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Life as such [05 May 2012|02:53pm]

wolf78
[ mood | I feel like crap ]

I head to the kwick e mart to get something to eat when I find this:

 

I get incredibly saddened due to the fact I cannot take him home and risk being kicked out for not paying the extra pet fee required each month.

 

I pray a kind soul finds him and gives him a good home.

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[04 Dec 2009|11:10am]

weev
[cross-posted]

On the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha ('Feast of the Sacrifice'), Muslims rejoice for the descending of the pilgrims back down to the earth. While Ramadan is a time of suffering and lack, where Muslims gouge themselves new wounds and cover themselves with blood in the streets after long fasting, Eid al-Adha is a time of fullness. A dark part of it, not frequently talked about with Westerners, is the torture and murder of innocent horses.

The justification for the torture and murder of innocent horses is contained within Volume 3, Book 47, Number 744 of the Sahih Bukhari Hadeeths:
One day I was sitting with some of the Prophet's companions on the way to Mecca. Allah's Apostle was ahead of us. All of my companions were in the state of Ihram while I was a non-Muhrim. They saw an onager while I was busy repairing my shoes, so they did not tell me about it but they wished I had seen it. By chance I looked up and saw it. So, I turned to the horse, saddled it and rode on it, forgetting to take the spear and the whip. I asked them if they could hand over to me the whip and the spear but they said, 'No, by Allah, we shall not help you in that in any way.' I became angry and got down from the horse, picked up both the things and rode the horse again. I attacked the onager and slaughtered it, and brought it (after it had been dead). They took it (cooked some of it) and started eating it, but they doubted whether it was allowed for them to eat it or not, as they were in the state of Ihram. So, we proceeded and I hid with me one of its fore-legs. When we met Allah's Apostle and asked him about the case, he asked, 'Do you have a portion of it with you?' I replied in the affirmative and gave him that fleshy fore-leg which he ate completely while he was in the state of Ihram.
Unlike the Judeo-Christian methods of animal slaughter which place utmost importance upon ensuring the animal suffers as little as possible, the ritual sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is exceptionally brutal, even compared to commercial slaughterhouse standards. Though the Hadiths specifically mention a 'whip and spear', the practicality has determined a new method for conducting this ceremony. A shafra (a ritual arab knife) is used to messily half-behead the horse. The horse lays there in agony, and you can see the fear in its eyes as it remains there slowly bleeding to death, blood gushing as its throat muscles writhe in panic and desperation.

Don't believe me? There are videos of this sort of thing, though I must warn you that this contains potentially triggering images of blood, gore and animal suffering. I know that it caused me to break down in tears:
http://theync.com/media.php?name=11966-horrific-pre-feast

Whenever a discussion of Islam comes up all those who love the animal kingdom have a duty to say the truth:

Islam's founders tortured and murdered horses.
To this day, Muslim adherents torture and murder horses.
Religions whose traditions include horse-torture have no place in the free world.


There is plenty of other disgusting stuff about horses (and slaves, and all sorts of other beasts) in the Hadiths. They explicitly mention that no charity is ever owed to a horse or a slave. So remember, when we go and invade Muslim countries, we aren't just doing it to spread freedom and democracy, or protect our nation from terror. We are doing it to prevent horses from being tortured to death.

God bless America. Which way, Western man?

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So. Calif. Pet page. [24 Nov 2009|11:57pm]

unstresst2

PETS: San Bernardino, CA.

San Bernardino, California Pet Help. Pet Rescue. Pet Adoption. Pet Fostering. Lost Pets. Found Pets. Dog Play Dates. Feral Cats. http://petssanbernardino.weebly.com/

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the cove exposed [02 Sep 2009|07:10pm]

sweptaway
Today is September 1st, the first day of the dolphin slaughter season in Japan. But when I arrived today by bus from Kansai Airport with media representatives from all over the world, the notorious Cove from the movie was empty. There were no dolphin killers in sight.

So today is a very good day for dolphins!

I vowed to be back in Taiji when the dolphin killing began. I've often been here alone, or accompanied by a few environmentalists. Sometimes, I was able to talk a major media organization into sending someone.

But the people of Japan never learned about the dolphin slaughter, because none of the media in Japan (with the exception of the excellent Japan Times) have ever sent reporters to the killing Cove. Until today!

