Tiny Turtles

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This is a little late, so I am sure they have grown by now, but just look at how adorable these little sea turtles are! I adore turtles, and am happy to know that SeaWorld Orlando saved these hatchlings from Hurricane Bill.

Dead Sea Turtles Near Oil Spill Site

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According to this article, "at least 25 sea turtles have washed up dead on Mississippi beaches over the past few days, according to multiple media reports. So far, there is no evidence that the oil spill killed the turtles, but tests are ongoing." Tags: oil spill marine life marine animals turtles Gulf of Mexico The web page also has a video.

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Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

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Here's an article about the potential impacts on sea turtles, many starting to show up dead or sick. Tags: 2010 oil spill sea turtles Gulf of Mexico Each day, I'm having a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around the enormity of this disaster and its ecological impacts.

Blinded Turtle Finds New Home in Aquarium

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I'm not posting this because of the rescue (which is a good thing), but because of HOW this turtle was blinded. Fishermen in Greece deliberately blinding turtles? Tags: UK greece animal rescue turtles From the BBC. The aquarium said it hoped Homer would help raise awareness about the plight of his species. Dangers include fishermen deliberately blinding the animals to protect fishing equipment.

Cold Stunned Turtles Warm Up at SeaWorld

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SeaWorld aquarist Jenny Albert covers up a “cold stunned” endangered green turtle to keep the animal warm at SeaWorld’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. This influx of turtles gives the park’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program more than 1,000 turtles rescued since its inception in 1980.

SeaWorld Orlando returns two turtles to the sea!

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If you remember, SeaWorld Orlando had been caring for two baby hawksbill turtles that were rescued. Watch the video below for more information and to see the adorable juvenile turtles in action! We are excited about this update to a story we brought to you in April.

Turtles All the Way Down

Animal Ethics

Here is a post from Ethics Soup

Canadian Poacher Sentenced to Jail Time

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Chung was previously arrested twice for the same turtle poaching crime in less than six weeks during 2007. Tags: wildlife crime canada poaching turtles I understand this is precedent-setting, but it still seems light punishment to me. The guy had 13 prior convictions.that's a lot! From Eco-Worldly. A man in Toronto with 13 prior wildlife crime convictions will serve time after being busted with “a plethora” of poached wildlife.

Living Planet Aquarium ticket giveaway!

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I also really love the sea turtle, and the “petting” area where you can touch little sharks and rays. We are huge fans of The Living Planet Aquarium , and are so excited to visit the new building when it’s done.

8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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And, certain restrictions should apply, like no pythons or snapping turtles, or similar. Office Life – 8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea. Today’s guest post is from Lloyd Burrell. Lloyd is an animal lover and enjoys blogging on the office theme.

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Dead Marine Animals Showing Up Along Gulf Coast

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But why did 60 dead endangered turtles wash up over three weeks? Still, though, 60 sea turtles over 3 weeks? But so far, it looks like the oil spill is not to blame. And what about the dead dolphin? Seems odd, although officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said that fish they've tested have not been killed by oil, but a lack of oxygen in the water. They also say low oxygen levels are common this time of year due to changes in temperature.

Oil to Hit US Shore Either this Sunday or Monday

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The animals threatened most by the spill are bluefin tuna, sea turtles, brown pelicans, shrimp and sharks. That's when the full impact of the oil spill on wildlife will be seen. Right now, there are still no confirmed deaths due to the spill, but rescue groups are gearing up for the worst.

Nice Story for the Week

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A six-year donates his life savings to help sick sea turtles at the Florida Aquarium. It was only $53.50 (the kid's only six!), but I hope it's the first step to a long life of love and compassion for all living things.

A Chance for Bliss

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Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart.

The Unknown Costs of the Oil Spill

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There are many animals that are "charisma species" that capture our attention, like pelicans and turtles, but what about the animals farther down on the food chain that we don't see. This post on Mongabay.com discusses whether we'll ever know the full extent of the oil spill's impact on wildlife. They may not be cute and charismatic, but they are the ones that support those that are.

On Individuals and Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Everyone was slamming on their brakes on a major road and as I crept around the mayhem I saw the reason: a turtle of some kind. Four people emerged from the cars and were practically tripping over one another trying to get to the turtle to carry him to safety. One small act of kindness perhaps, but for the turtle a life-saving one. Yet the turtle. Turtle.

Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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“Have you seen what turtles can do?” We were laughing out loud when we watched this interview of Rory the guinea pig! ” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun!

Earth Day for Pets!

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Eco Turtle squeaky toy made from IntelliLoft fibers (85% recycled soda bottles). We humans aren’t the only ones who can “go green&# ! Just look at all the wonderful products for pets (and people with pets).

Wild Mississippi

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You will see everything from bald eagles, wolves and deer, to wild turtles, baby ducklings and other animals. One of the things that I love the most about watching NatGeo Wild is that we always discover amazing places and crazy nature that we didn’t know about before!

Another Depressing Oil Spill Story!

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With some 400 species estimated to be at risk — from the tiniest oil-eating bacteria to shrimp and crabs, endangered sea turtles, brown pelicans and sperm whales — experts say the impact of oil and chemical dispersants on the food chain has already begun, and could grow exponentially. “A It's the "gift" that keeps on giving. From the Khaleej Times Online/AFP.

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.

India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

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In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here. It sure looks like India is taking wildlife crime investigation seriously.

Help Me Help Foster Kids

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I have been involved with Turtle Nest Village, which serves emancipated foster youth, for seven years; and Kids@Home, which serves youth in foster care in addition to youth who have aged out, for over two years. Kids@Home is acquiring Turtle Nest Village and I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of both organizations.

Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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In Nicaragua, the army patrols beaches to protect sea turtle eggs. Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. In some cases, notably in Africa, biodiversity is threatened by military conflict, or by well-armed gangs of poachers.

Traveling with pets?

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Peggy Frezon, freelance writer and pet lover, has owned dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hermit crabs, turtles and fish. Guest post By Peggy Frezon , Rensselaer, New York. Lots of people travel over Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re visiting family or checking out a new vacation spot, does your cat or dog join you? Kelly enjoys coming along to her “grandparents’ &# summer place on a mountain lake.

Reasons to Choose a Pet-Friendly Retirement Community

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And no matter what pet you own — be it a snake, a turtle, a ferret, a hamster or guinea pig, an aquarium full of exotic fish, or perhaps an iguana — you want to be sure that your senior living community supports your pet living there. Not all retirement communities are created equal. And while many are similar, there are always certain things that set the best ones apart from the rest. One of these things is how the retirement community regards its residents owning pets.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

But not long ago on a lonely road in northern Connecticut, I stopped to administer similar compassion, only to be stoutly rebuffed by a vicious snapping turtle that refused to be helped. To the Editor: It’s good to know that Verlyn Klinkenborg is among those of us who stop to help tortoises on their way on a busy road (“ Edges and Order ,” The Rural Life, Jan. I have done that, and afterward felt at least virtuous if not godlike.

See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

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The 700 islands that comprise The Bahamas contain miles of vital coral reefs, which are the foundation of a healthy ocean environment, providing shelter, nurseries and feeding grounds for hundreds of marine species, including dolphins, sea turtles and a wide range of fish.

A New Use For Those BBQ Tongs

Animal Person

I don't know if she was being sarcastic, but in my town I see dead armadillos, opossums, raccoons, all manner of turtles, and squirrels dead in the middle of the road frequently. I have wildlife/nonwildlife rescue paraphernalia in my car.

On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? It just so happens that after I read Bea's comment from yesterday about reaching kids with our message I saw a New York Times article from today called " Where Little Chefs Learn the Art of Slicing and Dicing ," by Ann Farmer. Farmer writes about the Creative Cooks Culinary Center in Brooklyn, where kids 5 to 11-years old are taught cooking in a place "that treats the culinary arts as an anthropological adventure."

Guest Post: Susan Wilson

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Post a picture on Susan Wilson’s Facebook page and explanation of how your dog (or turtle, or human, etc!) Today we have a great guest post from author Susan Wilson. She has a new book out (which I am reading right now) called One Good Dog. One Good Dog is the story of a man who is down on his luck, and a dog who is all out of chances. Together they discover the true meaning of salvation, redemption, and unconditional love. It already has me drawn in!

M. P. Golding on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

My pet turtle does not exercise, at his option, any rights over itself, things, or people. One aspect of the question of whether animals have rights may now be treated. If animals have rights, then these are welfare rather than option-rights. We can now see why some philosophers (who admit duties in respect of animals) have denied that animals have rights: such denials rest upon identifying or connecting, in an essential way, having rights with having option-rights.