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WHY HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WORLDWIDE PRODUCED SO MANY FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT WOLVES?, WHY IS THERE A MONUMENT TO THE LAST JAPANESE GRAY WOLF, NARA PREFECTURE, IN JAPAN?, WHY DID GEORG EBERS WRITE OF THE GRAY WOLF “BEING AMONG THE SACRED ANIMALS OF EGYPT, AND NOTING HOW THE NAME LYKOPOLIS, THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CITY DEDICATED TO ANUBIS, MEANS “CITY OF THE WOLF”?(WIKIPEDIA, GRAY WOLF), WHY DID PETER PAUL RUBENS PAINT ROMULUS AND REMUS NURSED BY THE SHE-WOLF (C. 1616)?, ARE WE GOING TO BE SMARTER THAN OUR ANCESTORS BY IGNORING WHAT OUR WISE GENERATIONS BACK THEN DID AND FOUND OUT FOR US TO DEARLY KEEP? CERTAINLY NOT. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS, WHICH WILL HELP WOLVES REGAIN THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE AND THAT THEY ONCE HAD.

1.”IN NORSE AND JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY, WOLVES WERE PORTRAYED AS NEAR DEITIES: IN JAPAN GRAIN FARMERS WORSHIPED WOLVES AT SHRINES AND LEFT FOOD OFFERINGS NEAR THEIR DENSBESEECHING THEM TO PROTECT THEIR CROPS FROM WILD BOARS AND DEER. THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS ASSOCIATED WOLVES WITH THE SUN GOD APOLLO. IN ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, THE CAPITOLINE WOLF NURSES ROMULUS AND REMUS, THE FUTURE FOUNDERS OF ROME” (WIKIPEDIA. WOLVES IN FOLKLORE, RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY).

2.“FARLEY MOWAT´S LARGELY FICTIONAL 1963 MEMOIR NEVER CRY WOLF WAS THE FIRST POSITIVE PORTRAYAL OF WOLVES IN POPULAR LITERATURE, AND IS LARGELY CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST POPULAR BOOK ON WOLVES, HAVING BEEN ADAPTED INTO A HOLLYWOOD FILM AND TAUGHT IN SEVERAL SCHOOLS DECADES AFTER ITS PUBLICATION” (WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF).

3.“THE WOLF IS A FREQUENT CHARGE IN ENGLISH ARMORY. IT IS ILLUSTRATED AS A SUPPORTER ON THE SHIELDS OF LORD WELBY, RENDEL AND VISCOUNT WOLSELEY, AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE COAST OF ARMS OF LOVETT AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE WILSONS AND LOWS. WOLF HEADS ARE COMMON IN SCOTTISH HERALDRY, PARTICULARLY IN THE COATS OF CLAN ROBERTSON AND SKENE. THE WOLF IS THE MOST COMMON ANIMAL IN SPANISH HERALDRY. THE WOLF IS FEATURED ON THE FLAGS OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION. IN MODERN TIMES, THE WOLF IS WIDELY USED AS AN EMBLEM FOR MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY GROUPS. IT IS THE UNOFFICIAL SYMBOL OF THE SPETSNAZ, AND SERVES AS THE LOGO OF THE TURKISH GREY WOLVES. DURING THE YUGOSLAV WARS, SEVERAL SERB PARAMILITARY UNITS ADOPTED THE WOLF AS THEIR SYMBOL, INCLUDING THE WHITE WOLVES AND THE WOLVES OF VUCJAK” (WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF).

4.WOLVES ARE LOYAL AND NOBLE. “THE WOLF OF GUBBIO WAS A WOLF THAT, ACCORDING TO THE FIORETTI DI SAN FRANCESCO, TERRORIZED THE UMBRIAN CITY OF GUBBIO UNTIL IT WAS TAMED BY ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ACTING ON BEHALF OF GOD. WHEN GUBBIO WAS UNDER SIEGE FRANCIS ANNOUNCED HE WAS GOING TO TAKE LEAVE AND MEET THE WOLF. WHEN FRANCIS NEARED THE LAIR OF THE WOLF, THE CROWD HELD BACK AT A SAFE DISTANCE. THE WOLF, HAVING SEEN THE GROUP APPROACH, RUSHED AT FRANCIS. AGAIN FRANCIS MADE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND COMMANDED THE WOLF TO CEASE ITS ATTACKS IN THE NAME OF GOD, AT WHICH POINT THE WOLF TROTTED UP TO HIM DOCILELY AND LAY AT HIS FEET, PUTTING ITS HEAD IN HIS HANDS. THE FIORETTI THEN DESCRIBES WORD-FOR-WORD HIS DEALINGS WITH THE WOLF: “BROTHER WOLF, THOU HAST DONE MUCH EVIL IN THIS LAND, DESTROYING AND KILLING THE CREATURES OF GOD WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION; YEA, NOT ANIMALS ONLY HAST THOU DESTROYED, BUT THOU HAST EVEN DARED TO DEVOUR MEN, MADE AFTER THE IMAGE OF GOD; FOR WHICH THING THOU ART WORTHY OF BEING HANGED LIKE A ROBBER AND A MURDERER. ALL MEN CRY OUT AGAINST THEE, THE DOGS PURSUE THEE, AND ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THIS CITY ARE THY ENEMIES; BUT I WILL MAKE PEACE BETWEEN THEM AND THEE, O BROTHER WOLF, IF SO BE THOU NO MORE OFFEND THEM, AND THEY SHALL FORGIVE THEE ALL THY PAST OFFENCES, AND NEITHER MEN NOR DOGS SHALL PURSUE THEE ANY MORE”. THE WOLF BOWED ITS HEAD AND SUBMITTED TO FRANCIS, COMPLETELY AT HIS MERCY. “AS THOU ART WILLING TO MAKE THIS PEACE, I PROMISE THEE THAT THOU SHALT BE FED EVERY DAY BY THE INHABITANTS OF THIS LAND SO LONG AS THOU SHALT LIVE AMONG THEM; THOU SHALT NO LONGER SUFFER HUNGER, AS IT IS HUNGER WHICH MADE THEE DO SO MUCH EVIL; BUT IF I OBTAIN ALL THIS FOR THEE, THOU MUST PROMISE, ON THY SIDE, NEVER AGAIN TO ATTACK ANY ANIMAL OR ANY HUMAN BEING, DOST THOU MAKE THIS PROMISE?” IN AGREEMENT, THE WOLF PLACED ONE OF ITS FOREPAWS IN FRANCIS´ OUTSTRETCHED HAND, AND THE OATH WAS MADE. FRANCIS THEN COMMANDED THE WOLF TO RETURN WITH HIM TO GUBBIO. AT THIS SIGHT, THE MEN WHO HAD FOLLOWED HIM THROUGH THE WALL WERE UTTERLY ASTONISHED AND THEY SPREAD THE NEWS; SOON THE WHOLE CITY KNEW OF THE MIRACLE. THE TOWNSFOLK GATHERED IN THE CITY MARKETPLACE TO AWAIT FRANCIS AND HIS COMPANION, AND WERE SHOCKED TO SEE THE FEROCIOUS WOLF BEHAVING AS THOUGH HIS PET. WHEN FRANCIS REACHED THE MARKETPLACE, HE OFFERED THE ASSEMBLED CROWD AN IMPROMPTU SERMON WITH THE TAME WOLF AT HIS FEET. HE IS QUOTED   AS SAYING: “HOW MUCH WE OUGHT TO DREAD THE JAWS OF HELL, IF THE JAWS OF SO SMALL AN ANIMAL AS A WOLF CAN MAKE A WHOLE CITY TREMBLE THROUGH FEAR?”. WITH THE SERMON ENDED, FRANCIS RENEWED HIS PACT WITH THE WOLF PUBLICLY, ASSURING IT THAT THE PEOPLE OF GUBBIO WOULD FEED IT FROM THEIR VERY DOORS IF IT CEASED ITS DEPREDATION. ONCE MORE THE WOLF PLACED ITS PAW IN FRANCIS´HAND. THEREFATER, GUBBIO VENERATED FRANCIS AND HE RECEIVED GREAT PRAISE FROM ITS CITIZENS. MANY OF THEM WERE CONVINCED BY THE MIRACLE AND OFFERED THEIR THANKS TO GOD, GOING ON TO BE CONVERTED. THIS EPISODE IN THE FIORETTI IS CONCLUDED WITH A NOTE THAT THE WOLF LIVED FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS AT GUBBIO, GOING FROM HOME TO HOME FOR SUSTENANCE AND HONORING THE PROVISIONS OF ITS AGREEMENT WITH FRANCIS. AT ITS DEATH THE CITY WAS SADDENED, FOR EVEN THOUGH IT HAD SLAIN SO MANY IT WAS A SYMBOL OF THE SANCTITY OF FRANCIS AND THE POWER OF GOD. ACCORDING TO TRADITION, GUBBIO GAVE THE WOLF AN HONORABLE BURIAL AND LATER BUILT THE CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS OF THE PEACE AT THE SITE. DURING RENOVATIONS IN 1872, THE SKELETON OF A LARGE WOLF, APPARENTLY SEVERAL CENTURIES OLD, WAS FOUND UNDER A SLAB NEAR THE CHURCH WALL AND THEN REBURIED INSIDE” (WIKIPEDIA. WOLF OF GUBBIO).

5.WOLVES ARE LOVING CREATURES. “ONE OF THE EARLIEST STORIES OUT THERE ABOUT WOLVES IS THE STORY OF A BOY THAT WAS RAISED BY A PACK OF THEM” (WOLVES IN CULTURE-WOLF FACTS AND INFORMATION). “DINA SANICHAR WAS REMOVED FROM A WOLVES´CAVE IN 1867 WHEN HE WAS ABOUT SIX YEARS OLD. DINA WAS DISCOVERED WHEN HUNTERS IN THE JUNGLES OF BULANDSHAHR WERE ASTONISHED TO SEE A BOY FOLLOW A WOLF INTO HER DEN, RUNNING ON ALL FOURS. THEY SMOKED OUT THE WOLF AND HER COMPANION AND SHOT THE WOLF” (10 FERAL HUMAN CHILDREN RAISED BY ANIMALS). THIS STORY IS THE EPITOME OF LACK OF AWARENESS. IN THIS CASE HUNTERS SHOWED COMPLETE LACK OF AWARENESS AS TO THE LOVING CREATURES WOLVES ARE . EVEN THOUGH THEY SAW THE WHOLE PICTURE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY OBSERVED AND THEY MISUNDERSTOOD THE WHOLE SCENE. “MARCOS RODRÍGUEZ PANTOJA (BORN IN AÑORA ON 7 JUNE 1946) IS A NOTED FERAL CHILD. HE WAS REPORTEDLY SOLD TO A HERMITIC GOATHERDER AT SEVEN AND AFTER THE GOATHERDER´S DEATH HE LIVED ALONE WITH THE WOLVES IN THE SIERRA MORENA. AT 19, HE WAS RETURNED TO CIVILIZATION, BUT HAD DIFFICULTY ADJUSTING. GABRIEL JANER MANILA WENT ON TO WRITE A PHD THESIS CONCERNING HIM, WHICH WAS TITLED HE JUGADO CON LOBOS. HE LATER BECAME THE SUBJECT OF THE FILM ENTRE LOBOS (AMONG WOLVES), IN WHICH HE APPEARS BRIEFLY” (MARCOS RODRÍGUEZ PANTOJA. WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA).ONE OF THE MOST WELL-DOCUMENTED CASES OF CHILDREN RAISED BY WILD ANIMALS IS THAT OF KAMALA AND AMALA, BETTER KNOWN AS THE “WOLF CHILDREN”. DISCOVERED IN 1920 IN THE JUNGLE OF GODAMURI, INDIA, THE GIRLS, AGED 3 AND ABOUT 8, HAD BEEN LIVING WITH A SHE-WOLF AND HER PACK. IT´S NOT KNOWN IF THE GIRLS WERE FROM THE SAME FAMILY, BUT THE MAN WHO FOUND THE GIRLS, REVEREND J.A.L. SINGH, TOOK THEM BACK TO HIS ORPHANAGE, WHERE HE TRIED TO GET THEM, ACCUSTOMED TO THEIR HUMAN SURROUNDINGS. WHILE THE GIRLS MADE SOME PROGRESS OVER THE YEARS, BOTH EVENTUALLY CAME DOWN WITH FATAL ILLNESSES, LEAVING THE REVEREND TO WONDER “IF THE RIGHT THING TO DO WOULD HAVE BEEN TO LEAVE THESE CHILDREN IN THE WILD WHERE I FOUND THEM” (6 CASES OF CHILDREN BEING RAISED BY ANIMALS. THE WEEK MAGAZINE ). FOR SURE THESE GIRLS MISSED THEIR WOLVES´LOVE AND THE LACK OF IT TRIGGERED THOSE FATAL ILLNESSES THEY BOTH SUFFERED. WHO ARE MORE HUMAN NOW, WOLVES OR HUMANS WHO SELL THEIR OWN CHILDREN, FOR EXAMPLE? “WOLVES DEVELOP CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND STRONG SOCIAL BONDS. THEY OFTEN DEMONSTRATE DEEP AFFECTION FOR THEIR FAMILY AND MAY EVEN SACRIFICE THEMSELVES TO PROTECT THE FAMILY UNIT” (AMAZING FACTS ABOUT GRAY WOLVES-ONEKIND). “THE CAPITOLINE WOLF IS A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A SHE-WOLF SUCKLING TWO HUMAN INFANTS, INSPIRED BY THE LEGEND OF THE FOUNDING OF ROME. ACCORDING TO THE ROMAN TRADITION, WHEN NUMITOR, GRANDFATHER OF THE TWINS ROMULUS AND REMUS, WAS OVERTHROWN BY HIS BROTHER AMULIUS, THE USURPER ORDERED THE TWINS TO BE CAST INTO THE TIBER RIVER. THE SERVANT, HOWEVER, PLACED THE TWO ON THE BANKS OF THE TIBER RIVER. THE RIVER, WHICH WAS IN FLOOD, ROSE AND GENTLY CARRIED THE CRADLE AND THE TWINS DOWNSTREAM, WHERE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE RIVER DEITY LIBERINUS, THEY WOULD BE ADOPTED BY A SHE-WOLF KNOWN AS LUPA, (WIKIPEDIA. WOLVES IN FOLKLORE, RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY) WHO CARED FOR THEM UNTIL A HERDSMAN, FAUSTULUS, FOUND AND RAISED THEM. THE CAPITOLINE WOLF HAS BEEN HOUSED SINCE 1471 IN THE PALAZZO DEI CONSERVATORI, ROME. PLINY THE ELDER AND CICERO MENTION IT AS A SACRED OBJECT” (WIKIPEDIA. THE CAPITOLINE WOLF).

6.WOLVES ARE COOPERATIVE. “IN EARLY TIMES WHEN THE INDIANS AND ANIMALS WERE ABLE TO LIVE IN HARMONY, THESE ANIMALS WERE REGARDED IN THE HIGHEST REGARD. THE INDIANS WERE IN AWE OF THEIR ABILITY TO WORK AS A TEAM WHEN IT CAME TO FINDING FOOD AND PROTECTING THEIR OWN. THEY ALSO FOUND THE SOCIAL HIERARCHY OF THEM TO BE INTERESTING” (WOLVES AND HUMANS-WOLF FACTS AND INFORMATION).

