Live animals used as fashion jewellery and keyrings in China

New fashion jewelry in China, animals living in plastic containing a liquid nutrient and oxygen that allows them to live up to 2 months.

My opinion of this is this is cruel and unnecessary suffering. Oh how I wish all human beings would treat animals fairly as if they were one of us. Imagine being in a small case filled with poison and no air to breath through. Please push for more mercy towards animals.

Please sign these petitions to stop this animal cruelty.  “We call on the UN to demand the Chinese government to ban the manufacture and sale of amulets and jewelry containing live animals.”

http://www.change.org/petitions/chinese-government-make-the-sale-of-live-animal-key-chains-illegal

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Petition_contre_les_amulettes_danimaux_vivants_en_Chine/

 

Stop eating dogs and cats

doggy eatenI’ve researched about the places that allow people to consume cats and dogs. I’ve also read that more than 400 million cats are eaten in some parts of Asia each year. This is very wrong! Why should they be eaten for someone’s food?! If we don’t stop this the whole species will die out and then we’ll die out. For example, if birds die out, who will fertilise our trees and our vegetables?

The following countries openly sell dog meat

 

Switzerland (Personal use only)

China (There are laws now but not regularly enforced)

Vietnam

Philippines

Korea

India

New Zealand

Japan

 Canada

Under Canada’s Wildlife Act, it is illegal to sell meat from any wild species, but there is no law against selling and serving canine meat, including dogs, if it is killed and gutted in front of federal inspectors.

In 2003, health inspectors discovered four frozen canine carcasses in the freezer of a Chinese restaurant in Edmonton which, in the end, were found to be coyotes. The Edmonton health inspector said that it is not illegal to sell and eat the meat of dogs and other canines, as long as the meat has been inspected

 

USA

 

Several US states have banned the slaughter and consumption of dogs completely.

However there are numerous states in which dogs can be used for personal consumption provided they are killed in a humane way. All 50 states have banned the sale of dog meat to the general public and its use in public restaurants, However those laws do not apply to American Indian reservations, Several of the Native American tribes still consume dog meat and it is still served in restaurants on the reservations on a regular basis..

Numerous states also have hunting seasons or open year round season on coyotes(north Americas wild dogs)in which they can be hunted in accordance with local laws and used for personal consumption…

Source:

Wiki

Difference between a hunter and a poacher

3Many people get mixed up with the difference of a hunter and a poacher. They mistake the two for the same classification so I will try to describe what the difference is.  A poacher is someone who hunts without permission, yet a hunter is someone who hunts with a license. They hunt for many reasons, mostly money and survival from starvation. An example is the Inuit people, they are mainly hunters, and rely upon the animals of the Arctic as their most important resource of food. Given that a very modest amount of vegetation could survive in the Arctic weather, the Inuit can’t rely completely on vegetation for food.

A tourist hunter in for example South Africa has to hunt tagged animals only. An animal is chosen to be tagged if it is old, diseased, too many or may cause genetic problems in the group. There are many debates about this kind of conservation management. I think tourism hunting is a mistreatment towards animals because it is not their fault they are old, diseased or can cause many genetic problems. I understand people have to make money from tourism yet being hunted is not a good way to die for any animal. Thus, we need to remember many animals will outlive us and then again were just another species of animals. 1

Beyonce is the new Cruella Deville in town, run animals run!

Cruella deville vs Beyonce

Reports have it that Beyonce has had some new shoes made. They are made of stingray, ostrich, calf’s fur, crocodile and anaconda skins. Jay Z, the famous husband of Beyonce had a shoe designed for him that includes ostrich, python, boa, crocodile and stingray.

Here are the pictures of the trainers from the Daily Mail Newspaper:

Beyonce shoes Jay Z shoes

I’m not saying people should stop liking her songs or even all of her characteristics. Beyonce’s universally popular songs like ‘If I were a boy, Halo and Ave Maria’- are good for feminism (female rights).  Obviously,  because of her and Jay- Z’s love for wearing dead animals, they aren’t being very good role models for everyone or advocates of animal rights. Their behaviour if you ask me is very dogmatic and they are acting awfully like a “great supine protoplasmic invertebrate jellies” (thank you for those words mayor of London Boris Johnson, they’re very handy for situations of dumbness).
All in all, Beyonce and Jay-Z are acting Cruella Deville AND THEY MUST STOP!!!

