A human subspecies which smile at blood pouring out of a glorious creature, or another mutated human sub species that carries all the traits of the above however also has the added element of being nihilistic. They believe in nothing.
We see hunters dragging dead carcass’s of beautiful innocent seals across Canadian ice, we see incredibly sick individuals both male and female travelling to Sth Africa to murder an endangered creature “legally” in a canned hunting venue and we know the leader of that country says thats ok…. we see the cut off faces of the intelligent Elephants, animals locked in shockingly inhumane cages for “entertainment”, creatures being murdered for known fake medicines or their fur cut off their bodies for vanity and status etc etc etc.
I despair sometimes.
Its clear to me what has to be done. Create multiple groups of anti poachers everywhere, like an Army of animal protectors as well trained as the military, with the ability to live under harsh circumstances, and dedicated to protect the last of the creatures. I dont see much else stopping the slaughter.
Below is a picture of a glorious tiger, slaughtered by poachers, and then his carcass burnt. Its a horrifying picture isnt it….. this beautiful beast reduced to this at human hands. :’(
Its enough to break some…
But, the secret that I have found to continuing to go on, in the midst of all this horrifying slaughter, is to work from the standpoint of love. What I mean by that is that to love these creatures enough that you will go on, you will continue, you will not be broken by the evil inflicted on them, because of your love for them.
Love is our most powerful weapon.
Use it well
Choose what is going to define you in your life, and
Never Give Up xo
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Dear China – by Sybelle Foxcroft (Cee4life)
January 3, 2012 at 6:47 am (World)
Ive been wanting to write to you for a long long time, but always thought that my letters would not reach you or get to the right people. But there is some things that have been on my mind for a while and I decided to give it another go and write to you.
I have great concern and a number of questions about animals, not only the animals in your country, but the animals in other countries. The concerns I have is about your menu in resturants, the selection of meat that you feel the need to consume, the treatment of animals, and animals in general.
You may not wish to answer me, but you should. The reason why you should answer is because these are questions and facts that possibly over half of the world would like to know the answers to.
Before I ask you these questions, I would like to outline a few chinese historical and cultural subjects ie: your beliefs, your culture, and your moral ground.
But of course with all civilisations and generations of human beings, time moves forward and we learn and grow. Sometimes we learn that things we did years ago were wrong or outdated. For instance I am pretty sure that you know that your inventions such as the shaddow clocks and the abacas used for mathematical and astronomical observations are obviously outdated in this modern age. The shaddow clock has become a decorative item used in gardens and a watch worn to tell the time on our wrist, an abacus is now a calculator, and astronomical observations is done via powerful computer technology and instruments such as the Hubble Telescope.
So things change, and although these above mentioned items were great accomplishments at the time and part of your cultural evolution, they are outdated and are part of history. And lets face it, in this day and age they are items which you wouldnt choose to use unless you had to.
I would just like you to clarify a few things for me.
Its come to the worlds attention, that China, in particular, seems to have an appetite for any creature on the planet. This includes your procurement of critically endangered species from other countries, usually through the wildlife trade, or some other type of black market operation.
The reason I know these facts are true is because of education.
Education is a wonderful thing. Not only does it teach us maths and languages, it also teaches us about our earth and environment.
I had a look at the Chinese education system and ciriculum and became aware that you do actually teach about plant and animal species and conservation. But there must be some sort of breakdown in communication because China is now at the forefront of open animal abuse and the extinction of species via the black market for things like status, eliteness, and Traditional Chinese Medicines.
Going back to your historical and cultural background, Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is based on ancient Daoist philosophical and religious conceptions of balance and opposites, ie:yin and yang, and other metaphysical belief systems. TCM includes herbs,minerals, acupuncture, tuina massage therapy, dietary therapy and animal & human body part use.
Which brings me to my first question.
As with all other Chinese historical and cultural science & technology, you moved forward once you found better ways to do things, once a newer technique was found. The older designs were disguarded and classed as outdated science and technology, no longer relevant in an evolving society.
Please tell me,(and the world), why have you chosen to stagnate with Chinese Traditional Medicines (TCM)?
It is a known fact that TCM animal body part use was based not on the anatomical study of the human body, but was based on the astrological calculations and complex associations with gods.
