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)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Subsidized fertilizers hoarded by big oil palm plantation firm

Oyos Saroso H.N., The Jakarta Post, Bandarlampung | Sat, 03/20/2010 10:24 AM

A large-scale oil palm plantation company has been caught hoarding a large amount of subsidized fertilizer that small-scale farmers in the province are in short supply of.

Farmers of the Andalan National Farming Community (KTNA) in Mesuji, Lampung, said they had found at least 200 tons of subsidized fertilizer being transported to the a plantation, owned by PT Bangun Tata Lampung Asri (BTLA), every fertilizing period.

Councilor Dedi Aprizal from the Lampung Legislative Council said he had received complaints from the farmers.

“I was initially shown photographs [of the hoard] by Mesuji KTNA manager. When I went to the plantation, I saw a large volume of subsidized fertilizer ready to be used,” he said recently.

“It’s ironic. The farmers are the ones who are entitled to the fertilizers while the ferlilizers are scarce on the market,” he said.

A shortage of fertilizer over the last two months has caused prices to soar.

Dedi said the company aknowledged that they used subsidized fertilizers but were ignorant of the ruling that big companies were forbidden from using them.

The council is scheduled to hold an inquiry session over the issue by summoning managers from PT Pusri and BTLA’s subsidiary company CV Bumi Waras.

Palembang-based PT Pusri produces the fertilizers.

Bumi Waras has been blamed for storing the fertilizers in its warehouse in Way Lunik, before transporting them to BTLA.

Sutisna, an official of PT Pusri of Lampung office, said the distribution to BTLA was in line with procedure and that his company could not be held responsible for the irregularity.

“We obtained the fertilizers from confiscations, or damaged fertilizer, which can not be distributed to farmers. The fertilizer would have been sold to farmers, but it was spoilt by rain so it was no good for crops,” Sutisna said.

“We have all the supporting documents,” he added.

Based on standard operational procedures, said Sutisna, the spoilt fertilizer should not go to the farmers because it could harm the crops.

He added that damage to the fertilizer usually occurred during transportation from the warehouse to the location of the recipients of subsidized fertilizer.

CV Bumi Waras managing director Abeng said his company had bought the urea fertilizer, produced by PT Pusri Palembang officially from the Lampung branch PT Pusri.

“We obtained it after winning a tender. The volume is not just 200 tons, but up to 350 tons,” he said.

Based on observations, subsidized fertilizer fraud has become rampant over the past five years, but police have detained no one despite overwhelming evidence.

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