Protesting Yulin, China – 2017

Protesting Yulin, China – 2017

This Festival Must Be Banned

Protesting Yulin, China – 2017 – Sadly another Yulin dog and cat eating festival is just about to begin. Animals will be systematically tortured, boiled, skinned and cooked alive. We do not live in a civilized world and China is not the only culprit in the global holocaust against animals. As you protest against Yulin you may want to question your own contribution to animal exploitation and cruelty. 

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The Elephant And The Rhino

The Elephant and The Rhino

Please Support This Important Campaign

The Elephant And The Rhino – This Poem Is My Contribution To The Campaign Started By Donalea Patman – Breaking The Brand and Fiona Gordon to Ban The Australian Trade In Elephant Ivory And Rhino Horn. We can all do something – so please get involved and follow the campaign on Facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/NoDomesticTrade/ – and do your part!

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Ban The Australian Trade In Elephant Ivory And Rhino Horn

Ban The Australian Trade In Elephant Ivory And Rhino Horn

People Make All The Difference And You Can Help

Ban The Australian Trade In Elephant Ivory And Rhino Horn – Please join Donalea Patman, Breaking The Brand and Fiona Gordon and support their campaign to end the domestic trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in Australia. Some people are talkers and others are doers – some are both, but they still need your help. Please go to their facebook page below and do your part.

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Please Help Rosana Ng Help The Elephants

Please Help Rosana Ng Help The Elephants

This Takes No Time At All And Is Critically Important

Please Help Rosana Ng Help The Elephants – Rosana Ng is a wonderful, committed animal activist and she needs our help. Please read the text below and follow the directions. If you copy and paste it is NOT counted. Just write a short sentence and include points 1 – 2 – 3 and send it to the e-mail address and contact person provided. People are always saying “I’m just one person and I can’t make a difference” – well, yes you can. Thank you for your help! This must be done by June 5, 2017.

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Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda

Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda

Make NO Mistake – CACH Is Committed To The Lions

Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda – After a knee jerk reaction to the Captive Carnivore working group exploded on social media, Chris Mercer has written a thoughtful reply to the criticism. I urge you to read it and remain open minded. Think carefully about the South African Government who claims that – “compassion for animals is un-African.”
 
The response on social media to the inaugural meeting of our Captive Carnivore working group has been mostly condemnatory and often downright abusive. The main theme of the criticism is that cub petting and lion farming should be banned and anything less than that amounts to a betrayal of the lions.

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Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten

Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten 

The Cub Petting Industry
 
Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten – At the start of the year Chris Mercer of CACH – Campaign Against Canned Hunting – a devoted and long time advocate for lions, met with a number of people to see if inroads might be made in the lion breeding and cub petting industry, through regulations. Make no mistake, this is a very lucrative business – with a “victim” – the cub. The group was named – Captive Carnivores Working Group. Chris was soundly criticized for this initiative. It appears that we are living in an “all or nothing” world. Things have not changed at CACH – their wish is for an entire ban on cub petting and canned lion hunting. In rush to judgement, this point may have been missed. Keeping an open mind might be a good idea. Small steps towards a goal, even if not ideal, are better than no steps!
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The Lions

The Lions

The Lions – once again, brilliant wildlife photographer, Fred von Winckelmann has generously allowed me to share his stunning photographs. The sole purpose of this post is to highlight the beauty of the African lions, and to acknowledge their fragile tenure in the world. Estimates vary, but there may be as few as twenty to thirty thousand lions remaining in the wild. We, global citizens, must do everything we can to ensure that they continue to thrive on the vast, open lands where their ancestors left footprints in the sand. We owe them nothing less that our ceaseless efforts to protect them.

FRED 2

Thank you, Fred.

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