Planet Earth, our worthwhile & essential home, stores rich heritage of living species in all forms. Listen to the voice of the voiceless. Be the advocate of the helpless with their rights to live. Never doubt that a small caring group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world to a better world. Conservation is the key for survival. Protect Animals, Wildlife, Mother Nature! Extinction is forever. O.N.E.P.
"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!
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!!
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...
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.
"EXTINCT SPECIES," the Abaco Spanish Barb Colonial Horses. "NUNKI" DIED.
Nunki, the last mare of the Abaco Spanish Barb
Colonial Horses passed away in July 23, 2015.
Her bloodline species have gone EXTINCT.
She is a newborn star, a new dawn in the vast Universe.
The horses found on Abaco
Island in the Bahamas were like no other. They were small and fleet, but perhaps
their most striking feature was their white spotting pattern. Called Splashed
White, the white pattern is known for creating bald faces and blue eyes as well
as high leg and body white. In the past, many of the animals carried two copies
of this distinctive white pattern giving them a distinctive half white
appearance. The presence of Splashed White in their population however, was not
their most important feature. Genetic testing has confirmed that these horses
had a unique genetic heritage. The horses of Abaco Island were of direct Spanish
Descent. The Abaco Spanish Barb Colonial Horses were priceless, a repository of
equine genetics seen nowhere else in the world.
Old Photo of gorgeous Abaco Horses carrying the rare Splashed White Gene, now Extinct.
Old Photo of Capella, the beautiful stallion in the Abaco Island of the Bahamas.
Spanish Barbs were bred from the
Barbary horses of the North Coast of Africa. One of the desert tribes known as
the Moors invaded Spain with these peerless war horses and ruled Spain for
hundreds of years. When the Moors were finally driven out of Spain, the
Spanish crossed these extraordinary horses with their own impressive breeds and
came up with a horse of great intelligence, built for speed, stamina and
survival under extreme conditions. The Barb is in no way related to the Arab,
having a different bone structure and many characteristics not found in the
Arab. It has also been discovered, fairly recently, that one of the
founding horses of the Thoroughbred line was a Barb.
"NUNKI," the last Spanish Barb Colonial Horse of Abaco Island in The Bahamas.
"NUNKI" IS THE LAST WILD HORSE OF ABACO ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS. SHE IS THE LAST SPANISH BARB COLONIAL HORSE OF ABACO. IF SHE DIES, HER SPECIES OF SPANISH BARB COLONIAL HORSES WILL GO EXTINCT. NUNKI IS THE LAST ONE... PLEASE, PRAY FOR NUNKI'S HEALINGS & RECOVERY. HOPE, PEACE & LOVE, STARRY.
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Memorial Day. For some people, it’s a three-day reprieve from the office grind. For others, it’s a time to remember family and friends who gave their lives in service of their country. For the nation, it signifies the sacrifices that countless men and women have made to sustain the American Dream. Here are nine things you might not know about Memorial Day:
1. It began after the Civil War: Due to the mass casualties caused by the Civil War, the burying and memorializing of the dead took on special significance for the citizens of the newly united America. Memorial Day grew out of the tradition of decorating the graves of these fallen soldiers with flowers. 2. No one knows who was first: Multiple cities claim to be the birthplace of the Memorial Day tradition. Savannah, Georgia; Warrenton, Virginia; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Mississippi; Carbondale, Illinois; and Columbus, Georgia all claim to have had a hand in the very first Memorial Day celebration. In May of 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation that made Waterloo, New York the official origin point of the holiday.
3. It wasn’t always “Memorial Day:” For many years, the holiday commemorating fallen American soldiers was referred to as “Decoration Day.” The name was officially changed to “Memorial Day” in 1967. 4. Women played a big role: Memorial Day may have begun as a way to honor male Civil War soldiers who’d died in battle, but it was the women they left behind who helped inspire the idea behind the holiday. 5. Three-day weekends are required by law: Memorial Day was originally celebrated on May 30th. But the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 changed the official observance dates of Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day and Washington’s Birthday (eventually President’s Day) from their actual dates to specific Mondays throughout the year, creating the fabulous three-day weekends we all enjoy. 6. Flag at half-mast for half the day: Surprisingly, the American flag only spends half of Memorial Day at half-mast. The first half of the day is dedicated to honoring those who have fallen in service to their country. Then, after noon, the flag is raised in order to symbolize the indomitable American spirit and commitment to fighting for freedom and justice.
