Body Parts From Endangered Wildlife Sold on Facebook-CEO Zuckerberg Silent (Video)

Animal Cruelty, Animals

by N.Morgan 

This screen grab from a Facebook group and photographed on a computer screen in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, shows what appears to be a bucket of tiger teeth offered for sale on a Facebook page. In a complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook’s failure to stop illicit traders utilizing its platform for illegal activity violates the social network’s responsibilities as a publicly traded company. (AP Photo)

Facebook is under fire again, this time accused of allowing the body parts of endangered animal species to be sold globally on the website.

Watching the recent testimony of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves no doubt he has no issue with not telling the truth, even under oath.

Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth.

In a secret complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook’s failure to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity violates the social network’s responsibilities as a publicly traded company.

Facebook didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press, was initially filed in August on behalf of an undercover informant represented by the National Whistleblower Center, a non-profit legal advocacy group. The identity of the informant, who recorded video of face-to-face meetings with wildlife traffickers set up over Facebook, has been kept confidential out of safety concerns.

The SEC declined to comment Monday on whether the whistleblower complaint triggered an investigation of the company.

“Facebook is not an innocent bystander to these crimes,” said Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center. “Facebook sold advertisements on the very pages the illegal ivory was being marketed.”

Facebook is one of 20 technology companies that last month joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, which was organized by Google and the World Wildlife Fund. Weeks after the March 7 announcement, an AP reporter was able to see scores of internationally banned wildlife products for sale in public and private Facebook groups, most based in Southeast Asia.

Among the items available were belts made from what appeared to be the fur of Bengal tigers, a critically endangered species with only about 2,500 still living in the wild. Also advertised were horns from black rhinos, a species heavily targeted by poachers with little more than 5,000 still roaming Africa.

Negotiations over price and delivery are often initiated by Facebook Messenger. Instagram and WhatsApp, two social media platforms also owned by Facebook, are also sometimes used by traffickers.

The allegations tying Facebook to the illegal trafficking of wildlife are surfacing while the company is already scrambling to recover from a privacy scandal that has wiped out $79 billion in shareholder wealth during the past three weeks.

The crisis stems from revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm connected to President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign, had exploited weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent.

Zuckerberg will try to reverse the backlash against the company when he opens two days of testimony in Congress. His appearance will give lawmakers the opportunity to grill him about the Cambridge Analytica episode, as well as evidence that Russian agents manipulated Facebook’s network to spread false information that may have swayed the 2016 election.

The SEC complaint may trigger other lines of inquiry about how much of Facebook’s annual revenue of $41 billion has been generated by ads running on pages featuring illegal activity, such as the sale of elephant ivory and tiger teeth.

Facebook hasn’t disclosed that some of its revenue may be tied to illegal trafficking in wildlife in regulatory filings that are supposed to outline various risks and other threats that could crimp its profits or stock price.

Trafficking investigators say they have seen no drop off in the illegal products offered for sale on Facebook after prior public pledges by the company to crack down.

They are calling on federal security regulators to force Facebook to immediately freeze accounts being used by illegal traffickers and cooperate with international law enforcement to identify the individuals involved for prosecution.

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References:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-parts-threatened-wildlife-widely-sold-facebook-234807698–politics.html

http://www.ap.org/

AP environmental reporter Michael Biesecker at http://twitter.com/mbieseck

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Cruel Monster Sealed Pet Dog in a Bag and Left Her in the Middle of a Field to Die (Video)

Animals, Dogs

(N.Morgan) Anyone who is capable of hurting/abusing an animal is a special kind of monster, who deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

This is Misty’s story and how this precious girl was zipped up in a duffle bag and left in the middle of a hunting field in Fort Winnebago to die wounded and alone.

A sheriff driving by the field noticed the bag and found a very sick and wounded dog trapped inside of the bag.

The wonderful and compassionate people at the Columbia County Humane Society and the Portage Veterinary Clinic are now caring for the poor dog.

The shelter workers soon discovered that, despite her wounds and obvious abuse, Misty was a very sweet and gentle girl who was desperate for love and affection.

Watch Misty’s story in the video below.

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Reference:

http://www.heroviral.com

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Chained Dogs Abandoned to Die Alone in Hurricane Harvey Floods (Videos)

Animals, Dogs

 

(N.Morgan) Hurricane Harvey has brought devastation and destruction to many parts of Texas, and as rescuers and media enter so many of these flooded areas, they have made the heart-wrenching discovery that pets, especially dogs, had been left behind when people evacuated.

Despite advanced warnings from authorities of the need to make arrangements for yourself and your pets, not everyone heeded the information, resulting in these heartbreaking photos of dogs left in harms way emerging on social media.


Even though many families were able to evacuate with their dogs, evidence is showing that a number of dogs were just left behind.

Many were found having taken shelter on a tiny patch of higher ground, but the number of dogs found chained or simply tied up and abandoned to fend for themselves as the floodwaters caused by tropical storm Harvey rose around them is shocking.

