Saturday, March 31, 2012


Top 10 Happy Songs (video)

Top 40 Feel Good Songs of the 90´s (Video)

Sound of Music "Climb every mountain" (video)

Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (Disturbing footage - age restrictions apply)

Horrific! Bolivian armed forces are torturing and killing dogs to train soldiers! Please sign this petition!

Horrific! Bolivian armed forces are torturing and killing dogs to train soldiers! Please SIGN and SHARE, and visit Animalia Latina Blog for more info:

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush "Don't Give Up" Clip

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Radioactive Oceans spreading out from Japan's Fukushima!

Shocking evidence that the Japanese Nuclear disaster is continuing to reek havoc with the world's ecosystems. This Google Map taken in March 2012 providing evidence radioactivity is spreading outwards from Japan, creating ever-expanding oceanic dead zones! Why isn't anything being done about it? Maybe because the information is being subdued? Maybe because they don't think they CAN do anything about it? Maybe they are hoping the problem will just "go away" and people won't notice if the media doesn't bring attention to it? Whatever the reason, we all need to do something about this AND QUICK! The whole world's ecosystems, not just the oceans, are at stake, and health and future of all of us! Please share this and get the word out so we can "encourage" governments and industries to pool their resources to fix this dire threat to the future of all life on Earth!

More about this dire situation care of The Guardian Newspaper -

Fukushima reactor shows radiation levels much higher than thought
Damage from disaster so severe that clean-up expected to take decades, according to latest examination of nuclear plant

One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and much less water to cool it than officials estimated, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant's stability.

A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used to assess damage inside the number two reactor's containment chamber for the second time since the tsunami swept into the Fukushima Daiichi plant, a year ago.

The data shows the damage from the disaster is so severe the plant operator will have to develop special equipment and technology to tolerate the harsh environment, and decommission the plant. The process is expected to last decades.

The other two reactors that had meltdowns could be in even worse shape. The number two reactor is the only one officials have been able to closely examine so far.

Tuesday's examination, with an industrial endoscope, detected radiation levels up to 10 times the fatal dose inside the chamber.

Plant officials previously said more than half of the melted fuel had breached the core and dropped to the floor of the primary containment vessel, some of it splashing against the wall or the floor.

Particles from melted fuel have probably sent radiation levels up to a dangerously high 70 an hour inside the container, said Junichi Matsumoto, spokesman for the plant operator, Tepco. The figure far exceeds the highest level previously detected, of 10 sieverts an hour, which was detected around an exhaust duct shared by the number one and two units last year.

"It's extremely high," he said, adding that an endoscope would last only 14 hours in those conditions. When locating and removing melted fuel during the decommissioning process, he said, "we have to develop equipment that can tolerate high radiation". Read more here...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Piglet escapes notorious pig farm, - rescued and now living a happy, loved life!

Jigsaw Escapes Hog Farm: Video of Him Eating Peanuts at Sanctuary story by Laura Simpson.

By Sanctuary One

Jigsaw escaped from a notoriously awful hog farm when he was just a baby. He ran away and was found by a kind person who took him to the Idaho Humane Society where they treated him for malnourishment and pneumonia. There he learned to love humans and to get along with all kinds of animals. He even learned to “sit.” But he was growing larger every day, and soon it was time for him to find a more permanent place to live.

That’s when he made the long trip to Sanctuary One in Oregon with the help of two very dedicated humane society volunteers. Along with our other rescued pigs Lisa and Lulu, our “three little pigs” teach people just how wonderful, loving and intelligent pigs are. Take a look.

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KFC's new genetically-engineered chickens created without feathers or feet!

The following article was supplied by The Back Benchers Team) See the slideshow of genetically-modified organisms,including this featherless chicken, by Reuters here.

