500 Dead Sea Lions Mysteriously Found on Peruvian Beach

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This doesn’t seem like a coincidence; more like something killed these sea lions, amongst others, either from a disease we are not aware of; or from the waste products that get thrown back into the sea; i.e poisons! I can’t see 500 sea lions at the same time dying from plastic waste, or entangled in nets! It seems more logical to me that they died of some sort of man-made waste product going into the ocean…like oil etc. But nobody is going to own up to that…are they??

By Jenna Iacurci Nov 24, 2014 11:39 AM EST

A hoard of 500 dead sea lions was mysteriously found recently on a Peruvian beach, leaving scientists puzzled.
(Photo : Reuters/Mariana Bazo)

A hoard of 500 dead sea lions was mysteriously found recently on a Peruvian beach, leaving scientists puzzled.

Bodies of adults as well as young juveniles were scattered across Anconcillo beach in the Santa Province, Ancash region, located just 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital, Lima, BBC News reports.

Environmental experts told local news agency Andina that they suspect fishermen of poisoning the sea mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food. However, Peruvian police are looking into other possible causes of these rotting corpses as well, including disease, entanglement in fishing nets and the accidental ingestion of plastic.

Due to a possible public health hazard, city workers quickly hauled away the bodies and took them to a local dump.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first incident of dead sea lions to occur in Peru. According the Agence France-Presse, earlier this month in the Piura region farther north, the bodies of nearly 200 sea lions, along with four dead dolphins, sea turtles and dozens of pelicans, washed ashore.

Officials are still investigating the causes of those mysterious deaths. Given the similarity between these two recent cases, it’s possible the same rational can explain them both.

Not to mention, BBC notes, that in 2012 hundreds of dolphins were found dead along a stretch of Peruvian coastline.

While the environmental group named Orca blamed the deaths on the noise and pressure waves caused by ongoing oil exploration in the area, a government report said otherwise.

The Sea Institute of Peru (IMARPE) at the time ruled out oil exploration as a possible explanation, as well as infection by a bacteria or virus for these puzzling fatalities, and instead blamed natural causes.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, sea lions are vulnerable to the effects of climate change on ocean currents, which impacts the number of feed they rely on for food. They are also victims of bycatch in fisheries and subject to diseases spread by other species, such as dogs.

News Link:http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/10595/20141124/500-dead-sea-lions-mysteriously-found-on-peruvian-beach.htm

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Sumatran Orangutan Dies After Beating From Villagers

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“This is just appalling, no animal should have to die for humans to cultivate more land…the people that did this need to be caught, this won’t the first or the last orangutan they kill! Please sign all petitions trying to protect the orange man of the jungle!”

Indonesian villagers have beaten a Sumatran orangutan to death, an animal protection group said on Tuesday, the latest case of one of the critically-endangered primates being killed by humans.

The adult female died on Thursday after being rescued from a village in Aceh province with numerous injuries by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.

Group director Ian Singleton said the primate was found with swelling to its head and body, a serious eye injury and bleeding under the skin around its jaw.

This handout photograph taken on June 27, 2013, and released this week by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, shows an injured orangutan being transported to an animal shelter in Panton Luas, in Indonesia’s Aceh Province.

The only way you would ever gain control of a wild adult orangutan is to beat and club it until it is barely conscious, or dead,” he told AFP.

He said it was not clear why the animal was killed.

In some cases, people kill female orangutans when the apes are trying to stop their offspring being taken away to be sold as pets, he said, although in this case no baby was found.

Orangutans have also been attacked by workers on palm oil and paper plantations on their native Sumatra island who view them as pests.

Orangutans being killed by humans was “still a very common occurrence in Indonesia”, he said.

Amon Zamora, the head of Aceh’s conservation agency, said the authorities were investigating the case and it would take some time.

Capturing orangutans for sale or as pets and harming them is certainly against the law,” he told AFP.

