Animal Rights – Animal Rights Cafe http://animalrightscafe.com/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 18:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://animalrightscafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6-150x150.png Animal Rights – Animal Rights Cafe http://animalrightscafe.com/ 32 32 80s style promises a totally tubular era https://animalrightscafe.com/80s-style-promises-a-totally-tubular-era/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/80s-style-promises-a-totally-tubular-era/ It’s time to break out those parachute pants and put the collar on a polo shirt or two or maybe dust off that sweater dress so you can head to Sandite Team Animal Rescue’s Fifth Annual Rock ‘n Rescue: ’80s Style. The October 14 event will feature an excellent silent auction and best-dressed contest, and […]]]>

It’s time to break out those parachute pants and put the collar on a polo shirt or two or maybe dust off that sweater dress so you can head to Sandite Team Animal Rescue’s Fifth Annual Rock ‘n Rescue: ’80s Style.

The October 14 event will feature an excellent silent auction and best-dressed contest, and totally tubular music will be provided by the Jennifer Marriott Band.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented STAR from hosting fundraising events in 2019 and 2020, but the organization was able to “surf the waters,” thanks to the generosity of its many supporters, said Lisa Riggs, president. of STAR’s Board of Directors.

Last fall’s Rock ‘n Rescue was also a big hit, she said, but “the flip side is that everything is more expensive and we’re seeing an increase in need.”

“I think part of the rise in abandoned, neglected, and abandoned pets is also due to COVID,” Riggs said. “People adopted pets during the pandemic while at home and have now returned to work; people are worried about the hit the economy has taken from COVID and need to tighten their budgets.

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Without continued financial support, STAR’s ability to rescue and care for abused, neglected and homeless pets is in jeopardy, she said.

STAR is a 501©(3) charity that works directly with Sand Springs Animal Welfare – the town’s animal shelter – to take many of the seemingly less promising cases and ultimately place them in suitable adoptive homes.

Over the past year, STAR has been able to provide veterinary care to more than 100 animals, according to Tammy Ervin, STAR’s adoption coordinator.

STAR covers x-rays and surgical repair of wounds, treatment for scabies and other skin conditions, antibiotics for infections, treatment for fleas and ticks, testing and treatment for heartworm and parvo , and spaying surgeries, as well as vaccinations and health certificates that are required for animals leaving Oklahoma in transport for adoption in other states.

STAR held a Betty White Challenge fundraiser on January 17 – which would have been the 100th birthday of the beloved actress and animal rights activist who died on New Year’s Eve – raising $2,676, specifically to buy items requested by Sand Springs Animal Welfare.

Items purchased included slow-feeding bowls, dry erase boards and markers for kennels, Kong dog toys, Kuranda chew-resistant PVC dog beds, and five-nest PVC cat towers.

Riggs said financial contributions are the best way to help STAR, and all donations to the all-volunteer organization are tax-deductible. Donations can be made from the group’s Facebook page.

But maybe you’d prefer an evening to relive the great 80s. It’s bound to be awesome.

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Mirage in Vegas closes wildlife attraction after third dolphin dies https://animalrightscafe.com/mirage-in-vegas-closes-wildlife-attraction-after-third-dolphin-dies/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/mirage-in-vegas-closes-wildlife-attraction-after-third-dolphin-dies/ The Mirage The Las Vegas hotel and casino temporarily closed its dolphin and wildlife attraction after the death of an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin on Saturday, the third dolphin death since the spring. The resident cetacean, named K2, was the second dolphin to perish in September. The Mirage said the cause of death was respiratory illness; […]]]>

The Mirage The Las Vegas hotel and casino temporarily closed its dolphin and wildlife attraction after the death of an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin on Saturday, the third dolphin death since the spring.

The resident cetacean, named K2, was the second dolphin to perish in September. The Mirage said the cause of death was respiratory illness; the autopsy report will take about 30 days.

Earlier this month, 19-year-old Maverick was receiving medical treatment for a lung infection when he died. the company is awaiting autopsy results for his case. In April, 13-year-old Bella died of gastroenteritis.

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The Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, which is also home to several felines, has not scheduled a reopening date. A Mirage spokesperson said the October 9 date posted on the website did not reflect the actual return. The Mirage last closed the attraction in March 2020, when the pandemic forced the entire Strip to go dark.

