From the Farm: Who speaks for the bees?

By Jonathan Underhill

There’s nothing like pesticides to neatly divide opinion along predictable lines.

Greenpeace said the European Commission’s two-year moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides “makes it crystal clear that there is overwhelming scientific, political and public support for a ban.”

New Zealand’s own Agcarm lobby group for manufacturers of bug and weed sprays (including the two European companies most affected by the EC ban, Syngenta and Bayer), disagreed …

Yahoo! New Zealand News – Fri 3 May 2013 3:41…

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Pesticide ban ‘catastrophic for farmers’…


Pigs bite the dust for Army

Alex White – Herald Sun

THE Australian Army is wounding and killing pigs to mimic battlefield injuries for medical combat training.

The controversial training has been credited with helping to save “dozens” of lives in Afghanistan.

But animal activist group PETA has slammed the practice, saying more ethical simulation alternatives were available …

Perth Now – May 02, 2013 7:00 PM…


Pamela Anderson eyes dinner with PNoy, but only if elephant Mali will be discussed

Patricia Denise Chiu/KBK, GMA News

President Benigno Aquino III’s next high profile date may be a Hollywood bombshell, provided the conversation would be about Mali, Manila Zoo’s lone elephant.

Pamela Anderson, a former Playboy model and actress known for her role in the 90s TV show Baywatch, has invited Aquino to dinner reportedly to discuss the state of the controversial 38-year-old elephant.

According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has been pushing for Mali’s transfer to an elephant sanctuary, Anderson wrote Aquino an “urgent” letter asking him to expedite Mali’s transfer …

GMA News – May 2, 2013 3:36 PM…

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Pamela Anderson asks Philippines President Benigno Aquino for a date…


PETA’s methods, mission cause for concern

Shelby LeDuc and Alyssa Bloechl

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an ani¬mal rights organization that has long been publicly supported by communities, large businesses and more recently, celebrities.

While PETA has consistently advocated against animal abuse, product testing on animals and the consumption of animal prod¬ucts distributed by factory farms, their tactics may be more violent and contradictory than people think …

Exponent – May 2, 2013

PETA’s methods, mission cause for concern


Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers

Published by surfbirds

Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious Indonesian palm oil producer and member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Oil (RSPO) …

Surfbirds News (blog) – May 1, 2013…


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