7.“AMERICAN BIOLOGIST, STANLEY P. YOUNG, DESCRIBED TAME WOLVES THIS WAY: “ TAME WOLVES ARE STRICTLY “ONE-MAN DOGS”. THEY MAY BE CONFIDING AND PLAYFUL WITH THE MAN WHO RAISED THEM, OR EVEN WITH HIS WHOLE FAMILY, IF FED AND CARED FOR BY THEM, BUT THEY ARE SUSPICIOUS AND TIMID IN THE PRESENCE OF STRANGERS” (WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF).

8.WOLVES ARE ONE OF THE BRAVEST ANIMALS. “ THE INDIANS VIEW THE WOLF AS ONE THAT HAS BEEN SENT TO PROTECT THEM. THE POWER AND COURAGE OF THE WOLVES ARE TRAITS THAT THEY WANT TO HAVE IN THEIR INDIVIDUALS. THE COMMUNITY OF THE WOLFPACK IS SOMETHING THEY WANT TO BRING TO THEIR OWN TRIBE. THIS IS WHY YOU WILL FIND THAT INDIAN CEREMONIES OF EARLY DAYS OFTEN INCLUDE APPRECIATION TOWARDS THE WOLF. TODAY THE ESKIMOS OF ALASKA ARE VERY CARING AND CONSIDERATE TOWARDS THE WOLF. THEY ARE RESPECTFUL OF THEIR NOMADIC LIFE”. (WOLVES IN CULTURE-WOLF FACTS AND INFORMATION ).

9.AN OUSTANDING MASTERPIECE SUCH AS THE MOVIE THE LAST WOLF BY JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD CAN ONLY BE MADE IF WE CONSIDER WOLVES MAGNIFICENT CREATURES AS THEY REALLY ARE. THERE IS NO WAY THAT SO MANY PROFESSIONALS CAN BE PUT TOGETHER UNLESS WE ARE DEALING WITH SPECIAL COMPANIONS. THE CHERRY ON TOP OF THIS MOVING, ENTERTAINING AND CULTURAL MOVIE IS THE LAST SCENE WHERE THE LAST TWO WOLVES CHOOSE TO DIE AS WARRIORS, DOING THE UNTHINKABLE INSTEAD OF GIVING UP ALLOWING HUMANS TO SHOOT THEM. THE LAST WOLF SHOULD BE SHOWN TO ALL PRIMARY, SECONDARY, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND ADULTS. EVERYONE IS IN NEED OF SUCH INSIDE INTO THE WOLF COMMUNITY. THIS MOVIE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A GOOD FILM SHOULD BE, AND SETS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT EACH OF US SHOULD BE DOING DURING OUR LIFE HERE. THIS MOVIE PAYS TRIBUTE TO WOLVES, TO TRUTH, TO PATIENCE, TO CORRECTION, TO HUMBLENESS AND RESPECT. YES! THESE ARE LESSONS WE STILL HAVE TO LEARN. THE LAST WOLF JUMPING OUT INTO THE VOID TO AVOID BEING SHOT GOT ME REVERING WOLVES. JUST TELL ME WHERE CAN I BUY A TICKET TO GET TO SEE SUCH BRAVERY, AND LOYALTY AS THEIRS AND I WILL GO RIGHT AWAY!

WOLVES ARE MAMMALS JUST LIKE WE ARE BUT THEY ONLY LIVE UP TO SIX TO EIGHT YEARS IN THE WILD, INSTEAD OF TWENTY YEARS IF THEY WERE FED PROPERLY. THEY ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES BECAUSE WE, HUMANS, ARE THEIR GREATEST PREDATOR OUT HERE. “THE WOLF IS THOUGHT TO BE AN ICE AGE SURVIVOR, DATING WOLVES AROUND 300,OOO YEARS AGO. THE WOLF IS ACCEPTED TO BE THE ANCESTOR OF THE DOMESTIC DOG AS THE WOLF IS THOUGHT TO HAVE SELECTIVELY BRED IN ORDER TO BREED APPEALING TRAITS TYPICAL OF PUPPIES AND TO ELIMINATE THE NOT SO APPEALING TRAITS OF ADULT WOLVES. WOLVES ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES TODAY AS THEY HAVE BEEN WIDELY EXTERMINATED FROM THEIR RANGES BY HUNTING, POISONING AND TRAPPING TO PROCURE THEIR FUR AND TO PROTECT LIVESTOCK. WOLVES HAVE ALSO BEEN SEVERELY AFFECTED BY HABITAT LOSS AND HAVE BEEN PUSHED INTO SMALLER AND SMALLER TERRITORES WHERE THE FOOD SOURCE MAY NOT BE PLENTIFUL ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN A HUNGRY WOLF PACK AND WHERE HEAVY BREEDING OCCURS” ( A-Z-ANIMALS.WOLF ). “THE GRAY WOLF IS CLOSELY RELATED ENOUGH TO SMALL CANIS SPECIES SUCH AS THE EASTERN WOLF, COYOTE AND GOLDEN JACKAL TO PRODUCE FERTILE HYBRIDS. IT IS A SOCIAL ANIMAL, TRAVELLING IN NUCLEAR FAMILIES CONSISTING OF A MATED PAIR, ACCOMPANIED BY THE PAIR´S ADULT OFFSPRING” ( WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF ). “THE GRAY WOLF IS ONE OF THE WORLD´S BEST KNOWN AND WELL RESEARCHED ANIMALS, WITH PROBABLY MORE BOOKS WRITTEN ABOUT IT THAN ANY OTHER WILDLIFE SPECIES. IT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF ASSOCIATION WITH HUMANS, HAVING BEEN DESPISED AND HUNTED IN MOST PASTORAL COMMUNITIES DUE TO ITS ATTACKS ON LIVESTOCK, WHILE CONVERSELY BEING RESPECTED IN SOME AGRARIAN AND HUNTER-SOCIETIES. ALTHOUGH THE FEAR OF WOLVES IS PERVASIVE IN MANY HUMAN SOCIETIES, THE MAJORITY OF RECORDED ATTACKS ON PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO ANIMALS SUFFERING FROM RABIES. WOLF PACKS ARE TYPICALLY SETTLED, AND USUALLY ONLY LEAVE THEIR ACCUSTOMED RANGES DURING SEVERE FOOD SHORTAGES. THE GRAY WOLF IS GENERALLY MONOGAMOUS, WITH MATED PAIRS USUALLY REMAINING TOGETHER FOR LIFE, UNLESS ONE OF THE PAIR DIES. GRAY WOLVES ALSO PRACTICE ALL OF PARENTAL CARE, IN WHICH A WOLF PAIR MAY ADOPT THE PUP OR PUPS OF ANOTHER” ( WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF ).

“THE GRAY WOLF HAS BEEN FULLY PROTECTED IN ITALY SINCE 1976, AND NOW HOLDS A POPULATION OF 450-500 ANIMALS, WHICH HAS AN ANNUAL INCREASE OF ABOUT 60%. ITALIAN WOLVES ENTERED FRANCE´S MERCANTOUR NATIONAL PARK IN 1993, AND AT LEAST FIFTY WOLVES WERE DISCOVERED IN THE WESTERN ALPS IN 2000” ( WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF ). “WOLVES IN FINLAND ARE PROTECTED ONLY IN THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE COUNTRY, AND CAN BE HUNTED IN OTHER AREAS DURING SPECIFIC SEASONS, THOUGH POACHING REMAINS COMMON, WITH 90% OF YOUNG WOLF DEATHS BEING DUE TO HUMAN PREDATION, AND THE NUMBER OF WOLVES KILLED EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF HUNTING LICENSES, IN SOME AREAS BY A FACTOR OF TWO. FURTHERMORE, THE DECLINE IN THE MOOSE POPULATIONS HAS REDUCED THE WOLF´S FOOD SUPPLY. SINCE 2001, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND DENMARK HAVE ALSO REPORTED WOLF SIGHTINGS PRESUMABLY BY NATURAL MIGRATION FROM ADJACENT COUNTRIES. POLAND PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN PROVIDING ROUTES OF EXPANSION INTO NEIGHBOURING CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. IN THE EAST, ITS RANGE OVERLAPS WITH POPULATIONS IN LITHUANIA, BELORUSSIA, UKRAINE AND SLOVAKIA. A POPULATION IN WESTERN POLAND EXPANDED INTO EASTERN GERMANY AND IN 2000 THE FIRST PUPS WERE BORN ON GERMAN TERRITORY. IN 2012, AN ESTIMATED 14 WOLF PACKS WERE LIVING IN GERMANY (MOSTLY IN THE EAST) AND A PACK WITH PUPS HAS BEEN SIGHTED WITHIN 15 MILES OF BERLIN. A FEW SLOVAKIAN WOLVES DISPERSE INTO THE CZECH REPUBLIC, WHERE THEY ARE AFFORDED FULL PROTECTION. THE SPECIES IS FULLY PROTECTED IN NEIGHBOURING CROATIA AND SLOVENIA” (WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF).

PLEASE, HUNTING CLUBS, STOP PERCEIVING WOLVES AS COMPETITION WHEN HUNTING ELKS AND OTHERS. WILDLIFE DOES NOT BELONG TO ANY OF YOU, HUNTERS. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE FILTHY RICH OR ROYAL. THE FACT THAT YOU, TYCOONS AND LOADED ONES, HAVE BEEN GRANTED A LICENSE DOES NOT MAKE HUNTING WOLVES FOR SPORT RIGHT. WHEREAS WHEN WOLVES DECIDE TO KILL IS MERELY FOR SUSTENANCE, AND THEY DO IT RIGHTFULLY SO. BUT YOU DO NOT! KILLING WOLVES, ELKS, DEERS, BEARS, ETC., AS A SPORT IS REALLY PATHETIC, AND ABERRANT! KILLING MAGNIFICENT CREATURES LIKE WOLVES WILL NOT HELP YOU LIVE A LIFE THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER. YOUR LIFE WILL BE FILLED WITH QUITE THE OPPOSITE. WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR EXCUSES SUCH AS THAT YOUR TYCOON FRIENDS HUNT AND A LOT OF DEALS ARE MADE DURING THE HUNTING. WE ALL KNOW, AND YOU DO TOO, THAT ALL THAT IS IRRELEVANT. FORGET ABOUT MONEY AND POPULARITY, AND START BEING YOURSELF. GOD ONCE TOLD NOAH TO PRESERVE A PAIR OF ANIMALS OF EACH SPECIES MAKING IT CLEAR FOR US THAT THEY ARE SACRED AS WE ARE AS WELL, AND THAT THE CIRCLE OF LIFE MUST CONTINUE. THE LION KING BY ROGER ALLERS AND ROB MINKOFF WAS INFLUENCED BY THE BIBLICAL TALES OF JOSEPH AND MOSES, AND HERE WE SEE HOW MUFASA, KING OF LIONS, TELLS HIS SON, SIMBA, ABOUT THE CIRCLE OF LIFE AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES EACH OF US HAS TO PRESERVE. IN THIS CIRCLE OF LIFE WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER. THE MOMENT SOMEONE, A TOWN, A COUNTRY KILLS AN ANIMAL, SAY A WOLF, FOR SPORT, WHEN THIS ANIMAL HAS NOT EVEN ATTEMPTED TO DO ANY HARM WHATSOEVER TO ANYONE THAT IS WHEN THINGS IN GENERAL START GOING WRONG IN THAT PERSON´S LIFE, IN THE TOWN, OR IN THE COUNTRY ITSELF. EVERY LITTLE ACT WE DO IN THIS LIFE HAS REPERCUSSIONS IN OUR OWN LIFE AND IN THE WORLD ITSELF. THEREFORE, THE ONLY WISE THING TO DO HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE IS RESPECT EVERYONE, EVERY ANIMAL AND EVERYTHING ON EARTH, IF WE REALLY WANT LIFE TO BE RESPECTFUL WITH EACH OF US. RIGHT NOW WE CAN ALL SEE NATURE IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE GREED AND DISRESPECT WE HAVE ALL BEEN SHOWING FOR OUR NEIGHBOUR WOLF COMMUNITY AMONG MANY OTHERS. THE SAYING THAT EVERY TOWN HAS WHAT IT DESERVES CAN BE APPLIED TO EVERY CITY, COUNTRY AND OTHERS. EACH OF US IS A NANOPARTICLE COMPARED TO THE WHOLE UNIVERSE. OUR GALAXY, THE MILKY WAY IS JUST ONE AMONG THE THOUSAND MILLION EXISTING GALAXIES IN THE UNIVERSE. AS WE ALL KNOW THE MILKY WAY HAS THOUSANDS OF STARS AND OUR PLANET, THE EARTH, REVOLVES AROUND ONE OF THESE STARS, THE SUN. MISTAKENLY, MANY HUMAN BEINGS THINK THAT EACH ONE OF THEM IS SO POWERFUL AS THE SUN, HAVING EVERYONE REVOLVING AROUND THEM, THINKING THEY ARE ENTITLED TO DO OR UNDO WHATEVER THEY WANT ON THE EARTH AS IF EACH ONE OF THEM WERE THE OWNERS OF THIS PLANET. HOWEVER, NONE OF US OWN THE EARTH. THE EARTH IS OUR HOME. IT IS SUCH A PERFECT, SMART SHELTER FOR HUMAN BEINGS AND ANIMAL COMMUNITES THAT ONLY GOD CAN GET THE CREDIT FOR ITS CREATION. HUNTERS IGNORE THAT BAD PRACTICES LIKE KILLING INNOCENT WOLVES WILL BOUNCE BACK TO THEM SOONER THAN LATER. WHY? IT IS JUST THE WAY IT IS, AND IT MAKES COMPLETE SENSE. WE ALL GET WHAT WE GIVE. THE MORE WE RESEARCH ON LIFE, THAT IS , THE EARTH, THE HARVESTS AND THE ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEING COMMUNITIES THE MORE WE REALIZE EACH ONE OF US GETS WHAT EACH ONE OF US GIVES. SAY EACH ONE OF US WANTS TO START FROM SCRATCH, DESIRES TO STOP BAD PRACTICES AND FINALLY START GIVING, GIVING, GIVING AND GIVING IN ALL DIFFERENT FACETS OF OUR LIFE. SAY, FOR EXAMPLE MR. Q. IS A HUNTER AND HE IS NOT LEADING A HAPPY LIFE BECAUSE OF UNFORTUNATE, UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES LATELY. WELL, THE FIRST THING MR. Q. HAS TO DO IS TO PSYCHOANALYZE HIMSELF. HE HAS TO DO HIS JOB, BEING HONEST WITH HIMSELF, ADMITTING KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS IS WRONG DESPITE THE FACT MANY OF HIS FRIENDS ARE HUNTERS. MR. Q. HAS TO ADMIT THAT KILLING AN ANIMAL WOULD ONLY BE JUSTIFIABLE IF HUMAN BEING COMMUNITIES WERE UNDER EXTENUATING HUNGER CIRCUMSTANCES. ONLY THEN IT WOULD BE EXCUSABLE. EXCUSES SUCH AS SAYING THAT HUNTING HAS BEEEN A COMMON PRACTICE FOR CENTURIES, OR THAT DOING SO YOU CAN SOCIALIZE, MAKE DEALS OR HANG AROUND, ARE SIMPLY WRONG. WOLVES FEEL PAIN AND ARE CONSCIOUS OF IT AS DOGS ARE TOO. RICH ONES, ROYAL ONES, WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP SLAUGHTERING THESE CARING, SOCIAL NEIHGBOURS OF US?, WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP KILLING MOOSE, BEARS, AND OTHER LARGE ANIMALS? WHEN YOU, HUNTERS, KILL ELKS OR LARGE ANIMALS YOU ARE FORCING OUR LOVING NEIGHBOURS, WOLVES, TO KILL LIVESTOCK TO SURVIVE, THOUGH WOLVES DO NOT WANT TO DO SUCH A THING. OVER THE CENTURIES WOLVES HAVE ALWAYS FED ON ELKS, DEERS AND LARGE ANIMALS. ONLY WHEN HUNTERS STARTED KILLING WOLVES´ PREY WAS WHEN WOLVES DID NOT FIND ANY OTHER NOURISHMENT BUT KILLING SHEEP, AS THEIR ONLY FEED AVAILABLE. WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP BEING SELF-CENTERED?, WOULD YOU REALIZE NONE OF US OWN THE ECOSYSTEM?, WON´T YOU REALIZE WOLVES ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD WHEREAS YOUR HUNTING IS NOT?

