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Archive for the month “March, 2013”

Happy Easter Every Bunny

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Chicken and egg

Please help all animals by educating yourself and taking actual steps to protect and care for our environment and all of life on earth.  Thank you.

Please help the wildlife of Sumatra, i.e. orang-utans and elephants, by reading the posts on this site, and looking up other sources.  Visit the Help Life on Earth page and the Action Alert pages of this blog too.  If you have received a bunny for Easter, he or she is yours for its life-time.  The cute bunnies and the chicks that grow up to become chickens will thank you for looking after animals.  There is enough on Earth for everyone’s need, but NOT for some people’s greed.

 

Happy Easter Bunny

Donate now to help bird conservation

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Golden-Winged Warbler by Robert Royce

Please help the U.S. Cornell Lab of Ornithology to conserve the near threatened (IUCN listing) beautiful Golden-winged Warbler.   Please click on the link at the end of this post.

I am a member of the Cornell Lab, even though I live in Australia, because I love birds.  As a third year Biology student at the W.A. Institute of Technology years ago I studied the carbohydrate preferences of the sweet and tiny Brown Honeyater, Lichmera indistincta.  Thank you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other organisations around the world for helping to save the birds.  Donate now and you will receive a camera lens cleaning cloth with a picture of the Golden-winged Warbler on it.

The site has fantastic resources available online, and as a member, you will receive their periodical magazine.  If you love birds, I recommend that you become a member, especially if you live in America.

The  Golden-winged Warbler  is a small, strikingly marked warbler, whom as a species is losing ground, both because of reforestation and displacement by the spreading Blue-winged Warbler.  The Golden-winged Warbler is declining dramatically in the Northeastern United States, and is listed as a Federal Species of Special Concern.

Donate now to help bird conservation

Vote for this Site in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition

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If you like anything on this site and want to “give back” and ensure this Blog continues, please take a few seconds to click on the gold and blue “Vote for Me” button on the right.  This will take you to a page of the “People’s Choice Award” for the Australian Writer’s Centre/Random House Best Australian Blogs Competition.

You need to find “Fascinating Animals‘ in the list and click in the check-box next to the title.   Make sure you don’t tick any other blog titles.   Then click on “Exit this Survey” in the top right-hand corner.

You don’t have to live in Australia to vote !

The People’s Choice Award will be announced on 1 May 2013.

Thank you on behalf of the animals.

More information about the Competition can be found at this page  HERE.

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the competition has now closed

Cat-man Do Furs-Day – War of the Petzz

A regular monthly feature will start today on this blog, and appear every fourth Thursday.

The subject of the new column is –    SHANDY CAT !

My companion of thirteen years, Shandy cat, is a sweet little cat, whose story about how he came to live with us can be found on  THIS  page.

Well, I have decided to hand over the keyboard to Shandy, whom will write his own post on the last Thursday of every month, only if he can have a special treat that week.

So, here is Shandy’s first post !  Take it away, Cat-man Do.

Celebrate Easter by helping Chocolate, the Orang-utan

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Chocolate the orang-utan

Courtesy of The Orang-utan Project

http://www.orangutan.org.au/adopt_orphan_orangutan/chocolate

Introducing “Chocolate” a gorgeous two year old Sumatran orang-utan.  The habitat of orang-utans and elephants in Sumatra and Asia has been degraded by human activity, at the expense of these animals.

When you buy your easter chocolate, have a look at the ingredients and if one of them is Palm Oil or Vegetable Oil, think about putting it back on the shelf and opting for a non palm oil chocolate.  Palm oil plantations can be replaced by eco-tourism and other businesses, so that the habitat of the Sumatran wildlife will not be wiped out within the next ten to thirty years.

You can download a palm-free Easter chocolate guide from the page below.

http://www.orangutan.org.au/palm-oil

A regular or once-off financial donation will help Chocolate, the orang-utan.   Please click on the link below to help.

http://www.orangutan.org.au/adopt_orphan_orangutan/chocolate

Also, go to the Home page of the The Orang-utan Project (TOP) website to read and learn, and find other ways to help, like volunteering.

You can help Sumatran elephants by reading about the rescue of Bona at this post   HERE.

The Sumatran Orang-Utan is critically endangered.

See the IUCN Red List link about this below.

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39780/0

Help stop habitat destruction in Aceh and Riau.

Thank you on behalf of the Sumatran wildlife.

PLEASE SEE   THIS   POST ALSO ABOUT ORANGUTANS

Help Sumatran Elephants and Orang-utans – the story of Bona

Read about the story of the rescue of 18 month old Sumatran elephant, Bona, at this website below please.

 http://www.savebona.com/causes/bona/

“Australian Story” on ABC recently aired the story of three young Australians and their mission to rescue an orphaned elephant calf on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra in 2012.

Sumatran elephants are officially listed as critically endangered driven out of their habitat by encroaching industries – in particular palm oil production.

It is estimated that there are now only two or three thousand left in the wild.

But against all the odds, one Sumatran elephant calf has become a symbol of hope in an otherwise bleak situation.

The program has the heart warming story of ‘Bona’ and three friends mobilising to save her.

The three are all ex employees of the late Steve Irwin, who had a particular interest in the plight of the Sumatran elephants.

As this episode reveals some of those closest to the ‘Crocodile Hunter played a key role in the saga…

Read more…

Whale and Dolphin watch – Californian Coast Commission says No to Navy

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM

WHALE AND DOLPHIN  WATCH

Dearest Friends:

Today in San Diego,  the California Coastal Commission said “NO” to the Navy and their plan to deploy bombs and sonar sound off the Coastline that would likely injure, maim or kill millions of cetaceans over the next 5 years. They said that the Navy’s position is inadequate and unsupported by facts. They also said that the Navy did not keep its agreements in the past and that there was no point in making a compromise with them. In attendance were Lyndia, Lance and Kim of Whale and Dolphin Watch, several representatives from NRDC, Greenpeace, many other ocean organizations and dozens of individuals from near and far.

Read more…

Save a Forgotten Equine – Support S.A.F.E.

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Since 2005, Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) in Washington, U.S.A. has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses that have been starved, neglected, abused or are unwanted.   S.A.FE. has formal agreements in place with Animal Control agencies in King, Pierce and Skagit counties to support their fight to protect horses in this region.   Please visit their wonderful website and do what you can to help horses.

Save a Forgotten Equine  click HERE

 

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Other must read Posts about S.AF.E.  & Horses are below 

please READ & SHARE

If you love Horses, please support S.A.F.E.

Help Animals

In memory of Grace

Can a Horse feel Guilt ?

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