Saturday, September 10, 2016

This Blog Retired. I'm a Desert Island. Read My Older Posts, if you Wish.

This Blog Retired.
I'm a Desert Island.
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts. (Click to enlarge photos)
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts.
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts.
I think I have already written enough, 
and covered special topics 
of paramount importance.
It's about time to do good things, 
in order to prevent extinction...
Actions speak louder than words.
Sadly, I'm going to a Journey of no return...
I'm a Desert Island with a lion's heart.
Nice meeting you, world!!
Sad Starry.

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Lessons in This Blog will Go on a Season Break.

The Lessons in This Blog will Go on a Season Break.
If you Wish to Contact me, Write your Comment here.
Please, Include Your Email, so that I might be able to Reply...
Thanks in advance for reading my posts, 
 and showing your kindness!
Your gentle friendship was given to me as a real blessing from God to my heart.
As a gift to you in return for the New Year 2016, 
I'll include a poem that I wrote awhile ago.


If you wish, you may place my poem in a wooden frame,
just to decorate some of your home walls.
I really love Country Style for my own home!
You may visit My Artistic Corner Blog at anytime, if you want to...
ALL MY BLOGS ARE LISTED IN MY COMPLETE PROFILE.
I am so glad to have met you all, dear readers. 
I hope you come back to visit me again...

God's Peace be with you all.

Hope, Peace & Love,

POET STARRY.

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Do NOT KILL MOTHERS!! Their BABIES will Become ORPHANS."

"Do NOT KILL MOTHERS! Their BABIES will Become ORPHANS.
Be a Candle in the Dark with a Compassionate Heart!
Let me be outspoken, something of paramount importance, and predicate some facts!
I am unable to hide my artistic mind and soul, or preserve my inner thoughts -inside an invisible grave- which crave to come out to the light at the end of a dark tunnel. The outlook of the stormy tempest overburdened my feeble harmony making my spirit crash, or be carried away by an overflowing wind. My life has been overdue. It is about time to pay the bills in full. Metaphorically speaking, it looks like the wind was raging, then the sea would fly into a rage making sailing harder or even impossible.  Can you row a boat against the wind?... Well, this is what my life has been all about, rowing against the wind.  The wrong doers outnumbered the good ones,  and I got deeply confused about who was right, or who was wrong. 
I have always had my own moral values, and it seems as if I was misunderstood...
The worst kind of pain is when you are smiling just to stop the tears from falling.
MY TEARS WILL FLOOD THE WORLD...
I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT ANIMALS.
EXTINCTION IS FOREVER.
I AGREE WITH HER GREAT MESSAGE.
Majestic Elephants, Endangered Species. Do NOT BUY IVORY!
Elephants' tusks belong to them.
Extinction will be forever.
BABY ELEPHANTS, ORPHANS PROJECT IN AFRICA.
It'll take 7 to 8 years to release an elephant to the Wild.
Do NOT KILL THEIR MOTHERS!!
African Elephants live in a Family of Love & Respect.
Heartbroken Baby Orphan Elephant mourns her Dead Mother.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Orphan baby elephant mourns her dead mother, and stays with her.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Baby Orphan Elephant refused to leave her dead mother.
She cried to death. The baby saw the murder of her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Humans are the worst predators, the most evil on Planet Earth.
Giraffes are also Endangered Species in Africa.
They are in danger, because of the deadly trophy hunt.
RHINOS ARE ALSO ENDANGERED SPECIES
ON THE BRINK TO EXTINCTION.
THEY ARE ONLY 600 RHINOS LEFT IN AFRICA.
In this photo, the Orphan Baby Rhino was looking at her dead mother.
She also witnessed when her mom got killed. The baby refused to leave her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the horn trade in Africa.
Baby Orphan Rhino lost her mom, and she refused to leave her alone.
You can clearly see -by looking at this sad image- how much this baby loved her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the horn trade.
Baby fawn sleeps next to her dead mom pretending or dreaming that she is still alive.
The fawn refused to leave her dead mother. Cruel Hunters killed her mom.
DO NOT KILL  MOTHERS!! THEIR BABIES WILL BECOME ORPHANS.
PHOTO OF A DEAD MOTHER DOG WITH HER PUPPIES.
SHE WAS RUN OVER BY A BUS.
HER PUPPIES WOULD NOT LEAVE THEIR MOM,
and THEY EVEN FED MILK FOR DAYS OVER MOTHER'S DEAD BODY.
DO NOT KILL MOTHERS!! THEIR BABIES WILL BECOME ORPHANS.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY!!
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS!!
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BABY & CHILDREN ABUSERS!!
BELIEVE ME! I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE...
THIS IS MY LAST POST FOR THIS YEAR 2015.
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH THOSE YOU LOVE!!
HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!
WE PRAY FOR A BETTER WORLD WITH BETTER PEOPLE...
I AM A SOLDIER IN THE ALMIGHTY ARMY OF GOD.
I AM A CHRISTIAN MOTHER & GRANDMOM TOO.
I LOVE MY CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN!
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY POSTS!!
UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN.
POET STARRY.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SUMMER SWALLOW.

