Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

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"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Body parts of protected animals confiscated

Agnes Winarti, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Sat, 02/14/2009 11:31 AM

The high demand and supply for products made from protected animals was again revealed Thursday, after a raid confiscated dozens of body parts of Sumatran tigers, spotted leopards, bears and elephants.

The parts were sold at the Rawa Bening precious stone market in East Jakarta.

“The body parts of the protected animals were sold for mystic practices,” Pramudya Harzani from Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

“The findings from the Rawa Bening market are evidence that there is still a high level of demand for the animals.”

The raid confiscated dozens of skins, feet, nails, skulls, tails, teeth of the spotted leopard (Panthera pardus), Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and bear (Helarctor malayanus), as well as a stuffed spotted leopard. Several ivory products were also confiscated.

The estimated value of the confiscated items is over Rp 130 million (US$10,830), ranging between Rp 150,000 for a small Sumatran tiger skin and Rp 15 million for a keris (dagger) with a handle and sheath made of ivory.

“The body parts were from five Sumatran tigers, two spotted leopards and two elephants,” Pramudya said.

“Since 2007, animal rescue centers have performed fewer raids and campaigns due to a lack of funds. Thus, trade in protected animals, both dead and alive, has increased over the past two years.”

Thursday’s raid at the market was performed by the police, Forestry Ministry and Jakarta Wildlife Forum — which includes the World Conservation Society (WCS), International Animal Rescue (IAR), JAAN, Lembaga Advokasi Satwa (Lasa), and Profauna — after the groups started monitoring illegal trade at the market in April last year.

It is estimated that 23 kiosks, out of 250 precious stone traders, at the market sell the body parts of protected animals, killing seven Sumatran tigers on average per month.

After the raid, four traders with the initials DP, MR, MZ and SF were named as suspects.

Pramudya said that not many suspects caught were sentenced.

“Many cases of illegal animal trading are regarded insignificant. The cases never reach the courts.”

Lasa director Irma said that even if cases reached trial, the convictions were much more lenient than the regulations.

A press release made available by Profauna on Friday said Jakarta was one of the destinations where tiger parts are smuggled.

The arrest of the suspects at Rawa Bening market in Jakarta was expected to cause a deterrent effect to illegal trading, the release said.

According to the 1990 Indonesian Wildlife Act, trade of protected animals like the Sumatran tiger is prohibited. Offenders face up to a five years’ imprisonment and Rp 100 millions in fines.

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