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Heather Jenkins

"To make a difference."

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
female, age 25
single
Speaks: English
Joined Nov 16, 2005


 
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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein


Circus Animals- The HORRIBLE truth!


This is Tyke. About 10 years ago she rebelled (on television worldwide) and rampaged the streets before being shot down by 87 bullets. She lay in the streets crying for two hours before she finally died. In the picture you can see the fear in her wide eyes and the blood on the broken body. She stood/stands for all the animals used in circus acts worldwide. Her terrible death inspired people to ban circus acts using animals and led to the founding of the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee.

However, animals such as Tyke are still used in circus acts. Forced to look stupid and to do demeaning tricks, for so called "human entertainment." Other examples of circus animal suffering:
2Jennys' condition when she arrived at a sanctuary after being a Hawthorn/circus rental elephant. 

Do you think he belongs here?

Look at the state and size of his cage...



A camel being beaten...

 
And it goes on...PLEASE don't support animal circuses!



http://www.atourhands.com/circus.html  
http://www.circuses.com/feat/shrine/
http://www.circuses.com/introduction.asp
http://www.circuses.com/bullhooks.asp

"As I walked along the seashore
This young boy greeted me.
He was tossing stranded starfish
Back to the deep blue sea.
I said "Tell me why you bother,
Why you waste your time this way?
There's a million stranded starfish
Does it matter, anyway?"

And he said, "It matters to this one.
It deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one.
I can't save them all I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll return it to the sea.
It matters to this one,
And it matters to me."

I walked into the shelter,
The owner greeted me.
She was helping Misty learn to trust.
She was struggling I could see.
I said, "Tell me why you bother,
Why you waste your time this way.
Misty's only one of thousands,
Does it matter anyway?"
And she said, "It matters to this one.
She deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one.
I can't save them all I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll help her be what she can be.
It matters to this one...

...And it matters to me." 

FUR

Right Now:
• Right now, there are young, confused, hungry foxes in a den crying for their mother, who will never come home.

• Right now, there are snow-covered raccoons shivering in cramped, exposed wire cages on fur farms, where they'll spend the rest of their sad, empty lives.

• Right now, thousands of frantic minks run in circles inside their tiny cages day after day, year after year.

• Right now, an alarmed coyote claws furiously at a steel-jaw leghold trap that bites down on his life-long mate, her bones crushed, her body limp.

• Right now, a caged wolf sends out her last broken-spirited howl to her canine family hiding among the trees.

• Right now, an inquisitive, brave lynx furiously fights the suffocating grasp of a metal trap that clamps down on his neck. He frantically claws the merciless trap but quickly weakens. His fight will soon be over. Your fight has just begun.
China's Dog and Cat fur trade...
I am not sure whether they are alive... 
  
Dog in cage, waiting for death.
 

I AM THE OWNER OF THIS COAT

I am the owner, the owner of this coat
Brown eyed, small
Without a hope,
Soon to perish, soon to cry
Just so you may wear, my fur with pride...
You may not wonder, how I feel
N' you may not know, my pain is real
But I wonder, how you live with YOU
As you live with me -
Now I'm through...
Yes I grace your neck,  oh I keep you warm
And through my death, there's your careless arm -
Oh you're stroking oh, what once was alive
My heart, my bone, laid aside...
Now I'm merely, dirt and dust
Just a memory, of broken trust
Just an animal, for you to KILL
A trinket made of life, for your fashion thrill...
Oh I have no voice
Oh I have no name
Just a wretched piece of meat
Drowning in vain
Oh speak for me now
Oh please hear my plea..
Oh don't, don't, don't, don't turn your back on me...
SOLO
I am the owner, the owner of this coat
Brown eyed, small
Without a hope,
Soon to perish, so soon to cry
Just so you may wear, my fur with pride....
(c) Daines/Killington
All Rights Reserved
(mcps) ASCAP

http://sirius.2kat.net/dogsforfur.html
http://itstheirdestiny.2kat.net/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhXNiKIKLPk

Please only view this video (In the above link) if you are 18 years or older. (Advised by the website)     Anybody that wears fur is supporting this kind of cruelty. It is disgusting and whats worse is that the law actually allows it.     PLEASE don't support fur! We all have a  voice, but it is up to each of us to use it. Boycott fur and those who wear it and finally...spread the word!!!

Can I also say that I have watched all the videos and looked at all the websites that I am providing the links for. It is heartbreaking, but I want to spread the word and can only do so, by watching the evidence and finding it all out for myself. If you can, then please do the same.

Please also follow this link and watch the video on the Australian wool industry. WARNING : It made me cry and it is graphic, made me even gladder that I'm a veggie!

http://www.peta2.com/TAKECHARGE/t-auswoolmission.asp

A Day At The Park
He is just like other dogs I would always say; He loves to go to the dog park to play every day

Everyone loves him there, so it's ok; My dog won't fight--he wasn't raised that way

But then one day, right before dark, A troubled young man came into the park

He had by his side the biggest dog I'd ever seen, And unfortunately for us, both were quite mean

We asked very nicely if they would just go; The dog answered with a snarl and the man with a harsh "NO!"

Well his dog was a terror, threatening to all; Then he started a fight with a Lab over a ball

They fought pretty hard and the man would not intervene; Then here comes my dog and pushes right in between

He grabbed that big dog and thrashed him around; And with one quick jerk threw him down on the ground

The Lab was able to escape; I heard everyone cheer; But my dog was now in a frenzy and would not let me near

When he finally let go, what I saw stopped my heart; That big mean dog had been torn apart

The authorities were called, the big dog was now dead; But they didn't take the big dog; they took my dog instead

We all tried to explain that my dog saved the day; But because of his breed he was taken away

You see my dog was a Pitbull and they don't get any breaks; One small incident is all that it takes

A dog had died; And though he hadn't started the fight, My dog was held responsible for what happened that night

He was deemed a danger to all and sentenced to death; And I hold him now as he takes his last breath

It's my fault that my dog is being killed today; Please listen for a moment to what I am going to say

Everyone warned me about his potential to fight; I said it won't happen, I am raising him right

And now my dog is paying the ultimate price; Because I was stubborn and wouldn't take the advice

He only did what he was bred to do; Learn from our story; don't let it happen to you.

