The Scarlet Tanager is just one of 386 migratory bird species that will benefit from passage of the Natural Resources Management Act. Photo by Dan Behm
(Washington, DC, February 25, 2019) Passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), expected tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives, will signify a bipartisan win for birds and people, and a step in the right direction toward advancing wildlife conservation and recreation initiatives. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 98-2.
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) strongly believes that passing this bill is essential to achieving our nation’s conservation goals, which support our environment and our economy, through bird-related recreation totaling billions of dollars annually.
The bill includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which supports the protection of federal public lands and waters. It also designates wilderness areas, monuments, and other public lands that will help conserve habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Birds will also benefit from the bill’s reauthorization of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), which provides direct conservation support for 386 bird species and their habitats in Central and South America, where many birds winter. The Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, and Cerulean Warbler are just a few examples of bird species that benefit from the NMBCA.
“Thanks to NMBCA funding, we have created a network of reserves to provide essential wintering habitat,” said Andrew Rothman, ABC’s Migratory Bird Program Director. “The NMBCA is one of very few sources of funding available to help protect the full life cycle of migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere. These species engage in one of the greatest animal migrations on the planet. NMBCA is the lifeline for our migratory birds.”
Since 2002, the NMBCA has supported 570 conservation projects — including habitat protection, monitoring, research, and education — on more than 4.5 million acres of critical bird habitat across 36 countries.
The 2016 State of the Birds Report found that over one-third of North America’s bird species are in decline or facing serious threats.
“This decline signals a broader crisis that Congress has now, through its support of the Natural Resources Management Act, acted upon to help reverse,” said Jennifer Cipolletti, Director of Conservation Advocacy for ABC. “Birds are sensitive indicators of how we are protecting our environment as a whole, so this is an important step and a big win, not only for birds, but for the economy as well.”
American Bird Conservancy applauds the broad bipartisan support for public lands and migratory birds in Congress and across a diverse coalition of conservation and recreation interests. Thanks to this support, the Natural Resources Management Act will preserve vital conservation funding for the country’s birds and the critical habitats they depend upon.
American Bird Conservancy is dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Find us on abcbirds.org, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@abcbirds).
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The Shape of Water
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bull Productions, TSG Entertainment and Double Dare you present an R rated, 123 minute, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor with a theatre release date of December 8, 2017.
Talkin' Pets News
July, 15, 2017
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GoPure Pet™ Provides Pure Water for Your Pet All Day, Every Day
Ensues healthy hydration, keeps bowl clean and water fresh for pets
Wilton, CT (January 5, 2017) – Bloc Enterprises, LLC – makers of the first-ever portable and continuous, personal water enhancement device, the GoPure Pod™ – is proud to announce the launch of their companion product, GoPure Pet™. Attaching to the bottom of most water bowls, GoPure Pet features the revolutionary technology of the GoPure Pod to continuously purify and enhance tap water ensuring it is clean, healthy, and great tasting for your pet, all day, everyday.
At the heart of the GoPure Pet is GoPure Pod’s PuriBloc™ – an advanced, highly porous ceramic that constantly cleans tap water for peace of mind and taste satisfaction. Through PuriBloc’s technology, the GoPure Pod adsorbs the most dangerous contaminants now commonly found in tap water across the country such as Chlorine, Fluoride, Arsenic Chromium, Lead and Mercury. Additionally, the GoPure Pod balances pH levels and releases valuable trace minerals so your pets’ water tastes better, retains its freshness all day long and keeps pet bowls clean.
“The most important thing you can do to keep your dog or cat healthy is to have them drink plenty of fresh, clean water,” says Earth Animal DVM and founder Robert Goldstein, who specializes in animal nutrition. “GoPure Pet is the first product we’ve seen that enhances water from any tap water source and keeps it cleaner and great tasting throughout the day. The peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re enhancing this most essential ingredient for your pet’s health is invaluable.”
The GoPure Pet’s protective shell safely attaches to the bottom of most bowls via two high-strength suction cups, eliminating the chance of pets swallowing or chewing on the pod while drinking. One reusable GoPure Pet lasts up to six months and can treat up to 264 gallons of water. Once the GoPure pod has reached its lifespan, it’s easily replaced in the same GoPure Pet shell.
GoPure Pet retails for $29.95 is now available for purchase at www.gopurepod.com and select retailers across the country including Camping World and Bentley’s.