Historically and culturally TCM animal body part remedies came from the identification of an animal behaviour or body part which was then applied to the corresponding human part and/or behavior. These theorised remedies were then sold to people to help or cure by applying the animal predispositions corresponding to human dispositions. Basically it was all made up via myths and legends.
As civilisation moved forward, so did the advanced knowledge of scientific medicines. For many years, it has been known, world wide, that TCM animal body part use is soley based on theory with very few, if any, of the medical claims curing or helping any ailment. Over the years scientific medicines have been created to treat diseases and ailments which are by far more advanced than what TCM animal body part use theoretically offered.
The Rhinoceros Horn – TCM states that Rhino horn is used as an ‘anti-fever’ remedy, and some use it as beauty tonic. Science has proven the Rhino horn is only keratin, just like our hair and finger nails. And science has proven keratin has no anti fever or beauty tonic qualities. So why havent you advanced in this outdated theorised medicinal use of the Rhino? It doesnt do anything for a human being. Is it pride? arrogance? Whatever your theoretical or more mythical reasons are China, your continued use of the Rhino horn, and these ancient outdated beliefs are driving the Rhino to extinction. Arent you embarrassed? Ashamed? If you want keratin, I am sure the people who actually live in the countries where the Rhino is would gladly begin giving you their fingernail and toenail cuttings if you would only get out of their backyard and leave their Rhino alone. Actually, I think people all over the world would give you their hair and nail clippings. Problem solved!
Not only is it foolish to continue to state inaccurate medicinal uses of the Rhino horn, but it is also a vile act where you are allowing the black market corruption to flourish in your own country, while other countries are suffering the infiltration of warlord type personalities, desicrating their beloved species.
Your continued cultural medicinal theorised significance of the Tiger in TCM, is not only false and based on nothing but heresay, (sorry, outdated cultural & historical & mythical medicine) but you have successfully hunted your own tiger sub-species (Sth Chinese Tiger) to extinction and you now procure off other countries species again, in this case the Tiger. Knowing that you think of the tiger as a walking drug store, I would love to sit down and discuss/disprove all of these theorised things. So I will address one of the nastier TCM claims – Tiger penis soup – used for increasing virility. This came about because someone in history saw the tiger mating numerous times per day and thought that by cutting the tigers penis off, making it into a soup and drinking it, it would correspond to a human penis and make them virile. What you didnt know, but do now, is that the tiger mates rarely, maybe once or twice per year, depending on a few factors. But at the time, mating occurs repeatedly. But the tiger penis is nothing but another organ of meat. So basically your TCM tiger penis soup is a meat soup which may contain a bit of iron. I am sure male TCM penis soup users will be horrified to know not only does it do nothing for them, but even if the benefits were true, and staying true to your anatomical mythical beliefs, it would only be for men who want to mate once or twice a year….
Modern medical science has produced medicines which aid impotence in men. In addition your own TCM herbal remedies such as Ginseng, Horny Goat Weed actually do more for virility than a meat soup. And of course viagra has hit the market.
China there is not 100 000 tigers running around in the wild, there is only a possible estimated 3000 tigers in the wild, from Russia to Sumatra. Your belief in your cultural rights and your stubborn inability to act and stop the slaughter of this species is the reason the tiger is spiralling to extinction in the wild.
Anyway, lets put logic aside.
Can you explain to me why China needs to procure off other countries species?
Its pretty rude, and its not like it is going un noticed…. What would you do if the Panda suddenly became a source of food for another country other than China & war lords were killing the last remaining Panda’s? Just something for you to think about.
What about Bear Bile? What are you thinking? Moon bears and Asiatic Black Bears seem to be your bear of choice. Yes the bear has higher ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), however your herbal plants coptis and rubarb are great alternatives, and even many of your own Chinese doctors refuse to use bear bile.
Snake Oil – this is puzzling. Snake Oil is used for maladies, however no replicated studies has proven any benefits of it for joint pain. Why arent you phasing out snake oil and promoting your very own balms made of plants that actually are proven to work?
Culture, history? or is it something else?.
Look, I could go on forever about the vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered species that you want to use in theoretical, outdated, disproven medicines but I want to ask you about your menu.