With the heavy rains continuing and waters still rising from both the natural disaster and those man-made disasters like the release of water from dams, anyone who chained or tied a dog to poles or trees handed them a death sentence.

Thankfully, many of the courageous bystanders who saw these dogs in trouble never thought twice before wading in to save them, and although greatly overwhelmed, the humane societies and authorities want to help save them also, and are taking each report seriously.

These two dogs were chained up on properties, but photographer Ruaridh Connellan untied them and took them to safety.

Not all of the dogs were found chained, some were simply left behind. Fortunately for this dog, a kind neighbor took him in.

My neighbor left their dog out in the back yard and evacuated… so lord knows I took him and brought him into my house ???? pic.twitter.com/pMObSmMNto

— Cøurtney∞ (@weiszass8) August 25, 2017

 

One reporter covering the hurricane captured this photo below. At least their family had the good sense to put the two dogs in a boat.

 

 

“Sadly a family had to evacuate their flooded neighborhood in Dickinson, #Texas without their dogs,” the reporter wrote. “Hope they’re ok. #houston”

He later added, “I should add, I think the people have every intention of coming back to get the dogs,” he wrote.

“Food was left behind and I suspect it had to be a tough choice and that they will come back for them as soon as they can.”

Other dogs have been found trying to find dry ground or something to hang on to, like this dog did to a guard rail.

Fortunately for him, he was rescued by 4 Paws Farm, who are in Texas and working tirelessly to help save stray and abandoned dogs.

Not every dog has been so lucky. One person shared this sad photo of a dog killed by the other dangers caused by a hurricane and flooding – downed electrical wires.

“Neighbors evacuated yesterday. They left their fur baby behind. He was electrocuted at 5:30 a.m. He was a beautiful German Shepherd.”

 

Ahead of the storm, law enforcement agencies urged dog owners to unchain their pets.

The Roman Forest Police Department issued a stern warning on Facebook, after witnessing some dogs left chained outside homes.

They explained that their chief had witnessed a chained dog drown during a past flood, writing,

“The dog barked and barked as the water kept rising until the water got high enough and the barks stopped.”

 

 

“Please do not keep your family members tied to a rope or chain. It is against the law to keep a dog on a chain during extreme weather conditions,” they wrote.

“I promise you, that I will hold anyone accountable that unlawfully restrains they’re dog in extreme weather conditions,” Chief Carlisle added. “Dogs are your family members too.”

In the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, some 250,000 animals died or were displaced.

If you are looking for ways to help stray animals stranded by Hurricane Harvey, contact a Texas animal shelter or rescue organization and see how you can help.

Many are looking for temporary foster caregivers, food supplies and funds.

How you can help in the effort to save these animals:

At this time, Houston PetSet is looking into how we can be a resource and potentially partner with our civic leaders, law enforcement and national partners to support those working “in the trenches” to make a difference.

In response to an outpouring of support from friends both near and far – even friends from across the globe! – we have set up a Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund to begin raising the critical funds that will be necessary for animal rescue and welfare-related efforts.

If you are so inspired, please consider making a donation and Houston PetSet will be sure your dollars are used wisely in helping all animals and their owners affected in our community.

If you are an existing Houston PetSet Grantee in need of emergency funding, please send an email with details including an estimated budget and your plan to spend the funds to serve animals and their owners in affected areas to info@houstonpetset.org for our review and consideration.

Thank you all for your support during this time of tragedy. Together, we can help alleviate suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey… For The Animals!

To make a donation, go HERE

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References:

http://www.reshareworthy.com/animal-rescue-desperately-pleas-for-help-to-save-trapped-dogs/

http://www.reshareworthy.com/chained-dogs-left-to-die-after-hurricane-harvey-flood/

https://www.houstonpetset.org/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

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Sweet Dog Who Endured the Worst Is Now Happy With Loving Family (Videos)

Animal Cruelty, Animals

(N.Morgan) Animal cruelty is one of the lowest and evil crimes committed against some of the innocent precious souls among us.

The abuse generally leaves the animal permanently maimed or physically disabled and emotionally scarred.

Baron the Rottweilers story is one of heartbreak, hope, and healing and love conquering evil.

As originally reported by the Detroit Free Press: An adorable Rottweiler mix from Detroit, Michigan is recovering from a brutal attack that saw someone cut off his ears and nose.

 It’s unclear what exactly happened to the dog, named Baron, but the Michigan Humane Society says it looks like a dangerous human was involved.

In a video posted to their official Facebook page, the society says Baron was found wandering in West Detroit last week when someone coaxed him into a local business.

The society then picked him up and have been treating his injuries.

In addition to the damage on his ears and nose, there were injuries on the backs of his legs.

The medical staff will soon have to amputate his tail because of the extent of damage inflicted on it, reported the Detroit Free Press.

