Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
140 battery hens crammed in tiny cages, rescued from slaughter, take their first ever steps on grass (video)
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Wild Russia is a landmark High Definition series charting a journey across this vast land that stretches from Europe to the Pacific Ocean.Covering 11 time zones, this huge country contains a wealth of unspoilt natural wildernesses – beyond the huge cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a primal world with rough mountain summits, wild rivers and an unmatched flora and fauna reveals itself. Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent. Across six dramatic episodes we explore this diverse and even exotic country. Russia is a place of superlatives proving that size does matter. Few countries are home to such extraordinary mammals: the Amur Tiger is the world’s largest cat; the Polar Bear is the world’s largest land predator; massive brown bears scour the rivers in search of salmon. The Russian skies are home to the world’s largest owl and majestic sea eagles. In the freezing northern waters, walruses and Beluga whales hunt for fish. It also provides a refuge for some for some incredibly rare species – including the beautiful and elusive Amur Leopard. National Geographic - "Wild Russia"
1. Siberia : http://youtu.be/1a5s6Ouhaf8
2. Kamchatka : http://youtu.be/rdIHwDNy4DI
3. The Arctic : http://youtu.be/GheevDXwf8o
4. The Great Divide : http://youtu.be/gSWnXqHXAkA
5. The secret forest : http://youtu.be/z9n49ViHgvY
Saturday, May 19, 2012
"The Emotional World of Farm Animals" is a delightful documentary for viewers of all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals that are all too often just viewed as food.
Jefferey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, leads viewers through the personal journey he underwent while writing his latest book, The Pig Who Sang to The Moon.
This journey into the sentient, emotional lives of farm animals brings Masson to animal sanctuaries around the country where caregivers and the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and escape.
Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious and intelligent animals and interviews top experts in animal behavior who offer scientific perspectives on these amazing creatures. (Excerpt from animalplace.org)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Target: Villanueva de la Vera, Spain
Sponsored by: Susan V and Concerned Citizens
It is sadly ironic that on a day meant as a reminder of the season of penance, the people of a small village in Spain would so cruelly sin against an innocent animal.
Every year on Shrove Tuesday, the village of Villanueva de la Vera hosts the carnival of Peropalo, a drunken party for many, but a day of hell for a Spanish donkey.
The Donkey Sanctuary published an eyewitness account of this year's cruelty - how the poor creature was visibly terrified as, mounted by a drunken rider, it was forced through a surging crowd, with firing shotguns and clanging bells, subjected to dousing with wine and beer, until the poor exhausted creature collapsed in the street.
Not every time do these animals rise again after such abuse. The Sanctuary has campaigned for 25 years to end these atrocities to no avail, despite the fact that the practice violates the region's own animal welfare laws.
Tell Spain to End These Shrove Tuesday Atrocities and Stop the Cruel Treatment of Spanish Donkeys.