About Bloc Enterprises, LLC
Bloc Enterprises, LLC is a specialized wholesale distribution company with exclusive distribution rights in the United States and United Kingdom for two remarkable new consumer healthcare products. For more information visit:
PuriBloc is the patented water enhancement technology inside the GoPure™, a thumb-sized pod made from natural ingredients that removes chemical impurities, while improving the taste. Soluble impurities and the many other contaminants found in ordinary tap water are adsorbed, the water is re-mineralized and the pH is optimized for healthier water. PuriBloc keeps water tasting fresher for longer and is designed to work continuously in any water container such as pitcher, coffee maker, pet bowl or water bottle. For more information,click here.
NicoBloc is a natural, drug-free fluid applied to the filter-end of a cigarette that
blocks up to 99% of tar and nicotine without change in taste or loss of satisfaction. This patented method has proven success rates of over 50% in helping smokers quit after many years of clinical trials and global market testing. NicoBloc is made from 100% natural ingredients and is drug-free so there are no side effects from its use. These unique attributes make NicoBloc the only product of its kind. For more information, click here.
Buzzing to a City Near You: Zika Virus
AMCA Warns Public of Exotic Mosquito-borne Disease Spreading in Caribbean
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – February 9, 2016 - Zika virus, a pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes, has seemingly established itself in South America and the Caribbean and is now threatening the U.S. Cases have been reported in Florida, Illinois, Texas and Hawaii in patients having traveled to Central and South America, where they acquired the virus through mosquito bites. It’s unclear whether the virus could establish itself in the U.S., but the mosquitoes that transmit this disease, the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) are found in southeastern and Midwestern states. Both species lay their eggs in containers such as cans, discarded tires and other items that hold water close to human habitation.
“This is a most discomfiting development, and reminds us that some of the most exotic mosquito-borne diseases are but a few hours plane flight from the continental United States,” says Joseph Conlon, Technical Advisor of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).
The virus was first isolated from monkeys in the Zika Forest in Uganda in 1947. Although rarely fatal, the symptoms of rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis, muscle pain and headache can be debilitating and may persist for several weeks. Alarmingly, exposure of a fetus to Zika virus during pregnancy has been known to result in birth defects such as microcephaly, a deformation of the infants head often associated with various significant developmental problems.
Public health departments and mosquito control districts in the southeast are gearing up public education, mosquito control and laboratory programs to meet the threat. “Traditional mosquito methods of truck-mounted and aerial sprays are ineffective in controlling the species of mosquitoes that transmit Zika,” says Conlon. “The best way to prevent Zika from establishing itself is through the removal of water-bearing containers. Sanitation is key.”
In the meantime, individuals can do their part by eliminating water sources providing mosquito- breeding habitat around their homes. Bites can be prevented through the use of long-sleeve clothing and EPA-registered repellents such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and oil of lemon-eucalyptus. It’s particularly important for women who are pregnant or attempting to get pregnant to avoid travelling to areas of active Zika infection. Further recommendations can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
About the American Mosquito Control Association
Celebrating 81 years of protecting public health in 2016, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is an international not-for-profit public service professional association. With over 1,600 members worldwide in over 50 countries, AMCA is international in scope, and includes individuals and public agencies engaged in mosquito control, mosquito research and related activities. Please visit AMCA online at www.mosquito.organd follow AMCA on Twitter @AMCAupdates.
Dr. Willard’s – Improving Natural Water | NewsWatch Review
Published on June 16, 2015
Natural products are sweeping the marketplace, and consumers are making more informed decisions about the products they use. This includes pet care products.
In the 1960s, a scientist and chemist named, Dr. John Willard, invented a complex water catalyst that alters the molecular structure of normal water. His invention, known simply as Dr. Willard’s Water, makes water more efficient and reactive. It works to improve peoples’, plants and pets overall health and wellness by delivering nutrients at a higher rate. This product is aimed to help animals with health problems or animals that experience stress, but it can also be used for all pets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the health of the animal, different dosage amounts are recommended. More than 40 years after the birth of this invention, we had a chance to sit down with Dr. Willard’s grandson, John Willard the 3rd, to learn more about Dr. Willard’s Water.
“Dr. Willard’s water is a patented all natural solution and when its consumed it stimulates a variety of bodily functions such as improved nutrient assimilation, improved antioxidant activity, and boosted vitamin effectiveness to eliminate toxins which can cause premature cell damage.”
