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August Issue #1 - August 16, 2013




       Hello everyone! AnimalAwareness introduces our first issue in our Bi-weekly series. Every issue will have the latest news, facts, and information we can get to you relating topics on our animals and environment.
       This week, we don't have any features for LAN animals but be sure to look out for that in the next issue!
               —AA staff
 


Current Events:
       July 29, 2013 / Woman Torches Dog To Death; Caught Bragging on Facebook - "I'm on killa mode… kill dogs… today..I mean what I say and I say what I mean… all dogs don't go to heaven."
Adrienne Martin set fire to Brownie, a defenseless dog. He had nowhere to run as he was being anchored by a chain Martin had on him. Brownie was rushed for emergency medical treatment but later died. (Source)


       August 7, 2013 / Why Are Dolphins Dying on East Coast? Experts Alarmed - 1,031 dolphins and whales have washed up dead on the east coast since February of 2010, an alarming number that marine experts find to be rising. Marine biologists are working to find the cause of death of these dolphins, and have discovered all have heavy metals in their organs (dolphins are one of the most toxic marine animals) - which has given them a weak immune system. Most of the deaths occurred on heavily populated beaches, such as Chesapeake Bay, where there is a lot of pollution and chemicals in the waters, which may account for many of the deaths. (Source)


       August 13, 2013 / Chocolate-Covered Elephant Ivory Seized in Macau - 583 bars of ivory, weighing 75 lbs (34 kg), with a value of more than $76,000 USD were found coated in chocolate inside candy bar wrappers in an attempt to smuggle them out. Researchers estimate that around 50,000 African elephants were killed in 2011 alone from the amount of ivory seized worldwide. (Source)



Spotlight Species:

- Kiwis are rapidly declining in population from being killed by common housepets like cats and dogs. Only 5% of Kiwi chicks survive to adulthood. (Source)


L.A.N:

*We have no Featured Animals in Need this week; But if you know or have an animal that needs a home or help, please fill out a form and submit it to this journal here!*



Remember, Awareness starts with You.
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SylverCune Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! I recently did a persuasive essay on Animal Cruelty as well as an informative essay on Factory Farming. The research I uncovered during my time working on the persuasive one was horrifying! It was so sad! And that woman!!! She deserves to go rot in... You know. Shame on you all to whoever has hurt animals!
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CherryblossomDim Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Disgusting how people do to animal....shame and ugly people.
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JulieKrizan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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Cogetta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
those poor animals, hate it when people kill them, how would that woman like it if she was chained and burned her? she wouldnt like it!
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should waste your time helping the poor and those in need not animals.
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snowkitten23 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't we help people AND animals. People do care about people in need, but what makes an animal any less important? Every living thing in need should be helped, human or animal.Maybe one day you will understand.

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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humans should not interfere with the nature. They tend to broke her natural balance more than the desired.
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
That's exactly what I agree about.
Because humans have already interfered and have been for far too long, people need to realize it's happening then be left ignorant and blind :c
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snowkitten23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I do not mean nature the animals in nature are doing fine (except for habitat modifacation and things like that.) I'm talking about the bad things like animal abuse and pouching.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pouching?
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snowkitten23 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry,not sure on the the spelling of that word but deviantart says it's a word (you know the red thing that shows up when you make a typo.)pouching is when someone hunts illegally.
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then it's poaching, pouching means something else.
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
A few things..
I already try my best to at my age since unfortunately there isn't much I can do, but people are more informed in general about needy people than needy animals.

Besides, no one is burning humans alive in America for fun.
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So if I burn a person in other continent is okay then.
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
Well of course not :c

That's not was I was implying xD I live in America so the best I can do now is try to get people who live in America to help with problems in our own country.

Trying to spread news about global issues and asking people to do something about child labor in China per se, wouldn't make much sense since I don't even have first hand exposure to the country in the first place.
The only reason I feel confident in vouching for problems in the US is because I can see the problems happening around me.

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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Trying to spread news about global issues and asking people to do something about child labor in China per se, wouldn't make much sense since I don't even have first hand exposure to the country in the first place." You are a little bit cocky aren't you?
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Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
Look, I'm sorry okay :c I'm trying my best to just do what I think I can help with.
I'm not trying to make excuses but your comment was among about 30 others that day and I really don't have time to argue about the fact that I've already donated to charity ( well my parents since I don't exactly carry cash )
and I just don't want to make the mistake of pointing things out in other countries because I have done that before, and I get a lot of hate comments for it saying I'm in America and I wouldn't know a thing about everyone else's problems.

I don't understand why you insist on doing this. I'm already a part of a few "human-help" groups including ones on child cancer among others I"ve been invited to or joined, but AnimalAwareness is one I run myself, so I might as well take more responsibilities as well. 

