Tag Archives : Activism


How Baby Elephants are Trained

Since 2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Ringling numerous times for serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), such as the following: Improper handling of dangerous animals Failure to provide adequate veterinary care to animals, including an elephant with a large swelling on her leg, a camel with bloody wounds, and a camel injured on train tracks Causing trauma, behavioral stress, physical harm, and unnecessary discomfort to two elephants who sustained injuries when they ran amok during a performance Endangering tigers who were nearly baked alive in a boxcar because of poor maintenance of their enclosures […]


Earth Hour 1

  Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for you to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s been the source of inspiration for millions of people taking steps towards a cleaner, safer future. It’s not just about saving energy for one hour, it’s about going Beyond the Hour with lasting, behaviour-changing actions for a sustainable planet. ABOUT EARTH HOUR Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off […]


Reflections on a false democracy 1

democracy 1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. 2. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges. 4. political or social equality; democratic  spirit. 5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power. Remember when your parents told you: “Do not take candy from strangers, it may be drugs!” They kept reminding us of this because […]