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, April 6, 2007

Minister hopes Bulog to purchase farmers` rice soon

Serang, Banten (ANTARA News) - Agriculture Minister Anton Apriantono said the government had assigned the state-owned logistics agency Bulog to purchase farmers' unhulled rice as soon as possible because the rice purchase mechanism and funds have been made available.

"The government has disbursed Rp6 trillion and has assinged Bulog to purchase farmers` unhusked rice based on the government`s purchasing price (HPP)," the minister told reporters here on Friday.

He was here to address a Muslim gathering for Islamic studies.

The minister said the government had specified certain quality conditions which Bulog should follow in buying farmers` unhusked rice.

Therefore, he said, Bulog is expected to purchase farmers` rice based on the government-set HPP. The government has set the HPP which is effective beginning this month.

As of April 1, 2007, the government`s purchasing price for dried unhusked rice (GKP) would be Rp2,000 per kg, for dried unhusked milled rice (GKG) Rp2,575 per kg and for rice Rp4,000 per kg.

Bulog said on Monday it was ready to disburse Rp4 trillion for the purchase of farmers` unhulled rice in the April-May 2007 harvest season.

Bulog President Director Mustafa Abubakar said that Bulog had disbursed Rp1.4 trillion to purchase 390 thousand tons of farmers` unhulled rice in the January-March 2007 period.

"For the April-May period, Bulog will disburse another Rp4 trillion. With the funds, we hope Bulog will be able to buy 900 thousand tons of unhusked rice in the first harvest season of the targeted 1.5 million tons this year," he said.

The government has set a target of rice production at 54.6 million tons in 2007 but it later revised and raised it to 58.1 million tons of unhusked rice, or an increase by 3.5 million tons.

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