PiktureMaker

PiktureMaker
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#Repost @greenworldtv
MOMENT OF AWAKENING
Amazing moment when protesters convince a fur wearer to QUIT wearing fur at London Fashion Week. He takes his coyote fur trim off and vows never to wear animal fur again...thankyou to the protesters who made this possible. .
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@greenworldtv @annekasvenskaofficial #news #animalnews #wildlifenews #greenworldtv #wildlifelovers #wildlife #animallovers #animals #animalfilms #wildlifefilm #wildliferescue #animalrescue #coyote #coyotehunting #canadagoose #canadagoosejacket #wolf #mustlovewolves #wolvesofig #wolves #fur #furisdead #londonfashionweek

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#Repost @wildaid
2016 was a big year for pangolins: all 8 species were uplisted to CITES Appendix I, a move that bans all international trade of these animals and their products. Yet, such a listing is only warranted by those species that are truly threatened with extinction. In the first few weeks of 2017, authorities seized over 17 tons of pangolins and their scales. #WorldPangolinDay #pangolins #conservation #wildlife #poaching

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NO SIGHT, NO PROBLEM
Video by The Dodo
#blindbeagle #thedodo #nosightnoproblem

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#Repost @a_lallie

#WorldPangolinDay 2017
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Pangolins are the world's most illegally trafficked animals and are now critically endangered as a result 😞 They are killed by the millions so their scales can be used in #TraditionalChineseMedicine
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However as with rhino horn, pangolin scales are simply made of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and nails, so China, Vietnam etc - just make your bogus medicines out of your own hair and nails and #LeaveAnimalsAlone as they are #WorthMoreAlive
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Caption @a_lallie
Video #Repost @conservationorg who wrote: DYK that pangolins are the world's most illegally trafficked mammal? Luckily this fall, they were thrown a lifeline. #pangolin #wildlifetrafficking #wildlife #cute #animal

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#Repost @jklamlam
HELP! HELP! HELP!
We have to share this!!!! They need our help!!!RP @caseyiramissy
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@Regrann from @fairyanimals.vegan - 😢❌❌❌ Please HELP @peta @peta2 @Regrann from @blissfulvegan.s - This video has been floating around on Facebook. A lion and bear trapped in a desserted zoo in iraq. Someone is making a video of this, put the camera down and save these animals please
@peta @mercyforanimals
Video from: Unilad on Facebook
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#zoo #zoos #zoolife #circus #circuses #cirque #cirques #circuslife #wildanimals #captivity #wildlife #animalexploitation #animalrights #compassion #boycottcircus #boycottzoo #prisonforanimals #cruelty #animalshow #lions #tigers #bears #elephants #vegan #govegan #veganism #véganisme

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#Repost @jklamlam
RP 👉🏼vegantake0ver
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CONTACT YOUR SENATORS on the switchboard: 202 224 3121
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Things like this are truly sad. Mother bears hibernating with their cubs and wolves raising pups in their dens may no longer be protected from a hunter's rifle.
The lives of countless bear and wolf families are hanging in the balance today because the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to overturn a ban on cruel hunting tactics that previously protected animals on some of the most treasured wildlife refuges in America
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On 76 million acres of federal refuges in Alaska, hunters will be permitted to enter dens where vulnerable bear families are hibernating and kill them if the resolution becomes law. They will also be able to shoot entire wolf families raising young pups if the Senate and President agree with the vote
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"What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. "If the Senate and President concur, we'll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares
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The overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ban would also allow hunters to lure animals with food and shoot them at point-blank range
Even people in favor of hunting applauded the ban when it was issued. "Inhumane hunting methods have caused the overkilling of native Alaskan predators; this rule takes a balanced approach allowing for traditional, permit-based hunting," then-Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) said last year after the cruel practices were banned
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Now it's unclear why the push to overturn the ban was introduced in the first place, as a 2016 poll of Alaska voters showed that most agreed that those practices should be banned. Alaska's Representative Don Young (R-AK), who has trapped animals in the past, introduced the measure, known as H.J. Resolution 69, anyway
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Congress voted 225 to 193 in favor of it on Thursday, some citing states' rights as the reason for their vote in favor, despite the resolution being about federal land

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THE PERFECT PET
#kitty #cutenessoverload #perfectpet
Video via The Dodo

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A LITTLE LOVE GOES A LONG WAY
#lifechanger #alittlelovegoesalongway

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BLESS YOU!
😂😂😂😂

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AND THE BABY SITTER OF THE YEAR GOES TO....
#babysitter #babyrocker #lol #cutenessoverload

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Will you stay still?!
#squirrel #labrador #roundandround #lol #animalhumor

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Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India is one of the world’s most important wildlife sanctuaries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It currently hosts two-thirds of the planet’s Indian rhinoceroses, whose population numbers are increasingly threatened by poaching and habitat destruction.

There are plenty of methods groups employ to put off poachers, including the presence of armed guards. As revealed by a new BBC documentary, however, Kaziranga rangers don’t just display a show of force – they take things a step further and shoot trespassers on sight.

