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A Spiritual And Inspirational Poem That Touches The Heart And Soul And Provokes The Mind —from All-Creatures.org
IF GOD’S PRECIOUS ANIMALS IN FACTORY FARMS COULD SPEAK HERE IS WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY—BY ANONYMOUS
I will never see the sun rise. I will never see it set.I will never feel a kind touch. I will never be a pet. I will never feel loved or be loved, as I’m led to my murder, being prodded, poked and shoved.
As they cut my tender skin,I wondered if anyone cared. If anybody out there would consider my despair. For you did not see me die, and you did not see me bleed. You did not hear me cry before you ate the meat that you don’t need.
You did not watch them kill me. You could not feel my pain. You will try not to think of me, as you blindly eat again.I was the cow you ate on Monday.The pig you had the midweek. I was the turkey you ate for Christmas.
I was the calf you had to eat. I was the chicken in your sandwich, and the duck you had with tea.I felt pain beyond belief, but you never thought of me. Because thinking can be painful, and you refuse to see, that for every time you eat meat, those animals must bleed.
The cow was killed for Monday. The pig was butchered too. The turkey lived for 16 weeks, and the baby calf had died for you. The chicken lived inside a cage. The duck could hardly move. All this needless suffering occurred for so called food.
I fail to see a reason, as there is no need. When humans eat my meat, it is purely for their greed.You may think you’re above me. That you have the advantage. But a kind, innocent creature, is better than a SAVAGE!!
So next time you’re out shopping, try to feel some guilt. For the animals that have died, for your eggs, your meat and milk.
My heroes are those people, who will not bite into me. So I ask a simple favor. Please stop eating meat.I’m asking for the cows, the pigs and all the sheep.
Who are much more important than just some cruel unhealthy treat. They can’t speak themselves, so please let’s be their voice. Every animal born into this, for them there was no choice. For you did not see me die, and you did not see me bleed. You did not hear me cry, for the meat that you don’t need!
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Gray wolves are struggling to recover in the Pacific Northwest, California, southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast — but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is drafting a proposal to delist them in these states.
To “delist” means to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This would be a death sentence for wolves.
More than 1,200 wolves in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes region have been massacred since they lost ESA protection in 2011, when the species was removed from the list by political fiat instead of science.
Wolves across these states are slaughtered by bowhunters, gunned down by “recreational” hunters, tortured by trappers in steel-jaw foothold traps and snares, and subjected to brutal “management” methods, including aerial gunning. The same fate awaits wolves in other regions who are barely hanging on. Delisting would subject them to the same massacre we’re seeing in the Rocky Mountain states and the Great Lakes states where they’ve already lost protection.
Tell USFWS to keep gray wolves protected under the ESA. Tell them delisting is premature, because wolf populations have not yet recovered, and because the prejudices and misconceptions that led to their near elimination across the continent are still present.
There was a time the world was ours
No big tall buildings, no noisy cars
No people with guns, shooting at
Everything they see
When we could howl
As a family
When we could roam our world
Not worrying about if we would
The moon our beacon, the sun our friend
We did not think this would ever end.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson
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State governments and resident hunters/trappers have been wantonly brutal and excessive in their ‘management’ (killing) of wolves; this is not acceptable due to the individual suffering of wolves, and it is a clear threat to the future of wolves and their DNA diversity.
Last fall, right from the starting gate, Idaho and Montana began to carry out their their diabolical plans for killing wolves. First there was a horrendous bow and arrow season, followed by deliberately mis-aimed bullets (gut shots – so wolf tags could be used for another day), and barbaric trapping and ‘dispatching’ of the trapped wolf in unthinkable ways. Uncountable boastings, postings, and photographs from wolf hunters on public forums have all documented evidence of a brutal regime celebrating and glorifying the killing of wolves. We have read ‘instructions’ on how to slowly poison wolves, “gut shoot wolves so they won’t die right away”, dispatch trapped wolves by means of strangulation, crushing, slow torture, skinning, and the dark list goes on and on.
