USA: In Wyoming, 55 wolves have been killed at taxpayer expense so far this year.


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Dear Mark,

In Wyoming 55 wolves have been killed at taxpayer expense so far this year — many of them gunned down by Wildlife Services, the rogue government program operating from inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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We’re going directly after Wildlife Services to rein them in and shut down this needless killing. By using the government’s own rulemaking process, we’ll force the agency to reform and get in line with our nation’s laws, policies and values, ending the shameful slaughter of wolves and other important endangered species. This is the best way to stop this taxpayer-funded killing crew.

As long as Wildlife Services undermines the healthy return of wolves to the wild, we will never achieve the restoration that these intelligent, social animals need. If we’re going to protect wolves in Wyoming or anywhere else, we’ve got to put a leash on these government killers.

Please help us shut down Wildlife Services’ wanton destruction of endangered and threatened wildlife. Give to the Predator Defense Fund today.

For the wolves,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

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Global: World Health Organization Declares Processed Meat Causes Cancer.

World Health Organization Declares Processed Meat Causes Cancer

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that bacon, sausage, hot dogs, deli meats and other processed meats cause cancer. After extensive research and evaluation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)—the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm—classified bacon and other processed meats as “Group 1” carcinogens, along with cigarette smoking and asbestos. Group 1 carcinogens are those that have what the WHO describes as “sufficient evidence” on humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

WHO defines “processed meat” as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, smoked or other processes used to enhance flavor or improve preservation. Some types of processed meats classified as Group 1 carcinogens include: “hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, biltong or beef jerky, and canned meat.”

Red meat consumption, in general, was also categorized as a Group 2A carcinogen, meaning that there is limited evidence that red meat consumption causes cancer in humans, with additional “strong mechanistic evidence” that supports the assertion that red meat causes cancer. Red meat is therefore classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

A group of 22 of the world’s leading cancer scientists from 10 countries formed the IARC committee involved in evaluating over 800 studies, exploring the relationship between meat consumption and more than a dozen different types of cancer before categorizing processed meat and red meat as carcinogens. For every 1.76 ounces of processed meat eaten daily, the scientists found an 18 percent increased risk of colorectal cancer. As a result, the WHO classifications come with advice to limit the intake of meat.

The World Health Organization recognizes the widespread ramifications of making such classifications, particularly in light of the widespread number of people who eat processed or red meat worldwide. Some of these ramifications will undoubtedly be economic ones, especially to the corporations producing these types of meats. But, increased awareness of the effects of high consumption of processed and red meats could help reduce the number of people suffering from cancer. Currently, the American Cancer indicates that more than 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, every year.

While cigarette smoke and asbestos are also listed as Group 1 carcinogens, that doesn’t mean they are they are all equally carcinogenic, simply that there is sufficient research clearly linking these substances to cancer.

Other studies link processed meat consumption to all-cause mortality, such as one in BMC Medicine of 448,568 people over more than 12 years. Scientists concluded that eating processed meats significantly increases the risk of premature death.

While smoking or curing meats as well as adding questionable preservatives like nitrates are in part linked to the meats’ carcinogenic properties, they are not the only factors: how the meat is cooked plays a significant role. A study published Cancer Medicine determined that high temperature cooking methods such as pan-frying and oven-broiling red meat also increased the risk of cancer. When foods like red meat are heated over high temperatures or come in contact with grill flames, compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form. Both compounds are known carcinogens.

Ready to switch to a plant-based diet? Here are 50 vegetarian recipes to get you started.

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Greece: Mayor Of Santorin Wants All Foreign Animal Rescuers Out.


Dear All,

The Mayor of Santorin (Greece) and a number of other politicians apparently want to get “all foreign animal rescuers out” and this only private animal shelter run by a British women and a German Organisation closed dow

– details here  : – their Website for adoptions

SAWA has been fighting for over a year for their shelter now the matter is with the courts.

They urgently need homes for their mostly young dogs.

Can you please pass on this call for help to all your contacts immediately.

Thank you very much.




Mauritius: flying fox: NO to the cull!


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Mauritius flying fox: NO to the cull!


Dear friends of the rainforests,

The government of Mauritius is gearing up for a massacre: it wants to kill 18,000 Mauritius flying foxes – giant fruit bats found only on the island – in response to complaints from orchard operators.

