TRUMP DEFENDS HUNTING ENDANGERED SPECIES
Last edited Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:37 PM - Edit history (1)Teflon Don and his sons robustly defend their big game hunting and boast of numerous endangered elephants, leopards and other animals, they slaughtered in Zimbabwe.
In the next image, we see the son of Teflon Don holding a trophy from an endangered species he slaughtered. Maybe he can bring it to his father, who has small hands. He could stick it down his pants. He'll figure out some way to attract female voters. Don't worry, I bet the Trump boys paid for their trip, by selling the ivory tusks. At least U.S. taxpayers dodged financing a Trump, African hunting expedition, this time.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180201/Trump-defends-big-game-hunting-sons-shamed-Twitter-posing-trophy-kills-including-leopard-elephant-death-Cecil-lion.html#ixzz4AH7l68nn
Importance of polar bears
Polar bears are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. Over thousands of years, polar bears have also been an important part of the cultures and economies of Arctic peoples. Polar bears depend on sea ice for their existence and are directly impacted by climate changeserving as an important indicator species.
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Lots of females who troll for Trump post at Democratic Underground could change their minds, after seeing these real Trump photographs. This thread could actually sway their votes.
How about a few wild, beautiful pictures of endangered species for thread image?
all images courtesy of http://www.worldwildlife.org
That worked out so well for Harry Whittington and Antonin Scalia.
Gotta execute a goodly number of people to show our respect for human life. Same thing with hunting. Gotta kill some animals to show our love of nature.
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I ask you readers is this "uppityperson" attempting to derail my Opening Post?
Anyhow, instead of a bunch a fake exchange touppityperson where I act naive about almost everything, I decided to unveil an image of the Giant Panda...
I see that, again, he has been real uh... 'classy' in responding to you too.
Seriously though, he attacks people in one thread, and creates another that by his own admission as a callout, and he wonders why people doubt his sincerity?
Depending on how you look at it, you could call 15 in this thead a thinly veiled attack against that very same member trying to say that she's just a Trump troll.
Inbred aristocrats remind me of the animal they must find to be complete in the cosmos. Once found, a killer of endangered species merges with this mythical creature in name and approach to existence:
those photos are a tad anger-inducing in me.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
There are still a few of these around; and their horns have no medicinal value.
These are some of the ways members of DU - with a Republican agenda - hide good, Democratic opinions, attitudes and damaging news, on Teflon Don. Revealing hard hitting facts like elephant slaughter instead of meager name slurs really hits the opposition. Name-calling is stooping to a Trump tacktic!
in photo ops.
endangered animals. Don't these morons know that if you kill all of them, there's no way for them to repopulate???
They would probably love the chance to kill the last remaining member of a species. In their sick minds they would consider it a great achievement .
In Hawaii the sea turtles are called honu. I love seeing them when I'm snorkeling.
Invasive Species Control Threatens Endangered Native Birds: The Case of the Iiwi and the Banana Poka
BY SYDNEY ROSS SINGER Its not easy being a native bird in Hawaii. And now, as a result of invasive species control, native bird survival is getting even tougher.
The problem is that certain plant weeds are serving as an important food source for some native birds, which have come to rely on the introduced plants for survival. Kill the weeds, and you starve the birds.
Consider the case of the banana poka (Passiflora mollissima). This relative of the passionfruit, or lilikoi, grows as a vine and produces a delicious fruit, grown commercially in some places. Here in Hawaii, the vine escaped cultivation and entered the forests, where it grows into the canopy of trees. Declared a noxious weed by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, control and eradication efforts have attacked this vine for decades with biocontrol insects, fungus, and herbicides.
While pest controllers comb the forests for banana poka to kill, the native Hawaiian Iiwi bird searches for banana poka to eat. The red plummaged, curve-billed Iiwi bird is now rare on most islands. It is a nectar feeding bird, preferring the ohia and mamane, but also feeding on nonnative species, especially the banana poka. In fact, the banana poka blossoms at a different time of year than the ohia and mamane, providing food for the birds at an important time of shortages. http://www.hawaiireporter.com/invasive-species-control-threatens-endangered-native-birds-the-case-of-the-iiwi-and-the-banana-poka
But when it is breakfast time for a large fish, they realize that size really matters!
Dolphins and porpoises delight us with their playful antics and warm our hearts with their friendly faces. Marine species are the most well-known, but there are several species that live in freshwater rivers. All are air-breathing, warm-blooded mammals that nurse their young. The difference between a dolphin and a porpoise has to do with their appearance: dolphins have longer snouts, bigger mouths, more curved dorsal fins, and longer, leaner bodies than porpoises.
The Trump enablers are almost as bad as Trump.
Polar bears are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their lives on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean. They have a thick layer of body fat and a water-repellant coat that insulates them from the cold air and water. Considered talented swimmers, they can sustain a pace of six miles per hour by paddling with their front paws and holding their hind legs flat like a rudder.
Polar bears spend over 50% of their time hunting for food, but less than 2% of their hunts are successful. Their diet mainly consists of ringed and bearded seals because they need large amounts of fat to survive.
The total polar bear population is divided into 19 units or subpopulations. Of those, the latest data from the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group show that three subpopulations are in decline and that there is a high estimated risk of future decline due to climate change.
Because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the Endangered Species Act in May 200.
Due to Climate Change their status should be upgraded to "endangered." As sea-ice melts, at an alarming rate, polar bears are literally drowning.
This peaceful creature with a distinctive black and white coat is adored by the world and considered a national treasure in China. The panda also has a special significance for WWF because it has been WWF's logo since our founding in 1961.
The rarest member of the bear family, pandas live mainly in bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China, where they subsist almost entirely on bamboo. They must eat from 26 to 84 pounds of it every day, a formidable task for which they use their enlarged wrist bones that function as opposable thumbs.
A newborn panda is about the size of a stick of butterabout 1/900th the size of its motherbut can grow to up to 330 pounds as an adult. These bears are excellent tree climbers despite their bulk.
Please let them accidently step into an elevator shaft with no car.
The largest land mammal on earth, the African elephant weighs up to eight tons. The elephant is distinguished by its massive body, large ears and a long trunk, which has many uses ranging from using it as a hand to pick up objects, as a horn to trumpet warnings, an arm raised in greeting to a hose for drinking water or bathing.
Asian elephants differ in several ways from their African relatives. They are much smaller in size and their ears are straight at the bottom, unlike the large fan-shape ears of the African species. Only some Asian male elephants have tusks. All African elephants, including females, have tusks. Elephants are either left or right-tusked and the one they use more is usually smaller because of wear and tear. The Asian elephant has four toes on the hind foot and five on the forefoot, while the African elephant has three on the hind foot and five on the forefoot.
Led by a matriarch, elephants are organized into complex social structures of females and calves, while male elephants tend to live in isolation. A single calf is born to a female once every 4-5 years and after a gestation period of 22 monthsthe longest of any mammal. These calves stay with their mothers for years and are also cared for by other females in the group.
The two species of elephantsAfrican and Asianneed extensive land to survive. Roaming in herds and consuming hundreds of pounds of plant matter in a single day, both species of elephant require extensive amounts of food, water and space. As a result, these large mammals place great demands on the environment and often come into conflict with people in competition for resources.
Simply because I know many specific habits and threats to these endangered animals, does not mean ALL my readers are familiar with their precarious status. For example, diet is an issue with Panda Bears, because it is limited to a few, increasingly rare plants.
I can't write anymore. My eyes are filling with tears.