The hotel and casino, which are operated by MGM Resorts, have been criticized over the years for the high number of dolphin deaths at the attraction, which opened in 1990 with five big noses. Since its inception, the society said 14 dolphins have died of various causes and at different ages: three were at least 25 years old, the average lifespan of dolphins in captivity, and three were young, for example. However, activists count 16 dead.

“This particular facility is known among the animal rights community as the ‘Dolphin Death Pool’ due to the high percentage of dolphin deaths reported in the late 90s and early 00s,” Shelly Rae said. , Vegas resident and dolphin advocate. an email. “I am appalled that the Mirage appears to be returning to those old standards of care.”

During the shutdown, the company said independent investigators, such as the San Diego-based company National Marine Mammal Foundation, will review the site’s services and operations, such as its veterinary care, water quality and filtration system. (The NMMF did not respond to requests for comment.)

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On April 27, the attraction passed a routine inspection by the Zoosanitary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service of the Ministry of Agriculture. An agency spokesperson was unsure of the next planned visit, but confirmed that the station had temporarily closed to conduct an internal investigation.

In a memo released the day after K2’s death, Mirage’s interim president, Franz Kallao, expressed his sadness at the loss of Duchess’ young son, the property’s eldest heir apparent, who is nearly 50 years old. year.

“K2 was very vocal, energetic, loved his toys and was a joy to be around,” Kallao wrote. “He always made us smile.” Kallao told his team and the general public that a panel of experts would thoroughly examine the habitat, with the goal of creating a safe and secure home for its finned residents.

“We are temporarily closing the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat to focus our efforts on ensuring we have the safest possible environment and the best possible care for our dolphins and to give our team the time they need. to process and mourn,” he said in the letter.

Animal welfare advocates point to death as a cruel consequence of keeping wild animals in captivity. “It’s horribly tragic,” said Cameron Harsh, director of programs at the U.S. office of World Animal Protection. “This is the third dolphin to die on this site. [this year], and they are all under 20 years old. Dolphins live 30 to 50 years in the wild. It’s really indicative of the short lifespan of these animals when in captivity.

Harsh said man-made enclosures can harm the physical and mental well-being of wild animals, especially creatures wired to roam far and wide. Dolphins can hunt and swim at depths of up to 180 feet, they said. The human society from the United States said the highly intelligent and social mammals can travel 80 miles a day, or about 20 times the length of the Las Vegas Strip. “The surface of a reservoir is tiny compared to the ocean,” they said. “It’s like being stuck in a shallow pool.”

The habitat’s four interconnected pools hold 2.2 million gallons of man-made seawater and are lined with palm trees at the Strip hotel known for its tropical theme and faux volcano. The maximum depth of Caribbean blue water is 23 feet.

The company said the main purpose of the attraction was to educate and help with dolphin research. The dolphins do not perform tricks or swim with guests, for example, although visitors who purchase special packages, such as the Meet and Greet experience, can power and take pictures with them. Dave Blasko, executive director of animal care at the Mirage, said the dolphins aren’t coerced with food or treats. If mammals want to swim to say hello, they will; if they don’t they won’t and you just paid $100 for wet feet.

For the science portion of the mission, Blasko cited a project involving a partnership with the Navy to study dolphin hearing and the effect of ship frequencies on wild populations. Darian L. Wilson, director of corporate communications and public affairs for the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, said the Navy Marine Mammal Program does not use dolphins or resort facilities. However, its affiliates share information with the Mirage, particularly data relating to the care and welfare of marine mammals.

“Our team here was saddened to learn of the loss of Dolphin K2 and our condolences go out to the staff there,” Wilson added via email.

Gorillas are Rwanda’s main attraction. Dian Fossey would hate that.

Since 2013, Rae has denounced the company for the inhumane treatment of its dolphins. She publishes photos and descriptions of offenses by Free the Mojave Dolphins, like the chewing gum and chicken nuggets she discovered floating in their habitat. Rae and other activists are also distributing literature about the plight of the dolphins and organizing protests outside the resort. The next, titled “Freedom Matters: Protest captivity at the Mirage Las Vegas!” is tentatively scheduled for November 5.

For many animal welfare advocates, improving the living conditions of dolphins is not enough. They want the animals returned to their wild habitats or housed in a sanctuary where they no longer have to endure puppy pats on the head and selfie photo ops.

