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in 02.10.2012, 365: the 2012 edition, 365:2012, Animals, Day 276, Sunrise, Sunset, Video

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  • Photo owner: Jay Daverth
  • Date Taken: Tue, 2012-10-02 06:35
  • Date Uploaded: Sat, 2012-10-20 21:10
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Sunset? Sunrise? Not sure when I took this ...

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in 02.05.2012, 365: the 2012 edition, 365:2012, Animals, Day 123, Reflection, Video, Water, Water Drop Refraction, Water Refraction

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  • Photo owner: Jay Daverth
  • Date Taken: Wed, 2012-05-02 13:30
  • Date Uploaded: Sun, 2012-05-20 14:16
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I signed up for the Get Pushed group where my partner BlindBeth put me onto Water Drop Refraction. Beth is a school principal, so I really needed to get this right!

BUT ... I've tried and tried and have not been happy thus far. I'll put this through to have the challenge at least technixally fulfilled, but I think I'll keep working on this one until I get something I like.

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in 02.04.2012, 365: the 2012 edition, 365:2012, Animals, Day 93, Video

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  • Photo owner: Jay Daverth
  • Date Taken: Mon, 2012-04-02 19:38
  • Date Uploaded: Wed, 2012-04-04 11:43
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Place: Japanese lamp cover.
Time: 10 til midnight!
15 Mar

Sea lions “euthenized” to ease the suffering of chronic eating. Oxygen dependency to follow.

in Animals, Environment(alism), WTF?!

We are a truly vile species sometimes:

A California sea lion last week became the first salmon predator to be euthanized this year under a program that has been denounced by those who say there are far greater dangers to salmon - including the series of 3614436029_19292a99fdhydroelectric dams on the Columbia. … Last year, 11 sea lions were euthanized. Another four were transferred to zoos or aquariums.

… The sea lions represent a massive he adache each year as chinook salmon begin arriving at the Bonneville Dam east of Portland, congregating in large numbers as they return from the ocean. Sea lions have become keenly aware that the dam is a great spot to feast on salmon, easy pickings as they wait to go up the dam's fish ladders.

Leaving aside that I highly doubt this issue wasn’t raised in the environmental survey prior to the damn being built, we basically created a giant food bowl, filled it with a delicious endangered species, and then decided to kill all animals that availed of the tasty morsels.  Well, all except the poor fisherman “who have watched sea lions snatch salmon right out of their gill nets.”

And just for the record – ‘euthanized’?  Really?!

27 Jan

Demon Cat from Hell. Seriously.

in Animals, Video, WTF?!

I want you all to remember this moment well, for you will never again go back to a time when this cat did not haunt your dreams!

31 Jul

Spain to grant limited human rights to Great Apes

in Animals

Ironic since in the U.S. we seem to have a problem granting them to the humans!  Seriously though, it's a neat bill - it would make it illegal to kill an Ape (except in imageself-defense).  It would also protect them from torture which would preclude their subjugation for medical experimentation.  And the best part - no arbitrary imprisonment! 

Actually, while circuses and zoos would be prevented from imprisoning any further Apes, those currently housed will remain (for their own protection) but it would require the administrations to provide more humane housing.    And speaking as someone who has been to the Barcelona Zoo, I can tell you it is a place where the animals are in sore need of some pampering.