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Support The Great Turtle Race

For millions of years leatherback turtles have been able to survive in the oceans, lay their eggs on the beaches and repeat the cycle of life. Unfortunately, leatherbacks are in danger of extinction and are declining at an alarming rate. Leatherbacks in the Pacific Ocean have declined more than 90 percent in the past 20 years.

Eleven critically endangered leatherback turtles, each of them are over six feet long, race from a golden Costa Rican beach into the vast Pacific. Each is tagged with a revolutionary satellite tracking device, and the race is on. Which turtle will cross the finish line first in the 14-day race towards the Galapagos Islands?

The Great Turtle Race

polar bear sos

“For a brief period of time, the Bush Administration is accepting public comments on its proposal to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.

Please vote for polar bear protection right now by submitting your Official Citizen Comment at NRDC’s new PolarBearSOS website.”

Not sure how much importance the Bush Admin will place on non-US citizen comments, but it’s got to be worth trying. The form does have a country field.


Earthlings, the film

“Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix and featuring music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby, EARTHLINGS is a documentary film about humankind’s complete economic dependence on animals raised for pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative, controversial and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.”

Raises the issue of ‘species-ism’, a term I’ve never heard before but a concept I have thought about.

Beware, the trailers contain some footage of animal cruelty. I’m not sure whether I would be able to watch the film or whether the depictions of animal cruelty would be too upsetting, there’s nothing that makes me more angry.

I worry that this will be a bit like An Inconvenient Truth where the people who really need to see it won’t, but hopefully it will manage to convert a few people.

(via Ursi’s Blog)