Adopt These Pets: Grover and Duffy: LAist

Grover is obviously the cutest kitten on planet earth. This 3-month-old gray Tabby is playful, cuddly, and loves to purr. He loves toys and playing with the other kittens in the cattery. This little fella charms everyone he meets.

You can adopt Grover and other cats and kittens for $18.77 today at Kittenpalooza at spcaLA. Kittenpalooza is an annual cats and kittens adoption event at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center. Adopters will get a gift bag with items for their new kitties, enjoy delicious treats from the Rockberry and Fire House Chefs Food Trucks, free photos, face painting and craft table for kids, a prize drawing, Ask the spcaLA Trainer, and more!

via Adopt These Pets: Grover and Duffy: LAist.

More Cases Added to Cyclospora Outbreak: 321 Ill in 15 States | Food Safety News

Real mystery? Why source has not been identified yet and is anyone covering something up?

The ongoing multistage outbreak of cyclosporiasis, caused by the cyclospora parasite, has risen significantly to 321 cases in 15 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

According to the latest update, cases have been reported in Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York City, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio. Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may have been acquired out of state but in the United States.

CDC said At least 18 persons reportedly have been hospitalized in three states.

“No food items have been implicated to date, but public health authorities are pursuing all leads,” read the update. “Previous outbreak investigations have implicated various types of fresh produce.”

via More Cases Added to Cyclospora Outbreak: 321 Ill in 15 States | Food Safety News.

Pet food firm – Royal Canin – ‘sponsored bear-baiting’ | World news | The Observer

The food giant Mars is under fire from animal welfare campaigners after it emerged that one of its subsidiaries has been sponsoring bear-baiting competitions. Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin said it was “horrified” to learn that it had sponsored a contest near Vinnytsia in Ukraine earlier this year.

Footage taken by Four Paws, an international animal welfare organisation, shows dogs being set on a chained brown bear over a two-hour period. As a small audience looks on, the dogs attack and bite the bear – which is unable to defend itself because its claws have been removed and it is chained to a tree.

Several men control the bear’s movements using a chain, dragging it around a fight area demarcated with Royal Canin-branded plastic tape. An official awards points to the individual dogs and trophies carrying the Royal Canin logo are awarded to the owners.

via Pet food firm ‘sponsored bear-baiting’ | World news | The Observer.

Bird flu detected at 3 poultries on Thursday – News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL, THE WEEK news in English in Nepal

Bird flu detected at 3 poultries on Thursday – News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL, THE WEEK news in English in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The H5N1 (bird flu) virus has been continuously spreading in Kathmandu´s poultry farms, with three out breaks reported on Thursday alone. The Directorate of Animal Health (DoAH) said that the virus has been detected in 16 poultry farms in the last three weeks, in which about 45,000 chickens have been culled.

The DoAH said that a rapid response team killed 2,500 chickens in a poultry farm owned by Suman Adhikari of Ramkot-8, Kathmandu on Friday afternoon. The team has also destroyed 350 kg chicken feed stored at the farm. Adhikar´s farm had 3,500 chickens out of which 1000 had died due to the disease. 

(End insane industrialized poultry farming to make money and produce next pandemic – promote a different way – grow organic medicinal herbs and mushroom in hydroponic greenhouses – safer and more money!)

Cairo clashes leave scores of Morsi supporters dead

The turmoil continues and people are dying instead of working out how to best govern for the people of Egypt… Pray that peace and prosperity will soon be plan for Egypt

Egyptian Streets

By Pesha Magid
Overnight clashes in Cairo near a large pro-Morsi sit-in have left scores of Egyptians dead. The number of deaths from violence between Morsi supporters, opponents, and security forces remains unclear, as different sources are engaged in a ‘war of numbers’.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s official spokesperson, Gehad el Haddad, reports at least 200 dead with over 1,000 injured. The BBC reports that 120 died during the clashes between former President Morsi supporters, opponents, and police early on Saturday morning. The Guardian meanwhile put the death count over 136. Reporters from Mada Masr confirm seeing at least 20 dead, and state that that officials on the scene report 70 dead. Officially, the Ministry of Health announced that 74 were killed and 7489 were injured.

The clashes apparently broke out when pro-Morsi supporters marched towards and attempted to block the 6th of October Bridge late in the evening on…

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The Union Square Greenmarket is One of New York City’s Treasures

handmade = goods and products made by an artisan

Urban Gardens NYC

All across the country, farmers’ markets are becoming a staple in many cities. These open-air markets are full of vibrant and delicious farm offerings unlike any other produce found in the city, as well as handmade goods, artisanal products, and much more. Farmers’ markets attract all sorts of people, and with good reason; they are a destination that can transport all things pastoral right to your urban neighborhood.

One beautiful farmers’ market located in the heart of New York City is the Union Square Greenmarket, one of the largest and most notable farmers’ markets in the country. The market “began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially over the past 35 years: in peak season, 140 regional farmers, fishermen, and bakers descend upon Union Square to sell their products to a devout legion of city dwellers who support local agriculture with their food dollars,” according to its…

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Healcrest TeaPops Sold at Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

No where near me but good idea

Healcrest Urban Farm

Healcrest TeaPops Sold at Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor


FIND TEAPOPS AT! Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor 2801 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – SUMMER HOURS: 11am-11pm

Commonplace Voluto 5467 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Breathless Beauty 108 Route 6 Bdg. 2 Milford, Pennsylvania 18337

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Ukrainian Museum Director Destroys Critical Painting Ahead Of President’s Visit

Ukrainian Museum Director Destroys Critical Painting Ahead Of President’s Visit.

Natalia Zabolotna’s primary job as director of the Mystetskyi Arsenal art museum in Kyiv was to oversee the pieces under her roof.

But on July 25, the night before a visit by President Viktor Yanukovych and the opening of an exhibit meant to celebrate Ukrainian heritage, she took a can of black paint and doused a piece that she deemed “immoral.”

A day later, the destruction of artist Volodymyr Kuznetsov’s “Koliivschina: Judgment Day” has prompted the resignation of the museum’s deputy, helped fuel a street protest, and triggered alarm within the country’s artistic community.