Can you live without oxygen? – Atmospheric Oxygen Depletion


If global warming doesn’t make you ponder our children’s future, ATMOSPHERIC OXYGEN DEPLETION should. And it is already happening.

When the Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago, there was no oxygen in the atmosphere. The oxygen in the atmosphere today was emitted by plants – phytoplankton and sea weeds in the ocean, and trees, shrubs and grass on land, through the eons. Plants, through photosynthesis, absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and emit oxygen (O2), so the animals can live. Eliminate the plants in the ocean and on land, and the animals, both marine and terrestrial, will suffocate.


Next, any kind of burning consumes oxygen from the atmosphere and emits CO2 into the atmosphere. In fact, every 1 unit of CO2 increase is accompanied by 2-4 units of O2 decrease.


We don’t need an Einstein to figure out that if we keep on burning fossil fuels, and cut/burn down forests, and acidify the ocean impacting on the phytoplankton, not only do we cause global warming, we deplete oxygen from the atmosphere, as well as the sources (plants) that can regenerate it. The result is the steady decline in the atmospheric oxygen concentration in the last 20 years when O2 concentration was globally monitored.


The pre-industrial oxygen concentration in the atmosphere was about 21%. Today, some places register as low as 16%. Reportedly, some enclaves of high human population and concentration, especially in large and technologized cities, have scored as low as 7% (?), e.g. parts of Tokyo and some cities in India. According to OSHA rules on atmospheres in closed environments, “if the oxygen level falls below 19.5% it is oxygen deficient, putting occupants of the confined space at risk of losing consciousness and death.”

Symptoms of sea-level oxygen deprivation is similar to those of altitude sickness – include shortness of breath, headache and nausea.

Read more: http://blogcritics.org/scitech/article/atmospheric-oxygen-levels-fall-as-carbon/page-2/#ixzz1kPnIFklN


Of course the current generations won’t suffocate immediately, but continue with our present oil/coal-burning trajectory and our children’s children and the animals will have a hard time just to catch a breath.

Don’t we even care?

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

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Can you live without oxygen? – Atmospheric Oxygen Depletion


If global warming due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations does not make you ponder our children’s future, lowering atmospheric oxygen (O2) concentration should.

When the Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago, there was no oxygen in the atmosphere. The oxygen in the atmosphere today was emitted by plants – phytoplankton and sea weeds in the ocean, and trees, shrubs and grass on land, through the eons. Plants, through photosynthesis, absorb CO2 and emit O2, so the animals can live. Eliminate the plants in the ocean or on land, and the animals, both marine and terrestrial, will suffocate.


Next, any kind of burning consumes oxygen (O2) and emits CO2 into the atmosphere. In fact, every 1 unit of CO2 increase is accompanied by 2-4 units of O2 decline.


We don’t need an Einstein to figure out that if we keep on burning fossil fuels, and cut/burn down forests, and acidify the ocean impacting on the phytoplankton, not only do we cause global warming, we remove oxygen from the atmosphere.


The pre-industrial oxygen concentration in the atmosphere was about 21%. Today, some places measured register as low as 16%. Reportedly, some enclaves of high human population and concentration, especially in large and technologized cities have scored as low as 7% (?), e.g. parts of Tokyo and some cities in India. Symptoms of sea-level oxygen deprivation is similar to altitude sickness – include shortness of breath, headache and nausea.


Of course the current generations have no chance of being suffocated, but continue with our present trajectory, and our children’s children and the animals will have a hard time breathing.

Don’t we even care?

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

Chinese Activists rescue 1500 dogs – with help from police!



First of all, please read the blog in this link
http://drstevebest.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/truck-with-1500-dogs-bound-for-chinese-restaurants-intercepted-by-liberators/#comments
which depicts Chinese activists rescuing a truck load of 1500 dogs meant for the meat market in China. More encouraging still is that the police assisted them in the rescue. Following is my comment on this blog.


I’m a Chinese Canadian ARA and a vegan, and am as appalled as anyone else, and ashamed. Were I in China, I would be among those doing the rescue, especially since it happened in Guang Dong, the province of my birth, the worst province indulging in this atrocity. I want the Chinese ARAs to know that I am holding the Western fort for them, and letting the world know of their heroic deeds, and inciting people in their support.

This policeman is actually feeding a dog

About the assistance by police, my first thought was: Try rescuing a truckful of chickens or pigs here in Canada or the USA and see what the police would do. Right now, China is lawless on this issue, so it is anyone’s call on the spot, so I also commend the police for choosing to cooperate with the ARAs rather than what I might have expected – to arrest them. China is right now working on a new animal-protection legislation, but it won’t come to light till 2013. So, right now, it is like the Wild West, and the “sheriff” just happens to side with the “outlaws”.

Reported here is by no means an isolated incident. These highway rescues have been happening in various part of the country over the last few years.

