It’s treason..

 

Whoever leaves his dog is and remains shit.
Human garbage without empathy that just takes up space in this world

It is treason to abandon your best friend
It’s treason and we despise traitors.

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Regards and good night, Venus

 

USA: Nearly every wolf in the lower 48 just lost its endangered species act protection.

Gray wolves, once nearly extinct, could be coming back to Colorado | US  news | The Guardian

Photo – Guardian (London)

Nearly every wolf in the lower 48 just lost its endangered species act protection.

Click on the link to read and learn all about it:

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USA: Nearly every wolf in the lower 48 just lost its Endangered Species Act protection.

Gray wolves, once nearly extinct, could be coming back to Colorado | US  news | The Guardian

Photo – The Guardian (London)



Hi Mark,

Nearly every wolf in the lower 48 just lost its Endangered Species Act protection.

Their survival is now at stake.

We’ll be in court as soon as possible to fight this disastrous move. Please make an emergency gift now to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. All gifts will be matched.

It’s now up to states to decide what happens to these beautiful, family-oriented animals.

That’s why we’ll be leveraging the full power of our grassroots activists to shut down plans to hunt, trap or poison wolves state after state.

In the few places where wolves exist today — like the northern Rocky Mountains, Great Lakes states and West Coast — they face persecution.

Washington state has wiped out entire packs for conflicts with livestock, mostly by gunning wolves down one by one from a helicopter.

In Wisconsin a law is already on the books requiring trophy hunts of wolves.

Idaho has for years expanded its hunting and trapping seasons on wolves — it even contributes to bounties to kill them.

In Montana it costs $19 to kill a wolf. And anti-wolf forces there have tried to make it cheaper.

That’s the way some states view wolves: as cheap, expendable targets for trophy hunting and barbaric trapping.

Wolves are irreplaceable — and we will fight like hell to protect them against this horrible move.

More than four decades of work to save these magnificent creatures just came to a screeching, bloody halt.

We knew this day was coming, which is why we’re ready to challenge this in court as quickly as possible.

We can’t let anti-wildlife forces doom this keystone species to being shot, trapped or poisoned, state by state, wolf by wolf.

Our team is ready for this fight. But we need you, too.

Please give now to our Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild, Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity      

WAV Comment:

Australia: new coral reef, new marine life

Australian scientists find a huge new healthy coral reef off the northern coast!

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian scientists found a detached coral reef on the Great Barrier Reef that exceeds the height of the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, the Schmidt Ocean Institute said this week, the first such discovery in over 100 years.

The “blade-like” reef is nearly 500 meters tall and 1.5 kilometers wide, said the institute founded by ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy.

Australia: Great Barrier Reef.

 

It lies 40 meters below the ocean surface and about six kilometers from the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

A team of scientists from James Cook University, led by Dr. Robin Beaman, were mapping the northern seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef onboard the institute’s research vessel Falkor, when they found the reef on Oct. 20.

“We are surprised and elated by what we have found,” said Beaman.

He said it was the first detached reef of that size to be discovered in over 120 years and that it was thriving with a “blizzard of fish” in a healthy ecosystem.

The discovery comes after a study earlier this month found the Great Barrier Reef had lost more than half its coral in the last three decades.

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/10/29/australia-new-coral-reef-new-marine-life/

 

And I mean… The Unesco World Heritage Committee classified the largest coral reef in the world as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

The condition of the reef has since deteriorated so much that Unesco is now threatening to take it back.
In recent years, Unesco has repeatedly threatened to put the reef on the Red List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Great Barrier Reef extends over an area of ​​more than 344,000 square kilometers, exceeding the size of Italy.

As early as 2016 and 2017, an estimated one-third to half of the corals had died after sea temperatures rose.
The phenomenon was first noticed in 1998.

Climate change remains the greatest threat to the ecosystem. Ever warmer water is endangering corals around the world. In the past, it happened every few decades, now the bleaching is piling up.

