Image: One of numerous Sperm Whales that beached in England.
HOW CLEAN ARE THE UNITED STATES BEACHES, RIVERS AND LAKES?
The United States of America allegedly has a reputation for some of the worlds finest beaches, rivers and lakes. Well that’s what travel agencies want you to hear and read from the U.S. Since 2011 to 2017 in the United States of America there has been hundreds of reported fish, whale, dolphin and marine bird deaths (among other aquatic species.) The situation is now so out of control that should the U.S continue to lose fish at the rates seen below in the report from 2011-2017 larger marine fauna will begin dying of starvation. Extinction will occur!
Starvation has already been reported within some of the reports below relating to walruses, whales and even marine birds. Florida, Texas, California, New York and Missouri are ranking in the top five states to report mass aquatic deaths - Florida being the worst. I’m going to let you the reader be judge and jury of this report, after all it says it all. Each report can also be Googled too for authenticity. Below is a report relating to the state of U.S beaches, the high seas, rivers and lakes, and things aren’t looking too good, that’s for sure. America ranks as the number one country to report mass aquatic deaths than any other country on the planet.
This April, Saturday 22nd 2017 from 09:00am we are organizing an international beach cleaning operation code named (#OpBeachClean.) To get involved please click this Facebook link >here< and contact me in person on Facebook. Your message will be communicated to anyone of my devices and I’ll answer you as soon as possible.
Beach cleans have been organized in Greece, Viet Nam, Thailand, England, Australia, Oman, Netherlands and one in California, U.S. Please help and lets make this beach clean on Earth Day 22nd April a day to remember, not for us, but for our wildlife. Thank you.
1. 1st January 2011 - 5,000+ Red-winged blackbirds & Starlings fall out of the sky dead in Beebe, Arkansas.
2. 1st January 2011 - 200,000+ Dead fish wash up on the shores of Arkansas River, Arkansas.
3. 2,000,000 (2 Million) Dead fish consisting of Menhayden, spots & Croakers wash up in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland & Virginia.
4. 4th January 2011 - Thousands of dead fish consisting of Mullet, Ladyfish, Catfish & Snook in Volusia County, Florida.
5. 4th January 2011 - 3,000+ dead Blackbirds found in Louisville, Kentucky.
6. 4th January 2011 - 500 Dead Red-winged blackbirds & Starlings in Louisiana.
7. 6th January 2011 - Hundreds of dead Grackles, Sparrows & Pigeons were found dead in Upshur County, Texas.
8. 14th January 2011 - 300 Blackbirds found dead on highway I-65 south of Athens in Alabama.
9. 21st January 2011 - Thousands of fish dead in Detroit River, Michigan.
10. 27th January 2011 - 200 Pelicans wash up dead on Topsail Beach in North Carolina.
11. 9th February 2011 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Florida.
12. 11th February 2011 - Hundreds of dead birds found in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
13. 21st February 2011 - Big Freeze kills hundreds of thousands of fish along coast in Texas.
14. 23rd February 2011 - 28 baby Dolphins wash up dead in Alabama and Mississippi.
15. 8th March 2011 - Millions of dead fish in King Harbor Marina in California.
16. 28th March 2011 - Sei Whale washes up dead on beach in Virginia. [NB: Death toll never provided.]
17. 29th March 2011 - Over 1300 ducks die in Houston Minnesota.
18. 18th April 2011 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Ventura Harbour in Southern California.
19. 20th April 2011 - 6 Tons of dead Sardines found in Ventura Harbour in Southern California.
20. 22nd April 2011 - Leopard Sharks dying in San Francisco Bay.
21. 13th May 2011 - Dozens of Sharks washing up dead in California.
22. 13th May 2011 - Thousands of fish wash up dead on shores of Lake Erie in Ohio.
23. 17th June 2011 - About 750 fish found dead in River Des Peres in Missouri.
24. 28th June 2011 - 30 Dolphins wash up dead in the LowCountry, USA.
25. 29th June 2011 - Hundreds of fish turn up dead in South Georgia.
26. 9th July 2011 - Two 1000-pound Whales found dead on beaches in Indian River County, US.
27. 14th July 2011 - Large Quantities of large and small fish continue to wash up dead in Oklahoma.
28. 21st July 2011 - Lake full of dead fish in Louisiana.
29. 22nd July 2011 - Fish washing up dead on shores of North Falmouth, USA.
30. 1st August 2011 - Thousands of Fish die in Lake that turned blood red, in Texas. [NB: The blood red could have something to do with red algae blooms, the reports are sketchy.]
31. 1st August 2011 - Hundreds of Fish dead in Rio Grande River, New Mexico.
32. 14th August 2011 - Hundreds of Fish and Turtles dead in Pearl River, Louisiana.
33. 19th August 2011 - Dead Dolphins and Seals found on Oxnard Beach, in California.
34. During the month of August 2011 2 whales of unknown origin washed ashore in the U.S.
35. 17th September 2011 - Up to 400 Squid wash up dead on Blacks Beach in San Diego.
36. 20th September 2011 - Thousands of white bass turn up dead in Arkansas River in America.
37. 22nd September 2011 - Hundreds of Giant Squid Washing Ashore Dead on Orange County Beaches in America.
38. During the month of September 2011 2 whales of unknown origin washed ashore within the United States. [NB: Reports are sketchy, and the USFWS refuse to acknowledge my concerns.]
39. 21st October 2011 - Hundreds (Maybe Thousands) of dead fish along Briar Creek in Georgia.
40. 24th October 2011 - Thousands of dead fish in Little Wabash River in Illinois.
41. 28th October 2011 - 3 more Dolphins found dead in Mississippi. (14 Dead this month.)
42. 31st October 2011 - Oyster Die-off in Pensacola in America.
43. 31st October 2011 - 500 Songbirds dead in West Virginia in America.
44. During the month of October 2011 five whales stranded in the U.S of unknown origin. (NB: Reports are sketchy although confirmed.]
45. 2nd November 2011 - MILLIONS of fish killed by “Red Tide” along Texas coast in America.
46. 11th November 2011 - Massive Fish Kill in Lake Poway in California.
47. 17th November 2011 - Fish Kill affecting two miles of a creek in Western Iowa in America.
48. 27th November 2011 - Five Dolphins wash up dead in Mississippi.
49. During the month of November 2011 some 15 whales stranded in the U.S.
50. 15th December 2011 - Thousands of Birds die from “crash landing” in Utah.
51. 20th December 2011 - 400 Birds found dead in Davis County in USA.
52. 27th December 2011 - “Red Tide” killing fish in Florida.
1. 1st January 2012 - 200 Blackbirds found dead in Arkansas USA.
2. 7th January 2012 - Thousands of Fish found dead in California.
3. 9th January 2012 - Dozens of Turtles found dead in Florida.
4. 14th January 2012 - 30 Dolphins beach, 20 dead in Cape Cod in America.
5. 85 Dolphins beached, 61 dead in Cape Cod in America.
6. 27th January 2012 - 12 Dolphins wash up dead in Louisiana.
7. 3rd February 2012 - 1,000 Fish found dead floating in two ponds in Virginia.
8. 3rd February 2012 - 100 Pigeons found dead in South Dakota.
9. 7th February 2012 - Dozens of dead Birds found on beach in Florida.
10. 14th February 2012 - UPDATE: 124 Dolphins have now beached and died in Cape Cod America. [[ SCROLL THROUGH ALL OTHER REPORTS PUBLISHED AND REVIEW THE PATTERNS HERE RELATING TO WHALE DEATHS AND THE MONTHS OF JAN, FEB AND MAR.]
11. 15th February 2012 - 100 dead birds found along highway in Maryland America.
12. During 2011 - Record number (335) of Sea Otters either found dead or ill along California coast in America.
13. 2nd March 2012 - Thousands of Jellyfish wash ashore in Texas.
14. 9th March 2012 - Dozens of birds drop dead in University grounds in Florida.
15. 20th March 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish found in River in Minnesota.
16. 29th March 2012 - 10,000 Geese and Waterfowl dead in Siskiyou County America. [NB: C.O.D never found.]
17. 30th March 2012 - Hundreds of Birds Killed in Hail storm in Texas.
18. 11th April 2012 - 14,000 Fish dead in Creek in Missouri.
19. 17th April 2012 - Thousands of fish (30 species) dead in a creek in Tennesse.
20. 25th April 2012 - 28,000 dead Fish found in River in Strongsville, America.
21. 25th April 2012 - 11,000 dead Fish found in River in Kettering, America.
22. 27th April 2012 - Mass Fish kill on Lake Elsinore in California.
23. 30th April 2012 - Hundreds of Bull RedFish found dead in Alabama.
24. 3rd May 2012 - Dead Fish are washing up on shore of Lake Houston in America.
25. 6th May 2012 - Mass Fish death found in Heritage Park Pond in Massachusetts.
26. 8th May 2012 - Hundreds of dead fish in Brake Lake, Perry County America.
27. 16th May 2012 - Fish kill in Arcadia Lake in Oklahoma.
28. 20th May 2012 - Hundreds of Fish found dead at Clear Lake in Minnesota.
29. 23rd May 2012 - 60,000 - 100,000 dead Fish in three Creeks in Maryland USA
30. 24th May 2012 - Hundreds of Fish found dead in Briar Creek in North Carolina.
31. 27th May 2012 - Entire Fish Farm stock to be killed after virus found for first time in waters of Washington State.
32. 29th May 2012 - Mass Fish death - 13,000 Fish found in Ohatchee Alabama.
33. 30th May 2012 - Thousands more Fish turning up dead in Maryland.
34. 5th June 2012 - Thousands of Dead fish found in Imperial Lakes in Florida.
35. 6th June 2012 - Over 10,000 dead Carp found in Blue Springs Lake, Missouri.
36. 120 Dolphins that died off Texas coast between November and March declared “unusual mortality event” America.
37. 20th June 2012 - Hundreds to Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Sutherland Reservoir Nebraska.
38. 21st June 2012 - 150 Birds washing up dead or dying on East Florida beaches in America.
39. 21st June 2012 - Dead turtles washing ashore along Delaware and New Jersey coasts, scientists not sure why in America.
40. 22nd June 2012 - Fish kill on Lake Odessa in Louisa County America.
41. 23rd June 2012 - 67 Birds found dead at Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Hawaii.
42. 25th June 2012 - Several thousand fish dead in a lake in Georgia America
43. 26th June 2012 - Fish kill in Wisconsin Counties in America.
44. 28th June 2012 - Fish die-off in Platte River in Nebraska.
45. 2nd July 2012 - 10,000 Fish dead in South Knoxville Pond in Tennessee America.
46. 3rd July 2012 - 2,300 dead Fish washed ashore on South River in Butts County, Georgia America.
47. 3rd July 2012 - Fish Kill: Catfish die-off on Lake Buffum near Fort Meade Florida.
48. 3rd July 2012 - Hundreds of Fish found floating dead in Upstate Lake South Carolina.
49. 3rd July 2012 - Major Fish kill: Hundreds of thousands of Fish dead in Lake Wichita Texas.
50. 4th July 2012 - Thousands of Fish found dead on Dexter City Lake in Missouri America.
51. 5th July 2012 - Over 20 dead Birds (Egrets) found in Rockport Texas.
52. 5th July 2012 - Thousands of Fish found dead in James River in Lamoure North Dakota.
53. 5th July 2012 - Fish kill on Roy Lake in South Dakota.
54. 5th July 2012 - Fish kill on Century Village Lakes in Florida.
55. 6th July 2012 - Fish kill in Patoka River, Indiana.
56. 6th July 2012 - Mass Fish kill on Salt River in Arizona.
57. 6th July 2012 - Many thousands of dead Fish found in Silver Lake, Delaware America.
58. 7th July 2012 - Over 50 Ducks and Geese found dead in Ohio, leaving locals baffled, America.
59. 9th July 2012 - “Catastrophic” Fish kill on Geneva Lake, also over 200 Pike dead on Fountain Lake in Minnesota America.
60. 10th July 2012 - Lobster mass die-off continues in Connecticut America.
61. 10th July 2012 - Dozens of dead Birds found in Illinois America.
62. 11th July 2012 - 19,000 Fish dead in Lake Odessa America.
63. 11th July 2012 - 58,000 Fish kill on the Des Moines River in Iowa America.
64. 12th July 2012 - Thousand of dead fish found on the Vermilion River in Illinois America.
65. 12th July 2012 - 6,500 dead Fish in Twin Lakes in North Carolina America.
66. 12th July 2012 - Tens of thousands of Fish dying and many birds dying to in Horicon Marsh America.
67. 17th July 2012 - MILLIONS of “weird”, and “unknown” Crab like creatures wash onto beaches, either dead or dying in Hawaii.
68. 19th July 2012 - Hundreds of Frogs found dead in Chesterfield Lake, Missouri, America.
69. 20th July 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish line beaches in Piney Point, Maryland, America.
70. 20th July 2012 - 300 Birds found dead on Agate Beach in Oregon, America.
71. 21st July 2012 - Thousands of fish washing ashore dead on Lake Elsinore in California, America.
72. 22nd July 2012 - Massive Fish kill on Lake Erie in Ohio, America.
73. 23rd July 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish wash ashore on Volusia’s beaches, Daytona, America.
74. 23rd July 2012 - Fish kill found on Big Sandy Lake in Minnesota, America.
75. 26th July 2012 - Fish kill in a canal in Plantation, Florida, America.
76. 29th July 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish found in the Colorado River, America.
77. 3rd August 2012 - Massive Fish kills right across America.
78. 3rd August 2012 - Massive Bird kill on beaches of Bandon, Oregon, America.
79. 3rd August 2012 - 3,000 Fish found dead on Petit Jean River in Arkansas, America.
80. 5th August 2012 - 40,000 Sturgeon and thousands of other Fish dead in Iowa and other Central States in America.
81. 7th August 2012 - Large Fish kill on the Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
82. 7th August 2012 - 900 Birds found dead in Minnesota, America.
83. 9th August 2012 - 20,000 dead Fish in Lake Contrary, Missouri, America.
84. 9th August 2012 - Hundreds of Crabs washing ashore dead on Tiana and Shinnecock Bay in America.
85. 13th August 2012 - Hundreds of Thousands of dead Fish on beaches from Matagorda to Galveston, Texas.
86. 15th August 2012 - Dozens of Birds fall from sky dead in New Jersey, America.
87. 15th August 2012 - 5,000 Fish found dead in Sugar Creek, Ohio, America.
88. 16th August 2012 - Fish kill in Wolf Creek, Iowa, America.
89. 17th August 2012 - Lots of various Fish and Stingrays washing up dead off Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, America.
90. 17th August 2012 - 1 MILLION Fish have been killed by “red tide” in Texas, America.
91. 20th August 2012 - 20,000 Fish found dead in Contraband Bayou, Louisiana, America.
92. 20th August 2012 - Fish kill in Highland Park in Texas, America.
93. 20th August 2012 - Thousands of Fish continue to die in Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
94. 20th August 2012 - Major Fish kill on the shores of Anson Lake, Texas, America.
95. 22nd August 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish found in Cuyahoga River, Ohio, America.
96. 30th August 2012 - “Significant” fish kill on Tuscarawas River in NEW PHILADELPHIA, America.
96. 30th August 2012 - Die-off of Whitefish in Eastern Idaho Rivers a “mystery”, America.
97. 2nd September 2012 - 17 Whales dead after 22 beach themselves in Florida, America.
98. 4th September 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish found in Broadkill River - “The River smelled like dead fish” - in Delaware, America.
99. 4th September 2012 - Fish kill in Bayou Casotte in Jackson County, America.
100. 4th September 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish along Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana, America.
101. 5th September 2012 - Tens of thousands of Nutria Rats washed up dead on Mississippi beaches in America.
102. 5th September 2012 - Large Fish kills reported around Louisiana in America.
103. 8th September 2012 - Fish kill in San Carlos Lake in Arizona, America.
104. 10th September 2012 - Hundreds of dead Fish litter Lake Vista in New Orleans, America.
105. 12th September 2012 - MILLIONS of dead fish in the Salton Sea in California, America.
106. 12th September 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish in Arrowhead Lakes, Arizona, America.
107. 12th September 2012 - Large Fish kill from New Smyrna Beach to Oak Hill, Florida, America.
108. 14th September 2012 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in a creak in Arlington, America.
109. 14th September 2012 - 131,000 Fish killed due to disease in New York State, America.
110. 17th September 2012 - Mass Fish kill in Lakeview Park, Corpus Christi in America.
111. 19th September 2012 - Large Fish kill in Lake Auburn, Maine, America.
112. 23rd September 2012 - Last remaining 20 Ducks found dead in Arden Park - No Ducks left, Arizona, America.
113. 24th September 2012 - Large Fish kill, causing complete wipeout of Fish in North Sterling Reservoir, Colorado, America.
114. 25th September 2012 - Hundreds of Fish found dead in the Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
115. 28th September 2012 - Ongoing Fish kill caused by algea at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, America.
116. 28th September 2012 - Massive Fish kill in Harvey’s Run River, Pennsylvania in America.
117. 4th October 2012 - Fish kill caused by “Red Tide” on Sarasota Beaches, Florida in America.
118. 7th October 2012 - 150 dead Birds found in Chicago during September. A 50 Percent increase over August. America.
119. 9th October 2012 - Massive Fish kills caused by Red Tide along Florida coast, America.
120. 12th October 2012 - Mass death of Hammerhead Shark pups found in Hawaii.
121. 16th October 2012 - Fish kill in Dalton Creek, Georgia, America.
122. 17th October 2012 - “Significant” Bass die-off, thousands dead in Dickinson County lakes, Iowa, America.
123. 17th October 2012 - Fish die-off could be in the MILLIONS in Neuse River, North Carolina, America.
124. 19th October 2012 - A Virus is killing Doves all across the Permian Basin, America.
125. 22nd October 2012 - Tens of thousands of Gizzard Shad Fish dead in Oneida Lake, New York State, America.
126. 22nd October 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish scattered along Collier beaches in Florida, America.
127. 23rd October 2012 - Massive Scallop die-off from Red Tide in America.
128. 25th October 2012 - 900+ dead Birds wash ashore on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan, America.
129. 26th October 2012 - Fish kill in Prairie Creek, Blairstown, America.
130. 31st October 2012 - 15,000+ Fish found dead on Lake Madeline in Texas, America.
131. 4th November 2012 - 700 Waterbirds found dead along shore of Lake Michigan in America.
132. 7th November 2012 - Fish kill found along a 7 mile stretch of Bradford Branch in Ohio, America.
133. 8th November 2012 - Die-off of spawning Salmon in Longfellow Creek, Seattle, America.
134. 16th November 2012 - Thousands of dead gizzard shad Fish found dead on Lake Erie in New York, America.
135. 20th November 2012 - 100 dead starlings found on road baffles scientists in Missouri, America.
136. 24th November 2012 - 26 Turtles die from disease during past few months in West Virginia, America.
137. 1st December 2012 - Catfish die-off near Marco Island in Florida, America.
138. 2nd December 2012 - 50 birds found dead on road in Collin County, Texas, America.
139. 3rd December 2012 - Hundreds of dead Carp washed up in Pinto Lake, California, America.
140. 6th December 2012 - Thousands of Fish found dead and dying on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, America.
141. 11th December 2012 - “Dead Fish all over the place” near giant sinkhole in Louisiana, America.
142. 11th December 2012 - Thousands of Squid wash ashore dead in California, America.
143. 12th December 2012 - 6 Dolphins wash ashore dead during past month in Gavelston, Texas, America.
144. 18th December 2012 - Die-off of Songbirds in Sonoma County, California, America.
145. 27th December 2012 - Thousands of dead Fish washing ashore in Sarasota and Charlotte, America.
146. 31st December 2012 - 300 Birds drop dead out of the sky in Tennessee, America.
1. 4th January 2013 - Thousands of dead Sardines washing ashore on Sanibel Island, Florida, America.
2. 4th January 2013 - Mass Fish kill in the Boca Grande Causeway, Florida, America.