Chinese demo

Not just highway rescues, but large demos. Anyone looking at China before, say, 2008 would see a very different picture. Go to [Hand in Hand with Asia’s Animal Activists] and you will get an eyeful of the new Chinese activism. I ask all to join in their support, instead of the same old same old Chinese-bashing, from verbal extremes of “I HATE the Chinese!”, “All Chinese are evil!”, and “Let’s go kill a Chink!” to physical street level beating (need I post a video of a Chinese kid being beaten up by a bunch of white thugs in Chicago?). All who have made such comments (not in this thread) should be mindful that they are including the Chinese ARAs themselves in this abuse, myself included, and my family, my Chinese friends and colleagues, NONE OF WHOM has ever eaten cats or dogs, much less skinned one alive. Such widely accepted racism is currently running rampant in a movement supposedly based on anti-Speciesism (what is wrong with this picture?), and no authority in the movement has stood up (other than Dr. Best here) to address this issue. The severity of the language reminds me of what was directed at the Jews of Europe in the 1930s. By the same token, I am seriously concerned about the possibility of a Chinese holocaust in the not too distant future which could rival or even surpass the Jewish one in the 1940s.


Having lived in the Western world since 1965, I have seen numerous cruel and evil acts against animals, from factory farms to “sport” hunting to bow-hunting to the Canadian seal hunt to the Bayou alligator slaughter to Western fur farms…


… to leg-hold trapping to rodeo to animal circuses to animal experimentation and vivisection to tearing the heads of turtles off with the contestants’ bare hands in some “Snapping Turtle Fest” in homeland America (need I post a video of this so that the people of other cultures could likewise over-generalize that all Americans are cruel and evil?)… I’ve found often that the finger pointers are often “far sighted”, who can see what goes on in a back alley in China, but blind to what goes on in their own backyard.


The big difference is that these atrocities in the West are often well hidden whereas those in China are wide in the open. This cruelty-concealment is done in a big way by GOVERNMENT – witness the [Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act] which makes taking behind-the-scenes pictures and videos of factory farms and circuses and rodeos and research labs a federal crime punishable by jail time. This amounts to deception on top of cruelty, and I ask American finger-pointers to please take a look at their own culture. Their culture says, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”, “Remove the beam in your eye before worrying about the mote in others’.”, down to “Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself” by Eric Clapton.


The big Chinese crime is against cats and dogs, and I join in the condemnation, since I love cats and dogs and have served as guardian for a few of them in my own home. But many of the very same condemners eat meat and use animal products. To put things in some perspective, the number of dogs eaten in ALL OF ASIA amounts to about 16 million, cats about 4 million, with China’s share about 50%, or 8 million dogs and 2 millions cats, and that is in a population of 1300 million, whereas in the U.S.,with a population of only 300 million, the number of chickens killed per year amounts to some 870 million (not to mention the condition they have to “live” in, which is no better than that of the dogs-in-cages shown here), turkeys 240 million, pigs 113 million, cows 33 million, whitetail deer 10 million…

NOT in China

NOT in China

NOT in China

NOT in China

NOT in China

All for THIS?

Some still argue that dogs are intelligent and should not be eaten, in which case they should know that pigs are deemed more intelligent than dogs.

NOT in China (Smithfield, North Carolina)

In closing, unless one is a vegan, one has no moral authority to criticise any culture for animal abuse.

Chinese man caring for 140 rescued dogs in his home

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

10 damning facts about American-style hunting


This is in response to an American hunter defending her own first hand deer-killing while condemning other cultures for their offenses.

First, no ifs and buts, America is the hunting capital of the world. American hunters, numbering about 15 million, kill upwards of 10 million whitetail deer every year, plus deer of other species, plus bears, moose, elk… plus millions of duck and geese and pigeons, plus, going to Africa to hunt elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, buffalo (the “Big 5”), some even boasting of killing elephants and critically endangered rhinos with arrows, plus coming to Canada to hunt “Big Game”, e.g. Grizzly bears, Big Horn sheep… (The Chinese people do NONE of this.)


Second, I commend you for speaking out as a 16 yo. When I was 16, all I wanted to do was to play soccer. And I also respect you for your love for cats and dogs. But you are inaccurate to say that Americans do not eat dogs. Two of your national heroes, Merywether Lewis and William Clark, ate dogs regularly on their expedition.

Third, About your claim that deer “reproduce 10 times faster than humans”, again it is a fallacy. I am the head of the Global Anti- Hunting Coalition and invite you to go there to take a good look at what American hunting is all about. I have dealt with hunting issues since 1996, especially whitetail deer hunting in America. First, American hunters kill upwards of 10 million whitetail deer, mostly for “sport” and trophy, but always trying to justify killing for fun as killing for food, although I have never seen any hunter leaving a trophy rack behind.

