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Time for a mini thread about #slugs! Compared to their externally shelled snail relatives, there’s a preservation bias in natural history museums against slugs. Image of fluid preserved sl...
But what are slugs you might ask? It’s a handy name for grouping together gastropod molluscs that have fully or partially lost their shells through evolution but “slugs” have evolved many times.
It’s an artificial grouping of animals. The same is true also of “sea slugs” numerous groups of gastropods that have reduced or lost their shell but live in marine environments.
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THREAD - What happened at the Huanan #seafood market?

The @WHO report is quite clear on this point: #SARSCoV2 might have jumped from a wild animal sold in this market and maybe other markets in #Wuhan. But what do we know exactly? 1/15

#originsofSARSCoV2 Image
After all this time, the Huanan seafood market still remains the main suspect for a simple reason: most of the early cases had visited at least one market in Wuhan city, and several of them visited the Huanan market. 2/15 Image
According to the report, 10,000 people visited this place every day, making it a perfect setting for an #outbreak. One might argue: what about the cases without market exposure? Good question! 3/15
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#Thread about #Kangaroos #Australia #animals #USA #trade #AnimalsMatterAF #Shoes #Nike #fashionstyle :

California banned the import of kangaroo products in 1971. Now politicians from both camps want to extend the ban to the whole of the USA.…
However, the commercially hunted kangaroos are not critically endangered species.
However, it is difficult to monitor the ban. The corresponding police unit is already fully occupied with monitoring the illegal trade in ivory and other exotic animals.
Eating kangaroo meat is certainly not for everyone, and the meat is an absolute niche product.
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You've probably wondered what someone was thinking, or if another person's experience of things is the same as yours? But ever wonder if nonhuman animals think & experience much like we do?

Here is a very enlightening TedTalk...

Please watch all of the videos (in order).

Part 2.

#brain#animals #evolution #ThinkAboutIt
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Stop the production of foie gras in #France!

We ask you to stop supporting this terrible animal suffering ImageImageImage
ban on the breeding of Angora rabbits and the trade in their wool.

Angora wool
torture for rabbits ImageImageImage
For the definitive abolition of bullfighting

BullFighting Torture
Not Tradition

A Global Disgrace

it is intolerable that #France accepts the practice of BullFighting
on its territory. ImageImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/22/2021…
The Politics of a Second Gilded Age…

#inequality #politics
Congress' failure to extend the stimulus reveals a broken safety net, but a jobs guarantee could wipe out unemployment for good…

#GuaranteedEmployment #SafetyNet #EconomicStimulus #ModernMonetaryTheory
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1/ This thread reflects on a recurring problem in discussing the history of #animalstudies, critical animal studies, & human-animal studies. It’s #misogyny. Here’s the jist: feminists & feminist ideas are devalued or ignored only to see our ideas appropriated while we disappear.
2/ This reflects on a recurring problem in animal studies. I will try later to add another thread w/ many citations of impt writings. So this is the first of more to come
3/ In Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth, @last1000chimps & I described how reflections on the development of the animal protection movement usually tell the story of its beginning w/ the publication of @PeterSinger’s Animal Liberation in 1975
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the sadistic practice of hunting underground

a #barbaric practice of #hunting and incompatible with the recognition of #animals as sentient beings.

While the #badger is #protected in many European countries (#Belgium, #Ireland, #GreatBritain, #Netherlands, #Hungary, #Denmark, #Portugal, #Spain, #Italy, etc.) because its presence is the guarantee of unspoiled nature
it is classified as game in France
and hunted relentlessly nine and a half months a year.
The worst being the hunting underground
Via @ASPASnature: Association for
protection of wild animals

Read here 👇…
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New research – published today in our aptly named journal @softmatter, digests previous work demonstrating that wombat poo forms its distinctive shape within the wombat’s intestines, not at the, er, point of exit as previously thought. @ScienceMagazine…
The discovery was made by an international team – Patricia Yang, Scott Carver and David Hu, along with their teams @GeorgiaTech and @UTAS_ and in collaboration with Taronga Conservation Society @tarongazoo.

#sciencetwitter #ScienceMatters #wombats
This research is not just a great party conversation – it could have important implications for human health.

Find the full article here ➡️ […] Great reading material for when you’re... you get the point :p #wombats #sciencetwitter Image
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Five years ago today, USFWS banned 201 species of #salamanders from entering the US to prevent a #chytrid extinction crisis (see here:…) Unfortunately #frogs can also carry this pathogen & their door remains wide open:… #WildlifeTrade
As a freelance #WildlifeTrade scientist, my work integrates #science & policy to help reduce potential harm trade may cause. The example above shows the dangers that occur when government laws & policies don't keep up with scientific progress (2/N) @NatGeo #nature #OneHealth Image
After @USFWS enacted the 2016 #WildlifeTrade restriction to help keep this deadly fungus out of the US, it was found that frogs can also carry this "#salamander" pathogen. Thus #frogs might be carrying 2 species of #chytrid into the US (see…) #SciComm (3/N) Image
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#1 Magic moments 2020: The January arrival of 17 #lions & #tigers #rescued from #circuses in Guatemala at the #ADIWildlifeSanctuary in South Africa, marked more than just a wonderful new life for those animals. It meant animal circuses had been eliminated in another country. ImageImageImageImage
During #ADI’s grueling 18-month operation to enforce the ban, we faced threats, mobs & abuse & finally had to quickly evacuate & relocate the temporary rescue center.
The flight was beset with difficulties – countries refusing landing permits, extra costs, & special security measures at the temporary rescue center, gave us a very long haul with stops in Mexico, Belgium & aircraft change in Qatar for the final flight to Johannesburg.
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Life in the police state: them being policed by the security guards had a community street party “inside” the complex. Cranked up the music at 20:50, let 1 firecracker off at 21:00. & dispersing by 21:15. Possibly under the glare of the security guards “THEY” pay for.
Well; what else is effectively going on; if managing agents; who you pay TOO, to manage your complex administratively, are the ones sending out the notices that security guards are enforcing entry/exit curfew rules❓That it’s not you their employer, that they work for. Actually.
Actually, this sectional title law property #criminality is the biggest property scam to date. After being able to “buy a bedroom” in Russia. One day the whole scam will be outlawed. You’re an owner; with ‘kind of’ tenants rights. It’s bloody absurd. “A prison cell YOU pay for”❗️
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Just learned this awesome factoid:

