This commercial takes a harsh turn when a sign language speaking orangutan tells a little girl her food is destroying his home. Rainforests are being destroyed for palm oil and pushing the last wild orangutans to the brink of extinction. You can submit to a photo petitions to end this madness at inyourpalm.org.
“At Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster in Rockland, Maine, workers are ripping live animals apart limb from limb. Some are dumped, still alive, into boiling water, while others are left in bins to die in agony. Workers tear off live lobsters’ claws and then use metal pipes to pry their heads from their bodies. Tails and claws are saved while the remaining parts of the lobsters’ bodies are trashed, still alive and able to feel pain. Crabs are suffering, too, as they are slammed against sharp metal spikes to break off their top shells, and then their exposed internal organs are violently scrubbed off with spinning brushes. Still alive, they are then slowly lowered into a vat of boiling water.” – Peta
Who ordered the anchovies? That’s what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores, California, this week. “It is rare to see so many anchovy abutting the surf zone,” said Professor Dave Checkley of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “More usually, schools are seen hundreds of yards to many miles offshore.”
Disturbing new footage has emerged of sheep in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria being stomped on the head, brutally cut and bashed with hammers. Filmed by undercover investigators the video has sparked calls for a total boycott of all wool products. “PETA’s in-depth investigations show that—no matter how much anyone might wish it to be so – there is no such thing as ‘humane’ wool,” said Daphna Nachminovitch, an official at PETA. “The industry is infested with violence and PETA documented cruelty in nearly every shearing shed that we entered.”
A man has been rushed to hospital after a crocodile latched onto his hands and dragged him into an enclosure at a zoo on the NSW south coast. The crocodile handler, Trent Burton, was taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital on Monday suffering bites to both hands after being attacked at Shoalhaven Zoo at north Nowra. He was presenting a regular feeding show at the zoo at 12pm when the 3.7 metre male crocodile, known as John, latched on and dragged him into the water. If anyone cares, I got a pretty serious paper cut yesterday. I didn’t catch it on film, but nonetheless, it’s a painful cut. There is danger in all of our jobs.