Only around 7,300 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild, according to protection group the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Orangutans are faced with extinction from poaching and the rapid destruction of their forest habitat, driven largely by land clearance for palm oil and paper plantations. – Sapa-AFP

 News Link:-http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/sumatran-orangutan-dies-after-beating-1.1540783#.Ud9OR9K1GSp

My Related posts, there are also many petitions to sign relating to the demise of the orangutans, under the page headed ‘New & Updated petitions etc”.:-

Germany Expected To Bring Back Law Preventing Sex With Animals After Rise In Bestiality Cases

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“YES YES YES YES…..THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNED THE PETITIONS ETC…. THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING NOTICE; BUT WE MUST CONTINUE TO SIGN UNTIL ALL ANIMALS ARE PROTECTED FROM HUMAN SEXUAL PREDATORS.”

“This is terrific new’sHans-Michael Goldmann, please do the right thing & forbid this disgraceful,  sinful, disgusting & immoral habit. 

BERLIN, Nov 26 – Germany is set to tighten its laws against bestiality in a bid to improve animal welfare, a lawmaker involved in drafting the legislation said on Monday.

 Bestiality was removed from Germany’s penal code in 1969 and since then has only been against the law if “significant harm” is inflicted on the animal.

But Hans-Michael Goldmann, head of the parliamentary commission looking into the subject, told AFP he wanted to “ban bestiality in a draft law on animal protection”. “My new Hero”

According to left-leaning daily Tageszeitung (TAZ), the new legislation will make bestiality punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros (Sh2.7 million).

The act will no longer depend on whether harm is inflicted, but rather on whether the animal is forced to commit “actions alien to the species” according to the draft legislation. “Are not most animals forced into these sexual relations with humans? They wouldn’t normally want to perform sex with a human!!”

A spokesman for the agriculture ministry told a regular government briefing that the new legislation aims to clarify the legal position.

“With this explicit ban, it will be easier to impose penalties and to improve animal protection,” Goldmann told mass circulation Bild. “Improve animal protection… that’s what we like to hear”

But the president of a group representing people who engage in the act of bestiality said he would take legal action. “This group is called ZETA…If they do we will double take it, bunch of sickening perverted Neanderthals”

It is unthinkable that any sexual act with an animal is punished without proof that the animal has come to any harm,” Michael Kiok said in an interview with the TAZ.

News Link:-http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/11/germany-to-toughen-bestiality-laws/

Below is an extract from a German News Paper….

Zoophiles are up in arms.“We will take legal action against this,” Michael Kiok, chairman of zoophile pressure group ZETA (Zoophile Engagement for Tolerance and Information), told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “We see animals as partners and not as a means of gratification. We don’t force them to do anything.”

He said sex with pets wasn’t demeaning to the animals, and that they make it evident if they’re not interested.

“People have tried to create the false impression that we hurt animals,” said Kiok, who lives with an Alsatian called Cessie. He said he has had special feelings for animals ever since he was four or five and that the fascination took on erotic elements in his teens.

Still Legal in Denmark

Sex with animals has been banned in a number of European countries including France, Switzerland and even the liberal Netherlands. Sweden is preparing a ban too, said Kiok. “But it’s still legal in Denmark.”

In most cases, the sexual partners are likely to be dogs because they are such common pets now. In the days of old, it used to be cows, horses, sheeps, goats and pigs, said Kiok.

Sexual research in the 1940s suggested that 5 to 8 percent of men and 3 to 5 percent of women engaged in zoophilia. “That would put the figure in Germany at 1.6 million but that’s definitely too high. Taking a wild guess, I’d say it’s well over 100,000,” said Kiok.

He criticized the planned legal amendment because it still didn’t ban the unanesthetized castration of piglets in the meat processing industry, or the branding of horses. He also said the farming industry sexually abuses animals by allowing breeders to ram electric rods into the backsides of boars to make them ejaculate, and tying up mares so that they can be mounted by stallions.

Kiok knows what his first priority will be if the law is passed in parliament: “I’m going to make sure I keep my dog.” “Well that tells you what he intends to carry on doing…doesn’t it!”

“The sign below is the ZETA logo, so  zoophiles can recognise one another!”

