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Aug 11, 2008

...NOT THIS!
 

I know that the above photo is graphic and disturbing. I have been educating myself on the poaching ( "bushmeat" ) of primates over the last few months, with a strong focus on the Mountain Gorilla. I can only say, that the gentle gorillas need saving more than ever. It is bittersweet that this small population has been 'discovered'. It is great for the population #, but now the gorillas will be easier to trek by poachers & can become victim to diseases &/or sickness via human.

If anyone would like a listing of links related to Mountain Gorillas,( &other primates) anti-poaching organizations, primate groups... I will be updating my Care2 page with information in the next few days with info & links pertaining to the gorillas & the issues surronding their existance.

I also have another webpage at: http://julesrs007saveanimals.blogspot.com/ 

If you still want more info, please  let me know & I will give you any inforation I have.  Thank you all for your time & help.

Sincerely,

Julie

PLEASE sign, forward & X-POST this petition. I know that we can do better than 2300 signatures!

From Protect Gorillas From Deforestation - The Petition Site:


Protect Gorillas From Deforestation
Target: Congo's Ministry of Environment
Sponsored by: Care2.com

Great news for one of the world's most endangered animals: researchers have discovered some 125,000 western lowland gorillas that were previously uncounted in the Congo Basin. Until now, scientists believed there were only about 50,000 of these endangered gorillas left.
But this exciting new population estimate does not mean gorilla numbers in the wild are now safe. The western lowland gorilla continues to come under threat as timber companies move into the Congo Basin, home to more than a quarter of the world's tropical forest. Without careful management of the forest resources, western lowland gorillas and other gorilla subspecies will remain severely endangered.
Now more than ever authorities need to stem rampant deforestation, to preserve the habitats of the great apes and to support long-term sustainability of the region's natural resources.
Please urge Congo's Ministry of Environment to deny all deals that were signed illegally under the country's moratorium on new logging contracts.

ACTUAL PETITION:

"We are happy about recent news that researchers have discovered some 125,000 western lowland gorillas that were previously uncounted in the Congo basin. Until now, scientists believed there were only about 50,000 of these endangered gorillas left.

But this exciting new population estimate does not mean gorilla numbers in the wild are now safe. The western lowland gorilla continues to come under threat as timber companies move into the region. Logging and land clearance for farming are eating away the Congo Basin, home to more than a quarter of the world's tropical forest. Without careful management of the forest resources and strict enforcement of protected areas, the western lowland gorillas and other subspecies of gorillas will remain severely endangered.

Now more than ever it is essential to preserve the habitats of the great apes and support reforestation.

In 2002, with the Democratic Republic of Congo partially under the control of rebels, the country issued a five-year moratorium on new logging contracts to try and stem rampant deforestation. But the measure went largely unheeded and companies continued to sign new deals.

We ask that officials review the government-sponsored working group's recommendation on August 6, 2008 to cancel more than three quarters of its logging deals for not meeting necessary standards. But we are concerned that these recommendations did not go far enough. Sixteen of the 29 titles received a favorable opinion from the working group, despite being obtained in clear violation of the five-year moratorium on new logging contracts.

We urge you to comply with the five-year moratorium, and deny all logging contracts that were signed under moratorium.

Thank you for protecting the future of endangered gorillas and the biological diversity of the Congo basin."


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Aug 11, 2008

I know that the above photo is graphic and disturbing. I have been educating myself on the poaching ( "bushmeat" ) of primates over the last few months, with a strong focus on the Mountain Gorilla. I can only say, that the gentle gorillas need saving more than ever. It is bittersweet that this small population has been 'discovered'. It is great for the population #, but now the gorillas will be easier to trek by poachers & can become victim to diseases &/or sickness via human.

If anyone would like a listing of links related to Mountain Gorillas,( &other primates) anti-poaching organizations, primate groups... I will be updating my Care2 page with information in the next few days with info & links pertaining to the gorillas & the issues surronding their existance.

I also have another webpage at: http://julesrs007saveanimals.blogspot.com/ 

If you still want more info, please  let me know & I will give you any inforation I have.  Thank you all for your time & help.

Sincerely,

Julie

PLEASE sign, forward & X-POST this petition. I know that we can do better than 2300 signatures!

From Protect Gorillas From Deforestation - The Petition Site: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/269086042


Protect Gorillas From Deforestation
Target: Congo's Ministry of Environment
Sponsored by: Care2.com

Great news for one of the world's most endangered animals: researchers have discovered some 125,000 western lowland gorillas that were previously uncounted in the Congo Basin. Until now, scientists believed there were only about 50,000 of these endangered gorillas left.
But this exciting new population estimate does not mean gorilla numbers in the wild are now safe. The western lowland gorilla continues to come under threat as timber companies move into the Congo Basin, home to more than a quarter of the world's tropical forest. Without careful management of the forest resources, western lowland gorillas and other gorilla subspecies will remain severely endangered.
Now more than ever authorities need to stem rampant deforestation, to preserve the habitats of the great apes and to support long-term sustainability of the region's natural resources.
Please urge Congo's Ministry of Environment to deny all deals that were signed illegally under the country's moratorium on new logging contracts.

ACTUAL PETITION:

"We are happy about recent news that researchers have discovered some 125,000 western lowland gorillas that were previously uncounted in the Congo basin. Until now, scientists believed there were only about 50,000 of these endangered gorillas left.