This sounds quite morally compromised, but you can’t argue with the results. Despite the fact that the Black Market value of just 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of rhino horn is between $60,000 and $300,000, and that demand has never been higher, the Indian rhinoceros is definitely flourishing in Kaziranga.

The operation at this particular sanctuary is one of the most high-tech in the world, featuring a militarized ranger force armed with effective weaponry, surveillance drones, wire traps, and motion sensors. It’s clear that the regional government takes great pride in their ability to protect their vulnerable animal species where other authorities around the world have failed to do so.

As highlighted by The Conversation, over 20 poachers met their maker at the business end of a ranger’s rifle in 2015 alone. The more poachers killed, the fewer rhinos poached – the data seems to supports this.

However, the BBC’s investigation found evidence of the rangers acting somewhat beyond the boundaries of the law, and it’s possible that some of the poacher killings were unnecessary – and were certainly extra-judicial.

Should rangers have the ability to act as judge, jury, and executioner to those that threaten the Indian rhinoceros, or should there be more oversight?

Read more - http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/national-park-rangers-licence-kill-poachers/

#kaziranganationalpark #india #indianrhino #rangers #licensetokill

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KENYA - In a land as parched as Kenya's Tsavo West National Park, no visitor arrives with more fanfare than the water man.

That would be Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua. And when he rumbles down the dusty road bearing some 3,000 gallons of fresh water, the elephants, buffalo, antelope and zebras come running.

They've come to know the water man by the rumble of his engine. And his lifesaving cargo. "There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans," Mwalua tells us. "If we don't help them, they will die." _
https://www.thedodo.com/water-man-kenya-animals-2263728686.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share
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#waterislife #drought #kenya #preciouswater

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#Repost @paulhiltonphoto
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World Pangolin Day, let's protect them not make them into pills! Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the reason why the Pangolin numbers are plummeting across the world. These pills are sold across Indonesia to treat a variety of skin conditions. Looking at the ingredients on the packaging the pangolin scales need to be mixed with turtle and snake to be effective. If anyone has any views on this please enlighten me. Enough is enough. We can't keep treating our fellow earthlings like this, they provide so many services for us, without them we will not survive it's as simple as that. Protect these endangered species. Our lives depend on it.

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#Repost @tpw_foundation

Happy? World Pangolin Day ❤️ Pangolins, often called “scaly anteaters,” are covered in tough, overlapping scales. These burrowing mammals eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. Eight different pangolin species can be found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Poaching for illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss have made these incredible creatures one of the most endangered groups of mammals in the world. Source: savepangolins.org (Photo Cred: Fredric and Elyane Jacquet) #tpwf #worldpangolinday

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PiktureMaker

ANOTHER BUNCH OF BRAINLESS MORONS! wtf did you expect?! THIS IS A WILD ANIMAL NOT A PUSSYCAT!!

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CAT AND FISH ARE FRIENDS? 😧😯🙊
That's a paradox!!

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HILARIOUS KITTY 🐱 😄
By his vocalization you can tell he's enjoying the taste tremendously
#totalenjoyment #kittensofinstagram #yumyumyum

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JUMP ROPE PUP
#brazilghetto #streetkids

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SOMETIMES THEY HAVE MORE HUMANITY THAN HUMANS.
#thailand #dogsavesbaby

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TALENTED AFRICAN GREY PARROT. These birds have the amazing ability to listen to sounds and 'play' them back. Unfortunately they are dangerously close to extinction due to loss of habitat and the illegal wildlife trade.
#africangreyparrot #talentedbird

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#Repost @happiness4all
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I'm surprised the cat didn't catch the toy fish🐱
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Before people get mad again🤔 The fish is not real, it's a toy.

Video by @tamatamago

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"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.

World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of the mammoth.
They have used DNA from mammoths that were preserved in Arctic permafrost to look for the genes that separated them from elephants, such as those with code for a shaggy coat, big ears and antifreeze blood. 
By splicing the mammoth genes into the genome of an elephant embryo, the team believe they can recreate a mammoth-elephant hybrid, which would have all the recognisable features of a mammoth. 
Lab tests have already shown that cells function normally with mammoth and elephant DNA and the scientists now have ambitious plans to grow a mammoth embryo within an artificial womb rather than recruit a female elephant as a surrogate mother.
Since starting the project in 2015, the researchers have increased the number of “edits” where mammoth DNA has been spliced into the elephant genome from 15 to 45.
Professor George Church, who heads the Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival team, said: “We’re working on ways to evaluate the impact of all these edits and basically trying to establish embryogenesis in the lab.
“The list of edits affects things that contribute to the success of elephants in cold environments. We already know about ones to do with small ears, sub-cutaneous fat, hair and blood, but there are others that seem to be positively selected.”
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Read more - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/16/harvard-scientists-pledge-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-extinction/

#woolymammoth #backfromextinction #wtf #jurrasicpark #scifi
#manplayinggodagain

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ALL DOGS LOVE PLAYING WITH BALLS...some can contain their excitement...some can't!
#pitbulls #iloveplayingwithballs #ballsarefuntoplaywith #mmmballs #eyespoppingout #drool #cantcontaintheexcitement

