Does Your State Still Allow Puppy Mills?

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, etc…

Filthy cages, extreme temperatures, maggot-infested food, dirty water, emaciated dogs, and dogs covered in feces. Step into a puppy mill, and that’s the heartbreaking sight you’ll see, according to The Humane Society of the United States’ most recent Horrible Hundred report.

“Puppy mills” or “pet mills” refer to commercial breeders that force animals to continuously produce more and more young to feed the pet trade. Unfortunately, many of the animals end up in shelters and being euthanized.

Despite the horrific conditions in pet mills across the country, only two states – California and Maryland – have banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens from commercial breeders. That means 48 states still allow these horrible places to exist.

Puppies and kittens don’t deserve this inhumane treatment. We need to take a stand and end this despicable practice now.

Does your state still allow puppy mills? Sign now to demand that it bans puppy mills for good!
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/423/052/971/does-your-state-still-allow-puppy-mills/

United Nations Report on Nature

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UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Key Points:
1. Current global response insufficient;
2. ‘Transformative changes’ are needed to restore and protect nature;
3. Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good
4. Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
5.1,000,000 species threatened with extinction

“Current global response insufficient;‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature;Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public goodMost comprehensive assessment of its kind;1,000,000 species threatened with extinction”

“Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace.” ~ New York Times

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Straws

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🌏 It’s estimated that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws a day ….that’s enough to fill 126 school buses! 😩 This plastic ends up in our beautiful waters and polluting Pachamama, our Mother Earth… affecting all lives on every level. 🌏

🌎 plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, but will never be fully off the Earth
🌎 shows us that straws/stirrers are the 11th most found ocean trash in cleanups, making up about 3% of recovered trash
🌎 straws are currently the 8th most found ocean trash in cleanups by quantity (January 2019)
🌎 straws and plastic polluting our oceans is having a negative impact on marine life
🌎 straws are also especially dangerous to seabirds, as they can be easily picked up and swallowed, suffocating and choking the bird
🌎 all gutters and storm drains lead to our ocean
🌎 sipping from a straw introduces air into the digestive tract. This can cause uncomfortable digestive symptoms, such as gas and bloating
🌎 most single-use plastic straws are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly made from petroleum. Polypropylene is thought to be food-safe in amounts approved by the Food and Drug Administration.There is evidence that chemicals from polypropylene can leach into liquids and may release compounds that could affect estrogen levels, especially when exposed to heat, acidic beverages or UV light.

No matter what it just makes sense top create less trash!

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You Can Help Our Rainforests

You can protect the Rainforest wildlife habit every day. When you click, their sponsors fund the preservation of habitat. Just click to give!

Every day areas of the rainforest are being destroyed at an alarming rate. We are losing an estimated 137 plant, insect and animal species each day , or more than 50,00 species per year. The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

More than half of the world’s 10 million species call the tropical rainforests home and humans are the main cause of rainforest habitat destruction. We are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, including: wood for both timber and making fires; agriculture for farms; grazing land for cattle; pulp for making paper; road construction for work crews; and extraction of minerals and energy.

Rainforests are also threatened by climate change,  which contributes to droughts. Drought causes die-offs of trees and dries out the fallen leaves, increasing the risk of rainforest fires, which sometimes are even set by land developers, ranchers, plantation owners, and loggers. About half of the world’s tropical forests have been cleared, according to the FAO.  According to the WWF, It is estimated that 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation. In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 73.4 million acres (29.7 million hectares), according to the University of Maryland.

The effects of losing the rainforest are far reaching and how high the degree of impact of the decline of rainforests still has many unanswered questions but one thing is certain, the effects are happening right now, it’s only a matter of how bad will it get, how bad will we allow it to get. 

Rainforest Facts – The Disappearing Rainforests

Daily clicks may seem like a small thing to do. But with these numbers of destruction daily, even us all doing this one small thing daily will make a direct impact on the conservation of this vital land and the stunning wildlife that call the rainforests ‘home’.