(Before you read this article, GMP did not write this article. This article has been SHARED for discussion purposes. We have included additional information, science and news site links, explanations, and GMP's own comments on this article. Although Snopes and a number of other sites have confirmed that KFC still refers to their "products" as chickens, the photographs provided here (via Reuters), show that there is no doubt, genetically-modified chickens have been created in order to increase profits, and lessen the quality of life of the animals used in the food industry. The chicken photographs from Reuters (and attached image explanation) are not manipulated or fake. These feather-less, sad chickens exist, and they do not, except for these quick snapshots provided, walk happily outside with the grass beneath their feet. A few moments outside and these creatures would suffer sunburn like we would never have experienced! If you would like to find out more about animal experimentation, please check out these links - Why animal testing is unscientific as well as inhumane here or download your free ebook on the subject of animal testing here. - GMP Publisher)

"Have you ever seen KFC chicken? Chicken no feathers no feet!" Article by The Back Benchers

First of all, has anybody noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name?
Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real reason was because of the “FRIED” food issue.

No not because of FRIED issue

KFC is very Popular all over world. Do they really know what you are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire , they found some very upsetting facts.

Have you ever seen KFC chicken?
Do you know why name change Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC.

The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called “chickens” are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure. They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC.

They do not have to pay so much for their production costs. There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet. The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken. I find this matter to be very disturbing.

(Note: Publisher: Great Mystery Publishing - Though tampering with genetics in such drastic ways as shown by these photographs is not acceptable, these genetically-engineered chickens are still chickens. They are creatures still capable of feeling pain, happiness, sadness, comfort and caring. In Australia, KFC has been promoting their free range chicken line, but this does not negate the terrible and inevitable slaughter that awaits these animals. The sad truth is, even most regular chickens live their shortened lives in horrific, tiny cages, wire beneath their feet, never to feel the softness of grass, or sunlight or breeze upon their skin. Factory farming sacrifices our compassion and integrity in the pursuit of the almighty dollar. Factory farming also degrades the environment, and our health, producing poor quality food in such quantities that we eat more than our body requires; resulting in the suffering and death of billions of animals each year.

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (Of course in the above case, the oppressed have no voice except the ones we give them. Are you a voice for the silent oppressed?)

Check out how REAL chickens look, and live naturally, in the clip below.

Dr. Neal Barnard discusses chicken contamination and “fecal soup”.

Beatrice Arthur on KFC

More relevant links worth checking out - ,
pdf book on “The advances in Genetic Engineering -,,
Pros and Cons of Genetic-engineering by Professor Lynn J. Frewer ,,,,

Cruelty Free World
CHICKENS are STARVED for 5-14 days to increase EGG productivity - legally - in the United States. FORCED MOLTING: "The egg industry exploits this natural process by forcing an entire flock to molt simultaneously. This is done to manipulate the marketplace and to pump a few hundred more eggs out of exhausted hens when it is deemed cheaper to "recycle" them rather than immediately slaughter them after a year of relentless egg- laying on a calcium-deficient diet. To trigger the physiological shock of the forced molt, a University of California poultry researcher (Donald Bell) recommends the removal of all food for no less than five days and as long as fourteen days. Survivors may be force-molted two or three times, based on economics. At any given time over 6 million hens in the U.S. are being systematically starved in their cages, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Peter Dun, an animal scientist from Scotland, said hens are force molted in the United States "until their combs turn blue." *Please learn more: **END ANIMAL AGRICULTURE...LIVE VEGAN** ~ via KC

Monday, March 19, 2012

RSPCA - Simon's Sister's Dog 'Fed Up' - Funny Cartoon video

Heroic Turtle Rescue! (video)

Please sign this petition and help save Yupi the polar bear!

Ricky Gervais saves animals from cosmetics testing (clip)

Thank you so much Ricky for speaking up on behalf of those who have no voice of their own; those that suffer and die in laboratories in the creation and testing of new shampoos, makeup and other products. If a product is being tested on a rabbit or other animal, it means the ingredients are considered potentially harmful. What the heck is potentially harmful ingredients doing in the stuff we wash our hair with, or put on our faces anyway?! As the old saying goes, if you can't eat it, you shouldn't be putting it on your skin!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Farmer saves cows from slaughter and provides idyllic life!

Written by David Lay of Missouri (Care of & The Great Animal Rescue)

Traveling with a neighbor to pick up some cows he bought, I ended up with a beef cow of my own. Minnie, a Brangus (a cross between an Angus and a Brahma) was among the 25 other cows my neighbor had bought. The owner asked him if he wanted this one cow who didn’t calve last year. When a cow misses a calving, very often they are “culled” because the farmer can’t take the chance she’ll miss again, costing him too much money.

“No, I really don’t want her,” my neighbor said.