They also want to ban the practice of farming wild animals, thus preventing the industry from producing future animal artists. Six of the Mirage’s seven remaining dolphins were born in breeding programs and can never live in the wild.

“It must be a turning point,” Harsh said, referring to the recent tragedy. “We need more wildlife protection, not wildlife exploitation.”

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New Zealand bans live animal exports from April 2023 | New Zealand https://animalrightscafe.com/new-zealand-bans-live-animal-exports-from-april-2023-new-zealand/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/new-zealand-bans-live-animal-exports-from-april-2023-new-zealand/ New Zealand will ban live animal exports from next April, two years after storms sank a cattle ship, killing 41 crew and 6,000 cattle. The deaths of two New Zealanders among the crew of the Gulf Livestock 1, which sank during a typhoon in September 2020, helped galvanize the movement to ban exports of live […]]]>

New Zealand will ban live animal exports from next April, two years after storms sank a cattle ship, killing 41 crew and 6,000 cattle.

The deaths of two New Zealanders among the crew of the Gulf Livestock 1, which sank during a typhoon in September 2020, helped galvanize the movement to ban exports of live sheep and cattle.

The Animal Welfare Bill was signed into law on Thursday, with the government saying it would protect New Zealand’s reputation as consumers become more ethically conscious. “This protects the reputation of not only our current farmers, but also the farmers of tomorrow,” said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Live exports have long been controversial in Australia and New Zealand and are the subject of long-running campaigns by animal rights groups. When they go wrong, they often lead to the drowning of thousands of animals.

Earlier this year, more than 15,000 sheep drowned after a living export vessel sank in Sudan, and in 2020 a capsize killed 14,000 sheep. In 2021, 3,000 cattle were stranded at sea for three months, leaving many dead, dying, starving or extremely dehydrated.

Because New Zealand is so remote, even a trip at the best of times is often arduous for the animals.

“New Zealand’s remoteness means animals are at sea for long periods of time, increasing their susceptibility to heat stress and other associated welfare risks,” O’Connor said.

“Despite any regulatory measures we may put in place, travel times and travel across the tropics to northern hemisphere markets will still impose challenges.”

All livestock exports from the country by sea will stop on April 30, 2023. New Zealand exported 134,722 cattle last year, and live animal exports accounted for about 0.6% of primary sector exports . New Zealand only exports animals for breeding, not for slaughter.

The move was welcomed by the Green Party and animal rights activists. “This couldn’t have happened soon enough,” said Greens animal welfare spokeswoman Chlöe Swarbrick. “Animals have been suffering from live export for years.”

The opposition National Party opposed the bill, saying it was a “disproportionate” and “ideological” response to the “tragic sinking of the supply ship Gulf Livestock 1”.

They argue that the decision to end live animal exports could reduce gross domestic product by up to $472 million.

In 2020, Britain announced plans to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening from England and Wales, but this plan has yet to be finalized. put into effect.

In Australia, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ending the trade, but said it would not be phased out until 2025.

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Vegan activist Tash Peterson arrested and charged after Perth Royal Show protest https://animalrightscafe.com/vegan-activist-tash-peterson-arrested-and-charged-after-perth-royal-show-protest/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:55:49 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/vegan-activist-tash-peterson-arrested-and-charged-after-perth-royal-show-protest/ Controversial vegan activist Tash Peterson has been arrested and charged just days after making her big comeback in Western Australia. Ms Peterson and fellow animal rights activist Aly disrupted the Perth Royal Show on Monday after locking themselves in a cattle judging ring. She said the protest was about defending the rights of animals who […]]]>

Controversial vegan activist Tash Peterson has been arrested and charged just days after making her big comeback in Western Australia.

Ms Peterson and fellow animal rights activist Aly disrupted the Perth Royal Show on Monday after locking themselves in a cattle judging ring.

She said the protest was about defending the rights of animals who are “people like us”.

‘Today I and fellow animal rights activist Aly disrupted Perth’s heinous Royal Agricultural Show, which glorifies animal slavery, abuse and killing,’ Ms Peterson said.

“We locked onto the Judgment Ring where slaves are judged based on how nice their bodies look.

“These industries and the Royal Show have painted a picture that animal agriculture is glamorous, ethical and humane.”