3. 4th January 2013 - Several thousand dead Fish found along the shores of Altus-Lugert Lake, Oklahoma, America.
5. 11th January 2013 - Hundreds of thousands of dead Fish washed up on Masonboro Island in America.
6. 11th January 2013 - Thousands of dead Birds are washing up on Michigan’s shoreline in America.
7. 15th January 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish washed up on Pawleys Island, in South Carolina, America.
8. 15th January 2013 - 30+ Birds found dead in Duson, Louisiana, America.
9. 16th January 2013 - 2,000 Fish found dead in Grand Island Lake, Nebraska, America.
10. 17th January 2013 - 40,000 dead Fish wash ashore for 2nd time in a week in South Carolina, America.
11. 17th January 2013 - Countless number of dead Fish wash ashore on Siesta Public Beach, Florida, America.
12. 18th January 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish continue to wash ashore on Sarasota beaches in Florida, America.
13. 21st January 2013 - Fish kill on the shores of Anna Maria Island in America.
14. 30th January 2013 - Fish kill caused by algae bloom at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, America.
15. 30th January 2013 - 1 whale died, location is unknown.
16. 6th February 2013 - Thousands of Tilapia Fish found dead in Tempe Town Lake, Arizona, America.
17. 12th February 2013 - Thousands of Fish killed by chlorinated water in San Mateo Creek, California, America.
18. 14th February 2013 - Thousands of Fish found dead in Suck’s Lake, Nebraska, America.
19. 14th February 2013 - Thousands of dead Lobsters, Starfish, Clams and Skates wash ashore in Massachusetts, America.
20. 24th February 2013 - Thousands of Fish found dead in Cuyahoga River, Ohio, America.
21. 27th February 2013 - Thousands of Fish wash up dead onto beaches in Florida, America.
22. 28th February 2013 - 100 Manatees killed by Red tide this year in Florida, America.
23. 28th February 2013 - 150 Birds found dead in Arlington, Texas, America.
24. During the month of February 2013 a 5 sperm whales washed ashore in American waters, locations again are unknown.
25. 1st March 2013 - 1 Million fish dead so far this year in Lake Erie, America.
26. 6th March 2013 - Dead Fish litter the Payette River in Idaho, America.
27. 6th March 2013 - Fish kill in Baffin Bay has Scientists concerned, Texas, America.
28. 11th March 2013 - Fish kill at Walborn Reservoir in Ohio, America.
29. 12th March 2013 - Fish kill including dead Ducks along Union Ship Canal, New York, America.
30. 13th March 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Stansbury Park Lake, Utah, America.
31. 14th March 2013 - 100+ Pelicans dead during past 2 months “baffling biologists” in Florida, America.
32. 20th March 2013 - Fish kill on the Brazos River in Texas, America.
33. 21st March 2013 - Hundreds of Fish found dead after Bleach spill in Rocky Creek, Augusta, America.
34. 26th March 2013 - Many Fish kills reported along the Mississippi River, America.
35. 28th March 2013 - 213 Manatees dead so far this year in Florida, America.
36. During March, 23 Whales and Dolphins washed up dead in various countries around the World. 5 of them in America.
37. 1st April 2013 - High number of deaths of Sea Lion pups washing up in California, America.
38. 3rd April 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found floating along Rock River in Illinois, America.
39. 3rd April 2013 - Thousands of Fish wash up dead on Lake Erie shores in Buffalo, America.
40. 4th April 2013 - Update: 1,100 Sea Lions have beached so far this year in America.
41. 7th April 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish found washed ashore in Cleveland, America.
42. 12th April 2013 - MILLIONS of dead Fish wash ashore on Lake Erie, America.
43. 13th April 2013 - Thousands of Fish dying at the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Wisconsin, America.
44. 12th April 2013 - 200,000 Salmon killed in Elwha River, Washington State, America.
45. 17th April 2013 - Thousands of Birds drop dead from sky at Army base in Utah, America.
46. 19th April 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in a lake at Sylvan Heights, Pennsylvania, America.
47. 26th April 2013 - Hundreds of Birds dead from Spring Snowstorm in Colorado, America.
48. 29th April 2013 - INFO: Seal Pups continue to wash up in California close to death. 1,400 so far in 2013, America.
49. 30th April 2013 - Fish kill at Eagles Mere Lake a mystery in Pennsylvania, America.
50. During April, 24 Whales and Dolphins washed up dead in various countries around the World. 3 stranded in America. Location is again unknown.
51. 2nd May 2013 - Fish kill at Pipestem Reservoir in North Dakota, America.
52. 2nd May 2013 - Several hundred dead Fish in a lake baffles officials in Nebraska, America.
53. 3rd May 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish found in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, America.
54. 3rd May 2013 - Mass Fish kill found in Laurinburg, North Carolina, America.
55. 3rd May 2013 - 582 Manatees have died so far this year in Florida, America.
56. 6th May 2013 - Fish kill in Harlan Creek, Kentucky, America.
57. 6th May 2013 - Fish kill at Delaware Lake, Ohio, America.
58. 6th May 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish wash up on Beaver Lake, Minnesota, America.
59. 8th May 2013 - 100+ dead Birds fall from sky in Danville & Pittsylvania, America.
60. 9th May 2013 - Fish kill in Tygart Lake, West Virginia, America.
61. 9th May 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Bristol Pond in Connecticut, America.
62. 13th May 2013 - Hundreds of Fish washing up dead every day in Mobile Bay, Alabama, America.
63. 20th May 2013 - Major Fish Kill in the Big Eau Plaine reservoir, Wisconsin, America.
64. 21st May 2013 - Large Fish kill on the Pinnebog River in Michigan, America.
65. 22nd May 2013 - Hundreds of White Bass found dead in Lake Springfield, Illinois, America.
66. 24th May 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Rocky Fork Lake in Ohio, America.
67. 24th May 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Ottawa River in Ohio, America.
68. 24th May 2013 - Thousands of Bull Redfish found floating dead in Breton Sound, Louisiana, America.
69. 25th May 2013 - 30 Fish kills happened during winter in North Dakota Lakes, America.
70. 26th May 2013 - Several Hundred Fish found dead on banks of De Queen Lake in Arkansas, America.
71. 28th May 2013 - Large Fish die-off in Irondequoit Bay in New York, America.
72. 31st May 2013 - Dead Fish litter a reservoir along with garbage in Mississippi, America.
73. 4th June 2013 - Fish kills worry residents on Padre Island, Texas, America.
74. 5th June 2013 - Thousands of Fish die in Quartz Lake, Alaska, America.
75. 5th June 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Jamestown Dam, North Dakota, America.
76. 10th June 2013 - Fish kill a “mystery” at Lake Mead in Nevada, America.
77. 10th June 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish found in West Pond, Texas, America.
78. 10th June 2013 - 350,000 Fish have died since beginning of year in Lugert-Altus Lake. “NO FISH LEFT”, Oklahoma, America.
79. 14th June 2013 - Fish kill a “mystery” at East Park Pond in El Dorado, Kansas, America.
80. 14th June 2013 - Thousands of dead White Bass found in Cave Run Lake, Kentucky, America.
81. 15th June 2013 - Thousands of Carp found dead in Milford reservoir, Kansas, America.
82. 15th June 2013 - Meadow Grounds Lake in McConnellsburg Drained and Full of Dead Fish, Pennsylvania, America.
83. 16th June 2013 - 111 Manatees, 300 Pelicans and 46 Dolphins have died since last summer in Indian River Lagoon. With 1 Dolphin turning up dead everyday last week. Florida, America.
84. 17th June 2013 - Hundreds of Fish turning up dead in a pond has locals “puzzled” in Temple, Texas, America.
85. 18th June 2013 - Fish kill in Lake Texoma, Oklahoma and Texas, America.
86. 19th June 2013 - Thousands of Fish turn up dead in a lake in Sarasota, Florida, America.
87. 19th June 2013 - Thousands of Dead Fish floating and wash ashore in Nassawadox Creek, Virginia, America.
88. 20th June 2013 - Hundreds of dead Fish found in Hirsch Lake, New Jersey, America.
89. 20th June 2013 - Fish kill in a Lake in Addison County, Vermont, America.
90. 20th June 2013 - Fish die off washes up on beaches in Kirkland, Washington, America.
91. 20th June 2013 - Unusual number of Birds dying with 1 Resident reporting 50 dead Birds in Billings, Montana, America.
92. 21st June 2013 - Thousands of dead Fish found along 50 mile stretch of Salt Fork River is “catastrophic”, Oklahoma, America.
93. 24th June 2013 - Hundreds of Carp turn up dead in Lakes in Iowa and Dane counties, America.
94. 25th June 2013 - Fish kill reported in Ashland Creek, Oregon, America.
95. 26th June 2013 - 160,000 Fish died in a hatchery due to an “alleged” failed pump in Montana, America.
96. 27th June 2013 - Hundreds to thousands of dead Fish piling up on the shores of Eagle Nest Lake in New Mexico, America.
97. 27th June 2013 - Millions of Pacific Krill [“largest die-off in recent history”] “mysteriously” wash up dead on beaches in California, America.
98. 28th June 2013 - Hundreds of Fish die from being “too warm” in Ballaine Lake, Alaska, America.
99. 28th June 2013 - Large Fish kill found in Charles River, Massachusetts, America.
100. 29th June 2013 - Fish kills currently on all lakes in Minnesota, America.
101. 1st July 2013 - Fish die off (worst in years) on Canandaigua Lake, New York, America.
102. 2nd July 2013 - Thousands of fish found dead in Chetek Lake, Wisconsin, America.
103. 3rd July 2013 - Fish kills reported on several of the Finger Lakes in New York, America.
104. 4th July 2013 - 80+ TONS of dead fish removed from Mississippi Sound, America.
105. 6th July 2013 - 1,200 lbs of Bluefish “mysteriously” washed up dead in Shinnecock Bay, America.
106. 9th July 2013 - 2 Whales dead after beaching on Jupiter Island in Florida, America.
107. 10th July 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up along Neuse River in N.Carolina, America.
108. 10th July 2013 - 200,000+ fish have died due to “alleged pump failure” in Washington, America.
109. 11th July 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a creek in Colonial Heights, Virginia, America.
110. 13th July 2013 - Die off of Chinook salmon “due to heat wave” in John Day River, Oregon, America.
111. 17th July 2013 - 600 fish dead from “heat and low water” in reservoir in Utah, America.
112. 18th July 2013 - Large fish kill washing up on lake Michigan in America.
113. 18th July 2013 - Thousands of fish dead from “lack of rain” in Sugar Lake, Missouri, America.
114. 19th July 2013 - Hundreds of fish turning up dead in Holter Lake, Montana, America.
115. 20th July 2013 - 3,000 fish found dead in a creek in Madison County, Ohio, America.
116. 22nd July 2013 - Large fish kill at Grand Lake, St Marys, Ohio, America.
117. 22nd July 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Lake George, Massechusetts, America.
118. 23rd July 2013 - Hundreds of fish have died in a park pond in Youngstown, Ohio, America.
119. 24th July 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Provo River, Utah, America.
120. 27th July 2013 - 6 Dolphins wash up dead during past week along New Jersey shoreline, America.
121. 27th July 2013 - 10,000 dead fish found in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, America.
122. 28th July 2013 - 1100 King Salmon found dead in a river in Petersburg, Alaska, America.
123. 30th July 2013 - 5,000 fish found dead in Savannah River, Columbia County in America.
124. 31st July 2013 - Thousands of dead fish, stingrays, crabs and shrimp have washed ashore this month on Mississippi beaches in America.
125. 2nd August 2013 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Lower Owens River in California, America.
126. 3rd August 2013 - Hundreds of fish found dead in Assabet river in Massachusetts, America.
127. 3rd August 2013 - 4 more Dolphins wash ashore dead on beaches in Jersey, America.
128. 7th August 2013 - 13 Dolphins wash ashore dead during past week in Virginia, America.
129. 11th August 2013 - Mass fish kill found again in Neuse River in N.Carolina, America.
130. 15th August 2013 - 1000 dead fish found floating in National Mall Pond in Washington DC, America.
131. 16th August 2013 - UPDATE INFO: Many thousands of seal pups died “mysteriously” during May in California, America.
132. 20th August 2013 - 19 Turtles found dead in Vermilion County parks, Illinois, America.
133. 20th August 2013 - Thousands of fish are dead in Bayou Casotte, Mississippi, America.
134. 20th August 2013 - 25 dead dolphins wash up this past weekend along coast in Virginia, America.
135. 21st August 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Agoura Hills Lake, California, America.
136. 21st August 2013 - UPDATE: 300 Dolphins have washed ashore dead this summer along east coast of America.
137. 22nd August 2013 - 30,000 dead fish along a 4 mile stretch of Panther Creek in Illinois, America.
138. 26th August 2013 - 3 more dolphins wash up dead off coast of Jersey, America.
139. 27th August 2013 - 100 % of Oyster beds dead in St. Lucie River, due to river being 100 % toxic, Florida, America.
140. 28th August 2013 - Thousands of fish turn up dead in a pond off Iowa river, America.
141. 29th August 2013 - Thousands of Ducks dying ‘due to disease’ in Klamath Basin, Oregon, America.
142. 30th August 2013 - 10,000 dead salmon found scattered along Lake Koocanusa in Montana, America.
143. 6th September 2013 - 5,000 dead fish found in a lake in New Mexico, America.
144. 6th September 2013 - 2,000 lbs of fish suddenly die in Atascadero Lake, California, America.
145. 12th September 2013 - Thousands of fish and other sealife dead after molasses spill in Honolulu, America.
146. 17th September 2013 - 25,000 Trout to be destroyed due to outbreak of disease in New Jersey, America.
147. 18th September 2013 - Fish kills due to alae blooms plague Indian River Lagoon in Florida, America.
148. 19th September 2013 - More dolphins continue to wash up dead along coast in Virginia, America.
149. 24th September 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on banks of Spoon River in Illinois, America.
150. 25th September 2013 - Thousands of fish found dead in a creek in Texas, America.
151. 27th September 2013 - Massive fish die off ‘due to algae’ in Sierra County reservoir, California, America.
152. 29th September 2013 - 4 major Fish kills have occured this month in Iowa, America.
153. 1st October 2013 - 74 very large Walleye fish found washed up dead along Lost Island Lake, Iowa, America.
154. 3rd October 2013 - MILLIONS of dead fish washing up along Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers in Carolina, America.
155. 3rd October 2013 - Thousands of Swallows dead from ‘bad weather’ has ‘stunned wildlife experts’ in Oregon, America.
156. 8th October 2013 - 14 Dolphins wash ashore dead during past week in New Jersey, America.
157. 8th October 2013 - Masses of dead fish continuing to wash up along Neuse and Pamlico rivers in Carolina, America.
158. 13th October 2013 - 2 fish kills reported in rivers in Iowa, America.
159. 14th October 2013 - Another fish kill due to red tide in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, America.
160. 14th October 2013 - Thousands of shellfish wash ashore dead ‘causing concern’ in Milford, Connecticut, America.
161. 15th October 2013 - 18 Dolphins and 5 Turtles wash ashore dead - ‘more than in a whole year’ along Delaware coast in America.
162. 18th October 2013 - Thousands of fish dead in dried up river channel in Oregon, America.
163. 18th October 2013 - Major fish kill in a lake in Englewood, Florida, America.
164. 19th October 2013 - Thousands of fish dead ‘due to temperature drop’ in a lake in Rockwall, Texas, America.
165. 19th October 2013 - Hundreds, maybe thousands of dead fish appear in Little River, ‘locals puzzled’ in Kentucky, America.
166. 19th October 2013 - 2 very rare Oarfish wash ashore dead ‘is a mystery’ in California, America.
167. 21st October 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish, bass, carp, shad, perch and minnows in Brazos River, Texas, America.
168. 23rd October 2013 - UPDATE: Over SEVEN HUNDRED (700) Dolphins washed ashore dead since July along east coast of America.
169. 31st October 2013 - NOTE: 769 Manatees wash up dead this year (most ever recorded), in Florida, America.
170. 1st November 2013 - Massive die off of sea stars now occuring along east and west coasts in America & Canada.
171. 3rd November 2013 - Massive die off of Shrimp during past 2 months due to disease off Carolina coast in America
172. 8th November 2013 - Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake in St Petersburg, Florida, America.
173. 10th November 2013 - Thousands of dead fish in the Deschutes River in Oregon, America.
174. 10th November 2013 - Massive Oyster die off, ‘Everywhere you look it’s just dead oysters’ in Beaufort County, S.Carolina, America.
175. 15th November 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Mecox Bay in New York, America.
176. 26th November 2013 - Hundreds (maybe thousands) of dead birds wash ashore on St Lawrence Island in Alaska, America.
177. 26th November 2013 - 16 Dolphins have washed up dead during past few days on beaches in Florida, America.
178. 26th November 2013 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating along the harbor and canals in Charlotte County, America.
179. 30th November 2013 - Thousands of dead fish found in Lake Owasso, Minnesota, America
180. 4th December 2013 - 10 Pilot whales dead, 41 stranded in the Everglades, Florida, America.
181. 5th December 2013 - Massive Fish kill, ‘All fish dead’ due to algae in a reservoir in Oklahoma, America.
182. 8th December 2013 - 11 more Whales found dead on a beach in Florida Keys, America.
183. 9th December 2013 - Hundreds of birds dead from outbreak of disease in Lake Ontario, America/Canada.
184. 10th December 2013 - 28 Dolphins wash ashore dead during past week along south east coast of America.
185. 12th December 2013 - Hundreds of birds ‘fall dead from sky’ in Virginia, America.
186. 19th December 2013 - UPDATE: 803 Manatees have washed up dead this year in Florida, San Roque America.
187. 23rd December 2013 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on the shores of Sparks Marina in Nevada, America.
188. 26th December 2013 - UPDATE: 1000+ Dolphins washed up dead this year along east coast of America.
189. 27th December 2013 - 20 Bald Eagles and thousands of birds have died from disease in Utah, America.
190. 29th December 2013 - Hundreds of dead starfish wash up on beaches in Corpus Christi, America.
192. 31st December 2013 - UPDATE: 27 Eagles now dead from virus in Utah, America.
1. 2nd January 2014 - NOTE: 20,000 Birds have died since November due to disease around Great Salt Lake in America.
2. 6th January 2014 - 2 rare Whales dead after beaching on Long Island is ‘unusual’ in America.
3. 7th January 2014 - 40 Bald Eagles now dead from ‘virus’ in Utah, America.
4. 14th January 2014 - Thousands of fish have died ‘due to cold’ in Olentangy River, Ohio, America.
5. 15th January 2014 - 100,000 dead fish in Sparks Marina, ‘reason unknown’ in Nevada, America.
6. 17th January 2014 - 5,300+ dead fish found in Clinton Lake, Illinois, America.
7. 17th January 2014 - Thousands of dead fish appear on the shores of a river in Old Lyme, Connecticut, America.
8. 21st January 2014 - 8 Whales dead, more stranded off the coast of Florida, America.
9. 22nd January 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up at Thompson’s Bayou in Florida, America.
10. 23rd January 2014 - Hundreds of dead birds found, ‘never seen anything like it’ in Burleson, Texas, America.
11. 24th January 2014 - 25 dead whales found near Kice Island in Florida, America.
12. 28th January 2014 - Tens of thousands of dead fish washing up along a river in Tennessee, America.
13. 29th January 2014 - Masses of fish and squid wash ashore dead on beach in Kauai, Hawaii, America.
14. 29th January 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in Kings River, California, America.
15. 3rd February 2014 - Millions of Sea stars still dying off on west coast of America.
16. 4th March 2014 - Large Fish kills occuring in various lakes across Missouri, America.
17. 4th March 2014 - Hundreds of dead ducks found around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in New York, America.
18. 10th March 2014 - 10,000 Trout have died in a hatchery in Pennsylvania, America.
19. 12th March 2014 - Hundreds of fish found dead in a creek in Rocky Gap, Virginia, America.
20. 17th March 2014 - Thousands of dead ducks appearing all around the Great Lakes in America.
