World Wide Animal News Updates
Last update: 5.21.2018
The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
― Leonardo da Vinci
Was Leonardo a time traveler? Did he had the gift of seeing the future timeline? Or was he a man of logic and reason? Because there's no logic nor reason in domestic, international animal abuse and large scale bio-industrial profit if one wants to live on a healthy planet.
This is the timeline of waves of consciousness flooding the planet. But this is also the timeline of oppositions. On one side there's awakening and on the other side there's (more) fear and people trying to grasp on the old world of destruction. This can be seen in many news articles in mainstream media. And there's a rise on positive and negative news regarding the treatment of animals and the awakening of animals.
We're trying to show the importance of a healthy planet for the future, which includes all life. The planet Earth is a holistic eco-system and this can only function well if all elements are in the right place. On this page in the time transportal you can read news updates regarding the subject of animals.
"Neuroscientists at Indiana University have reported the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from memory."
Source: scienceblog.com - 5.13.2018
“A new study casts a spotlight on threats faced by the Tapanuli Orangutans, the species of ape that are considered one of the rarest animals on Earth.
The species were just discovered in 2017 in Sumatra, Indonesia, however, it could now be wiped out from the planet due to environmental hazards to their natural habitat.”
Source: techtimes.com - 5.5.2018
A Group of Chimpanzees Seem to Have Mastered Fire
A few individual apes seem to have originally developed a rudimentary technique of rather poor efficiency, but the group gradually improved it through experimentation and observation over the last few months. They are now able to create and maintain a fire, which they have been using mostly to scare off predators and cook some of their food. Some individuals in particular among the group, seem to have rapidly grown a taste for cooked foodstuffs, especially flying squirrels. This also enabled the group to develop to a population which is much larger than has ever been encountered in the species, by bringing increased security and by diversifying food sources.
1973 – March 19, 2018
World's Last Male
Northern White Rhino
The 33-foot whale's carcass surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain’s southeastern coast. A necropsy revealed that the animal had trash bags, polypropylene sacks, ropes, net segments and a drum, among other things, in its stomach and intestines.
Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, the scientists said in a pair of studies – one national in scope and the other covering a large agricultural region in central France.
“The situation is catastrophic,” said Benoit Fontaine, a conservation biologist at France’s National Museum of Natural History and co-author of one of the studies.
“Our countryside is in the process of becoming a veritable desert,”
Source: theguardian.com - 3.21.2018
Where have all the insects gone?
Now, a new set of long-term data is coming to light, this time from a dedicated group of mostly amateur entomologists who have tracked insect abundance at hundreds of nature reserves across western Europe for more than 30 years. Over that time, the group, the Krefeld Entomological Society, has seen the expected ups and downs in the yearly insect catches. But in 2013 they spotted something alarming. When they returned to one of their earliest trapping sites from 1989, they found that the total mass of their catch had fallen by nearly 80%. Perhaps it was a particularly bad year, they thought, so they set up the traps again in 2014. The numbers were just as low. The group, which had carefully saved thousands of samples over 3 decades, did more direct comparisons. They found dramatic declines across more than a dozen other sites. Their observations raise questions about how widespread such losses are, and what might be the cause.
Source: sciencemag.com - 5.12.2017
- Chimpanzees with higher intelligence have stronger self control - howitworksdaily.com - 2.12.2018
- For how long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth? - theguardian.com - 2.18.2018
- Romania to ban wild animals in circuses - 06.13.2017
- Shark sightings on the rise? What you need to know - 06.13.2017
- Three Suspected of Stealing Pelican Eggs from Artis Zoo (Netherlands) - 04 - 14 - 2017
- Parents of children who caused the death of a Czech zoo's flamingo have performed their agreed voluntary labor there - 04 - 20 - 2017
- 18 Rhino Horns Seized At Malaysian Airport - 18.4.2017
- Vince the rhino shot dead at French zoo by poachers who chainsaw off its horn in first case of its kind in Europe - 03 - 07 - 2017
- Belgian zoo shortens rhinos' horns after French killing - 03 - 12 - 2017
- Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to thwart poachers - 03 - 21 - 2017