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Whoooosh-Thwack! Whooooosh-Thwack!

ABOUT ELEPHANTS

photograph by Cheryl Merrill photograph by Cheryl Merrill

A selection from my book in progress:

As she walks, Morula’s ears slap flatly against her shoulders, Whoooosh, thwack . . . Whoooosh, thwack . . . Whooosh, thwack . . . Elephant air-conditioning.

Morula produces enough heat to warm a small house. She is also pachy-dermed, thick-skinned. Some of her blood vessels are as deep as one-and-a-half inches under her skin’s surface. Since she doesn’t have sweat glands, her ears act like giant heat exchangers, regulating her body temperature. As air moves over the huge network of swollen arteries covering each ear, Morula’s blood cools as much as nine degrees before it returns to her body. When spread open, her ears increase her body size by roughly twenty square feet, a huge area for the process of thermoregulation.

Whooosh, thwack . . . Whooosh, thwack . . . Whooosh, thwack . . .

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Poaching Kingpin in America

Fight for Rhinos

Notorious rhino poaching ringleader Dawie Groenewald along with his brother Janneman Groenewald have been indicted in the U.S. on multiple charges surrounding rhino poaching.

Charges

The men have been charged with “conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns”.

Dawie, with his wife in Musina court. Photo: Brendan Croft Dawie, with his wife in Musina court. Photo: Brendan Croft

Dawie used his safari company, Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris to conduct the hunts.

According to the 18-count indictment, from 2005 to 2010, the Groenewald brothers travelled throughout the United States to attend hunting conventions and gun shows where they sold outfitting services and accommodations to American hunters to be conducted at their ranch in Mussina, South Africa. During the time Janneman lived in Alabama, where Out of Africa maintained bank accounts, and is accused of money laundering and structuring deposits to avoid federal reporting requirements. -US Department…

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App Against Animal Abuse

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

Photo: ALDF Photo: ALDF

Technology is advancing fast. Here is an example where it can be put to good use:

Report Cruelty from your Mobile PhoneEvery day, animal neglect goes ignored and unreported — but you don’t have to let it! Our new LiveSafe app allows you to submit a detailed report of suspected cruelty or neglect and will automatically route your photo, video, or text-based report to the authorities. Watch the video to find out more, and to install the app!

Tell your friends and family about ALDF’s LiveSafe app by sharing our announcement on Facebook. You can also retweet this message to tell your followersabout ALDF’s LiveSafe app!

Help the Animal Legal Defense Fund win the case against cruelty. Download LiveSafe today.”

Here you can learn more about the app

http://aldf.org/resources/when-you-witness-animal-cruelty/aldf-livesafe-mobile-app-to-report-animal-cruelty/

Thank you for spreading the news on animal awareness!

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Hunters are Uncivilized

Moral Dilimia

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Very hard to understand why and how, there is a certain sect of society, that is comprised of and focused around a almost satanic dark world of blood and guts spilled of innocent creatures of no crimes. These dark seeded individuals, wallow in the pain and suffering that they inflict, they take photos, videos, trophies.  When Jeffery Dalmer’s story was told, it totally mirrored what I see in hunters, I don’t discriminate, the species of animal that is in the freezer, it is all flesh and blood of an animal that was murdered, a life taken unwillingly, unjustly is a life taken. Hunters are quick to cite the bible verses to interpret and fit their own egocentric blood lust desires. And to take these verses literal that possibly, some other sociopathic killer wrote eons ago, and really, who the hell was the writer? Do we really know?…

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South Korea: Winter Olympics Host, 2018

Boycott Birchbox Until They Go Cruelty-Free!

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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The UK Wants to Break Its Promise to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses | Care2 Causes

Life or Lunch?

3118627.largeBroken promises are never good news, and that’s especially true when a broken promise enables animal cruelty. Alas, that’s exactly what’s happening in the UK right now. Although the government pledged to pass legislation that would ban circuses from taking animals from the wild to add to their shows, they’ve suddenly backtracked on this vow.

Accordingly, the Care2 community has started a petition to demand that the British Parliament follow through with its original promise.

For two years, the British government has claimed it would protect wildlife from potential animal cruelty. When the bill was finally brought to the House of Commons floor, however, MP Andrew Rosindell blocked the potential legislation altogether.

The reasons for this surprising obstruction were not immediately clear. After Rosindell received many angry emails and letters from animal lovers for killing the legislation, Rosindell is justifying his lack of support by insisting that other government…

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Sunday smiles!