Start A Petition

Katherine P.

"Reptile Conservation & Education, and Democracy & Patriotism are NOT only for Right Wingers."

Mesa, AZ, USA
married, 1 child
Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Jan 7, 2007

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jan 7, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups none yet
Birthday July 19  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me I firmly believe in Animal Welfare, which is completely opposite from the animal "rights" groups that seek to eliminate all animals from our lives, except those existing in the wild. This is not feasible, nor logical. As a people, we are becoming too disconnected from nature to appreciate it, and removal of all pets from peoples lives will further disconnect people from caring about other living creatures. If they don't know it, they don't care if it's being destroyed or abused, threatened, endangered or extinct.
  Introduce yourself to Katherine
Pets 12 Snakes, 9 Lizards, 4 Toads, 3 Dart Frogs, 3 tanks of Cichlid fishes, 1 Finch  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Humanist/Atheist  
Eating Habits Omnivore as evolution intended  
Wild Fact About Me I was fortunate to be taught at a young age to have an appreciation for all Earth's creatures. I have a special love for (non-human) predators.
My Philosophy Every person should have the right to have whatever pet they want AS LONG AS they can fully provide for that animal in all ways, protect that animal from those that would do harm, protect that animal from harming others, keep that animal healthy (physically and mentally) being RESPONSIBLE animal owners, whether their pets are domestic or exotic, native or non-native. It is our responsibility to care for animals that otherwise become extinct because of our (invasive) species destructive tendencies.
What Gives Me Hope Seeing people who fully research an animal's nature, tendencies, needs and health requirements BEFORE even starting to buy, adopt, or otherwise attain that animal. Including making sure that they have a vet that is aware of the needs of that animal before bringing it into their life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Set aside more greenbelt causeways across our nation for wildlife, with connections of these greenbelts across highways as overpasses and underpasses specially designed for wildlife to cross safely. As the US transportation infrastructure is rebuilt, ensure it is wildlife friendly, with more bat-friendly bridges.

Also, encourage all corporate buildings to have solar panels, wind turbines, food or algae biodiesel gardens on their rooftops, depending on their location (whichever is most feasible). There is no reason, given our current level of technology why we can't start moving toward non-fossil fuel energy without incurring more habitat loss.

Bring classroom pets back into schools, allow kids to learn first hand about the proper care and treatment of animals in the schools, especially ones not often encountered. My 6th Grade teacher had 2 Quails, a garter snake, 2 frogs, 3 toads, a turtle, a crayfish, a rabbit, and a guinea pig in her classroom. They were incentives to turn in all homework. (turn in all homework for the week and have permission, you can take an animal home for the weekend.) Talk about INCENTIVE!
What/who changed my life and why My mom - because she taught me to question, research, learn, and respect nature and others. We are all the same race, the human race, and due to our nature, we have caused great harm to others, other humans, other creatures. We must all coexist. Any loss to the overall biodiversity in any area affects all areas, and should be mourned, then be the catalyst for positive change.
What Bugs Me creationism masquerading as science, Irresponsible Parents, irresponsible pet owners, intolerance, cruelty, HSUS, PETA Activists, willful disregard of nature, Willful Ignorance, arrogance  
Passions nature photography, Wildlife Photography, Science and Technology, wildlife education, environment, earth, animals  
Inspirations Positivity, Humanists, My mother and my grandmother  
What Scares Me Religious Extremism, global warming, Bat White Nose Syndrome, Amphibian Chytrid Fungus, Extinction Of Endangered Wildlife, Animal "Rights" agenda  
Role Models  
Quotation The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy
Interests computers, Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, reptiles, wildlife, photography, ecology, environment  
Books Good without God by Epstein, Science and Nature, Photography books, how-to books, The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki, Our Choice by Al Gore  
Music DJ Migrane, R and B, Techno/Electronica, Rap, world music, punk, Hip Hop  
Movies modern musicals, Strong Women Actresses, Testosterone laden Action  
TV Shows History International Channel, History channel, DIY/HGTV, Nat Geo Channel, Dr Who (BBC), science channel, Discovery Channel  
Favorite Foods lean pork loin, Chicken breast, Steak medium rare, Italian, Lasagna, Broccoli, American, salad, pizza, lasagna  
Favorite Places Wherever birds are singing, Riparian preserves, Arizona, Montana summers  
Can't Live Without My husband and son, My Camera, My laptop with photo editing software, my cell phone, music, nature, my pets  
  Introduce yourself to Katherine
My Thank You Notes
Friends of Katherine

Sofia R.

View all: 1 friend
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    No comments yet. Add one!
    no testimonials yet
    Profile theme: "Animals: Snake"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate

    New to Care2? Start Here.