Day of Thanksgiving

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“Is everybody in?
Does everybody have a place to hide?
Is everybody safe and warm, inside?”
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30 seconds long. Quite beautiful. By Walela
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As the days and nights, in the Northern Hemisphere, grow colder and darker, please remember the elderly, the homeless,  the children,  those in distress, and the animals, both domestic and wild.
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I hope you had a wonderful  Day of  Thanksgiving and are warm, comfortable, peaceful and filled with gratitude for all the wonders and blessings, known and unknown.
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Thank you for all you have done.
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Yikes … An Eight Legged Visitor

There was an Eight-Legged Visitor in my kitchen Monday morning. I captured him (or her?) from the floor and transported the big fellow outside. Here are some photos which don’t really show how big this arachnid is. In it’s arched running posture it is 2 1/2 inches across, the body and head are at least 1 inch long. If he were to be flattened he would be over 3 inches across. The green measuring cup hold 2 1/2 cups. Pretty big. There were storms before and after the spider took refuge inside. And I took the poor critter  back out.  Dunno if he/she (?) survived the heavy rains … and the birds.

Bear ..04.08.2014

ALLIGATOR

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Dear Husband snapped this fellow catching some Autumn Rays.  Or was he waiting to catch something else?

Music Themes: ANIMALS

Coyote Oldman — Animal Songs

Animals —- Yidaki (digeridoo) and dance

Brother Bear — Transformation — Inuit with English translation

Born to Move — Great Migrations — National Geographic Wild  1 of 4

Born to Move — Great Migrations — National Geographic Wild  2 of 4

Born to Move — Great Migrations — National Geographic Wild  3 of 4

Born to Move — Great Migrations — National Geographic Wild 4 of 4

Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People)  Aloha Ke Akua

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Willow             http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-theme-animals-2/#comment-12145

Bear                https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-themes-amimals/

Eva                  http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-animal-crackers-anyone-yes-ill-take-the-horses-please/

Deborah        http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-animals-musical-themes-and-unintended-consequences/

Johnny           http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-theme-october-26-animals/

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Montana Issues Over 6000 permits to Hunt the Last 625 Remaining Wolves

http://strangesounds.org/2013/10/montana-issues-over-6000-permits-to-hunt-the-last-625-remaining-wolves.html

Posted by on 03 October 2013 under Mass Die-Off
There’s is going to be some blood… On the hunters’ side. Indeed, in Montana, there is a 1:10 (wolf : hunter) ratio and 6.000 want to shoot at least one.
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How is this possible! They want to exterminate wolfs in Montana! Indeed, this state issued over 6000 permits at 19$ piece (ridiculous) to hunt the last 625 remaining wolves in the state and loosened regulations governing hunting of the animals (5 wolves per hunter and extended period of hunt).

If only 2.1% of hunters issued a permit this year reach their bag limit, the wolf will disappear from Montana altogether. As wolves are pack animals, a single hunter will likely be able to kill several wolves in a single trip.

In contrast, the neighboring Wyoming has cut the number of wolves that may be killed in half to protect them from over-hunting.

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WOLVES
Oct. 28th is the due date for the online and snail mail letters.

Gray Wolf Talking Points Make YOUR Voice Heard!

http://www.defenders.org/sites/defaul…

Mexican Gray Wolf Talking Points Make YOUR Voice Heard!

http://www.defenders.org/sites/defaul…

Removing the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf by Listing It as Endangered

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDe…

USFWS’s decisions on the proposed rule can help Mexican wolves finally thrive or can push them closer to extinction. Please comment today, and ask others to do the same.

You can submit your comments online here:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDe…

Or by mail addressed to:
Public Comments Processing -Attn: FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM
Arlington, VA 22203

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http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/us-wolf-protection-ends-oct-28-take-action/

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There is a link to a Change.org petition at this link:

Howling For Justice | Blogging for the Gray Wolf

howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/

Sep 20, 2013 – Stop the unjustified killing and hunting of Montana’s wolves. As of September 7, 2013, our wolves are again being hunted and killed for the ….. Peay is a founder of Big Game Forever, an antiwolf advocacy group, who is 

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Orangutan Outreach Photo — What’s At Stake in Indonesia

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The Standoff  Orangutan Outreach

(Photo Credit: Orangutan Outreach. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No use whatsoever without the explicit written permission from the copyright holder.)

I do some pro bono legal work for Orangutan Outreach, but I’ve also adopted an orphaned/displaced orangutan (or two) through this organization. They do some great work helping to “protect orangutans in their native habitat while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment. Orangutan Outreach seeks to raise and promote public awareness of orangutan conservation issues by collaborating with partner organizations around the world.”

Here’s a great photo that we just registered for copyright. It’s called, “The Standoff,” and it shows the gentle and sometimes humorous personalities of these precious animals, who also share some 97% of our own human DNA.

How can you look at this and do nothing about the palm oil scourge that is destroying so much of Indonesia…

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