FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – GO VEGAN!
THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE
As President Trump would like to cut billions from the EPA and National Institutes of Health in order to increase military spending, there was an outcry from scientists and their friends. It manifested in the “March for Science” in April and was held in cities throughout the world. In one article on CNN online http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/21/health/march-for-science-walkup-trnd/ a cancer researcher named Leslie Paul was featured. Her important words went beyond her work on cancer and focused on the animals. She said: “If there was ever a time that it was important to say, ‘You can’t do that to the EPA, you can’t disregard wildlife, you can’t censor science,’ it would be now.”
Another featured marcher was conservation scientist Rachel Golden Kroner who said, “If we do nothing, we face a crisis for biodiversity and people.”
We were impressed by the fact that so many of those in attendance focused on how the animals are being affected by human caused climate change.
One very important contingent of the March for Science was the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition – FFAC-Chicago – that produced this great poster: http://www.ffacoalition.org/
WISCONSIN DNR SCRUBS LANGUAGE TO continue to
BAFFLE and CONFUSE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Chris Jazewski, a Wildlife Watch member, sent an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Lee Bergquist:
The article reported that the DNR recently scrubbed language from an agency web page on the Great Lakes that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change.
The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate. The department made the changes on 12/21, striking out whole sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising levels of carbon dioxide.
Mr Bergquist said this; More broadly, the changes reflect how the administration of Republican Gov. Scott Walker has de-emphasized the subject since he took office in 2011.
The Governor can be contacted here: https://walker.wi.gov/contact-us
WHY BE VEGAN?
We urge our readers to move in the direction of veganism for many reasons. One article that we found to be excellent is written by Ashley Capps. It can be found here: http://freefromharm.org/why-vegan/
To get up close with some fortunate animals who’ve escaped one of the worst fates we can imagine, please visit a local farm sanctuary. Here in the Hudson Valley, NY, you’ll find two great ones: http://woodstocksanctuary.org/your-environment/ and https://casanctuary.org/
COWS HAVE FEELINGS
In spite of their dire situation, they are shown giving love to a little cat, and obviously, the feeling is mutual.
PROGRESSIVE ORTHODOX RABBIS CALL FOR A REDUCTION OF MEAT CONSUMPTION
In April, 2017, a group of progressive orthodox rabbis from around the world called on the Jewish community to consider the moral and spiritual dangers associated with meat consumption. While they condemned factory farming, they also pointed to the fact that significant and unnatural pain is caused toward animals during their raising and slaughter for human consumption, which in turn contributes to health conditions. They asked for a reduction of meat intake and described it as a global concern.