Mammals the gestation period

For mammals the gestation period is the time in which a fetus develops, beginning with fertilization and ending at birth. The duration of this period varies between species.

Gestation

Here is a helpful chart of Mammal Gestation period (days) :

Mammal Gestation period (days)
alpaca 335-366
American Bison 217
baboon 187
bear (black) 220
bear (grizzly) 215
bear (polar) 241
beaver 122
camel (Bactrian) 360-420
cat (domestic) 58–67, Average 64
chimpanzee 230–250
chinchilla 105–115
chipmunk 31
cow 279–292
deer (white-tailed) 201
dog (domestic) 58–65, Average 61
donkey 365
elephant (Asian) 616
elk (Wapiti) 240–250
European mink 38-76
ferret (domestic) 41-42
fox (red) 52
gerbil 22-26
giraffe 420–450
goat (domestic) 145–155
gorilla 255-260
guinea pig 56-74
hamster 16-23
hippopotamus 225–250
horse 330–342
human 266
kangaroo 42
leopard 92–95
lion 108
llama 330
mink 40–75
monkey (rhesus) 164
moose 240–250
mouse (domestic white) 19
mouse (meadow) 21
muskrat 28–30
opossum (Virginia Opossum) 12–13
otter 60-86
pig (domestic) 112–115
porcupine 112
puma 90
rabbit (domestic) 28–35, Average 31-32
raccoon 63
rat 21-23
rhinoceros (black) 450
sea lion (California) 350
seal 330
sheep (domestic) 144–151
squirrel (gray) 30–40
tiger 105–113
whale (sperm) 480–590
wolf 60–68
wombat 26–28
zebra 361-3

The dead Vixen and how long do animals live?

Yesterday on my way home from school, I saw a dead female pregnant fox. She had been sorrowfully killed by a car. How long do animals liveIt made me think about her cubs and it made me feel sorry for her that she shouldn’t have died at that very moment. I wish that I was a vet so that I could have cut out her cubs from her tummy and could have saved them. My eyes began to search for objects that could be used to cut open the tummy to save the cubs. I looked for sharp drink cans but there was nothing but trees, dust and dirt. I won`t mind if I got bitten, even if it was a thousand times because animals are afraid of humans more than we`re afraid of them. I kept on walking a little bit home and then I kept on running back to the Vixen, I didn’t want to leave her. I could see her big tummy and I kept on staring at it and wishing that she could be alive again. Foxes breed around December, give birth around March. Her tummy so swelled. I felt so sad that I couldn’t do anything to help the Vixen that would have been looking for food. At least she wasn’t killed in March leaving her young cubs to starve in a den. I wondered how many cubs the Vixen would have had.

As well as other animals, foxes don`t deserve to die just for hunting games, or just to keep them away from farms or that they’re common animals (lots of them). I think instead of people speeding in their cars, they should reduce the speed on country roads so more marvelous wildlife can be preserved.

Animal Jam Conservation Museum

This is why I like National Geographic Animal Jam and keep my membership.

FireShot Screen Capture #003 - 'Animal Jam - Play Now!' - www_animaljam_com_game_play

It shows factual information about Big Cats and also give the chance to donate gems towards helping them.

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That is one of my avatar animals (I’m zoologistH) and you can have more than one, of different types of animals.

Here are some AJ (Animal Jam) codes that you can use to get free gems and buy items, when you log in.

  • explorer – 100 gems
  • explore2012 – 1000 gems
  • ngkidsrox – 1000 gems
  • birthdaybash – #2 birthday cake
  • discovery – 1000 gems
  • jamaalidays13 – 500 gems
To use any code all you have to do is enter it when you log into Animal Jam. Some are only for a limited time, so use them quick. You can only use a code once as AJ stores all the codes you have used.As the mother of Jamma Mira would say, Jam on Jammers!