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.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"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)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Australia Insists Cattle Safeguards Work After New Indonesia Cattle Cruelty Claims

Jakarta Globe, February 29, 2012

Australian cattle being unloaded in Jakarta. (AFP Photo/File)   

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very proud with Australian government who have concern with their commodity, they didn't just sell their product but also make sure that process of their product maintain well

Sydney. Australia insisted Wednesday that livestock safeguards introduced after an animal cruelty row with Indonesia were working, despite new footage showing cattle mistreatment in the Southeast Asian nation.

Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig said he was “shocked” by the latest video, shot by activist group Animals Australia last month in Indonesian slaughterhouses, showing distressed cows being hosed, prodded and in pain.

One cow is shown still bellowing more than one minute after its throat is cut as workers begin cutting flesh from its neck.

Animals Australia spokeswoman Lyn White said the footage showed Indonesian workers “cannot even be relied upon not to start cutting up Australian animals before they are dead.”

Canberra halted all live cattle exports to Indonesia for a month last year after a strong public backlash to similar footage aired in a television documentary.

It only resumed the trade after Indonesia agreed to a strict new licensing system designed to protect animal welfare.

Ludwig said “many in the community would be horrified” by the latest footage, which shows forms of mistreatment the new system was designed to stamp out, but he insisted the safeguards were working.

“If this industry does want a bright future it has to put animal welfare at the heart of the system. What we now have is a system that allows that to happen,” Ludwig told ABC radio.

“Many exporters manage the supply chain, do all the right things, but I said right at the beginning when I put this system in place that we would see instances like this, we would see slips, we would see mistakes.”

Ludwig said he had referred the video to the livestock export regulator and efforts were underway to trace the animals to their Australian origin and to determine the slaughterhouses shown in the video.

“The regulator is now investigating the footage with Animals Australia and the RSPCA to identify which abattoirs and which supply chains are involved,” he said.

“If they are Australian cattle and if we can identify the exporter then we can take appropriate action against that exporter.”

In instances where cruelty to exported livestock was “beyond the pale” he added that the new system allowed for “very strong” remedial action.

Agence France-Presse
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