According to the Mid-American Bully Breed Rescue, there are approximately 5,000,000 registered pit bulls in the United States alone (Pit). Of that 5,000,000 there are roughly 35,000 in shelters. In Los Angeles alone, 72,800 are euthanized each year; if you break that number down, that means about 200 helpless pit bulls are euthanized each day, however if you would rather look at the bigger picture, in the U.S., 728,000 pit bulls are euthanized in just one year. Numbers like these are immensely horrid especially if you are an animal lover. Research was found to try to notify and persuade people into taking action in the spaying and neutering of their animals, eliminating animal abuse as well as dog fighting.
The society encouraged slaveholders that in exchange for their freedom they must relocate to Liberia. Over the course of 40 years, they relocated about 12,000 slaves and they made up about 5% of the population in Liberia. Liberia 's population consisted of 16 ethnic groups, the indigenous people did not appreciate the presence of the immigrants. Most articles mentioned that the African-Americans faced the affliction of discrimination from the natives in Liberia. Furthermore, these newcomers died due to lack of food and disease was spreading like wildfire.
The quote states “In the last 10-16 years, 1.5 people on average gets killed yearly by captive reptile, 1 by captive cat, 0.81 by captive elephant, 0.125 by captive bear and 0 by captive nonhuman primate,” reports Zuzana Kuhol, a REXANO o-founder “As a comparison, 45,000 people died each year in traffic accidents, 47 from lightning and 1,600 by falling down stairs” (REXANO). However, even though it is rare, it still happens and you can’t predict when it will attack. The quote claims “Exotic animals are wild animals with wild animal instincts, even when born in captivity. A wild animal is never 100 percent predictable. An animal that has behaved one way for many years cannot suddenly change.
Many did not see success in their agricultural products and sold their lands at extremely low prices. Some immigrated to the United States to have better opportunities, economically wise. NAFTA was intended to decrease the number of illegal immigrants but the exact opposite happened. “By 2006, there were more than 20 million” (The Failures of NAFTA, coha.org) illegal immigrants and two thirds of those people were motivated to move to America because of NAFTA. Others migrated to northern Mexico, where advanced technology for agriculture is prominent.
Annual tolls because of sharks are much less than deaths resulted in meetings with crocodiles, tigers or elephants. Last two representatives of the huge terrestrial fauna kill around 100 people each year, while sharks have around five victims on their account. Meanwhile, tigers and elephants already had law protection, when the documentary was created, while sharks were treated as a source of valuable product (their fins) and a monster that should be killed before it would get an opportunity to attack. Numbers, mentioned by the film, created the impression the situation is totally unfair. As if officials today will forget about their efforts against the ivory black-market
The number of sea otters a long time ago was 150,000–300 000, but unfortunately because of the fur trade, they were hunted a lot for their expensive fur between 1741 and 1911. The world population of sea otters fell to only to about 1 000–2 000. But later after all that, there was an international ban on sea otter hunting, and reintroducing sea otters into previously populated areas has helped to repopulate the species. Because of all the human help the species now occupies has about two-thirds from the population number they had before. The recovery of the sea otter is considered an important success in marine conservation.
Dust storms wrecked havoc and choked cattle. Farmers couldn’t make money because their crops were destroyed. The rains of dust were called “Black Blizzards.” The Dust Bowl drove 60% population out of the region. By 1940 2.5 million people fled the region. Farmers by then lost all their crops and all money they could have made.
Pigeon meat was commercialized as cheap food, resulting in hunting on a massive scale for many decades. There were several other factors contributing to the decline and subsequent extinction of the species, including shrinking of the large breeding populations necessary for preservation of the species and widespread deforestation; which destroyed its habitat. A slow decline between about 1800 and 1870 was followed by a rapid decline between 1870 and 1890. The last confirmed wild bird is thought to have been shot in 1900. The last captive birds were divided in three groups around the turn of the 20th century, some of which were photographed alive.
In the winter they are expecting to lose around 40 to 50 percent of their average beehives. Farmers haven’t necessarily noticed a decline in pollination of crops, because the decrease isn’t as apparent yet, but the Californian almond fields have. The fields usually require around 1.8 million bees to have a successful harvest, but since the incredible amount of bee losses in the last decade or so, farmers have had to export healthy bee colonies nationwide (). If the problem persists farmers of all sorts of plants that need pollination will have to export bees or not even get the amount of bees for a full successful harvest. This problem will get worse and worse overtime, and could eventually kill out those beautiful colored springs that the world is used to.
“Two million to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million in damages annually. They tear up recreational areas, occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife” (Morthland). Feral hog sows can have two litters with around eight piglets each time two times a year. Mike Boone a Texas Game Warden says, “Among all invasive land species feral hogs are the worst, and they can destroy an entire crop in one night” (Boone). Feral hogs are extremely intelligent, which makes them even harder to hunt and trap.