On a more positive note, specialists may be able perform reconstructive surgery on his nose.

In the videos below, watch Baron’s courageous story of overcoming his tragic past to find healing and love.

If you have any information about the perpetrator who did this to Baron, please contact the Michigan Humane Society (313) 872-3401, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. or leave a detailed message any time.

Be sure to leave all the information requested on the voice mail message, including the complaint street address and major cross streets.

You can remain anonymous but please include your phone number if possible in case additional information is needed.

A $35,000 reward now being offered for any information that leads to the capture of the perpetrator.

Sad dog story: What an awful human did to Baron the rottweiler will leave you super sad 

Mutilated dog hasn’t given up on humans despite trauma

Justice for BARON, the Rottweiler – VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!

$11G Reward Offered To Find Whoever Mutilated Dog’s Nose And Ears

An Update on Baron

Baron’s Adoption

 

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References:

https://www.thedodo.com/abused-rottweiler-gets-new-family-2349214544.html#

http://www.michiganhumane.org/

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Another Police Puppycide In A Tiny Idaho Town (Video)

Police Brutality, Police State, Politics

(N.Morgan) This is one of the most despicable acts, this new type of police officer has begun to employ against us. Killing our innocent animals, for doing their job, protecting us. When officers go onto these properties, where there’s a dog, they should just wait until the homeowner get the dog. The dog is only doing its job of informing its family that some stranger is on their property. Filter Idaho is a little town, with a population of about 2,500, where the crime rate was about one-tenth of the national average. It is located about eight miles from Twin Falls, the county seat and the home of the county Sheriff’s Office.

 Nonetheless, five officers prowl the grim and forbidding streets of Filer, among them Corporal Tarek Hassani — who has a history of panicking and shooting people and other living things in circumstances that are, at best, dubious. Hassani’s most recent exploit occurred on February 9, when he interrupted a child’s ninth birthday party to gun down a dog in Rick Clubb’s front yard.

The canine victim, a 7-year-old black Labrador named “Hooch,” was a trained service animal for Mr. Clubb, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and is confined to a wheelchair. Hassani had responded to a call about dogs at large. When he arrived on the scene, reeking of the fear that is a police officer’s irrepressible personal bouquet, the dogs responded, barking at the unfamiliar stranger. As he approached the home, Hassani exacerbated the situation by kicking at Hootch, who retreated onto Clubb’s property. The officer approached the dog with his gun drawn — and then fired a single shot while the animal was crouched several feet away.

“He didn’t have to pull out his .45 and shoot my dog,” Clubb complained to the Twin Falls Times-News. In addition to needlessly destroying Clubb’s treasured and valuable companion, Hassani committed a criminal act that needlessly endangered human lives: “It was right outside my son’s bedroom. What if it had ricocheted through the window?” After killing Hootch, Hassani — his voice tremulous with barely contained panic — pounded on the door and spit out a series of profanity-laced demands at the wheelchair-bound man, repeatedly threatening to arrest him. He then issued a citation.

 

For the record, Corporal Tarek Hassani, has had a history of panicking and shooting. I think it’s time to get Mr. Panic pants off the streets and out of uniform. This poor child will be traumatized for the rest of his life, thank to Officer Hassani.

 

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WTF? Man Runs Over His Dog On Purpose – Another View (Shocking Video)

Animal Cruelty, Politics

(N.Morgan) This is one of the cruelest, most disgusting, things I’ve seen in a long time. The murderer, Michael David Parker of Hawthorne,is seen running over his dog, in this video, leaving the poor dog to die and Parker never looked back. He was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges and released on $20,000 bond.

An officer on the scene,Hawthorne Police Lt. Scott Swain, said,“It’s shocking. You never expect to see a little animal like that run over and left there to die without the driver even looking back. It wasn’t an accident. He purposefully did it.”

 

Video Here

They think Parker ran over the dog in retaliation, for his wife leaving him. Only a psychopath would be so cruel to the most innocent of souls. Let’s make sure Michael David Parke’s face gets out there. I certainly wouldn’t any poor, unsuspecting ladies getting involved with this schmuck.

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Man Closes Door On Nosy Cops, Cops Go Into His Backyard And Shoot His Dog (Video)

Police Brutality

(N.Morgan) Just like the mob, the police will get those closest to you, if you decide not to comply. A Florida man received a visit for police, who claimed they were checking to see if the man was harboring a prostitute, when the homeowner said no, no one was in his home, the police promptly went into his backyard and shot the homeowner’s dog.

After the incident, the homeowner did some research and found out the prostitute in question, had been arrested and put into jail a few days prior to their visit to his home and was probably in jail the entire time.

True to their “It’s Not Our Fault”, fashion, the police claim it was a rookie who shot the dog and that the taxpayers will pay for the dog’s $3,000 vet bill.

So, if the police feel like you aren’t complying the was they think you should, they will shoot your dog or destroy your property or just make your life Hell.

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