The ecological consequences and sheer cruelty of the plan loom large: The impact of flying foxes on the island’s fruit crops has been debunked as wildly exaggerated. Furthermore, they play a vital role as pollinators and seed dispersers in the Mauritian ecosystem.

The cull would take place at a time when females are pregnant or nursing their offspring. A significant part of the next generation would thus be left behind to starve. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the killing could leave the species critically endangered.

Tell the Mauritian government not to risk the extinction of the Mauritius flying fox to protect the profits of a handful of orchard operators.

Thanks for being involved,

Reinhard Behrend

Rainforest Rescue (Rettet den Regenwald e.V.)

Rainforest Rescue

Jupiterweg 15, 22391 Hamburg, Germany  •  Tel: +49 40 4103804  •


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England: Hillside Winter Hay Appeal.


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Hillside Winter Hay Appeal

Winter wonderland at Hillside

There are 70 rescued horses and ponies in the above picture which is JUST 5% of the 1300 we have to feed and care for at Hillside. You can probably imagine just how much hay they are going eat in the winter.  We have got a lot of work to do fundraising to keep them all well fed during the cold weather ahead.   If you would like to donate to help towards providing hay and other necessary food for them, Please make your donation here Give a Bale of Hay in Lieu of a Present…

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If you would like to donate a ‘Gift of Hay’ to help feed our rescued animals, in lieu of a present to your friends or family, we will send you a Greetings Card, a Hillside 2016 mini calendar and a Gift Certificate for you to give to your recipient as a present. Please click here to order.

You can donate by phone 01603 736200  (9am – 9pm every day) Or by Bank Transfer Donation to…

The Co-operative Bank Account No: 69668302

Sort Code: 08-92-99

Or by post to… Hillside Animal Sanctuary

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We’re pleased to accept Cheques and Vouchers

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World Health Organization Expected to Declare Bacon a Carcinogen

World Health Organization Expected to Declare Bacon a Carcinogen

Michelle Schoffro Cook

October 24, 2015

Don’t hate the messenger! According to one of the leading news sources in the United Kingdom, the Independent, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to announce that bacon, sausage and processed meats, are carcinogens. In doing so, the WHO would likely be classifying these processed food items in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos.  The announcement is anticipated to come as early as Monday, October 26, 2015. Red meat is expected to be classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The announcement will undoubtedly have wide-reaching ramifications for those involved in the meat industry. But, the news doesn’t completely come as a surprise since there has been a growing body of research over recent years linking bacon, and other processed or red meats, to cancer. One study published in the journal BMC Medicine of 448,568 people found that eating processed foods like bacon, sausage, ham and other processed meats increases the risk of dying prematurely. The massive long-term study followed people in 10 European countries for 12.7 years.

Earlier this year a joint research team made up of leading worldwide cancer researchers published their research on processed meats and cancer risk. The study, published in the journal, Cancer Medicine, found a link between higher rates of colorectal cancer and pan-fried beef steaks, as well as oven-broiled short ribs or spareribs.

Frequently, bacon, sausage, luncheon meats and other beef, lamb and pork products are touted as good sources of protein, particularly in many popular weight loss programs. But, these programs miss the big picture: weight loss cannot be at the expense of overall health or contribute to diseases like cancer.

Many types of cancer are preventable. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), at least one-third of all cancers are completely preventable through diet and lifestyle. However, some cancers like those of the mouth, larynx, pharynx and esophagus are 63 percent preventable through diet and lifestyle. 59 percent of endometrial cancers and 50 percent of colorectal cancers are also completely preventable through diet and exercise, indicates the AICR.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there are several dietary things people can do to help reduce their cancer risk, which include:

1) Limit consumption of red meat, including beef, pork and lamb; and

2) Avoid processed meats (such as bacon, sausage, luncheon meats, etc.).

Founded in 1982, the World Cancer Research Fund is a non-profit organization and the world’s leading authority on diet, weight, physical activity and their link to cancer prevention.

Of course, exercise is also essential to any cancer-prevention program. Additionally, staying clear of known carcinogens like many pesticide (such as Monsanto’s glyphosate found in Roundup), cigarette smoke (first or second-hand) and reducing exposures to diesel fumes, many industrial chemicals and plastics (as much as possible) can help reduce the risk of cancer.

Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) also declared that the pesticide glyphosate (found in Monsanto’s Roundup) is a carcinogen. This pesticide is sprayed on many food crops and is used by many people to kill weeds on their lawns.

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