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# FEEL FREE FRIDAY ~ 27

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Emy Will

Emy Will

Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. Although I have a doctorate in psychotherapy, my main passion is advocating for nonhuman animal rights. I condemn all cruelty to nonhuman animals and therefore follow a vegan lifestyle. I would like to connect with other animal activists from all over the world. The fur trade is one of the most abhorrent practices on this planet. Innocent animals are subjected to prolonged suffering for a trivial fashion item. As the chairperson of Fur Free SA. we campaign towards ending the global fur industry. This might not happen in my lifetime, but even if I leave one footprint behind, that is one step closer to the goal. This blog is a forum to discuss all aspects of the fur industry. It also raises issues around animal activism in general. Johannesburg is a crazy city and I need to escape from time to time. This photo was taken next to the magnificent Zambezi river.

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This Feel Free Friday post is dedicated to a blogger buddy @ http://ravens-tree.com/about/ who cares deeply about our planet and all who share it.

It is a feel-good story about a raven who was in need of assistance. Read the full story @ http://bit.ly/1Gak5FC

Thanks to the intervention of a few compassionate people, this raven found a new lease on life.                                                                                      rAVEN

As a result of an infestation of mites, this bird lost some feathers crucial to keep her up and flying.

Instead of being in the mountains, where she belonged, she ended up in a parking lot in Richmond (USA).

Maureen Bergin, who first spotted the raven in distress, noticed that the raven’s mate was bringing bits of food to his better half.

How sweet is that?

A sad aspect to the story, though, is that if this bird was a crow people would have left her to die.

However, when recognised as a raven, she was rescued and taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a wild-animal hospital in Waynesboro.

Veterinarians there performed a complex procedure called “imping”, which entails transplanting feathers from one bird to another.

A team at the Waynesboro hospital attached six feathers to the raven’s right wing and one to her left.

In a moving ceremony the raven was set free to fly with the help of her new feathers.

The message of this story is that every act of kindness counts ❤

Raven 1

 Dedicated to all caged birds who cannot fly free and easy.

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4 Comments

  1. Limenitis says:

    I would like to think that someone would have helped the bird if it had been a crow.

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    • Emy Will says:

      Me too Limenitis. The way the story was reported is that people who saw the bird did originally think she was a crow and ignored her plight until she was identified as a Raven. This is sad reflection on humans but of course there are those who would never ignore any living being in distress.
      Thank you for caring xxxx

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  2. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    Many thanks Emy for the dedication. I so hope peoples mentality to animal welfare will eventually change. What hope for space exploration and the meeting of life on other planets when we can’t even be compassionate about the other life forms on our own! Peace to you and yours Emy.

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  3. cinnabar50 says:

    What a lovely story, though sad the poor bird was ignored until identified as a raven. I have to ask what is wrong with crows? All animals are the same, all are sentient, and all feel pain and suffer, sad that we discriminate according to species. I abhor discrimination of any kind. All creatures feel pain, all suffer and all deserve help and compassion. Glad that the raven eventually got the care she needed.

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