21. 19th March 2014 - 52,000 young trout found dead in a hatchery in Pennsylvania, America.
22. 24th March 2014 - Thousands of fish found dead in a pond in Killingly, Connecticut, America.
23. 30th March 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash up along a canal in Illinois, America.
24. 1st April 2014 - Large fish die offs in various lakes in Northern Indiana, America.
25. 1st April 2014 - 9,000+ lbs of dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Illinois, America.
26. 1st April 2014 - Large amount of dead fish washing ashore in Presque Isle Bay, Pennsylvania, America.
27. 2nd April 2014 - Thousands of starfish washing ashore dead and dying on beaches in Florida, America.
28. 3rd April 2014 - Thousands of fish dying off ‘due to disease’ in Tempe Town Lake, Arizona, America.
29. 5th April 2014 - 48 Dolphins wash up dead during past month in Texas, America.
30. 5th April 2014 - Dozens of birds fall dead from sky ‘a mystery’ in Oklahoma City, America.
31. 11th April 2014 - Thousands of dead fish due to algae in Devils Lake, ‘never seen anything like it’ in Oregon, America.
32. 14th April 2014 - 6 Dolphins, 1 Shark, 1 Whale and multiple Turtles washed up dead during past 2 weeks in Florida, America.
33. 17th April 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake ‘baffles biologists’ in Virginia, America.
34. 18th April 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish found washed up along Chautauqua Lake, New York, America.
35. 25th April 2014 - 500,000 Carp die suddenly in a river in Kentucky, America.
36. 25th April 2014 - 90,000 trout to be killed due to disease outbreak in New Jersey, America.
37. 29th April 2014 - Thousands of dead fish washing up along the shores of Lakes in Wisconsin, America.
38. 29th April 2014 - 7,000 dead fish found floating in Patapsco River and Inner Harbor in Baltimore, America.
39. 29th April 2014 - Dozens of sea turtles are washing up dead in South Mississippi, America.
40. 30th April 2014 - Mass fish kill ‘worst I’ve seen in 26 years of working here’ in Iowa, America.
41. 1st May 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found floating on a lake in Meniffe, California, America.
42. 8th May 2014 - 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, America.
43. 12th May 2014 - Tens of thousands of dead fish found in a river in New Jersey, America.
44. 13th May 2014 - INFO: 650 Sea Lion pups have stranded during past couple of months on shores of California, America.
45. 16th May 2014 - Tens of thousands of fish are dead in Grand Lake, Minnesota, America.
46. 16th May 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on Belmar Beach in New Jersey, America.
47. 17th May 2014 - Masses of fish turn up dead in a Marina in Pultneyville, New York, America.
48. 19th May 2014 - Tens of Thousands of dead fish ‘mysteriously’ wash up in Marina Del Rey, California, America.
49. 26th May 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Texas, America.
50. 27th May 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Lake Mendocino ‘is a mystery’ in California, America.
51. 29th May 2014 - Fish kill found on Red River in Oklahoma, America.
52. 31st May 2014 - Large fish kill appears on Santa Fe lake in Kansas, America.
53. 2nd June 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish washing ashore at Indian Lake in Ohio, America.
54. 4th June 2014 - Massive die off of Starfish during past two weeks in Oregon, America.
55. 6th June 2014 - Masses of dead fish wash up again in Galveston, Texas, America.
56. 6th June 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in New Jersey, America.
57. 14th June 2014 - Mass fish kill in a lake, ‘worst I’ve seen in 30 years of being here’ in Illinois, America.
58. 16th June 2014 - Mass die off of wildlife ‘suddenly’ around a lake in Tennessee, America.
59. 18th June 2014 - UPDATE - MASSIVE, ‘catastrophic’ starfish die off affecting 20 species and getting worse along both coasts of America.
60. 25th June 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake ‘due to algae’ in Kansas, America.
61. 24th June 2014 - Thousands of dead fish washing up on a beach in Milwaukee, America.
62. 25th June 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake ‘due to algae’ in Kansas, America.
63. 26th June 2014 - Large die off of fish in Canandaigua Lake, New York, America.
64. 28th June 2014 - 1 MILLION+ dead fish wash up in Winyah Bay, South Carolina, America.
65. 1st July 2014 - Large number of dead fish wash up along miles of beach in Florida, America.
66. 4th July 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up along a beach in Hawaii, America.
67. 9th July 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore, ‘never seen before’ in Oahu, Hawaii, America.
68. 19th July 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on a beach in California, America.
69. 18th July 2014 - Large die off of fish found in a river in Oregon, America.
70. 17th July 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in a lake Wyndham Lake in Virginia, America.
71. 23rd July 2014 - Hundreds of fish and other marine life continue to wash up dead on beaches in Hawaii, America.
72. 23rd July 2014 - Millions of dead fish found floating on a lake in Texas, America.
73. 25th July 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up on a beach in California, America.
74. 28th July 2014 - Thousands of Carp washing up dead in Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin, America.
75. 4th August 2014 - Hundreds of Spanish Sardines wash up dead along a beach in Alabama, America.
76. 1st August 2014 - Hundreds of dead birds found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, America.
77. 1st August 2014 - Hundreds of Thousands of dead fish wash up in Santa Cruz harbor, California, America.
78. 30th July 2014 - Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along Necanicum River, Oregon, America.
79. 29th July 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found floating in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, America.
80. 6th August 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Puerto Rico, America.
81. 6th August 2014 - Large fish kill found in the Kishwaukee River in Illinois, America.
82. 7th August 2014 - Large fish kill found along Salt Fork River in Oklahoma, America.
83. 8th August 2014 - Mass Dolphin die off continues along east coast of America.
84. 8th August 2014 - Massive fish kill ‘due to algae’ in a lake in Kansas, America.
85. 11th August 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish show up in a lake in Minnesota, America.
86. 14th August 2014 - Thousands of dead anchovies wash ashore in Foster City, California, America.
87. 20th August 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating on a lake in Arkansas, America.
88. 20th August 2014 - Astonishing numbers of dead Salmon washing up along Kobuk River, ‘never seen before’ in Alaska, America.
89. 21st August 2014 - Large fish kill found in a creek in Baltimore, America.
90. 25th August 2014 - Hundreds of fish dead, ‘some trying to beach themselves’ in Mill River, Connecticut, America.
91. 28th August 2014 - Thousands of fish being killed by a virus in Wisconsin, America.
92. 27th August 2014 - Thousands of fish turn up dead in a lake in Texas, America.
93. 28th August 2014 - Thousands of fish continue to be killed by Algae in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, America.
94. 31st August 2014 - Thousands of dead salmon found floating on Lewiston Lake in California, America.
95. 30th August 2014 - Large numbers of sea lions, brown pelicans, otters, whales and dolphins dying in California, America.
96. 1st September 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore on a beach in Mohammedia, Morocco.
97. 2nd September 2014 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Pinellas County, Florida, America.
98. 3rd September 2014 - 18 Dolphins found dead during August in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, America.
99. 3rd September 2014 - Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along the Neuse River in North Carolina, America.
100. 5th September 2014 - 44 Seals strand and die during August in California, America.
101. 11th September 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in a creek in Iowa, America.
102. 12th September 2014 - Thousands of fish have died ‘due to chemical pollution’ in a lake in South Carolina, America.
103. 17th September 2014 - Hundreds of pounds of fish die in a lake ‘due to herbicides’ in Illinois, America.
104. 26th September 2014 - Large number of dead birds found on Pismo Beach in California, America.
105. 28th September 2014 - 50 dead sharks found washed ashore on a beach in N.Carolina, America.
106. 29th September 2014 - Hundreds of fish found dead in a lake in Texas, America.
107. 30th September 2014 - Hundreds of fish die in Yosemite Lake ‘due to rain’ in California, America.
108. 2nd October 2014 - Large fish kill in a lake in South Bay, California, America.
109. 3rd October 2014 - Hundreds of fish turning up dead in a lake in Santa Margarita, California, America.
110. 3rd October 2014 - Massive die off (90 percent wiped out) of starfish at Haystack Rock, Oregon, America.
111. 8th October 2014 - Fish kill occuring in a lake in Missouri, America.
112. 16th October 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of dead fish washing up along the Neuse River in N.Carolina, America.
113. 27th October 2014 - Thousands of fish die in a lake in Dexter, New Mexico, America.
114. 28th October 2014 - Mass die off of sea stars now happening in Sitka, Alaska, America.
115. 8th November 2014 - Large die off of fish in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, America.
116. 19th November 2014 - Mass die off of fish, crabs, sea cucumbers and other marine life at tidal pools in Kapoho, Hawaii, America.
117. 22nd November 2014 - Thousands of dead fish wash up at Washoe Lake in Nevada, America.
118. 23rd November 2014 - Mass die off of sea birds washing up along the Sonoma Coast in America.
119. 26th November 2014 - Dozens of dead crows found in Portland, Oregon, America.
120. 5th December 2014 - Hundreds of dead turles washing up ‘a mystery’ on beaches in Massachusetts, America.
121. 9th December 2014 - 400,000+ fish have died in a lake in Florida, America.
122. 20th December 2014 - 1,200 young turtles have washed ashore during past 2 months in Cape Cod, Mass. America.
123. 25th December 2014 - Large fish kill found washed up along a beach on Anna Maria Island in Florida, America.
124. 29th December 2014 - 100,000 dead starfish found washed ashore on Fripp Island, S.Carolina, America.
125. 30th December 2014 - Thousands of dead fish found floating in a creek in Brevard County, Florida, America.
126. 31st December 2014 - 147 turtles and 48 dolphins found dead in Mississippi sound during 2014 in America.
127. 31st December 2014 - Hundreds of dead sea birds washing ashore along the coast of Oregon, America.
1. 2nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead birds washing ashore along the coast between California and Washington in America.
2. 2nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Nevada, America.
3. 7th January 2015 - UPDATE: 100,000+ dead seabirds found since October along west coast of America.
4. 8th January 2015 - 150 Birds dead due to oil spill in Northwest Ohio, America.
5. 15th January 2015 - 10,000 fish have died ‘due to algae’ in Lake Mission Viejo, California, America.
6. 19th January 2015 - Massive fish kill along a Canal in Fort Myers, Florida, America.
7. 21st January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in ponds in Brownsville, Texas, America.
8. 21st January 2015 - 200 Birds dead covered in ‘mystery goo’ in California, America.
9. 22nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in canals in Padre Island, Texas, America.
10. 23rd January 2015 - 5,000+ dead fish in Oyster Creek in New Jersey, America.
11. 30th January 2015 - Hundreds of birds dying ‘a mystery’ in El Reno, Oklahoma, America.
12. 1st February 2015 - INFO: 67 sick Sea Lions washed ashore already this year, ‘no muscle, no fat, just skin and bones’, ‘it’s a real shock’ in California, America.
13. 2nd February 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Mississippi River in Iowa, America.
14. 2nd February 2015 - Thousands of birds dying from disease at Walker Lake in Nevada, America.
15. 3rd February 2015 - 2,000+ Starfish wash up dead along Padre Island in Texas, America.
16. 8th February 2015 - Thousands of pigeons dying in California, America.
17. 10th February 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash ashore on Isle of Palms in S.Carolina, America.
18. 14th February 2015 - 1 out of every 3 seal pups born last summer have already died in California, America.
19. 18th February 2015 - Dozens of swans found dead and more dying on Snoqualmie River in Washington, America.
20. 21st February 2015 - Thousands of dead crabs wash ashore on Balboa Island, California, America.
21. 24th February 2015 - 130 Birds “allegedly” burnt alive while flying over solar farm in Nevada, America.
22. 24th February 2015 - Dozens of dead sea lions found on beaches in Malibu, California, America.
23. 2nd March 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up along Columbia River in Portland, America.
24. 4th March 2015 - 300 Snow Geese have died this winter due to disease in Illinois, America.
26. 7th March 2015 - 1,450 Sea lion pups have washed ashore this year ill and dying - ‘possibly 10,000 have died’ in California, America.
27. 10th March 2015 - Large die off of ducks during winter on Long Island, New York, America. [NB: http://www.holiday-weather.com/new_york_city/averages/march/ I believe this so called scientific report regarding these bird deaths and taking into consideration alleged climate change to be false.]
28. 15th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up along Chesapeake Canal in America.
29. 17th March 2015 - 2,000+ snow geese drop dead out of sky in Idaho, America.
30. 18th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish and a dolphin wash up along a beach in Outer Banks, N.Carolina, America.
31. 20th March 2015 - Fish kill on lake Jacqueline in Las Vegas, America.
32. 20th March 2015 - Die off of Geese ‘due to harsh winter’ across Rhode Island in America. [NB: See weather link above.]
33. 20th March 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up every day at Geist Reservoir in Indiana, America.
34. 25th March 2015 - Mass die off of fish in Madison lake, Ohio, America.
35. 26th March 2015 - Large fish kill in Spencer lake in Ohio, America.
36. 31st March 2015 - Large die off of blackbirds near Picher in Oklahoma, America.
37. 1st April 2015 - Dead fish washing ashore for the past week in a lake in New Jersey, America.
38. 1st April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up along Elizabeth river in Virginia, America.
39. 2nd April 2015 - Thousands of ‘blue button jellyfish’ wash ashore on Pensacola Beach, Florida, America.
40. 2nd April 2015 - Die off of sea birds along Seward City coast, ‘very thin and emaciated’ in Alaska, America.
41. 3rd April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Bethlehem Township pond, ‘never encountered before’ in Pennsylvania, America.
42. 7th April 2015 - 600+ Water birds found dead on a lake in North Dakota, America.
43. 8th April 2015 - Fish kills littering ponds in western New York, America.
44. 8th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish line ponds across Massachusetts, America.
45. 12th April 2015 - Massive die off of jellyfish washed up on Rockaway Beach, Oregon, America.
46. 13th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a lake in Connecticut, America.
47. 14th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish litter ponds across northern Pennsylvania in America.
48. 20th April 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating on a lake in Pennsylvania, America.
49. 20th April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up along a lake in Florida, America.
50. 22nd April 2015 - Large amount of dead fish washing ashore on Lake Champlain in Vermont, America.
51. 22nd April 2015 - Thousands of dead fish washing up on Ridgebury Lake in New York, America.
52. 24th April 2015 - 4 dead whales wash ashore this month ‘is a mystery’ in Northern California, America.
53. 25th April 2015 - Fish kill along the shores of a lake in Florida, America.
NB PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM THE START OF 2015 UNTIL DECEMBER 2015 AMERICA BEGAN REPORTING FOR THE FIRST TIME MASS OUTBREAKS OF AVIAN INFLUENZA DESPITE THE FACT AVIAN FLU HAS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES.
54. 7th May 2015 - Die off of ducks ’causes concern’ on a lake, ‘never seen before’ in St Petersburg, Florida, America.
55. 8th May 2015 - Dozens of dead waterbirds found washed ashore, ‘never seen before’ in Tonawanda, New York, America.
56. 14th May 2015 - Thousands of fish dead from disease in Cayuga Lake, New York, America.
57. 15th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a canal in Aiea, Hawaii, America.
58. 16th May 2015 - Dozens, maybe HUNDREDS of turtles washing up dead along Flanders bay in New York, America.
59. 18th May 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, America.
60. 22nd May 2015 - 2,000 dead fish found floating in a lake in Georgia, America.
61. 21st May 2015 - Hundreds of fish die suddenly in a lake in Florida, America.
62. 27th May 2015 - 12 dead whales have washed up during past couple months in California, America. [NB: From 2015 we begin to witness as with other countries a spike in whale strandings’ among other large aquatic fauna.]
63. 28th May 2015 - Mass die off of anchovies due to algae bloom in Monterey Bay, California, America.
64. 28th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in various locations in Connecticut, America.
65. 30th May 2015 - Tens of thousands of dead fish found washed up along Flanders bay in New York, America.
66. 30th May 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found washed ashore on a river in Rhode Island, America.
67. 1st June 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found washed up along Big Bear Lake in California, America.
68. 2nd June 2015 - 88 sea birds and 52 dolphins and sea lions dead due to oil spill in California, America.
69. 6th June 2015 - Large fish kill in a lake in Mattoon, Illinois, America.
70. 9th June 2015 - Hundreds of fish are dying in Clear Lake in California, America.
71. 8th June 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up on beaches in Florida, America.
72. 12th June 2015 - Thousands of dead crabs wash up on beaches in San Diego, America.
73. 15th June 2015 - Thousands of dead fish in another fish kill on Peconic River in New York, America.
74. 15th June 2015 - Dozens of giant purple sea slugs washing ashore in Alameda, California, America.
75. 17th June 2015 - Thousands of fish dead due to flooding in Grayson County, Texas, America.
76. 18th June 2015 - 9+ endangered whales found dead during the past few weeks in Alaska, America.
77. 19th June 2015 - Hundreds of spring chinook salmon turning up dead in Oregon rivers, America.
78. 24th June 2015 - Thousands of fish and crabs wash ashore in Mississippi, America.
79. 25th June 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up in the Hudson River in New York, America.
80. 26th June 2015 - Large die off of fish in Mystic River, ‘worst in 60 years’ in Massachusetts, America.
81. 29th June 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore on Lake Camanche in California, America.
82. 2nd July 2015 - Large number of song birds found dead in Idaho, America.
83. 5th July 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in West Virginia, America.
84. 6th July 2015 - 3 dead sea mammals found washed up on beach in San Francisco, America.
85. 7th July 2015 - 150,000+ dead fish washing up along Neuse River in Craven County, N.Carolina, America.
86. 8th July 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Colorado, America.
87. 10th July 2015 - Thousands of fish die due to algae bloom in a lake in Iowa, America.
88. 12th July 2015 - 5 more dead whales found, ‘scientists puzzled’ in Alaska, America.
89. 13th July 2015 - Mass die off of turtles ‘is a mystery’ in Wellfleet Bay, Massachusetts, America.
90. 16th July 2015 - 80 dead sturgeon found in a river, ‘a mystery’ in Oregon, America.
91. 20th July 2015 - Thousands of fish turning up dead in lakes in Illinois, America.
92. 23rd July 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a channel in California, America.
93. 24th July 2015 - Large die off of birds, plus fish and sea mammals at Aleutian Islands, Alaska, America.
94. 24th July 2015 - Tens of thousands of dead large black sea snails wash ashore on beaches in Florida, America.
95. 28th July 2015 - Hundreds of thousands of sockeye salmon dying in the Columbia River, America.
96. 28th July 2015 - Thousands of dead crabs wash ashore in New Jersey, America.
97. 31st July 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Minnesota, America.
98. 2nd August 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Florida, America.
99. 3rd August 2015 - Large fish kills washing up in Orange Beach, Alabama, America.
100. 5th August 2015 - 1,000 lbs of fish have died in Lake Elsinore, California, America.
101. 4th August 2015 - Dozens of sea birds washing up dead along beaches in Homer, Alaska, America.
102. 6th August 2015 - 5,400 rainbow trout dead ‘due to heat’ in a hatchery in Washington, America.
103. 11th August 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a creek in Georgia, America.
104. 13th August 2015 - Hundreds of dead herring found washed up on a beach in Unalaska, Alaska, America.
105. 13th August 2015 - Large numbers of fish dying off in south-central Alaska, America.
106. 13th August 2015 - Dozens of dead birds found washed up on the river bank in Keokuk, Iowa, America.
107. 13th August 2015 - Die off of several species of fish found along 3 miles of river in Iowa, America.
108. 13th August 2015 - Hundreds of achovies wash up in Monterey Harbor in California, America.
109. 13th August 2015 - 21 dead whales have been found during the past month in southeast Alaska, America.
110. 14th August 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond and river in Dallas, America.
111. 18th August 2015 - Die off of fish wash up again on Lake Elsinore in California, America.
112. 19th August 2015 - Thousands of fish dying in a river in North Carolina, America.
113. 20th August 2015 - 500+ dead birds found on the streets in Tulsa, Oklahoma, America.
