Reward offered to identify Mojave burro killer

August 30, 2019 by  
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A total of 42 wild burros from the Clark Mountain Herd Area in the Mojave Desert in California have been found shot to death since May in what officials declare as one of the largest killings of its kind on land overlooked by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Currently, BLM and animal rights groups have pooled their funds to offer nearly $60,000 in reward money to find the guilty party. “The cruelty involved in shooting these burros and leaving them to die warrants prosecution to the fullest extent of the law,” BLM’s Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Perry Pendley said in a statement Wednesday . “We thank the animal welfare groups for adding their voices to those organizations who value these iconic symbols of the West.” Related: Trail use by outdoor enthusiasts is driving out an elk herd in Colorado BLM spokesperson Sarah Webster told the Washington Post that many of the slain burros appear to have been shot from a distance with a rifle aimed at their necks. Victims include both adult burros and foals who were innocently drinking from a water hole when the killer struck. The Platero Project— a collaboration between the BLM and the Humane Society of the US (HSUS)— has offered $32,500 in reward money. Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, American Wild Horse Campaign, Return to Freedom and The Cloud Foundation have also contributed to the fund, plus additional donations by both BLM and HSUS independent of Platero. Originally from North Africa, burros were first introduced to North America by the Spanish but wound up wild when they wandered off, were set free by dejected miners or survived their prospector owners. After finding a home in the desert land of Southern California, the wild burro populations grew exponentially, doubling every four to five years. By the 1950s the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals intervened due to excessive killings and called upon the government to enact proper legislation for their protection. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act has protected them against animal cruelty and animal abuse since 1971, charging anyone caught harming, capturing or killing a burro with fines up to $2,000 or a year in prison. If apprehended, the offender responsible for the 42 burro deaths can face up to 42 years in prison. Via Ecowatch Image via BLM

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How Safe Is Your Food?

February 1, 2019 by  
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one … The post How Safe Is Your Food? appeared first on Earth911.com.

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The number of pregnant women with Zika in the US just tripled

May 23, 2016 by  
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on May 20th that the number of pregnant women in the US with Zika virus is now three times higher than previously thought. The cases have jumped from 48 to 157, although the agency claims that it’s aware of less than a dozen babies or fetuses who’ve actually suffered from birth defects due to the infection. However, since most of the pregnancies are ongoing, that number will likely climb. An additional 122 cases in pregnant women have also…

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Experimental HIV Prevention Injections are 100% Effective in Monkeys

March 5, 2014 by  
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Image via Shutterstock New studies conducted on monkeys show that an antiretroviral injection called GSK744 could provide protection against HIV infection in humans. Two separate studies found that monkeys who received monthly injections of the experimental drug were 100% protected from simian HIV. If the results can be replicated in humans, the drug may prove a major breakthrough in preventing the spread of AIDS . Read the rest of Experimental HIV Prevention Injections are 100% Effective in Monkeys Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aids , AIDS treatment , antiretroviral drugs , antiretroviral therapy , Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr , gsk744 , hiv , HIV prevention , monkey studies        

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Dutch Students Design Revolutionary Solar Power ‘Skins’ for Historic Homes in the Netherlands

March 5, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Dutch Students Design Revolutionary Solar Power ‘Skins’ for Historic Homes in the Netherlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Architecture , Delft University of Technology , dutch row houses , home renovation , netherland energy design , Pret-a-Loger , Solar Decathlon 2014 , solar decathlon designs , Solar Panel Skins , solar renovation , solar shades        

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Cassandra Verity Green Draws Criticism for Fishbowl Handbags

August 17, 2013 by  
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Designer Cassandra Verity Green caused quite a stir at the Central Saint Martins fashion show when she unveiled a line of perspex fishbowl backpacks and purses. The  Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  wasn’t having any of it. “While we understand that a graduate fashion show is about grabbing attention and headlines, we do have concerns that using a living creature to create a novel or unusual accessory encourages people to see them as replaceable ornaments, rather than living creatures in need of care and commitment,” said a RSPCA spokeswoman  in a statement . What’s your opinion on using living fish as accessories? Head over to Ecouterre to take a poll. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cassandra Verity Green , Central Saint Martins , Fashion , fashion show , fish purse , goldfish , purse        

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Should Breast Cancer Awareness Turn to Prevention?

October 16, 2010 by  
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A page from ‘ State of the Evidence ‘ shows the difficulty of linking risks to causes for breast cancer. Courtesy Breast Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , and you’re likely to see pink ribbons along with fall colors, as groups raise money for breast cancer research and emphasize the importance of early detection.

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Could Mushrooms Take the Place of Styrofoam?

October 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Sara Novak As Styrofoam begins to cover our planet in the same way that it has long covered our consumer products, innovative thinkers like Eben Bayer are looking for responsible materials that don’t require fossil fuels and more easily biodegrade. Could mushrooms be the answer?

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Vuvuzela Recycling Competition Gives New Life to South Africa’s Favorite Noisemakers

October 16, 2010 by  
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Submitted ideas for recycling vuvuzelas include (L to R) a portable water filter , a Christmas tree , and a cheese grater . Images via WoZela! . For better or worse, they provided the soundtrack to the World Cup 2010 matches in South Africa, generating an..

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Brave the Cold in Earthtec Winter Outerwear (Photos)

October 16, 2010 by  
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Earthtec Tuperlo Hooded Jacket. Photo: Earthtec Brrr …soon it will be necessary to wrap up in a winter coat before braving the great outdoors. Earthtec apparel has just come out with a men’s and women’s activewear collection of jackets and hoodies, made from post consumer recycled water bottles (PET) and organic cotton, at reasonable price points

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