Tierschutz: Niederlande verbieten Wildtiere im Zirkus


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Zirkus im weißrussischen Minsk: Artgerechte Haltung von Nilpferden sieht anders aus
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Zirkus im weißrussischen Minsk: Artgerechte Haltung von Nilpferden sieht anders aus

Zirkusse in den Niederlanden müssen künftig ohne Tiger, Elefanten oder Nilpferde auskommen. Die Regierung hat ein Verbot beschlossen. In Deutschland sind ähnliche Initiativen mehrmals gescheitert.

Den Haag – Ist es möglich, wilde Tiere wie Löwen oder Zebras in Wanderzirkussen artgerecht zu halten? Viele sind der Meinung, dies sei unmöglich. Die Regierung der Niederlande zieht daraus jetzt die Konsequenz: Zirkusse müssen künftig auf Wildtiere verzichten. Ein entsprechendes Verbot sei vom Regierungskabinett beschlossen worden, teilte das Wirtschaftsministerium in Den Haag am Samstag mit. “Die Gesundheit der Tiere ist wichtiger als ihre Verwendung für Vergnügungen oder das Festhalten an überkommenen Traditionen”, sagte Staatssekretärin Sharon Dijksma.::::

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The Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal telethon for mental health


The Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal telethon for mental health

Call from 10am-6pm today to speak to columnists, feature writers and senior editors, and donate to our Christmas appeal

Phone 0203 353 43680203 353 4368 or click here to donate online
2014 appeal: supporting mental health charities
Follow coverage of the telethon on our live blog

Some of the Guardian and Observer people on the telethon team (L to R): Stuart Heritage, Shami Chakrabarti, Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, Hugh Muir, Jess Cartner-Morley and Jack Monroe.

Some of the Guardian and Observer people on the telethon team (L to R): Stuart Heritage, Shami Chakrabarti, Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, Hugh Muir, Jess Cartner-Morley and Jack Monroe. Photograph: Guardian

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Undercover Cop Gets Outed By Protesters, Draws Gun on Them!


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During a march through Oakland and Berkeley on Wednesday, an undercover cop posing as one of the demonstrators drew his gun on the protestors. What really happened to cause the escalation of violence?

During a march through Oakland and Berkeley on Wednesday, an undercover cop posing as one of the demonstrators drew his gun on the protestors. During the demonstration the officer and his partner were outed by the crowed, resulting in at least one officer drawing his weapon and making arrests.

Accounts, according to tweets from Storify and a news report from NBC, vary, with the officer claiming he pulled his gun after being attacked, but witnesses claiming punches were thrown after the gun was already drawn.

The march was to protest the recent decisions not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown and Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the case of Eric Garner. In both cases, the officer was a white male fatally killing an unarmed black male.

Some of the tweets covering the incident are posted below:

For more live coverage of the ongoing protests against police violence and brutality, visit NationofChange BullHorn’s live update page here.

What happens when undercover police join a march against police violence


What happens when undercover police join a march against police violence

This week in Oakland, California, demonstrators have taken to the streets on consecutive nights to protest against two separate US grand jury decisions not to prosecute white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

On Wednesday night around 100 people marched against police violence when, according to reports, two members of the protest began inciting them to, um, be violent. ::::http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-happens-when-undercover-police-join-a-march-against-police-violence–xk1MR4Rftg

However, some members of the crowd realised the two men wearing scarves over their faces weren’t all they seemed and accused them of being undercover police officers.

At this point the two men did identify themselves as plainclothes members of the California Highway Patrol. :::::http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-happens-when-undercover-police-join-a-march-against-police-violence–xk1MR4Rftg

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That force’s chief, Avery Browne, said that the two detectives – there to gather intelligence and nothing more – were surrounded by up to 50 demonstrators who did not back off even when one of the two took out a police baton, forcing one to draw his gun and point it at the crowd.

The Oakland Police Department said it would look into claims that officers from a separate force were trying to incite demonstrators to violence. ::::http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-happens-when-undercover-police-join-a-march-against-police-violence–xk1MR4Rftg

Sierra Leone just cancelled Christmas


Sierra Leone just cancelled Christmas

All public Christmas celebrations in Sierra Leone have been cancelled to help stop the spread of Ebola, it has been announced.

The government’s Ebola response unit said soldiers would be deployed on the streets to prevent people from gathering to celebrate Christmas, without providing further details.

Sierra Leone is a predominantly Muslim country but Christmas is still widely marked.

“We will ensure that everybody remains at home to reflect on Ebola,” said Palo Conteh, the head of the response unit, according to Awoko newspaper.

Today the World Health Organisation said that by Wednesday there had been 18,188 cases of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – by far the three worst-affected countries – and 6,583 deaths.

More: Last district in Sierra Leone without Ebola, now has Ebola

More: This is who the Time magazine person of the year is

HISTORIC NYC MILLIONZ MARCH FOR JUSTICE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH ~ WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK @ 2:00PM


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Case tossed vs. woman held 22 years in son’s death!


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Case tossed vs. woman held 22 years in son’s death

PHOENIX (AP) – A state appeals court has ordered the dismissal of murder charges against a woman who spent 22 years on Arizona’s death row for the killing of her 4-year-old son.The Arizona Court of Appeals on…

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Family’s fury after prisoner has to say goodbye to his dying mother on the phone


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Family’s fury after prisoner has to say goodbye to his dying mother on the phone

Prison officials at Strangeways deny request for man on remand to be allowed to visit hospital. Now family fear he will miss funeral


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A family has slammed officials at Strangeways after a prisoner had to say his goodbyes to his dying mother over the phone.

Relatives of Barbara Edge gathered at her bedside when doctors told them she had only hours to live.

A senior doctor and family members telephoned the Manchester jail requesting that her son, Carl Birchall, be allowed to visit her at Salford Royal Hospital.

Mr Birchall, 30, is currently being held on remand at the Manchester prison after being charged with common assault and actual bodily harm.

But Mr Birchall was not freed under guard and…

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