114. 21st August 2015 - 150,000 fish killed by disease in a hatchery in Oregon, America.
115. 24th August 2015 - 100,000 fish killed after oil spill in a creek in Washington, America.
116. 25th August 2015 - Hundreds of birds washing up dead or dying, ‘they are starving’ stated a scientist, along the Oregon and Washington coast, America.
117. 28th August 2015 - Thousands of fish, cockles, clams and crabs dying along Hood Canal in Seattle, America.
118. 2nd September 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a lake in Louisville, America.
119. 2nd September 2015 - Large amount of dead or dying sea birds washing ashore in Bay Area, California, America.
120. 4th September 2015 - Tens of Thousands of dead fish wash up in a lake in Baytown, Texas, America.
121. 9th September 2015 - 155,000 fish have died in a river hatchery in California, America.
122. 9th September 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Louisiana, America.
123. 10th September 2015 - Hundreds (maybe thousands) of dead fish found floating on a lake in Missouri, America.
124. 13th September 2015 - Thousands of salmon dead due to dried up creek in Seldovia, Alaska, America.
125. 14th September 2015 - Large amount of dead fish washes ashore due to red tide in Packery Channel, Texas, America.
126. 16th September 2015 - Massive die off of sea birds hits Kodiak Island in Alaska, America.
127. 21st September 2015 - Masses of fish and other sea life dying due to ‘red tide’ along Padre Island, America.
128. 23rd September 2015 - Thousands of fish dead due to a dried up reservoir in California, America.
129. 24th September 2015 - INFO: Hundreds of sea birds continue to wash ashore ‘starving’ along California coast, America.
130. 28th September 2015 - Hundreds of dead walruses found on a beach near Point Lay in Alaska, America.
131. 30th September 2015 - Large number of ‘endangered’ fur seals washing up dead or dying along coast of California, America.
132. 1st October 2015 - Dozens, maybe hundreds of dead birds found in Nashville, America.
133. 5th October 2015 - Masses of dead fish found in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, America.
134. 5th October 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in a lake in Ohio, America.
135. 6th October 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a creek in Oklahoma, America.
136. 7th October 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore on a beach in Texas, America.
137. 8th October 2015 - Masses of tuna crabs washing ashore in Monterey, California, America.
138. 13th October 2015 - Hundreds of sea otters washing up dead or dying in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, America.
139. 15th October 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Clermont County, America.
140. 16th October 2015 - Large amount of dead fish washing ashore due to red tide in Panama City, Florida, America.
141. 22nd October 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found floating in a lake in Florida, America.
142. 28th October 2015 - Thousands of dead fish washing ashore due to red tide in Florida, America.
143. 19th November 2015 - Massive fish kill washes up on Sanibel Island in Florida, America.
144. 20th November 2015 - 200,000+ fish have died due to algae in Middle River, Maryland, America.
145. 24th November 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash up due to red tide in Longboat Key Canals, Florida, America.
146. 30th November 2015 - Massive die off of fish found in the waters of Long Island in New York, America.
147. 3rd December 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore in Biloxi, Mississippi, America.
148. 8th December 2015 - Hundreds of fish found dead, ‘officials perplexed’, at Sparks Marina, Nevada, America.
149. 11th December 2015 - Large fish kill underway in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico, America.
150. 14th December 2015 - Dozens of dead birds wash up on beaches in Mississippi, America.
151. 17th December 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Brevard County, Florida, America.
152. 18th December 2015 - 200 dead birds found near a lake in Wisconsin, America.
153. 19th December 2015 - 1,100 water birds found dead at a wildlife area in Kansas, America.
154. 21st December 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found, ‘a mystery’ on Melbourne beach in Florida, America.
155. 23rd December 2015 - Thousands of sea birds are turning up dead in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, America.
156. 27th December 2015 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Hancock County, Mississippi, America.
1. 8th January 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Gulfport, Florida, America.
2. 25th January 2016 - Thousands of dead starfish are washing ashore at Port St. Joe, Florida, America.
3. 26th January 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash ashore on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, America.
4. 27th January 2016 - Thousands of fish have died in a reservoir in Nevada, America.
5. 28th January 2016 - 22,000+ sea birds found dead, ‘biggest die off ever recorded’, along beaches in America.
6. 31st January 2016 - Large die off of fish, ‘never seen before’ in Snake River, Washington, America.
7. 1st February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Texas, America.
8. 1st February 2016 - 1 Whale and 3 dolphins wash up dead along Oregon-Washington Coast, America.
9. 4th February 2016 - Dozens of Pelicans dying, reason unknown on Grand Isle, Louisiana, America.
10. 4th February 2016 - Dozens of birds suddenly die in Wichita, Kansas, America.
11. 6th February 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore ‘due to red tide’ in Florida, America.
12. 10th February 2016 - Dozens of dead sea birds, plus other marine creatures found on a beach in Malibu, America.
13. 21st February 2016 - Dozens of dead birds found along a highway in Ohio, America.
14. 22nd February 2016 - 129 dead sea turtles have washed up this month in Clearwater, Florida, America.
15. 12th March 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found in Lower Lake Mary in Arizona, America.
16. 13th March 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found washed ashore along McPhee Reservoir in Colorado, America.
17. 15th March 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up at Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach in Florida, America.
18. 16th March 2016 - Hundreds of dead crows found near Battle Creek in Michigan, America.
19. 16th March 2016 - UPDATE: sea bird die off now up to 36,000 in Alaska, America. [NB: Cause of death: starvation.]
20. 22nd March 2016 - Dozens of dead birds found along a road in Elmira, New York, America.
21. 28th March 2016 - Hundreds of Thousands of dead fish along Indian River Lagoon in Florida, America.
22. 29th March 2016 - 100 dead birds found along I-5 in Redding, California, America.
23. 31st March 2016 - 8 dead dolphins have washed ashore this past week in Mississippi, America. [NB: Cause of death - suspected to be starvation.]
24. 31st March 2016 - Thousands of dead jellyfish wash ashore on Hallandale Beach in Florida, America.
25. 5th April 2016 - Thousands of fish killed due to sewage leek in a lake in Tennessee, America.
26. 8th April 2016 - Dozens of dead birds found along a road in Fairfax County, Virginia, America.
27. 21st April 2016 - Hundreds of fish die in a lake, ‘never seen this before’ in Princeton, New Jersey, America.
28. 2nd May 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Florida, America.
29. 3rd May 2016 - Massive fish kill in Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma, America.
30. 10th May 2016 - Hundreds of snow geese found dead in Idaho, America.
31. 9th May 2016 - 9,000 birds killed by huge hailstorm in Utah, America.
32. 11th May 2016 - Thousands of dead tuna crabs wash ashore on Imperial Beach, California, America.
33. 23rd May 2016 - Massive die off of fish in the waterways of Palm Beach County, Florida, America.
34. 24th May 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up on Grand Isle beach in Louisiana, America.
35. 26th May 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in Gulfport, Mississippi, America.
36. 30th May 2016 - Hundreds of fish die in lake Independence, Minnesota, America.
37. 2nd June 2016 - Large number of dead birds being found, ‘a mystery’ in Martins Ferry, Ohio, America.
38. 9th June 2016 - Thousands of dead tuna crabs wash up in Mission Bay, California, America.
39. 13th June 2016 - 20,000 fish die in a pond in St Josephs, Missouri, America.
40. 15th June 2016 - Masses of dead fish washing up on beaches in Lake Michigan, America.
41. 16th June 2016 - Large die off of various fish and crabs along the Neuse River is ‘unusual’, North Carolina, America.
42. 17th June 2016 - Masses of dead crabs and starfish washing up in Port Aransas, Texas, America.
43. 20th June 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in Oklahoma, America.
44. 21st June 2016 - Massive fish kill in Green Lake, Wisconsin, America.
45. 25th June 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found along the waterways of Memphis, America.
46. 28th June 2016 - Hundreds of dead birds washing up along lake Erie in New York, America. [NB: Cause of death was put down to suspected starvation after a PME was conducted.]
47. 30th June 2016 - Thousands of fish die in Mad River Estuary, California, America.
48. 5th July 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up on beaches in Virginia, America.
49. 7th July 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found in a canal in Florida, America.
50. 9th July 2016 - 100 bull sharks found washed up dead on beaches in Mobile Bay, America. [NB: On investigation some sharks were found to be completely malnourished.]
51. 14th July 2016 - 200,000+ dead fish have washed up in Craven County, North Carolina, America.
52. 16th July 2016 - Thousands of dead fish litter a beach on Okaloosa Island, Florida, America.
53. 28th July 2016 - 300 sea birds have washed up dead since May in Washington State, America. [NB: Cause of death is again suspected starvation.]
54. 2nd August 2016 - Massive die off of marine life is ‘unprecedented’ off the Gulf coast of Texas, America.
55. 2nd August 2016 - Mass die off of fish in the waters of Lakeport, California, America.
56. 31st July 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake, ‘never seen this before’ in Oklahoma, America.
57. 30th July 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in South Dakota, America.
58. 29th July 2016 - Massive die off of fish in a lake in Indiana, America.
59. 5th August 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in a lake in Georgia, America.
60. 12th August 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in Yellowstone River, Montana, America.
61. 15th August 2016 - Tens of thousands of fish have died in two rivers in Sioux County, Iowa, America.
62. 20th August 2016 - Thousands of fish die due to ‘unprecedented parasite’ in Yellowstone river, America.
63, 19th August 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish turn up in a river in the Bronx, New York, America.
64. 19th August 2016 - Thousands of fish die in the waters of Rio Hondo, Texas, America.
65. 18th August 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond at National Mall, Washington, America.
66. 22nd August 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river in North Carolina, America.
67. 25th August 2016 - 1 Million+ dead fish wash up in New Jersey, America.
68. 27th August 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Portland Harbor, Oregon, America.
69. 27th August 2016 - 11,000 fish found dead in Huntington, New York, America.
70. 27th August 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of dead mussels wash up on a beach in Jamesport, New York, America.
71. 27th August 2016 - 20,000 dead fish wash up in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, America.
72. 28th August 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, America.
73. 2nd September 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in a harbor in Mississippi, America.
74. 6th September 2016 - Fish kill strikes a river in North Dakota, America.
75. 7th September 2016 - 8 Dolphins dead after stranding in Florida Bay, Florida, America.
76. 7th September 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish and crabs found in a harbor in Baltimore, America.
77. 8th September 2016 - Dozens of birds fall from sky and die in Boston, America.
78. 9th September 2016 - Thousands of frogs dying due to deadly fungus across California, America.
79. 11th September 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found in Snake River in Idaho, America.
80. 13th September 2016 - Dozens of sea birds found dead along beaches in the Gulf Coast, America. [NB: Death from starvation.]
81. 15th September 2016 - Dozens of dead ducks found near Indian Trail in North Carolina, America.
82. 21st September 2016 - Hundreds, maybe thousands of dead fish washed up along beach in Massachusetts, America. [NB: 3rd year in a row.]
83. 21st September 2016 - Thousands of dead fish washing up in Longboat Key, Florida, America.
84. 23rd September 2016 - 10,000 dead fish found in Centerport Harbor, New York, America.
85. 23rd September 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish found washed up in Hingham, Massachusetts, America.
86. 24th September 2016 - Large number of dead fish washing up, ‘due to red tide’ in Florida, America.
87. 24th September 2016 - 1,000 dead fish wash up in a lake in Washington, America.
88. 27th September 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in a lake in Arlington Heights, Illinois, America.
89. 3rd October 2016 - Large die off of fish found in Arkansas, America.
90. 5th October 2016 - Dozens of dead birds turning up at Weeks Bay, Alabama, America.
91. 7th October 2016 - Large amount of dead fish washing ashore in Naples, Florida, America.
92. 11th October 2016 - Thousands of dead fish wash up in Louisiana, America.
93. 18th October 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish washing up in Marco Island, Florida, America.
94. 23rd October 2016 - Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up on a river in Louisiana, America.
95. 26th October 2016 - Mass die off of mussels along 50 miles of Big Darby Creek in Ohio, America.
96. 2nd November 2016 - Thousands of dead fish found washed up along Brewster Flats in Massachusetts, America.
97. 3rd November 2016 - 55 TONS of dead fish have been removed from Longboat Key canals, Florida, America.
98. 8th November 2016 - Hundreds of Puffin birds washing up dead, ‘scientists alarmed’ on Pribilof Islands, Alaska, America.
99. 11th November 2016 - Masses of wild salmon turning up dead, ‘a mystery’, along the Cedar River in America.
100. 14th November 2016 - Massive die off of fish found in Shinnecock Canal, New York, America.
101. 16th November 2016 - Dozens of fur seals washing dead or dying along bay shores in California, America. [NB: Cause of death - starvation.]
102. 17th November 2016 - Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Matlacha, Florida, America.
103. 21st November 2016 - 5,000 water birds found dead along lake Michigan, America.
104. 28th November 2016 - 1 MILLION lbs of dead fish wash up in Southamption, New York, America.
105. 30th November 2016 - 300 blackbirds found dead, ‘a mystery’ in Stow Creek Township, New Jersey, America.
106. 30th November 2016 - Thousands of ‘strange jelly like’ creatures washing ashore in California, America.
107. 7th December 2016 - Thousands of snow geese die after ‘landing on toxic waters’ in Montana, America.
108. 27th December 2016 - 6,000 dead fish found in the waterways in Maryland, America.
109. 30th December 2016 - 15 dead turtles found washed up on South Padre Island, Texas, America.
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TOREO | THE BULLS STORY
Toreo. Just the word brings back horrific flashbacks of the many times myself and friends working within the Animal Rights Militia have taken on the matadors and their deranged, psychopathic fiends, that revel within this brutal festival. The last account five years ago was when we stormed a bullfighting ring. Not only was we spat at by the crowd, we were also beaten over the head, shoulders, and body - Police deliberately turning their head as pepper was rubbed within our eyes. Water cannons shot at us, female activists chained together with us all screaming as the matadors fiends attacked, welcome to Spain.
That’s the level at which these sadists drop to, just to protect their so called brutal and gory cultural tradition. Police then, after each activists chain was cut, dragged each of us away, before imprisoning each individual for illegal trespass, and various public order offences. Forget the bull though that’s beaten, lanced, and brutally tortured (even before the festival begins). Oh, didn’t you know? What, you thought the bull was only abused during the event? No, far from it. Every single bull before they even enter the bullfighting ring are lanced, they have pepper or Vaseline rubbed within their eyes, and are also stabbed within their genitals just to weaken the bulls strength. The spectators believe that this strong, proud, and daring matador is actually fighting a strong and powerful bull. Far from it!
“Stabbed in the genitals - Vaseline rubbed into the bulls eyes”
Bull fighting in Spanish known as (Toreo) has been a part of Spanish tradition now for many hundreds of years. The “cultural tradition” dates as far back to the 1700’s, which then was a traditional event reserved primarily for the wealthy nobleman. Today the so called tradition is now watched by families both poor and wealthy, children and even celebrities. Today we see a man or woman known as a (matador) standing within the ring taunting and aggravating the bull.
It’s quite uncommon to witness now anything other than the matador within the ring. From the early 1700’s right up to 2008 horses were still used by matadors (and are still used within some events). Unfortunately as one can see within the image below, these forgotten victims (despite the masses armor protecting them) in many cases would be the bulls first victim. But why horses?
Image: Bull gorges the horse, often in many cases dying from their injures.
The tormented bull does not understand that it is the man on the horse’s back that is causing his pain, only that he is in agony. He therefore sees the horse as his enemy as much as the man. It’s not unusual for horses used in bullfights to be so badly gored by the bulls that they have to be killed, but only after they have been dragged from the ring and the view of the spectators. Spanish bullfights also employ “picadors”, men on horseback armed with spears.
Horses are often the “forgotten victims of the bull fighting tradition”. Rarely are they mentioned within the press, or the media, their pain etched deep within their eyes after the bull gorged them, before yet another sadist fires a bullet into the horses head - killing them instantly releasing them of further misery and pain. What a waste of an animal - all for a so called cultural tradition!
I’ve documented on many bullfights now, however, today, refuse to part with my money just to provide it to sadists. I’ll admit now, even a grown man, hardened by the sights and sounds of animal torture tears were and still are shed, knowing I couldn’t do a single thing to stop this animals pain, witnessing them up close, the pain clearly visible within their eyes, in a sense pleading with me or someone to help them, reminding me in a sense to remember them.
The horses are blind-folded to prevent them from becoming terror stricken at the charge of the bull. It is commonly believed that their ears are stuffed with cotton-wool to prevent them from panicking and their vocal cords cut to stop them screaming with fear at the bull’s attack. This is the fate of these beautiful animals. To be used to entertain a crowd that lusts for blood and claims that bullfighting is a tradition and “cultural heritage”.
“Horses ears are stuffed with cotton-wool to prevent them from panicking and their vocal cords cut to stop them screaming with fear at the bull’s attack”
What about the brave matadors, picadors and their ilk? Bullfighters are rarely injured and seldom killed in the ring. With their armory of weapons to weaken the bull until it can no longer fight, their lives are not at great risk. In fact, in the last 50 years only 10 bullfighters have been killed worldwide. The last gimp that was gored by a bull and killed was back in July 2016, identified as Victor Barrio. In my humble opinion his death wasn’t gory enough, and I’d have quite happily paid good money knowing he was going to be gored to death slowly and sadistically just to send my love as he departs this grotesque and evil world to hell.
Many people believe that bullfighting is only confined to Spain, if only? Bull fighting is hosted in various countries around the planet - mostly European. Spain, Portugal and France are the main three European countries where bull fighting is still legal - although in France activists are fighting back hard, and I do believe that France is soon to kick this horrifying cultural tradition out off the back door for good. India, United States of America, and Tanzania all host bull fighting events too. Furthermore in India, Persian Gulf, Japan, South East Asia, South Africa, and Kenya host “bull wrestling events”, again the bull is brutally killed.
Building of the Maestranza Bullring in Seville began in 1758 making it Spain’s oldest Plaza de Toros. The origin of modern day bullfighting on foot (rather than horseback) can be traced back to Ronda. It is one of the most charming bullrings in the country and although its capacity is only 12,500, it attracts the top bullfighters. You can see bullfights in Seville from April (during Seville’s Feria de Abril) through to October. The video below is one on of the most barbaric so called “cultural traditions” I’ve ever witnessed!
“THIS IS SPANISH CULTURE”
LA FIESTA NACIONAL
The Spanish bullfighting season is normally hosted from April into October every year. However within the past decade activists have finally had enough - and today its not uncommon to see activists, and the (locals that support this so called “cultural tradition” facing off with one another within the streets). Violent clashes are at times known to explode outside of the ring and within the ring. The whole purpose of these clashes is to disrupt the event and reduce as many “paying spectators” from gaining access. The more financial disruption can be caused - the quicker these events slowly, but surely come to an end. Please view the video below.
Many spectators that attend the local Spanish bullfighting festivals only witness what is ongoing in the ring before, and after. They are rarely (if at all told) how the bull is acquired, what happen’s to the bull before the festival, and if the bull is lucky - what happen’s to the bull after? I myself believe that if all of these spectators truly knew what happened prior, during and after they’d never attend another bullfighting festival again.
Image: Matador begins preparation for the kill.
As explained above most if not all spectators only witness the bullfighting match; well if you’re one of them spectators (reading this article) then now is the time to read the following gruesome and rather upsetting facts - just so you know how cowardly this so called cultural tradition truly is!.
The bull is not an aggressive animal (nor does his charge at seeing red), and the reason he is angry and attempts to charge at the matador whilst in the bullring is mainly because he has been horrendously abused for the previous two days. In fact, what spectators see is not a normal, healthy bull, but a weakened, half-blinded and mentally destroyed version, whose chances of harming his tormentors is virtually nil. The bull has wet newspapers stuffed into his ears; Vaseline is rubbed into his eyes to blur his vision; cotton is stuffed up his nostrils to cut off his respiration and a needle or knife is stuck into his genitals.
“The bull has wet newspapers stuffed into his ears; Vaseline is rubbed into his eyes to blur his vision; cotton is stuffed up his nostrils to cut off his respiration and a needle or knife is stuck into his genitals”
Also, a strong caustic solution is rubbed onto his legs which throws him off balance. This also keeps him from lying down on the ground. In addition to this, drugs are administered to pep him up or slow him down, and strong laxatives are added to his feed to further incapacitate him. He is kept in a dark box for a couple of days before he faces the ring: the purpose of this is to disorientate him. When he is let out of the box, he runs desperately towards the light at the end of the tunnel. He thinks that at last his suffering is over and he is being set free — instead, he runs into the bullring to face his killers and a jeering mob.
“A strong caustic solution is rubbed onto his legs which throws him off balance”
THE BULL FIGHT
The above “pre fight description is 100% factual” - I’ve seen it with my own eyes, and have spoken to various ex-matadors (that also verify mine and others claims) that are now friends with myself - fighting to end this gruesome cultural tradition. Furthermore its not just the bulls that are abused, as explained above, horses are treated in more or less the same horrifying manners.
Image: Frightened horse - gored and unfortunately killed.
Strictly speaking, a bullfight is composed of 3 separate “acts”, and the whole thing is supposed to last for 20 minutes, though in actual fact it varies. The opening of a bullfight begins with a tune being played on a trumpet — the tune is the special, signa lure Rifle which characterises the beginning of the horror. Upon entering the ring, bulls have been known to collapse through exhaustion alter their pre-fight ordeal — they have been dragged to their feet by the bullfighter’s assistants. Below is a video of the “forgotten victims” - horses. The video I believe was recorded in Peru or Mexico.
The sequence of events begins when the bull faces the picadors — these are the men on horseback, whose purpose it is to exhaust the bull. They cut into his neck muscles with a pica. This is a weapon of about 6-8 inches long, and 2 inches thick. Once it is thrust into the bull it is twisted round and a large, gaping wound appears. The bull then starts bleeding to death. But why can’t the matador do this - a man that is so strong, so fearless and is scared of no beast? Well its simple. The matador requires the help of three to four other gimps because there is no way he’d safely be able to deliver that first blow thus weakening the bull as he (cowardly attacks the animal). Isn’t that how bullies in the school playing field behave? The image below depicts various weapons and a pica - a rather crude weapon that the picadors use to weaken the bulls strength, so the coward in woman’s clothes can take the bull down with ease.
Image: Pica and Banderilla.
Pica’s and Banderilla’s vary in shape and size, there really isn’t any specific shape although most picadors will tend to chose a slim, and sharp pica or Banderilla, so as to not quicken the loss of blood from the bull. Furthermore the slimmer and finer the blade - the easier it is to stab into the bull. The last thing a picador wants is to be battling within an already pissed off bull that could take the horse down (which it does sometimes) and potentially kill the picador too. The above image is an example relating to the bladed weapons used by picadors, and matadors.
After the picador has finished his sordid and rather sick, perverted business, the assistant matadors then get to work with the banderillas (sharp, harpoon-like barbed instruments seen in the image above). These are plunged into the bull’s body, and he may also be taunted by capes (seen in the image below). Up to six banderillas may be used. When the banderillas strike the bull stops in his tracks and bellows madly.
Image: Matador plunges Banderilla into bull.
THE FINAL ACT OF BARBARITY
A trumpet signals the final “act” — in fact, during the whole nightmare, strange, slow tunes are played throughout. It is, of course, during the final act that the bull is killed (and hopefully goes onto a better life). The kill should last 6 minutes, and is done by the main matador. If he has any difficulties (which is an extremely rare occurrence), the others immediately rush in to his aid and finish off the bull. While death may take some 6 minutes - brain death takes over 30 minutes if not longer.
THE FINAL DEGRADATION
The matador is supposed to sever the artery near the heart with one thrust of the sword — in fact, this never happens. It often takes 2-3 times before the creature is mercifully released by death. By this time, the bull’s lungs and heart will be punctured and he always vomits blood. Miraculously, he sometimes attempts to rise again, and gets up on his knees, only to receive further mutilation at the hands of his tormentors. He finally gives up, goes to his knees and lies down. Even then, he is not allowed a little dignity to leave this world in peace, his ears and tail are cut off (often when he is fully conscious), and his broken, bleeding body is dragged around the ring by mules, to which he is attached by an apparatus made of wood and chains. Not content with his suffering, which must be too horrible to describe by words, the crowds boo and jeer him. They even throw empty beer cans at him. His body is then taken away to be skinned, and even then he may not be dead when this happens.
“THIS IS SPANISH CULTURE?”
Image: Bull is dragged away after being brutally and sadistically killed.
THE JUDGES FINAL DECISION
To be brutally honest I don’t really know what’s worse. Watching the matador or picadors rain merry hell down on the bull, the bull vomiting blood, and suffocating on its own blood, the bull collapsing to his feet unable to take a further onslaught, or the judges final decision on how the fight went?. Once the bull has collapsed and begins the slow several minutes of painful death. Judges will rule on how well the matador fought. Traditionally when the bull is down and unconscious, judges will decide whether to cut off one ear (for a good fight), two sliced ears means (an excellent fight), or two ears and the tail (bravo - the best fight they’ve witnessed).
IF THE BULL GORES THE MATADOR TO DEATH?
When I posted about Victor Barrio’s death, many people reveled about his death, cheered the bull, while many more truly believed that was it, the bull had won, and that was that. Unfortunately within Spanish tradition that’s not how this so called “culture” concludes matters. Bulls are bred by the local farmers, of which the farmer will chose the very best bull to enter the ring. 100% of all bulls that the local farmer will be presenting to the ring - are 100% free roaming and wild. So you’d kind of think, that should the bull get lucky the bull will be returned back to the farmer and treated by a veterinarian, and hailed as an animal hero? Think again! Feel free to leave Lea Vicens a message on Facebook here
Far from it. The bull hasn’t a chance. Its either take the matador on and lose - of which the bull is then skinned and fed to the locals, or take the matador on and kill the matador, of which unfortunately the bull will still die. Those lucky bulls that (incredibly rarely) are able to take the matador down and kill him or her, will be sent to slaughter. As an environmental and human scientist and qualified veterinarian I find the latter quite mindbogglingly odd. Should a bull win or even lose that’s been scared witless, put through hell, of which its body has been pumped with stress hormones and adrenaline prior and during the battle. That meat will be toxic and tough to eat. So in a sense the bull is (if they win or lose) getting their own back on the local community either way!.
THE BULL ALWAYS HAS THE LAST LAUGH
Stress, fear and pain when animals are being slaughtered or waiting to be slaughtered results in several disease processes in the humans which eat the meat. Most notable are cardiac problems, impotency and general fatigue. These adverse effects are most directly associated with consumption of dog meat (simply because there is no dog meat slaughter regulation - and in this case with the bull that wins or loses - no regulation on disease neither). Experiments including laboratory dogs slaughtered in stressful conditions result in impotence of rats fed with the dog’s meat. These results correlate with studies of humans in St. Georges, Utah.
Studies made of domestic farm animals (cattle, pigs and poultry), and of laboratory animals (dogs and rats) show in all cases elevated levels of steroid hormones, generally associated with adrenocortical secretions. Primary substances include adrenaline, cortisone-like secretions, and steroids which stimulate fear pheromone production. All of these are known to result in poor health and poor vitality. This study confirms this link in food consumed by humans.
I’ve studied human, wildlife, botanical and environmental science for many, many years. I’ve written over 4,000 articles for press and the media and talked on radio shows within the past decade around the globe. However during all of these articles, including my own organisations articles I’ve never written about such barbaric, repulsive, and backwards so called cultural traditions. Nevertheless - and regardless of how long these so called cultural traditions continue I and my fellow companions as well as the media and press will continue to fight on to end this barbarism.
Five years ago I looked into a bulls eyes and cried my heart out watching the bastard matador slowly and sadistically kill the bull in front of me and many hundreds of jeering spectators. I felt in a sense that the bull was asking me to remember him, and as yet been unable to explain that story in full. So this time I’ve remembered him, released that horrific memory from my mind. I’ve told his side of the story - a story that is rarely told to the witnessing public. Remember him I damn well did. I’ll never forget neither.
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Dr Jose C. Depre PhD. MEnvSc. BSc(Hons) Botany, PhD(NeuroSci) D.V.M.
Environmental, Botanical & Human Scientist.
Chief Executive Officer | Chief Environmental Crimes Officer.
Endangered Species Monday: Bombus occidentalis
“1/3 bites of food we eat comes from a plant that was pollinated by a bee”
What are we humans doing to Planet Earth?, We are destroying so many pollinating animals, that soon they’ll be none left. When or if that day occurs, when there are no more pollinators, we ourselves will be fighting to stay alive, can you imagine that? Human extinction is slowly in the making… …No matter how many vegans or vegetarians there are, we all require plants. No plants = No life!
That’s a Scientific Fact of Life!
Dr Jose Depre
This Monday’s Endangered Species Post (E.S.P) I document on the Western Bumble Bee. Scientifically identified as Bombus occidentalis this particular species of bee is listed as (vulnerable), and is now nearing complete extinction within the wild, despite conservation efforts aimed at reducing dangers, things certainly are not looking good for the bee, or crops the species pollinates either. Image credits: Rich Hatfield
The species was identified back in 1858 by Dr Edward Lee Greene, Ph.D, (August 10, 2020 – November 10, 2020) was an American botanist known for his numerous publications including the two-part Landmarks of Botanical History and the naming or redescribing of over 4,400 species of plants in the American West.
Endemic to: Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon); United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). To date we still don’t know what the “exact current rate of decline is”, or even if the Western Bumble Bee is going to be with us within the next decade. Its ‘likely that based on current surveys the species will be extinct within the next 10 years (max)”.
Since 2008-2014 there has been quite a significant rate of decline st 11%-12%, sparking concerns that the Western Bumble Bee ‘may eventually be listed as critically endangered’ within the United States and Canada. Scientists confirmed that in one area which is [unknown], possibly the United States via field surveys the species was not found during the years of 2003-2007 (which is of course quite concerning), especially when the species is a major pollinator, and has been seen only in very low numbers at (one to seven per year) each year from 2008 to 2014.
A study conducted focusing on ‘range decline’ relating to some eight separate species native to the United States, showed that the Western Bumble Bee species alone had decreased in population size within its (range), by some 28% (EST) between the years of 2007-2008. A further study conducted by conservation scientists concluded that by 2007-2009 surveys detected the species only throughout the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains; it was largely absent from the western portion of its range.
Further declines have been reported within the [US] states’ of Oregon and Washington, however populations seem to be somewhat stable within (northeastern Oregon). Populations are also to a degree stable within Alaska and the Yukon. Average decline for this species was calculated by averaging the change in abundance, persistence, and EOO.
- Current range size is estimated to be at some 77.96%
- Persistence in current range relative to historic occupancy: 72.56%
- Current relative abundance relative to historic values: 28.51%
- Average decline: 40.32%
From viewing all data records I can confirm that the (exact rate of decline) within the species range, and its persistence total some 20%, with a 70% rate of decline in ‘abundance’. Surveys have also proven the this decades rate of decline is bar far lower than the last decades, which again raises some rather large concerns about a near future extinction occurring.
Image: Western Bumble Bees’ extant zones.
In the past, B. occidentalis was commercially reared for pollination of greenhouse tomatoes and other crops in North America. Commercial rearing of this species began in 1992, with two origins. Some colonies were produced in rearing facilities in California by a company which imported the technology for rearing bumble bees and applied it to rearing B. occidentalis locally in California.
This same year, a distributor for a competitor which did not have rearing facilities in North America at the time was granted permits by the US Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) for a three year window of time (1992-1994) to export queens of B. occidentalis and B. impatiens to European rearing facilities for colony production.
Following rearing, these colonies were then shipped back to the U.S. for commercial pollination. In 1997, commercial producers began experiencing problems with disease (Nosema) in the production of B. occidentalis. Eventually, the availability of B. occidentalis became critically low, and western crop producers who had become dependent on pollination provided by this species began requesting that APHIS allow the shipment and use of B. impatiens in western states.
In 1998, the USDA-APHIS issued permits to allow B. impatiens to be used in the western U.S. However, within a few years, the USDA-APHIS stopped regulating the interstate movement of bumble bees altogether, citing their lack of regulatory authority. Bombus occidentalis is no longer bred and sold commercially and B. impatiens is used widely in the western U.S. One has to wonder though that since the the US Government stopped granting permits for Bombus occidentalis mostly due to species decline, primarily due to human ignorance, will the same rate of decline now be seen with the species B. impatiens?
Currently to date the only ‘known conservation actions that are under way is that of management, research and surveys’, meanwhile its likely that come the next decade we’ll have lost the species due to a lack of improving/increasing populations, and habitat while failing to decrease disease and virus.
Populations of this declining species have been associated with higher levels of the microsporidian Nosema bombi and reduced genetic diversity relative to populations of co-occurring stable species. The major decline of the subgenus Bombus was first documented in B. occidentalis, as Nosema nearly wiped out commercial hives, leading to the cessation of commercial production of this species. Wild populations crashed simultaneously and the closely related B. franklini has been pushed to the brink of extinction.
However, Koch and Strange (2012) found high levels of infestation by Nosema in interior Alaska where this bumble bee was still quite common. In addition to disease, this species is faced with numerous other stressors including habitat loss and alteration due to agricultural intensification, urban development, conifer encroachment (resulting from fire suppression), grazing, logging and climate change.
Modifications to bumble bee habitat from over grazing by livestock can be particularly harmful to bumble bees by removing floral resources, especially during the mid-summer period when flowers may already be scarce. In addition, livestock may trample nesting and overwintering sites, or disrupt rodent populations, which can indirectly harm bumble bees. Indirect effects of logging (such as increased siltation in runoff) and recreation (such as off-road vehicle use) also have the potential to alter meadow ecosystems and disrupt B. occidentalis habitat.
Additional habitat alterations, such as conifer encroachment resulting from fire suppression, fire, agricultural intensification, urban development, and climate change may also threaten B. occidentalis. Insecticides, which are designed to kill insects directly, and herbicides, which can remove floral resources, both pose serious threats to bumble bees. Of particular concern are neonicotinoids, a class of systemic insecticides whose toxins are extraordinarily persistent, are expressed in the nectar and pollen of plants (and therefore are actively collected by bumble bees), and exert both lethal and sublethal effects on bumble bees.
Since B. occidentalis has recently undergone a dramatic decline in range and relative abundance, reduced genetic diversity and other genetic factors make this species especially vulnerable to extinction, and may lead to increased pathogen susceptibility. Recent research indicates that populations of B. occidentalis have lower genetic diversity compared to populations of co-occurring stable species.
It is therefore regrettable, that despite research, management and surveys - extinction is imminent, when though, we simply don’t know, however when it does happen, it means that yet another pollinator that we humans and animals depend on will be gone for good.
Image: Female B. occidentalis
Humans will never learn or understand just how critically important our wildlife is, until its gone. They’ll then be fighting over themselves, fighting to stay alive. By that time, human extinction will already be in the process.
Dr Jose C. Depre
Chief Environmental & Botanical Officer.
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ETHICAL OR UNETHICAL
Last week we wrote an article in relation to the GoEco student/tourist travel firm, and the Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm. As usual we came under some pretty heavy criticism as apparently we were yet again in the wrong. Within many of the emails that we have received, students have literally blasted us for depicting themselves holding, petting or interacting with African predator cats, many of them cubs that seem to have no mother insight, and could be re-rehabilitated into the wild to boost wild predator populations up.
Back in 2015 from January to December we rolled out yet again another mass educational and awareness campaign aimed at mainly students and overseas tourists that paid up to $1,200USD for a two week visit to the many petting farms, lodges and resorts on the African continent, that was projected onto our main Facebook platform.
I.A.R.F.A’s educational and awareness campaign (2015) saw over 200 students give up this practice (one of many articles you can read here). Furthermore Zebula Golf and Spa Club that was hosting lion petting activities withdrew the practice, and removed adds from their main website. An African zoological garden removed its advertisement for cheetah petting, thus later ending their petting experiences, and finally a painter and artist that was promoting such activities eventually stopped.
The campaign also saw a decline in profit in relation to the Ukutula Game Lodge, and customer star rating, and less students visiting from 2014-2015. Amanzi Travel located within the United Kingdom have also allegedly withdrawn their lion petting advertisements focusing more on ethical conservation. (Amanzi Travel are still the focus of our attention though). The list goes on, and frankly we’re not going to stop until these practices are ceased immediately.
From 2014-2015 the organisation Blood Lions pounded the streets and cinemas (internationally) in relation too the petting and canned hunting industry which has seen quite a significant response from the petting and hunting fraternity too). In the wake of much controversy France has implemented an immediate ban on lion trophies being brought into the country. Now PHASA are at the throats of (Sapa, reported by Blood Lions) demanding the South African Predator Association immediately responds to the canned hunting problem that’s sparked fireworks around the globe. (See video below).
Unfortunately, despite the mass effort that we and others have placed into these projects, students, tourists, even trainee zoologists and veterinarians still thrash it out with us, believing that what they are participating in, is all good fun and doesn’t do the animal any harm whatsoever. Below are just a handful of the lame excuses that we read every week emailed to us in anger.
LAME RESPONSES FROM TOURISTS / PREDATOR PETTING
“None of these cubs were harmed and are all living a peaceful happy life”
“Your information is wrong, petting doesn’t harm the cubs, the cubs don’t have a mother, we’re helping them and their cuddly, so what!”
“Please research your information before posting my image, there is no hunting on this farm whatsoever, leave me alone”
“The image you posted of me misrepresents me, all I was doing was holding the cub for a Facebook photo avatar. I’m doing nothing wrong”.
“Lions are so cute, I can’t wait to go back again”
“They advertise release programs, and I participated in a release program within a fenced in area, none of the animals were harmed, or killed, what’s your problem?”
The above lines are just a handful of lame excuses that we read everyday from tourists, students, petting farms, and alleged predator rehabilitation sanctuaries. Furthermore no matter how much we try to explain, either in basic English or with science - the fact of the matter is this: Many students, tourists and sanctuaries fail to see the damage that they are doing, and contributing too.
Many of the students and tourists that we’ve highlighted as contributing too unethical conservation also scold us for using their images, stating that we’re misrepresenting them holding or petting a “predator cub”. So we’re going to try things a little differently. Back to basics. Below we’ve included a number of images, and under them images we’ve written a brief extract in relation to what’s wrong with each image/ real life scenario. However before we start, lets take a look at what real ethical conservation is within the “captive breeding and release industry”.
Image: Basel Zoological Gardens.
The image above was taken at Basel Zoological Gardens, and as you can see mother, father and three young cubs are happily strolling in the park on a fine late Spring day of (2015). There are no tourists, students or even the hint of petting, interaction, cuddling or manhandling on show here. Mother’s Oka and Uma gave birth to their cubs on May 28th, and June 15th (2015).
Many people may be asking, why are lions being bred and reared within a foreign non-African zoo? The answer to that is simple. Lions are listed as vulnerable (IUCN Red List population map), and while there may be many lions in countries such as South Africa where security is more tight. North and West African lions are practically extinct. Southern Africa is probably one of very few regions now on the African continent that holds more “larger populations”. Unfortunately within the past twenty years Africa has seen a staggering decrease of lion populations by over 30-50%. (See video below.)
Zoo Basel supports the Big Life Foundation, which works in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya to protect the Lions. The Zoo is also a participant in the EAZA Endangered Species Breeding Programme for African Lions. This means that every-single lion you see within a zoo that’s part of the EAZA Endangered Species Breeding Programme will eventually be released into the African wild, they’ll not be kept for photography purposes, or to interact with.
For release programme’s to be successful human interference must be kept to a bare minimal. You’ll not see any petting, interaction, man-handling or public photography exploitation going on here. EAZA’s Endangered Species Breeding Programme is what we refer to as “ethical conservation within captivity”, and there is much evidence in relation to EAZA’s working projects too.