The owner then said that he’d just have to “send her off” himself.

I don’t know why, but I felt sorry for the old girl and piped up “I’ll take her!” and so my neighbor loaded her onto his trailer with his newly aquired cows and off we went back home. I have a small farm with a few milk cows and I just couldn’t imagine what I was going to do with a beef cow, especially one that couldn’t have calves, but I did know I couldn’t stand the thought of her being slaughtered. She had a shiny, jet black coat and big, beautiful eyes, and I soon found out she was very tame and liked to have her tail scratched.

Since Minnie was a cow that couldn’t have calves, I just let her out with the other cows and my bull figuring I just had a big pet. Nine and one half months later, Maxwell, her new little bull calf, was born. It also turns out she’s a great milker, too. She was very easy to train to be milked, and gives a very rich, white milk. Since then she’s had another calf named Maynard, a daughter named Molly, and just last month had a little boy named Mutt. Because she was crossed with a dairy bull, her sons make great oxen, with long legs and powerful muscles, who can, therefore, live long and useful lives with someone who can use these big, beautiful animals to help around the place and eat hay when there’s nothing else to do. As for the heifer calf, I’m training Molly to go through the milking stall with the other cows, and now I’m figuring out a way to start a school to train oxen (and their owners).

Most cows aren’t this lucky. We slaughter more than 3 million cows a day in this country, and Minnie wouldn’t have even been a blip on the radar. Saving one cow doesn’t seem like much, until you meet her and you reallize what an incredible girl she is. She is very intelligent (she figures out how to open gates and finds the shortest path to the feed) and will always walk over to me for a scratch on her back when I come into the field. Minnie will live out her natural life here on my little farm, and will leave a legacy (and a lot of progeny) behind when she goes to that big pasture in the sky. Not bad for the “little” cow that couldn’t.

More on David’s Farm Haven

David’s farm cost him more than $40,000 last year and its income was a little over $6,000. It’s essentially a working sanctuary which he funds on his own. He does not separate calves from their mothers during nursing and would never dream of sending them off to become veal.

As for training oxen, he explains, “Animals that are trained to do work and are well cared for live long, happy lives. They often become very dear pets for their owners, whom I will try to screen to make sure they will not use these animals in cruel and inhumane ways; hence I create a way for an animal that would otherwise be someone’s food to not only live but to have an occupation that puts it in demand as something other than dinner, which is a very short occupation indeed.”

David knows that without his farm, most of the cows would become a ”half-eaten hamburger at McDonald’s thrown in the trash.”

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Misty's (the elephants) Freedom (Video)

After more than a year in quarantine undergoing successful treatment for TB, Misty's big day finally arrived: she was released to go meet her new herd. What a surprise when Misty realized one of the elephants was an old friend she had not seen since they had performed together in the circus many years ago. Delhi and Misty shared a tender reunion and have been inseparable ever since. For more information about The Elephant Sanctuary please visit

Elephant Orphans at The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ( Documentary)

The Elephant Sanctuary - USA

Hannibal's elephants - BBC Documentary

Beethoven 6th Pastoral "The Earth is but One Country and Humankind ...

"Love is All" (Butterfly Ball) - Roger Glover (Video)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sarajevo Residents Help Stray Dogs

Sarajevo Residents Feed Stray Dogs (Video)

by Sharon Seltzer
March 6, 2012

The extreme cold weather that hit Europe last month made life on the streets even more difficult for the estimated 3,000 stray dogs in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A state of emergency was called in the capital city as record levels of snow paralyzed the region. Strong winds and avalanches stranded people and helicopters were called in to drop off supplies.

On Sunday, February 5 an appeal was made for residents to venture into the cold and feed the stray dogs that had gone hungry for many days. The response was overwhelming as people brought food to share.

For years city authorities have claimed they were trying to raise enough money to build shelters for these poor animals.

Below is a heartwarming video of that special Sunday when the residents of Sarajevo helped the stray dogs.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Police shoot ANOTHER dog on private property! Owners and their child horrified and distraught!

This is atrocious! Police shoot a dog AGAIN! And no punishment for police doing this on private property!