MANY PEOPLE DO JUST WHAT THEIR FRIENDS DO, WITHOUT ANALYZING WHETHER THE PRACTICE THEY DO WITH THEIR FRIENDS, SAY HUNTING INNOCENT ANIMALS FOR SPORT, IS RIGHT OR WRONG. IF EACH ONE OF US IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET TO THIS POINT, THAT IS, TO ADMIT A TRADITIONAL PRACTICE TO SOCIALIZE, TO HAVE FUN, TO MAKE DEALS OR TO HANG AROUND, AMONG MANY OTHER REASONS, IS TOTALLY WRONG, THEN WE WILL BE ALL ON THE RIGHT TRACK. HUNTERS LIKE MR. Q. ARE OFF TRACK. THEY NEED TO PUT AN END TO THAT BAD PRACTICE, AND OTHERS, IF IT IS THE CASE. ONCE THEY START FROM SQUARE ONE, BEHAVING HUMBLY, LIKE THE NANOPARTICLE EACH ONE OF US IS COMPARED TO THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, THEN THEY WILL SEE, IF THEY ARE PATIENT, HOW THINGS SLOWLY START CHANGING AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND LOVE BOUNCE BACK INTO THEIR LIVES. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS TO REALIZE AND ERRADICATE THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. WE WANT OUR LIVES TO BE BETTER AND OUR AFTERLIFE INCREDIBLY AWSOME. LET US DO EVERYTHING LOVINGLY, LET US BE PATIENT AND LET US NOT FORGET ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY, AND WE WILL SEE AMAZING THINGS IN OUR WAY.

“WOLVES REQUIRE LARGE AREAS OF CONTIGUOUS HABITAT THAT CAN INCLUDE FORESTS AND MOUNTAINS TERRAIN. SUITABLE HABITAT MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT ACCESS TO PREY PROTECTION FROM EXCESSIVE PERSECUTION, AND AREAS FOR DENNING AND TAKING SHELTER” ( GRAY WOLF-BASIC FACTS ABOUT GRAY WOLVES-DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE ). “ONE OF THE REASONS THAT PEOPLE DON´T LIKE WOLVES IS THAT THEY ARE KNOWN TO KILL DOMESTIC ANIMALS. THE PROBLEM THOUGH ISN´T ONE THAT THE WOLVES SHOULD BE BLAMED FOR. INSTEAD, IT´S THE RESULT OF HUMANS CONTINUALLY MOVING IN ON THE LAND THAT USED TO BE THEIR NATURAL HABITAT TO ROAM. THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY INSTINCTIVELY ARE PROGRAMMED TO ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF NATURE” (WOLVES AND HUMANS-WOLF FACTS AND INFORMATION).

PLEASE, LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS STOP USING LETHAL METHODS AGAINST WOLVES BECAUSE THEY PLAY A RELEVANT ROLE IN THE WORLD ECOSYSTEM. “KILLING WOLVES BREAKS UP PACKS. SMALLER PACKS HAVE HARDER TIME SUCCESSFULLY BRINGING DOWN LARGE PREY (ELKS, COUGARS, DEERS, ETC.). THEREFORE, SMALLER PACKS ARE OFTEN FORCED TO FIND PREY THAT´S EASIER TO KILL, SUCH AS LIVESTOCK”, THAT IS, WOLVES ARE FORCED TO DO SOMETHING THEY DO NOT WANT TO, JUST BECAUSE THEY CANNOT FIND ANY OTHER SURVIVAL WAY OUT. “BESIDES THAT, WOLVES ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR LESS THAN 1% OF ALL LIVESTOCK DEATH. COEXISTENCE IS THE RIGHT RANCHING SOLUTION FOR ALL” ( QUICK FACTS-MYTHS BUSTED-LIVING WITH WOLVES ). FARMERS, WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP PERCEIVING WOLVES AS WHAT THEY ARE NOT?

RESEARCH ON YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SHOWS THAT WOLVES ARE KEYSTONE SPECIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE BOOSTED ECOSYSTEMS SINCE 1995, THAT IS, WHEN WOLVES RETURNED. WOLVES ARE SUCH EXPERTS ON BALANCE THAT WOLVES ACHIEVE AN OPTIMUM EQUILIBRIUM AS TO PREYS (ELKS, COYOTES, JACKALS, DEERS, ETC.), LARGE PREDATORS, AND ALSO VEGETATION ALONG RIVERBANKS. WOLVES PRESENCE MAKE ELKS AND OTHERS MOVE AWAY FROM THESE RIVER BANKS AND SO PLANTS START GROWING THERE AGAIN, WHICH SHELTER SWANS, SONGBIRDS AND OTHERS. ALL THIS GREENERY COOLS THE WATER OF THE RIVER CREATING A BALANCED AQUATIC HABITAT AS WELL. “WOLF PREDATION ON SHEEP IS ONLY 1%, WHEREAS COYOTE PREDATION ON THEM IS 25.3%, WEATHER IS 22.6% , UNKNOWN REASONS IS 7.7%, DISEASE IS 11%, AND LAMBING COMPLICATIONS IS 9%, AMONG 12 PERCENTAGE CATEGORIES ON THE TOPIC”. HAVING MENTIONED THESE STATISTICS THE ONLY GOOD SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING WOLVES AND LIVESTOCK IS COEXISTENCE. “THE RESULT IS FEWER DEAD CATTLE AND SHEEP AND FEWER DEAD WOLVES”. HERE ARE THE STEPS TO BE TAKEN FOR SUCCESSFUL COEXISTENCE:

1.“THE USE OF GUARD DOGS AND NIGHT WATCHMEN PROVIDES ADDED PROTECTION FOR THE HERDS AND FLOCKS”.

2.ELECTRIFIED FENCING, OFFERING PROTECTION FOR NEWBORN ANIMALS, AND NURSING MOTHERS”.

3.“THE COLLARING OF WOLVES AND THE USE OF RADIO TELEMETRY TO KEEP LIVESTOCK AWAY FROM CONFLICT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT WOLVES OFTEN USE THE SAME DEN EVERY SPRING” ( LIVING WITH WOLVES. RANCHING SOLUTIONS ).

4.THE REASON WHY WOLVES ENTERED AREAS WITH CATTLE IN THE PAST IS BECAUSE THE CARCASSES OF DEAD ANIMALS WERE LEFT ON RANGELAND. THEREFORE, THE SOLUTION IS REMOVING THE CARCASSES OF DEAD CATTLE, SO THAT WOLVES ARE NOT LURED INTO IT.

THE WORLD IS UPSIDEDOWN BECAUSE POLITICIANS ARE NEITHER TRUE NOR HUMBLE ENOUGH TO LEARN FROM THE PAST, NOT REPEATING THE SAME MISTAKES. “UNTIL RECENTLY THE RESTORATION OF THE GRAY WOLF TO A PORTION OF ITS NATURAL HABITAT IN THE LOWER 48 STATES WAS ONE OF THE SUCCESS STORIES OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) OF 1973. HOWEVER, THE JOB IS FAR FROM COMPLETE AND NOW THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR WANTS TO ALLOW THE STATES TO RETURN TO MANY OF THE SAME METHODS OF THE 1800S AND EARLY 1900S THAT LED TO THE ERADICATION OF THE WOLF IN CALIFORNIA AND ELSEWHERE” ( WOLVES THREATENED: ENDING FEDERAL PROTECTION IS A MISTAKE. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. JULY, 2, 2013 ). THIS IS REALLY SERIOUS AND WE SHOULD ALL BACK UP WOLVES FOR MANY REASONS. WOLVES´ MAIN THREAT IS HUNTING CLUBS. “ELK HUNTING GROUPS MISTAKENLY SEE THE WOLF AS COMPETITION FOR THEIR SPORT. THIS REPRESENTS A GRAVE MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE ECOLOGY OF PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIPS. ANOTHER THREAT WOLVES FACE IS SHEEP AND CATTLE RANCHERS WANTING TO SEE THEM ERADICATED THOUGH “LIVESTOCK LOSSSES TO WOLVES ACCOUNT ONLY FOR LESS THAN 0.1 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL LIVESTOCK IN IDAHO, WYOMING, AND MONTANA IN 2012” THE GRAY WOLF BEING DELISTED IMPLIES “INDISCRIMINATE, AGGRESSIVE HUNTING, TRAPPING AND SNARING OF WOLVES. SINCE DELISTING IN IDAHO, NEARLY 700 WOLVES HAVE BEEN KILLED BY RECREATIONAL HUNTING. IN SOME AREAS OF IDAHO, WOLVES, INCLUDING LACTATING FEMALES AND PUPS, CAN BE KILLED AT ANY TIME. IN 83 PERCENT OF WYOMING, WOLVES CAN BE KILLED “YEAR ROUND, IN ANY NUMBER OF WAYS, WITHOUT A LICENSE. AND MONTANA´S PROPOSED MANAGEMENT PLAN WILL ALLOW UP TO FIVE WOLVES TO BE KILLED PER HUNTER/TRAPPER. THIS IS NOT SCIENTIFIC STEWARDSHIP. THE NOW FAMOUS LONE WOLF OR-7 TRAVELED FROM OREGON TO CALIFORNIA IN DECEMBER 2011 BUT WANDERED BACK IN OREGON IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR. IT DEFIES LOGIC TO DECLARE THE GRAY WOLF POPULATION RECOVERED IN CALIFORNIA. THE SAME IS TRUE IN OTHER STATES WITH EXCELLENT WOLF HABITAT AND ABUNDANT ELK AND DEER SUCH AS UTAH AND COLORADO. LIKE CALIFORNIA, THESE STATES HAVE NO ESTABLISHED WOLF POPULATIONS, YET THERE WOULD BE NO FEDERAL PROTECTION FOR A WOLF SHOULD IT WANDER IN. THIS ACTION WILL END RECOVERY IN THESE STATES BEFORE IT STARTS. WHY DELIST THE GRAY WOLF IN STATES WHERE IT DOES NOT YET EXIST, UNLESS THE GOAL IS TO KEEP THE POPULATION AT ZERO? THE GO-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE PROPOSED GRAY WOLF DELISTING ENDS SEPT. 11. NEWLY CONFIRMED SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL NEEDS TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC THAT WOLF RECOVERY HAS NOT EVEN BEGUN IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER STATES. WOLVES NEED OUR VOICES. PLEASE, HOWL YOUR SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL PROTECTION OF THE GRAY WOLF UNTIL RECOVERY IS COMPLETE, AND STOP THE WOLF HUNT” ( WOLVES THREATENED: ENDING FEDERAL PROTECTION IS A MISTAKE-SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. JULY, 2, 2013 ).

HERE ARE SOME MEASURES WE SHOULD ALL BE TAKING TO BE RESPECTFUL TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBOURING MAMMAL COMMUNITY, THE WOLF.

1.THE U.S. CONGRESS SHOULD “STOP UNDERMINING THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA). “THE STATED GOAL OF THE ESA IS TO SAVE SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION AND TO FULLY RECOVER THE SPECIES BY REMOVING THREATS TO ITS SURVIVAL” ( WOLVES THREATENED: ENDING FEDERAL PROTECTION IS A MISTAKE. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. JULY, 2, 2013). THESE DELISTING BILLS ARE BEING DRIVEN BY A SMALL GROUP OF EXTREMISTS AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT IDEOLOGIES WHO ARE POURING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO FAT CAT LOBBYISTS AND PRESSURE TACTICS. CONGRESS HAS NO BUSINESS DECIDING WHETHER WOLVES, OR ANY OTHER SPECIES, SHOULD BE LISTED. DELISTING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES THIS WAY SETS A TERRIBLE PRECEDENT AND LEAVES THE ESA VULNERABLE TO AN ENDLESS SUCCESSION OF CONGRESSIONAL DELISTING ATTACKS. MANY SPECIES RELY ON THE ESA FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. ALLOWING THE EROSION OF THIS BEDROCK OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WOULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR OUR NATION. AS STEWARDS OF OUR NATURAL HERITAGE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DEFEND THE LAWS THAT PROTECT OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE AND LANDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. THE PATH TO EXTINCTION IS PAVED WITH ATTACKS LIKE THESE. THAT´S WHY I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO OPPOSE H.R. 884, H.R. 843 AND H.R. 1985 AS WELL AS ALL EFFORTS TO UNDERMINE THE ESA BY CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO DELIST PROTECTED SPECIES” (TELL CONGRESS TO STOP UNDERMINING THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT- DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE. EMERGENCY- HELP PROTECT WOLVES ).

2.RECREATIONAL HUNTING AND TRAPPING SEASONS ON WOLVES, ELKS AND BEARS SHOULD BE BANNED. A BILL SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY APPROVED TO BAN HUNTING WOLVES, ELKS AND BEARS.

3.COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA, THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, MONGOLIA, CHINA, THE UNITED STATES (WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA, ETC.) AND GREAT BRITAIN SHOULD STOP KILLING WOLVES FOR THEIR FUR. A BILL BANNING THE WOLF HUNT SHOULD BE APPROVED RIGHT AWAY.

4.PEOPLE WORLDWIDE SHOULD STOP BUYING FUR CLOTHES.

5.WHOLESALES AND RETAILERS SHOULD REFUSE TO GET FUR CLOTHES AS MERCHANDISE FOR THEIR OWN SHOPS.

6.ALL WORLD FARMERS SHOULD RECEIVE GRANTS FROM THEIR GOVERNMENTS SO THAT FARMERS CAN FINANCE THE PROTECTION THEY NEED FOR THEIR CATTLE, AND COMPENSATIONS FOR THE LOSSES DUE TO WOLVES, WHICH ARE CERTAINLY A FEW, IF AND WHEN FARMERS COMPLY WITH THE HYGIENIC CONDITIONS AGREED UPON INSIDE FARMS AND OUTSIDE, REMOVING CARCASSES OF DEAD SHEEP, IN ORDER NOT TO TEMPT WOLVES INTO IT.