SUMMER SWALLOW.  GOLONDRINA DE VERANO.
Thanks for caring and for asking about these magnificent birds, my friends! 
Yes! I think they migrate from San Francisco, California to South America back and forth. They travel thousands and thousands of kilometers and miles to live in Summer Time all year round. So, in other words, when the cool weather hits in California, these birds will fly away and migrate to the southern part of South America, where they find REFUGE. 
Can you believe they are all over the place around my window and private terrace? 
I see them flying happily around my place in a skyline building on the top floor. You see I cry tears of joy when I see them here. They are called, "GOLONDRINAS" in Spanish. I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL!! 
I Love Birds & Golondrina de Verano...
Thank you for reading my posts!!
Have a Blessed Season!

Until we write again...

Poet Starry.

Friday, October 9, 2015

"SAVE THE WHALES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!"

"SAVE THE WHALES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
The title says it all, "Save the Whales  before it's too late!"
I include the Link to the Website which is dedicated
to help Save the Whales. CLICK to VIEW their Webpage:
www.savethewhales.org
They compose and sing SONGS to make people aware
about our natural environment, which is so vulnerable
with its endangered species in a way to extincion -due
to human overpopulation, human actions, killing
and destroying animals' natural habitats.
They compose and sing SONGS to UNITE PEOPLE
and SAVE THE WHALES.
They sing SONGS TO HEAL OUR PLANET EARTH.
Their SONGS are also Online in You Tube.
Now, I expose the Bad News...
Beautiful Whales and Beautiful Dolphins Massacre
in Faroe Island, Europe is happening every year.
Japan and other Countries round the World have been Hunting Whales for Centuries.
Whaling or Whale Hunting, and numbers of Whales being Killed each year,
are sending Whale populations under 
THE  THREAT  TO  EXTINCTION.
Whales Population in Antarctic, South Atlantic, have been dramatically reduced due to human hunting.
If Whales go Extinct one day, they will only be
skeletons of them displayed in Museums of 
Natural Science round the world.
Please, Save the Whales, Save the Species,
SAVE  OUR  PLANET  EARTH!!
Come and Help us Save the Whales
Before they Disappear from Our Planet Earth.
Until we write again...
Poet Starry.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Today's Old Story. Daktari, Old TV Series.

Today´s Old Story. 
“Daktari” was an American chidren’s drama adventure Series aired on CBS TV between 1966 to 1969. The story was about the adventures of an American Veterinarian working for an African Wildlife Reserve, and a Study Center for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. 
The show follows the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter, and his stuff, who frequently protected animals from poachers. Dr. Tracy’s pets were a cross-eyed lion named “Clarence”, and a chimpanzee named “Judy.” Their animals were very popular. My mom and I used to watch “Daktari” Show in our black and white TV Set when I was a child. I remember those days. In my ealy childhood I have developed my true love for animals, especially cats in all forms, small and big ones… If you are old enough, you might remember “Daktari, and Clarence, the cross-eyed lion.” Have you ever watched “Daktari?” I wonder...
I LOVE LIONS!!

UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN...

POET STARRY.

Friday, July 31, 2015

CECIL, THE LION WAS KILLED BY AN AMERICAN DENTIST.

Cecil, the Lion: The killing that Enraged the Internet, Explained.
The lion pictured above was named Cecil, and he lived in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. In early July, an American Dentist named Walter James Palmer lured him out of the park and shot him with a crossbow. Palmer tracked the wounded lion for 40 more hours before finally shooting and killing him.
Since Cecil's story was widely reported this week, it's taken over the internet. It also gets at some surprising issue about the economics and ethics of big-game hunting and wildlife conservation — in Zimbabwe and globally. Here's a guide to a tragedy — and what it means.
1) What happened to Cecil?
The details of Cecil's killing are disturbing — and they're important for understanding why this has become such a controversy.
Hwange National Park is a "free roam" zone under Zimbabwean law, which means that hunting isn't allowed in the park and killing Cecil inside of it would have been illegal.
When Walter James Palmer, a Dentist from Minnesota, went to Zimbabwe in July, he found a way around this law. According to the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority, two locals are facing charges for assisting in Cecil's killing: a hunter identified as Theo Bronkhorst and a local farmer identified as Honest Trymore Ndlovu.
The three of them strapped an animal carcass to a car they parked outside Hwange, on Ndlovu's farm, as bait to draw out Cecil. Once Cecil left the park, it became theoretically legal to shoot him, which Palmer did, with a crossbow.
The arrow only wounded the lion. Palmer stalked him for 40 hours, and then shot him again, this time with a rifle. Then Palmer, Bronkhorst, and Ndlovu skinned his corpse and cut off his head.
The whole experience allegedly cost Palmer around $50,000.
2) How did this become such a big deal?
Part of the outrage comes from the sheer brutality of the facts, and the cynical way that Palmer seems to have gotten around Zimbabwean law.
But that's not enough to explain the surge of outrage. Big-game hunting is by definition stalking, killing, and skinning beautiful animals like lions, and it happens all the time. This case was clearly different.
Here's why: Cecil was a particularly high-profile lion. He was something of a mascot for Hwange National Park and beloved around Zimbabwe for his distinctive black mane. The Guardian describes him as "one of Africa’s most famous lions and the star attraction at the Hwange national park."
Killing him feels like a violation, and robbing Zimbabweans of this beloved symbol seems particularly ugly — not to mention a disturbing echo of colonial-era practices of robbing sub-Saharan Africans of their heritage and natural resources.
Cecil had an international profile, as well. He was part of an Oxford University study on lion conservation in Zimbabwe, and Oxford's researchers were happy to speak to the press after the news broke.
"It's not many months ago that I watched Cecil with my hand on my heart as he strayed toward a hunting concession," professor David Macdonald, founding director of Oxford'sWildlife Conservation Research Unit, told CNN. "On that occasion he turned back into the protection of the park, but this time he made a fatal mistake and I feel deeply sad, personally."
3) Was killing Cecil illegal?
That's contested. The Zimbabwean government insists it was illegal; Palmer says it was legal.
Killing lions isn't illegal in Zimbabwe, necessarily. The question is whether you have the appropriate permission to hunt.
The Zimbabwean government says Palmer didn't. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirms that they've arrested Bronkhorst and Ndlovu on poaching charges, and that Palmer is now wanted as well.
According to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, which issues hunting permits, Ndlovu did not have permission to hunt a lion on his farm. Therefore, any lion killing was illegal, and any participant is a poacher.
Bronkhorst has said they didn't know that the lion they killed was Cecil, and that all of their permits were in order. "It was a magnificent, mature lion. We did not know it was [a] well-known lion. I had a license for my client to shoot a lion with a bow and arrow in the area where it was shot," he told the Telegraph.
Palmer insists on his innocence. "I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted," he said in a statement to the Minnesota Star-Tribune. "I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt."
