Pack Line Headlines: Petition against dog racing ad, seal pups face climate change, bear-bile farming
43,000 sign petition against Skechers greyhound racing ad: Over 43,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org, requesting the company change plans on its reported Super Bowl ad that will feature racing dogs.
Business Insider received a letter from Cheryl Kearney, the director of post production, noting the American Humane Association had observed the filming of the ad and claimed “no animal was harmed in the making of this commercial.”
But of course, logic seems to fly over the heads of the top brass at Skechers. The point is, it is stupid and morally wrong to promote greyhound racing. Do some research before you decide to do something like this.
Baby harp seals being killed due to melting ice: National Geographic is reporting baby harp seals are drowning and being crushed in large numbers due to melting ice in the Earth’s polar region. This is due to climate change that is warming the region to an extent that the thick ice the seals need to survive is melting.
It’s bad enough that these baby seals face people that club them to death, but other dangers are growing.
UK animal lovers call for an end to bear-bile farming: Bear-bile farming is a horrible practice, where bears are penned in tiny enclosures and suffer terribly every hour of every day of their lives. It is worse than dog fighting, yet it is legal in China.
A Guardian article notes the following, another huge reason why torturing bears for their bile should be a crime – everywhere:
“” Gao Yimin, a professor at Capital Medical University and a former member of the health ministry’s drug evaluation committee, said synthetic materials were as effective as bile, and much safer. “”
So other drugs are available, yet due to the level of greed involved, the bile farming continues. It is as sick as it gets.