7.ALL WORLD GOVERNMENTS SHOULD SERIOUSLY MAKE SURE ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS DO THEIR JOB. THE FACT THAT MANY FARMS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE IN UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS DUE TO THE VAST AMOUNT OF DOMESTIC ANIMAL WASTE SCATTERED ALL AROUND THE PLACES IS A REAL PROOF PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS ARE NOT COMPLYING WITH WORLDWIDE GOVENMENTS´ ORDERS. ANOTHER PROOF THAT ADDS TO THIS BAD PRACTICE IS THE FACT THAT WOLF PUPS AND WOLVES, AMONG MANY OTHERS, GET INFECTED, SUFFER A GREAT DEAL, AND SOMETIMES EVEN ATTACK HUMANS BECAUSE OF THE INFECTION, WHICH AGITATES THEIR WHOLE BEING TRANSFORMING THEIR PEACEFUL NATURE INTO AN AGGRESSIVE ONE. WE MUST NOT LET THIS NEGLIGENCE OCCUR AGAIN, BECAUSE IT RESULTS IN TOO MUCH UNNECESSARY PAIN FOR WOLVES AND FOR MOST OF US WHO LOVE THEM. IF WORLDWIDE GOVERNMENTS ASKED THEIR PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS TO MEET THE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AT FARMS AND WE SEE THE INSPECTORS DO NOT OBEY WE CAN CONCLUDE THESE INSPECTORS WHO FELL TO COMPLY WITH THEIR JOB LET THEIR PALMS BE GREASED. HEALTH INSPECTORS ARE CONSIDERED REGULATORS. IF THEY FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE GOVERNMENT´S ORDERS THEN WE ALL URGENTLY NEED SOME OBJECTIVE WORLD REGULATORS TO WATCH THESE INSPECTORS´ JOB, KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FARMS, MAINLY BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT ANY MORE SPREADING OF DISEASES OR OTHER DISASTERS OF THIS KIND TO STRIKE AGAIN.

8.PRESERVATION OF WOLVES HABITAT. LET US PROTECT FORESTS GROWING FRUIT TREES AND OTHER PERENNIAL ONES SO THAT THEY FIND FEED THROUGH THE YEAR LONG. THIS WAY WHEN PREY DENSITY IS REDUCED WOLVES ARE NOT FORCED TO ATTACK LIVESTOCK SINCE WE, HUMANS, HAVE LIMITED THEIR HUNDREDS OF MILES TO REALLY SMALL AREAS.

9.EDUCATING KIDS FROM A VERY EARLY AGE ABOUT THE VALUE IN PROTECTING WOLVES. SCIENCE TEACHERS SHOULD INCORPORATE THIS HIGH-INTEREST TOPIC IN THEIR EVERY DAY TEACHING TO EDUCATE KIDS IN LOVE AND PRINCIPLES. CERTAINLY, WOLVES TEACH US A LOT, PROVIDING US WITH WISEDOM.

10.MORE MOVIES ABOUT WOLVES SHOULD BE MADE TO FINALLY MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE BEAUTY AND VALUE OF WOLVES.

11.WE SHOULD KEEP WOLF PUPS AS PETS IF THEY ARE ORPHAN AND IF JUST AFTER THEIR EYES BEGIN OPENING. “SEVERAL HUNTERS OF THE USFWS KEPT WOLF PUPS AS PETS, WITH THE BEST RESULTS OCCURING WHEN THEY WERE CAUGHT JUST AFTER THEIR EYES BEGAN OPENING. IN CONTRAST, PUPS TAKEN AT 3-4 WEEKS OF AGE PROVED UNMANAGEABLE, WITH ONLY ONE IN 11 OF SUCH PUPS BECOMING TAME, DESPITE ONE MONTH OF EIGHT HOURS PER DAY OF SOCIALIZATION WITH PEOPLE. THOUGH WOLVES ARE TRAINABLE, THEY LACK THE SAME DEGREE OF TRACTABILITY SEEN IN DOGS. MOST ATTEMPTS TO TRAIN WOLVES AS WORKING DOGS HAVE MET WITH FAILURE” ( GRAY WOLF).

THE SAME LOVE AND RESPECT WE FEEL FOR OUR DOGS AND OUR CATS WE SHOULD FEEL FOR WOLVES. “WOLVES AND DOGS ARE PART OF THE SAME SPECIES AS TO THEIR DNA AND OTHER GENETIC STUDIES” ( WIKIPEDIA. GRAY WOLF ). IF SOMEONE SHOT OR SLAUGHTERED OUR DOG WE WOULD FEEL TERRIBLE, RIGHT? WELL, WE SHOULD BE UP IN ARMS AGAINST THE SLAUGHTERING OF WOLVES JUST THE SAME AS WE WOULD REACT WHEN IT COMES TO DOGS, SINCE THIS IS TAKING PLACE NOWADAYS. WE SHOULD ALL FLY IN A FIT OF RAGE WHEN WE HEAR “THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR APPEARS TO BE RESPONDING TO POLITICAL PRESSURE RATHER THAN PEER-REVIEWED SCIENCE TO REMOVE THE GRAY WOLF FROM THE FEDERAL LIST OF ENDANGERED WILDLIFE IN THE REMAINDER OF THE LOWER 48 STATES” (WOLVES THREATENED: ENDING FEDERAL PROTECTION IS A MISTAKE- SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. JULY, 2, 2013 ). “THE WOLF IS ACCEPTED TO BE THE ANCESTOR OF THE DOMESTIC DOG, AS THE WOLF IS THOUGHT TO HAVE SELECTIVELY BRED IN ORDER TO BREED APPEALING TRAITS TYPICAL OF PUPPIES AND TO ELIMINATE THE NOT SO APPEALING TRAITS OF ADULT WOLVES” (WOLF (CANIS RUFUS) – ANIMALS A-Z ANIMALS- ANIMAL FACTS ). WOLVES ARE NOT DANGEROUS. “OVER THE PAST 100 YEARS IN NORTH AMERICA, THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY 2 CASES IN WHICH WOLVES KILLED A HUMAN BEING, WHEREAS BEARS HAVE KILLED 40 SINCE 2000, AND SINCE 1990 COUGARS HAVE KILLED 9. IN THE U.S. DOMESTIC DOGS KILL ABOUT 30 PEOPLE EVERY YEAR” ( TACKLING THE MYTHS- LIVING WITH WOLVES ). WHO IS DANGEROUS NOW?

WOLVES NEED HUMAN BEINGS LIKE KEVIN COSTNER, JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD, MARC BEKOFF, BROOKS FRAY, JAMIE RAPPAPORT AND DON BARRY.  WOLVES NEED EDUCATING ADS WHERE WE SEE FOR EXAMPLE THE SCENE WHERE KEVIN COSTNER AND HIS WOLF, TWO SOCKS, ARE PLAYING AND CHASING EACH OTHER. WOLVES NEED LECTURES AND ARTICLES DEFENDING THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE, JUST SO RIGHTFULLY SO AS OURS. WOLVES NEED EACH OF US HOWLING FOR THEIR PROTECTION. IF WE BACK WOLVES UP GOD WILL ALWAYS BACK US UP, THAT IS, WE WILL ALWAYS BE PROTECTED AGAINST ANYTHING, NO MATTER WHAT. WHEREAS, IF WE DO NOT DO AS FOR WOLVES WHAT GOD EXPECTS FROM US WE WILL BE UNPROTECTED OUT THERE, AND WE WILL BE LETTING EVIL IN OUR LIVES AND IN THE UNIVERSE AS WELL. ARE WE GOING TO BE SIMPLY DANCERS OR RATHER HUMANS DURING OUR STAY HERE? THE BAND THE KILLERS URGED US TO THINK OF THIS IN HIS FAMOUS SONG ARE WE DANCERS OR ARE WE HUMANS? CERTAINLY, WE WANT TO BE HUMANS, WE WANT TO TAKE THE PATH OF THE HUMAN BEING LIKE LIEUTENANT JOHN J. DUNBAR ( DANCES WITH WOLVES ) AND LIKE CHEN ZHEN (THE LAST WOLF), WHO BOTH BECOME FRIENDS WITH WOLVES AND CRY FOR THEM WHEN THEY REGRETFULLY DIE.

THE MORE WE KNOW ABOUT WOLVES THE MORE WE SEE THE VALUE IN PROTECTING THEM AND THEIR HABITAT. LET US MAKE EACH DAY OF THE 365 DAYS AN EARTH DAY SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY RESPECT FOR OUR HOME AND OUR NEIGHBOURS HOME. THE BEAUTY OF THE WILD IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL OF ALL BEAUTIES. THE MOST EXPENSIVE, FAMOUS SCULPTURE MEANS NOTHING COMPARED TO A CENTENARY TREE; A FUR JACKET MEANS NOTHING COMPARED TO A WOLF; A PRICEY, MODERN PAINTING MEANS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE BEAUTY OF AN INTELLIGENT, LOVING, NOBLE ANIMAL AS THE WOLF IS. ALL THE RAGE SKYSCRAPPERS RUN BY GREEDY HUMANS MEAN NOTHING COMPARED TO LOYALTY, BRAVERY AND LOVE. LET US PRESERVE THE HABITAT WOLVES NEED SO THAT WE ARE NOT A THREAT TO OUR WOLF NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES. INANIMATE THINGS LIKE STATUES, CARS, WATCHES, CLOTHES, ETC., WILL NOT GIVE US THE BOOST WE NEED, AS NATURE ITSELF WILL DO FOR US IN THE SHORT AND LONG RUN. WE DEPEND ON NATURE AND ITS MAGNIFICENT WOLVES TO FEEL THEIR PASSION FOR LIFE, THEIR BRAVERY, LOYALTY AND THE LOVE FOR THEIR OWN ONES. THEY ARE OUR ROLE MODELS. HOWEVER, IF WE CONTINUE DESTROYING THEIR SPACE BECAUSE WE MISTAKENLY GO ON THINKING WE ARE GODS RUNNING THE SHOW HERE AND THERE WE WILL END UP DESTROYING WHAT SHOULD BE MOST DEAR TO US, OUR MOTHER NATURE, OUR OXYGEN BOOST, OUR TREASURE.

LET US NOT ALLOW POLITICIANS MEDDLE JEOPARDIZING PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES LIKE WOLVES. EVERYONE OF US SHOULD TELL THE U.S. CONGRESS TO PROTECT WOLVES, RELISTING THEM IN THE ESA. LET US TAKE THIS SUBJECT SERIOUSLY AND LET US BE AWARE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS GETTING MONEY THROUGH HUNTING TAXES AND FEES. OF COURSE, ALL THIS IS DIRTY MONEY AND ALL THESE HUNTING TAXES, FEES AND LICENSES SHOULD BE ERADICATED.

YES, NOW WE REALIZE WE HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF, BELIEVING THINGS WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT WERE NOT TRUE ABOUT OUR LOVELY WOLVES. NEVERTHELESS, WE ALREADY KNOW ALL THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR SOCIAL NEIGHBOUR, THE WOLF. WE HAVE GOT TO LOVE WOLVES BECAUSE WE LOVE DOGS, AND RESEARCH HAS SHOWN DOGS DERIVE FROM WOLVES. WOLVES AND DOGS ARE SO VERY MUCH RELATED THAT THEY SHARE ALMOST IDENTICAL EMOTIONS, BEHAVIOURS AND GENES. WE, HUMANS, WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK HAVE TO COHABITATE, BE CARING AND CONSIDERATE WITH WOLVES LIKE ESKIMOS IN ALASKA ARE WITH THEM. ESKIMOS HAVE NEVER REPORTED ANY DEATH OF HUMANS BY WOLVES, AND WE ALL KNOW WHY AT THIS POINT. IF WE REALLY CARE FOR WOLVES AND RESPECT THEM IN EVERY WAY WE WILL COEXIST WITH THEM AND BE FRIENDS WITH THEM. THEY ARE SUCH AMAZING, GOOD NATURE CREATURES THAT CAN ONLY DO GOOD TO OURSELVES IF WE ARE IN THE PATH OF THE HUMAN BEING, RATHER THAN IN THE TRACK OF THE CREEPY PREDATOR THAT DESTROYS ONE OF THE TREASURES GOD BLESSED FOR US ALL. THEY ARE SO SMART THAT WE SHOULD NOT UNDERESTIMATE THEM BUT BE FRIENDS WITH THEM. PROTECTING AND FEEDING THEM DURING WINTER WILL SURELY HELP GAINING THEIR TRUST AGAIN, IF WE ARE PATIENT AND STOP OUR GREED FOR ONCE.

WE ALL NEED TO STOP FOR A MINUTE WHATEVER WE ARE UP TO AND THINK OF WHAT WE ARE DOING KILLING THOUSANDS OF BEAUTIFUL LIVES. YES, THESE ARE CRIMES. NO SKYSCRAPER WITH THE BEST OF VIEWS, NO SPACE TRIP, NO ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET, NO OSCAR, NO GRAMMY, NO CAT WALK, NOT THE BEST OF CONNECTIONS, NOT ALL THE RAGE TECHNOLOGY, NOT THE MOST SOPHISTICATED PLACE IN THE WORLD, NOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH OR CITY WORLDWIDE, NO NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO A WOLF´S LIFE. I WOULD SAY “NO” TO ALL OF THOSE JUST FOR ONE WOLF´S LIFE. I SWEAR! IT IS JUST NOT RIGHT TO SLAUGHTER THESE SACRED MAMMALS, AS DOGS AND WE, HUMANS, ARE SACRED ONES AS WELL. IF SOMEONE TOLD ME RIGHT NOW TO MAKE A WISH, I WOULD NOT SAY BECOMING RICH OR FAMOUS BUT RELISTING WOLVES AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, PROVIDING THEM THE PROTECTION, FOOD AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE.THEY HAVE BEEN MEN´S FRIENDS AS SO MANY MOVIES AND BOOKS PORTRAY THAT LOYAL RELATIONSHIP. I CANNOT HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR A STATE OR FOR ANYONE WHO SLAUGHTERS WOLVES. I WOULD NEVER PAY A VISIT TO A U.S. STATE WHOSE POPULATION HAS ALLOWED SUCH GENOCIDE. SUCH CRUEL PRACTICES AGAINST WOLVES, MAN´S FRIENDS, HAVE TO BE STOPPED RIGHT AWAY. WE DO NOT WANT ANY MORE SUFFERING, NO MORE UNNECESSARY PAIN. I CAN FEEL THEIR AGONY, FEAR AND HELPLESSNESS FROM WHERE THEY ARE, AND IT IS HEARTBREAKING. I LOVE WOLVES AS IF THEY WERE PART OF MY FAMILY. SOMETHING IN MY GENES MAKES ME SEE THEM AS FRIENDS WHO HELPED ME IN THE PAST. FOR SURE, I FEEL REALLY STRONG, AFFECTIVE BONDS WITH WOLVES.

