Karyn Zoldan says yes; the facts may astound you. Sometimes things that seem like they must be really fun are actually hiding a lot of violence and exploitation. Read for yourself to see if you agree.
Well, yes. But so should gun fans – and I think they should be more responsible for picking up the tab, than anyone else. That said, we live in America, where we all pay taxes equally (unless you’re “too big to fail,” and then America basically pays you to be here, because capitalism).
This morning I read an article in the February 25th issue of Tompkins Weekly, by Sue Henninger, called “Gun Control Foes Speak Out.” It reads in part… Read the rest of this entry »
Huffington Post reports that the wildlife camera trap network from TEAM has captured its one millionth animal photo. TEAM, or Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring Network works to provide comprehensive, real-time data about our world’s remaining forests.
If you too care about our world’s forests and their residents, please, help stop deforestation. Go vegan, reduce/reuse/recycle/repair, and try to reduce your negative impact on the environment. You might not save the forest all by yourself, but you’ll know you tried to help. As Albert Einstein said,
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
If you liked my long post-full-o’-photos about badger underpasses, mason bee houses, bat boxes, and other animal architecture, check out this one about bridges made just for animals.
Check out this long post I finally got together about buildings and furniture made just for animals. Making this blog post was an educational experience for me! I just wanted to share some awesome photos of dovecotes and mason bee houses, but I ended up learning about goat playgrounds, toad houses, bird mansions, badger tunnels, and other things that are really adorable and amazing. Thank you humans for making so many cool structures just for animals! Click here to read the post.
This photo (by Joe Fisher) is of our friend Lea posing with a bat house at the Dacha in Freeville.
This just in from Cayuga Deer:
On Monday, March 14th at 7 PM (Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Rd), we will all have another opportunity to tell the mayor and trustees why their deer-killing plan must be stopped. Join the growing numbers of informed citizens who are showing up and speaking out for the Ithaca we know and love. Don’t let this tragically misguided administration destroy the culture of non-violence our community has enjoyed for generations.
Cayuga Deer on the Headline News program “ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell” can be watched here:
The video features beautiful photos of local deer, taken by Alexandra Giordano, and Cayuga Deer’s Compassion Parade at the Ithaca Festival.
Some ways that you can help follow. Thanks to Cayuga Deer for offering these suggestions so that the rest of us can support your good work!
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Cayuga Deer‘s latest update gave me a nice warm feeling inside – it’s beautiful that so many folks are speaking up for the deer in Cayuga Heights. Please read on for the news, and consider joining their mailing list or connecting with them on Twitter or Facebook so you too can hear about upcoming ways to help resolve this situation peacefully.
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