MP Don Davies goes to bat for the animals

In the fall session of Parliament, Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies will file a petition on behalf of the ADAV (Animal Defense & Anti-Vivisection Society of BC), calling for an end to the two most invasive categories of experimentation, which can include severe pain to unanaesthetized, conscious animals.

Please sign the petition below and share it widely so we can show the government how strongly the public feels about this issue. More than 3.7 million animals suffer unendurable pain at the hands of Canadian researchers every year – and this is just in taxpayer-funded work; private labs have no obligation to report their numbers.


13-year-old invents a Tesla-inspired free energy device

by Terence Newton

Inspired by geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things. In fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it.

“As cheesy as this sounds, from day one on this planet I knew I was put here for a reason,” says Max. “And that reason is to invent, to bring the future.”

Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explained the free energy device he made in his parents’ boiler room turned laboratory.

His invention looks somewhat reminiscent of Tesla coil and operates on some of the same principles described by the electric visionary. The device is rather simple, harvesting electromagnetic energy from the atmosphere, then converting it to direct current, which can be used to power electrical devices.

What’s even more incredible is that Max built his free energy device out of materials he purchased for less than $15. That’s right; for the price of an average lunch, it appears that anyone can have access to free energy. He created an electro magnetic harvester out of a coffee can, some wire, two coils and a spoon.

In a demonstration with KTVN, Max used current created by the machine to power a strip of LED lights he had wrapped around his twin brother, astonishing both his own family and the visiting news crew.

Max’s achievement is impressive, to say the least, and the fact that works of Nikola Tesla are now inspiring the next generation of inventors is quite inspiring, although one has to wonder why Tesla’s ideas have taken some 75 years to reach the mainstream.

This article (This 13-Year-Old Invented a Tesla-Inspired Free Energy Device for $14) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Terence Newton and

Organic agriculture combats the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Choosing organic is the best choice consumers can make to combat antibiotic resistance and protect themselves from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a review paper from The Organic Center concludes.

Overuse of antibiotics in conventional livestock production has been implicated as an important contributor to antibiotic resistance. Research demonstrates that livestock produced without the use of antibiotics – as in organic agriculture – is an important part of the solution.

Of particular concern in conventional agriculture is the routine use of antibiotics, not only to treat infections but to increase the growth and feed efficiency of animals and as a prophylactic agent. Organic livestock, in contrast to conventional, are raised without the use of antibiotics, which are prohibited by federal organic regulations unless medically necessary. Animal health is one of the tenets of organic. If necessary, a sick animal on an organic farm must be treated, but then removed from the herd, and its products – such as meat or milk – may not be sold as organic.

In conventional agriculture, livestock manure disposal is one of the biggest ways antibiotic residues and resistant bacteria enter the environment.

“Organic livestock production, which prohibits the use of antibiotics for growth promotion or prophylactic purposes, provides a compelling example of successful, profitable operations and demonstrates the ability of livestock farms to operate without substantial antibiotic use. Organic provides a model for how agriculture can contribute to a solution,” says Dr. Jessica Shade, director of Science Programs for The Organic Center, who is a co-author of the review with her colleague Dr. Tracy Misiewicz.

The paper looks closely at the role of antibiotic use in conventional agricultural livestock production. It covers the mechanisms by which resistance develops in bacteria, the role that modern-day agricultural practices play in exacerbating the problem, and how organic agriculture provides a simple and effective means to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to protect the health of consumers.

“Because organic production methods are available to all farmers, they can be incorporated into any livestock operation to combat resistant bacteria,” Dr. Shade says.

The full report is available for download at

Source: Organic Trade Association,

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