4) How angry are people?
Very. Ryan Broderick has a really good rundown in the internet rage so far. It includes:
• Flooding Palmer's office's Yelp and Facebook page with negative reviews and angry comments.
• A petition — signed by more than 77,000 people — for "Justice for Cecil." The petitioners call on Zimbabwe to "to stop issuing hunting permits to kill endangered animals!"
Palmer expressed a measure of remorse in his statement. "I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion," he said.
5) Is Cecil's killing part of a bigger problem?
Yes. "Nearly a century ago an estimated 200,000 lions roamed across Africa," National Geographic's Brian Clark Howard reports. "Now there are less than 30,000, and they are considered highly vulnerable."
The biggest problem, according to a 2012 study coordinated by Duke Universityresearchers, is loss of habitat. The more human populations expand, the less space lions have to roam and hunt. Moreover, it brings human and lion populations into contact, making humans more likely to kill them.
"Hunting areas are extensive, so the fate of lions depends on how well user-communities manage them," the 2012 study concluded. In other words, keeping the world's already frail lion populations from getting much smaller will require the world to carefully and responsibly manage those populations. That didn't really happen here.
Cecil's killing is clearly something that Zimbabwe's wildlife conservation policy intended to prevent. That failure here speaks to the larger failures to protect global lion populations.
6) Is legal hunting always bad for lions?
There is a live debate among conservation experts about this. Some argue that legal, regulated big-game hunting is a good way to preserve endangered species as a whole, even at the cost of individual animal lives.
Jason Goldman, writing in Conservation Magazine, has a really good rundown of the case for big-game hunting. One argument is essentially taxation: If the government takes a cut of the money spent on legal safaris and devotes it to conservation efforts, they'll be able to spend more money on the root causes of lion decline.
Another, perhaps stronger argument is that profitable, legal hunting makes people more likely to protect animals. Nigel Leader-Williams, a professor at the University of Cambridge, led a study on rhinoceros hunting in South Africa. It found that legal hunting made landowners more likely to protect rhinos, which had just become a lucrative and renewable natural resource. The resulting gains in population dramatically outweighed the numbers lost to hunters. Leader-Williams also found something similar in Zimbabwe: "Implementing trophy hunting has doubled the area of the country under wildlife management relative to the 13% in state protected areas."
But the story may be different when it comes to lions, and particularly the lions at Hwange National Park, where Cecil was.
Two of the Oxford researchers who were tracking Cecil, Andrew Loveridge and David Macdonald, looked at the effect of legal lion hunting outside of Hwange National Park on lion populations inside the park. They found evidence that the existence of legal hunting hurt the population inside the park: "Each removal of a male lion by hunters on the borders of the park created a ‘territorial vacuum’ which drew males from further inside the protected area into boundary areas, where they too became vulnerable to hunters."
After the research, Zimbabwe suspended lion hunting around the park until 2009 — and the population went up by 50 percent. Since 2009, hunting around Hwange has been reintroduced, but is more limited.
These academic debates are important, but they only speak to the efficacy of legal animal hunting in general. All of this is moot if Palmer and his accomplices acted illegally or if Zimbabwe is mishandling its lion conservation efforts. Legal hunting to promote conservation doesn't really work if the hunting is poorly managed or if hunters just break or circumvent the laws.
7) What will happen to Cecil's family now?
This part is depressing. Cecil led two prides, totaling six lionesses and 12 cubs, along with another male, Jericho. Without Cecil, the family is in serious trouble, as male lions are generally tasked with protecting prides from other lions.
"Jericho as a single male will be unable to defend the two prides and cubs from new males that invade the territory," Loveridge, the Oxford researcher, warned the Telegraph. "This is what we most often see happening in these cases. Infanticide is the most likely outcome."
THIS IS A VERY SAD STORY.

SAD STARRY.