A pale or slightly bleached coral usually regains its color within a few weeks or months and survives. However, if the bleaching is too strong, many corals will die.

As early as 2018, the Australian government wanted to invest around 500 million Australian dollars in the regeneration and protection of the ecosystem.

But Australia is the fourth largest coal producer in the world. And now they want to save the Great Barrier Reef?

I think the reef will get a recovery when human animals have left the planet again …

My best  regards to all, Venus

 

New Zealand: New analysis of live export ships shows there is still a high risk to animals – SAFE.

New analysis of live export ships shows there is still a high risk to animals – SAFE

12:43AM, 29 October 2020

New analysis from The Guardian has found that live export ships are twice as likely to be lost at sea as cargo vessels.

SAFE Campaigns Manager Bianka Atlas said the growing evidence supports what SAFE has been saying for years.

“It is clear that the live export trade places the lives of animals and humans at an unacceptable risk,” said Atlas

Livestock carrier Yangtze Fortune is expected to arrive at Napier Port on Wednesday 4 November. This is will be the first export of live animals since the sinking of Gulf Livestock 1 in September.

The Yangtze Fortune’s arrival next week is estimated and subject to change, but the animal rights organisation SAFE will be protesting regardless.

“It’s only been two months since we lost 5,867 cows and 2 of our own people in the Gulf Livestock 1 tragedy and now we have another ship leaving from that same Port,” said Atlas.

“The reality is, all of these animals, who are exported for breeding purposes, will eventually be slaughtered in their destination country, potentially by methods outlawed in New Zealand.”

“Ending live export should be at the top of Jacinda Ardern’s agenda when she forms her new cabinet.”

Click on this link for the Guardian article:

Exclusive: livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels.

Carcasses line a beach after a livestock carrier loaded with 5,000 cows, capsized at Vila do Conde port in northern Brazil in 2015.

Carcasses line a beach after a livestock carrier loaded with 5,000 cows capsized at Vila do Conde port in northern Brazil in 2015. Photograph: Reuters

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/28/exclusive-livestock-ships-twice-as-likely-to-be-lost-as-cargo-vessels

Exclusive: livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels

Billion-dollar export trade puts lives of animals and crew at greater risk of ‘total loss’ through faulty design and inexperience

Ships carrying live animals are at least twice as likely to suffer a “total loss” from sinking or grounding as standard cargo vessels, the Guardian has found.

In the past year alone there have been two disasters involving animals in transit. Last November, at least 14,000 sheep drowned after the Queen Hind capsized en route to Saudi Arabia from Romania. And last month, Gulf Livestock 1, a carrier transporting almost 6,000 cattle, sank off the Japanese coast en route to China from New Zealand. Forty crew members remain missing and are presumed dead.

“With the Guardian’s shocking findings … [it’s] time for an open and honest assessment of an industry that has caused one crisis after another,” said Prof Kristen Stilt, director of Harvard’s animal law & policy program, currently writing a book about the transport of live animals. “That assessment should recognise that the transport of chilled and frozen meat is the way that nearly all meat travels in commerce today. The idea of sending live animals is a holdover from a bygone era.”

The global live export trade is worth nearly £16bn. For decades, campaigners have been calling on the EU to provide better protections for animals in transit, and an inquiry into the regulatory system is under way.

According to Guardian analysis, between January 2010 and December 2019 five livestock vessels were recorded as lost to sinking or irrevocable grounding, killing crew and animals. The total equates to just over 3% of the estimated 150 livestock carriers above 100 gross tonnes (GT) known to operate worldwide. The 100 GT measurement is used by the shipping industry to separate smaller vessels, often owned for pleasure, from larger, more probably commercial, ones.

The same loss calculation for the global cargo fleet of about 61,000 ships over 100 GT, shows that 471 vessels within that tonnage (excluding tugs, dredgers, fishing and passenger vessels), were lost to sinking or grounding in the same period – or less than 1%.

The Guardian’s risk calculations are based on historical data from insurer Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty’s Safety and Shipping Review 2020, analyst IHS Markit and the International Maritime Organization.

If the loss figure for livestock vessels expands to include two more vessels, sunk in December 2009 and September 2020, just outside the 10 years covered by the Allianz shipping safety report, used as a basis for the calculation, then the figure rises to 4.7%.

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Australia: A new law that would have reduced the number of cattle permitted on live export ships sailing from Australia has been put on hold.

The implementation of a new law that would have reduced the number of cattle permitted on live export ships sailing from Australia has been put on hold.

Key points:

  • A change to animal welfare laws that would mean fewer livestock on vessels has been delayed
  • Exporters and former Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie have questioned the science behind the new rules
  • The RSPCA has rejected those concerns, saying the “science is clear”

Days before new animal welfare laws were expected to come into effect, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has changed the rules to allow exporters to continue to load cattle at existing stocking densities.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment said Mr Littleproud had decided to make last-minute amendments that would be in place until April 30 next year.

The decision comes after changes to the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) were announced in April following a Federal review sparked by footage of the Awassi Express carrying dead and distressed Australian sheep to the Middle East in April, 2018.

The new ASEL stocking density rule was expected to come into effect on November 1 and would have required more space to be provided for each head of cattle exported.

The ABC understands the changes announced today only relate to cattle and do not include sheep.

The Australian Livestock Exporters Council said the changes amounted to a 17 per cent increase in the space allocated for cattle.

In the case of exports to Indonesia, for example, a vessel that would typically carry 5,000 cattle would be reduced to carrying 4,300.

The Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association (NTLEA) told ABC Rural the reduced stocking density rules had been “tweaked” and would not apply during a trial period.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-27/live-exporters-win-reprieve-on-new-stocking-densities/12817910

 

‘Audition period’

NTLEA chief executive Will Evans said the reprieve would allow exporters to prove that current stocking densities were delivering good animal welfare outcomes.

Mr Evans said the industry had been told by the Government that the new stocking rate would not be imposed for at least six months, and exporters that maintained low mortality rates would be allowed to continue to export at a higher stocking density.

“It’s essentially an audition period,” Mr Evans said.

“Those exporters who have a rolling average of 0.1 per cent mortality rate or lower will be able to maintain the [current] stocking density.

“But those who don’t will need to go to the new ASEL 3.0 stocking densities.

“So for the next six months, you’ll be able to maintain access to current stocking densities.

“It gives us a period to prove what we’re saying is true.”

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Bulk of recommendations to be adopted

Despite the last-minute change to stocking densities, Mr Evans said other significant changes to the way live animals were shipped under ASEL would commence as planned on November 1.

“Out of the 49 recommendations, one of those was about stocking densities,” he said.

“The other 48 recommendations are coming into effect next week.

“So there will be changes to how many stockmen are on vessels, changes to bedding, changes to the time we have cattle in registered premises.

“It’s an enormous regulatory change that’s coming in next week, it’s the biggest regulatory change to the industry since [the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System] in 2011.”

Cattle exporters had previously suggested introducing the changes would cost the industry as much as $40 million a year.

Former minister questions science

At a Senate Estimates hearing last week, former Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said the new ASEL stocking density was based on “loose science”.

Speaking to officials from the Department of Agriculture Water and Environment, Ms McKenzie said the change would mean as many as 130,000 fewer Australian cattle were sold into South East Asia.

“There isn’t a robust body of science available to us right now to be making these decisions,” she said.

“[The standards are] not fit for purpose, for our industry, our place in the world, our markets.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has lobbied for an end to the live export trade, described Ms McKenzie’s appearance at Estimates as disappointing and feared a potential policy shift.

“The science is clear around stocking density reduction for cattle on these voyages,” RSPCA spokesman Jed Goodfellow said.

“This is simply about giving animals a little bit more space so they can lie down during the voyages, which sometimes take over two weeks, to give them further space to access food and water troughs.

“I hope Minister Littleproud will stand strong on these reforms that he himself has overseen and introduced.”

Mr Littleproud’s office has been contacted for comment.