Ms Peterson said it took around six minutes for the police to show up and arrest her.

She alleged that the officers threatened to arrest her after she continued her protest as they tried to escort her away.

Both women were charged with trespassing and disorderly behavior in public or in the sight or hearing of any person in a public place.

Ms Peterson is due to appear in Perth Magistrates’ Court on October 20.

She was already appearing in court twice this week – Perth Supreme Court on Tuesday and Perth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday – in relation to separate incidents earlier this year.

The protests continued Ms Peterson’s long history with the Perth Royal Show after she also disrupted a breeding event at this time last year.

She also hit out at West Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan when he promoted the annual event.

“Why would you celebrate the abuse and killing of animals,” Ms Peterson wrote under her Facebook post.

“You put in place ‘safety measures’ to supposedly protect animals that are literally bred to get stabbed in the throat so humans can eat their flesh.

“The irony of it all is staggering. There is nothing brilliant about animal agriculture.

Ms Peterson announced earlier this year that she was ‘taking the f**k out of WA’ on a one-way trip to Melbourne.

She was banned from all approved sites in the state following what she called a “non-violent protest.”

“My freedom of speech has been taken away from me and we have a one-way ticket to Melbourne and I’m just going to protest there,” she said in June.

“Nothing can stop me from protesting…we will disrupt and break unjust laws.”

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Animal rights organizations hold a rally at Jantar Mantar to protest cruelty to dogs https://animalrightscafe.com/animal-rights-organizations-hold-a-rally-at-jantar-mantar-to-protest-cruelty-to-dogs/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:11:42 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/animal-rights-organizations-hold-a-rally-at-jantar-mantar-to-protest-cruelty-to-dogs/ More than 40 animal rights organizations took part in a rally at Jantar Mantar here on Saturday against incidents of cruelty to dogs across the country. The rally was organized by People for Animals (PFA). It saw the participation of hundreds of people from Delhi and the National Capital Region, the PFA said. ”Animal […]]]>

More than 40 animal rights organizations took part in a rally at Jantar Mantar here on Saturday against incidents of cruelty to dogs across the country.

The rally was organized by People for Animals (PFA). It saw the participation of hundreds of people from Delhi and the National Capital Region, the PFA said.

Animal welfare must become a strong and trusting community. I am happy that so many people have come here today to show the power of compassion,’ said PFA founder and MP Maneka Gandhi.

She said the country must fight human greed, cruelty, neglect, apathy, ignorance and intolerance.

”There has never been a time when the animals needed us more. Arm yourself with courage, knowledge, compassion and common sense. The law protects animals,” she added.

Actor Sonam Kapoor sent a message of support, calling on Indians to adopt independent dogs.

Kapoor said: “Dogs have always been a part of our homes and our hearts. How can we show them hate and hostility when they only give us love and loyalty?” Actor Divya Seth also shared a message of support.

“Every family and every child deserves a dog because they are the most loving companions,” she said.

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Life is Simple: Emotional Support Animals https://animalrightscafe.com/life-is-simple-emotional-support-animals/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:41:44 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/life-is-simple-emotional-support-animals/ You probably saw the news clip a few weeks ago of the girl at the water park holding her pet alligator on a leash. City officials, who were in charge of overseeing the park, allowed the animal to accompany the young girl because she claimed the reptile was an emotional support animal. It was difficult […]]]>

You probably saw the news clip a few weeks ago of the girl at the water park holding her pet alligator on a leash. City officials, who were in charge of overseeing the park, allowed the animal to accompany the young girl because she claimed the reptile was an emotional support animal.

It was difficult for me to determine the size of the alligator from the photo as I am unfamiliar with estimating the weight of alligators as they go through the sales ring at the local cattle auction , but it seemed to be somewhere around four to five feet in length, about the same as the height of the young woman at the other end of the leash.

My first thought was what kind of parent would allow their young daughter to lead a potentially deadly animal in a public place? Looking back to when my sons were around that age, I remember times when I would have liked to feed them to an alligator, but I had enough restraint not to really follow through.

Over the past few years we have seen people boarding airplanes and entering other public places with strange creatures of all types under the guise of emotional support animals.

