We think they're worth saving!
One of the first species to EVER be protected by the Endangered Species Act is the Devils Hole pupfish.
However these days there are less than a frickin' hundred of the rare species left in the entire world!!!
And while many do not believe there is a reason for the U.S. to keep spending money to protect this fish - at least one journalist named Jason Bittel believes otherwise!
Here's what he recently wrote
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A higher than average rate of bottle nose dolphin carcasses are being found on beaches on the east coast of the United States, and scientists are unsure what caused their deaths.
So far 120 dead animals have been discovered since June!
In Virginia alone 87 carcasses have been found since early June. Compare those numbers to last year's record of about 50 dolphin deaths, and that is quite a jump!
Here's what one expert said:
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When it comes to championing animal rights, few do it better than Paul McCartney.
So of course it made sense that Paul helped PETA present an award for the most vegan-friendly city in the U.S.!
Can you guess who it is??
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For their upcoming movie, The Campaign, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell face off in a race for Congress.
Galifianakis plays a dimwit who is duped into running against congressman Will Ferrell.
Our favorite part is
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PETA supports the new law that allows the US to slaughter horses for their meat and eat them?
As we previously mentioned, President Obama recently made it legal to slaughter and eat horses here in the US.
The reason PETA supports the law, for now, is that just because it was illegal to slaughter horses in the US, it wasn't like ranchers were just going to not kill their horses anymore.
They would ship them in tractor trailers extremely long distances to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered there. So horses were being forced to stand for hours with little to no food or water.
"No one wants to see any horse killed for meat or to turn a fast buck, and PETA has always had concerns about the suspension of US slaughter, since it meant more suffering for these sensitive animals, not less.
What we feared would happen did: Rather than have a change of heart and stop killing horses, greedy ranchers who deal in horse flesh simply jammed their “commodities” into tractor trailers and hauled the frightened animals hundreds of miles to Canada and Mexico – a journey most did not have to face before – to terrifying deaths in slaughterhouses there."
Okay. We understand now.
If horses are going to be killed anyway, it's best that they don't suffer before they die.
Still sad though.
[Image via AP Images.]
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US Border Patrol Agents are now using horses to fight drug smugglers!
Even off-loading pick-up trucks and ATVs have trouble with some of the rocky terrain around the US/Mexico border.
So they enlisted the help of wild mustangs.
The horses know the territory and trust each other, so they can easily be used to chase down drug smugglers vehicles.
Since July, the horses have been credited with seizing a record 930,000 pounds of marijuana and arresting over 350 suspects.
Many of the horses were rescued from slaughter houses and trained by prison inmates to be effective drug hunters.
It's so great to know that these horses are rescued and given a job where they get to run around the open terrain with one another.
[Image via AP Images.]
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