UNETHICAL CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Below are prime examples of “unethical conservation practices”. From America too the continent of Africa you’ll not see EAZA’s Endangered Species Breeding Programme allowing this type of behavior. The reasons why you’ll not see such behavior played out within anyone of EAZA’s projects is listed below for your information in plain English.
Image: Sarah Haley lion petting United States
Back in 2012 Sarah Haley from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States visited the Wild Wilderness Through Safari. Sarah’s reasons for visiting was quite simple. “I mostly went to play with the lions”. As one can see these lions are very young, and as normal there seems to be no mother or father in sight. What Sarah doesn’t realize is, the mother would have had her young ripped away from her at a young age, just so tourists and students can play petting.
Mother and cub[s] would have been left in quite an emotional state, suffering psychological trauma, and would have pined for one another. Its more or less the same behavior a new born baby and mother will play out when separation occurs. Did it make you feel good Sarah knowing that you was holding a pining mothers cub that simply wanted to behave like any normal human or animal mother?
There doesn’t appear to be any-form of breeding programme in operation at this alleged zoo either. Furthermore this cat will never be released into the wild, because all of its natural instincts have been removed by the human, and imprinted from the human onto the cub. Yet on the African continent we’ve lost over 50% of our lion populations. There doesn’t seem to be any form of hunting advertised, however we are somewhat suspicious here as to why so many cubs are being reared at this zoo, and what the so called zoo’s actual intentions are.
Image: Unidentified male at the Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm
Every month we bring into question many safaris, big cat projects, lodges and zoos. Many of them do not participate in hunting, while others are more than “questionable in relation to their mission statement and hunting”, and what they are actually projecting into the public domain (which most of the time doesn’t support their mission statement).
Furthermore contradictions from the owners in regards to their companies mission statement are rampant among such alleged rehab and non-breeding facilities. The image above seems pretty innocent, and quite adorable to most. The image was posted onto the Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm Facebook page of which the Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm has venomously protected as innocent.
Zanchieta have even gone to great lengths in the past week basically stating that were totally wrong, and everything that we’ve located in relation to their company (above and below) is more than legitimate. An insult that we did read stated: “We (Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm) know that this post by I.A.R.F. was done with good intentions, from people who, like us, love animals and fight for their rights”. We do indeed love animals hence why this article is proving wrongdoing and unethical conservation practices. I.A.R.F.A do not under any circumstances support such activities nor will we promote them either. (Please continue reading).
What the young unidentified male seems to be forgetting is that this young cub “may” have been removed from his/her mother at the prime milking age of three weeks old. PAAZAB’s Husbandry and Veterinary Guide states: The cub should also be supported under its bottom with the other hand, cubs must be supported correctly as to not injure the young developing cub. Further to this we all know that cubs aren’t exactly hygienic like their adult mothers and fathers. Regardless of how much Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm defends themselves, the images projected onto their Facebook page are clear signs of “exhibiting to profit from money”. The worst is to come.
Cubs this age want roam, explore, test their young muscles to develop coordination, and sleep for extended periods of time without interruption. They dislike being handled. While Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm states that they protect, rescue and rehabilitate, this behavior is neither protecting the cub, or (at the least) trying to rehabilitate this young cub into the Asiatic wild where the number of tigers are about 3,200 if that remaining in the wild.
Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm also hosts a number of lions identified as the (Timbavati white lions). This area of alleged predator conservation has been a great focus of concern to us, Timbavati white lions are practically extinct. There is said to be more white lions in captivity than in the wild. Meanwhile within the wild there is alleged to be no fewer than 13-20 individuals if that. So why is this predator rehab farm and rescue not helping to support white wild populations with captive breeding programmes? (See video below)
The owner of Zanchieta states via her website “I have never and never will breed or raise any BIG CAT at Zanchieta for onward selling to a third party. Our white lion pride has grown from the original male and female pair to five lions and these lions will never leave Zanchieta”. We believe this statement was written back in 2010 when the main domain and site was formed and registered.
NO THREATENED SPECIES RELEASE PROJECTS
Image: Timbavati white lion cub 2014.
Image: Timbavati white lion cub (new born) 2014.
The Zanchieta owner states: “No further natural breeding will occur as the females are on contraception programs. Our two male brown lions and our brown lioness were purchased as cubs and have never been allowed to breed. They too will never leave Zanchieta.” That statement has been on the main Zanchieta website since 2010, yet the lady is not prepared to release these lions into the wild via ethical conservation projects. Timbavati white lions are as explained (critically endangered), so this statement is very questionable.
Again where is the mother, but more importantly why is Zanchieta stating that none of her lions will be allowed to leave the farm? That’s a classical sign of unethical conservation for reasons that we do not fully understand. This lion as one can see (above) is only a few days old. Furthermore as the owner states none of the lions will be allowed to leave the farm.
If you are familiar with the sub-species of the Panthera leo krugeri, you’ll also know that their populations within the wild are dwindling. So theoretically any good “rescue and rehabilitation project” that states they’re not breeding (when they clearly are), would try to improve Panthera leo krugeri populations within the wild like EAZA’s Endangered Species Breeding Programme. So in our (expert opinion), this farm is nothing more than a breeding and captive facility. Indeed there are some release projects ongoing however as the owner states (no lions leave).
So instead students, tourists and volunteers can all help contribute to (nothing). That in our opinion is a complete waste of money, money that could be spent elsewhere on actual breeding and release projects to sustain threatened populations of predators.
Image: Chameleon Village Lion Park
Whenever we explain to tourists and students about the petting and interaction industry, they’ll often absorb only a certain amount of information (in most cases), which is why education needs to focus more on every aspect of this industry rather than just hunting. Many Non-Governmental Organisations, and “anti hunting groups” out there, will categorically state on locating a petting/breeding farm, that hunting is the major player regarding their find. Most of the farms, lodges and sanctuaries that we’ve located aren’t actually connected to hunting whatsoever.
So when a tourist or student hears them words I.e. hunting is not ongoing, they automatically believe that all is okay, we’ve got our wires crossed, and we’re simply trying to tar the name of a farm or lodge. International Animal Rescue Foundation Africa researchers every single piece of detail on all industries and practices that we do not support practicing unethical conservation. That includes petting, disease, hunting, abuse, exploitation, and failure to keep to promises (I.e): release programmes, or helping increase threatened species in the wild.
Meet Mr Hennie Pio from South Africa. The image above looks very innocent again, and both the visitor and lioness seem pretty much laid back. Tourists need to remember that predators are like cats and dogs, they all have deeply embedded within their genes (hunting and predator behaviors). For E.g. I once owned a Springer Spaniel rescued as a puppy.
That wee dog was domesticated like any other dog into an adult dog. A few years into life and on a long walk, my pet dog jumped the lead, and naturally went after hens and chickens killing three instantly with a single bite to the neck. Yet the dog hadn’t seen a chicken or hen before, nor had she been raised to hunt. The same applies to lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, and jaguars Etc. Just because they’ve never hunted naturally in the wild, and had humans imprint their natural behaviors onto them, doesn’t for one single minute mean that, that animal will not attack you.
Listed below are real life captive predator attacks that left their owners or keepers, tourists and visitors with life threatening injuries or in some cases death did occurred.
WHEN CAPTIVE PREDATORS ATTACK
Jan 21, 2021 Australia: A 12 year old tiger has attacked a keeper at an Australian zoo founded by the late Steve Irwin. The incident, which took place Thursday morning at the Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo, left 41-year-old Che Woolcott with “significant puncture wounds” to his head and forearm, according to local media reports. He was treated at the scene before being transferred to the hospital.
Nov 29 2015 Malta: Ħal-Farrug zoo was closed by its owners after a tiger severely injures a 3 year old boy. A spokesman for the zoo said the incident happened when the two handlers were walking the “friendly” tiger, which they had raised, outside its cage since it had been slightly unwell. The tiger was lying on the floor when the incident happened. Upon seeing the animal, the boy ran towards it, prompting the tiger to raise its paws, lashing the child in the face in the process, the spokesman said.
Jun 1, 2020 Johannesburg, SA: Katherine Chappell, 29, a visual effects artist for Game of Thrones, was killed and her tour guide seriously injured in an attack by a lioness at the Lion Park near Lanseria. The two people were travelling in the car with their windows open. It’s understood a lioness jumped through the open window, biting the woman who was in the passenger seat. The driver, a tour guide, was badly injured while attempting to free the woman from the animal’s grasp. The park’s Scott Simpson said, “There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lioness came through the window and it bit the tourist. The ambulance arrived quite soon but the lady has passed away.” Three months ago an Australian tourist was bitten in the thigh while driving though the park, also with his window down.
Please view the video below which shows the worlds top ten predator on human attacks, Mr Hennie Pio is in our opinion a very lucky man, like most of the students, tourists and visitors that man-handle allegedly “friendly hand reared predators”. They’re only friendly if they want to be. When you place yourself within a predators environment your acting irresponsibly, furthermore if that animal attacks you, its very likely the animal will be shot dead.
Lastly if your lucky to walk away with minor or serious injuries its highly unlikely that your insurance will cover you, and you have very little chance of receiving compensation - because you placed yourself in that predators environment.
Image: Helping Hands for Underprivileged Children
While we all like to visit animal shelters, and provide a helping hand, one will find that some animal shelters and farms in the Western Hemisphere will point out to you the notices that inform you not to pick the animals up, touch the animals, feed them and always ensure that your hands are washed should you come into contact with animals. The reasons for these “polite notices” is to ensure you do not fall ill with anyone of the known zoonotic diseases that are fatal in some cases.
The organisation identified (above) as Helping Hands for Underprivileged Children is where the image above derives from (click the link above that’ll direct you too the Facebook image). The image was picked due to myself being a parent, and because I know just how easy it is for a child to unknowingly place their hands within the mouth dozens if not hundreds of times a day. The data below we do advise you take seriously.
When zoonotic diseases pass from animals to humans, pandemics can result. When a pathogen leaps from some nonhuman animal into a person, and succeeds there in making trouble, the result is what’s known as a zoonosis.
The word zoonosis is unfamiliar to most people. But it helps clarify the biological reality behind the scary headlines about bird flu, SARS, other forms of nasty new disease, and the threat of a coming pandemic. It says something essential about the origin of HIV. It’s a word of the future, destined for heavy use in the 21st century.
About 60 percent of all human infectious diseases currently known are shared between animals and humans. Nearly all zoonotic diseases result from infection by one of six kinds of pathogen: viruses, bacteria, protozoans, prions, fungi, and worms. Toxocariasis is a mild zoonosis caused by roundworms; you can get it from your dog, cat or in this case a predator. But fortunately, like your dog, cat or predator, you can be wormed. On some farms the owners lie to the public, and there is no way of telling if these animals are treated. Should the animal not be treated as the owners have advertised - your insurance doesn’t cover this either. Your unlikely to be compensated, and you could spend anything from 2 months to 1 year+ off work, or out of action.
Fore more information on zoonotic diseases in lions click the link below. here http://cbs.umn.edu/research/labs/lionresearch/research/diseases
We have deliberately left out all mention of hunting within this article, because frankly many tourists, students and visitors that visit predator farms seem to believe that if hunting is not seen as the “major problem”, then all is as explained pretty much okay. The petting and interaction industry can at times be directly related to hunting, however there are as seen above other issues that you need to take into consideration over hunting.
If you believe an image that we have posted “misrepresents you”, then just stop and think how that individual predator cat thinks about you misrepresenting them as a cuddly “pet”. International Animal Rescue Foundation Africa supports all EAZA’s breeding projects, reputable projects that do take in predators that are unable to be released into the wild, I.e: circus, rescues, domestic rescue Etc. We are able to view the lies and contradictions within each alleged rescue, lodge, farm or sanctuary and can if required go to great lengths to prove “unethical conservation practices are being played out here”, with more than sinister motives possibly attached.
This article hasn’t been written to attack, or place blame, but more point to where problems are occurring within the predator breeding and petting industry. If your allegedly rescuing, and rehabilitating then please print and practice just that. If your not breeding and have stated all your animals are on contraceptives, then keep to that promise. If you knowingly understand ethical conservation and really do plan on helping wildlife in their endemic wild, then please practice that. Please do not mislead the public into thinking that your indeed 100% ethical - as we will find you, and highlight them problems always steering the public into the correct conservation path.
If you feel that you’ve been led astray and would like to visit and participate in ethical conservation, please click the links below.
BIG CAT RESCUE: https://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Thank you for reading.
Chief Environmental Officer
Dr Jose C. Depre.
Is euthanasia a gift of love?
Back in December 2012 I witnessed the harrowing suffering of a dog being kept alive for reasons I still cannot understand. The dog named Tidus had been viciously assaulted by child thugs and had a flammable substance flung over his delicate little body, thugs then set the dog ablaze. The injuries were some of the worst burns I myself have witnessed in years of veterinary medicine.
Tidus suffered some 75-80% third degree burns and was suffering dearly. Third degree burns in both humans and animals are the worst kind of burn injury you can sustain. A third-degree burn involves the full thickness of skin and extends into the subcutaneous fat. These burns appear charred, dry, and leathery. The hair comes out easily when pulled. Deep burns, because they destroy nerve endings, usually are not as painful as second-degree burns.
When nerve endings are destroyed either in animals or humans from third degree burns one cannot feel any pain within the effected area. Had Tidus’s life been preserved he would have had to been monitored round the clock twenty four seven to reduce any risk of him harming himself accidentally. A mere slip up and any injury sustained to the “third degree burned area” he’d neither feel any pain or be able to make his pain known to humans through crying or yelping.
Upon viewing medical online X-Rays, documents from the medical team caring for Tidus I also noted the little dog suffering from 10% second degree burns, and where skin hadn’t been torched down to the nerve endings first degree burns too mostly around the ears, nose, eyes and genitalia. Second degree burns are the most painful and can leave both humans and animals withering in pain and traumatic shock syndrome. A second-degree burn is deeper and there is blistering. If there is no infection, healing is usually complete in 21 days.
From a “professional” point of view if more than 50% of the dog’s body surface is involved with second-degree burns, or if more than 30 percent is involved with third-degree burns, survival is unlikely. So I still to this day question why a vet whom is supposedly acting professionally continued to place Tidus through further treatments, minor operations involving anesthesia down to experimental skin replacement that still today is not widely used on domestic animals with such massive skin burns.
Putting the animal under for minor operations with over 50% skin burns is dangerous too. I do question the motives of this vet, veterinary team and why this suffering animal was not euthanised compassionately. I’ve included pictures below for your information that depict Tidus under anesthesia, Tidus before any non-surgical and surgical operations were carried out and Tidus awake.
Picture (2) depicts Tidus before treatment commenced. Burned skin and hair is easily removed when third degree burns are present, the areas flesh can be seen would have caused the dog incredible amounts of pain and discomfort. Unfortunately Tidus’s treatment was in vain
Picture (3) Tidus can barely stand up and within videos online one can see he is clearly in Trauma shock which is quite typical for this type of injury. One can clearly see parts of the hind leg skeleton structure on display too - this in itself is a clear indication that Tidus had been alight for some minutes
From November to December 2012 a total sum of over $44,300USD was raised for the treatment of Tidus. Burns such as these would have required much funding for primary “veterinary care” in itself. Furthermore had Tidus’s life been preserved, secondary and tertiary care would most certainly have run into hundreds of thousands for care and medicine.
Based on the owners own financial position, the organisations responsibilities for other animals but more importantly the “survival rate” regarding second-degree burns, or more than 30 percent of third degree burns Tidus should have been humanely euthanised after a complete professional assessment was undertaken by professional vets and veterinary specialized burns teams taking all factors into consideration.
Was Tidus kept alive to prove a point, was it an act of love, or was it due to the copious amount of funding that flooded into protect Tidus? I’ll never know myself, however if I or any qualified and professional veterinary team was presented with an animal with such appalling and life threatening injuries we have to weigh the chances of survival up, financial position and community care, whilst leaving emotional feelings out.
Tidus had no chance of survival, however Tidus is one of many animals we see daily where owners will fight tooth and limb to prolong life without listening to the professional advice from those whom have treated and cared for animals for years. Unfortunately Tidus didn’t make it, weather he died peacefully or in pain we’ll never know.
Fortunately there are many loving and caring animal lovers throughout the world that go heaven and earth, spend hundreds of thousands and would do anything to save the life of their dog, cat or favorite rabbit Etc. There’s nothing wrong with this and we as veterinary officers respect such care. Compassionate and caring adults, children down to complete strangers acting unselfishly we admire. However as much as we love an animal this very love can seriously hinder or even lead to animal abuse occurring if such cases of animal mistreatment are not properly managed by veterinary teams. In Tidus’s case and being frank the vet was only prolonging life whilst the little dog was suffering. That is abuse. We wouldn’t keep a human alive that’s been seriously injured who’s chances of survival are nil, so why an animal?
Making the Call: Euthanasia
I’ve witnessed in many veterinary practices men, women and children emotionally distraught at the sheer thought of knowing their companion animal may have to be humanly euthanasied. Its a very tough decision for the best of pet owners to make however their decision is quite understandable. Pet owners have grown use to their loving companions needs and socialization, their wittiness, in a way they are not really seen as a pet, more another human like species. Making the call is quite difficult however we all have to take into consideration the suffering of the animal and work quickly to reduce any needles suffering, cost and after care Etc.
Veterinary officers also have to take into consideration care, can the owner whom for example may too have medical conditions themselves, has work commitments, or lives by oneself with little monetary income actually cope with the care of looking after a seriously ill, injured or neglected animal?
Do the owners have insurance, can an animal charity help? In some cases charities can help. In Tidus’s case he had a 501 (c) 3 helping however to what extent I still question. Tidus was in my own eyes was used as a mere pawn to garner as much funding as possible, much if not all of that funding didn’t even go towards Tidus’s care. In fact I do believe around $3000 out of the $44,000 raised for care went into helping.
Some examples below are indicators that your pet dog or cat Etc are suffering of which is the time to consider humane euthanasia or to take your companion animal to the vet for a re-evaluation.
Chronic - Non-treatable
- He/she is experiencing chronic pain that cannot be controlled with medication (your veterinarian can help you determine if your pet is in pain).
- He/she has frequent vomiting or diarrhea that is causing dehydration and/or significant weight loss.
- He/she has stopped eating or will only eat if you force feed.
- He/she is incontinent to the degree that he/she frequently soils themselves.
- He/she has lost interest in all or most of his/her favorite activities, such as going for walks, playing with toys or other pets, eating treats or soliciting attention and petting from family members.
- He/she cannot stand on their own or falls down when trying to walk.
- He/she has chronic labored breathing or coughing.
Non-treatable - Injuries/symptoms/disabilities that have outweighed overall life
- He/she has suffered non-treatable burns either over 30% of their body, quality of life is way below average - prolonging life would be considered abuse.
- He/she is suffering from incurable cancer Etc, treatment would only incur more suffering in any animal that is considered not fit to undergo any further treatment.
- He/she has been involved in a serious road traffic crash, accident Etc, injuries sustained resulted in complete incapacity. If all four or all two legs have been incapacitated keeping the animal alive would be considered abuse.
- He/she has no use of either the front or hind legs however can still walk with the aid of disability wheels, However where such contraptions cannot be located or purchased euthanasia must be considered as a last resort.
- Where insurance is not in place and animal is going to suffer without treatment/no funding can be obtained euthanasia must be considered. Prolonging the life of any “suffering” animal where funding/grants/loans/insurance cannot be obtained the welfare of that animal must come first over the overall owners love for keeping the animal alive.
Quality of life as a whole
- Quality Of Life: looks at the overall experience of a pet’s present existence.
- Pain Assessment: looks for signs of pain and suffering.
- Insight: Looks into the companion animal’s mind, in order to find out what they want us to do.
Animal euthanasia is the act of humanely putting an animal “to death” or allowing it to die as by withholding extreme medical measures. Reasons for euthanasia include incurable (and especially painful) conditions or diseases, lack of resources to continue supporting the animal, or laboratory test procedures.
Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Euthanasia is distinct from animal slaughter and pest control, which are performed for purposes other than an act of mercy, although in some cases the procedure is the same.