I guess I’m more than a little old fashioned, but when I think of emotional support animals, I think of dogs, maybe cats, and maybe (worst case scenario) a gerbil. However, at this time people are allowed to enter public spaces with their individual versions of support animals which can include everything from chickens, snakes, lizards, pigs, llamas and ferrets to…alligators. .

The story of the alligators made me start wondering what our favorite animal rights group would think.

Certainly, taking a wild animal out of its original environment, restraining it in a harness and leading it on a leash would be severely criticized. But no, their official position is that caring and loving people who share their home with an animal and that said animal can provide support and companionship in return are completely acceptable.

The animal rights group that thinks it’s perfectly okay to lead around an alligator in a city park is the same one that criticizes and condemns those of us who are involved in animal husbandry.

My dog ​​provides constant companionship and support in my daily activities, and far be it from me to wonder if the alligator does the same for its human counterpart.

I learned my lesson from this story; however, the next time I am approached by one of the people criticizing me for my job, I will simply remind them that my cattle are an emotional support animal for me.

You can never have too much emotional support.

Copyright 2022, Jerry Crownover

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Film ‘Slay’ focuses on animal welfare and fashion’s environmental impact – WWD https://animalrightscafe.com/film-slay-focuses-on-animal-welfare-and-fashions-environmental-impact-wwd/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:28:51 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/film-slay-focuses-on-animal-welfare-and-fashions-environmental-impact-wwd/ PARIS – While it may be too ambitious to capture the fashion industry’s entire impact on animal welfare in a single film, director Rebecca Cappelli tries to do just that with her documentary ‘Slay’. The film, which premiered in Paris last week, shows the effects of the trade in skins – aka leather and fur […]]]>

PARIS – While it may be too ambitious to capture the fashion industry’s entire impact on animal welfare in a single film, director Rebecca Cappelli tries to do just that with her documentary ‘Slay’.

The film, which premiered in Paris last week, shows the effects of the trade in skins – aka leather and fur – in a wide-ranging investigation touching on everything from animal welfare, to workers’ rights and to the environmental destruction it causes through the supply chains of fashion and luxury goods eventually becoming handbags, shoes and trims.

“We all know that for most luxury brands a lot of their profit comes from skin, especially leather, and so when we say that, it’s just a fact,” she said. . “But it’s not an anti-fashion film. It’s not about any particular brand. It’s about finding solutions.”

The film takes him around the world. In Brazil, she explores the deforestation that takes place to make way for cattle that end up in leather, and in Italy, she shows how hides are sanitized and tanned. In China, she explores the industrial fur industry as well as the illegal trade in endangered animals, and she highlights the unregulated trapping industry in the United States, among other touchpoints.

The title “Slay” is a play on the slang definition of the word, as well as the darker origins of its original meaning. The film was an independently funded effort that took Cappelli three and a half years to complete. Covering seven countries, it takes a closer look at the impact of the fur, leather and wool industries on animals, planet and people.

And while sustainability is a buzzword used by brands in their marketing, the film demonstrates that the issues are interconnected in ways that are often overlooked. Cappelli attempts to demystify these connections.

“When it comes to sustainability and ethical fashion, there’s a blind spot – we’re not talking about the animals that are used in fashion, and we’re not talking about the impact the use of animals has on the planet and the people who work in the supply chain, or live in the communities that are impacted by these industries,” she said.

Cappelli said very few brands have animal welfare policies, and a 2020 report from social welfare organization Four Paws found that only 21% of brands had traced their animal-derived materials. The film argues that sustainable fashion should include animal ethics, since animals are the source of many of the most profitable products in the fashion and luxury industry.

Citing UN figures, the film notes that one leather bag is equivalent to more than 10,000 square feet of cleared land and that 80% of deforestation in the Amazon has been for cattle grazing. It also busts the myth that leather is a by-product of the food industry, when this is often not the case with high-end luxury lamb and calf skins.

Traceability is an issue, as cows are often bought, sold and moved multiple times, and their hides can change hands, obscuring the supply chain before export.

“Due to the lack of traceability, the conclusion we have through my work and with several non-profit organizations is that it is actually impossible to guarantee that this skin does not come from deforested land,” she said.

Eighty percent is sent abroad to be transformed into a commodity, the second market being Italy. Cappelli follows the trail to the tanneries which then sell bags and shoes to fashion brands. In the undercover scenes, tannery owners check the names of many mainstream high-end and high-end brands that publicize their enduring credentials but allegedly buy from untraceable sources.