None of this, so-called ‘management’ of wolves has anything to do with science or protecting livestock. This hunt is about ‘thrill killing’ the wolf because he is an icon and keystone predator. Trophy hunters covet the wolf and other predators for their trophy rooms. Teeth, pelts, feet, claws, and even deflated wolves are being sold. All of this flying in the face of our Native American people who consider the wolves brethren and in their beliefs, ‘what ever happens to the wolf, happens to them.” History has proven this to be true.
Wolves are only a negligible threat to livestock – being responsible for less than 1% of livestock losses. An example would be Wyoming 2010 – a total of 41,000 livestock animals perished. A study released the following year concluded that 26 cows and 33 sheep were taken by wolves – the other 40,941 animals died from infection, birthing, and being left out in extreme weather.
Montana recently released their new immoral plan to kill the wolves of Yellowstone National Park using electronic calling devices just outside the park to lure wolves from the safety of the park into their cross hairs! They will use the sounds of pups in distress to lure adult wolves to their death.
Idaho ended one wolf hunting season on June 30th and began another on July 1st!! The 2nd hunt, even more barbaric in that puppies, pregnant females, all wolves will be in the cross hairs and fair game for trapping – 365 days a year in EVERY INCH OF IDAHO with the small exception of national parks/city limits.
Wolves have been brought back from the brink of extinction and reinstated, only to be brutally massacred. This round robin of destruction must not continue.
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Native American Wolf Mythology
Wolves figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe. In most Native cultures, Wolf is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Like bears, wolves are considered closely related to humans by many North American tribes, and the origin stories of some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Quileute and the Kwakiutl, tell of their first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men. In Shoshone mythology, Wolf plays the role of the noble Creator god, while in Anishinabe mythology a wolf character is the brother and true best friend of the culture hero. Among the Pueblo tribes, wolves are considered one of the six directional guardians, associated with the east and the color white. The Zunis carve stone wolf fetishes for protection, ascribing to them both healing and hunting powers.
Wolves are also one of the most common clan animals in Native American cultures. Tribes with Wolf Clans include the Creek (whose Wolf Clan is named Yahalgi or Yvhvlke), the Cherokee (whose Wolf Clan name is Aniwahya or Aniwaya,) the Chippewa (whose Wolf Clan and its totem are called Ma’iingan,) Algonquian tribes like the Lenape, Shawnee and Menominee, the Huron and Iroquois tribes, Plains tribes like the Caddo and Osage, Southern tribes like the Chickasaw, the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, and Northwest Coast tribes like the Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Kwakiutl. Wolf was an important clan crest on the Northwest Coast and can often be found carved on totem poles. The wolf is also the special tribal symbol of several tribes and bands, such as the Munsee Delaware, the Mohegans, and the Skidi Pawnee. Some eastern tribes, like the Lenape and Shawnee, have a Wolf Dance among their tribal dance traditions
If you would like to Sign Petitions to Save the Wolves of the World Please Click on the Following Links to Sign Petitions.
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ADVOCATES: WE HAVE A DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 14 TO REACH 25,000 SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION FOR IT TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
WE ARE PETITIONING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Reinstate the Endangered Species Protections for Gray Wolves nationwide prohibiting hunting and trapping of same.
The Gray wolves were delisted from federal protections due to rider to the Budget Amendment with little or no input from the scientific community. NINA research has concluded “In general, it is obvious that wolves are among the least dangerous species for their size and predatory potential.” High wolf predation of livestock is not accurate. A paper entitled “Cattle Death Loss” issued by the USDA on May 12, 2011 showed that only .2% of all cattle losses were from wolves. And states cover those losses. Effective non-lethal controls exist. And research by Mark Hebblewhite has discovered that the presence of wolves creates a phenomenal amount of positive improvements that cascades throughout all ecosystems reported in his paper “Human Activity Mediates a Trophic Cascade Caused by Wolves”.
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Wild horses are a native species to America. Rounding up federally protected wild horses and burros has been documented as cruel. Warehousing them for decades is fiscally irresponsible. Clearing mustangs and burros off public land–for industrialization, fracking, grazing and the water grab–goes against the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act put in place to protect the living legends of the American West.
There is no accurate census and the Bureau of Land Management figures do not add up. Please sign petition requesting an independent census because of concerns there are less than 18,000 wild horses and burros in the 10 western states combined. More roundups will wipe them out.
They are not overpopulating despite spin from the forces that want to perform heinous sterilizations in the field. Fertility control can be looked at as an option after a census has been taken but now that’s premature.
Field observers have noticed a worrisome decline in wild horse and burro population since the BLM’s rampant roundups from 2009 to this day.
The Associated Press reports another 3,500 wild horses will be rounded up http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/feds-plan-roundup-for-wild-horses-burros/article_5f02fad7-d0c5-52d4-ae5f-5e1e8c9b0c20.html
Please sign petition asking for allowance of native wild horses and the burros to reverse desertification, reduce the fuel for wildfires and create biodiversity on public land–while living with their families in freedom.
Somewhere a Good Man Must Rise from the Young Ones Among Us
“Native Blood”, the latest video from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, was honored in the “Best Music Video” category at Native American Film Institute’s 37th annual American Indian Film Festival, which was held Friday, November 9, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.
The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments, and will recognize Native media makers and talent via its American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show. The festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment.
For more information, visit American Indian Film Institute
TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy collaborated with seasoned director, Mike Sloat to put together a clip that is universal in message while bringing the spotlight to Billy‘s Native American heritage — The Pomo Indians.
The performance portion of the clip was shot on the Billy Ranch in Hopland, California, where the flames were huge and the temperatures were high.
The “Native Blood” video is about the growth of a Native American youth throughout the years. When faced with hatred, racism, bullying, and harassment, he uses nature’s sanctuary to recharge and meditate on the lessons he learned from his grandfather to handle these very tough situations in a way to honor and dignify himself and his people.
Billy previously stated about “Native Blood”, “It’s almost like a protest song, that the Native Americans have a voice that needs to be heard — that’s the chorus of the song.”
U.S.D.O.I. Bureau of Indian Affairs – Improve Living Conditions for Native Americans. Sign Petition Please
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There are many people outside and inside of this country who believe that America is perfect, that our government protects and aids the individuals that live here. It is mind blowing that there are hundreds if not thousands of Native Americans who live on reservations. The students who attended a high school in FlagStaff, Arizona explain how the living and health conditions of the Native Americans worsened after the Arizona SB 1070 act was passed. One of the students exclaimed “They just pushed the natives of this country to the land they didn’t want or find to be useful for growing or building things.”
Most of the Native American population are sick, with diseases such as alcoholism, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and malnutrition. The average life expectancy is 45 years old. Over 60% of the houses they live in are infected with mold and other things. There is an assumption that the ads you see on TV about poverty only exist in a country outside of ours, it is very rarely thought or talked about that there is a large percentage of people who are in poverty here on our homeland.
If people across the nation knew about the conditions the Native Americans live in, we could make a change. Please Sign the Petition going to the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, asking them to Improve Living Conditions for Native Americans.
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October 18, 2012 Zaragoza, Coahuila ( Mexico)
The photos of a small bear mistreated by members of the local Civil Defense Secretariat caused outrage in the town of Zaragoza, Coahuila.
About 12 workers moved to the area and apprehended the osezna female bear, tied her legs and photographed her while suspended in the air and holding her ears.
The images quickly circulated online, especially on Twitter, where he created the # OsoZaragoza to request a penalty on workers.
Secretary of Environment of Coahuila, Eglantina Channels, said just last week workers received a training workshop to capture wild animals without abusing them.
The evening news on Radio Zócalo an interview published on Thursday the head of those responsible, the head of Civil Protection of Zaragoza, Erick Pichardo, who said the law punishes killing animals, not other behaviors. “Is it not the violation of respect for animals,?” asked the reporter Yesenia Ramirez.
“The law is very clear, nothing says ‘not to kill,'” said Pichardo, who agreed to investigate whether such conduct warrants a sanction.
Internet users already created a digital campaign on Change.org page called “exemplary punishment for abuse and torture in a Osezna Zaragoza, Coahuila.”https://www.change.org/es/peticiones/castigo-ejemplar-por-maltrato-y-tortura-a-una-osezna-en-zaragoza-coahuila
Attorney for Environmental Protection of Coahuila, Javier Rodriguez, tweeted from his account: “# OsoZaragoza Thank you for your complaint, we will act immediately. Shall not go unpunished.”