Sunday Surf: Time for a Little Action

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Sunday Surfing

Scientists Taking Action. This week, more than two hundred, and counting, marine mammal scientists, veterinarians and conservation biologists from around the world signed a petition to “put an end to the brutal treatment and slaughter of dolphins (including small toothed whales) in the Japanese drive hunts.” You, too, can sign a petition to help protect these dolphins.

Animal Cruelty. This video has cemented my plans to no longer attend our local zoo until they cease to use bullhooks on their elephants. No matter your stance on PETA, or even Alec Baldwin (ha!), there is no doubt that the treatment of circus elephants is beyond cruel.

Pollution Problems. Using government data, a new report shows that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into U.S. lakes, rivers and streams in 2010. Was your state one of the top 5 polluters which account for nearly 40% of the total pollution?

The FDA and BPA. We are running out of time to tell the FDA to ban the toxic BPA. Take action before March, 31! We have a lot of work to do to eliminate, not replace, BPA and the reasons for it, but this is a battle we must fight for our health and our children’s health.

Spring Cleaning. I just scared you out of your wits regarding household cleaners, but a great post from the Green Moms Carnival is going to show you five simple green cleaning tips to get you started right this weekend.

Natural Mamas. I loved reading this review of Mayim Bialik’s new book, Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way. I totally wish I could be friends with Blossom too.

Giveaway. I am giving away some Plum District gift cards to celebrate their camp week. Only a couple of days left to enter!

Music and Reading of the Week

Books of the week…

Song of the week…

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What a week it has been. I am ready for a little rest and relaxation on the Sunday before we hit Spring Break running! So… who’s seen The Hunger Games yet?

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaI’m joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!



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Sunday Surf: Time for a Little Action — 13 Comments

  1. I had to see if Woodland Park Zoo uses bullhooks. Apparently they’re no longer allowed to under the terms of their zoo association agreement (or they’re phasing them out at the zoos that belong, anyway). The description of “protected contact” (instead of bullhooks) sounds familiar to what I saw described and in practice the last time I visited the animals, so that’s promising. Ugh, what a sad video.

    I’ll be seeing The Hunger Games soon with some local moms at a baby-friendly showing. Can’t wait!
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    • That is great news! I am sorely disappointed that the Oregon Zoo continues to use bullhooks, even on their most recent baby elephant, when the majority of zoos do not. Unfortunately it seems that fines are paid in lieu of change. I do hope that with the changes our zoo is making to the elephant exhibit to make it more humane they will also stop this cruel practice.

      I am going to see The Hunger Games this week too and am super excited! :)

  2. In addition to the elephant bullhooks, don’t forget to boycott pony ring rides. I never let my children ride on them, found them horribly abusive to the ponies, going round and round in their own urine and droppings, whilst “children” of any size and weight kicked, bounced, and pulled on their reins, pretending they were real cowboys. Disgraceful.
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