I don't really mind what you think I am, I just hate getting into arguments over such misunderstandings.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you tell others to donate for yourself. Sounds legit. :|
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
I apologize but where in the world have I said that?

"Please donate !!! Oh btw I don't want to"
???

Or
"Donate now! Because I can't!"

For your own good, don't judge people before you know what they do or don't do.

I never asked anyone to donate.
And if you're talking about my parents, I don't have a job right now and my savings are for college, thank you very much.
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Lady-KL Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's possible to care for both needy people and needy animals.
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We've been seeing that. Here read this for your delight www.danchurchaid.org/projects/…
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Lady-KL Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank-you for sharing that with me. If you look on my DA profile, you'll see a bunch of links to similar organizations. :nod:
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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kiba-chan27 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Kinda reminds me of Mambo. He's a dog that was also set on fire by teens , except Mambo survived and is now happy. 
Humans really are cruel...
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Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
:c
Well at least .. I'm happy to hear he's alright
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kiba-chan27 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
he is ~ if you wanna see him a136.idata.over-blog.com/300x2…
he's such a cutie
I don't understand how people can do that to animals
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
wow sure is :D

Yea I know..
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MoonstreamFeline Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is all very interesting! Thanks for sharing Capu!
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Thanks-- my pleasure!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I wish when people did this sort of thing to animals they'd be sent to jail as severely as if they did it to a person. it's only one step difference before they do it to a person. someone who torches a dog  i'm calling the cops on and shooting if they come near me. they're probably homicidal and insane in a bad way.
as for the dolphins, there's probably also the military submarine testing and bombs they don't want to mention which fucks up their sonar and basically gives them hemorages. but oh, we need dangerous military stuff like that all the time.
the only one i'd say i don't feel quite so bad about here is the kiwis since they are being killed technically for food by other animals who just don't know better. you can't exactly educate your cat to say no, you can't eat this type of bird because there are only so many left. and they're not doing it to entertain themselves or because they love torture. it's specifically food and nothing against the prey animal unlike ms. bitch who torched her dog. someone really ought to torch her and see how she likes it.
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
Ah yea true ofc..
Unfortunately some things in this world are just really messed up
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
yeah, they are.
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist
oh dear...

:(

so bad news
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JessyBR Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for what you're doing!Clap
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   General Artist
my pleasure :)
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dusty1190 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is why I love books. It's a world where everything is much better than the real world we're living in now.
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:iconcapukat:
Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
I agree :)
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Keyotea Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More bad news I heard on the radio the other day.  keyotea.deviantart.com/journal… Something must be done in order to save the world from ourselves.
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Zuky2001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes...I wish I wasn't human :(
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Keyotea Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are not the only one.  Humans are not always humane. 
keyotea.deviantart.com/art/DCF…
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Zuky2001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Heart 
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SilverEyeShinobi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of heartless maniac sets a dog on FIRE?!?! That makes me SO MAD!!! Hasn't she been burned by a match before? or a lighter? Or a candle? or marshmallows? Or a hot pot? Or ANYTHING that's hot?! IT HURTS. How dare she put that animal through that much pain!

*wanders off to calm down before I go off on a major rant*
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GenevieveAngel1999 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've fainted. How could you be cruel to animals? It's barbaric!No, I disagree! 
I feel sorry for all of them. I hate the sight of animals suffering, it makes me sick. I nearly puked when I had to bury a dead pigeon in the back garden back garden because it had flown into the wall and cracked its skull.
Sad dummy There were maggots in its beakFear It was awful. I cried for that poor pigeon.Waaaah! 
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing Capu, love how you're doing this! Everything is simply a brilliant idea. :heart:
I lost most of my hope for humanity already, but it's people like you that keep me from losing it completely.
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Capukat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
Aha thank you so much :hug:
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime! :hug:
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Angelwings246 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could speak animal.  Tell them to kill us all before it's too late for them. :/
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PatchesDaPup Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I despise people.

Most of them at least :I

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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Chocolate-Covered Elephant Ivory Seized in Macau"

Ohhh my. These people are getting desperate now. There's a good National Geographic article about ivory last October.

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/201…

(Sorry it made underlined text)
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Eun-Gi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's been a long time since I had read any news of this, and seeing this certainly does break my heart. But I hope people could see that and be more rational. If not, it's their choice.... But it's good that you let people know through this, and since from the start I knew it would be a good idea. ^^ And covering elephant ivory in chocolate.... first time I ever heard of it. 

Those adorable kiwis. 

This format for a journal makes it easy to look at and read. I do wish people could use their freaking brains. Like think people. 
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