But this exciting new population estimate does not mean gorilla numbers in the wild are now safe. The western lowland gorilla continues to come under threat as timber companies move into the region. Logging and land clearance for farming are eating away the Congo Basin, home to more than a quarter of the world's tropical forest. Without careful management of the forest resources and strict enforcement of protected areas, the western lowland gorillas and other subspecies of gorillas will remain severely endangered.

Now more than ever it is essential to preserve the habitats of the great apes and support reforestation.


In 2002, with the Democratic Republic of Congo partially under the control of rebels, the country issued a five-year moratorium on new logging contracts to try and stem rampant deforestation. But the measure went largely unheeded and companies continued to sign new deals.

We ask that officials review the government-sponsored working group's recommendation on August 6, 2008 to cancel more than three quarters of its logging deals for not meeting necessary standards. But we are concerned that these recommendations did not go far enough. Sixteen of the 29 titles received a favorable opinion from the working group, despite being obtained in clear violation of the five-year moratorium on new logging contracts.

We urge you to comply with the five-year moratorium, and deny all logging contracts that were signed under moratorium.

Thank you for protecting the future of endangered gorillas and the biological diversity of the Congo basin."
May 26, 2008
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

The SPCA has come out against a planned $210,000 aerial drop of the controversial poison 1080 by the Department of Conservation in Kahurangi National Park.


DOC
plans a possum-control operation in 18-20,000ha of the national park, of which about 75 percent will be covered by an aerial 1080 drop this winter.

Robyn Kippenberger, national head of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says the use of the poison in areas where deer are present is "totally unacceptable" on grounds of cruelty.



Ms Kippenberger, who is to consult the Minister of Conservation on the issue, said research had documented that deer took two days to die a "very prolonged, painful death" from 1080.


"We're asking the minister to look closely at DOC's commitment to reduce, refine and replace 1080, to stop dropping it in areas with no TB, and to look at other ways to control deer," she said.


"They're using it to control far more than possums.
1080 was never supposed to be used like a driftnet.

Ms Kippenberger said the poison was banned in almost every other country.


But DOC biodiversity animal threats ranger Steve Deverell said a five-year review by an Environmental Risk Management Authority panel had sanctioned the use of the poison.

"The animal welfare issue (of 1080 use) was accepted as a valid concern," Mr Deverell said, "but it has been assessed independently and it was found to be within the animal ethics boundaries.

"The paramount issue is the control of possums for the benefit of conservation."

He said that ground-control poisoning was being used where possible, and 1080 was being applied in areas of steep, less accessible terrain.

Using cyanide in these inaccessible areas would involve abseiling down cliffs, which would be "risking people's lives".

Mr Deverell said ground birds such as kiwi and weka could be killed by the cyanide bait.

He said deer repellent was not being used because a directive from the Minister of Conservation only permitted it in specified recreational hunting areas, which did not include the Cobb Valley.


Golden Bay Deerstalkers' Association president Wayne Sixtus said it was pleased that ground control with cholecalciferol was being used in the Cobb Valley and Tablelands.

"For the public to have lost that last hunting area would have been devastating," he said. "We have negotiated with DOC about the whole process and we have a reasonable outcome. The Kahurangi National Park has a low density of deer."


Golden Bay anti-1080 campaigner Bill Climo, who formerly worked in pest control, said he had used 1080 in the past and was now opposed to it because of his personal experience.


"It takes a deer two days to die and it dies in absolute agony," he said.

"Even a possum takes up to a day to die, whereas cyanide kills within 10 minutes to half an hour."


heck out http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelsonmail/4559265a6510.html
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Posted: May 26, 2008 8:21pm
Apr 1, 2008



THIS SEAL HUNT 'NEWS' IS MEANT AS A JOKE. A JOKE ON THE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT ANIMAL WELFARE & ARE CURRENTLY FOLLOWING THE EVENTS IN CANADA'S SEAL HUNT 2008.
THIS APRIL FOOL'S 'NEWS' IS FROM THE 'CENTER OF CONSUMER FREEDOM' (CCF).


From Humane Society Joins Canada's Seal Hunt - Care2 News Network:

                                                                                              PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU POST!                                         PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THIS WEBPAGE!

This is an "APRIL FOOL'S" from the 'CENTER FOR CONSUMER FREEDOM'
(at the bottom of the webpage).




CCF IS AN ORGANIZTION THAT SELLS LIES FOR HIRE$$$.
PLEASE DO NOT HELP THESE MONSTERS!


PLEASE DO NOT HELP THEM SPREAD THEIR HURTFUL, GROTESQUE, INFECTIOUS & FALSE POLITICAL PROPAGANDA.



*ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THE WEBLINKS OF THEIR OTHER 'CAMPAIGNS' (THESE ADS ARE ALSO DISTORTED LIE



PLEASE DO NOT SEND COMMENTS TO THE CCF... 
                THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT.


THE HUMANE SOCIETY & PETA ARE NOT GOING TO BE KILLING CANADIAN SEALS. 
THIS IS WHAT THEY WANTED... A 'FREE AD' TO PUT DISEASED 'SEEDS OF THOUGHT' IN THEIR OPPONENTS MIND.

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