Shark fin soup – this has got to one of the biggest scams yet. China you have promoted shark soup as an ‘elite’ soup, as soup of ‘status’ and because you did that, the massive indiscrimanent slaughter of millions of sharks have brought some species to the brink of extinction. Its not elite or carries status. Try some mushroom soup or asparagus, very elite and served for Kings and Queens, and if Im not mistaken Emperors too. The truth is, shark fins are only used for the texture of the soup, not the taste. The texture can be replicated with cornstarch, and the taste comes from other ingredients. Please stop this.
I am wondering why you put the Masked Palm Civet on the menu? I would just like to inform you that the palm civet is a known carrier of SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) which the WHO (World Health Organisation) informed you of prior to you placing it on menu’s. Do the Chinese people even know about this? I have a piece of useful information for you, your chinese citizens would know alot more if you would stop firewalling and blocking this sort of information.
Hippopotamus – what was Beijing Zoo thinking by putting the webbed toes of the Hippoptamus on the menu, along with most of the other zoo animals there. Its not really a tourist draw card.
And up in Wenzhou, the serving of rare Pangolins, Black Swans, & Bharal in resturants. Another example of false TCM and your seemingly strange obsession with keratin. The Pangolin is considered a delicacy and TCM use of their scales said to reduce swelling and help breast feeding etc. Pangolin scales are keratin. You know this, stop it!
Flying squirrel faeces - I havent got much to say about this but I just want to let you know that it is scientifically proven that Flying squirrel faeces is directly linked to Typhus fever. A horrible disease.
Also, you might want to rethink your Chinese astrological charts and the reasons why these animals were chosen. Let me explain this. Eg: The tiger is linked in your historical and cultural past as likening emperors and great people to it. Words like valiant, respected, mighty, and strong are used, but you are destroying and extinguishing your own legend with your insatiable appetite. You might want to choose some additional species for your zodiac pretty soon because you are annilhilating a number of them off the face of the earth.
I just want to remind you that you are a signatory of the CITES agreement since 08/01/1981. Does that hold any type of significance to you? Because it doesnt look like it does. Your words indicated to the world that you would abide by the protection of species, however your actions speak the opposite. I apologise now if I am wrong but your track record is shameful.
For a country which has made major advances, you are failing and betraying the very planet that you need, to survive. Your Panda breeding program is brilliant, however do not think for one moment that this allows or entitles you to mindless annilhilation of any other species, in the name of cultural historical rights.
What will you do when the last Tiger or Rhino or Pangolin etc is gone? Well, when it comes to the Tiger, the horrible thing is that I can actually answer that already. The Lion has begun to replace the Tiger in TCM, particularly wines. And you have begun to do this because of what? The tigers are still here, for now. Do you see the end in sight for the tigers? Do you already know that you wont stop the killing? Will you not stop the false Great Cat TCM use?
China, you have alienated yourself across the world and youre seen by many as a giant vaccum sucking up the worlds natural resources, inflicting brutalities upon our earths creatures and a destructor of species.
But, you can stop this growing perception of China, you only have to say the magic word, Stop, and then do the most vitally important thing in your nations history, to truely act on it and Stop. I can guarantee that if you did it would show a little long sort after leadership.
I do look forward to a response from you and any clarification of my thought, questions, etc, and I would be more than happy to sit down and discuss these issues with you.
I know that you feel you are a mighty country and that you do not feel that you need to answer to anyone, and I am just one, possibly meaningless, person to you. But your countries integrity is crumbling to dust because you have disrespected species from virtually every country in the world and whether you like it or not, you are the cause of the extinction of numerous revered creatures.
You do not have the right to this systematic genocide of species, you never did.
Conservation and Environmental Education 4 Life (Australia)
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TNN | Feb 8, 2013, 10.42 PM IST
A female leopard was caged when it entered with its cubs a private farm in Sarkadiya village of Maliya-Hatina taluka of Junagadh on February 6. The wild cat was sent to Sasan animal care centre. However, the leopard cubs had gone missing from the spot. They were spotted inside a cave on the outskirts of the village on Thursday evening. The cubs have now been reunited with their mother at Sasan animal care centre, sources said.