These are just some of the first scenes that tackle the fashion industry’s supply chain issues, before it moves on to the illegal trade in endangered animals and dog breeding. furry in China, and the savage trapping of foxes and raccoons in the United States in some scenes that expose the impact – and the cruelty – at the heart of it.

The film also addresses the health implications for workers in and around tannery chemicals, with a particular focus on India and Italy, as well as the treatment of migrant workers who largely occupy the facilities in Italy. .

A laborer in India.

“From my perspective, it’s about connecting stories, sharing facts and information that may not be available to the general public, as well as telling stories and connecting with individuals. This individual can be an animal or this individual can be a worker in an Italian tannery or in a tannery in India,” she said of the film’s different viewpoints. “It’s more about making visible what is not visible today so that we can start a dialogue and a conversation in the industry.”

One touchpoint is her personal journey from an animal-loving child to an adult fashionista who wore furs without making a conscious connection. Ultimately, consumers don’t see the impact of materials when animals are ignored and commodified, she argues.

“We have to look into it. Yes, it’s uncomfortable, but I believe in being able to have uncomfortable conversations to move forward and evolve. We have to sit with that data, the science, that information, but also our feelings about it,” she said.

The documentary features scenes of visits to fur traders with rows of cat pelts, as well as footage of trapped and beaten animals and Cappelli’s visit to a fur farm with hundreds of dogs in cages. Europe is no exception. Even though several countries have banned fur farming, Cappelli visits mink farms in Poland, where he still performs, and explores how fur is often mislabeled in the European market.

Dogs on a fur farm in China.

“My goal with the film is also, ultimately, to make a cultural shift to understand that hides aren’t a ‘material’ – they’re animal hide,” she says.

The film also examines wool production and the impact of industrial agriculture in Australia and New Zealand, notably as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions for these countries, although it is often featured like a durable fabric.

“Kill” the wraps by looking at alternative materials, including polymers made from corn and sugar cane that can be converted into new textiles, including Ecopel faux furs.

It’s a very detailed overview of the issues that are both environmental and ethical in the fashion industry. The film, which is now airing on the Waterbear documentary platformis aimed not only at industry, but also at consumers.

“Essentially, we’re talking about massive issues that cross countries, and we have to be realistic about what’s doable in the short term,” Cappelli said. “We show the truth without accusing anyone and without judging anyone, but saying that these are problems [in our industry] and let’s watch it together.

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Video shows dog tied to car dragged on road in Jodhpur, case recorded https://animalrightscafe.com/video-shows-dog-tied-to-car-dragged-on-road-in-jodhpur-case-recorded/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 05:44:11 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/video-shows-dog-tied-to-car-dragged-on-road-in-jodhpur-case-recorded/ A video that has gone viral on social media shows a dog chained to a car being driven by a doctor being dragged down the road in Jodhpur. Police have taken action against the driver on the complaint of Maneka Gandhi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and animal rights activist. On the other hand, […]]]>

A video that has gone viral on social media shows a dog chained to a car being driven by a doctor being dragged down the road in Jodhpur. Police have taken action against the driver on the complaint of Maneka Gandhi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and animal rights activist.

On the other hand, the director of SN Medical College Dilip Kachhwaha gave a show cause notice to the accused doctor and demanded a response within 24 hours. NGO Pukar Animal also registered a case at Shastrinagar Police Station following the case. The video was shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Sunday, according to reports.

Aparna Bissa from the NGO said that Dr. Rajneesh Galwa is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at MGH. “The person who did this is Dr. Rajneesh Gwala and the dog’s legs have multiple fractures and this incident is about Shastri Nagar Jodhpur. Please release this video so that CP Jodhpur takes action against him and revokes his license,” reads the tweet from the NGO broadcasting the video.

