No Free Speech for Birds in China

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A member of the starling bird family, the common hill myna or Gracula religiosa is native to south and south-east Asia and is famed for its ability to imitate human speech Photo: Alamy

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Chinese zookeepers have sentenced a Vietnamese bird to solitary confinement after visitors taught the animal to greet tourists with a barrage of expletives.

To avoid contaminating its cage mates, the animal, which was not named, has reportedly been placed in solitary confinement where it is undergoing “special training”.

Keen to rehabilitate the foul-mouthed bird, zookeepers have been playing it tapes containing “polite words”.

Future offenders will be deprived of food, the newspaper added.

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Feathered friends close to the bird refuse to divulge the exact nature and composition of the expletives but they have voiced concern stating “Free speech for the birds is now being encroached upon by the State. We will fight it beak and claw”.

How to burn a bear alive – come to Kashmir!

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A hungry bear entered a village in South Kashmir, was chased away…it climbed a tree…people surrounded the tree… lit a rag tied to a stick and set the animal afire to the cheering of the assembled crowd…we call this insaanyat…humanity.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi

The 21st international conference on bears is opening in New Delhi on the 26th of November 2012 😦
http://indianbears.com/

 

Greenpeace – Polar Bears Vs. Oil Companies!

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Dear  Mark,

First, some great news: we launched the Save the Arctic campaign less than three weeks ago, and over 500,000 people have already joined.

Polar bears are dying and climate change is threatening them with extinction. These animals depend on sea ice for feeding and as the Arctic ice shrinks and thins, they are forced to move to solid ground where there is not much to eat. Undernourished bears breed less and are more likely to lose cubs by miscarriage. If this continues, the species itself could disappear.

Big oil companies – that have played a major part in creating this environmental crime – are now ready to take advantage of the retreating sea ice. This year Shell wants to start drilling in the Arctic for oil, putting the polar bear’s fragile habitat at greater risk, as a spill here would be impossible to contain and have devastating impacts on this unique environment.

We need to keep offshore oil drilling out of the Arctic and save the polar bear’s home. We can only do this with your help.

Act now! Click here.

Your name, together with the first million Arctic defenders, will be added to a scroll we’ll plant on the North Pole seabed together with a Flag for the Future to demand world leaders declare the Arctic off limits to oil drilling and industrial fishing and create a global sanctuary in the area around the North Pole.

The polar bears’ future is already at risk. Their habitat is rapidly changing and their chance of finding food melts away with the ice. As sea ice disappears, they have to swim across longer distances in search of food and solid ground. Sometimes bear cubs following their mothers are unable to make it and drown.

We cannot let oil companies put their habitat under further threat. We need to stop them drilling in the Arctic. We need you to save the polar bear. Click here to sign and share.

Together we will demand that world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole and ban off-shore oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic.

Polar bears need your help.

Thank you very much for your support,

Ben Ayliffe
Polar campaigner
Greenpeace

Urgent Greenpeace news from the Arctic – Save the Polar Bears!

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Dear  Mark,

Polar bears are dying and climate change is threatening them with extinction. These animals depend on sea ice for feeding and as the Arctic ice shrinks and thins, they are forced to move to solid ground where there is not much to eat. Undernourished bears breed less and are more likely to lose cubs by miscarriage. If this continues, the species itself could disappear.

Big oil companies – who have played a major part in creating this environmental crime – are now ready to take advantage of the retreating sea ice. This year Shell wants to start drilling in the Arctic for oil, putting the polar bears’ fragile habitat at greater risk, as a spill here would be impossible to contain and have devastating impacts on this unique environment.We need to keep offshore oil drilling out of the Arctic and save the polar bears’ home. We can only do this with your help.

Act now! Click here. 

Your name, together with the first million Arctic defenders, will be added to a scroll we’ll plant on the North Pole seabed together with a Flag for the Future to demand world leaders declare the Arctic off limits to oil drilling and industrial fishing and create a global sanctuary in the area around the North Pole.

The polar bears’ future is already at risk. Their habitat is rapidly changing and their chance of finding food melts away with the ice. As sea ice disappears, they have to swim across longer distances in search of food and solid ground. Sometimes bear cubs following their mothers are unable to make it and drown.

We cannot let oil companies put their habitat under further threat. We need to stop them drilling in the Arctic. We need you to save the polar bear. Click here.

Polar bears need your help.

Thank you very much for your support,


Ben Ayliffe
Polar campaigner
Greenpeace

Carol Buckley in Live Encounters June 2012

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Elephant Aid International (EAI) was established in 2010 with a single focus: to improve the welfare of elephants in captivity.

EAI is currently working in Southeast Asia, providing expertise, education and hands-on assistance in, as well as developing new models for, the care, training, management and rehabilitation of captive elephants.

Awe inspiring and highly revered by some religions, elephants have been declared a heritage animal in many of their native countries, yet they stand on the brink of extinction worldwide. The question is whether there is room for humans and elephants to coexist and share the limited resources of our planet.

LINK – Live Encounters Magazine June 2012

Live Encounters Magazine June 2012

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Live Encounters Magazine June 2012

Dear Readers,

The Special Feature, Segregation in Israel by Anat Hoffman, is a stunning indictment of what ails Israeli society. It also showcases the ground breaking work that is being done by Anat’s organization, Irac, which is at the forefront of the movement for progressive Judaism that seeks religious pluralism, sexual equality, civil and human rights for all citizens of Israel including Israeli Arabs!

This is followed by:

• An indepth interview with Philip Casey, well known Irish Poet, Writer, Editor and member of Aosdána, which honours artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the Arts in Ireland.

Terry McDonagh’s, Autumn, is a beautiful and haunting poem set in Melbourne.

• On display in the Photo Gallery, Paradox in Paradise, is a reminder of what
we are doing to the other inhabitants of Mother Earth.

• Pleiad is an enchanting poem by Welsh poet and writer Jemima Fincken.

• In Tribal India Randhir Khare presents a look beyond fences – The Nari Kuravar Gypsies in a time of change along with a poem titled Card Players.

Carol Buckley, Founder of Elephant Aid International, pens a third person account of her organization’s work with elephants.

• I’m Damned, yet another disturbing poem by Arjun Bagga.

Candess M Campbell’s Meditation is an important guide to oneself.

• And John Chester Lewis is back with a collection of three poems.

We request you to kindly pass this free magazine on to everyone you know.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

Mark Ulyseas
Publisher/Editor

Has your libido been playing up again King Juan Carlos?

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Spain's King Juan Carlos poses in front of a dead elephant on a hunting trip in Botswana, Africa. Photograph: Target Press/Barcroft Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are a despicable coward and murderer of defenseless animals. You shot an elephant (tusker) for fun. I suppose the Government of Botswana must be honoured to have White Royalty visit their country to decimate their wildlife. And the private company that markets this blood sport should be closed down!

So how much did you pay to enhance your libido? US$ 15,000/- and more I believe. I wonder how your countrymen must feel about this considering the severe austerity measures that they are facing. If you are any bit a man you would have used this money for the betterment of your own people and not for the enhancement of your manhood.

Shame on you and that woman next to you.

Who is she…your alter ego?

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