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No more sick Elephants in Circus! uberculosis is fast-approaching an epidemic rate of infection among captive elephants in the US. This zoonotic, potentially fatal disease can spread through the air, placing anyone near an infected animal—elephant and human alike—at risk of transmission. #BoycottTheCircus

from Washington Post

Tom Vilsack’s lonely fight for a ‘forgotten’ rural America

HELP END THE MASS KILLING OF WILDLIFE! A little-known government agency called Wildlife Services spends tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year to kill more than 100,000 native carnivores, including wolves, bobcats, foxes and black bears. Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to follow through on its plan to investigate this rogue operation — and then end its deadly assault on wildlife.


Tom Vilsack on Bayer, Monsanto Deal and Consolidation

Another useless corporate sell-out working to help destroy this planet and mankind. ~~ Tom Vilsack on Bayer, Monsanto Deal and Consolidation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made a stop in Ames on Wednesday to speak with young farmers about opportunities and programs offered by the USDA. Photo by Austin Harrington/Ames Tribune