On the information, the canine shelter workers arrived on the scene and sent the dog for treatment. Some people have alleged that when they tried to stop the doctor’s car, he tried to hit them with the vehicle. Meanwhile, the doctor said that the dog often enters the house and does not stop barking outside the house and that is why he was going to leave the dog in the company enclosure. (ANI)

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Decades before John F. Kennedy, another president’s death was shrouded in mystery https://animalrightscafe.com/decades-before-john-f-kennedy-another-presidents-death-was-shrouded-in-mystery/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://animalrightscafe.com/decades-before-john-f-kennedy-another-presidents-death-was-shrouded-in-mystery/ In the decades immediately following his death in 1923, President Warren G. Harding experienced what might be called the opposite of image rehabilitation. For most presidents, death comes with a certain glowing tendency to cover up their flaws, at least initially. In the case of Harding’s untimely death, the public has instead become obsessed with […]]]>

In the decades immediately following his death in 1923, President Warren G. Harding experienced what might be called the opposite of image rehabilitation. For most presidents, death comes with a certain glowing tendency to cover up their flaws, at least initially. In the case of Harding’s untimely death, the public has instead become obsessed with his scandals. Suddenly, the two and a half years of his presidency faded into the background, even if it was about historic events such as keeping America out of the League of Nations, imposing new strict anti-immigration policies and the granting of clemency to imprisoned anti-immigrants. war socialist Eugene Debs.

Regardless of his political standing, these accomplishments are probably more relevant to Harding’s legacy than the fact that he cheated on his wife. Yet it is this last detail – along with a series of corruption scandals involving members of Harding’s cabinet, but in which Harding was not involved (and to which he never had time to respond) – which ended up shaping the man’s reputation. after his untimely death from a heart attack at the age of 57.

From a strictly legal point of view, only corruption at the cabinet and sub-cabinet level really counted as “scandalous”: Harding’s Home Secretary, Albert Fall, took bribes in the so-called Teapot Dome scandal, which broke two months after Harding’s death (Fall was later the first presidential cabinet member to go to jail); Veterans Affairs Director Charles R. Forbes was later convicted of defrauding the federal government; and Attorney General Harry Daugherty also enriched himself to an unseemly degree while in office, although he managed to avoid conviction. While most historians agree that Harding was likely guilty of little more than poor character judgment in these situations, his death still left lingering questions about the extent of what he actually knew.

During his presidency, he became so fond of a mistress’s vagina that he unofficially named her genitals “Mrs. Pouterson.”

For obvious reasons, Harding doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to realizing his marital infidelities.

Indeed, Harding had so many adventures that it’s likely we’ll never know the true extent of his adventures. It was known from the 1920 elections, when Harding’s campaign managers secretly bribed a decade-and-a-half-old mistress and her husband (both longtime friends of Harding) to keep quiet. During his presidency, he became so fond of a mistress’s vagina that he unofficially named her genitals “Mrs Pouerson.” Even more memorably, both before and after entering the White House, Harding regularly had sex with a secretary in her 20s named Nan Britton — including frequent dates in a White House closet. This latter relationship eventually produced an illegitimate child and the first-ever book about a president, which Britton published in 1927.


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It’s here that conspiracy theories about Harding’s death take center stage. The deceased president’s wife, First Lady Florence Harding, refused to allow an autopsy, fueling speculation that she murdered him out of revenge. Misogyny played a major role in this rumor mill: Florence Harding was a well-educated, affluent woman whom even Harding referred to as a “boss” because of her ambition and work ethic. Florence Harding also took unpopular positions considered “radical” at the time (such as support for animal rights and opposition to the sponsorship nomination of a white supremacist), which further alienated much of the audience. Between this unfavorable public image and the public’s natural tendency to vilify powerful women, much of the public argued that Harding must have played a role in her husband’s death.

Whispers turned to roars in 1930 when a former FBI agent named Gaston Means wrote a book in which he alleged that Florence Harding poisoned the president to protect his reputation from exposure of his affairs. Means’ ghostwriter quickly came forward and admitted that Means had lied on his sales account, but the public’s love of salacious hearsay outweighed any sense of decorum towards those close to Harding. Until another president, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963, few presidential deaths inspired as much public speculation and outright misinformation as Harding’s death.

Nothing in Florence Harding’s life or character indicated that she was violent, and none of the other details surrounding the case would naturally lead anyone to the conclusion that Harding was murdered.

This story is particularly notable because, unlike other mysterious political deaths, Harding had a fairly routine explanation.