7. Indy 500: Since 1911, the Indianapolis 500 has been held on the Sunday before Memorial Day. 8. Flowers for those who fought: The National American Legion designated the poppy as their official symbol of remembrance in 1920. An iconic World War I poem entitled “In Flanders Fields,” which referenced the poppies that sprung up in between the graves of fallen soldiers on a battlefield in France, is said to have led to the widespread adoption of the poppy as a memorial icon by multiple countries. 9. A nationwide moment of silence: In 2000, the “National Moment of Remembrance Act,” officially designated 3:00 pm local time on Memorial Day as a minute of silent remembrance in honor of those who’ve fallen in service to their country. Memorial Day is about honoring the deceased, but it can also be a time to reflect on how well we’re attending to the needs of the living veterans who fought alongside their now-fallen brethren. LET'S FREEDOM & JUSTICE PREVAIL!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!! GOD BLESS THE AMERICANS!! STARRY DAWN.
It´s Mother's Day & Time. I miss my dear mother!! She had the gentlest heart. Mountains or all may crumble into the sea, But she stays on my mind, where she won´t ever part. Melodies of grace, I hear her singing. She dwells in Heaven with the Lord, On Mother's Day and all year round. Love would be all for my upbringing, For I truly was the gem of her eyes. Mother is in tune with the Angels´s Choir. I remember mother´s sweet voice, Singing Gospel songs on Sundays With auntie at the piano in a Church Mass. As my life will pass,… I stand now watching the prairies' trees, Imagining the domain of Lord´s Heavenly Kingdom With my mother in choir singing in the breeze, As I shed my lonely tears over the mantelpiece. Golden songs, bright Angels play. The moonlight reflects upon the bay. The gentle breeze touches the trees. The scent of pines and morning dew Moisten –softly- all blossoms and leaves. My mother´s virtues were the best collection Of all poems, songs and flowers. Her deep celestial life rests in colorful rainbows, With Heavenly wings and blessing´s showers. All beauties sparkle, lovely nature´s wonders And carol songs bring her ways and memories back. I miss my dear mother, the jewels of her art. My mother had indeed, the gentlest heart. AUTHOR: SAD STARRY, MISSING MY DEAREST MOM. SHE IS IN HEAVEN WAITING FOR ME... Author: Poet Starry. I include a picture of my dear mom when she was a young girl. God may bless her heart in Heaven. I love and miss my mom with all my heart.
HI, LAST NEWS FROM MY OVERSEAS CORNER OF THE WORLD...
MY AUNTS' HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE LAST SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH, ONLY IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE. THE KEEPERS & THEIR DOG WERE LUCKY TO SURVIVE. NEIGHBORS CALLED FOR HELP. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED & PUT OUT THE FIRE RIGHT AWAY. THE HOSPITAL AMBULANCE WAS THERE TO HELP ONE OF THE KEEPERS WHO INHALED THE DEADLY SMOKE. LUCKILY, NO ONE GOT HURT, BUT THE HOUSE IS FALLING DOWN... I AM UNDER STRESS!
In the early morning hours on Wednesday, March 25th of 2015, my dear cat, Sonya was taken to the Vet's Clinic. She was badly bleeding, blood coming from her blind right eye. Nothing was possibly done. Sonya had Skin Cancer, a terminal illness very fast and deadly, which is called "Malignant Carcinoma of Squamous Cells." Her cancer was located on the right side of her face, behind her blind right eye, her right cheek and lower jaw, which was previously amputated. Her tongue kept falling out of the gap between her upper jaw and the lower one. It was very sad seeing her in this way! Sadly, things got worse for her in the last 24 hours. Her blind right eye was still swelling, protruding, and badly bleedling, as if her tears of blood were falling out... It was terribly sad realizing that she was suffering so much pain in this way. SONYA PARTED INTO ETERNITY AT 12 P.M. I'll always love her and miss her so much! I'll share some pics of her transition throughout her lifetime...
Sonya's last days looking at her toys...
Her twin sister, Chitta, and her many furry friends welcomed Sonya with open arms. I am unable to describe or give details of her last days, because I am completely devastated. I could easily go blind in tears at all times. My heartbeats went all the way with Sonya's departure. You see I am grieving so much, because I lost my best furry friend, the one who gave me her true unconditional and healing love, something that humans have never done. Perhaps, there might be many folks who may not understand me, and/or my feelings towards pets, especially those who don't like animals, or don't care much for them. I am sorry, but I shall be going OFFLINE for awhile from this moment on. Of course, I'll still read and write Emails to my loved ones. GOD IS IN CONTROL. MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY!