Game of Throne fans are buying and dumping Huskies at a phenomenal rate

August 9, 2017 by  
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After viewing episodes of the highly-anticipated HBO show Game of Thrones , fans have been seeking out and adopting Husky pups in droves, according to a report by the San Francisco Gate . Unfortunately, most are ill-equipped to care for the high-spirited dogs, which are being abandoned at a phenomenal rate. Reportedly, a tell-tale sign of Huskies being adopted by fans of the show is that they are oftentimes named after characters. Additionally, a British animal charity reported a 700 percent increase in abandoned Huskies by 2014, while two Bay area husky rescue facilities — Northern California Sled Dog Rescue and Bay Area Siberian Husky Club — reported similar spikes in the dogs’ abandonment. President of NorSled Angelique Miller said, “These people, they watch these shows and think how cool these dogs are. People can’t even tell the difference between a husky and a wolf because they’re always asking us at adoption fairs if these dogs are wolves — and it’s clearly a husky. They’re just following the trend of what they think is cute.” Related: Winter is Coming: 6 Game of Thrones-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes to Brighten Cold Days It is thought that fans are abandoning the dogs more than any other breed because Huskies’ coats require weekly maintenance, they can’t be left alone with small animals, and they require regular exercise . As Salon reports, this isn’t the first time popular culture has had a negative impact on animals. After “Finding Nemo” was released, for example, sales of clown fish skyrocketed . At the same time, reports sprang up of children flushing the fish down the toilet so they could be freed to the ocean (a plan promoted in the movie). And, after “Harry Potter” became a success, owls — like the Huskies — were adopted in a frenzy and then abandoned at an astonishing pace. The only way to reverse this tragic trend is for consumers to be informed about various animals’ needs. In regard to the Husky-purchasing trend,  Game of Thrones  fans need to know they are very dissimilar from the wolves featured on the show – and they require a lot of care. Via Salon , San Francisco Gate Images via Pixabay, Flickr

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Human Waste Dumped into Oceans Harms Coral, New Study Reveals

October 9, 2011 by  
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Dead coral, Elbow Reef, Key Largo, Florida. Credit: HalBrindley.com Elkhorn coral is endangered. And it’s being threatened by us, as in humans, and what we flush down the toilet. A recent study published in the journal PLoS One says that human sewage is largely responsible for a disease which is killing off elkhorn coral in Florida. It’s called white pox disease, and at least one scientist argues that the problem goes far beyond the Sunshine State, and is likely contributing to coral decline worldwide. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How To Offset Half of All Airline Carbon Emissions With Human Urine (Video)

October 21, 2010 by  
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Our de facto senior humanure correspondent, Sami Grover, has written a number of times on how we’ve both created a huge mess by mixing our excrement with water in sewage systems and Ihow we’re flushing down the toilet an amazingly …

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Buenos Aires renovation has clever use of space, recycled materials

October 21, 2010 by  
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Photos: Albano Garcia for Pop Arq . Argentineans are known for making much with little, and this is true in architecture as well. The PH is a local typology of small houses aligned in long and narrow lots, which provides the feeling of a home with some aspects of apartments

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August 23, 2010 by  
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If you’re um, passionate about pregnancy and disease prevention, you’ll be interested to learn that February is National Condom Month in the United States. Taking a cue from The American Social Health Association (ASHA), which has designated February as the official month to educate folks about condoms, we’d like to remind you sexy green readers that condoms should never be flushed down the toilet where they’ll end up in the water system. According to the Ocean Conservancy, condoms, along with certain other types of trash, cover the coral reefs and smother sea grass and other bottom dwellers.

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Elephant Poop Heels: Haute or Hurl?

March 20, 2010 by  
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Sky-high stilettos made from elephant poop – no, we aren’t sh*tting you! We’ve seen footwear made from all kinds of eco-friendly materials , but these babies made by a London artist “INSA,” make them all look pretty ho hum in comparison. The fecal heels were commissioned by the  Tate as part of a series of design “responses” to a recent exhibit by  Chris Ofili – a painter who smeared elephant manure on his controversial 1996 piece,  The Holy Virgin Mary

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