Zeta Logo

Zeta Logo

Link:-http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/germany-plans-to-outlaw-sex-with-animals-a-869402.html

“Related articles: Below are just a few of the posts regards bestiality…Please click the last one which has the best petitions to sign. We also need Animal Abuse Registry’s…you will find a petition for this within the lick. Please keep signing & passing along…we must stop sentient beings having their innocence taken away by human sex pests.”

Bullfighting: Hallowed Tradition or Animal Torture? France Rules – YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE

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LONDON — In a setback for animal rights campaigners, France’s top judges ruled on Friday that bullfighting does not contravene the Constitution.

José Tomás, a Spanish bullfighter, at France’s Nimes arena last Sunday.

The decision came in the same month as live coverage of bullfighting returned to television in Spain, the home of the corrida, after a six-year ban.

So is bullfighting making a comeback after decades of campaigns to abolish it, or are the latest developments a blip in the long-term decline of an activity that opponents say is animal torture?

Campaigners, including the veteran French actors Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon, had called on the Constitutional Council in France to rule that laws banning mistreatment of animals should be applied across the country, ending the exceptions granted to regions of southern France where bullfighting is an old tradition.

The judges ruled, however, that such “uninterrupted local traditions” did not contravene the Constitution. The same went for in the French West Indies.

Despite the ruling, the animal rights lobby is confident bullfighting is on the way out. The last corrida in the Spanish region of Catalonia was held last year after the regional Parliament voted to ban bullfighting.

As my colleague Raphael Minder wrote at the time: “The number of bullfights held in Spain has fallen by just over a third since the onset of the financial crisis — to 1,724 last year from 2,622 in 2007.”

However, economic considerations can work both ways. Before the French ruling, business leaders in southern France interviewed by the Agence France Press agency said bullfighting was a significant contributor to the economies of cities like Nîmes and Arles, helping employment and tourism.

The general public, meanwhile, appears evenly divided on the issue.

On the eve of the ruling, a poll carried out on behalf of Crac, a European anti-bullfighting lobby group, indicated that 57 percent of the French wanted a ban, and another survey put the figure at 48 percent.

The Crac poll also suggested a political split on the issue, with 58 percent of left-leaning respondents favoring a ban, compared with 41 percent of right-leaning respondents.

However, Harlem Désir, newly nominated to lead the Socialist Party, was among politicians who opposed a blanket ban. “There are traditions and every region should be allowed to decide for itself,” he said.

Manuel Valls, the French interior minister, who was born in Spain, fueled the indignation of abolitionists by affirming that bullfighting was “a culture worth preserving.”

Politics has certainly played a part in developments in Spain. The broadcasting ban on live fights was lifted after the center-right government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy came to power last December following a campaign in which he pledged to support bullfighting and even try to get it reinstated in Catalonia.

“I’m in favor of freedom,” he said. “No one is forced to go to a bullfight and it should not be banned either.”

French abolitionists are now expected to consider taking the issue to the European Court of Human Rights and to press for legislation in Parliament to outlaw bullfighting.

Franz-Olivier Giesbert, writing in France’s Le Point, accused the abolitionists of hypocrisy for focusing on bullfighting while ignoring animal cruelty in slaughterhouses.

Mr. Giesbert, who said he was not a bullfighting fan, wrote that those who brought the issue to the Council “totally represent the spirit of an age which accepts animal suffering as long as it’s not visible.” For diehard aficionados it is a question of freedom and tradition.

Víctor Manuel Mendes-Marinhais, a Portuguese bullfighter who made his name in Spain, said it was time to fight back against the abolitionists at a time when the corrida was facing unprecedented challenges.

Bullfighting was a cultural expression and “culture can’t be banned,” he said this month.

“We’ve passively allowed the anti-bullfight lobby to organize with the support of international animal rights organizations,” he said. “With our taxes, we aficionados are financing those who want to ban us.”

News Link:-http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/bullfighting-hallowed-tradition-or-animal-torture/?ref=world

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Bullfighting is exposed in this graphic video expose’.

“Answers to the question below please!”

Are you with Víctor Mendes in believing that bullfighting is a centuries-old cultural tradition that should be preserved? Or do you think it’s a barbaric leftover from the Middle Ages that should be outlawed?

