Animals Managing to Survive in Afghanistan

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Apparently, wildlife in Afghanistan is managing to survive despite the horrors of war and violence. afghanistan snow leopard war wildlifeThe stupid video won't embed, so here's the link to the web page. It's from Time Magazine.

Mules Serve as Military Animals in Afghanistan

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Military Dogs Play Roles in Iraq and Afghanistan

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But the grand tradition continues in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tags: afghanistan military military force iraq dogs We chain them, use them for experiments, eat them in some countries and make them wear funny sweaters in others. But we also use them to fight our wars and intimidate our detainees. The most famous example of military dogs is the Vietnam dogs who faithfully served American soldiers and then were abandoned to unknown fates after we left the country.

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Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

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Beside India, Lynx Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of South Asia covers Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Mammals of South Asia (Paperback) Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Pages 173 Dimensions 14 × 22.8

Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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Tune in Sunday to watch the first ever capture and release of an endangered snow leopard in Afghanistan! Snow Leopard of Afghanistan. Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places on earth, is also home to a population of endangered and elusive snow leopards. Snow Leopard of Afghanistan: Boone’s Mission. Nat Geo Wild presents the third annual Big Cat Week starting Sunday, Dec 9th. The week features shows that highlight the kings and queens of the jungle!

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New Podcast Uploaded for 01/26/10

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In this week's podcast ending January 26, 2010: **Animal rescue efforts are underway in disaster-stricken Haiti; **A research study involving the burial of live pigs is halted; **The blood sport of dogfighting enjoys a revival in Afghanistan; **And a report by animal welfare organizations criticize pig farming in the European Union.

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Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? Next year? Give me an effing break.

More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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What he calls “extreme birding” is part of his unique fun, as well – by that he means looking for lifers or other interesting birds while involved in such things as a firefight with the Taliban in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Sen. Franken to Introduce Bill to Increase Use of Service Dogs for Vets

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Al Franken (suck on that Bill O'Reilly) has introduced a bill to increase the number of service dogs for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. My bill will help train a statistically significant number of dogs to measure the benefits to veterans with physical and emotional wounds. The program would be monitored and refined over a three-year period to optimize its effectiveness. Frankly, I believe it is enough simply to improve the lives of those of whom we asked so much.

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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others.

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A Win-Lose Proposition for Farmers and Consumers

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But all of that aside, the bold solution is: Americans who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be the targeted consumers of the surplus (in addition to military food assistance programs in places like Afghanistan). "By

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Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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In early 2009, in recognition of the increasing number of “Wounded Warriors” that were returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, FSD made the decision to concentrate its efforts on identifying deserving disabled veterans and matching them with a trained service dog companion. The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. FSD) for their second annual philanthropic campaign.

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Hoopoe Lark

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Its name pays homage to the bird that shares much of its distribution across North Africa, The Gulf, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Out into the Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles from the coast of Senegal, lies an archipelago of islands known as Cape Verde. On the most popular tourist island of Sal, I was lucky to encounter the Hoopoe Lark , a bird of desert and dune.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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This pigeon is the national bird of Maharashtra and remains so after the officials rejected the proposal by conservationists that the rare and endemic Forest Owlet , found only in this state and nowhere else in the world, should replace the pigeon that inhabits the entire India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. February 2013. In front of us, in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve one wild Grey Junglefowl runs across the road. It is one of the ancestors of domestic fowl.

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The Search for the Holy Grail

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The other part of its attractiveness may be coming from the fact that it breeds in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan – countries seldom visited by foreign birders. Grey Hypocolius is a Holy Grail of Middle Eastern birding. Not because it is rare – it isn’t, just widely scattered and ill-numbered. Or because it is endangered – it isn’t. Part of its attraction lies in it being a monotypic bird in the family Hypocoliidae – there are no other bird species in its genus and family.

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