When I got off the bus at The Cove this afternoon, I was accompanied by my son Lincoln O'Barry's film crew, a crew from Associated Press, Der Spiegel (the largest magazine in Germany), and the London Independent.

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fight to save the taiji dolphins [31 Aug 2009|08:01pm]

sweptaway


23,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji, Japan for meat. They force the migrating dolphins to the beach by banging hammers. The sound is painful to the dolphins and they slowly make a line of boats to push them to the beach. As soon as they are netted trainers from various zoos (think Sea World) come out and choose the dolphins they want to perform. The rest are huddled into a cove, away from the public eye where they are stabbed over and over with spears.

The ironic part of this is no one in Japan even likes dolphin meat because dolphins are like toxic waste sites. They are mercury infested and it can cause things like blindness and memory loss. What they do is disguise it by labeling it as whale meat.

At the International Whaling Commission, they tried to fight this, but Japan is bribing smaller and impoverished countries to vote with them.

If you can tell just one other person about this, it would be great. I know there's nothing I can do about it here in Arizona, but I can tell you guys and you can tell other people so we aren't walking around in ignorance. It's so important. It really is.

This post is inspired by seeing this movie: http://thecovemovie.com/

If you get a chance, see it.

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[09 May 2009|03:13pm]

ruderod
Went to SeaWorld San Diego. The shamu/orca show was amazing. An four ton animal that can move 35 mph in the water. Incredible. Seaworld is great entertainment and education for the little ones. I am not so certain about their education department. Its tough to say whether keeping giants like this in captivity is a good thing. I would be a little happier if Seaworld tried harder to educate people about the Orcas. The seaworld.com website has like no information on the orcas, not easy to find anyway. If Seaworld doesn't educate the public, then they need to stop raising Orcas. I understand they are learning a huge amount about these mammals. . .and that helps the wild ones. But still, who says they have the right to buy up these living beings and use them as circus stunt animals? They are intelligent and have family, yet like free willy, many of the animals where captured and sold to the highest bidder.

If you want find out the story on Orcas in captivity, including free willy story, the internet is your guide through the heart breaking stories of these great animals and the humans who have raised them.

And keep this in mind:
"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we have been taught."
-Baba Diom.


Here are some links to the Orcas.

Sad story of Keiko, the free willy orca:
http://www.orcanetwork.org/captivity/keikostory.html

Blog about many issues with Orcas. Much information about the several attacks on humans, and the one lady trainer killed by an orca.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1179473/posts?q=1&;page=51









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Give away on my blog! - and Gem's operation [08 May 2009|02:43pm]

elizas_art
I have a give away on my blog at http://elvenhair.blogspot.com/

I also have a sale on at Etsy - I have to raise money for Gem's operation. You can read about it on my blog as well.


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[21 Mar 2009|11:29pm]

sweptaway
Hello all! I wanted to let you know that I've made a new community.

hsiandhsus

I couldn't find any Humane Society International or Humane Society of the United States communities so I decided to make one. Everything/anything related to issues covered by the Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States. I'll update with videos, articles, and information for where you can take action. Knowledge is power and I hope to see you there.

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Maggie's first time at sheep [15 Mar 2009|05:32pm]

unstresst2

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[01 Mar 2009|11:31am]

ruderod
I watched "Ax-men" this morning on HDTV. They talked about the loss of jobs. . .I did a little research, it seems the unemployment in logging there is massive. I read it is partly related to the housing downturn, and also China is not buying paper products like they where. Basically the world economy is slowing down, and it's effecting them big time.
As for the show, it seemed to show the human side of logging, and you could see clearcut forests in the background. Do they talk about the little birds and animals that live in the trees? Probably not.
Do they talk about how humans get knees all screwed up, and hurt backs, even though they are using big machines to log? Oh yes. It seems a tough business and I liked the show. At minimum Ax-men gives people a refresher on where wood comes from, whether it is toilet paper or your new couch. It all comes from trees, and we all need to be aware of the consequences. Timber is a renewable resource ONLY if done correctly. And usually production exceeds renewal. Which means we lose forests faster than they regrow.

http://www.dailyastorian.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=398&ArticleID=58595&TM=69307.48

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[04 Jan 2009|03:37pm]

takemetothewind
[ mood | anxious ]

 Hi everyone! I just had a quick question, I am about to take my 6 year old cat that I adopted last month to her first vet vist with me. What should I expect from the vet? What shots do I need to get for her? Heart worm medicine? What should I expect to pay? Thank you!

