Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues.

November 2022 Forums General discussion Capitalism’s animal holocaust continues.

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    Thomas_More
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    #232120
    Thomas_More
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    Intelligence: our most vaunted prejudice.

    #232210
    Thomas_More
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    “In Montana, as much as 90% of the state’s wolf population is at risk due to a lack of hunting restrictions. In Wisconsin, a spring hunt resulted in double the allowed quota of wolf pups to be murdered.” Friends of the Earth.

    Sleeping mothers with their pups are being slaughtered in their dens.

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    #232212
    alanjjohnstone
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    Cats and the bird holocaust

    Apologies for my continued criticism of pet ownership

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/14/cats-kill-birds-wildlife-keep-indoors

    Researchers estimate this is about 23% of their actual kills, which makes it about 22 kills a year. Multiplied by the number of pet cats, it is clearly a huge number of lives lost. If you compare this with the collective population of native wild predators such as stoats and pine martens, Pirie says, cats “outnumber them something like fivefold”.

    A large 2019 study found that the number of garden birds killed by cats in France and Belgium has increased by more than 50% in 15 years,

    The article does present counter-evidence that cats kill only the weak and sick birdlife.

    #232218
    Thomas_More
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    Grizzly bears are an iconic symbol of North American wilderness once roaming freely across most of the western U.S., from the high plains to the Pacific coast. But now, after much of the native grizzly population has been ELIMINATED, they can only be found in isolated areas, mostly in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

    Meanwhile, as the few remaining bears struggle to survive, these three states bordering Yellowstone National Park are looking to TEAR DOWN grizzly bear protections — giving ruthless trophy hunters free rein to BRUTALIZE these treasured animals without mercy. If that happens, this threatened species could go completely EXTINCT.

    #232237
    Thomas_More
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    Friends of the Earth:

    The news is dire. States like Idaho and Montana are allowing for the brutal hunt of wolves, using cruel methods that are illegal in other states. This could disrupt the already vulnerable wolf population in the states. 

    Idaho has gone so far as to allow private contractors — hired by the state itself — to kill wolves. It even legalized the unlimited slaughter of wolves, subjecting them to chases using hounds, ATV, and snowmobiles — sometimes just to be run over and die in agony.

    #232238
    Thomas_More
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    On the shoulders of the world’s proletariat rests not only the DUTY to save the human race but to save all life on Earth by getting rid of the capitalist system!

    #232260
    alanjjohnstone
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    There are more than 1,000 US-style mega-farms in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including some holding as many as a million animals.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/18/uk-has-more-than-1000-livestock-mega-farms-investigation-reveals

    the UK slaughters 1 billion chickens, 10 million pigs and 2.6 million cattle a year

    #232372
    Thomas_More
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    In Idaho, hunters can murder an UNLIMITED amount of wolves. Montana has just permitted the use of violent methods like CHOKING wolves with neck snares and MAIMING them with leg traps. And Wyoming allows wolves to be RUN OVER by snowmobiles and even for nursing wolf mothers and pups to be INCINERATED in their dens. Gray wolves cannot survive much longer if these inhumane hunting practices continue.

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    Thomas_More
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    #232382
    alanjjohnstone
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    RSPCA has recorded a 24% increase in pets being dumped this year as shelters report they are “drowning in animals” amid the cost of living crisis.

    Workers are being inundated with calls from owners struggling to feed and care for their pets.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/aug/25/rspca-shelters-drowning-in-animals-amid-cost-of-living-crisis

    “We’re now really seeing the issue of the cost of living crisis. People are having to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pets. It’s a horrible situation for a lot of people to be in.”

    #232391
    Thomas_More
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    Manatees have been dying at record numbers. Last year was the WORST EVER for manatees at over 1,101 deaths, and this year we’ve already lost another 631 of these beloved marine animals.

    The cruise ship industry is making it even harder for manatees to survive by contributing to the DESTRUCTION of their sensitive habitats and the ELIMINATION of their primary food source, seagrass. What’s more, profit-driven corporations like Carnival Corp. churn up sand and other toxic contaminants that endanger water quality. (Friends of the Earth).

    #232396
    Thomas_More
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    Alaska’s endangered beluga whale is about to get a new neighbor. Not a new salmon or seabird friend, but a big, terrifying, metal contraption that brings noise, pollution, and the threat of catastrophic oil spills. This is an oil drilling rig — and all it would take is one accident to ruin the gentle beluga’s habitat.

    The Department of Interior is poised to greenlight new drilling leases, including in Cook Inlet — the endangered beluga’s home. But the DOI has not provided impacted communities enough time to voice their opinion.

    Cook Inlet’s watershed is home to 400,000 people — nearly two-thirds of Alaska’s population. And Alaskan natives depend on clean waters and a healthy environment for their subsistence lifestyle. An oil spill would be devastating to local communities. Even barring such a catastrophe, air and water pollution from fossil fuel drilling endangers everyone, especially children and seniors.

    #232403
    Thomas_More
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    Grizzlie bear carcass had over 40 bullet holes.
    Onslaught on grizzlies continues.

    #232406
    alanjjohnstone
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