With the recent tragic death of “NAKAWA” The Last King of Liuwa Plain National Park, it made me want to go back to the very beginning and watch the FULL DOCUMENTARY OF LADY LIUWA (THE LAST LIONESS).
Although we know how unique, how brave and how beautiful this Lady is, we forget just how special she really is….
A LIONESS WHO LOST ALL HER SPECIES BY HUMANS~BUT YET TURNED TO HUMANS FOR COMPANIONSHIP.
To Watch Lady Liuwa A wild lioness display her loneliness and her need for companionship the way she did is a Story so remarkable on it’s own. Making her the Beautiful Lady Liuwa that we have come to know today.
Her life with so much tragedy starting from the beginning of her JOURNEY , to the first failed attempt of relocating the First Male for her after over 5 years, to the second successful attempt of TWO…
View original post 253 more words
Contact Fish & Wildlife Services in support of red wolf recovery:
Consider contacting Fish and Wildlife Services in support of wolf reintroduction in North Carolina. They have extended the public comment period which may directly affect whether they decide to end the program and send the remainder of wolves left into captivity.
Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Wolves: A Future In Doubt
Hank and Betty seem like they’re in a pretty good mood today. It’s stopped raining, and the sun is poised to peak out between the loblolly pines that surround their den. And their caretaker, Kim Wheeler, has brought them a snack.
As the director of the Red Wolf Coalition, Wheeler cares for these two captive red wolves at their enclosure just south of Columbia. She often brings groups…
View original post 895 more words
“If Dumb and Dumber had kids, this boy would be their prodigal son!”
There’s an age old adage that says, “Even a fool is considered a wise man, until he speaks” or in this situation, writes; and in the case of freshman New York Times reporter David Philipps it couldn’t be more crystal clear than just that!!
You remember ole ‘wet behind the ears’ Philipps when two years ago he slithered onto the horse slaughter scene by publishing a story in ProPublica on Tom Davis who just happened to casually buy 1,700 wild mustangs from our own lovely Bureau of Land (Mis)Management and then just kind of lost…
View original post 865 more words
We do not usually publish OpEd pieces on our website. However the “hub bub” over a recent article by journalist Dave Phillips in the NYTimes has spurred a huge outcry in social media by wild horse advocates. We did send this to the Times (and they will not publish if a piece is published elsewhere). However we are feeling a bit of pressure from the “instant” media we now all seem to prescribe to in our daily lives to respond to YOUR need for a response. Here is what we sent to the NYTimes:
Thank you Dave Phillips
In a recent article in the NYTimes (September 30, 2014) journalist Dave Phillips, a Pulitzer prize nominee, wrote an article “As Wild Horses Overrun the West, Ranchers Fear Land Will Be Gobbled Up.” The…
View original post 929 more words
This corn bread is eggless and gluten free which is moist, tender and flavoured with little pieces of sundried tomatoes, jalapenos and spring onions. You can certainly use vegetables of your choice and cheese. This is savoured bread which can be served with soup or smothered with guacamole.
I served this with white bean chilli soup (link)
Yields: 6-8 servings
Preparation time: 15minutes
Baking time: 20-25minutes
View original post 195 more words
View original post 227 more words
The West Orange Township Council in NJ passed an ordinance at a meeting this month prohibiting residents from feeding all wildlife, including friendly outdoor cats who of course are not wildlife but shut up:
The matter was brought before the council at the behest of Theresa De Nova, the township’s health officer, whose office has been inundated with complaints regarding the number of feral and stray cats roaming through neighborhoods. Though both feral and stray cats are homeless felines, there is a significant difference between the two: Stray cats are socialized to people while feral cats are not. Under the new ordinance, residents are not allowed to feed either kind.
Ms. DeNova can now threaten cat feeders with court and fines, which she seems very excited about. Most residents do not share her enthusiasm:
But the majority of people in attendance were opposed to the ordinance, at times calling…
View original post 203 more words
Following on the good news of multiple arrests of elephant poachers in Mozambique, Indonesia is now cracking down on people who traffick illegally in manta ray parts. It’s very encouraging to see this kind of enforcement from developing nations that have experienced some of the most dramatic wildlife losses ever.
Here’s the press release from the Wildlife Conservation Society:
NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia, home to the largest shark fisheries on earth.
Between August 22nd and September 26th, 2014, the team of officials, led by Pantja Waluyo Prasetyanto of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, arrested four traders of CITES-listed sharks and rays products, assisted by…
View original post 1,033 more words
For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing, and stomping on and slowly crushing animals—from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless. Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who torture and kill puppies, rabbits, and other animals.
Today, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (US$198,000) each for their part in making the videos.
This huge victory began with a single compassionate person…
View original post 160 more words
URGENT!! PLEASE WATCH! THIS GOES UP FOR A VOTE TOMORROW! PLEASE HELP FREE OUR MARINE!
Please watch this 6 minute video and pass it on. We don’t have much time left. Andrew needs to get home, he suffers from PTSD and has been in Mexican custody since March 31. End his role as a political pawn.
‘We’re drawing direct lines from human nutrient inputs to the reef ecosystem, and how it affects wildlife’
FRISCO — What goes on your lawn and garden doesn’t stay there — and that’s bad news for sea turtles in Hawaii, Duke University biologists said this week, explaining that pollution from urban areas and farms is causing often-deadly tumors in the endangered animals.
A new study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals’ eyes, flippers and internal organs.
View original post 448 more words