Bodies of 14 rare Sumatran tigers seized in Indonesia

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JAKARTA — Indonesian police seized 14 preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers in a raid on a house near Jakarta, a spokesman said Thursday.

Sumatran tiger

A man identified as F.R. was arrested Tuesday in a suburban area of Depok suspected of his involvement in the illegal wildlife trade, national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told Agence France-Presse.

“We confiscated whole preserved bodies of 14 tigers, a lion, three leopards, a clouded leopard, three bears and a tapir and a tiger head,” he said, adding that investigations were ongoing.

We believe he is connected to a network of rare animal traders. But we have not established yet if the animals are for the domestic or international market,” he said.

The suspect could face up to five years’ jail and fines of 100 million rupiah ($11,000) for violating natural resources conservation laws.

Poachers often sell tiger body parts to the lucrative traditional Chinese medicine market.

There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Several die each year as a result of traps, poaching or other human actions.

News Link:-http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/232105/bodies-of-14-rare-sumatran-tigers-seized-in-indonesia

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In China, animal killer goes scot-free

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A Shanghai woman accused of killing hundreds of cats will not face prosecution despite animal rights campaigners’ efforts because China has no animal protection laws, state media said on Friday.

A group of activists went to Zhou Ying’s home on Wednesday evening after allegations that she had killed hundreds of cats were posted on the internet alongside images of decapitated animals, the Global Times newspaper said.

A scuffle broke out after some gained entrance to the rented flat and police arrived to take the woman and the activists to a nearby station.

“When we entered the apartment, one of us found three headless cats in the kitchen trash bin. It was appalling,” one told the Global Times.

All were released with warnings, but Zhou has permanently left her home following the incident, the Shanghai Daily reported.

“Those people violated my rights. I adopted the cats and I can raise them any way I want,” she told the newspaper.

China drafted an animal protection law in 2009, but it has not been approved, the Global Times said.

A police officer in Shanghai’s northern Zhabei district contacted by AFP on Friday confirmed the case but declined to give details.

News Link:http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/China/In-China-animal-killer-goes-scot-free/Article1-860945.aspx

Malaysia saves endangered pygmy elephant on Borneo

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Malaysian wildlife authorities said Monday they had rescued a pygmy elephant calf on Borneo islandand expressed hope a planned sanctuary would provide protection for the endangered animals.

The male calf, which is less than a month old, was pulled out of a deep moat surrounding a palm oil plantation in remote Sabah state on Friday, said Sen Nathan, a senior official with the Sabah Wildlife Department.

It is the fifth calf rescued by wildlife officials since 2009. Three of those previously saved have died but a female has recovered and is now at a wildlife park.

There are fewer than 2,000 Borneo pygmy elephants left in the wild, according to authorities. A sub-species of the Asian elephant, the creatures have a rounded appearance and are smaller than mainland elephants.

The latest rescued calf, which weighed about 50 kilograms (110 pounds), was in a serious condition, Nathan told AFP.

“He suffered severe dehydration and cuts and abrasions, probably while trying to get out of the moat,” he said.

The elephant’s mother was probably forced to leave it behind after the pair fell into the moat, and the calf likely spent more than a day there before being spotted by plantation workers, he said.

Nathan said a planned elephant sanctuary on 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of land within the 26,000-hectare Kinabatangan wildlife sanctuary in Sabah would help protect the animals.

The sanctuary would be able to house up to 60 injured elephants, as well as those found when they were too young to be reintroduced into the wild.

A pygmy elephant calf on Borneo island, in Malaysia’s Sabah state (AFP, Malaysia Wildlife Authorities)

Authorities announced plans for the sanctuary earlier this month and want it open by the end of the year. “We really need this sanctuary,” Nathan said.

The sanctuary will be funded with 5.3 million ringgit ($1.7 million) from industry body the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and 1.5 million ringgit from NGO the Borneo Conservation Trust.

Wildlife activists warn that pygmy elephants are fast losing their natural habitat to deforestation and human encroachment on Borneo, a vast island shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

News Link:-http://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-saves-endangered-pygmy-elephant-borneo-062043834.html

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