Save Wild Horses Campaign Update The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget again calls on Congress to lift long-standing prohibitions on the destruction and slaughter of wild horses and burros. The budget seeks to cut approximately $14 million of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program
Arbor Day More Vital Now than Ever The 147th annual Arbor Day on April 27 encourages tree planting worldwide to replenish lost tree cover including trees wiped out in the recent fires in California and hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) is committed to providing 5 million trees in these areas alone.
Monsanto Still Gaming the System Monsanto, the company that makes the controversial weed killer Roundup, is setting farmer against farmer and state against state with its newest product, dicamba. Amid claims and counterclaims over effectiveness and safety
Greenpeace Lobbies to Create Huge Antarctic Preserve The South Pole is Earth’s last uninhabited outpost, and Greenpeace seeks to establish an Antarctic sanctuary of almost three-quarters of a million square miles in the Weddell Sea adjacent to the vast continent that would protect whales, penguins and other wildlife.
Shooting Wild Horses and Burros As we went to press, the fate of 90,000 wild horses and burros depended on Congressional action, as the U.S. Senate and House were hammering out differences in the delayed 2018 spending bill. The Senate version vowed to fund “humane and viable options” to the animal euthanasia allowed in the House bill.
On Thursday evening, March 8, Speak for Animals will host its 12th Annual Spa for Spays event at Zen, in downtown Greenville. “Spa for Spays is a popular and unique fundraising event offering an evening of pampering and fun for our human guests,” reveals Susan Bufano of Speak for Animals. The goal of the event is to raise money for spay and neutering services in the community.
Choose Earth-Friendly Alternatives by Avery Mack Grocery bags, bottles, cups and straws comprise much of the 9.1 billion tons of plastic manufactured worldwide in the past 65 years. Once discarded, 79 percent resides in landfills and litters the environment, with more created daily. Annually, the equivalent of five grocery bags of trash for every foot of coastline worldwide enters the oceans, killing 100,000 marine animals. A 2016 World Economic Forum report says that by 2050, the world’s seas could contain more plastic than fish.
Pets at PAWS Need Homes, Donations Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for each of the 200 dogs and 75 cats that are presently available for adoption.
A Tradition at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry On Friday, November 3, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry hosted their 3rd Annual Free Dental Day for veterans. Palmer created this annual event in order to give back to the community, knowing that veterans do not receive routine dental treatment through the VA. “Everything couldn’t have turned out more perfect…from the volunteers that helped, the businesses that donated, and the veterans that participated, it was truly a perfect day!” exclaims Celia Bridges, the office manager.
Microplastic Mess Threatens World Oceans Scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have published research in the journal Science of the Total Environment showing levels of microplastics are five times higher in the Antarctic than previous estimates.