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The Laughing Shih Tzu's say HAVE A Great Holiday tomorow! [24 Dec 2008|11:02pm]

beasts_unicorns
Merry Christmas or Season Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah,a Cool Yule! Took some pics of the crew plus the puppies puppies (the four that are left)

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BTW, Do you realze how hard it is to get them to sit still?

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baby bear [19 Dec 2008|10:41pm]

unstresst2

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Halloween pictures! [10 Nov 2008|09:10am]

beasts_unicorns
Well, the girls did dress up for halloween and entered a costume contest and had tons of pictures taken of them, problem... I can't find them! in the papers there are line up pictures and I have pictures of the dogs to the left and right of me. I'm not mad, actualy I find it pretty funny.

But anyway, I redressed the girls in thier costumes yesterday and took some pictures

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Silly little animal game... [18 Sep 2008|07:09pm]

kirin76
I thought some of you might get a kick out of this game I play. Its brand new. You create and breed fantastically colored ponies made of light. Part of the game is getting other people to click on your pony to help you be able to make more horses. Unlike the dragon game, in this one, breeding different colored horses will help you make new colors. Its quite silly, but its free. :) So check it out! Here's my first horse, Snicker Doodle!

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Man Befriends Crow [28 Jul 2008|09:54am]

whysper

Hey Guys,

My name is Whysper and I am new to your group, so for an introduction, I thought I would share a video I came across just this morning.

They say it's a Raven in the video, but I am pretty sure that lovely black bird is a crow - close enough though ;)

Enjoy!

P.S. it's long, but cute. 



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For you pet lovers... [26 Jul 2008|01:14pm]

kirin76
Not my cat, but my parent's cat had to spend the last few days in hospital. She was refusing to eat and loosing weight and she had a fever. So my parent's took her to the local vet. They xrayed and did some tests and told my parents to take Squeeky to the University Vet in Providence. Turns out she had been eating the scoopable cat box filler! It got stuck in her intestines. They had to surgerically remove it but apparently she is doing much better and my dad is picking her up today.

I think my dad is seriously considering switching to Feline Pine or Yesterday News now. He didn't even realize you could buy something other than scoopable cat litter.

If you are not aware of this, you should be: They DO make cat box fillers out of products other than clay!

Scoopable cat litter is made from strip-mined clay and the dust from it can be harmful to people and pets. As my dad found out the heart-breaking and wallet-busting way, if your cat ingests the scoopable cat box filler, it can have disastorous consquences!

I personally use Feline Pine. It does work like the label says. It does a pretty good job of absorbing the smell. Just be prepared if you have more than one cat, to empty it more often than the reccommended two weeks. It is however, the same price or cheaper than the scoopable cat litter depending on where you buy it.

I have also tried Perfect Litter. This stuff is amazing and great if you have a cat that is prone to urinary issues, because it really does change colors if your cat is dehydrated or stressed giving you a heads up before it gets to the point of no return. (This happened to be what I had in the cat box when my kitty came home from spaying. The first day she was home it turned light pink. In a day or two it was back to normal color). It is however, a bit more expensive and you can only get it through the website.

I have also seen in the store, but not tried myself, Yesterday News made by Purina. It is made from recycled newspapers. It is the same or cheaper than clay-based scoopable litter as well.

I think one of the other great things about these products is they are made from renewable resources. In other words, they are more green than clay-based litter. So for the health of your pet (and the sake of your wallet), give them a shot!

x-posted a bit.

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Social networking---Pet reaated [22 Jun 2008|03:40pm]

unstresst2
Social networking---Pet reaated

http://www.zootoo.com/myzootoo/

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Other pet links:

Tonz-o-pet related links:

http://www.gadzoo.com/gadzoo2/petshome.aspx

Your most troubling, puzzling pet question is most likely found with answers here:--[pages and pages worth of Q and A]

http://www.gadzoo.com/pe/gadzoo2/ArticleList.aspx?id=205

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[11 Jun 2008|09:15pm]

kirin76


Check out this totally awesome sim game! You can show and breed horses and ponies. I have been playing for over a year and it is one of the most mature games I have tried. Check it out!

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[02 Jun 2008|05:10pm]

kirin76
Check out these really cool online equine simulation games I play!

StockHorseCorp.Com

Hunt & Jump Inc: Virtual Horse Game

x-posted a bit.

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