-”hope is that the veterinary treatment will help Kofafeth recover and therefore go back to preying on antelope rather than livestock, and
that she will live to produce another litter of cubs”
What important part they left out is how the 3 people behaved before the leopard attacked. They didn’t hide and call for professional assistance, but they instead cornered and hit the leopard with many people. These people are injured, the leopard is dead…another leopard. And why hang in the tree? Are you proud of killing this amazing animal? Is it your trophy? ;-(
- Helpless lions take cover as group – including children – hurl snow at them
- Attack ‘launched by young man who laughed as he pelted animals‘
- Other animals at the zoo in Hangzhou, eastern China, were also targeted
By Sam Adams
PUBLISHED: 16:18 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:18 GMT, 10 January 2013
Throwing snowballs at lions does not sound the safest – or kindest – way to enjoy yourself.
But when the animals are contained in a zoo enclosure and you are firing down on them from behind a safety barrier – it is a little easier to be brave.
The attack was reportedly launched by one young man, who began to take aim at the big cats with a barrage of snow and ice.
The attack clearly frightened the helpless animals, with the lioness swiftly taking cover under a wooden plank.
The male line used a tree trunk as cover, with both eyes fixed on the visitors, as the missiles rained into the enclosure, ChinaSmack.com reports.
The man apparently laughed as he hurled the snow, with a group of other visitors, including a number of children, also starting to take aim at the lions.
Glare: The two lions look furious as they continued to be targeted (left) while the lion later took a direct hit to his head (right)
One of them used large chunks of snow and threw them down with all of his strength, according to the website.
The frightened lions took shelter together in the corner of their pen as they tried to escape the new onslaught. The male lion roared in anger at his tormentors as they began to stroll away.
Sadly the lions were not the only animals to be pelted with snow, with some of the crowd also pelting the zoo’s alpacas, monkeys, a giraffe, a tiger and other creatures.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260253/Getting-roar-deal-Angry-lions-sitting-ducks-pelted-snowballs-laughing-crowd-Chinese-zoo.html#ixzz2Hij61XGR
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By Pinak Priya Bhattacharya, TNN | Dec 23, 2012, 06.24 AM IST
JALPAIGURI: An adult female leopard that had strayed out of the forest was lynched by villagers barely 10 km from Jalpaiguri town on Saturday afternoon. The villagers killed the animal with bamboo staffs and other weapons even as helpless foresters stood watching, vastly outnumbered by the incensed mob.
The incident took place at Premganj village under Paharpur panchayat. The leopard was spotted first around 9.30am by brothers Amal and Bimal Mondol who had crossed the Teesta, which flows by the village, to go to their agricultural field. The animal was lying on the bank.
Before they could realize that it was a leopard, the big cat pounced on them and left them injured.
The leopard had probably taken shelter in a nearby tea garden, said foresters. The bushes in the garden provide natural cover for these animals which often treat the drains as their hiding place, especially when the females are about to give birth. The heap of leaves in the drains act as natural cushion for the big cats and this attracts the animals to the gardens.
Amal and Bimal, though injured, managed to row get back to their boat and row back to their village and were rushed to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital where they are undergoing treatment. But the incident triggered panic among the villagers.
As soon as foresters were informed, they arrived with the wildlife squad and tranquillisers. They crossed the river, in a boat and spotted the leopard on the other side, and even darted it once. But the leopard attacked the foresters, too, leaving two of them injured.
Taking no further risk, the boatman turned the boat around. But the leopard leapt at the boat and clung on to a rope hanging from the boat and dashed into the village That way, it reached the other side of the river and as soon as the boat got close to the shore, it dashed into the village. By then, the villagers had armed themselves with lathis and bamboo staffs. They chased the frightened animal, surrounded it and beat it to death, . The animal was already drowsy due to the effects of the sedative and could not escape the villagers. The villagers lynched it right in front of foresters.
“We could do nothing as the villagers were baying for the animal’s blood. We were far outnumbered by them,” said a senior forest official.
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Forest officials said the cubs appeared at a human habitation at Khoragarh village creating panic among the locals.
”Our team rushed to the spot to rescue the cubs, but they were killed before we reach the spot,” said forest range officer (Sivasagar) Praneswar Das.
He added, ”On seeing the cubs, the villagers equipped with lathis and other weapons came out in large numbers and attacked the cubs. The cubs succumbed to their injuries after battling for their lives for about half-an-hour.”
He said a female leopard and her two cubs had taken shelter at Kalugaon and created panic among locals for the last one week. Villagers alleged that the mother of the cubs attacked some cattle in the area.
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