Petition: Act Now to Save the Sumatran Rhino — “OUR WORLD”


Samatran Rhino,is one of the rarest Rhino species in the world with fewer than 100 living in the wild. They can only be found in a few spots dense forests in the Indonesia, Malaysia and possibly even Myanmar. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/941/658/570/?z00m=29804317&redirectID=2542312267

via Petition: Act Now to Save the Sumatran Rhino — “OUR WORLD”

The FDA is warning against giving dogs ‘bone treats’ after dozens of reports of illnesses and at least 15 deaths.


(WCMH) – The FDA is warning against giving dogs ‘bone treats’ after dozens of reports of illnesses and at least 15 deaths. According to the FDA, the ‘bone treats’ differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats. A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dogs—including treats described…

via FDA warns of risks of ‘bone treats’ after reports of illnesses, death — WFLA

Neu entdeckte Riesenratte „Uromys vika“ auf den Salomonen



Uromys vika

Die neu entdeckte Baumratte „Uromys vika“.

Foto: dpa

Chicago –

Annähernd einen halben Meter lang, bis zu einem halben Kilo schwer und mit einem langen, haarlosen und schuppigen Schwanz: Für Menschen mit Ekel vor Nagern ist die neu entdeckte Riesenratte „Uromys vika“ auf den Salomonen vermutlich ein Graus.

Für Wissenschaftler ist das Tier ein Grund zur Freude: Sie hatten jahrelang danach gesucht und fanden schließlich ein einziges Exemplar auf der Insel Vangunu in der Südsee östlich von Papua-Neuguinea.
– Quelle: https://www.express.de/28507034 ©2017

CATS ARE DYING IN SUCH A DIGNITY WHEN THEIR TIME HAD COME


NOT MANY WORDS-

ONLY FEW:

SUDDENLY PEOPLE BROUGHT THEIR ELDER AN OLD CATS, PERSIANS,

ABESSINIANS, SIAM CATS …

THEY WANTED NOT TO BRING THEM TO EUTHANIZE,

THEY HEARD WE WOULD GIVE THEM A HOME

AND THEY LIVED A LONG TIME WITH US

WHEN THEY STARTED TO DY, TO A GOD-GIVEN TIME-POINT,

THEY DEVELOPED A VERY TOUCHING BEHAVIOUR:

THEY LIFTED UP THEIR HEAD, OFTEN SKINNY, VERY OLD, CATS,

AND WENT THROUGH OUR HOUSE –

TOTALLY FEARLESS

THEY DO NOT RUN

OUR STRAYDOGGANG DIDN´T HUNT THEM

THEY WENT THROUGH OUR HOUSE AND OUR CAT-GARDEN

SLOWLY, LIKE KINGS, THROUGH THEIR  KINGDOM

THEY WENT IN EACH CORNER

IN EACH ROOM

THE LAST NIGHT THEY CAME INTO MY BED -ON MY FEET –

AND I KNOW THEY WOULD SAY GOOD BYE

SLOWLY, STILL, NO CRY

NEXT MORNING – I KNOW – THEY DIED

IT WAS SUCH A DIGNITY AROUND THEM

AROUND THEIR DYING

A DYING ACCURAT ON THAT TIME-POINT THEY HAD TO GO

AND I ALWAYS, in spite off, I FELT THE LOSS SO STRONG,

I KNEW: THIS WAS EXACT THE RIGHT TIME FOR THIS BELOVED CAT, TO LEAVE US.

THANKFUL WE STAYED BEHIND,

Save elephants from Trump, petition — Dear Kitty. Some blog


From Avaaz.org: This is Donald Trump’s son with the tail of an elephant he killed. Trump just gave him a sick gift, changing the law to let bloodthirsty American hunters murder elephants and bring their heads home as trophies. Let’s build a massive global campaign to shame the US into dropping this disgusting plan — […]

via Save elephants from Trump, petition — Dear Kitty. Som
Picture: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain / Staff
If you think you know it all, it turns out you probably don’t.
That sounds cryptic, we know, but bear with us.
Admitting to your dumb moments might actually show that you’re smart person.
A Duke University study tested participant’s awareness that they might occasionally be wrong about things – for example, by asking them to critique an essay or weigh up contradictory evidence.
In these experiments, intellectually humble (in other words, open-minded) people were found to be:
Better at assessing evidence.
Less judgemental, staying away from personal attacks.
Tended to stick to their principles once they are established.
The research might even offer a potential solutions to negative politics.

Sure, it sounds a big ask to get the political world to be intellectually humble – but it might be easier than you’d think.
The research found that liberals and conservatives are equally capable of the trait, meaning widespread cultural change could be possible.
Professor Mark Leary, the study’s lead author, said in a statement:
If you think about what’s been wrong in Washington for a long time, it’s a whole lot of people who are very intellectually arrogant about the positions they have, on both sides of the aisle.
But even in interpersonal relationships, the minor squabbles we have with our friends, lovers and coworkers are often about relatively trivial things where we are convinced that our view of the world is correct and their view is wrong.
Leary added:
Not being afraid of being wrong – that’s a value, and I think it is a value we could promote.
I think if everyone was a bit more intellectually humble we’d all get along better, we’d be less frustrated with each other.
Admitting when you’re wrong can even shape you into a better leader.
If you’re sitting around a table at a meeting and the boss is very low in intellectual humility, he or she isn’t going to listen to other people’s suggestions.
Yet we know that good leadership requires broadness of perspective and taking as many perspectives into account as possible.
There might be hope after all.
HT PsyBlog

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