 Sue Gauthier.  (I hope that this lady doesn't mind me having this on here. I was just touched by her words, as I have a rather beautiful pitbull cross myself. If there is a problem with this poem or any of the other info/peoms/pictures being on here then just message me. I have done my best with referencing etc.)


                     DEFORESTATION

One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second.

Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation.

There were an estimated ten million Indians living in the Amazonian Rainforest five centuries ago. Today there are less than 200,000.
- http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm 

Everyday animals and birds are taken for the illegal pet trade or shot by poachers and sold as body parts to tourists or for traditional medicine. Everyday more and more animals lose their home, as their world disppears around them.Everyday we take another step forward to losing more of them them forever. 



Does this scare you? If it doesn't, then it should. 

If you think that the consequences of deforestation won't effect you, then you are sincerely wrong. Deforestation on this scale effects the world's weather patterns, making the weather more extreme, while speeding up the process of global warming.

Rainforest petitions to sign:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/741089099
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/935075622?ltl=1141452971

Global warming:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/816188111?z00m=33278
 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, 1 Dolphins Lovers, Activists Against Factory Farming, Animal Education and Petitions, Animal Magick, Animal Petitions, Best Friends Animal Society, Boycott Animal Circuses, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Cat Lovers, DAILY INSPIRATION, Defenders of Wildlife, Dog Lovers, ENYA more »
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Birthday Nov 10, 1988  
Languages English  
About Me Moods can change quickly. I know what I believe and want to make a difference to the world and its inhabitants.
Caring, trustworthy, passionate.
I have been described as feisty by other people.
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  Lifestyle
Pets Ferrets, Called Jasper, scooby and honey bear., Cat-Raffi  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Wiccan/Pagan/Druid  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I'm related to Charles Darwin.
My Philosophy Love Like you've never been hurt
Work like you don't need the money
and Dance like no ones watching
What Gives Me Hope My friends and family. And natures beauty.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Remove President Bush from his throne!
Give animals/nature the same rights as humans.
What/who changed my life and why 2 friends of mine and my mum changed my life just by helping me see who I was and what I could be.
What Bugs Me Ignorant people  
Passions Animal rights!, Nature, I love dancing  
Inspirations Knowing that you' can make a difference, Love and kindness, Natures' beauty  
What Scares Me What people are doing to the world  
  Favorites
Role Models My mum, Nicky, Jane Goodall  
Quotation It takes many animals to make a fur coat, but just one ignorant human to wear it. And "In the North the ice is melting. What will it take to melt the ice in the human heart" -Angaangag Lybetta, leader of the eskimo nation from greenland.
and:
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
Interests Animal welfare. Wildlife in general and  
Books The Ten Trusts- Jane Goodall, In the shadow of man by jane goodall, Harry Potter Series  
Music I listen to pretty much anything..., but not heavy metal etc  
Movies Moulin Rouge, Ever After, The Lion King, while you were sleeping, practical magic  
TV Shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, charmed, (but I don't have a television.)  
Favorite Foods Fruit, icecream!!!  
Favorite Places With my cat, My bedroom when it is tidy!, by the ocean and just by water (a river  
Can't Live Without My mum, friends, animals, nature, Love, hope. Ok so that's 6, maths was never my strong point  
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    Nov 10, 2013 8:08 PM

    Tracy B. (673)

    Hi there! I only just recently got back to Care2, playing catch-up!  Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your friendship, and wish you a very happy birthday!!  Enjoy!!


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    Kucinich did HIS job, now it is up to US to do OURS!

    http://www.care2.com/news/member/276942576/769781

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    Mar 24, 2008 11:19 AM

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    Ratty R. (160)

    Let's push Conyers over the edge by flooding his office with phone calls, faxes, and Emails on Monday and Tuesday. Let him know that only impeachment hearings

    1-will make it on TV,
    2-will force compliance with subpoenas by eliminating "executive privilege",
    3-will hold brazen criminals accountable, and
    4-will convince voters that Democrats care about the Constitution.

    Call 202-225-5126

    Fax 202-225-0072

    Email
    john.conyers@mail.house.gov

    Plus just search on here or wherever for more thing to do, but just DO SOMETHING !

    Impeach Bush AND Cheney!

    If you are from another country than the US, we still need you to speak up and help us, this affects the whole world!

    IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY !


    Jan 29, 2008 3:15 AM

    Ratty R. (160)

    The whole WORLD needs to help us stop the lunatics that have taken control of the United States. No matter where you are from, please help us wake people up.

    http://www.afsc.org/cost/

    Here is the link to the vid on youtube, please share it and go there and comment and rate it, that will help more people see it, and do everything you can to end this war and stop others from happening.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnq6cD5jk1Q

    Peace, Rats


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    Have a week of love and laughter!


    Apr 30, 2007 9:23 PM

    Roxy B. (136)

     

    please don't forget about lolita, neglected orca in miami, FL. If you haven't already go and sign the petition or send this message around to whoever hasn't!  Thank you so much from me and from Lolita!
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/939693208


    and while your clicking away at petitions please help us save the panther!!  So much of Florida's wildlife is at stake. Will you please help them?
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/607920770


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