Target: New Mexico State Police
Sponsored by: Concerned Citizens

When Victoria Baca called the police to report that she had fallen victim to an internet scam, New Mexico State Police said they would come by her house. Baca asked the police to call before they came; instead, an officer arrived unannounced while Baca was out, ignored Baca's "Beware of Dog" sign, and hopped the fence to her property.

When Baca's dog, Jilly, approached the officer, he shot and killed her pet. Baca and her 4-year-old son arrived home to find Jilly dead on their front porch.

Though a spokesperson for the New Mexico State Police has apologized to Baca, the State Police claims "the officer was only acting in self defense" and that there is "no cause for disciplinary action."

Act now to tell the New Mexico State Police to conduct a full, impartial investigation into the shooting of Victoria Baca's dog, Jilly, and to appropriately discipline the officer in accordance with the findings of the investigation.

The wonderous variety of humanity!

Watch here - The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson ...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Muppet Movie - The Rainbow Connection

Something happy to put a smile in your day!

His Last Hug.

This beautiful photograph shows a homeless man in care, given the chance to say good-bye to his loving, faithful dog before the man passed over. A dignified end, and important good-bye for both. (Originally, this article had a photograph of another man hugging a dog but was removed on the copyright holders request. Their comments can be found below.)

However, this article is about the many thousands of animals that are put to sleep every day, all over the world. About the compassionate vets, workers, and volunteers who must cope with putting down these poor, sweet animals - animals who only want to live, love and be loved. It is about the last hugs that may be given to these beautiful animals, before their passing; animals that through no fault of their own, have ended up in a shelter or pound, and killed because these dogs (and cats)are not lucky enough to find a suitable new home within the very short period of time alloted to them to be adopted out. This article is also about the many dogs who are simply killed because they are the "wrong" breed. No dog should be classed the "wrong" breed! They are all share a common heritage, and all dogs are capable of the same unconditional love and companionship that dogs possess and express, if they are treated with care and kindness.

Cumberland County, Fayetteville North Carolina

There is a breed ban which went into affect Monday the 5th of December 2011 all Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Pitbulls, Mastiffs (all bully breeds), Akitas and Huskies. These dogs will be held for the mandatory 72 hrs and then will be killed, they are not going to be given a chance to be adopted. If the dog is an owner turn-in, then it will be killed the second it walks into the back.

We need petitions and people to speak out about this terrible, lethal discrimination towards certain BEAUTIFUL, LOVING, dog breeds!! Please lend your support by fb "liking" the animal welfare group listed below.
Information courtesy of The Official Voice For The Voiceless Please Join Us To Make A Difference

PS In reference to the photograph, no one should ever, ever have to put down a healthy, adoptable animal, and suffer the trauma and sadness that goes with this experience! The ones to do this work need to be compassionate people in order for the animals to be put to sleep humanely, but there are ways we can stop these unnecessary animal deaths from EVER happening again! Don't buy animals from online sources and breeders. Have your pet desexed, and encourage and educate others you know to be aware that it is VITAL that they also desex their pets. We need to encourage those looking to purchase a pet to seek out pet shelters to adopt an animal, and consider adopting an adult dog or cat. My cat Maxie was ten years old when I adopted him, and he had been abused and dumped at the pound to die. I adopted him from the pet store that ONLY rehouses animals from the Animal Welfare League shelter. He was very scared at first, and took a while to adjust to his new life. Only months later, he was the happiest, most fun, loving, sweet furry buddy you could ever imagine! We need to petition governments to enforce systems of compulsory pet desexing, pet care education programs and licenses (like sitting for an exam to qualify for a drivers license, people should prove they have the knowledge base and nature suitable to care for a pet or pets - a license would then qualify them to adopt and care properly for a pet or pets.) This photograph shows that this last hug was a loving one, but it should never have been his last hug.

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (First Listen)


This clip reminds us of the dangers of the nuclear industry. It is only a year since the nuclear catastrophe began in Fukushima, Japan, and the horror in that area continues, particularly in regards to the animals who were abandoned and left to starve to death or die from radioactive poisoning. Renewables, which are non-toxic and non-lethal, needs to be the the present and future of energy.

Did you know camels laugh when they are tickled?!

Burrito the Chimpanzee LOVES his Spaghetti Dinner!

All About Burrito at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest


Senior Fitness - '97 year old keep fit teacher - Lesson 1