing – giving the bear human traits when it was simply curious about an un-natural, man-made structure in it’s environment. Cute story tho, In-joy!

 ‘Dear God, Please send more salmon…’ © Ocean View Photography, Jessica Andrews 
Jessica Andrews was scanning through dozens of photos she took of a polar bear roaming around her backyard when she came across one that stopped her in her tracks.

The large animal was squatting beneath a white cross, its paws together and raised skyward as it looked up in a seemingly reverential pose.

“I didn’t notice it when I was taking them, but when I started to go through to edit them, oh my God, I was like, ‘Holy crap, he’s praying!”‘ the 22-year-old said from her home in Wesleyville, a shoreline community on Newfoundland’s central coast.

“I was amazed, I mean, beyond amazed.”

The slightly grainy photo shows the bear sitting on its haunches on a barren, snow-covered patch of rock as it looks up to the top of the white cross.

Andrews said she heard there was a polar bear on the small island behind her house soon after she arrived home from work at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She grabbed her camera and spotted the bear wandering around some old fishing boxes on the island before it slipped into the water and ventured over to a neighbouring island.

She kept shooting photos and watching the bear with binoculars, insisting that the curious animal was staring back at her. She said the bear then approached the cross, sniffed around the base and then put his paw on it as if to climb up the main beam.

“He stood up and put his paw on the cross and that’s the picture I took,” she said. “It was almost like he was staring right at me.”

Andrews, who had never seen a polar bear before, said it’s not uncommon for the animals to visit the area. She said the animal meandered around the islands and rolled in the snow before disappearing from view Wednesday evening.

“It looked like he was having so much fun and it made me happy!” she said, adding that she took about 200 photos of the bear.

Police have issued a warning to people in the area to stay away from the bear.

https://www.sott.net/article/346888-Polar-bear-sighted-praying-at-the-foot-of-a-cross

Elephant tramples its owner to death in Cambodia


Note: Incidents with Elephant’s raging against humans have been on the rise in recent years. My feeling is that the Elephant Kingdom is reaching it’s tolerance limit as a hunted, abused and enslaved species of highly sentient BEings.  Blessings, {~A~]

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An elephant has trampled its owner to death in Cambodia after tourists begged for the animal to be released from its shackles so they could get a better photo with it.

The 60-year-old bull elephant, called Atork, had his chains released so a group of tourists visiting eastern Cambodia could have their photos taken with it in a more natural environment.

But shortly afterwards, the unattended elephant wandered off into the jungle, away from the village where it was being kept.

The elephant’s owner, 47-year-old Choeung Team, hurried after the animal and into the jungle where villagers found his trampled body next to the animal.

They had become concerned that Mr Choeung had not returned and started started a search.

Although the incident is being investigated the owner’s nephew, Saroeun Naro insisted: ‘Atork used his trunk to beat him and trampled on him.’

He told the Phnom Penh Post that a group of tourists whose nationalities have not been revealed asked Mr Choeung to release the elephant’s shackles so they could take photos of themselves with the animal.

Later, while the group was getting ready for lunch, Atork walked away, with Mr Choeung heading off into the jungle to look for him shortly afterwards.

‘I don’t know what the problem with Atork was,’ said the guide’s nephew.

Maybe he needed a female elephant or he was angry with my uncle.’

Local police officer Norng Chanthea told the paper that the elephant was among others regularly used to transport tourists in the area to show them the ethnic minority’s way of life.

‘The owner was killed by his elephant when it was in rut,’ said Mr Norng, referring a natural hormonal surge also known as musth.

District chief Long Vibol told the paper that villagers had used six elephants over recent years to show tourists around a typical ethnic village.

Ms Jemma Bullock, an official with the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment, told the Cambodia Daily that Atork had been out on a tour with two other elephants and a group of tourists earlier that day.

Today, the elephant was still on the loose.

Another senior police officer, Touch Yun, said villagers would remain concerned about their safety until the elephant could be caught.

Just last September 55-year-old Pop Sreang was also trampled to death in another district when he tried to recapture an elephant after it had escaped.

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