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  • Swedish Politician Who Fought for Equality and Open Borders Is Beheaded in Congo

    02/03/2018 9:59:33 AM PST · by dennisw · 126 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2 3 18 | Jim Hoft
    Zaida Catalan was a Swedish Green Party politician who believed in open borders. Zaida was pro-immigration and supported migrant rights. She was the former leader of the Young Greens of Sweden. In March of 2017 Zaida Catalan was beheaded in Congo. Diversity Macht Frei reported: Zaida Catalán (6 October 1980 – March 2017) was a Swedish politician who was a member of the Green Party and leader of the Young Greens of Sweden between 2001 and 2005. She was known for her work in animal rights, equality and the sex purchase law (which she supported). Equality is one of the...
  • Atheist group files lawsuit over ‘unconstitutional’ pet blessings at animal shelter

    11/23/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/23/17 | Douglas Ernst
    A New Jersey animal shelter’s annual pet blessings has prompted a federal lawsuit by a group called American Atheists Inc. of Cranford. The Bergen County Animal Shelter is accused of violating the First and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution over two events held in 2016 and 2017. Each event featured a member of the Franciscan Order of the Divine Mercy in North Arlington. Plaintiffs say that animal blessings at the facility are tantamount to an endorsement of religion. They seek an injunction to stop the annual event, and legal fees.
  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • PETA Wants 'Silent Fireworks' for L.A. Olympics to Protect Dogs

    08/11/2017 12:28:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 9, 2017
    What would the world do without PETA, who always tackles the important issues? Leading up to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, the radical anti-humans at PETA now advocate for "silent fireworks" because traditional fireworks scar dogs emotionally. According to LA Weekly, they "want to see silent fireworks, or possibly even a Summer Games without fireworks at all, so that animals aren't traumatized by the simulation of artillery." "We have seen success with silent fireworks," says PETA's associate director of online marketing, Kate Tuggle. "Silent fireworks are generally more colorful."
  • Sorry, Everyone: PETA Says Eating Cheese is Sexist

    08/07/2017 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    From the same people who declared that milk was a symbol of white supremacy comes this blisteringly-hot take: cheese is the most sexist food there is, cows are regularly raped on farms, and the act of eating cheese is failing to combat sexism. "Contrary to popular belief," explains PETA, cows only produce milk when they're pregnant or have just given birth. In order to keep producing milk, PETA describes how cows are "raped" to become pregnant again and again and how their calves are treated immediately after birth.
  • Circus Icon Ringling Bros. Says Goodbye After 146 Years

    05/22/2017 1:54:04 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 94 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | May 21 2017, | Daniella Silva
    UNIONDALE, New York — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus folded up its Big Top for the last time on Sunday night in New York, as emotional performers, wistful crowd-goers and ecstatic protesters said farewell to an institution in American live entertainment after nearly a century and a half. The circus gave the final performance of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum, showing off its death-defying stunts and exotic animals for the last time after 146 years.
  • Woman repeatedly hits chicken truck because she's 'a vegan'

    03/03/2017 6:46:07 AM PST · by rey · 48 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2 Mar 2017
    A Georgia woman's hatred of meat consumption has landed her an orange jumpsuit and a stay behind bars. Madison County cops say on Feb. 21, Judith Armstrong was travelling down Georgia Highway 72 in when she decided to slam into a chicken truck with her red sedan for the hell of it. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the truck driver slammed on the brakes after the sedan hit the side of the truck. Armstrong allegedly hit the side of the truck again, sending her vehicle in a tailspin. As the truck driver pulled over and called 911, the sedan reportedly...
  • Animal Rights Activists Storm Church Demanding Pets be Treated Like Christians

    02/15/2017 5:32:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/15/17 | Staff Reporter
    The protestors believe that animals have souls and should be let into churchesAnimal rights activists in Italy have stormed a Mass demanding that their dogs be treated as Christians. The Times reported that police were called to Santa Maria della Cima in Genzano to deal with a group of 20 protestors who were waving banners and carrying their pets while calling for animals to be allowed into church because they have souls. The church was targeted by Animalisti Italiani after Roxana Grasso, 47, was told she would not be allowed to bring her Pomeranian to prayers. “I believe that animals...
  • Animal rights group PETA calls for Warhammer fur clothing ban (Games Workshop targeted)

    01/30/2017 5:27:58 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 16 replies
    Tabletop Gaming ^ | January 30, 2017
    Animal rights organisation PETA has asked Warhammer publisher Games Workshop to remove the depiction of characters wearing fur from its range of miniatures and games. PETA, which has become well-known for its anti-fur campaigns involving celebrities and its calls for the humane treatment of animals both in reality and fiction, said in a statement that it had written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree to request a ban on the portrayal of fur clothing in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes. The move is likely to rile up some fans of the series who see the ethical treatment of animals...
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • Costa Rica Is Shutting Down All Zoos And Freeing Every Animal In Captivity

    10/11/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by sit-rep · 54 replies
    Higher Perspective ^ | 09-11-2016 | sit-rep
    Costa Rica has announced that it will be the first country in the world to shut down its zoos and free the captive animals they hold. Costa Rica is an especially biodiverse country, holding about 4% of the world's known species. Sadly, the country is contractually obligated to keep two of its zoos open for another decade. Still, after that, they plan to shut it down in favor of a cage-free habitat for the animals to live in. Treehugger reports that the nation, which also recently banned hunting for sport, will close the last two zoos in the next 10...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Las Vegas rally stage

    08/04/2016 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 225 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke. Secret Service agents sprang into action, with one putting his arm around Clinton. “You’re okay,” he could be heard saying on the hot mic. “Keep talking,” he said as she stood in silence. “We’ll handle it. We’re not going anywhere,” he said. “Keep talking.” “Okay, we’ll keep talking,” Clinton told the audience. She then said the protesters were actually there to focus on Donald Trump. “Apparently...
  • Surfers want to kill a three-metre bronze whaler shark which has been menacing

    08/01/2016 3:47:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2016 | Steven Trask
    A three-metre shark that has been menacing a popular stretch of surf in Western Australia should be culled before someone is killed, local surfers say. The bronze whaler shark has lingered at Perth's Trigg Point beach for six weeks and had chased beachgoers into shore at least three times, surfers said. 'I don't particularly condone killing anything but this shark has been freaking people out in our neighbourhood for the better part of two months', surfer Glen Buckey told the West Australian.
  • Larry the lobster D.O.A. at aquarium after activists rescue him from restaurant

    07/29/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 29, 2016 | Shayla Love
    An ancient 15-pound lobster named Larry was saved from becoming dinner at a Florida seafood restaurant last week but has died in transit to the Maine State Aquarium, the Miami Herald reported. When Joe Melluso, the owner of Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Fla., first got the call about a massive lobster from his seafood supplier, he thought Larry could be 115 years old. After a picture of the lobster was broadcast on a local TV station, business owners and animal activists rallied to save him. They named him Larry and said he should live out his golden years in...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Donald Trump Is Welcome to Come on My Show

    06/11/2016 10:43:34 AM PDT · by orchestra · 49 replies
    E news ^ | 6/11/2016 | Marc Malkin
    Ellen DeGeneres may be a big Hillary Clinton supporter, but that doesn't mean Donald Trump has been banned from her show. "I don't know if we've formally asked him," DeGeneres told E! News' Will Marfuggi yesterday while she was promoting Finding Dory, the sequel to her 2003 box office hit Finding Nemo. "I mean, he's welcome to come if he wants to come on. I don't think I see that happening. I don't know that he would do that. But I wouldn't say no if he wanted to be on." Trump has been a guest on her show five times,...
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Animal Rights Protesters Jump Barricade, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

    05/31/2016 12:22:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/31 | Kristofer Noceda, Pete Suratos and Lisa Fernandez
    Video appears to show the Secret Service strike one of the barricade jumpers with a night stickAnimal rights protesters jumped barricades at a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California, accusing the candidate of falling short in his efforts to fight "factory farming." The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium before Secret Service agents escorted them away. Agents also surrounded Sanders. The group identified itself as the Bay Area-based "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE. Spokesman...