GOD´S WORDS TO MOSES “I AM THE PATH, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” AIM TO WARN US OVER ALL THE LIES WE WILL BE HEARING ALONG THE WAY DOWN HERE. THROUGHOUT HISTORY “MOST ACCOUNTS OF SIOUX-PAWNEE RELATIONS SEE THE PAWNEES AS VICTIMS OF THE MORE POWERFUL SIOUX” (DANCES WITH WOLVES. WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA ). HOWEVER, KEVIN COSTNER IN DANCES WITH WOLVES UNLOCKS THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES PORTRAYING THE SIOUX AS WHAT THEY  WERE REALLY, THAT IS, AMAZING, LOVING, LOYAL HUMAN BEINGS, WHO LOVED TO LAUGH, AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO SAVE A FRIEND, WHEREAS THE PAWNEES ARE PORTRAYED AS WHAT THEY WERE, CRUEL AND INSENSITIVE ONES. DANCES WITH WOLVES WAS DIRECTED, PRODUCED BY AND STARRING KEVIN COSTNER. IT TOOK MR. COSTNER 5 YEARS TO MAKE THIS MASTERPIECE AND UNVEIL THE TRUE INNOCENT NATURE OF NATIVE AMERICANS CONFRONTED WITH THE VILLAIN NATURE OF WHITE PEOPLE IN GENERAL TERMS. THE KEY MESSAGE KEVIN COSTNER GETS US ACROSS IS THAT AMONG ALL THE WORLD PATHS THE BEST ONE IS THE PATH OF THE HUMAN BEING. WE HEAR IT WHEN CHIEF TEN BEARS TELLS LIEUTENANT JOHN J. DUNBAR THAT HE IS HAPPY JOHN DUNBAR HAS CHOSEN THE RIGHT TRACK OF THE HUMAN BEING. HOW MANY WESTERNS HAVE WE WATCHED THROUGHOUT OUR WHOLE LIFE WHERE NATIVE AMERICANS WERE PORTRAYED AS VICTIMS? JUST A FEW, RIGHT? ONCE AGAIN, HERE, IN DANCES WITH WOLVES KEVIN COSTNER SHOWS US WONDERFUL EXAMPLES OF HUMAN BEINGS, LIKE KICKING BIRD, WIND IN HIS HAIR ( WITH THE BEAUTIFUL, MEMORABLE LAST SCENE OF HIM TELLING JOHN DUNBAR REPEATEDLY: “YOU ARE MY FRIEND” ), STANDS WITH A FIST, BEAMING ( THE LITTLE BOY WHO IS SAVED BY JOHN DUNBAR), AND SO MANY MORE, THAT WE CANNOT HELP BUT LOVE ALL OF THEM, DREAM WITH THEM AND MISS THEM. NOWADAYS, IT IS HARD TO FIND INDIVIDUALS WHO REALLY CHOOSE THE PATH OF THE HUMAN BEING. THE ONES WHO CHOOSE IT ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES AS WOLVES ARE. SO PLEASE, IF YOU FIND ONE, PROTECT HIM, ADOPT HIM, LOVE HIM AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD LOVE YOURSELF. OUR WORLD NEEDS THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES FOR SURVIVAL REASONS. ONLY THE ONES CHOOSING THE PATH OF THE HUMAN BEING CAN PROVIDE OUR PLANET WITH THE HOLLISTIC BALANCE IT IS HUNGRY FOR.

FULLY UNACCEPTABLE !

 

WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT ZOOS WERE SAFE PLACES FOR ANIMALS, BECAUSE ACTUALLY, THEY HAVE BEEN SAFE LOCATIONS FOR ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS UNTIL RECENTLY. HOWEVER, NOWADAYS MOST ZOOS IN EUROPE ARE CARRYING OUT HORRIBLE MASSACRES AMID BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY ANIMALS. THESE ABOMINABLE PRACTICES ARE PERFORMED BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT THERE ARE SOME ANIMALS WHO ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN OTHERS. THEY CONSIDER SOME ANIMALS MORE VALUABLE THAN OTHERS BECAUSE OF THE RARE, DIFFERENT GENES THEY POSSESS.

WE, CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, CONSIDER ALL GIRAFFES, LIONS, BEARS, TIGERS, ZEBRAS, ETC. VALUABLE. WE, LIKE ALL OUR ANCESTORS, LIKE THE GREEKS, WHO WERE GREAT INTELLECTUALS, DO NOT CARRY OUT SUCH SEGREGATIONS AMONG ANIMALS.

FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS ANIMALS THEMSELVES HAVE ENSURED HEALTHY POPULATIONS. ANIMALS HAVE DONE WITHOUT GENETIC PROGRAMS, AND REALITY SHOWS HOW THE DIFFERENT SPECIES HAVE SURVIVED THROUGHOUT SO MUCH TIME.

MARIUS, AN EIGHTEEN-MONTH-OLD GIRAFFE, WAS ONE UNFORTUNATE ANIMAL AMONG THE VERY MANY, WHO WAS EXECUTED ON FEBRUARY 9TH, 2014 FOR NO REASON. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ORDERED TO KILL HIM SAY THEY KILLED MARIUS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE, AND BECAUSE MARIUS’S GENES WERE ALREADY WELL REPRESENTED. 

FIRST OF ALL, IF IT HAD BEEN A MATTER OF SPACE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THERE WERE OFFERS BY ZOOS AND BILLIONAIRES TO TAKE MARIUS INTO THEIR MANSIONS AND LIVE HAPPILY, BUT THE ZOO DIRECTOR REJECTED THE OFFERS AND PREFERRED KILLING MARIUS  TO SAVING HIS LIFE. THE FOLLOWING QUOTES FROM SKY NEWS UK ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 ILLUSTRATE WHAT IT HAS JUST BEEN POINTED OUT:

THE EXPRESSEN DAILY REPORTED THAT A SWEDISH ZOO,WHICH IS NOT EAZA-AFFILIATED, TRIED TO GET MARIUS TRANSFERRED THERE”.

“A DANISH PROMOTER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES WAS QUOTED AS SAYING HE HAD FOUND A BUYER FOR HIM”.THE PROMOTER´S NAME WAS CLAUS HJELMBAK AND TOLD THE EKSTRABLADET NEWSPAPER  (DANISH ONE ) WHAT COMES NEXT:

– “ THEY TURNED DOWN ADOPTION OFFERS FROM OTHER ZOOS, AS WELL AS A BID OF 500,000 EUROS, OR $ 682,000 FROM AN INDIVIDUAL, WHO WAS WILLING TO TAKE MARIUS IN “.

– “ ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS, A BILLIONAIRE, SAID THAT HE WANTED TO TRANSFER A FEW MILLION SO WE COULD SAVE THE GIRAFFE “.

– “ HE COULD EASILY HAVE LIVED IN HIS GARDEN IN BEVERLY HILLS, BUT THE ZOO DIRECTOR WAS NOT INTERESTED IN A SALE. I´M ANGRY “.

THE QUOTES BELOW ARE FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 :

– “ SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR BENGT HOLST SAID COPENHAGEN ZOO TURNED DOWN AN OFFER FROM YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK IN BRITAIN, WHICH IS A MEMBER OF EAZA, BECAUSE MARIUS´S OLDER BROTHER LIVES THERE, AND THE PARK´S SPACE COULD BE BETTER USED BY A “ GENETICALLY MORE VALUABLE GIRAFFE “ ” .

– “ YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK SAID IT CALLED COPENHAGEN ZOO ON SATURDAY WITH A LAST-MINUTE OFFER TO HOUSE MARIUS IN A NEW GIRAFFE HOUSE WITH ROOM FOR AN EXTRA MALE “.

– “ COPENHAGEN ZOO ALSO TURNED DOWN AN OFFER FROM A ZOO IN NORTHERN SWEDEN, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT AN EAZA MEMBER AND DID NOT WANT TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME HIGH STANDARDS, HOLST SAID”.

AS TO GENETIC PROGRAMS APPLIED TO ANIMALS WE CAN AFFIRM THAT ANIMALS DO NOT NEED TO BE KILLED BECAUSE THEIR GENES ARE NOT INTERESTING, THEY ARE OLD OR BECAUSE ZOOS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE. WE ALL KNOW THESE ARE JUST EXCUSES.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FAKE THEIR LOVE FOR THE JOB THEY HAVE. THEY FAKE IT SPECIALLY WHEN THEY DISPLAY CARING WORDS VERBALLY. NEVERTHELESS, WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTISING WHAT THEY PREACH, CONTRADICTIONS HELP US FIGURE THEM OUT. UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH MARIUS. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE OF HIS LIFE WERE THE ONES THAT EXECUTED HIM.

THE MAN WHO SHOT MARIUS RIGHT IN THE BRAIN WAS PROBABLY SCARED TO LOSE HIS JOB AND THAT IS WHY HE OBEYED ORDERS TO KILL THIS YOUNG GIRAFFE. HIS FACE SHOWED CONFUSION. THE PEOPLE AND THE CHILDREN THERE WERE APPALLED AT THE KILLING. NOONE EXPECTS TO HAVE TO SEE AN EXECUTION OF A HEALTHY ANIMAL IN A ZOO. THE ZOO STAFF TOGETHER WITH THE ZOO SPOKESMAN TOBIAS STENBAEK BRO WERE PROBABLY ALSO AFRAID TO BE FIRED SO THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE ORDERED TO, THAT IS, SLAUGHTER A LIVELY GIRAFFE IN FRONT OF A CROWD.

THE REASON WHY THE EXECUTION OF MARIUS WAS CARRIED OUT IN FRONT OF A CROWD WAS BECAUSE THEY WANTED ALL OF US TO THINK IT WAS ALL NORMAL. THEY WANTED TO JUSTIFY IT SOMEHOW. THEY KNEW SOONER THAN LATER THESE EXECUTIONS WOULD HIT THE MEDIA. CONSEQUENTLY, THEIR MANOEUVRE WAS TO GET AHEAD OF THE MEDIA TO MAKE IT SEEM RIGHT. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ALL KNOW THAT IS A CRUEL MANOEUVRE, WHICH GOES AGAINST LIFE GOOD PRACTICES. GOD HIMSELF ASKED NOAH TO SAVE A PAIR OF EACH SPECIES IN HIS ARK, MAKING IT CLEAR FOR US THAT ANIMALS ARE SACRED.

THESE QUOTES DOWN HERE ARE FROM THE MIRROR ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014:

– “ A FURIOUS BRITISH ANIMAL LOVER TWEETED TO COPENHAGEN ZOO. “SHAME ON YOU, AND FOR GIVING CHILDREN FRONT-ROW SEATS AT THE AUTOPSY ” “.

– “ ANOTHER CALLED FOR A BOYCOTT OF THE ZOO, ADDING: “ NOT ONLY DID THEY PUT DOWN A HEALTHY ANIMAL,THEY TURN IT INTO A SPECTACLE? CONFUSED””.

LOTS OF CRITICISM FROM THE ANIMAL PROTECTION GROUPS HAS BEEN HEARD. SOME OF THESE GROUPS ARE: DENMARK´S ORGANISATION AGAINST THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS, ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN AND BRITISH-BASED CAPTIVE ANIMALS PROTECTION SOCIETY. ALL OF THESE “ CAME OUT TO SAVE MARIUS FROM “ DEATH ROW ”  IN FEBRUARY ” (THE INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 ).

“ MORE THAN 33,000 PEOPLE SIGNED VARIOUS “ SAVE MARIUS ”  PETITIONS “(THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD FEBRUARY 10 2014 ), YET NEITHER THE SIGNATURES NOR THE VARIOUS ADOPTION OFFERS MANAGED TO KEEP MARIUS ALIVE.

“ THE ZOO SAID IT HAD NO CHOICE OTHER THAN TO PREVENT THE ANIMAL FROM ATTAINING ADULTHOOD, STATING THE CASTRATION WAS CONSIDERED CRUEL WITH “ UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS ”  AND THERE WAS NO PROGRAM TO RELEASE GIRAFFES INTO THE WILD ” .

IN THIS QUOTE THE ZOO IS GIVING US ONE MORE EXCUSE MAKING US BELIEVE THAT ADULTHOOD IS NOT GOOD, WHEREAS ADULTHOOD IS SYNONYMOUS WITH RICHNESS AND EXPERIENCE. SAD BUT TRUE: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIKE THEIR PETS ONLY WHILE THEY ARE BABIES. THEY STOP FANCYING THEM ONCE THEY GROW UP. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE TACKLED RIGHT AT PRIMARY SCHOOL AND AT HOME FROM AN EARLY AGE TO PREVENT LIFE BAD PRACTICES. THIS IS AN ERRONEOUS WORLWIDE ASSUMPTION. ELDERLY PEOPLE AS WELL AS OLD ANIMALS ARE NOT VALUED AS THEY SHOULD BE. THEY ARE THE GENERATION THAT HAS WORKED REALLLY HARD, AND THEY ARE A TREASURE OF KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE TO VALUE AND, WE NEED TO OPEN UP HUMBLY TO THEM TO NOURISH OUR BRAINS. PRIMARY EDUCATION SHOULD START URGENTLY TO TALK ABOUT THE RELEVANCE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE AND OLD ANIMALS TO STOP THIS RECURRING MISCONCEPTION THAT AFFECTS HUMAN BEINGS AND ALL ANIMALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. ONCE TEACHERS AND PARENTS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY, NECESSARY, NEW CHANGES WILL START TAKING PLACE. ONE OF THESE BIG CHANGES WILL BE THAT NEITHER THE ELDERLY NOR PETS WILL BE ABANDONED, JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE OLD.

“ ONE GROUP, ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN, URGED PEOPLE TO STOP VISITING ZOOS AS A PROTEST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED. THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN A STATEMENT WHAT FOLLOWS:

IT IS NO SECRET THAT ANIMALS ARE KILLED WHEN THERE IS NO LONGER SPACE, OR IF THE ANIMALS DO NOT HAVE GENES THAT ARE INTERESTING ENOUGH” “(THE NEW YORK TIMES ) .

THE FOLLOWING QUOTE IS FROM SKY NEWS UK ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014. SPOKESMAN STENBACK BRO SAID THIS: “ I¨M ACTUALLY PROUD BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE GIVEN CHILDREN A HUGE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ANATOMY OF A GIRAFFE THAT THEY WOULDN´T HAVE HAD FROM WATCHING A GIRAFFE IN A PHOTO ” .

OBVIOUSLY ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN IS TOTALLY RIGHT WHEN THEY URGE US TO QUIT VISITING ZOOS. EVERY YEAR 5,000 ANIMALS ARE EXECUTED IN ZOOS. THIS FIGURE SHOULD MAKE US ALL STOP FOR A MINUTE AND ASK OURSELVES WHY A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SOCIETY ALLOWS PREDATORS CARRY OUT SUCH EXECUTIONS.

LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS OF THE LIONS IN THE ZOO, RIGHT AFTER MARIUS WAS EXECUTED, WE REALIZE THE LIONS WERE DISAPPOINTED. MARIUS WAS SOCIABLE AND GOT ON WITH ALL ANIMALS IN THE ZOO. THAT IS WHY AFTER THE LIONS WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE KILLING, THE LIONS GOT REALLY ANGRY AT THE STAFF. THE SLAUGHTER BLEW THEIR TOP AND THE LIONS GOT SO FURIOUS THAT THE ZOO MANAGER DECIDED TO KILL THEM. THERE WAS NO REASON ONCE AGAIN TO EXECUTE BEAUTIFUL LION CUBS AND A PAIR OF LIONS. OUR FRIENDS, OUR ANIMALS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE EXECUTED JUST BECAUSE THE DANISH GOVERNMENT SPENDS TOO MUCH ON PERKS AND  FAR TOO EXPENSIVE CARS, AND BECAUSE THEY DO NOT GIVE DANISH ZOOS ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY THE AMOUNT OF FOOD ALL THE ANIMALS NEED TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY.

THE QUOTES DOWN BELOW ARE FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 :

” HOWEVER, THE ORGANIZATION ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN SAID THE CASE HIGHLIGHTS WHAT IT BELIEVES ZOOS DO TO ANIMALS REGULARLY”.

“ WHEN THE CUTE ANIMAL BABIES THAT ATTRACT VISITORS GROW UP, THEY ARE NOT AS INTERESTING ANY MORE” IT SAID”.

ELISA ALLEN, SPOKESWOMAN FOR PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN BRITAIN, SAID MARIUS´S CASE SHOULD SERVE AS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR EVERYONE WHO “STILL HARBOURS THE ILLUSION THAT ZOOS SERVE ANY PURPOSE BEYOND INCARCERATING INTELLIGENT ANIMALS FOR PROFIT ” ” . SHE SAID IN A STATEMENT:

“GIRAFFES RARELY DIE OF OLD AGE IN CAPTIVITY, AND HAD MARIUS NOT BEEN EUTHANISED TODAY, HE WOULD HAVE LIVED OUT HIS SHORT LIFE AS A LIVING EXHIBIT, STRANDED IN A COLD CLIMATE, THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM HIS TRUE HOME ” .

THIS LAST QUOTE IS FROM THE INDEPENDENT ON MARCH 25TH, 2014:

“COPENHAGEN ZOO THAT KILLED MARIUS THE GIRAFFE KILLS ONCE AGAIN FOUR HEALTHY LIONS, A PAIR OF ADULT LIONS AND TWO CUBS ONE MONTH AFTER SHOOTING MARIUS IN THE HEAD ” .

HAVING REACHED THIS POINT WE ALL AGREE WITH ELISA ALLEN, SPOKESWOMAN FOR PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN BRITAIN, WHEN SHE SAYS THAT ZOOS ONLY SERVE TO INCARCERATE INTELLIGENT ANIMALS FOR PROFIT. LET US ADD THAT THE DANISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD STOP THESE BAD PRACTICES PERFORMED IN ZOOS, BUT STARTING TODAY ONWARDS, AND MAKE IT CLEAR TO ZOOS THAT MONEY WILL BE GRANTED TO ZOOS ON CONDITION NOT ONE SINGLE ANIMAL IS EXECUTED AGAIN, AND THAT ALL ANIMALS, NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY ARE, ARE TAKEN CARE TO THE VERY LAST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. THIS GOES WITHOUT SAYING BUT, THIS ZOO POLICY SHOULD BE ON PAPER, SO THAT ALL ZOO ANIMALS LIVES ARE PROTECTED.

OUR WORLD, OUR SOCIETY, WE OURSELVES, NEED PEOPLE WITH ETHICAL PRINCIPLES. ENTREPRENEURS WILL ONLY KNOW WHICH CANDIDATES POSSESS THESE VIRTUES, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, IF THEY LOOK INTO EACH INDIVIDUAL´S LIFE, NOT JUST BY SOPHISTICATED TESTS. NOWADAYS, THERE ARE NOT TWO WAYS ABOUT IT. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO TRY TO FOOL ANYONE JUST FOR THE MONEY THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT LYING IN AN INTERVIEW, AND SAY THEY LOVE ANIMALS, WHEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS OUR MAMMAL COMPANIONS DO NOT MEAN A THING TO THEM. THAT IS THE CASE OF MARIUS, THE CUBS AND THE LIONS. THE AUTHORITIES WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO SAVE THEM KILLED THEM.THEY TRIED TO TAKE US TO THE CLEANER´S  MAKING US BUY THIS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME. THEY IGNORED WE RESPECT YOUNG AND OLD, WITH SPECIAL CARE FOR THE OLD ONES, AND THAT THE NAME OF THE GAME IS “ RESPECT ALL MAMMALS ” .ONLY INDIVIDUALS DRIVEN BY MORAL GUIDELINES, NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT ANY BRIBES WHATSOEVER, WILL HELP COMPANIES GROW, WILL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST, AND THEREFORE REFURBISH THE WORLD IN THE LONG RUN.

EVERYDAY WE ARE BEING MANIPULATED BY ADS TELLING US THAT WE SHOULD KEEP YOUNG, MAKING US BELIEVE OLD PEOPLE DO NOT COUNT. THESE SCAM TECHNIQUES TO SELL US A SPECIFIC PRODUCT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRUTH. WE ALL HAVE TO MUSTER THE COURAGE TO DEFEND LIFE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. LET US SHOOT FOR VALUING OLD PEOPLE, OLD ANIMALS, OLD BUILDINGS, AND OLD SAYINGS, AMONG MANY OTHERS. BY CARING FOR OLD PEOPLE AND ANIMALS RIGHT FROM AN EARLY AGE BOTH AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME WE WILL BE HAVING THE BEST EDUCATION AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO AVOID EXECUTIONS LIKE MARIUS´S, AND THE LIONS´ FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

NONE OF US CAN HAVE RESPECT FOR THE DANISH GOVERNMENT OR FOR ANY OF THE EAZA ZOOS THAT EXECUTE ANIMALS. WE DO NOT WANT SCIENTISTS FOR THIS, WE DO NOT WANT GENETIC RESEARCH FOR THIS AND WE DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT ANY ZOOS CARRYING OUT EXECUTIONS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

TODAY IT IS KEY TO GET TO KNOW EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO WORK IN THE SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRY. GOVERNMENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO FEEL THE URGE TO REQUIRE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF EACH PERSON WHO WANTS TO ENTER THIS INDUSTRY. THIS IMPLIES TO REALLY KNOW WHAT EACH ONE IS LIKE, BY OTHER MEANS OTHER THAN TESTS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A FIASCO, BECAUSE THE PERSON´S ANSWERS COULD BE FAR FROM TRUE. IF COMPANIES CONTINUE USING THE SAME KIND OF SELECTIVE STRATEGIES THEY WILL NOT BE HIRING THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE. IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEY WILL HIRE SCIENTISTS WITH NO VALUES, AND THEREFORE WE WILL BE ALL IN DANGER SOMEHOW. A RECOMMENDED 2014 FILM THAT EXEMPLIFIES THIS HUGE DANGER IS THE MAZE RUNNER BY WES BALL.

I AM A MAMMAL, YOU ARE ANOTHER ONE, WE ARE ALL MAMMALS WITH DIFFERENT SKILLS, TRYING TO LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER IN HOPES OF PRESERVING WHAT IS SACRED: L I F E. I FALL DOWN ON MY KNEES WHEN I LOOK AT THE PHOTOS OF MARIUS´S, THE CUBS´ AND THE LIONS´ EYES. LET US JOIN ALTOGETHER FROM EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND PULL OUR WEIGHT TO OPENLY SHOW OUR DISCONTENT WITH THE KILLINGS OF MARIUS AND THE LIONS, BEING WILLING TO SETTLE THIS ISSUE AND FIGHT SCIENTISTS AND GOVERNMENTS, WHENEVER AND WHEREVER, IF ANOTHER EXECUTION IN ANY OTHER ZOO OCCURS.

COMPASSION, YES, COMPASSION !! WHERE HAS IT GONE ?

THERE ARE SOME NEWS WE READ AND KEEP COMING BACK TO OUR MINDS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. HERE IS ONE THAT LIVES WITHIN ME DAY IN AND DAY OUT. I READ ABOUT IT ONLINE IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, AND THE HEADLINE SAID “ WILD DOGS TAKING CONTROL OF THE STREETS IN DETROIT “. THE ARTICLE SAID THAT THE DOGS WERE USING SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES TO GET FOOD OUT OF DUSTBINS.

AFTER READING THE WHOLE ARTICLE I FELT REALLY BAD FOR THOSE DOGS IN DETROIT, BECAUSE MOST DOGS THAT TRY DUSTBINS INSTEAD OF OPENED, GREEN AREAS TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT IT IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN ABANDONED BY THEIR OWNERS, AND THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIND FOOD. THESE DOGS HAVE KNOWN WHAT IS LIKE TO BE FED BY THIER OWNERS, HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE, AND THAT IS WHY THEY HANG AROUND CITIES, INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR A PREY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, LIKE WILD DOGS DO. THESE DOGS LONG FOR THEIR OWNERS  WHO PROVIDED THEM WITH EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED, WHILE THEY WERE THEIR FRIENDS OR SO THEY SEEMED UNTIL THEY DECIDED TO GET RID OF THEM, SINCE MOST OF THESE DOGS THINK THEY HAVE GOT LOST, AND DO NOT KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN BETRAYEDCERTAINLY, THESE DOGS ARE NOT WILD THOUGH THEY MAY LOOK LIKE IT, SLEEPING GOD KNOWS WHERE, EATING GARBAGE FOOD OR NOTHING AT ALL.  THESE ABANDONED CREATURES CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED. IT IS BEYOND THEIR UNDERSTANDING, AND THAT TOGETHER WITH A LACK OF FOOD MAKES THEM GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER DOGS , TO FEEL STRONGER.

THEREFORE, DOGS LEFT ALONE AROUND CITIES ARE WHATEVER YOU CAN NAME BUT WILD. THE ONLY WILD TRACE IN THEM IS THE ONE OF THEIR WILD ANCESTORS, GRAY WOLVES..

“ DOMESTIC DOGS ARE DESCENDED FROM GRAY WOLVES, WHO HAVE BEEN PACK HUNTERS WITH COMPLEX LANGUAGE.THESE SOPHISTICATED FORMS OF SOCIAL COGNITION AND COMMUNICATION MAY ACCOUNT FOR THEIR TRAINABILITY, PLAYFULNESS, AND ABILITY TO FIT INTO HUMAN HOUSEHOLDS AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS, AND THESE ATTRIBUTES HAVE GIVEN DOGS A RELATIONSHIP WITH HUMANS THAT HAS ENABLED THEM TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPECIES ON THE PLANET TODAY. “ 

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE DOGS’ OWNERS FROM DETROIT DID THE WORST THING THEY COULD DO, THAT IS, BETRAYING THEIR BEST FRIENDS. DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OF THOSE DOGS WANDERING AROUNG THE DUSTBINS IN DETROIT? DID ANYBODY SHOW ANY COMPASSION HELPING ANY OF THESE ? THESE DOGS FROM DETROIT JUST WANT WHAT YOU AND I WANT. IT IS SO SIMPLE AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME, THAT IT IS HEARTBREAKING THINKING THAT THESE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF CRUEL OWNERS ARE REGARDED AS A PROBLEM TO SOCIETY. THESE DOGS ARE NOT A PROBLEM. ON THE OTHER HAND, THEIR OWNERS, AND PEOPLE ABANDONING THEIR PETS, ARE A BIG TROUBLE FOR THE WORLD, BECAUSE OF ALL THE PAIN THEY CAUSE, NOT ONLY TO THEIR PETS, BUT ALSO TO THE PEOPLE WHO GET CONCERNED ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING, AND HELPING OTHERS DO THE BEST THING FOR ALL OF US. THESE IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE WHO ABANDON THEIR PETS DO NOT HELP CREATE A BETTER WORLD. EVERY LITTLE ACTION IN THIS WORLD HAS SUCH BIG DIMENSIONS EVERYWHERE , TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL THE CONNECTIONS WE ALL HAVE WITH ALL THE UNIVERSE , THAT EVEN SMALL ACTIONS HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON ALL OF US.

YOU KNOW THE SAYING “ DESPERATE SOLUTIONS FOR DESPERATE SITUATIONS “. WELL THEN, PUTTING OURSELVES IN THESE STREET DOGS´ SHOES, LIKE REGRETFULLY MANY OTHER DOGS WORLDWIDE ARE AT THIS VERY MOMENT, IT IS NO WONDER THEY BEHAVE DESPERATELY, SINCE THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE DESPERATE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT DOGS PROVIDE US WITH EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, ONCE WE HAVE DONE THE TRAINING REQUIRED TO TRANSFORM ANY DOG INTO A PET .

BONDING BETWEEN HUMANS AND DOGS OCCURRED BETWEEN 19.OOO AND 30,000 YEARS AGO, LIKELY IN THE CONTEXT OF HUNTING. “

” A 2004 STUDY SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF COOPERATIVE HUNTING WAS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN WOLF DOMESTICATION. “

” THE COHABITATION OF DOGS AND HUMANS WOULD HAVE GREATLY IMPROVED THE CHANCES OF SURVIVAL FOR EARLY HUMAN GROUPS, AND THE DOMESTICATION OF DOGS MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE KEY FORCES THAT LED TO HUMAN SUCCESS . “

“THE LATEST STUDY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI ) TO HUMANS AND DOGS TOGETHER PROVED THAT DOGS HAVE SAME RESPONSE OF VOICES, AND USE THE SAME PARTS OF THE BRAIN AS HUMANS, AND MADE DOGS UNDERSTAND EMOTIONAL HUMAN VOICES, MAKING DOGS SUCH FRIENDLY SOCIAL PETS TO HUMANS.”

MORAL EDUCATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SCHOOL SUBJECT, LIFE SUBJECT EVER TO BE TAUGHT AND LEARNT. SOME HAVE NEVER LEARNT IT ALTHOUGH IT WAS TAUGHT TO THEM AT SCHOOL. OTHERS LEARNT IT AND THANKS TO THEM SOME GOOD THINGS STILL COME UP, AS A RESPONSE TO INJUSTICES. NOWADAYS, MORAL EDUCATION IS NOT TAUGHT ANYWHERE, NEITHER AT SCHOOL NOR AT HOME. WE ARE LEFT STRANDED IN A WILD JUNGLE, WHERE EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT, AND EVERY BEHAVIOUR OR ACTION IS IDENTIFIED AS ADEQUATE. ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WITH MORAL EDUCATION WILL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ENOUGH TO KNOW WHETHER THAT ACTION, BEHAVIOUR OR OPINION IS RIGHT OR NOT, AND IT WILL MAKE THEM REACH THIS HIGHER LEVEL WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CALLED COMPASSION.

IN THE CASE OF OUR CURIOUS, PLAYFUL AND SOCIAL CREATURES THAT REPRESENTED FAITHFULNESS IN CHRISTIANITY, DOGS, WE ALL HAVE A MORAL DUTY TO REPORT WHENEVER WE SEE ANY DOGS BEING LEFT ALONE TO THEIR FATE, AND HELP THEM GET FOOD AND A HOME. IN THE LONG RUN, DOGS WILL TEACH US IMPORTANT LESSONS AND WE WILL HAVE FUN. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THE PROS WILL OUTWEIGHT THE CONS. SAY YOU WANT GOOD COMPANY. ONE SURE WAY TO GET IT RIGHT ON IS GOING TO ONE OF THE MANY SHELTERS OUT THERE AND ADOPT A DOG, FOR EXAMPLE, INSTEAD OF PURCHASING IT.