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#Repost @thedodo

This little goat was the size of a potato when she was born — now she's 1 and SO grown up. 🎂 🐐 #goatsofig #farmlife #rescueanimal (📹: @jukinmedia, @catskill_animal_sanctuary)

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#Repost @unitedforwildlife
Pangolins are such amazing creatures, but unfortunately they are the world's most trafficked mammal. The illegal wildlife trade is a threat to many animals worldwide.
Find out why wildlife is traded illegally & the impact of this with our free online course http://bit.ly/iwtcourse #worthmorealive #conservation #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotography #unitedforwildlife #wildlife #pangolin #pangolins #pangolinfact #illegalwildlifetrade #worldpangolinday

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#Repost @vox_silentii
@Regrann from @shereen_gws - #Repost/Follow👉 @vegantake0ver 💙
We waste so much land, water and natural resources when we raise animals to eat. It also pollutes the environment beyond belief. It's completely unsustainable.
Land

Raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and land used to grow feed crops) now uses a staggering 30% of the Earth’s land mass. (Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, a 2006 report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)
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Seven football fields’ worth of land is bulldozed every minute to create more room for farmed animals and the crops that feed them. (The Smithsonian Institution)
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Of all the agricultural land in the U.S., 80% is used to raise animals for food and grow grain to feed them—that’s almost half the total land mass of the lower 48 states (“Major Uses of Land in the United States” by Marlow Vesterby and Kenneth S. Krupa)
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Food

In the U.S., 70% of the grain grown is fed to animals on feedlots (“Plants, Genes, and Agriculture” by Jones and Bartlet)
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It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat. (The Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat by Mark Gold and Jonathon Porritt). Fish on fish farms must be fed 5 pounds of wild-caught fish to produce one pound of farmed fish flesh (“The Food Revolution” by John Robbins)
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The world’s cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people—more than the entire human population on Earth (“The Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat” by Mark Gold and Jonathon Porritt)
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Animals raised for food produce approximately 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population and animal farms pollute our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. Run-offs of animal waste, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics are contributing to dead zones in coastal areas, degradation of coral reef and health problems. (The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). #Vegantakeover #GoVegan #PlantCodes=> follow @vox_silentii

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Once again, due to amazing and powerful community support we have reached our target and Nellie and her unborn calf is now safe.
The collective effort we have seen from so many wonderful people to make this happen, is simply unbelievable and inspiring!

Some special thanks go to Sharon Joyce, World Animal News and End Extinction International for giving us a voice and platform for Nellie.
Our sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to all the amazing donors that put their trust in us and supported the campaign to secure ownership of Nellie and her calf.

We would also like to thank Katie Cleary, President of World Animal News & Peace 4 Animal for their financial support.
A huge thank you also goes to Duffy for her help and assistance with this amazing project that will ensure that Nellie and her calf has a bright future ahead of them.

The good news is that Nellie's rescue will commence towards the end of March 2017 so please do keep watching out for updates.

In the meantime, Nellie's story begins here and the SanWild and Wild Africa teams are still working on raising additional funding to pay for Nellie’s capture, transportation, transit insurance, pregnancy care and ongoing veterinary support as well as a rhino habitat suitability report that is a requirement for releasing rescued rhinos back to the wild to ensure their ongoing wellbeing in Intensive Protection Zones.
So please do stay connected and keep up your amazing support.
You ARE making such an enormous contribution to the lives of these vulnerable and critically endangered animals.

Courtesy of Louise Joubert
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🙏🏼thank you is simply not enough.

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NRA PERSUADES CONGRESS TO LEGALISE KILLING OF BEAR CUBS IN WILDLIFE REFUGES!

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to legalize the killing of black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to legalize the killing of black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. “Alaska’s extreme predator control policies lack scientific support, contravene conservation mandates on national wildlife refuges and defy traditional wildlife management principles,” said Jenny Keatinge, federal lands policy analyst with Defenders of Wildlife. “H.J. Res. 69 would cede federal management of iconic wildlife to the state’s misguided program on over 76 million acres of national wildlife refuges that belong to all Americans.”
“Alaska’s extreme predator control policies lack scientific support, contravene conservation mandates on national wildlife refuges and defy traditional wildlife management principles,” said Jenny Keatinge, federal lands policy analyst with Defenders of Wildlife. “H.J. Res. 69 would cede federal management of iconic wildlife to the state’s misguided program on over 76 million acres of national wildlife refuges that belong to all Americans.”
Safari Club International, a group that has been criticized by both sportsmen and animals rights groups for advocating “canned” or captive hunting and elite trophy hunting, joined the NRA in pushing Congress to overturn the Fair Chase rule. In a letter to House members, the groups claimed the rule preempts the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s authority on national wildlife refuges.
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Read more - https://thinkprogress.org/congress-legalized-killing-bear-cubs-in-refuges-9ca5d3ae3929#.jk00e84iv

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(Turn up the volume 🔊🔊)
THERE'S A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS...LISTEN (with your heart)
Filmed at Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve - Botswana.
Courtesy of Great Plains Conservation.
#elephantrumble #botswana #underthemoon #listenwithyourheart

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