Friday, February 12, 2010

A Plea & then ... Something Completely Different

A plea ...

Those of you who have followed my blog know, or have guessed, that I don't kill animals, insects ... basically any living critters ... not even the creepy, crawly variety. In previous posts, I've talked about not killing wasps because they are pollinators, eating meatless meals because they are good for the planet and why we shouldn't buy ornaments which are made out of bird feathers. I realize that not everyone shares my belief ... and I respect that.

I recently received the following article from Humane Society International. It is about the slaughter of Grey Seals on Hay Island in Nova Scotia:

http://www.hsicanada.ca/wildlife/seals/seal_hunt_2010/grey_seals_2810.html

These animals are currently in a protected area ... they have learned to feel safe from humans. Now they are being destroyed, simply for vanity. I believe it's wrong.

If you agree with me, I hope you will sign the letter of protest which can be found on the above link (click the button which says "Take Action"). There is also a very short petition you can sign HERE.

Please spread the word. Maybe if enough people protest this action, we can stop it. Thank you!

And now for something completely different ...

Most over-the-counter pain relievers (Advil, Midol, Motrin, Nuprin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.) are part of a family of drugs called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The warnings for these drugs say they can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. For the most part, the warnings are directed at people who already have heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.

I've recently learned, in a most frightening way, that these drugs can cause a totally healthy person to develop high blood pressure in a very short amount of time. And high blood pressure can cause stroke and/or death.

So ... my tip today is to check the labels of over-the-counter pain relievers and if they are NSAIDs or contain Naproxen/naproxen sodium, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USING THEM. Better yet ... find other, safer methods to deal with pain.

That's it for today ...

As always ... I would love to hear from you!

7 comments :

  1. this is so sickening!!! were they kidding when they said bashing baby seals is an olympic sport??? human beings can come up with the sickest things! i am so darn outraged and fuming!

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  2. Wow and Wow - shocking posts; thank you so much for sharing this important information... All scary and incomprehensible :(

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  3. OH the world we live in it is so sad to know this is going on in todays world. all i can say may god have mercy on all who do this..thank you for sharing

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  4. Shameful and disgusting behaviour! this has NO PLACE in todays world. We are supposed to know better!

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  5. Signed the petition, thanks for posting this.

    Aine

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  6. Gasp! That is awful!! Thanks for sharing this. As for pain meds - I really try not use them unless very necessary! I will more often use my heat pad or an ice pack!

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  7. was watching TV news on the Oylmpics games, and the protest on the skater wearing animal fur. Why is he still wearing animal fur in this day and age when there is so much publicity, I don't know.

    Sorry about the seals, we have seals in New Zealand, and they bring in a lot of tourist money.

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