“EVERY YEAR BETWEEN 6 AND 8 MILLION DOGS AND CATS ENTER US ANIMAL SHELTERS. THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES ( HSUS ) ESTIMATES THAT APPROXIMATELY 3 TO 4 MILLION OF THOSE DOGS AND CATS ARE EUTHANIZED YEARLY IN THE UNITED STATES . “

“ A STUDY FOUND A THIRD OF DOGS SUFFERED ANXIETY WHEN SEPARATED FROM OTHERS . “

DOGS NEED SOCIETIES FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS THAT MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT EUTHANIZED, AND THAT PROMOTE ADOPTING THEM FROM SHELTERS. LET’S STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND PUT STREET DOGS OUT OF THEIR MISERYLET’S LOOK AT THE ISSUE. LET’S NOT SWEEP IT UNDER THE CARPET. THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. LET’S ALLOW DOGS BE PART OF US, GIVING THEM A HAND WHENEVER WE SEE ONE OR A GROUP OF THEM ABANDONED. THEY HAVE ALWAYS PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN OUR LIVES, HELPING US OUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS THAT ADOPTING ONE OF THEM WOULD BE THE ONLY RIGHT THING TO DO. LET’S KEEP OUR DOGS AS PETS WITH US ALL THE TIME GOD BLESSES THESE CREATURES TO LIVE WITH US. DOING IT SO WILL ONLY MAKE YOU A HAPPIER AND BETTER PERSON. ISN’T THAT SOMETHING?

ALL THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM DOGS, WIKIPEDIA-THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA.

 

HOW DARE YOU REMOVE OUR TUSKS !!!!

 

 

IF ELEPHANTS COULD SPEAK THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WOULD TELL US. THEY WOULD EXPLAIN US THAT THEY NEED THEIR TUSKS TO CARRY OUT EVERYDAY ACTIONS LIKE EATING TREE BARK, AND THAT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO EAT IT THEY HAVE TO PEEL THE BARK OFF WITH THE HELP OF THEIR TUSKS. THEREFORE, ELEPHANTS’ TUSKS ARE KEY TO THESE MAMMALS AND SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY EVERYONE.

THESE CHARISMATIC ANIMALS THAT INVITE YOU TO CHILL OUT JUST BY LOOKING AT THEM “  HAVE A FISSION-FUSION SOCIETY IN WHICH MULTIPLE FAMILY GROUPS COME TOGETHER TO SOCIALIZE ” .

” DEFINITELY , THEIR INTELLIGENCE HAS BEEN COMPARED WITH THAT OF PRIMATES AND CETACEANS, AND  THEY APPEAR TO HAVE SELF-AWARENESS AND SHOW EMPATHY FOR DYING AND DEAD INDIVIDUALS OF THEIR KIND  “.

ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC STUDIES, ELEPHANTS APPEAR TO FEEL EMOTION SINCE THEY BECOME INTERESTED IN ANY DEAD ELEPHANTS THEY FIND ANYWHERE. THEY ALSO HAVE GOT AN OUTSTANDING MEMORY. 

REGARDLESS HOW HIGHLY RECOGNIZED THEY ARE IN POPULAR CULTURE AND ART ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND DESPITE THE FACT THEY ARE AN ENDANGERED AND VULNERABLE SPECIES, COUNTRIES SUCH AS BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, ZIMBABWE, MALAWI AND SOUTH AFRICA ALLOW RESTRICTED TRADE. IN THESE FIVE COUNTRIES AND IN OTHERS LIKE CAMEROON, GABON, MOZAMBIQUE, TANZANIA AND ZAMBIA, AUTHORITIES THERE ALLOW SPORT HUNTING AND  “ EXPORT QUOTAS FOR ELEPHANT TROPHIES  “. IN 2012, INDIA CARRIED OUT “ ONE OF THE WORST CONCENTRATED KILLINGS”  OF ELEPHANTS FOR THEIR IVORY. 

ALL RIGHT, HAVING REACHED THIS POINT, LET US ALL CALL A SPADE A SPADE, AND CLARIFY FIRST THAT ALLOWING IVORY RESTRICTED TRADE IS AS UNACCEPTABLE AS STATING THEY ALLOW UNRESTRICTED IVORY TRADEIN ADDITION TO THIS, WHO ON EARTH WOULD WANT TO TRAVEL TO THOSE AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WHERE SUCH HORRIFYING PRACTICES TAKE PLACE? NOT ME, FOR SURE!. HONOR TO GOD, I WOULD TURN DOWN ANY FREE LUXURY TRIPS TO ANY OF THOSE IVORY TRADE AFRICAN COUNTRIES. I WOULD NOT ENJOY MY STAY OVER THERE WHATSOEVER, JUST THINKING OF THE FACT THAT SUCH BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL ANIMALS ARE BEING KILLED BY SELFISH AUTHORITIES.

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT ELEPHANTS ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL MONUMENTS IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT TUSKS ARE FOR THEM, SO HERE GOES THE FOLLOWING.

MUCH OF THE INCISOR ( TUSK ) CAN BE SEEN EXTERNALLY, WHILE THE REST IS FASTENED TO A SOCKET IN A SKULL. AT LEAST ONE-THIRD OF THE TUSK CONTAINS THE PULP AND SOME HAVE NERVES STRETCHING TO THE TIP. THUS, IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE IT WITHOUT HARMING THE ANIMAL. WHEN REMOVED, IVORY BEGINS TO DRY UP AND CRACK IF NOT KEPT COOL AND MOIST “.

” TUSKS SERVE MULTIPLE PURPOSES. THEY ARE USED FOR DIGGING FOR WATER, SALT AND ROOTS; DEBARKING OR MARKING TREES; AND FOR MOVING TREES AND BRANCHES WHEN CLEANING A PATH ” .

” WHEN FIGHTING, THEY ARE USED TO ATTACK AND DEFEND, AND TO PROTECT THE TRUNK ” .

ELEPHANTS’ TRUNK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VERSATILE APPENDAGE. IT CONTAINS UP TO 150, 000 SEPARATE MUSCLE FASCICLES, WITH NO BONE AND LITTLE FAT ” .

TRUNKS HAVE MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BREATHING,  TOUCHING, GRASPING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ” .

” THE TRUNK’S ABILITY TO MAKE POWERFUL TWISTING AND COOLING MOVEMENTS ALLOW IT TO COLLECT FOOD, WRESTLE WITH CONSPECIFICS, AND LIFT UP TO 350 KG ( 770 LB ), AND SO LOSING THE TRUNK WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO AN ELEPHANT’S SURVIVAL”.

 HAVING SAID ALL THIS, WE CERTAINLY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, WHATEVER IS WITHIN OUR REACH, TO STOP THE IVORY TRADE., THAT IS JEOPARDIISING ELEPHANTS’ EVERYDAY LIFE.  REMOVING THE IVORY, THAT IS, THEIR TUSKS IMPLIES THESE MAJESTIC BEINGS ARE BOUND TO A SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH, REGARDING THE STATE OF LACK OF PROTECTION THE TRUNK IS IN, WITHOUT THEIR LIFE COMPANION TUSK. THIS CRUEL IVORY TRADE IS KILLING ELEPHANTS, MAKING THEIR TRUNKS FLOPPY. THEY START SUFFERING FROM TRUNK PARALYSIS, CAUSED BY THE DEGRADATION OF NERVES AND MUSCLES, LEADING THEM TO A SURE END TO THEIR LIVES.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RESPECTED. WELL, ELEPHANTS’ TUSKS (  IVORY ) IS ONE OF THESE. WHEN WE SAY IVORY, TUSKS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR TRUNKS, BECAUSE TRUNK AND TUSK ARE JOINED TOGETHER, AND REMOVING ANY OF THEM HARMS THE OTHER, PUTTING THEIR LIVES AT RISKELEPHANTS USE THEIR TRUNKS TO PUT ON SOME MUD ON THEIR SKIN AS A SUNSCREEN, TO PROTECT THEIR SKIN AGAINST INSECT BITES, TO BLOW DUST ONTO THEIR BODIES AS ANOTHER SKIN PROTECTION, TO SUCK UP WATER AND INHALE AIR.

ELEPHANTS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE BIRDS AND INSECTS ARE RELEVANT TOO, AND EVERYONE OF THEM IS CONNECTED, AS WELL AS WE ARE CONNECTED TO THEMCERTAIN INSECTS ARE NECESSARY TO GET RID OF HARMFUL, UNNECESSARY ONES. BIRDS ARE LOVELY, DESIRABLE CREATURES, WELCOMED ANYTIME, ANYPLACE. BIRDS AND INSECTS NEED SEEDS TO SURVIVE, AND ELEPHANTS ARE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS TO THE DISPERSION OF THEM, BECAUSE THEY INGEST AND DEFECATE SEEDS, AND AS A RESULT OF IT, THEY DISPERSE MANY OF THEM ALL OVER THE PLACE.. THAT IS WHY , ELEPHANTS ARE CONSIDERED  TO BE KEYSTONE SPECIES DUE TO THEIR IMPACT IN THE ENVIRONMENTS ” . ANOTHER WELL –WORTH MENTIONING TRAIT ELEPHANTS HAVE IS THAT AS THEY ARE SO SOCIALLY ORGANIZED, WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO OTHER AREAS,  THEIR YOUNG ONES ( CALVES ) ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROUP, IN ORDER TO BE PROTECTED.

APART FROM THE IVORY TRADE ANOTHER THREAT TO ELEPHANTS IS FOREST DESTRUCTION. THESE BIG MAMMALS NEED LARGE AREAS, AND AS THEY EAT CROPS IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO CREATE “ URBAN CORRIDORS “ ALLOWING ELEPHANTS HAVE THEIR OWN PATHS TO SPECIFIC FOREST AREAS. LET US ALL HAVE A LOT OF NERVE TO BE PERSISTENT ON PROTECTING ELEPHANTS. THEY ARE COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS WITHOUT US. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH DEATHS, BECAUSE EACH OF US HAS THE POWER TO DO SOMETHING TO STOP THE POACHING OF ELEPHANTS FOR THEIR IVORY, AND PROTECT THEM. LET US NOT BE PREDATORY NOR GREEDY, AND LET US VALUE AND RESPECT THESE SOCIABLE, CARING ANIMALS.

POLITICIANS SHOULD BE RESERVING FORESTS FOR ELEPHANTS, SO THAT THESE IMPRESSIVE ANIMALS CAN GET IN RETURN WHAT THEY GAVE US BACK THEN,  PROTECTING US IN WARS, AND HELPING US AT WORK FOR CENTURIES IN THE PAST. PRESERVING THEIR NATURAL HABITATS WILL BE GOOD FOR ALL MANKIND AND ANIMAL LIFE IN THE LONG RUN, AND IT WILL IMPLY RESPECT FOR OTHER BEINGS IS RESPECTED.

THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM  ELEPHANTS,WIKIPEDIA-THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA .

SOS, IT IS US, DOLPHINS!!

WE ALL REMEMBER FLIPPER, THAT GREAT DOLPHIN WE ALL WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE AS OUR NEIGHBOUR, OR PET, RIGHT?. WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, THERE SEEMS TO BE PEOPLE THAT EITHER HAVE NEVER WATCHED FLIPPER, OR IGNORE THESE CREATURES ARE FAR TOO SMART AND HELPFUL TO BE KILLED.

THIS IS TAKING PLACE IN TAIJI (JAPAN), PERU AND IN THE FAROE ISLANDS,                 “    WHERE DOLPHINS ARE TRADITIONALLY CONSIDERED FOOD AND ARE KILLED IN HARPOON OR DRIVE HUNTS   ”. CERTAINLY, HUMANS ARE A THREAT FOR DOLPHINS. PEOPLE ARE DUMPING WASTE AT SEA, MAKING DOLPHINS SUFFER FROM INFECTIONS. THESE INFECTIONS UNABLE THEM TO SWIM, AND THEREFORE, THEY ARE BOUND TO DIE. BESIDES THIS HUMANS ALSO DUMP AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE, HEAVY METALS AND PESTICIDES, AMONG OTHERS.

IN ADDTION TO THIS, “    DOLPHIN MEAT IS CONSUMED IN A SMALL NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WORLD-WIDE, WHICH INCLUDE JAPAN, THE FAROE ISLANDS AND PERU (WHERE IT IS REFERRED TO AS “CHANCHO MARINO” OR “SEA PORK” )    “. THIS IS TAKING PLACE IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT HEALTH TESTS HAVE SHOWN THAT DOLPHIN MEAT CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY.

THESE VIOLENT ACTIONS AGAINST SUCH WONDERFUL MAMMALS SHOULD BE FORBIDDEN, IF WE, HUMAN BEINGS,  CONSIDER OURSELVES CIVIC AND COHERENT. HUMAN BEINGS, BEING CONSIDERED SO BRILLIANT AT REASONING SHOULD BE COHERENT AND PRESERVE SUCH IMPRESSIVE CREATURES.

MOST PEOPLE LOVE DOLPHINS. THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS TO REALLY LOVE THEM. ONE OF THE REASONS IS THEIR AMAZING LEAPS, ABOVE THE WATER SURFACE.  WE MUST SAY THAT THEIR LEAPS ARE NOT JUST FOR ENJOYMENT, BUT FOR OTHER INTERESTING REASONS SUCH AS  “DISLODGING PARASITES, NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL DISPLAYS, ORIENTATION, SAVING ENERGY AND FOR FIGHTING    “. BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS ARE SO SOPHISTICATED THAT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE WHISTLE,  WHICH CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THE REST OF THE BOTTLENOSE ONES . CONSEQUENTLY, WE CAN SAY  BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS HAVE A STRONG MEMORY AS FOR THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF WHISTLES.

RESEARCH ON DOLPHINS HAS SHOWN    “    THEY HAVE HIGH INTELLIGENCE IN COMPARISON TO OTHER ANIMALS AND SHOULD BE SEEN AS NON-HUMAN PERSONS, WHO SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN SPECIFIC RIGHTS.  IT IS THEREFORE MORALLY UNACCEPTABLE TO KEEP THEM CAPTIVE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PURPOSES, OR TO KILL THEM, EITHER INTENTIONALLY FOR CONSUMPTION, OR UNINTENTIONALLY , AS BY CATCH”.

ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, DOLPHINS ARE SOCIAL AND LIVE IN SCHOOLS OF UP TO TWELVE OF THEM. THEY ESTABLISH STRONG SOCIAL BONDS, AND SO THEY OFTEN STAY WITH INJURED AND ILL INDIVIDUALS,  IN SOME CASES,  BRINGING THEM TO THE SURFACE SO THAT THEY CAN BREATHE. DOLPHINS HAVE PROVED TO BE REALLY BRILLIANT LIFEGUARDS IN MANY CASES,  BECAUSE “ THEY HAVE PROTECTED SWIMMERS FROM SHARKS, BY SWIMMING IN CIRCLES AROUND THE SWIMMERS, OR CHARGING THE SHARKS TO MAKE THEM GO AWAY ”.