–John Willard the 3rd
The pet care product line has a variety of solutions for animals
“The product line itself is a natural reparative pet care kit because we believe in taking a holistic approach and providing a variety of pet care solutions. We have a pet water drop line that is designed to be added to the water that enhances the dogs overall health and well-being. We have a spray that can address a variety of different skin ailments such as minor cuts and abrasions. We also have a gel which is great for moisturizing the skin and keeping the skin in better overall health.”
–John Willard the 3rd
Willard donates 25 cents to every pet care bottle sold to animal shelters and pet care organizations around the world. So, if you want to learn more about this Dr. Willard’s invention and their other products, you can visit their website.
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Warner Bros. Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions and Village Roadshow Pictures present a 120 minute, R rated, Action, Adventure, Thriller, directed by George Miller, written by Miller and Brendan McCarthy with a theater release date of May 15, 2015.
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Furry Travelers’ To Go Bowl Provides Drinking Solution for Pets on the Go
DELRAY BEACH, FL – A solution to safe and splash-free drinking and snacking on the road, the To Go Bowl is perfect for long road trips or everyday travel with your pets.
The To Go Bowl is a plastic water bowl that holds up to a liter of water and fits snugly into a car’s console cup holder, allowing pets to drink at their own leisure throughout the trip. The To Go Bowl even has a splash-guard to prevent spills and a removable cup holder base to store your dog’s favorite treats! Not only is the To Go Bowl perfect for cars, but also boats, RV’s and even golf carts.
The To Go Bowl features a flexible sleeve to hold the bowl securely in place in cup holders 3 – 4 inches wide. When the cup holder base is removed, the bowl sits flat on the floor to easily transition from the car to the hotel room, ground or wherever your destination may be. A lid is supplied for both the bowl and the cup holder base to keep both water and treats fresh.
The To Go Bowl is available in several colors, it is dishwasher safe, and made in the U.S.A!
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Furry Travelers, Inc. ® is a family owned and operated company committed to creating innovative solutions to make traveling with pets safe and convenient. Founded by Nancy Cribb, FurryTravelers.com is a one stop shop for all pet travel necessities. Nancy, President of Furry Travelers, is also the inventor of the To Go Bowl, the convenient food and water bowl for pets that fits into any vehicle’s cup holder.
(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Making a splash at the 2012 SuperZoo show, Drinkwell® by PetSafe®
introduced three new additions to its expanding line of popular pet fountains.
“We’re really excited to showcase our newest Drinkwell fountains at this year’s SuperZoo,” said Sean
Rowe, Managing Director of Drinkwell® by PetSafe. “Whether built for the indoors or outdoors, they all
feature design, style and function for both pets and owners to enjoy.”
The Drinkwell® Zen Fountain continuously circulates and filters
pets’ water, keeping it cleaner and fresher than a stagnant bowl. The
Zen Fountain holds one gallon of fresh water and the stainless steel
design is easy to clean, more hygienic and looks great in the home.
Its extra-wide free-falling stream aerates the water for freshness,
which helps encourage pets to drink more water. Additionally, a
replaceable charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors.
The Drinkwell® Outdoor Dog Fountain is the largest capacity
fountain on the market, made with high-impact UV resistant
plastic for placement inside the home or out. Dual reservoirs keep
it filled longer and make refills simple. Features two methods of
filtration, a large foam filter to catch big particles and debris
before they clog the pump. The 3-layer charcoal filter removes
smaller particles and enhances the water’s freshness by removing
bad tastes and odors. A patented free-falling stream entices pets to
drink more water and the current inside the bowl helps move
debris towards the filters, providing the best hydration solution for
The Drinkwell® Lotus Pet Fountain is a multi-level ceramic
drinking fountain for pets that holds 50 ounces of water. The
fountain uses a foam filter to help remove particles and hair from
the water. The innovative design features water that bubbles up
into the top dish and spills out into the bottom dish through three
patented free-falling streams. With a simple turn of the housing
cap, the water flow intensity can be adjusted. The fountain dishes
are constructed using ceramic material, which can help prevent the
condition known as feline acne. The Drinkwell® Lotus Pet
Fountain offers a stylish, new design that helps give pets fresh,
filtered water while looking great in the home.
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Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) is the maker of the PetSafe®, Invisible Fence®,
Innotek®, SportDOG®, Staywell® and most recently the Premier Unleashed Technology® and Drinkwell® brands. The brand
portfolio makes RSC an industry leader in the management of pet behavior, training solutions, containment systems, safety
and lifestyle product solutions. www.PetSafe.net