Thursday, February 27, 2014

It is certainly not lions and wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us, creatures that, I swear, Nature appears to have produced for the sake of their beauty and grace. But nothing abashed us, not the flower-like like tinting of the flesh, not the persuasiveness of the harmonious voice, not the cleanliness of their habits or the unusual intelligence that may be found in the poor wretches. No, for the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life to which they are entitled by birth and being. ~Plutarch

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cows are feeling, loving, curious and fun loving. Please don't eat them! Go Vegan

"We need to abolish all zoos", says Britain most famous zoo owner Damian Aspinall

Damien Aspinall wants to see the phasing
out of zoos in the next 20-30 years
"We need to abolish all zoos," says Britain’s most famous zoo owner Damian Aspinall
Damian Aspinall wants his own industry phased out over the next 20-30 years, saying it was wrong to keep sentient creatures as lifelong “prisoners without parole”.
He said: “We’ve played God once when we took animals out of the forest for zoos, so surely we can play God again and try to get some of these animals home.”
Some 80 per cent of zoo animals are not in any sense endangered, he argued, adding they were either hybrid creatures with no conservation value, or on the contraceptive pill to stop them breeding and thereby pushing up costs.
Mr Aspinall, 53, said the millions of pounds spent on new enclosures could be better used breeding endangered species for a return to the wild.
It is a policy he has successfully followed at his Port Lympne and Howletts wild animal parks in Kent where he says “animals come first”.
A decision to rent out nearby land to two music festivals at Port Lympne, as reported in the Sunday Express last year, was a “mistake”, he added.
The Aspinall Foundation, founded by his late father John, the famous casino tycoon and close friend of Lord Lucan, has just returned nine gorillas to the jungle in The Gabon, a moment he described as “beautiful”. 
“They just walked into the forest and started exploring,” he said.
“If you’re a true conservationist and you truly believe in nature, the ultimate goal is you don’t need zoos.
“They always throw education back at you though, but that’s total and utter nonsense.
Monkeys at the Aspinall Foundation
“In the next 20-30 years, it would be a lovely goal to see zoos phased out or if they’re not, to see them truly doing what I believe is true conservation work.
“What I mean by that is that they only keep truly endangered animals.
“Zoos are stuck in a trap because they need to get the public in because otherwise they will go bust.

 “And the only way they can get the public in is because the public is simply addicted to animal shows: they demand to see animals on display.
“But truthfully, if zoos did what was best for the animals, not what’s best for the public, they would be very different places.

“I absolutely feel sick in my stomach that zoos do animal shows.“I come from a point of view where no animal should be here to entertain us. 
“We’re supposed to be the intelligent species: surely we’re above having animals entertain our children.
“What we’re doing is culturalising our children to say it’s OK that man is the dominant species. “It’s just wrong. We need to de-culturalise the public and phase zoos out.
“There’s role for Government in this.” 
However, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums said its members already carry out “significant” conservation work in the wild.

“Captive populations can be used as advocates for conservation and environmental issues by raising awareness, and could one day be returned to their natural habitat, should this be appropriate,” 

Damian Aspinall wants money spent on enclosures reinvested in endangered species breeding programs

Wednesday, February 12, 2014



Meet Tinni (the dog on the left) and Sniffer (the fox on the right). 
They are truly the BEST FRIENDS who live together in the Norwegian Forest. 

Photographer Torgeir Berge is Tinni’s guardian and has watched the development of his dog’s incredible relationship with this wild fox.
Torgeir and his writing partner Berit Helberg are planning on publishing a book for children and adults full of fairy tales and Berge’s beautiful photos. 
These two must have been destined for friendship!
The author and the photographer agree that some of the proceeds of the book will be donated to an organization that combats fur practices that harm animals like Sniffer.
As Helberg writes, “in this way we can be the voice of the animals.”
One thing is abundantly clear: Sniffer and Tinni LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH.
They love to play.

And they love to rest.

They could talk for hours.

They have similar interests (traipsing, jumping, stick carrying, hanging out with each other).

Berge explains that while Tinni and Sniffer might seem like an unlikely duo, they are actually very much the same. 

And anyone who looks at these pictures can see the affection and understanding that they share.

If only humans could all be as kind and accepting as this pair.

Love is love.

And when you’re the best of friends, the rest of the world stands still.

Save Tiger From Torture and Execution I've seen caged leopards set on fire

Maybe people who live in villages and cannot afford to have children should stop reproducing: India’s wild tigers are considered endangered because of rampant poaching and shrinking habitat as India undergoes breakneck development to accommodate the staggering growth of its 1.2 billion people.

Here is a list of local Org's in India. Go to their facebook page and leave a comment, asking them to relocate the tiger before it's too late. We have only hours/days left.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kid Rock is a POS