According to the BYU channel the world record for fastest skateboarding canine belongs to Jumpy the dog 🐕
#dogs #doggo #ChristmasEve2020 @JonahDispatch @JonahRemnant
Jumpy the Dog holds world records for jumping and intelligence

Jumpy the dog is a superhero🐾🐶

#dogs #DogsofTwittter #puppy #animals @JonahDispatch
I didn't have an opinion before this, but now I really want to meet Jumpy the Dog
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Speed vs Stealth
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Cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth, meets the furtive crocodile...

#nature #wildlife #animals
Stealth vs Speed
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The furtive crocodile meets cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth...

#nature #wildlife #animals
Speedy 🦌
#nature #wildlife #animals
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Since the #WildlifeTrade and #COVIDー19 are back in the news, might be a good time to share my @NatGeo story again:… #Science #OneHealth @InsideNatGeo
This is what I want people to understand about the #WildlifeTrade and spread of diseases, from my personal experiences. We need to start fixing this *now*, before the next #wildlife or human pandemic:… via @NatGeo #ScienceTwitter #SciComm #OneHealth Image
The reason I'm so passionate about this #WildlifeTrade issue is b/c I truly believe solutions already exist but the tools are spread across different agencies. What can be done? I'd love to help build a collaboration between @CDCgov, @USFWS, & @USDA as a place to start #OneHealth
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Today severe cyclone Nivar will hit eastern coast of India. In 12 seconds learn how coastal green shelter belts check tsunami & cyclones. Dutch research institute Deltares.
We are facing one more #cyclone today. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them.
So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & have special adaptations. They act like buffer & which slow down wind & consume energy. So after passing, the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’.
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More Major Changes, Four More Seasons, Archangel Michael We Thank You, The Fake Universe

The day is 144 hours and starts at 3 PM after hitting the 3 AM meditation bells six times prior.

This post’s launch time is the east coast US 8:08 morning gate, on the 3D date 111020 Image
💞💞💞💞#Archangels please read today’s #ArchangelicCalendar!!! 💞💞💞💞
#Diwali #NewMoon🌚 #Puja🙏🏼(#Prayer, #Intention, #Workshop) by #ArchangelicCalendar

*Instructions are in between the (((( )))), and the words to speak are in the”, “feel free to change this as your instincts tell you, allow your inner self to be the administrator. Image
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José María Valcuende del Río works at the Institution: Pablo de Olavide University, Department of Social Anthropology, Basic Psychology and Public Health. He researches sexual identities, sexual diversity, bodies, masculinities, sexuality, and tourism.

#science #scicomm
Rafael Cáceres Feria, Doctor in Social Anthropology from the University of Seville, is a professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, Basic Psychology and Public Health at the Pablo Olavide University (Seville).

#psychology #zoopride #zoosexuality #animals
Here's the rest of the context to that quote. It's good to show that the authors represented both sides, although clearly favoring one.

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Slowly destroys the planet which sustains all (known and verified) #life.
Desparately tries to find the next (not so friendly) target.
Calls it "#science" and "#sustainabledevelopment".

Not yet figured out how to live harmoniously with other #humans and not murdering #animals.
Gets all excited about finding life elsewhere.
Calls it #science.

#Astronomy #astrobiology #sociology #society #cruelty
Ignores the readily available resources on #Earth ( #air, #water, #food, #shelter).
Plans to nuke (terraforming) another planet for sustaining people there.
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A new report by the #WWF shows that humans are overusing earth’s biocapacity by over 50%, rendering over 68% of all the world’s animal life extinct.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Capitalism #animals
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see #ClimateChange, #inequality and #capitalism as bound together.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
If the wealthiest ten percent of society continue to live as they do, the world’s entire carbon budget will be blown by 2033, even if all other emissions drop to zero.
by @AlanRMacLeod… #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #inequality #WealthManagement #Finances
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#California #DAT #Horses #Animals
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#California #DAT #Equine #MaderaCounty #Evacuations #Animals
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I was asked why I never do posts about tigers, lions, and leopards. Let me say 1) I have posted about lions and tigers in the past. 2) I try to use my own pictures for a lot of my content so that I avoid unattributed/misattribute pictures, and 3) Have you seen jaguars?

I can admit my biases when it comes to "big cats", and that is I have an affinity for jaguars. They are the only member of the Panthera genus represented in the Americas and they are the 3rd largest "big cat", yet they have powerful adaptations that rival those of tigers!

There is a reason these amazing felines are steeped in indigenous culture throughout their native range despite their enigmatic nature. The heavily-muscled, stocky jaguar is a stealthy hunter, at home stalking prey from the trees, on the ground, and even in the water!

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