In domesticated animals, this process is commonly referred to by euphemisms such as “put down”, “put to sleep”, or “put out of his/her/its misery”. Euthanasia can be as explained extremely distressing to all pet owners, however veterinary officers and vet technicians are here to explain the entire procedure, why euthanasia has been considered too. The vet and technicians will go into as much detail as possible, detailing from start to finish why they have come to their decision.
Explanations into the pets medical condition will be discussed too. The vet will allow you if the animal is not in serious pain to think about the decision made. Lastly you also have the right to a second opinion however it must be noted that if the animal[s] chances of survival are only minutes or hours it would be deemed as irresponsible for the owner to then remove the animal[s] for a second opinion of which would only increase suffering and pain greatly. At the end of the day the vets decision must be seen as the final one.
As emotional and upsetting it is to make the final call as long as the “vet has proven to you that nothing more can be done” or has shown to you “every avenue of preserving life has been exhausted within the vets hands” then the vet must be allowed to go ahead with his or her humane procedure. Vets must not be victim of a verbal or physical assault, and must carry out their jobs accordingly within the practice of good veterinary medicine, code and ethics.
Below I have highlighted two major problems that vets face within the pet medical world.
Disabilities: The problems.
Three years ago my parents sadly made the call to have their beloved pet Spaniel humanely euthanised. Zelda was quite an old dog, had enjoyed life to the full. Unfortunately one day she tried to stand up, tumbling to her legs she yelped in agonizing pain. Zelda was suffering from temporary paraplegia of the hind legs. Zelda was taken to the veterinary surgeon of which steroid injections, antibiotics and a course of massage were given.
The paraplegia was only temporary however Zelda began to suffer more and more. Gradually paraplegia went from temporary to permanent paraplegia. Zelda lost control of her bladder and sadly the vets were unable to preserve little Zelda’s life. Had the veterinary team been able to provide doggy wheels Zelda may still be with us today. Even then with both parents working doctors who’d care for Zelda? Regrettably there was none else to care for Zelda, placing her into to a foster home would have induced depression as she loved both parents dearly. Neighbors couldn’t help either as the nearest neighbor was oven ten kilometers away and was elderly.
Over the years I’ve read numerous comments from members of the public on Facebook that see a very sick, diseased and dying animal of which they demand the owner does everything they can to ensure the pet dog, cat Etc is saved from death. Some people believe that life is sacred and will not take a life even if the animal is in misery for example paralyzed from the neck down or a multiple amputee. They judge animal life by human standards and insist on a natural death, however miserable the quality of life. Animals are not human and must never be classed as the same.
They consider that ending a life for any reason other than to eat, is the right of god alone. Most religions depict a god (or gods) who has trusted humans to take wise decisions. Where euthanasia is concerned, the challenge may be for the owner to be an instrument of their god and choose euthanasia to prevent further suffering. For example in the Judaeo-Christian belief system, God gave man stewardship over the animals - refusal to make a humane decision is a prime example of passing the buck!
Veterinary officers do have quite a tough job on their hands when all avenues have been exhausted to help prolong life of any animal. For example in many countries pet wheels (as seen above) are not provided by all veterinary practitioners. In fact I do not know of any vet that I have met or are friends with that have such disability contraptions at their disposal to freely hand out or sell.
Furthermore we must all remember that dogs, cats even horses Etc are not all equal. Where human doctors can freely hand out wheel chairs (E.g) of which require very little tuning, in the case of dogs and cats this is more easier said than done. Vets in many countries do not have the resources, man power, funds or even the access to disabled equipment. As many vets do not have such disabled equipment within their clinic they then have to weigh up the quality of life of their pet patient, bearing in mind too can the owner physically cope with looking after a non-walking animal, cope with the strains of incontinence, exercise Etc. In Zelda’s case both parents could not give their fourteen hour day jobs up, and didn’t have information on where to locate pet wheel chairs.
When viewing such comments from mainly online Activists demanding that the owner[s] not humanely euthanise sometimes I feel like shaking some sense into them. Its not just the pet owners that have to make decisions here its also the veterinary team and the limitations, obstacles and overall care the vet has to decide on.
When do we call euthanasia?
Even in today’s modern world there are more sick repulsive individuals then there was over three decades ago whom abuse and harm animals. Three out of every ten animals I see within my own private medical practice have been seriously abused or neglected by children. Dogs or cats set on fire, horses cut with knifes, or in Xixi’s case children gouged Xixi’s eyes out and cut his genitals off back in 2010.
Xixi was viciously assaulted in Guangdong province, China and while many of you may think such cases are seen only in China you are very wrong, throughout the world there are many selfish, twisted and sick people that go even further to fulfill their deprived desires to abuse an animal.
The report reads:
Child animal abusers cut both eyes, even his genitals were cut off, and his body was covered with holes. Yet Xixi still tenaciously supported his own hurt body, roaming around the neighborhood. The surrounding people did not dare approach him, because Xixi’s appearance was very frightening. Only until a volunteer appeared was Xixi rescued. According to the rescue group, when Xixi was being taken for medical treatment, he desperately bit at the rope that tied him, because Xixi was afraid of being hurt again.
Picture below depicts a savage act of animal abuse by children.
This alone is enough to prove how strong Xixi’s will to live is. However, according to several doctors’ diagnosis, Xixi first suffered external injuries all over his body from human abuse, and then because of not being immediately treated, his wounds became infected and he developed leukemia, causing white blood tumors to form in his body, however since the attack Xixi’s wounds began to quickly fester, his situation was serious and unable to be controlled.
After careful observation by volunteers over a day and a night, it was very exerting and painful for Xixi to urinate and defecate, leading to a part of his intestines to be expelled. Apart from that, Xixi kept going to dark corners. Those who have raised pets and have some experience all know that this is what dogs (and other animals) do when they know they are about to die and want to find a peaceful place to leave the world, and eventually Xixi chose to leave…
End of Report…. 2010.
Every single day we are presented with yet another case of serious animal abuse, and everyday we are challenged on how best to proceed with these cases, is it in the best interests of (any animal) to continue any such medical treatment or is it in the interests of the screaming, shouting and pressuring individuals online? Furthermore will medical treatment help or just increase further pain, discomfort and suffering? While many animal Activists online scream at us all to do something they do at the very best of times fail to see that animals are in a way no different to humans when it boils down to actually “saving” life.
Had Xixi or Tidus been presented to myself and based on the injuries, prognosis, underlying medical condition’s, primary suffering, mental stability Etc both animals would have been there and then after all reports had been completed humanly put to sleep. Both animals would have been put to sleep only after reports concluded injuries, pain, mental state and suffering outweighed both present and future life.
Cost, care, rehabilitation and “would the owner or career be able to continue with such care would also have been taken into consideration, the type of care too. I.e specialized burns, in Tidus’s case he would have required specialist treatment, after care and would have to have been virtually wrapped into a bubble to protect his third and second degree burned and damaged skin.
Xixi’s case though is not identical to Tidus’s case. Tidus was kept alive despite the fact his injuries heavily outweighed his chances of survival. Volunteers that done their very best for Xixi and within a country where medical services are limited worked their hardest to save this little dog. However sadly Xixi like Tidus eventually succumbed to death.
In cases where abuse and neglect are at there very worst veterinarians are challenged greatly. Putting animals to sleep is not one of the hardest parts of being a veterinarian. That’s because euthanasia is often a blessing and gift to a suffering animal. In most vets experience, the hardest part of being a veterinarian is telling owners that their beloved pet has a terminal illness and will soon be leaving this world. The emotions that pass across their faces, even if they have suspected the worst for some time, are heart-wrenching.
Below is a quality of life assessment that you can use yourself to asses your animal and whether its the best time to now take your loved one for medical attention or just a friendly chat. Many characteristics are not, by themselves, an indication for euthanasia. For example, stiffness and reduced interest in play have small numerical values. Adding the smaller values together may generate a score which is high enough to indicate the time has come to euthanize, or the score may only indicate that the pet should be re-evaluated periodically. Vets will only put an animal to sleep after every avenue has been exhausted, however it must be noted in serious cases of abuse putting an animal to sleep quickly to reduce further physiological and mental suffering must be paramount.
The Pain Assessment allows the human companion to estimate the amount of pain which a pet is experiencing. Unfortunately animals do not speak in human languages, so they cannot tell us in our language what amount of pain they are experiencing. As a result, the human companion must look for behavioral signs which are then interpreted as indicators of pain. When veterinarians are presented with severe cases though such as that of Tidus or Xixi the call has to be made much faster to reduce further suffering. Unfortunately for Tidus his pain and suffering continued.
Since 2012 I have been researching more and more cases that are either identical to Tidus or worse. Within the majority of cases I have viewed veterinarians taking the relevant actions where and when needed, consulting with the pet owner, and acting completely professional. Unfortunately I have also witnessed cases even worse than Tidus and Xixi’s where veterinarians are being pounded daily by online Activists or individuals in general that seem to force them into prolonging life.
This behavior is grossly unprofessional and if I myself continue to witness it I will call these veterinarians to account and demand what their game actually is here. Are they trying to help the animal or are they merely looking for fame, are they in it for the money or are they acting competitively to prove a point?
Animal abuse is a crime and not something I or my team take sitting down, there are all forms of abuse carried out by a wide range of people. Keeping “any” animal alive just to increase a Facebook page’s likes is considered abuse, to increase monetary income - its abuse, seeking fame and glory - abuse, for ones own egodriven manner - ABUSE.
Is euthanasia a gift of love? Yes euthanasia is very best gift of love when an animal cannot any longer be saved or where treatment has failed. Leaving an animal to suffer while promoting to millions failing medical treatment is neither professional nor acceptable.
Dr Jose C. Depre
INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION Inc
As the elephant took a mouthful of food the hunter pulled the trigger exploding a bullet into the back of elephants head leaving this magnificent beast writhing on the ground in a pool of its own blood. What a cowardly bastard.
Why are we still hunting elephants for? This is a question I constantly ask oneself, why? What encourages a hunter to hunt Elephants for? Power, adrenalin, or the fear than an elephant could kill the hunter?.. Much research I undertook about hunters back in the 1990’s revealed that many hunters feel the need to hunt (dangerous game) due to the thrill and rapid adrenalin rush, the cardiac muscle beats faster and harder, surges of hormones are released and the “type” of sexual gratification which has been said to be addictive continues to push hunters to kill more and more.
Back in 1994 I researched a group of American game hunters from Dallas Safari Club. I found in my research that vast surges of adrenalin was mainly responsible for hunters hunting larger and more dangerous game [this of course is not uncommon to most people]. The “adrenalin rush” is in a sense though addictive especially when in the heat of the moment or leading up to a “fight or flight scenario”. In medical terminology we better describe this type of behavior as Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) which is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity – failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm oneself, others or in this case the “impulse to kill more dangerous and bigger” game.
These “type” of psychiatric disorders concern oneself more than say those whom have been abused. Furthermore are these type of psychiatric disorders the reason why so many more game hunters are entering Africa to kill. Lastly while the hunter is lavishing within the trills of killing does such killing displayed in videos such as YouTube encourage other people not within the hunting theater to become active in the killing fields? The answer to them two questions is yes, to what extent though I and Professor A. Ball are still investigating in great depth. I’ve included a YouTube video for you to better understand what I am explaining.
As one can clearly see within the video the hunt is very action packed, emotionally charged and driven, one can just feel the edge and thrill. This leads me to my next issue and question which is - why are online video sites such as YouTube allowing such imagery to be broadcast? Research has already proven as of 2010 that large and medium sized game from lions to elephants, antelope and giraffe for instance are not as densely populated within Africa as they were over two decades ago. Hunting activities have been noted to have dropped quite significantly.. Not because activism is stopping hunters or even restrictions but literally because there have been major reductions in wildlife populations over the course of the past twenty years..
Keeping to the main subject many psychiatric disorders feature impulsivity, including substance-related disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, conduct disorder, schizophrenia and mood disorders. Please note that I nor my colleague are labeling any hunter or huntress with any form of mental illness, disorder or disease[s]. We are merely both stating that many hunters we have interviewed such behavioral characteristics have been noted. Hunters are not the only people that can suffer from adrenalin addiction or Impulse Control Disorder, everyone can at some stage in their life suffer from such neurological disturbances, disorders or addictions.
We can all relate to such hormonal and chemical discharges within the brain and body when we were children for example, many youths would feel such rushes of adrenalin within their childhood: Examples of this can be stealing money, their first kiss, sexual activity or as explained participating in an activity that is either immorally wrong or incredibly dangerous.
2004 I researched weather adrenalin was either “psychologically addictive or physically addictive” within youths and weather such addictiveness then spurned youths through their adulthood to then move onto more dangerous activities such as murder, rape, burglaries or in this case large game hunting. Our research thus far has proved such cases of early adrenalin addictiveness and Impulse Control Disorder does in deed in many cases if not monitored or treated later leads to more dangerous activities carried out simply for the sheer “rush or natural high”.
Research carried out by previous consultants and scientists had already proved adrenalin was in a way (psychologically addictive), however never did the research focus on weather such addictiveness spurned individuals in the trophy hunting industry say, to then move onto more dangerous game or even murder. Within this brief article the attention focuses on what drives a trophy hunter to kill more larger and dangerous game, the thrills they obtain and the after-effects of such behavior. The article is not focusing on mass murder, abuse, or anything other than what has been explained.
Myself Dr Jose Depre and Professor Adriana Ball consultant Forensic Psychiatrist have now completed our findings on [What spurs a hunter to kill].. This research document (to be released soon in the Online Scientific Studies of Neurological Disorders in Sweden) 1/6 was aimed at showing other examples as to why trophy hunters hunt. Article  details children that were abused that then become the abuser will hopefully be released this June. Please note this is not the title of the 4th article and should one wish to purchase that article in paper back you will need to contact myself nearer the time when I release this book in leading high-street stores..
So is it correct to say that adrenalin is an addictive chemical release that can lead an individual say a trophy hunter, in this case to turn into a dangerous game hunter? Furthermore like opiates or illicit narcotics when one becomes use to the highs of such neurological and/or synthetic pleasures will the individual turn to more dangerous and destructive activities, is adrenalin in its self additive too? Indeed it is of which can be quite difficult for a sufferer to overcome, furthermore failing to treat the sufferer that is clearly on a mission to kill more and more then its quite right to say that adrenalin can lead to more destructive activities being played out. Would this be then the main reason as to why hunters that start of killing small game then go on to killing larger and more dangerous game, in this instance elephants?
The answer to that question is yes. Its quite wrong though to state that “trophy” hunters whom kill animals kill because they were abused as children, or have small penises, lack femininity and masculinity, or need to prove oneself. While there is evidence relating to such human past and present behavior regarding abuse and lack of say (masculinity) there is by far more evidence within the scientific world that indicates and proves hunters can suffer from Impulse Control Disorder or are addicted to adrenaline and noradrenline which are two separate but related hormones and neurotransmitters.
I myself would be more concerned about an “unstable” hunter that is suffering from (ICD) and/or addiction to adrenaline and noradrenline than say, an unstable hunter that needs to prove oneself, or has been abused as a child. Child abuse indeed “may” lead to more sinister and violent activities carried out by the abused however counselling and cognitive therapy can in many cases solve these problems if caught in the early stages before onset of serious mental illness. Proving oneself or weather the individual feels they lack masculinity or femininity is easily treated again with therapy, of which is more a low key behavioral and complex problem treated by a Psychologist rather than a Psychiatrist. Medication is rarely required too.
While the elephant is indeed the prime catch for many experienced hunters and huntresses, the main reasons trophy hunters, say, will hunt is literally for this sheer addictive pleasure of knowing they’re pushing dangerous limits.. In a way one could say that hunting dangerous game is more identical to ones first time stealing from a sweet shop, or being dared by a mate to do something that is either dangerous or very wrong.. Like small game hunting the thrill and adrenalin is there and identical to that of stealing, both hunter and common thief feel the urge after their first mission to push for bigger and better trophies, the need to fulfill ones inner desires is a crave that in itself is very addictive.
Over the past fifteen years I have interviewed many hunters and poachers around the globe of which in my findings I have found that most hunters and illegal poachers that start of with say, small game suffer from as explained Impulse control disorder and adrenaline addictiveness behavioral problems. What I myself did note is that these “obsessive behaviors” seem more related to (trophy hunters) rather than (hunters for food). Trophy hunters are themselves hunting for the sheer thrill while (hunters for food) take only what they require. Furthermore there was quite a lack of “obsessive characteristics” in poachers - which is mainly because they themselves are either being given the order to kill say a Rhino or elephant.
This infant elephant was hunted for what reasons we’ll never fully understand. The elephant posed no threat, it wasn’t a problem animal, in pain nor suffering. There is no real trophy to take home, no tusks, Why?
Elephants are to myself a magnificent gentle giant that has roamed the plains of Africa for hundreds of years. Identified by Dr Blumenbach in 1797 the species listed below killed by Mr Jofie Lamprecht being the African Elephant scientifically identified as Loxodonta africana has been hunted now for hundreds of years. This particular hunter caught my eye, not because of the fact he slaughtered this colossally sized African elephant but more the speech he made after the killing aka [trophy] hunt.. That speech can be read below which is typical and classical behavior of an individual suffering from Impulse Control Disorder and adrenaline addictiveness behavioral problems.
The speech reads:
I honor you my friend. I will follow your round and oval until the end of my time. May your presence in the wilds of Africa continue so that generations from now my prodigy may view your glorious splendor and hunt you like I have had the privilege of doing. Thank you for walking the trails of Africa. Thank you that I can hunt you. Your protein now fills the bellies of many in the surrounding villages. The money you generated will in good faith preserve these wild lands there you walk for your prodigy to be safe and grow old.
Farewell my friend. I will join you when it is my time.
The speech is classical to that of the war with Veii and the Etruscans, under Servius Tullius of which the Rome’s sixth King Servius Tullius went to war with Veii (after the expiry of an earlier truce) and with the Etruscans. King Servius Tullius like many Roman warlords had to prove themselves -fight to the death, after fighting such a glorious and splendid battle did they then lay down their arms and celebrate with a triumph speech. Mr Jofie Lamprecht is in reality no different to King Servius Tullius - however King Servius Tullius was more gentleman like.
Many people have problems that occur repetitively, disrupt their lives and seem completely out of control. Sometimes we’re asked if these problems are examples of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). And indeed, there are some similarities to OCD. Nevertheless, these problems are not considered to be in the same category. So what are we talking about here? Specifically, we’re referring to the category of emotional disorders known as Impulse Control Disorders. The similarity to OCD is seen in the fact that impulse control disorders, like OCD, are repetitive and very difficult for the person to bring under control. Furthermore, like OCD, they greatly disrupt and impair the sufferers’ lives. However, Impulse Control Disorders also differ from OCD in important ways. Impulse Control Disorders, unlike OCD, often do not cause a great deal of distress to the person who has them—that is, unless or until legal authorities are called in. Furthermore, distress, anxiety and upset do not play a very large role in most Impulse Control Disorders. In fact, many of those with Impulse Control Disorders actually report feeling pleasure from their behaviors even though their lives are impaired by them.
When I myself and Professor Ball interviewed all hunters not one hunter showed any signs of distress, anxiety and upset, the last of the hunters whom we interviewed this past month hadn’t hunted elephants or dangerous game such as elephants or lions, rhinos or wildebeest.
No empathy or guilt was shown when they were shown images and videos of other hunters killing. However what was shown on the sudorometer and electrocardiograph was increased heart rate and perspiration which indicated to ourselves that the interviewees were feeling excited. When shown video imagery from YouTube levels of sweat and heart rate increased by 2.5% When asked if “If you had the chance to hunt an elephant now would you do it?” 19/27 hunters said yes. So in reality when we question ourselves why are we still killing elephants, or any dangerous game its quite right to say programs on television and YouTube really are not doing our wildlife any form of good. For example if your shown a video of a chocolate bar advertisement from which you’ve never indulged in that sweet the chances are “that advertisement” will encourage you to purchase that sweet.
