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Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending


Photograph by Animal Defenders International

Hoover the tiger will be sent from Peru to Florida on Friday after spending more than a grim decade with a traveling circus.

Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending
By Laurel Neme
PUBLISHED April 21, 2016

Alongside crates of asparagus, Hoover the tiger will be airlifted Friday from Peru to Florida, where he’ll settle into a new home in Tampa after a lifetime of suffering.

Hoover has spent his entire nearly 12 years performing tricks with a traveling circus in Peru. His harrowing journey to a new life reads like a bestselling thriller. The plot line—Operation Spirit of Freedom—was conceived by Jan Creamer and Tim Philips, co-founders of Animal Defenders International (ADI), a U.K.-based organization dedicated to stopping animal abuse and saving animals in distress...

An eight-hour standoff with Circo Koreander followed, leading to the rescue of Mufasa the mountain lion, who had been chained to the back of a truck for 20 years...

After being nursed back to health, Mufasa was released last November in Peru’s Taricaya Ecological Reserve, in the Amazon rain forest. One month later he died from kidney failure and other age-related problems. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160421-tiger-hoover-circus-rescue/ Abused Circus Tiger Gets Fairy-Tale Ending


It’s frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Although extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day [1]. It could be a scary future indeed, with as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century.

Unlike past mass extinctions, caused by events like asteroid strikes, volcanic eruptions, and natural climate shifts, the current crisis is almost entirely caused by us — humans. In fact, 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and global warming. Because the rate of change in our biosphere is increasing, and because every species’ extinction potentially leads to the extinction of others bound to that species in a complex ecological web, numbers of extinctions are likely to snowball in the coming decades as ecosystems unravel.

Species diversity ensures ecosystem resilience, giving ecological communities the scope they need to withstand stress. Thus while conservationists often justifiably focus their efforts on species-rich ecosystems like rainforests and coral reefs — which have a lot to lose — a comprehensive strategy for saving biodiversity must also include habitat types with fewer species, like grasslands, tundra, and polar seas — for which any loss could be irreversibly devastating. And while much concern over extinction focuses on globally lost species, most of biodiversity’s benefits take place at a local level, and conserving local populations is the only way to ensure genetic diversity critical for a species’ long-term survival.

In the past 500 years, we know of approximately 1,000 species that have gone extinct, from the woodland bison of West Virginia and Arizona’s Merriam’s elk to the Rocky Mountain grasshopper, passenger pigeon and Puerto Rico’s Culebra parrot — but this doesn’t account for thousands of species that disappeared before scientists had a chance to describe them [4]. Nobody really knows how many species are in danger of becoming extinct. Noted conservation scientist David Wilcove estimates that there are 14,000 to 35,000 endangered species in the United States, which is 7 to 18 percent of U.S. flora and fauna. The IUCN has assessed roughly 3 percent of described species and identified 16,928 species worldwide as being threatened with extinction, or roughly 38 percent of those assessed. In its latest four-year endangered species assessment, the IUCN reports that the world won’t meet a goal of reversing the extinction trend toward species depletion by 2010??? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160421-tiger-hoover-circus-rescue/

Did your pet die recently? Progressives can have their "sign of the times" like religious zealots, can't we? I am asking the rather sizable (Nazi-type, volunteer Freeper and a bunch of professional, international trolls, not those silly Trump-trolls this OP will allow FBI agents to begin investigating for terrorism, hate-crimes, the RICO act etc.) I am asking really wealthy educated people if they think humans can adapt to far less oxygen quickly. If God is comey, he should be here by now... I don't think Homo Sapiens can dodge this bullet!
Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Thu May 26, 2016, 09:09 PM (23 replies)

Without internet or TV, villagers did not realize their "Fallen Angel" went viral

Excited villagers thought they had been blessed by an 'angel from heaven' after doll washes up on a beach in Indonesia – only to discover it was an inflatable SEX TOY!

The discovery in March came a day after a solar eclipse swept across the area, a deeply spiritual experience in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. This led superstitious locals to believe the two events were linked.

Villagers gave the 'angel' a fresh change of clothes and new Muslim headscarf to wear every day and pictures showed it sitting up in a chair and accompanying locals on a boat trip (above)

Police decided to investigate after becoming concerned the increasing excitement about the 'angel' could lead to unrest – and soon punctured the theory.

'We were hearing many stories, such as that the "fallen angel" was crying when she was discovered,' said police chief Heru Pramukarno.

'When our officers arrived they saw that the "fallen angel" was (not) just a doll, it was a sex toy.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570702/Excited-villagers-thought-blessed-angel-heaven-doll-washes-beach-Indonesia-discover-inflatable-SEX-TOY.html#ixzz48rasPzzR
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Posted by Jeffersons Ghost | Mon May 16, 2016, 07:23 PM (21 replies)
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