Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson, said: "Slaughter of these animals is
horrific, with cats strangled outside their cages as other cats look on.
"Dogs noosed with metal wires are slashed across the groin until they bleed
to death as the wire noose cuts into their throat."
...'Super-Earth' orbiting it's sun, Gliese 581. via
I thought this artists' rendition was rather pretty.
Apparently this planet bears tremendous similarities to our own; but the sun's smaller, the planet's bigger and the cycle around the sun (our year) lasts all of 13 of our days.
If the inhabitants are fortunate enough not to have despoiled it as we have our planet, (come on, there must be somebody living there!) no doubt the humans who've been designated to make decisions about such things are busy planning just how long we could manage this new Exoplanet's natural resources for a profit.
(I'd be suprised if they were still fretting over the 20.5 light years of space to traverse, I figure they've got that angle covered by now)
N'kisi the Clever African Grey Because most other animals are so much more intelligent than humans give them credit for.
50th Anniversary of Vanuatu Cult Because if you can't find a flying Spaghetti Monster, why not a Cargo Ship?
37 year old Fuji's prosthetic Fluke Because if you're going to trap a wild creature and keep her captive, it's the least you can do.
Engrish! Just because.
What a novel idea.
Harvest in Caracas.
And we in the West still somehow claim superiority in such matters where 'developing nations' are concerned.
Perhaps we should talk less and learn more?
I for one would be ecstatic if locally grown organic produce were available at lower prices than I find in the supermarkets where my organic spinach apparently needs to be brought from China of all places. (?!WTF!?)
I dream, but alas another Walmart's on the way instead sustainable organic agriculture.
He's a lovely rabbit. Check out his site for more Nibbler and lots of information for anyone wanting information on how to be a good rabbit companion.
Thanks to Deb, a new Expendable friend, for steering me in Nibbler's direction.
Now if only I could get my hands on a couple of cat sized top hats....