Despite his relatively young age, Harding had a long history of heart problems, with doctors diagnosing him with an enlarged heart long before he took office. (This, like his business, was kept secret from the public.) Although no qualified physician in the 1920s would have encouraged strenuous activity in a man with Harding’s medical history, the president made a political tour of the states. west in summer. of 1923 – including the very first presidential trip to Alaska. On July 27, he began complaining of pain in his upper abdomen, but refused to do anything until July 29 after suffering a relapse. His doctors quickly realized the problem was with his heart, and aggravated by pneumonia, and urged him to rest. Initially this seemed to work, and Harding’s health appeared to have improved on August 2 when he listened to a pro-Harding “Saturday Evening Post” article read by the First Lady. Appreciating the play, Harding urged Florence to keep going — her last words: “That’s good. Go ahead, read some more.” – and a few moments later fell back on his bed convulsing. He died shortly afterwards.

If there’s any “mystery” here, it’s that his doctors initially attributed his death to a cerebral hemorrhage, even though his symptoms are clearly consistent with those of cardiac arrest. Again, doctors in the 1920s were not as familiar with the symptoms of cardiac arrest as they are today; by contemporary standards, Harding’s cause of death would be an open and closed case.

To the extent that anything can be learned from this story, it is that people often prefer more sensational tales to benign realities. This is true of many deadly conspiracies surrounding celebrities and politicians, including Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney (who is not dead) and Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. That’s not to say ghosts aren’t committing assassinations; just that they are not the standard for celebrities or political deaths. Indeed, even before doctors could reasonably conclude that Harding had died of a heart attack, there was still no solid basis to attribute his death to murder. Nothing in Florence Harding’s life or character indicated that she was violent, and none of the other details surrounding the case would naturally lead anyone to the conclusion that Harding was murdered.

Beyond the need for caution, perhaps the real lesson here is to avoid strenuous activity if you have an enlarged heart.

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Immigration authorities are reporting the highest daily number of migrants entering the United States along the southwest border, according to internal Department of Homeland Security communications reviewed by the Free Washington Beacon.

Border Patrol agents record about 8,000 migrant encounters per day, the highest daily number in US history, according to communications. Such a massive increase in migrants has left agencies such as Customs and Border Protection scrambling to implement new processing systems.

The record number of encounters with migrants highlights how little progress the Biden administration has made in resolving the border crisis. The news comes as the White House blamed former President Donald Trump for the crisis earlier this week, accusing the previous administration of leaving President Joe Biden with a “broken” immigration system. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the president and claimed the Biden administration was taking “unprecedented steps” on the southern border. These actions, according to the White House, include new border technologies and anti-smuggling task forces.

But the results of these actions are unclear. A CBP spokeswoman did not dispute the number of encounters with the migrants. In a statement to Free tag, the spokeswoman said “the traffic we’re seeing this year is similar to the pattern we saw this time last year.” Border Patrol averaged about 7,700 migrant encounters a day across the country last September, previously the highest number on record.

Monthly migrant encounters, according to public CBP data, are already higher in fiscal year 2022 than in any previous year. Border Patrol typically sees an increase in migrant encounters during the fall and winter due to favorable weather conditions.

“Either the Biden administration is not informed or it is lying,” said a senior DHS official. Free tag. “We can’t process the numbers flooding our borders, and the administration’s solution is scrambling to find ways to let people in faster.”

Immigration authorities have already recorded two million encounters at the border this fiscal year, a record. The previous record holder was fiscal year 2021, which saw just under two million encounters with migrants.

Vice President Kamala Harris claimed the “border is secure” earlier this month, sparking outrage among Republicans and Democrats. Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) called Harris “completely wrong.”

“For… the Vice President, or whoever [to] to say that our borders are secure is not correct. I’ve been there,” Manchin said FoxNews. “It’s wrong.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R.) has been ferrying migrants to Democratic-run cities such as Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., for months. The mayors of those cities have called the move “inhumane” and asked for help from the federal government. .

Critics of the Biden administration point to policy shifts that are responsible for the crisis. Among these was DHS’s termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols program, which forced asylum seekers to remain in Mexico until their asylum court date. This program, according to its proponents, discouraged potential migrants from entering the United States.

Other policies include a shift away from prioritizing the deportation of illegal immigrants. The Free tag Last year reported on deportations that have dropped by 90% under the Biden administration, meaning fewer illegal immigrants are now being deported from the country than at any time in decades.

Americans consistently rank the border crisis as a top concern, according to polls. August survey by NPR found that a majority of Americans believe the United States is facing an “invasion” on the southern border.

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