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Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge | Care2 Causes


Declare ‘Human’ Rights For Dolpins & Whales, Scientists Urge

by Nancy Roberts

February 22, 2012

10:42 pm

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A session this week at the world’s largest annual science conference presented the case for considering whales and dolphins as non-human persons, with basic rights to life, liberty and well-being. The session at the American Associaton for the Advancement of Science considered the ethical and policy implications of recent advances in scientific understanding of the intelligence and behavior of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises.) and urged support for the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans, originally proposed in 2010.

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Shut Down the Smallest Dolphin Tank in the World – The Petition Site


Shut Down the Smallest Dolphin Tank in the World

 

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In Taiji, Japan, home to the notorious Taiji Whale Museum, captive dolphins are kept in abysmal conditions. This museum is right around the corner from the killing Cove where thousands of dolphins are slaughtered brutally every year, as depicted in The Cove documentary.

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Camp Floyd State Park hosts Money of the U.S. Civil War Exhibit


Stage Coach Inn, Camp Floyd State Park in Fair...
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Fairfield – This year marks 150 years since the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. In commemoration of this important turning point in the United States, Camp Floyd State Park is hosting an exhibit from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum entitled Money of the U. S. Civil War. The exhibit will run from February 14th to the 28th, from 9 am to 5 pm, everyday except Sundays.

Money of the U.S. Civil War features different types of emergency money such as demand notes and “greenbacks,” encased postage stamps, fractional currency and Civil War tokens, plus the first U.S. coin to feature the motto “In God We Trust.” In addition, the exhibit explores the use of war bonds, the basis for modern war financing, which were first used by the Union, and later by the Confederacy, to help finance Civil War debt. Money of the U.S. Civil War is included with museum admission of $2 per person, or $6 per family.

Camp Floyd was established in 1858 to quell a Mormon rebellion, which never took place. Soldiers were stationed here until they were recalled to the Civil War in 1861. Today, the park and museum tells the story of this historic event.

Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on Highway 73. The park and museum are open Monday – Saturday from 9a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, contact the park at: 801-768-8932.

Valentines Weekend Trip to a Cabin


We had a great opportunity to spend the weekend at a friends cabin in the mountains west of Heber City, Utah.  Veronica had Friday off work so she and and Gary arrived Thursday night as she announced on her facebook page.

I  had to work Friday night  so Shawna and I didn’t get on the road until Saturday morning.  It was a two-hour drive but well worth it.

The weather was beautiful with temps in the 40’s and  clear blue skies.  Some of the snow had melted off but it was still knee deep in places. Continue reading Valentines Weekend Trip to a Cabin

Winter Bushcrafting at North Willow Canyon


This January we took a drive up North Willow Canyon.  We went up as far as we could and found this great spot just a short hike off the road.  We spent the afternoon practicing our bushcraft skills and had a great time!

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