 

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Animals Who Call The Rainforest Home

Save The Fishies Facts – Sea Turtles

 

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Common Name: Sea Turtles
Scientific Name: Chelonioidea and Dermochelyidae
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan: Unknown
Size: 2 Feet – 7 Feet Long
Weight: 70 to 1500 Pounds

Six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened, endangered or critically endangered, due largely to human impact in the form of hunting, bycatch in fishing nets,pollution and climate change. Climate change affects the turtles by warming the temperature of the sand that the sea turtles eggs are laid in, which in turn affects the outcome of the hatchlings’ sex.

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How can you help? 
-Participate in local beach clean ups
-Use reusable bottles/bags/straws to minimize use of plastic
-Decrease ocean pollution

Why should you contribute? Sea Turtles are vital part of the Earth’s eco-system. They have been on Earth for nearly 65 million years. 🐢

Current Threats :
-ingestion & entanglement of debris
-Commercial fishing equipment
-Climate change & Beach erosion

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It’s the mission of Sand Cloud and it’s ambassadors, to give back to marine life. 10% of Sand Clouds profits are donated to organizations that support this cause.

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🥜Feed The Squirrels 🥜

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SQUIRREL COOKIES

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“Good project on a cold Winter afternoon ~ How to Make A Treat for your Squirrel Friends.

We all have this deep-rooted fascination with the wild. It’s as simple as feeding squirrels and pigeons on a park bench for some people.

SQUIRREL COOKIES OR “NUT BALLS”…YUM! Another thing you can do is make “squirrel cookies”. They’re filling for the squirrels. Bags of sunflower seed, peanuts, and corn, hazelnut, pecan, or walnut pieces. Soft, plain suet and peanut butter to shape balls.

Roll the dough into small balls about the size of a walnut, or into a cookie form. Roll into some nuts or sunflower seeds. Freeze well . Squirrels won’t eat it if it’s mushy.

Squirrels can often survive quite well on their own if we have created an ecologically diverse yet well-balanced environment for them to live in. By putting nuts outside in the winter months can be a life saver to some creatures. Squirrels will also eat apples.

Tie and hang Squirrel Cookies from tree branches and places squirrels can reach easily. 

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Parley for the Oceans

 

 

WE ARE BUILDING THIS MOVEMENT 
TOGETHER.

DEFEND THE AIR WE BREATHE

AVOID PLASTIC WHEREVER POSSIBLE

INTERCEPT PLASTIC WASTE

REDESIGN YOUR LIFE

I pledge my support for the oceans 
and will do my part to protect them.

I MADE MY PLEDGE. 
NOW YOU MAKE YOURS.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

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One Day A Week

“The McCartney family launches short film ‘One Day a Week’ highlighting the environmental impact of animal agriculture and encourages people to help by eating less meat, with appearances by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone.

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) next week, Meat Free Monday has released a short film about a huge contributor to climate change that is often left out of conference discussions – animal agriculture.

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul to camera. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”

With dire consequences for ourselves and future generations, livestock production results in vast amounts of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. It requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources including land, water and energy, and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation and climate change.

The Meat Free Monday campaign has had an incredible response since its launch in 2009, with many of the world’s leading authorities on climate change endorsing meat reduction as an effective way of fighting global warming.

The campaign’s new film ‘One Day a Week’, largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and produced in collaboration with French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Hope Production, amplifies this message using the breathtaking aerial photography with which Arthus-Bertrand has become synonymous.

Narrated by Paul, and with appearances from Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, the film describes how the beauty of the planet only exists through a delicate balance of climatic conditions – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

The film uses Paul’s own music – tracks from his 1997 classical music album Standing Stone, as well as an unreleased song called Botswana.

Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point.

Meat Free Monday & the McCartney family’s new film shows why cutting out meat #OneDayAWeek is so important. Whether you’re going #MeatFreeMonday or #MeatlessMonday, you can make a difference!”

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