The full results of the above examination and all test experiments will be released later this year.
Looking at our past we can also see that elephants were not just hunted for the sheer fun of it..The main reason that elephants were hunted was for their ivory. This is worth a ton of money and so huge numbers of elephants were slaughtered in order to be able to cash in on such a business. With each tusk weighing up to 200 pounds, this was amazing. Early attempts to remove the ivory tusks and to leave the elephants alive didn’t work. The elephants were simply too aggressive for this type of process and it was too dangerous for humans to take part in.
Elephants are taking quite a hit all over Africa and its quite evident from past research and present researching “why” elephants were and still are legally hunted. One cannot just point the blame at natural neurological issues though as I myself have explained, above I’ve clearly detailed why [we still are hunting] from past to present but more from a different perspective of things.
Moving back to just how big a problem adrenalin addictiveness and Impulse Control Disorder’s can be - curing such disorders that are quite natural is more easier said than done. At the end of the day its down the individual hunter and huntresses to come forward should they feel they have an “obsession” or (ICD). One cannot force a hunter to visit a therapist however what we can do is make aware the problems that some hunters if not all believe is quite actually typically normal behavior. One very good article that I do suggest people read is that of Serial Offenders which details much of the above in this book, however its very broken down. Read more here.
Excessive adrenaline build up changes a trophy hunters physiology. The trophy hunter becomes sensitized to the epinephrine and used to what it does to them. Initially it may be difficult to cope with, but after awhile, the individual becomes so accustomed to it that you can function. This is not always the case though as it has been noted adrenaline junkies feed of such fear which in turn provides a type of sexual gratification afterwards and relaxation. Adrenaline sends your brain into full throttle and your wit becomes majorly amplified. This is because your slower brainwaves in the alpha and theta ranges become severely diminished. Alpha rhythms are drowned out by high amounts of mid and high-range beta brainwaves. This leads to further production of dopamine, epinephrine, and cortisol. Trophy hunters have long stated that the majority of the time they hunt is not for the actual trophy but more the “adrenaline hit”.
Author Louis Schlesinger quoted as Professor Ball did “emotional, impulsive murderers are less able to regulate and control aggressive impulses”. If you’ve being paying attention and scroll back up to the very top of the article one will read very identical characteristics relating to narcissistic psychopathic murderers to that of those whom kill large game, dangerous game and small game…
Treatment of Impulse Control Disorders has lagged behind the treatment of many other emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. There are some indications that treatments such as Habit Reversal Training may have value for Trichotillomania. However, most of the Impulse Control Disorders beg for more research on potential treatments. Of course, even if we had a plethora of effective treatments, there’s still the problem that most of those with Impulse Control Disorders aren’t all that interested in getting help. Sigh.
Why are we hunting Elephants again?
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Dr Jose C. Depre Md, VetMed, EnvStu, Phd
“Could a being create the fifty billion galaxies, each with two hundred billion stars, then rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh?”
Sacrificial animal slaughter for religious reasons and beliefs is cruel and barbarically outdated. Back in 2012 in Sri Lanka I was disgusted to see a mass killing ritual involving hundreds of mainly men and young boys decapitating goats and other small mammals to the sheer delight of the baying crowds. Since my visit a Sri Lankan court has allegedly banned any sacrificial killings for religious purposes as of 29 August 2013. The cruel and inhumane practice still goes on though.
A complete list of religions across the world that involve animal sacrifice would be impossible to compile, as it is still a part of a variety of indigenous practices. However, in the West, very few religions involve animal sacrifice. Animal sacrificial killings take place all over the world and documenting on them all would take a life time.
Back in 2009 in Benin I was somewhat shocked to see a practice of animal sacrifice known as Santeria, shocking and nauseating Santeria is a syncretic faith that blends traditional West African magic and practice with Caribbean tradition and Roman Catholicism. There are more than 250,000 practitioners of Santería in the world but only two Santeria temples, neither of which is in the continental United States. Thus, home sacrifice is not only the norm, but a crucial aspect of Santería, without which Santería would effectively cease to exist.
Nothing is more grotesque though than the Hindu Gadhimai animal sacrificial festival. The world’s largest practice of animal slaughter of which only four legged animals are allowed to be slaughtered under religious practice of which some 500,000 animals ranging from pigs, buffalo (being the most common), goats, chickens and even dogs are barbarically slaughtered to please the o-holy great Gadhimai. Gadhima is the name of one of the Hindu goddesses of power, though the term usually refers to the world’s biggest animal sacrifice conducted at the Gadhimai temple area in central Terai of Nepal.
Animals are sacrificed as part of the Hindu festival, with the hope that the sacrifice will lead to the fulfillment of wishes by the goddess. It is estimated that more than 250,000 animals were killed during the period of sacrifice in 2009 while 5 million people visited Gadhimai during the festival. This centuries-old tradition is observed every five years in Gadhimai premises located in the village of Bariyapur of Bara District of Nepal near the border with India.
Male domestic Asian water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) (locally called “PaaDa”) are the preferred species to offer to the goddess. Several other species including male goats (Boka), chickens (Kukhura), Pigeons (Parewa), Ducks (Hansh) and some rats (Moosa), are also killed.
Several animal-rights activists protest against this event before and during every Gadhimai festival. The 2009 event drew the attention of celebrities like Maneka Gandhi and Brigitte Bardot, who raised their voices against the killings. Nepal government officials say they cannot stop the centuries-old tradition, despite opposition from animal-rights activists from Nepal and India. Animal rights activists say they are not looking for the practice to end overnight.
Is Gadhimai the worst festival though known to exist? I have viewed some “cultural traditions” that are by far more barbaric and gut wrenching than the Gadhimai. For instance we have Qurbani which in Islam is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid-ul-Adha. The word is related to the Hebrew qorbān “offering” and Syriac qurbānā “sacrifice”, etymologised through the cognate Arabic trilateral as “a way or means of approaching someone” or “nearness”. In Shariah Udhiyya would refer to the sacrifice of a specific animal, offered by a specific person, on specific days to seek Allah’s pleasure and reward. The word qurban appears thrice in the Quran and in once in Sura Al-Ma’ida in reference to animal sacrifice. In the other two places the Quran speaks of sacrifice in the general sense, referring to any act which may bring one closer to Allah. Other appropriate terms are Dhabihah, Udhiyah and Nahar. A fifth term Zabah refers to normal Islamic slaughter outside the days of Udhiyah.
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Moving back to Africa a rather unpleasant traditional sacrifice occurs every year known as Ukushwama ritual. I was invited to this festival back in 2007 by a Zulu family that I had been talking to that previous week. On seeing the actual abuse and torture the bull went through I was almost brought to throwing up my previous meal I had that night. The Ukushwama ritual is performed by the Zulu’s of which has been outright condemned by many African animal rights groups. The festival was almost banned back in 2009 however to the dismay of those that fought hard to ban this repulsive tradition it still goes on to this very day.
Back in 2009 Animal Rights Africa tried to sue Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on the grounds that the Ukweshwama ceremony in which a bull is killed is cruel. Activists apparently met with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on the chance that the ceremony would be banned. President Jacob Zuma known for his rather unpleasant public activities that involve the wearing of animal skins to killing magnificent fauna species has also been known to attend Ukweshwama ceremony.
It is alleged the history of sacrifice begins with Adam (sws). According to the Qur’an, when two of his sons, Abel and Cain, presented their offerings to the Almighty, one of them was accepted and the other was not (27:5):‘إذْ قَرَّبَا قُرْبَاً فَتُقُبِّلَ مِنْ اَحَدِهِمَا وَ لَمْ يُتَقَبَّلْ مِنَ الَآخَر.
Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, ‘With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man’. Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favour. (Genesis 4:1-5).
Objective of sacrifice;
The objective of sacrifice is to express gratitude to the Almighty. When we offer our life symbolically to the Almighty by offering the sacrifice of an animal, we are in fact expressing our gratitude on the guidance of submission which was expressed by Abraham (sws) by sacrificing his only son. On this occasion, the words uttered to declare the exaltedness and oneness of the Almighty are done so for this very objective. The Qur’an has explained this directive in the following words:
لَن يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَى مِنكُمْ كَذَلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (37:22)
The flesh and blood [of your sacrificed animals] does not reach God; it is only your piety that reaches Him. Thus has He subjected them to your service so that you may give glory to God for guiding you. [This is the way of the righteous] and [O Prophet!] give glad tidings to these righteous. (22:37).
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The Shari‘ah regarding Animal Sacrifice;
The Shari‘ah regarding animal sacrifice that has reached us through the consensus and perpetual practice of the Ummah can be stated thus;
Sacrificed animals should not be flawed and should be of appropriate age.
The time of animal sacrifice begins after offering the ‘Id prayer on the 10th of Dhu Al-Hajj (Yawm Al-Nahr)
The days fixed for animal sacrifice are the same as have been appointed for the stay at Mina once the pilgrims return from Muzdalifah. In Surah Hajj, the words ‘أَيَّامٍ مَّعْلُومَاتٍ (some appointed days (22:28)) allude to these very days. In religious parlance, they are called ‘The Days of Tashriq’. Besides animal sacrifice in these days, one is also required to declare the ‘Takbir’ at the end of each congregational prayer. Being an absolute directive, the words of the ‘Takbir’ have not been fixed.
The meat of sacrificed animals can also be eaten without any hesitation by those have had them slaughtered and can also be used to feed others. The words: ‘فَكُلُوا مِنْهَا وَأَطْعِمُوا الْقَانِعَ الْمُعْتَرَّ’ (So eat from it your selves and also feed those who are content and those who ask (22:37)) explicitly point to this conclusion.
Picture depicts Russian Muslims sacrificing cattle.
This is the Shari‘ah of animal sacrifice. The Prophet (sws) has also explained some of its aspects:
i. Animals should be sacrificed in all circumstances after the ‘Id prayer. It will not be regarded as the sacrifice of ‘Id if it is offered before the ‘Id prayer; it will be a mere animal sacrifice that one may offer to eat meet.
ii. The appropriate age for a sacrificed sheep or goat is at least one year, for that of a cow, it is at least two years and for camels, male or female, it is at least five years. If these animals are not available, a ram can be sacrificed. It will suffice even if it is six months old.
iii. More than one people can share the sacrifice of camels and cows. These shareholders can even go up to seven. There are some narratives which mention that at one instance in the presence of the Prophet (sws), ten people shared one camel for sacrifice and he did not stop them.
iv. Animal sacrifice can also be offered as an optional act of worship other than on ‘Id. Consequently, when people asked about the ‘Aqiqah, the Prophet (sws) replied: ‘Anyone who wants to offer an animal for sacrifice on the birth of a child can do so.
So just because the Holy Qur’an and Bible state that animal sacrifice is accepted does it give one the right to then brutally slaughter any four legged animals? No it doesn’t, and this brutal practice must end as the torture involved in such culturally accepted traditions is out dated, extreme, abusive and totally immoral. Least forgetting the pain these animals go through is no different to that of any human abusing illegally any animal within the western world. Such abuse would see the perpetrators thrown into prison or given a hefty fine. Abuse is abuse no matter what you call it or how it’s practiced.
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Recently within the Animal Rights Community camels have been displayed brutalised in Islamic traditional practices. There are 21 references to camels in the first books of the Bible, and now we know they are all made up. So if they are all made up – meaning such practices are indeed nothing more than a hoax then surely governments locally and internationally that allow such slaughter to continue must now begin to end such horrific animal torture.
Some of them are quite startlingly verisimilitudinous, such as the story of Abraham’s servant finding a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24: “Then the servant left, taking with him 10 of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. He made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was towards evening, the time the women go out to draw water.”
But these camels are made up, all 10 of them. Two Israeli archaeozoologists have sifted through a site just north of modern Eilat looking for camel bones, which can be dated by radio carbon.
None of the domesticated camel bones they found date from earlier than around 930BC – about 1,500 years after the stories of the patriarchs in Genesis are supposed to have taken place. Whoever put the camels into the story of Abraham and Isaac might as well have improved the story of Little Red Riding Hood by having her ride up to Granny’s in an SUV.
How can you tell whether a camel skeleton is from a wild or tamed animal? You look at the leg bones, and if they are thickened this shows they have been carrying unnaturally heavy loads, so they must have been domesticated. If you have a graveyard of camels, you can also see what proportion are males, and which are preferred for human uses because they can carry more.
All these considerations make it clear that camels were not domesticated anywhere in the region before 1000BC. The entire “cultural tradition is based upon a mocked lie”. So now we know this tradition is most certainly complete rancid nonsense of which has been scientifically proven is it right to state that God in both Christianity, Islamic and other faiths is not real? I will leave you to agree or disagree.
Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef, the scientists who carried out the research, point out that the domestication of camels was hugely important economically, because they made trade possible over much larger regions of the Arabian Peninsula. But that is not what has provoked excitement about their claim.
Obviously it has upset fundamentalists. Everyone else has known for decades that there is even less evidence for the historical truth of the Old Testament than there is for that of the Qur’an. But the peculiarly mealy-mouthed nature of the quotes they gave the New York Times (which is not much concerned with the feelings of Christian fundamentalists) shows where the real problem is.
The history recounted in the Bible is a huge part of the mythology of modern Zionism. The idea of a promised land is based on narratives that assert with complete confidence stories that never actually happened. There are of course other ways to argue for the Zionist project, and still further arguments about the right of Israelis to live within secure boundaries now that the country exists. But although those stand logically independent of the histories invented – as far as we can tell – in Babylonian captivity during the sixth century BC, they make little emotional sense without the history. And it is emotions that drive politics.
FACT - Sacrifice, commonly known as Qurbani, means slaughter of an animal in the name of Allah on the 10th, 11th or 12th of the Islamic month of Zil Hijjah. FALSE – In the name of Allah (God) all religious stories surrounding such animal sacrificial events are non-factual.
Animals used and not preferred for sacrifice -
Animals NOT to be used in sacrificial rituals.
- Castrated four legged animals are the most preferred for animal sacrifice.
- Sheep aged six months to a year, but do not resemble a year old sheep
- Sheep a day under six months are not allowed
- Goat that is a day under one year. Cow, ox or buffalo a day under two years. Camel a day under five years
- Undomesticated, wild animals e.g. wild bull
- Any other animal beside domesticated goat, sheep, cattle and camel is not allowed for sacrifice?
- A blind animal or a sunken eye or an animal with its eye sticking out
- A cross eyed animal
- A frail weak emaciated animal
- An animal born without ears
- An animal with more than one-third of its ear cut off
- An animal that does not have any teeth and is unable to graze. However if it is able to graze it will suffice for sacrifice.
- An animal with the horns broken at the root and the brain is visible
- An animal that walks on three legs and does not take support from the lame leg. However if it takes support from the lame leg, it will suffice for sacrifice
- An animal with skin disease such as scabies or mange
- An animal that is deeply wounded
- An animal with cut teats or dried teats
- A cut-nosed animal
- An animal that is hermaphrodite (both sexual organs exist)
- An animal with damaged udders
- More than one-third of the tail is cut off
Animals acceptable for sacrifice
- An animal which has two-third vision
- An animal with a slit ear
- An animal born with no horns, or its horns are broken at any point above the skin/ wool
- A barren animal
- An animals that gets injured during the actual slaughter process is acceptable for sacrifice. It is important to ensure that an injured animal be slaughtered very quickly since the injury can cause infection rendering the animal not fit for consumption
- An animal with two-third of the tail intact
Back in 2009 a study challenged whether animals suffered more pain within sacrificial slaughter practices to that of (animals killed in slaughter houses). There has long been tension between animal activists and religious adherents over the sacrificing of live animals. Jewish and Muslim leaders have long argued that the sacrifices are not any more painful than what occurs in slaughter houses.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING VIDEO known as Qurbani, means slaughter of an animal in the name of Allah. THE VIDEO DEPICTS LEGAL ANIMAL SLAUGHTER/ABUSE - PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
Animal protection laws in the UK required the stunning of animals before slaughter but exempt live religious sacrifices. Both Islamic halal and Jewish kashrut law require that animals are slaughtered by having their throats cut. The animal must be alive to allow blood to drain freely — a relatively slow death for the animal. Conversely, the Sikh ritual – chatka – is a fast death caused by a sword. It has been alleged that the Jewish slaughter of animals via sacrificial killing has been stopped. This is not as factual as made out to be though.
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UK law requires that all livestock be stunned prior to slaughter – with the exception of those animals intended for consumption by members of certain religions. Islamic halal and Jewish kashrut law require that animals are slaughtered by having their throat cut – a relatively slow means of death. The Sikh ritual – chatka – is much quicker when done correctly, involving a clean sword strike to the neck. A practitioner of ritual slaughter say the animal must be alive to facilitate the draining of blood – and that throat slitting is humane.
But the new research suggests otherwise. Dr Craig Johnson and his colleagues at New Zealand’s Massey University reproduced the Jewish and Islamic methods of slaughter in calves. The calves were first anaesthetised so although their pain responses could be detected, they wouldn’t actually feel anything. They were then subjected to a neck incision. A pain response was detected for up to two minutes following the cut, although calves normally fall unconscious after 10 to 30 seconds.
Johnson told the New Scientist he thought this work was “the best evidence yet that [ritual slaughter] is painful”. However, he observed that the religious community “is adamant animals don’t experience any pain so the results might surprise them”.
The findings have earned Johnson the inaugural Humane Slaughter Award from the Humane Slaughter Association. Dr James Kirkwood, the charity’s chief executive, said: “This work provides significant support for the value of stunning animals prior to slaughter to prevent pain and distress.”
Adam Rutherford, an editor of Nature, wrote on the Guardian website: “It suggests that the anachronism of slaughter without stunning has no place in the modern world and should be outlawed. This special indulgence to religious practices should be replaced with the evidence-based approaches to which the rest of us are subject.”
Some European countries, such as Sweden, require all animals to be stunned before slaughter with no exception for religions. But such a ban in Britain would be hugely controversial – and would draw inevitable comparisons with the ban on kashrut enacted by Nazi Germany in 1933.
Sacrificial slaughter elsewhere in the world;
Before (anyone) starts condemning the Far East we must also look at ourselves. Back in 2011 in the United States of America (USA) Massachusetts William Camacho was arrested and charged under the animal welfare act for practicing sacrificial animal killings. He stated that the closure of his shop by city officials and police was a “violation of his Afro-Caribbean” belief surrounding the sacrificial slaughter practice known to the “Palo religion”.
Chickens, pigeons and roosters – including one dead bird – were found in the basement of Bad Boyz Cutz, surrounded by religious paraphernalia.The owner of the barbershop, William Camacho, told officials that the birds were for animal sacrifices and claims that closing his shop amounted to religious discrimination.
The animals were found in an inspection of the building by New Bedford Animal Control following an anonymous tip complaining of loud poultry-type sounds coming from the building. The birds — three chickens, two pigeons and four roosters — were penned in wire cages and a cardboard box. They were found in a room with an ornate alter with candles and statues near a wall illustrated with hand-drawn religious symbols.
No cutting implements or evidence of violence was found in the room, Scott Langley, mayor of New Bedford, told ABCNews.com Officials initially thought the animals were being kept as a cock fighting ring, but Camacho, 41, said they were being to be used for animal sacrifice as part of his religion, which incorporates elements of Afro-Caribbean rituals.
“It’s called Palo Mayombe . It’s actually working with the dead and working with the spirits. We use the roosters to sacrifice so that the spirits can eat. That’s the way they eat. It’s a tradition,” he told ABC affiliate WLNE.
Animal sacrifice within the religious community must now come to an abrupt end. Inhumane slaughter must be abolished and replaced with “humane slaughter”. Although we do not recognize “inhumane slaughter” as a form of animal kindness we have to adopt some form of approach that will eventually see all animals globally given some form of “non-painful” death. As much as we despise all forms of animal slaughter within the meat industry and sacrificial slaughter community we will never see an end to such meat eating practices. So we must therefore continue challenging these communities and countries that fail to adopt such (inhumane slaughter and sacrificial) laws to now impose them based on scientific research tried and tested.
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