I was in Lebanon, where there have been a lot of demonstrations in the last few months. I was in some private zoos in Lebanon's south where the animals are suffering, so we're supporting them with food and medicine preparation and we hope in the near future we can move these animals to a safe place. In the end there is no food for the animals, no funding, and no medicine. Sure, humans are suffering due to the political or economic situation but animals are also suffering. And currently a Four Paws is active in Australia with the bushfires, trying to find the best way to support the animals there. … [Read more...] about The vet who rescues animals from war zones
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The native Australian marsupial was already an endangered species due to land clearing, deforestation and climate change, with their habitats decreasing again due to the fires. … [Read more...] about Incredibly rare fluorescent pink slugs that live on just one mountaintop survive devastating bushfires that wiped out one billion animals
The livestock toll is expected to climb after fires tore through southern NSW over the weekend, with dozens of dead livestock seen lining the road into Batlow. … [Read more...] about Devastating video shows shattered farmers burying hundreds of their dead animals in mass graves after bushfires destroyed their herds
“We’re very concerned about what this could do for the pronghorn of Grand Teton national park,” said Kelly Fuller, the energy and mining campaign director at Western Watersheds Project. “BLM never analyzed these impacts, even though they knew this could happen. They never analyzed what would happen to the park if it lost its pronghorn, or what would happen to communities that promote pronghorn migration for tourism.” … [Read more...] about This pronghorn migration route is 6,000 years old. Now Trump gas wells could block it
As for best actress, Meryl Streep's stately triumphal process towards the Oscar has now begun. She was a thermo-nuclear powered star turn in The Iron Lady, Phyllida Lloyd's sympathetic movie portrait of Margaret Thatcher. It is a brilliant performance, no question about it. The film was a classic example of what Variety magazine shrewdly calls the "fourth-quarter biopic", that is, a biopic released at the very end of the year, in the fourth quarter, right up against the awards season, to maximise its gong-friendliness. Streep's performance is basically another demonstration of that offensive, non-PC, but brutally accurate maxim about award-winning performances, voiced by Robert Downey Jr's character in the comedy Tropic Thunder — the vital importance of going "semi-retard". Baroness Thatcher is here suffering from dementia, but this involves only picturesque symptoms: gentle, heartbreaking hallucinations about her late husband, vivid flashbacks to her early underdog struggle, … [Read more...] about Golden Globes 2012: Is The Artist’s awards momentum a dramatic comedy of errors?