WE ALL KNOW THE ANCIENT GREEKS WERE GREAT INTELLECTUALS, WHO WROTE MANY RELEVANT BOOKS.  WELL, THE ANCIENT GREEKS, AS WELL, WELCOMED DOLPHINS.  DOLPHINS APPEARED IN MANY ANCIENT GREEK COINS: IN MANY OF THESE COINS WE CAN SEE A BOY, A MAN, OR A DEITY RIDING ON THE BACK OF A DOLPHIN.

“ REPORTS OF COOPERATIVE HUMAN-DOLPHIN FISHING DATES BACK TO THE ANCIENT ROMANS.  NOWADAYS,  A HUMAN-DOLPHIN PARTNERSHIP OPERATES IN BRAZIL.  HERE, DOLPHINS DRIVE FISH TOWARDS FISHERMEN,   WAITING ALONG THE SHORE, AND SIGNAL THE MEN TO CAST THEIR NETS.  THE DOLPHIN´S REWARD IS THE FISH THAT ESCAPE THE NETS    “. FOR SURE, DOLPHINS HAVE HELPED US A LOT SO FAR. THEY HAVE EVEN PROVIDED A LOT OF HELP FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS, WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.  DOLPHINS HAVE PROVED TO BE EQUALLY HELPFUL TREATING PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION,  AND TURNING IT INTO MODERATE.

EVERYONE OF US IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT IS GOING ON ,  IF WE TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE FACT THAT SOME COUNTRIES, LIKE JAPAN, PERU AND THE FAROE ISLANDS ARE KILLING DOLPHINS FOR FOOD. CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS ARE NOTHING BUT CHEAP EXCUSES TO KILL THESE HEROIC BEINGS.  THESE TERRIBLE ACTIONS AGAINST DOLPHINS BY JAPANESE, FAROEN AND PERUAN PEOPLE DEPICT THEMSELVES. THIS IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE ,  AND SO WE SHOULD NOT GIVE ANY CREDIT TO PEOPLE WHO CARRY OUT SUCH DOLPHIN VANDALISM.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US TO DO SOMETHING GOOD.  IT IS FAIR TO DEFEND DOLPHINS,  SINCE THEY HAVE HELPED US SO MUCH SO FAR. I WOULD GLADLY GIVE ANYONE MONEY RIGHT NOW TO PUT AN END TO THESE ROOTHLESS PRACTICES. I MEAN IT!  JUST THINKING OF HOW MUCH PAIN ALL THE KILLED LOVELY DOLPHINS MUST HAVE SUFFERED WHILE THEY WERE BEING PUNCHED BY THE JAPANESE, FAROEN AND PERUAN PEOLE HURTS ME BADLY.

WE ALL PAY OUR TAXES,  SO WE ARE ENTITLED TO DEFEND OUR PRINCIPLES.  DOLPHINS ARE PART OF OUR PRINCIPLES, BECAUSE THEY HAVE PROVEN TO BE ADVANTAGEOUS AND SO HELPFUL TO HUMAN BEINGS THAT WE FEEL WE MUST MAKE IT UP TO THEM.  RESPECT FOR SMART, HELPFUL MAMMALS, NOT KILLING THEM, IS ONE OF OUR PRINCIPLES. IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO DEMAND PROTECTION OF DOLPHINS FROM JAPAN,  PERU AND THE FAROE ISLANDS.  THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE BUT SERIOUSLY.  I AM TALKING ABOUT POLITICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.  THEY SHOULD BE SETTING UP URGENT MEETINGS WITH JAPANESE, PERUAN AND FAROES AUTHORITIES TO STOP THESE KILLINGS.  THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE TACKLED RIGHT AWAY.  NO DELAYS ARE FAIR,   CONCERNING SUCH INTELLIGENT NON-HUMAN BEINGS.

LET US FINISH UP BY SAYING IT IS ALL UP TO OUR POLITICIANS.  WE NEED POLITICIANS TO TAKE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES SERIOUSLY,  BEING EFFECTIVE AND NOT OVERLOOKING WHAT IS RELEVANT AND ADVANTAGEOUS TO PEOPLE. WE,  HUMAN BEINGS,  LOVE DOLPHINS. THEY HELP US IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS,  AND THEY MAKE US SMILE SO MUCH THAT WE WANT TO STAND BY DOLPHINSWE WANT OUR POLITICIANS NOT TO WASTE ANY MORE TIME,  SET UP URGENT MEETINGS,  AND TELL JAPANESE (TAIJIES),  FAROES AND PERUVIAN PEOPLE TO QUIT KILLING OUR FRIENDLY COMPANIONS.

I AM SOLD ON THE FACT DOLPHINS DESERVE RESPECT AND MUCH MORE,  AND FOR THIS WE NEED COOPERATION BETWEEN MARINE ACTIVISTS AND THE MAJOR TUNA COMPANIES.  THE TUNA COMPANIES NEED TO CHANGE THE TYPE OF NETS TO CATCH TUNA, BUT NOT DOLPHINS.  THIS COOPERATION WILL COME TO TURNS IF POLITICIANS IMPLEMENT HIGHER SALARIES ON BOTH PARTS,  TAKEN BOTH SIDES RESPECT THE DOLPHIN RESPECT TREATY (DRT). THIS DRT ,  WE HAVE JUST CREATED,  WOULD IMPEDE ANYONE TO KILL DOLPHINS.  HAVING PASSED THIS TREATY WOULD MEAN POLITICIANS HAD ALREADY CHANGED THEIR VALUES,  BEING CONCERNED WITH IMPORTANT BEINGS,   AS DOLPHINS ARE.

SO AS TO HELP DOLPHINS SURVIVE WE NEED OUR POLITICIANS TO PUT THEIR MIND TO PRESERVE DOLPHINS LIVES.  YES!  THAT IS REAL BUSINESS!,  THAT IS  WISDOM!,  THAT IS WHAT WE ALL NEED FROM OUR POLITICIANS!. WE NEED OUR POLITICIANS TO CATCH OUR DRIFT AND BE CONCERNED WITH WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US,  AND  THEY COULD START BY BEING GENEROUS. WE,  WORLD INHABITANTS,  ARE HUNGRY FOR POLITICIANS GENEROSITY. OUR POLITICIANS COULD START BEING GENEROUS CUTTING BACK ON IRRELEVANT COSTS, SUCH AS PERKS AND EXPENSES. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY FOR THE POWERS THAT BE  TO GAIN CREDIBILITY,  AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT,  TO DO WHAT IT HAS TO BE DONE ACCORDING TO LIFE GOOD PRACTICES.

ALL THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM DOLPHIN-WIKIPEDIA,THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA.

 

ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TIPI, ORPHANED KITTEN SUCKING ACRYLIC BLANKETS.

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Our cat´s name is Tipi. She is two and a half years old. We first knew about her in September 2012. About a couple of months before we met her Tipi was still part of a feline litter. However, this situation did not last much because Tipi´s mother could not feed all of her kittens, and all kittens except Tipi died shortly before we knew about Tipi. Afterwards, the mother cat died of hunger and sadness to see all her kittens but one die little by little. The kittens died because the mother was unable to meet all of her kittens needs. On the other hand she met some needs of her kittens such as heat and sanitation. The most significant  need she could not meet was nutrition. It was the lack of nutrition which made the mother be poor in health, having inadequate milk supply and not sufficient quality of milk for such a large litter. As the mother was unable to care for all of her kittens only one lucky one survived.

For sure Tipi had a good chance at survival. It was at this time when Tipi became an orphaned kitten. One day Tipi noticed a basket nearby and entered it for shelter. Just some time after this was when my mother and I saw Tipi for the first time. We started to feed Tipi  taking her some food every day so that she would have at least the proper nutrition.  Little by little, day after day she would recognize our voices and presence. After spending some days off in Getxo we went back to Soria, but once there we could not stop thinking about Tipi. This was the reason why we decided to go back to Getxo again as soon as we could, to adopt Tipi and bring her back again with us to Soria. And so we did.

We managed to get Tipi come with us, but I must say that the long trip to Soria for an orphaned Kitten was somewhat memorable, to say the least. I must add that by feeding her every day we won her heart. Yes! That is the best way you can be successful in adopting an orphaned kitten. Any orphaned kitten that gets fed by someone every day, together of course with some love while feeding and being with them every day,  makes the difference.

Tipi, as any kitten, would huddle close together with her mother while she lived, to regulate her body temperature, until she developed control of her own thermoregulation. Once her mother died Tipi was very sensitive to changes in heat and humidity. Therefore, when we adopted Tipi she started sucking any blanket we provided her with. Tipi behaved like that because she missed her mother so much that she recalled the sucking she used to enjoy, huddling close together with her.

Tipi has been sucking acrylic blankets at least once a day until very recently, because she could not forget her mother, and also because of the hunger she suffered for quite a long time.
So we can say that not only mammary glands are suckled, but acrylic blankets are as well!  You can watch four videos of Tipi sucking her acrylic blanket, live, on Youtube.

Something else worth mentioning is that Tipi would be crying, specially at night, for more than six months, and all because of the trauma associated with her mother´s death. I have to admit it was not easy to hear and see her crying every  day.  I felt really bad for her. I let it be because I knew it would take her some time to heal the pain. The therapy we used to help her was the following: love, love and more love, if possible. Apart from this we provided her with the adequate nutrition, environment, mental and emotional support that she needed to overcome that trauma she had.

Manuals on orphaned kittens say that unhealty kittens cry a lot. Well then, according to those manuals, I have to admit Tipi is really healthy right now, because she has not cried ever since that long time now.

Tipi has been living with us for sixteeen months up to now, and I can say she is a completely different cat. She is a newborn cat, lively and full of happiness. As time goes by,  Tipi shows greater loyalty and deeper affection for us, apart from being smarter.

Let me encourage everyone of you to adopt any kitten or cat that needs shelter. Around parks, streets or many other different places you may see one of these lovely creatures. Please, do not have second thoughts; do not think about the  color hair or  eyes  It has got, or the look on the cat´s face either. All those characteristics are not relevant whatsoever. You can work wonders making any orphaned cat happy, and consequently , by turning the cat into a happy creature the cat becomes the most beautiful cat she has ever been before, physically speaking.  I can firmly state what I just said before because Tipi has never looked as beautiful as she does right now. No doubt about it, she is on cloud  nine!

WHY ARE ANIMALS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT WE THINK THEY ARE?

THEY PLAY AN OUTSTANDING ROLE IN OUR SOCIETY. WE PROVIDE THEM WITH THE FOOD AND SHELTER THEY NEED IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. WE BUY THEM ALL THE NECESSARY PRODUCTS FOR THEIR SAFETY AND FOR SANITARY REASONS. WE ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE EMOTIONAL CARE THEY LONG FOR. THIS IS A REAL SUPPLEMENT FOR THEIR HEALTH.

IN SPITE OF ALL THE MONEY, THE EFFORT, AND ALL THE TIME WE SPEND DOING SO, IT IS NOT SO MUCH IF WE COMPARE IT WITH THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THEY GIVE US.

THEY ARE SMARTER THAN WHAT WE THINK THEY ARELET US NOT UNDERESTIMATE THEM. IF WE TAKE THE TIME TO OBSERVE THEM ATTENTIVELY WE WILL LEARN ABOUT THEM. OBSERVATION TIME VARIES DEPENDING ON THE ANIMAL. WE WILL FIND OUT THEIR FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS ARE TO BE RESPECTED. IF SOMEONE FAILS TO DO SO THE ANIMAL WILL FIND OUT THAT THE PERSON IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY. WHENEVER THAT HAPPENS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR THE ANIMAL TO TRUST THAT PERSON AGAIN.
TRUTH IS THEIR LANGUAGE AND IT IS THIS SAME LANGUAGE THAT WE SHOULD BE USING WITH THEM EVERY SINGLE MOMENT. ONE MORAL LESSON MOST PEOPLE LEARN FROM THEM IS GENEROSITY. THEY ARE ALWAYS RIGHT THERE, NEXT TO US, READY FOR US, GIVING US WHAT THEY KNOW BEST: SHARING GLORIOUS MOMENTS.

ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO GET TO KNOW THEM BETTER AND LEARN FROM THEM IS WATCHING THE TV PROGRAMS MADE BY FELIX RODRIGUEZ DE LA FUENTE. I USED TO WATCH ALL OF THEM WHENEVER THEY WERE ON WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL.  THE PICTURES TOGETHER WITH THE STORY TELLING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS WERE JUST FANTASTIC. THEY NOT ONLY MADE A GOOD IMPRESSION ON ME BUT THEY IMPACTED ME SOMEHOW.

2009 WAS THE FIRST YEAR THAT I DECIDED TO HAVE A PET AT HOME. I ADOPTED A TWO-MONTH OLD KITTEN WHOSE MOTHER LEFT IT ON MY WINDOWSILL. THE MOTHER HAD A LARGE LITTER AND WANTED US TO HELP HER WITH THIS KITTEN, AND SO WE DID. THE MOTHER WOULD PAY US A VISIT EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE HIS KITTEN WAS ALL RIGHT AND TO THANK US HER SPECIAL, LOVELY WAY. THESE MEMORABLE MOMENTS REALLY PAY OFF!

THEY ARE OUR COMPANIONS AND HELP US IN MANY WAYS. WE ONLY HAVE TO START PAYING ATTENTION TO THEM TO FIND IT OUT. LET US ALL RESPECT OUR PETS, OTHER PEOPLE´S PETS AND ANIMALS IN GENERAL TERMS.

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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. TIPI ON CLOUD NINE
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2011. MY CAT, BRUTUS, ON MY WINDOWSILL.

 

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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2011. MY CAT, DORO, ON MY WINDOWSILL. ” I WANNA GO HOME! “
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2011, ELEPHANTS CELEBRATING LIFE !
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. MY CAT, TRAS, TAKING CARE OF BLAN.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009, TRAS ASKING BLAN THE FOLLOWING: “HOW ABOUT SOME HOT STUFF, BABE ?
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. TRAS LOVING MY CAT, BLAN, AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. MY CATS, TRAS AND BLAN, IN MY LIVING ROOM.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. MY CATS, TRAS AND BLAN. IN WINTER.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. TRAS AND BLAN , KEEPING EACH OTHER WARM
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2010. MY CAT, TRAS, KISSING BLAN.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009 TRAS, TRYING TO GET SOME SLEEP.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009 MY CAT, BLAN, TAKING CARE OF TRAS.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. MY CAT, TIPI, PLAYING AROUND. ” EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS “.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2011, MY CAT, LIN, YAWNING. ” ROLLING STONES “.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009 MY CAT, TRAS. CHILLING OUT.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. MY CATS, BRUTUS AND DORO, WATING TO BE FED IN MY LIVING ROOM.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. LET US GROW POSIDONIA !!
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. MY CAT, TIPI, TAKING IT EASY, AFTER PLAYING AROUND
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2007. HARRY POTTER.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. MY CAT, TIPI, SHORTLY AFTER COMING TO MY HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. TIPI HAVING FUN.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. TIPI FLIPPING OUT.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2009. TRAS AND BLAN, LOVING EACH OTHER.
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS, 2012. MY CAT, TIPI, STANDING UP WITH THE HELP OF MY MOTHER.