Category Animals

56 percent of Maryland’s bees disappeared in 2016 as pollinator collapse accelerates

By Vicki Batts | Natural News The decimation of bee populations is a national concern, but beekeepers in the state of Maryland have been hit especially hard by the wave of bee deaths. In 2016 alone, beekeepers in the mid-Atlantic state faced a devastating loss equating to more than 56 percent of their bee colonies, […]

It’s Official — First Bee Has Just Been Added to Endangered Species List

By Claire Bernish | The Free Thought Project It’s official. As tragically revealing as the move might be, the rusty patched bumble bee has now joined the grizzly bear, gray wolf, northern spotted owl, and some 700 others on the endangered species list — the first bee ever to garner those protections in the continental […]

Residents Outraged After Video Shows Cops Taser a Family’s Dog

By Jack Burns | The Free Thought Project Roseville, MI — For months, The Free Thought Project has brought international attention to a very serious problem of police on canine violence. With recent court rulings allowing police to kill citizens’ pets, simply for barking too loudly, law enforcement agencies now have no fear of retaliation […]

Horrifying Precedent — Court Rules Cops Can Allow Dogs to Maul Innocent People

By Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project A disturbing and reckless precedent was just set by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit which held that the US Constitution does not necessarily require cops to stop a K9 from tearing an innocent person to shreds. Seriously. According to the ruling in the case of […]

Rhino Shot at Paris Zoo by Poachers

This annoys the shit out of me…~TS Project Rhino: http://www.projectrhinokzn.org A rare white rhino was shot 3 times in the head yesterday by poachers Thoiry Zoo west of Paris, who then used a chain saw to cut off his horn. This is the first time that poachers have attacked an animal residing in a European […]

Wake Up Call: 2 Studies Show 347 Native Bee Species ‘Spiraling Toward Extinction’

By Claire Bernish | The Free Thought Project Having taken a backseat to any number of controversies surrounding the nascent Trump administration, pollinators should be back in the headlines — again painting a tragic portent for the future of the planet’s food supply — as an analysis found 347 bee species native to North America […]

The Soul in the Sea: Re-Uniting with the Dolphins

By Frank Jospeh “What mystery is the sea,” exclaimed Herman Melville, “whose stirrings speak of a hidden soul beneath!”1 I only understood what the great American meant for the first time two years ago, while visiting the Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras. It was located at an otherwise uninhabited islet just off the […]

Animals You May Not Have Known Existed

By True Activist With an estimate of +- 8.7 million species, it is no wonder that we have so many beautiful creatures on this planet.  With many species still not discovered, these photos remind us of how awesome mother nature is and why we have to make it our priority to look after her. The sad reality is that scientists estimate that […]

People Are Purposely Hurting Their Dogs to Get Prescription Drug Fixes from Veterinarians

This is sickening…~TS By Carey Wedler | The Anti Media As opioid addiction continues to plague many Americans, some are now hurting their pets to scam veterinarians into giving them prescription painkillers. ABC affiliate, News 10, recently reported on the growing trend, specifically with regard to tramadol, an opioid painkiller originally intended for humans. The […]

Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years and Numerous Allegations of Abuse & Neglect

By Claire Bernish | The Free Thought Project After 146 years of animal performances, clowns, and side shows, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will stop all performances — forever — as of May. A number of factors contributed to the monumental decision, including decreased attendance, changing public perceptions, and ongoing battles with animal […]

Cop Arrested for Using Police PC to Post ‘Bestiality’ Video Of Himself Raping Small Dog

Piece of shit…~TS By John Vibes | The Free Thought Project Houston, TX — Harris County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew C. Sustaita Jr. is due in court this week to face some truly disturbing charges. The six-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is accused of raping a small dog, taking the video, and then […]

North American Bumble Bee Officially Added to Endangered Species List

By Alex Pietrowski | Waking Times Like a ticking time bomb, each year we see more devastation to the world’s bee colonies. Originally called colony collapse disorder, the cause of a decline in bees is now widely attributed to the use and overuse of agrochemicals, specifically neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides used in many parts of […]

VIDEO: Officers Declare Family’s Beloved Pet Deer ‘Illegal’ — Promptly Kill it In Front of Them

This make me sick. What we have here is a bunch of clowns who have nothing better to do with their time. The one clown mentions getting a search warrant. WTF? A deer is on her property..who cares. If the person who owns the property has no issue with it then leave her and the […]

Police Horse Dies After Cop Leaves Him Tied in Stall with No Food or Water — Cop Gets Another Horse

By Jack Burns | The Free Thought Project For the past several months, The Free Thought Project has been bringing its readers, story after story, of police interactions with animals, usually family pets. All too often, when challenged with a barking dog, untrained police officers will shoot and kill beloved K9s. So, imagine our surprise […]

Major Shifts in Consciousness Observed Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Christina Sarich | Waking Times Humans have long thought themselves to be the smartest animals on the planet, but evidence continues to reveal that even with little shared DNA – animals are catching up, and perhaps even surpassing our own evolutionary intelligence. Some philosophical perspectives suggest that this anthropomorphic egocentrism is misplaced, since all creatures, […]

Court Rules Police Can Legally Execute Your Dog if It Does Anything But Sit Silently

Some people aren’t going to sit and watch somebody kill their dog, all I’m saying…~TS By Jack Burns | The Free Thought Project The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded Monday that police officers are justified in killing citizens’ pets — even if those animals are not attacking or attempting to […]

New Company Creating Meat Without Slaughtering Animals

I’m all for not slaughtering animals and not eating meat, but I also have concerns about eating something that was grown in a lab and that animals will still die. This seems like the same deal as In Vitro meat. What’s wrong with In Vitro meat? ..~TS By Carey Wedler | The Anti Media Over […]

Eagles Destroy Corporate Drones, Cost Mining Company More Than $100,000

By By Whitney Webb | True Activist Drones owned by one of the world’s largest gold mining companies are being destroyed by native eagles, costing the company thousands of dollars. Mining is one of the most destructive forces currently on the face of the planet. Mines, since the Industrial Era, have poisoned the environment and […]

5 Rarest & Most Mysterious Animals on the Planet

Planet Earth is filled with animals of all different shapes and sizes. Most we know about, and others we do not know a whole lot about, such as the supposed white Yeti in the Himalayan mountains to one of the rarest sea creatures in the ocean, which has only be seen a handful of times.

Idiots Pretending To Surf On Turtle’s Back Face $20,000 Fine News · Rights · Wild Life

Two assholes, please stop breathing soon…~TS By Amanda Froelich | True Activist Whether or not the turtle was dead at the time the boys ‘surfed’ on its back doesn’t matter; this kind of cruelty against animals is unacceptable. Credit: HuffPost It’s not nice to harm wildlife – nor is it financially intelligent. Two guys, one […]