For my latest birthday my darling husband, Chris, adopted a donkey on my behalf ❤
This donkey, named Andy, was rescued from a dire situation and now will spend the rest of his life in the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, in the Cape Province, SA.
This donkey sanctuary provides “abused, neglected and elderly donkeys with the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment”.
What a wonderful gift and I aim to visit Andy ASAP.
DEDICATED TO ALL NON-HUMAN ANIMALS WHO SUFFER DUE TO HUMAN GREED!
While it is Winter in South Africa, it is peak holiday season in England.
Animal fur items are not foremost on people’s minds in London.
Yet bear skin hats are in full view outside Buckingham palace – a huge tourist attraction. Below is a petition addressed to the UK Ministry of Defence:
It requests that high quality synthetic materials replace bearskin hats made from slaughtered black bears. The entire skin of a Canadian Black Bear is used for each hat.
Bears are not farmed but are baited and killed by Canadian hunters, who then supply the auction houses with bear pelts, which supply the British army.
In the 21st century there are other options.
This post is dedicated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has saved over 150 orphaned infant elephant calves.
These new-born elephants are usually orphaned because their mothers and families have been killed to supply the brutal ivory trade.
An Elephant Nursery exists within the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, which is overseen by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who has extensive experience with elephants.
In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust provides a chance of life for any orphaned elephant fortunate enough to be found alive.
These orphaned elephants are protected and able to live free in Tsavo East National Park amongst the wild herds.
Read more @ http://bit.ly/1SG7PDz
DEDICATED TO ALL NON-HUMAN ANIMALS WHO DIE DUE TO HUMAN GREED!
Canada Goose is a company that manufactures and sells extreme-weather clothing, including jackets, vests, hats and gloves. Sadly, it is a popular brand name.
Canada Goose uses coyote fur as decorative trim on their down-filled jackets.
There are no coyote farms in Canada and consequently wild coyotes are killed – usually brutally trapped.
According to Paris Palcit,
“Each year, over 100, 000 coyotes are either shot or trapped by Conibear and snare traps, and are oftentimes left suffering for days, eventually dying on their own from dehydration or starvation”.
Down feathers are the soft feathers closest to the flesh of the ducks or geese. These ducks are kept in horrendous conditions and then plucked while still alive, until their flesh is raw.
No compassionate person would support Canada Goose in any way.
Stray cats generally have a tough time.
Sadly, humans forget that they have created the problem of so many abandoned animals.
To alleviate the suffering of stray cats, the SPCA in Durban (a coastal city in South Africa) has opened a “kitty hotel” to accommodate nearly a dozen homeless cats.
General manager Caroline Smith said the project was inspired by European cat cafes.
She explains, “Each cat has his or her own sleeping box – perfect for those winter nights when the offices are closed and the humans have all gone home”.
“Members of the public sponsor the upkeep of each resident feline”.
It is heartwarming to know that there are some people who care about the well-being of our feline population ❤
DEDICATED TO ALL SPECIES WHO SUFFER DUE TO HUMAN NEGLECT!
No compassionate person would wear animal fur if they knew the real facts behind fur
Whether you believe in dog training or not, this video should bring a smile to your face 🙂
The pictures tell the story so don’t be put off by the language.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
RACCOON DOGS ARE A DIFFERENT SPECIES TO THE RACCOON. THE RACCOON DOG BELONGS TO THE CANINE SPECIES BUT WAS NAMED AS SUCH BECAUSE IT HAS MARKINGS SIMILAR TO RACCOONS.
They are brutally killed for their fur, often just for a piece of trim.