According to ABC, Nicolah Donovan, president of Lawyers for Animals, said “it is conceivable that verbal abuse of an extreme nature against an animal, whether it be human, sheep or otherwise, could constitute an act of violence,” (Conceivable how?) Lynda Stoner, CEO of a local animal-rights association, said even using the wrong tone of voice could hurt the animals.
To make sure I understand this correctly, I’m guessing, because the article is unclear, that the man killed by the bear was an employee of Nature’s Capital? OSHA is saying that the man killed by bears was working in an “unsafe” environment and so is suing Nature’s Capital $15,000?
Try to make sense out of this. I’ll take a stab here and guess that Nature’s Capital is an environmental company that promotes the growth and protection of all natural resources, including bears – but on the website it doesn’t list bears as one of their “projects.”
The company chooses not to make sure this dead man had a chance to protect himself? Or, was it the dead man’s choice NOT to protect himself? Regardless, it appears OSHA believes the company should have, didn’t and thus did not provide a safe work environment.
OSHA is an agency of the Federal Government; the same Federal Government that protects and grows things like bears, wolves, mountain lions, etc. Are the Feds using their predator protection policies as a cash cow? Are they purposefully protecting large predators to kill people so lawsuits can be filed and money made? None of this makes much sense, but then again this is government at work.
Have we now convinced enough people that large predators are “harmless” and if the “very rare” event happens, where a human encounters a bear, wolf or mountain lion, just “look big” and “make noise” and everything will be alright, so that people will go hiking thinking protection isn’t needed?
Isn’t the Federal Government, in part anyway, responsible in all of this, instead of threatening to sue? Didn’t they help to create this stupid monster?
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) | An Idaho company is facing a proposed $15,000 in fines after its 31-year-old employee Adam Stewart was killed in a Teton Wilderness bear mauling.
All of these brain-dead tourists failed to follow directions and “LOOK BIG” when being attacked by a bear. Had they been prepared, like this guy shown in the picture below, with his instant, “Look Big” inflatable, all four bears would have trembled in fear and high-tailed it out of Yellowstone as fast as they could.
“Wolves need to eat, just like everyone else. Since they are not allowed into supermarkets, they eat whatever they can find, presumably darling puppies included.
They do not eat humans. I know that because J. W. Curran, founding publisher of my first newspaper, The Sault Ste. Marie Daily Star, wrote a book titled Wolves Don’t Bite. In it he offered a $100 reward to the first person who could prove he or she had been attacked by a wolf.”<<<Read More>>>
Strategy Follows PETA’s Failed Litigation Campaign to Free Whales from “Bondage”
New York, NY/Washington DC – Washington state Senator Kevin Ranker introduced a bill last week to make it a crime, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $100,000 fine, to hold whales, dolphins or porpoises, known as cetaceans, in aquariums.
The following is a statement by Jeff Stier, head of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Risk Analysis Division:
Radical animal activists don’t believe that humans should own animals or keep them in captivity, even for public educational purposes, even in tremendously large habitats.
When SeaWorld announced last year that it would double the size of its orca tanks to 10 million gallons, PETA attorney Jared Goodman issued a statement opposing the move, saying “A bigger prison is still a prison.” To Mr. Goodman and his anti-aquarium allies, all orcas, even those bred in captivity, should be “reunited” with their families in the open ocean.
PETA’s 2015 legislative approach, radical as it is, is certainly gaining more traction than its 2011 litigation strategy. Then, PETA filed suit in federal court in Southern California seeking to declare that SeaWorld’s whales are being held in slavery in violation of the 13th Amendment. The failed litigation sought a court-ordered release of the whales “from bondage.” CNN reported that the suit sought ‘a permanent order against holding them in slavery, as well as appointment of a legal guardian to carry out the transfer of the whales to a suitable habitat.’
Much of the impetus for the Washington state legislation under consideration, and similar bans that passed last year in New York state and San Francisco, was the advocacy film “Blackfish,” which aired nearly thirty times on CNN. CNN’s director of public relations, Jennifer Dargan, conceded to me that the film was “acquired” by the news organization and did not adhere to any of CNN’s journalistic standards.
Activists have recently blamed Walmart for obesity, SeaWorld for animal suffering and Uber for high transportation costs. The truth is, those who oppose the private sector economy and consumer choice will find villains regardless of the facts.
Jeffrey Ventre, who was fired from his job as a whale trainer at SeaWorld and has since enjoyed the limelight from his appearance in “Blackfish,” crowed that the recent legislation is the “proverbial writing on the wall” for an end to cetaceans in aquariums.
Ultimately, the radical animal activist agenda goes well beyond ending human interaction with animals outside of the wild – and zoos and aquariums as we know them. Some of these activists, who hold that animals aren’t property to be owned by humans, argue that we shouldn’t be allowed to own pets.
As one commenter on Twitter put it, “I see a Pixar’s ‘WALL-E’-type world looming in the near future.”
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On Fox and Friends this morning, a woman who reads the headlines filed a report of the United States Coast Guard rescuing a yellow Labrador retriever from icy waters that evidently the dog had fallen through the ice and couldn’t get out. They rescued the dog. To my knowledge nobody was injured.
At the end of the segment, the news person makes this statement: “I’m so glad those men risked their lives to save the dog.” And, as I have been asked on more than one occasion this morning, it was not some kind of joke or sarcasm that humans shouldn’t risk their lives over dogs. This woman was visibly upset over the poor dog and obviously and carelessly (perversion) was expectant that these men should risk their lives to save a dog. Save the dog, human lives are expendable?
The skull, jawbone and thigh bone of a missing Kentucky woman were all that remained after she was most likely devoured by dozens of her pet wolf-dogs, authorities suspect.
Authorities found more than 50 of the canine hybrids roaming around Patricia Ritz’s Fordsville property when they showed up for a welfare check, police said.<<<Read More>>>
I have often repeated the story of my nephew, who at around age 3, told his father, “Dad, I’ve finished eating my lunch….but don’t go look.”
The nonsensical hysteria of end-of-earth blathering, because of global warming, caused by man and therefore man must pay, continues, despite facts. Government-controlled, useful idiots, are continuing to repeat Government’s lies that global warming is going to make us all dead due to more and bigger storms; one report even claiming that if we don’t do something about global warming, Bruce Springsteen might begin to actually carry a tune.
“A major “scientific” study issued in the summer of 2013 by a climate researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) warned of increased activity of killer hurricanes because of global warming/climate change.”<<<Read More>>>
We’re all going to die……or be subjected to more Bruce Springsteen music. BUT DON’T GO LOOK!
If this action wasn’t so damned pathetic it would be funny. Wayne Hooper, who writes outdoor articles for the Seacoast Online, shared with readers an email that he was sent. It goes like this:
“Your Sunday hunting logic is absurd, and if it wasn’t so sad and typical of sociopath Mainer behavior it would be laughably ridiculous! How about considering the rights of non-hunters who utilize the woodlands? Blue sky laws are an ignorant, self-absorbed straw man argument.
“I guess even one day a week for the at least six-week period during which housewife killing, scumbag Mainer hunters run amok in childish camo is too much for you to allow the over one million Mainers who aren’t hunters to walk in the woods without fear of being shot by a local chucklehead dirtbag with a gun, and to enjoy the same resources that you seem to demand and have a self-entitled expectation for.
“But that’s Maine, the capital of proud-without-cause sociopaths.”
Honest to god, you can’t make this stuff up!