Fourth, about a deer’s reproductive rate, it varies with the amount of food available. When food is in short supply, the deer have no fawns or singletons at most. When food is in plentiful supply, deer have twins and triplets. So, controlling deer’s population by culling simply does not work, and is no more than a public-fooling tactic to gain public acceptance and support while indulging in their cruelty. By cutting down the population of deer by 50%, you increase the food per remaining deer by 200%, thus boosting the deer’s reproductive rate. Hunters know this, and use this to perpetrate their atrocity especially in urban areas, the domain of the bow-hunters. Every year, they force their way into urban areas, claim deer overpopulation, kill off 50% or more of the deer, the deer rebound (called the Compensatory Rebound Effect), and the hunters come in the next year, claiming deer overpopulation, again. This alone shows that deer population “control” by hunting only serves to increase the deer population for hunting purposes.


Fifth, as with cats and dogs, there is a well established and well tested technology called ImmunoContraception (IC) already approved by both the FDA and the EPA, which can control deer population without killing them, but of course this would displace hunting-culling as a population control mechanism. And since all American governments on all levels are run by hunters or those politicians bought by hunting lobby, of course the use of IC has been all but banned.

Sixth, since you object to cat/cat killing, first look in your own country. Bow-hunters have been clamoring for bow-hunting stray cats and dog in urban areas. See my blog: [Why cat-dog lovers should support anti-hunting] – http://​homosapienssaveyourearth.blogsp​ot.com/2012/01/​30-reasons-why-catdog-lovers-sh​ould.html

Seventh, where do you think the hunters get their 10 million extra deer to hunt every year from? Again they use the principle that the more deer food, the more deer. So they plant “food plots” of rich deer food like deer clover and rape (google) all over the country to max out the deer population – for hunting purposes – then blame the deer for causing traffic accidents. They even claim ecological damage by deer in certain urban parks (e.g. the Trexler Nature Preserve in Allentown PA – google “Anthony Marr Trexler”), and when you go into the park (which I did), what you see is acres of forest ploughed down, with rape and deer clover food-plots planted in its place. Of course innocent people like you swallow it line, hook and sinker, and not only support deer hunting, but participate in it.


Eighth, It never ceases to amaze me how people who seem to love animals so much and condemn other cultures for eating certain animals, would have no problem personally shooting an arrow into a beautiful deer in their own backyard.

Ninth, by the way, the huntersd know that by boosting the deer population by 10-20 million per year for hunting purposes, they would increase the number of human fatalities on highways due to deer-vehicle collisions. This has proven consistent year after year that an extra 100 or so human deaths would result. And, I repeat, the hunters know about this stat, but they do the food-plot thing anyway to satisfy their blood-lust. I call this pre-meditated mass murder or even terrorism. I hope you don’t become one of the victims, but if you support this practice, and get hurt or killed on the highway, you have no one else to blame but yourself.

Tenth, one more thing about American hunting, and that is the very popular bow-hunting. The non-lethal wounding rate of bow-hunting is about 50%, meaning that of every 100 deer shot by arrows, 50 stagger around for days, weeks, even months, with one or more arrows stuck in non-vital parts of their bodies. (See cover pic and bottom pic showing deer with arrow stuck in heads, in the former case the eye.) And this is not horrendous cruelty?

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

How vegan are you?


Many a time over the years have I been questioned on my veganism and activism. Here is a typical conversation:

Q: Anthony, are you vegan?

A: The V on my bike stands for “Vegan”, though also for “Victory”.

Q: How vegan are you?

A: How do you quantify veganism?

Q: Are you 100% vegan?

A: I try to be, but safer to say 99%, since we could never be sure what products we use contain exactly what ingredients.

Q: 99%-vegan is not vegan at all.

A: You have the right to consider me whatever you want.

Q: You say you try to be 100% vegan. How hard do you try?

A: Well, I see some 99%-vegans spending 99% of their energy making sure they get the final 1%, and other-99% vegans spending 99% of their energy in activism for the animals and the environment. I prefer the latter kind.

Q: I hear that you used to ride horses.

A: I still do, whenever I get a chance.

Q: I’m sure the horse hates being ridden.

A: He knows the sound of my car. Every time I go to the stable, he’d come gallop across the pasture to greet me, and I never ever bring apples or carrots. What I do bring is love.

Q: So you put a bridle on him and make him go where you want him to go. This violates AR principles.

A: Really? What principle is that?

Q: To not dominate another species.

A: And you don’t?

Q: Of course not!

A: How often do you walk your dog?

Q: What’s this got to do with anything?”

A: How often?

Q: Twice a day.

A: Do you let him run free?

Q: Of course not. I use a leash.”

A: I rest my case.

Q: It is not the same.

A: Okay, tell me, how many wild animals live in your house? – Deer, bears, foxes, rats, field mice… how many?

Q: None.

A: So, how non-dominantly did you do it?

