16/09/2018

PETITION: Stop Selling Critically Endangered Animals on Facebook




PETITION TARGET: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
A shocking new report reveals more than 1,500 exotic animals listed for sale on Facebook in Thailand. Some of the posts sell live animals, while some advertise dead animals or various body parts.
Researchers from wildlife trade monitoring organization TRAFFIC found 200 different wild animal species listed on Facebook, including those barred from international trade, such as the black spotted turtle, the Asiatic black bear and Eurasian otter. There was even a critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill.
Animals endure unimaginable suffering in the exotic wildlife trade, often ripped from their families as babies or raised in decrepit breeding facilities. Those who manage to survive transport by smugglers end up cruelly confined by “owners” with no clue how to meet their most basic needs.
Although Facebook representatives say the platform does not allow the sale or trade of endangered species or their parts, many of the monitored trafficking groups have been in operation since 2016 and their memberships have doubled in the last two years.
The illegal wildlife trade is a global problem of epic proportions, putting entire species at risk. Facebook must act now to stop this travesty.
Sign this petition urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to address this issue at once, and shut down all sales of animals and animal parts on their platform.

14/09/2018

Forst Liveblog zur R├Ąumung: Hambacher Forst aktuell: Kein Erfolg f├╝r R├Ąumungsgegner vor Gericht

BotoxTests an Tieren komplett stoppen!

Chess960 - Test




Schach960 taugt prima zum Training f├╝r klassisches Schach. Das Gehirn ist gezwungen, in neue Richtungen zu denken, wird mit Motiven und Stellungsbildern konfrontiert, die es sonst kaum einmal sehen w├╝rde. Wer Schach960 spielt, erweitert seinen Horizont, und das sollte auch beim klassischen Schach helfen.
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12/09/2018

Watch out, America! Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex)

R-Schach V1.26

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You,me and us against Glyphosat


Hi Manfred,
Have you heard the news? We have another battle in the fight against glyphosate! Greens/EFA members in the European Parliament have challenged the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) before the European Court of Justice, for its refusal to provide the public with access to crucial studies regarding the impact of glyphosate on our health. This is what happens when thousands of citizens across Europe, including people like you, come together to take action!
This Thursday at 14.30 CET, they will finally have to publicly defend their position. And guess who supports the EFSA in this court case... Of course, Monsanto and Cheminova! The same companies that own the key scientific studies used by EFSA to decide whether glyphosate should be sold in Europe. There is an inherent conflict of interest in the fact that the same companies with an interest in selling their products are the ones that are also responsible for doing the scientific studies to prove that their products are safe. These studies should not be kept secret by EFSA.
In the past, citizens across the EU have shown that they don’t shy away from anyone, whether they are our European leaders or companies like Monsanto and Cheminova. But in order for our voices to have more impact, we need to intensify our support in this fight: we have 24 hours to show how many European citizens stand against glyphosate - and against secret industry studies on glyphosate. We have to do that before the hearing takes place.
Watch and share our great documentary about it (and of course, we can build much more awareness about this topic, when more people watch it!)
If you want to know about the outcomes of the hearing, join our debrief via Facebook live on Thursday at 17:00 CET.
Thank you so much!
Fernando and all of us in the Tilt team.

Ps: The Greens/EFA Members of Parliament have been successful in bringing this case to the EU Court because you and many other Europeans raised your voices against glyphosate and this makes us powerful. Join and share your thoughts with many other EU citizens during our debrief via Facebook live


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