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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 am

Woman adopts cat's best friend, too!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... ster-home-—-and-decides-to-adopt-him-too/ar-BBZYczO

Police dog retires to live with its handler after 7 years of service

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... ar-BBZXUP5

Sandra, orangutan given non-human personhood in Argentina and sent to sanctuary in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday and is making friends with male orangutan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/orang ... r-BB1035XJ

Ten bird species (two of them parrots!) that were saved from extinction

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/10- ... ction.html

One single man created an eden from a dump in Kolkata

https://scroll.in/article/952898/in-kol ... reen-glory
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 am

Large migrating birds benefit from potato crop failure - very bad for the farmers but good for the birds.

https://www.heraldnet.com/life/watch-bi ... ey-fields/

Controlled burn at Mono Lake helps birds to build their nests

https://www.latimes.com/environment/sto ... heir-nests

Five hyacinths macaws chicks born in Singapore Wildlife Preserve

https://in.news.yahoo.com/660-newborns- ... 37088.html
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am

Two more ringing stations for migratory birds in India (the government is really trying but the people are still poaching too much).

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/fo ... r-BB10a3FN

This one is for dog lovers: see Daniel, the Goldie that won the public's heart at Westminster.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... i-BB105zqa

A couple is buying land in India and letting it go wild - and look at the difference between what they bought years ago and what it looks like now!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/anima ... 1-40378997
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:01 am

Second 'shop of horrors' animal testing lab in Germany has closed down! One more to go!

https://www.change.org/p/julia-klöckner-stop-animal-testing-close-the-laboratory-of-pharmacology-and-toxicology-hamburg/u/25776891?cs_tk=AokYOzg-B6JxA6ZcUl4AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvIcUfZYxB3maszAY-YPuSlE%3D&utm_campaign=d31c5842174e4cbea7eaff1e8d0fc7c7&utm_content=initial_v0_2_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs

Parrot traders facing jail and fines for dying feathers and beaks and falsifying documents - but the question that begs asking is why is their license not revoked?!

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/02/b ... t-colours/

'Tiger King' is going to jail for trying to have an animal rights activist killed (among other stuff like fraud, tax evasion, animal cruelty, etc). What people do not understand is that there is something basically wrong with all hunters: they not only lack empathy but they find pleasure in violence and have a need to prove their supremacy (why else would they enjoy killing a defenseless animal?) so it's never only just the hunting, there is always more...

There is also a petition for the protection of all big cats at the end of the article.

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/man ... title_1120

Sea turtle in recovery after passing 100 pieces of plastic in stool

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environm ... -in-stool/

Paralyzed puppy and flightless pigeon are best buddies

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... best-buds/

Boycott Westminster and watch American Rescue Dog Show instead! Needles to say, I watched both days of it and loved it! BUT I confirmed this year what I had a strong hunch about last year: it's not representative of rescue dogs (WAAAAYYYYY too many purebreds in it) and the judges were not really judging for the actual category because the ones that won were not the 'best' at it. One example: the Special Needs category was won by a three legged little terrier mix. Now, he was ADORABLE but if you are going to be judging special needs, a three legged dog really does not really have any, they can do everything a four legged dog can and you will be surprised how fast they get adopted! While, another contestant, a blind and deaf dachshund had super duper special needs but its owner, a deaf woman, had taught it to recognize 18 different commands by touch - and did not win! As to the purebreds... yes, they deserve rescue just as much as the lowliest, ugliest, Heinz 57 mutt BUT they are only 25% of all the rescue dogs, hardly ever euthanized, have breed-specific rescues that mostly work with foster homes and always find a home because they have waiting lists for them. But, of all the dogs shown on the show, 95% of them were purebred! That's not fair! I love it that they are all about adoption but do show the poor, ugly, neglected mutts that end up spending months and sometimes years in a shelter and bloom into wonderful, loving animals under the care of their forever family. Now, that would convince people to adopt from Animal Control and other kill shelters - not showing a passel of pretty, healthy purebreds for which their new family had to wait 6 months to get. Mind you, this does not 'cover' the purebreds that come out of labs or puppy mills - those are as desperate for a good home as the ones in the shelters!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -adoption/
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:50 am

Birds rehabilitated from injury released:

https://www.news-journalonline.com/news ... bilitation

Florida bat gains protection for its habitat:

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/ ... id=1643469

Burrowing owls now have a chance at survival:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ne ... id=1643469

Wild snow leopard, highly endangered species, has four cubs!

https://www.worldwildlife.org/videos/st ... t=2008t-ed

Finally! Rhino poaching in the decline!

https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/r ... t=2008t-ed
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:06 am

China's endangered birds get help from bird tourism:

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1005223/ ... ected-ally

Texas town gets certification as Bird City!

austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/02-21-20-texas-cities-bird-city-bastrop-central-texas/

California new law to shut down dog blood banks - this is one issue that, I admit, went completely off my 'cruelty radar', I had not idea this awful thing was taking place!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calif ... r-BB10gKkD

Joaquin Phoenix saves cow mother and calf:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -and-calf/

Cat had arrow in head, got rescued but vet bills were over $6,000 so rescue put a request for donations and got almost $80,000!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -thousand/

Abandoned and heartbroken, dog waited for days for family to return to closed-down home - but he was rescued and has now been adopted. There is too many people who think of animals as disposable and that is why we need better laws!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/dog ... urn-never/
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am

Trump's Trophy Hunting Council (created to promote International wildlife hunting and relax laws in place that ban or restrict it and the importation of trophies and body parts of endangered animals) was dismantled after legal action:

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/tru ... title_1120

Pet poodle taken by hawk found alive after 28 hours (now, why would anybody let a little dog out without supervision in hawk country?!)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pet-p ... r-BB10hvZ8

Wonky face dog named Picasso (and if you look at the picture, you will see how apt this name is!) found his forever home!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals ... i-BB10hHNV

Cat meant as bait for fighting dogs escapes and is rescued!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ting-ring/
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:02 am

A bittersweet tale: very sick pitbull gets rescued but dies soon after from kidney failure but, at least, he did not die alone, hungry, scared and in pain.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/sic ... ence-love/

Joaquin Phoenix produces documentary about animals sentience and feelings:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... sentience/

Homeless pibull bleeding form a ruptured tumor gets rescued! (This is why it's imperative to spay/neuter dogs and cats - because is not a matter of whether you will breed them or not, it's that if you don't, they end up with tumors, hernias, cancer, etc)

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... s-rescued/

In vitro fertilization to surrogate cheetah mother produced cubs for the first time! This is HUGE because cheetahs are not only endangered but their gene pool is too small so, in order for the species to survive healthy, they needed to be able to use DNA from the most unrelated animals they could get and, apparently, older females do not reproduce even though they produce viable eggs.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithson ... A0NzAxNgS2
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 am

Popular band releases music video encouraging animal adoption (they even adopt a goldfish and a pony but nobody adopts a parrot in it :( )

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... -adoption/

Twiggy, the squirrel, will not perform in public any longer!

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... o-anymore/

Colorado introduces bill so no animal will be killed in shelters for lack of space (now let's see if it gets passed).

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... als-space/

Donkey abused for 12 years kisses rescuer

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... ss-kisses/

Canadian company scraps oilsands plan!

https://www.zmescience.com/science/oil- ... -242789930
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Re: Good news thread

Postby Pajarita » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:09 am

I don't know if this is 100% good news because I don't like to see wild animals used by man but it is good that they are using 'natural' methods to combat the locust.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ar ... li=BBnb7Kz
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