Q: Do what?

A: Evict these animals from this piece of land now occupied by your house, which used to be their home?

…………. This refers to my backseat passenger, who is usually Shannon Wright.

Sorry, folks, for giving myself the last word, but, hey, this is my blog.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

Where did Cain’s wife come from?


This morning I again ran into the brick wall of religious Fundamentalism, this time in the following quote from http://www.Bible-Knowledge.com: “As Christians we have to believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible.”

My immediate response is: No, Christians do NOT have to. Having absorbed 5 years of Christian and biblical training in secondary school, I am familiar with the Christian doctrine, the history of the Church and Christianity itself. Of course the quote at once defines the writer as a Fundamentalist, not someone with whom not all Christians except those on the far right, nor I, would be philosophically aligned. But, very well, I will play by his rule for a moment, and see where such a literal approach will lead us, start with the account of creation in the Book of Genesis itself. Quote:

Genesis 1:25
“… And God made the beasts of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:26
“And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image after our likeness: Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 1:27
“So God created man in his own image, and the image of God created him, male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:28
“And God blessed them and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth…

Genesis 2:5
“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground.

Genesis 2:6
“But there went up a mist from the Earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

Genesis 2:7
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostril the breath of life: and man became a living soul…

Genesis 2:18
“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet (sic) for him…

Genesis 2:21
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

Genesis 2:22
“And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man made he a woman and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:23
“And Adam said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called ‘Woman’, because she was taken out of man.

Genesis 2:24
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh…

Genesis 4:1
“And Adam knew Eve, his wife: and she conceived and bear Cain, and said, ‘I have gotten a man from the Lord.

Genesis 4:2
“And she again bear his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 4:16
“And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the Land of Nod on the East of Eden.

Genesis 4:17
“And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bear Enoch, and he builded a city, called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch…”

Now, questions:

1. Why does a monotheistic god refer to itself in the plural “us” in Gen. 1:26?

2. What does “subdue the earth” mean?

3. Does the Christian Fundamentalist really believe that “the first woman” was made out of a rib of “the first man”?

4. If the Land of Nod lay beyond “the presence of the Lord”, was “the Lord” then not omnipresent?

5. Did Adam and Eve have navels?

6. Where did Cain’s wife come from?

I really want to know, because all Americans may be ruled by one such person after the November election.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org

Behind Blue Eyes


At this time within the AR movement is a large Chinese-bashing subculture going on, which runs rampant, unmoderated and uncontrolled, mostly by the West against “the Chinese” for eating cats and dogs. This bashing often reaches crescendos of hatred rivalled only by the hatred against the Jews in the 1930s and 1940s. The purpose of this piece is to show how ludicrously and ridiculously illogical this subculture is.

First, a disclaimer: I am a vegan, i.e. I do not ingest any meat, dairy products or eggs. This said, I have the license to critique the eating of meat of any kind, be it the meat of cows, pigs, chickens, whales, dolphins, fish, deer, dogs or cat.

Since I do not eat meat, of course I object to the eating of cat meat and dog meat. But do I see the eating of cow meat and pig meat and chicken meat or deer meat to be any better? Absolutely not! Eating of any meat of any species by a species that has the choice to go vegan but by and large does not is morally wrong, regardless of culture, pure and simple.

I see it as the height of arrogance and hypocrisy for a culture over 95% of whose population eat beef, pork, chicken and deer to bash another culture less than 1% of whose population eat dogs or cats.

Here is the math:

In USA:
8.7 BILLION chickens
33.3 million cattle
246 million turkeys
2.2 million sheep and lambs
113.6 million hogs
and 10 million deer
are killed every year for meat.

In Asia:
16 million dogs
4 million cats
are killed for meat every year.

In China:
8 million dogs
2 million cats

We are talking 300 million Americans eating 10 BILLION chickens, cows, pigs and deer versus 1400 million Chinese eating 10 million cats and dogs.

We are talking about each American eating on average 33 animals (chickens, cows, pigs, deer) per year versus each Chinese eating 0.008 cats/dogs per year. And the former is bashing the latter for being evil.

Of course the Chinese also eat beef, pork and chicken, though no venison, but even factoring this in, it is far far less per capita that in the U.S.A. or Canada.

So, bash on, but be ashamed, very ashamed, and mark the saying, “Every time you point one finger, you point 3 at yourself.”

http://youtu.be/0Ma-Oi6cYJw

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.HOPE-CARE.org
http://www.facebook.com/Anthony.Marr.001
http://www.facebook.com/Global_Anti-Hunting_Coalition
http://www.myspace.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.youtube.com/AnthonyMarr
http://www.HomoSapiensSaveYourEarth.blogspot.com
http://www.DearHomoSapiens.blogspot.com
http://www.HOPE-GEO.blogspot.com
http://www.ARConference.org