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)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Bogor happy to take Jakarta's hens

Theresia Sufa and Rusman, The Jakarta Post, Bogor, Bekasi

Bogor regency has said it will make land available to Jakarta for the relocation of poultry breeding sites.

Sutrisno, the head of the health unit of the Bogor Animal Husbandry Agency, said Wednesday the regency had more than enough space to accommodate poultry breeding farms and hatcheries, which would, at the end of the day, generate more revenue for the administration.

He was speaking in response to Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso's statement that he wanted to relocate poultry farms to neighboring areas like Bogor.

Amid a resurgence of the disease that has claimed five lives nationwide since the beginning of the year, Sutiyoso signed a decree last week banning backyard farming and relocating poultry industries.

"We're ready to take up Governor Sutiyoso's offer to provide land for Jakarta's poultry breeders. The local people will get the economic benefits, which will later contribute to regional revenue," Sutrisno said.

Unlike in Jakarta, where a number of cases of human infection have been confirmed, Sutrisno said no human cases had been reported in Bogor, but that did not mean the administration would take up the offer without weighing up the risks.

"The most important thing we can do is to keep areas where chickens and ducks are kept clean."

Sutrisno, however, declined to say which areas of Bogor he had in mind.

"We (the Jakarta and Bogor administrations) will meet within the next few days to discuss what to do next."

Bogor Council speaker Rachmat Yasin said if Jakarta really wanted to relocate its poultry to Bogor, the offer must be taken up without delay.

"Bogor is a supporting area of Jakarta, so we need to be ready to support its decisions."

But Perry Soeparman, the regency administration's secretary, said he did not want to see Bogor become a place where Jakarta dumped its problems.

"Jakarta needs to deal with this issue itself, not just shift the problem to our city. I dread the thought of Bogor residents falling victim to careless decision-making."

Meanwhile, instead of taking "drastic action" like Jakarta, which has banned backyard farming in residential areas, the Bekasi administration is only gone so far as to require noncommercial bird owners to obtain health certificates for their birds.

Edy Kadarusman, an official with the Bekasi Economic and Cooperatives Agency, said Wednesday: "Hopefully, we can start issuing the certificates in two weeks."

To obtain the certificates, Edy said people could bring their birds in to the agency's office.

"The certificate will be issued after the birds are examined. It will state the bird is healthy and free of bird flu."

He said officials could also be contacted to go into residential areas and check birds on-site.

"Residents can call hotline numbers (021) 88957815, 68892041, 71093872, or 081311112797," he said, adding that it was a free service and residents should report any officials who tried to charge them.

In 2005, Bekasi imposed restrictions on poultry transported from other regions. Traders from outside the regency must provide certificates issued by their local administration stating their poultry is free of bird flu.

"We will again intensify checks of poultry sent here from other regions," Edy said.

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