START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Anne K.

"Ban Declawing"

Bradenton, FL, USA
female, age 51

My Page Billboard


Many care2 members profiles display contempt for "anyone who would hurt an animal", yet their favorite foods include chicken, beef, pork, dairy...?  I wonder if these people are also buying products that are needlessly tested on animals, such as cosmetics, toiletries, and household cleaners? 

Michael James Faulkner - Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Michael James Faulkner, 59, of Ada, Oklahoma, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest, for his poem "Froggie Never Went a Courtin'".

Froggie Never Went a Courtin'

I live inside a small glass cage,
With plastic limbs and leaves,
There is no sun, there is no rain,
There is no cooling breeze.
I'd love to go a-courting,
But there's no one here like me.

My life began in a breeder's tank,
Never seen a real tree,
Probably wouldn't recognize one,
If it fell on top of me.
I spend my hours motionless,
Wishing I was free.

When I came here from the pet store,
There was another in poor health,
But he passed away the second day,
On an overheated shelf.
The Big Hand took his body off,
And left me by myself.

Huge faces many times my size,
Peer into my prison flask,
How nice for them; they're entertained,
But I am fading fast.
I'm just some human's knick-knack,
Inside my cage of glass.

I could have lived in a forest,
And climbed the tallest tree.
I could have had a girlfriend,
And made other frogs like me.
I could have eaten tasty bugs,
But it was not meant to be.

And on the day I breathe my last,
Inside this glassy wall,
They'll take my body out of here,
To the bathroom down the hall.
The toilet lid's my funeral bier,
And I will float in state.
The Big Hand will pull the chain,
And flush me to my fate.

"Thank you for choosing my poem from so many worthy candidates. I hope it succeeds in helping people feel what it is like to be locked in a cage and will change their attitudes toward how they treat their fellow sentient beings." -- Michael James Faulkner

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Introduce yourself to Anne
  Home Contact Info
City Bradenton 
State/Province, Country FL, USA 
Home Page  
  Work Contact Info
State/Province, Country ,  
  Introduce yourself to Anne
My Thank You Notes
Friends of Anne

Mathew W.

Nia M.

Nara C.

Jewels S.

Jim W.

View all: 133 friends
My Video    
Loading video...
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    Viewing 20 of 206: view all | add a comment »
    Dec 27, 2014 5:37 AM

    john p. (224)

    Dec 25, 2014 11:18 AM

    john p. (224)

    I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

    Dec 24, 2014 4:52 PM

    john p. (224)

    Dec 23, 2014 2:29 PM

    john p. (224)

    Merry Christmas


    Dec 22, 2014 9:43 PM

    john p. (224)

    Dec 20, 2014 10:21 PM

    john p. (224)

    Dec 19, 2014 2:24 PM

    john p. (224)

    Dec 18, 2014 7:08 PM

    Ben O. (358)

              Winter 2

    Dec 15, 2014 11:19 PM

    Slava R. (1266)

    Dec 7, 2014 5:28 PM

    Ruth S. (298)
    Christmas Picture
    Nov 24, 2014 1:10 PM

    john p. (224)

    "Love Is All Around"

    Nov 18, 2014 8:08 AM

    john p. (224)

    With a little help from my friends

    Nov 15, 2014 9:19 PM

    john p. (224)

    Nov 13, 2014 9:25 PM

    john p. (224)

    Nov 11, 2014 1:23 PM

    john p. (224)

    Happy Veterans Day


    Nov 10, 2014 6:06 PM

    john p. (224)

    Nov 9, 2014 10:25 PM

    john p. (224)

    Have A Wonderful Day!


    Nov 8, 2014 3:56 AM

    john p. (224)

    "The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money".....Thomas Jefferson


    Oct 26, 2014 7:39 PM

    john p. (224)

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world......Mahatma Gandhi


    Oct 25, 2014 10:48 AM

    john p. (224)

    , Total Send green star »
    3 Testimonials view all
    Profile theme: "Nature: Longhouse"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate