Fish Farming, Human Health Dangers, Netting And Bycatch; We Must Be Their Voice

picture of fish farming environment where fish are confined in small enclosures

  J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming and Netting – The Fish Industry This story exposes fish farms and how it affects humans and other living creatures. FISH FARMING Fish farming poses many dangers to humans and wildlife surrounding the farms. The environment they are kept in is cruel, crowded and unhealthy. The dangers allowed in the name of profit effects fish and shrimp, but it extends to humans and other living creatures. My report is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian.  Its purpose is to open your eyes…

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Animal Farming, Abuse of Pigs, Sows and Piglets – We Must Be Their Voice

J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – The Pork Industry This story exposes the horrors on pig farms. Pigs experience suffering. Writing this story was as heartbreaking as my poultry and cattle stories. Images of abuse I saw doing research for this story will remain a nightmare in my mind. My story is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian. Its purpose is to open your eyes to brutality and suffering of pigs. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. Wikipedia: Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa…

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Animal Farming, Abuse of Cattle and Calves – We Must Be Their Voice

photo image of a large factory dairy farm where cows are tightly corralled and injected with hormones and excessive antibiotics

By J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – Beef, Veal and Dairy Industry This story exposes the horrors on beef, veal and dairy farms. Writing this story was as heartbreaking as my poultry story. It is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian. Its purpose is to open your eyes to the brutality cattle and calves endure. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. All of the abuses are disturbing especially the cruel and painful debudding, tail docking and castration process. It will be a while before…

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Betting on the End of Greyhound Racing – a Deplorable Sport

By Janice Barlow Racing greyhounds testing positive for cocaine is only one of the problems inherent in track life for these animals. But it is prevalent, guarded and disgusting. As an owner of two senior greyhound rescues, the issue of track abuse has become a personal one for me over the years. (I just lost my sweet male, Harvey, to osteosarcoma, pictured above). My husband and I have rescued seven greyhounds in the last 12 years and we will continue as long as we are able to do so. I…

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Animal Farming – (The Poultry Industry) We Must Be Their Voice

photo of large, industrial poultry farm and the inhumane lack of room for the animals to move around even to the slightest degree

 by J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – The Poultry Industry This story exposes the horrors on poultry farms. Writing it was heartbreaking, but it is a story that needs to be told. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. Animal farming often exploits animals in an inhumane and overcrowded environment. The sad fact is unnecessary suffering occurs when profits are put above humane treatment of living beings. Before you buy poultry find out if the animal was acquired from an animal farm that have been cited for animal…

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Wildlife Encroachment – The Sad Reality of Human Expansion in Rural Areas

two coyotes

by J. Lee Wildlife encroachment – The struggle to survive! If Judy Garland was alive today would she be saying ‘Coyotes and Wolves, and Bears, oh my’ instead of  ‘Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!? In a time when so many people demand peace and love it is interesting how animals are rarely a consideration when they are seen as a nuisance or a threat. The sad truth when confronted with wildlife is to relocate them or justify killing them. An animal’s first line of defense is education, conservation, rehabilitation and wildlife rescuers who work…

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Disabled Dogs And Cats – Amazing Mobility With Pet Wheelchairs And Water Therapy

a group of dogs with wheeled mobility devices take a walk with a human companion

by J. Lee Wheelchairs and proven therapies have dramatically increased mobility for disabled dogs and cats.  Some will enjoy life aided by wheelchairs while others will temporarily use wheelchairs to strengthen their muscles helping them towards mobility and independence. Hydrotherapy, water therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture can also benefit them in their recovery. With available technologies their muscles can be exercised to help strengthen their fragile bodies. There was a time when there was no hope for the critically injured fur babies among us. With today’s medical advances dogs…

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Wildlife Poaching And Smuggling In Africa And Asia – The Fight To Prevent Extinction

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist. The white rhino recovered from near extinction as a species, thanks to intensive conservation efforts.

by J. Lee Wildlife Poaching and Wildlife Smuggling Another troubling aspect of the threat to survival of animals in the wild and the eco-systems in which they exist, is the smuggling of exotic animals which are  captured from their native habitats. Some were bought from roadside zoos or from backyard breeders. Many are sold at auctions, pet stores or over the Internet. The smuggling of exotic animals includes not just live animals, but also includes body parts from animals killed in their environment;  heads, ivory and horns, feet, hooves, hands, organs,…

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Therapy Animals Bring Comfort, Reduce Stress, Companionship And Relieve Depression

meme of therapy dog with text "therapy animals"

by J. Lee   It has been proven how therapy animals provide many wonderful benefits and hope to those in need of comfort. Visitations could be at a hospital, convalescent home, in home or in an educational setting. Just seeing a pet brings joy. Therapy animals primarily include dogs, cats, standard or miniature horses, llamas, pigs, rabbits and birds. Pet owners understand the emotional and physical benefits of sharing their lives with animals. According to Woman’s Day they “decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your…

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival – It’s Time To Stop The Pain And Suffering

Meme with man comforting dog and text, "Say No To The Yulin Dog Meat Festival"

by J. Lee The 2017 China Lychee and Dog Meat Festival began on June 21st and ends on June 30th. The festival is not officially recognized by the government, but many see their silence as a sign of consent. Promoters justify the event by saying dogs eaten in the summer keeps the consumer healthy and it keeps summer heat at bay. The Independent:  Yulin Dog Meat Festival – “The Yulin “Lychee and Dog Meat” festival is an annual 10 day event where over 10,000 dogs are eaten. Cat meat, fresh lychees…

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