Category Archive: environment

Sep 14

“Mammalian Mass Extinction Looms”

Humpback Whale, O'ahu

THE EASTERNER October 15, 2008 Edition  —  By Scott Davis, Staff Writer. I think people should be particularly aware of the confounding discovery reported on CNN’s Web page last week, “1 in 4 Mammals at Risk of Extinction, Scientists Say.”   Basically, the article states what is self-evident in the title — that a quarter of …

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Sep 14

“Downer Cows, the Meat Supply, and You”

On March 4, 2008, about 17 tons of potentially tainted and dangerous meat was dumped at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill on the Waianae Coast of O’ahu.  We have photos and video of the dumping of the meat. According to media reports, Hawaii school cafeterias were instructed to store any raw and/or frozen beef they might …

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Sep 13

“Senator Says: Don’t Feed the Cats!”

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UPDATE  —  SUCCESS! We have learned today that Senator Clarence Nishihara, who is the Introducer of SB2017 (imposing a $1,000 fine for feeding feral cats, see story below), informed EnviroWatch, Inc. that he has asked the Chairwoman of the Committee to which the bill was referred NOT to schedule the bill for hearing! Senator Nishihara …

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Sep 13

“Science Versus Politics in Hawaii”

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal

“Will scientific facts prevail, or will political force reign supreme?” By Pam Davis, Animal Advocate Inc. (2010) The protections which have been put into place to protect our precious and irreplaceable natural resources are being unraveled and systematically destroyed by our own State government, namely, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (“DLNR”) and its …

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Sep 12

“Cause for Significant Concern”

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FSIS Notice No. 65-07,  issued October 12, 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is titled “Notice of Reassessment for Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Control and Completion of a Checklist for all Beef Operations.” Strangely, this FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) Notice is for internal use only, i.e., not for release to the public.  Its …

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Sep 11

“Ban On Lay Gill Nets The Only Answer”

Endangered hawaiian Monk Seal

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN June 1, 2007 I am sickened at the thought of the male monk seal frantically trying to free himself from a gill net and, unable to get to the surface to breathe, drowning. (“Newswatch,” May 30).    I observed the male and his mate in a cove at Kaena Point recently.  They nuzzled …

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Sep 08

“Fight Global Warming By Going Vegetarian”

Burning the rainforest to make more pasture land

THE HONOLULU WEEKLY Vol. 17, No. 5,  January 31 – February 6, 2007 Thank you for your cover story on the Climate Project and Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth (“Being Al Gore” by Joan Conrow, 1/24). You list six other films that offer tools and resources to deal with important issues, one of which was …

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Sep 06

“Livestock Production Degrades Environment”

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Honolulu Advertiser November 12, 2004  I must take issue with your Nov. 1 editorial, “Right policies can reverse ag decline.” I do not disagree with your position on the ag land inventory or tax policies. However, you are dead wrong about the livestock issue. You bemoan the decline in the number of livestock operations in …

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Sep 06

"Eating Organic"

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Sep 04

“Pupule Paniolo”

Howard Lyman, "The Mad Cowboy"

The Island Vegetarian Oct – Dec 2005 by Pam Davis, VSH Member   Recently, I produced a film of my interview with Howard Lyman talking about the issues close to his heart: exposing the cruelty of factory farming; the devastating environmental damage caused by modern factory farming techniques; the political corruption, where governmental agencies turn …

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