Meet a grandmother who helps hungry people who cannot afford food for themselves or their children as a result of benefit changes by the Tory government here in the UK. Shirley as a volunteer at the Pecan foodbank in Southwark, South London,
"Come and have a sit down,
my love,” says Shirley Ifield, ushering a pale,
thin young woman to a chair in a brightly
“Do you want a cuppa? Help yourself to a mince pie. Now, how are you today?”
“Oh God,” sighs the woman, fighting back tears. “I’m just so, so stressed.”
“I know,” says gran-of-three Shirley, softly. “I understand. But you’ve come to the right place and I’m going to help you.”
Twenty minutes later, the single mum of two is leaving the Pecan foodbank in Southwark, South London, with three carrier bags of groceries, nappies and toiletries.
Read the fill story:
“In the path of
compassion even if we can save an insect that
has a huge impact on the cosmos.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion
Who cares about insects - not many people. It has to be said that generally the world seems a very uncaring place and selfishness abounds as money and position seem all that people care about and which are sought after at the expense of other people, other animals and the planet. So it is just so heartwarming to see how this lady cared for this tiny being. I suppose though more people tend to respect and consider bees than say your average insect, such as a beetle for instance or a fly. But even so many people would not go to the lengths of this very compassionate and caring lady.
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A US advisory board has been created to help rewrite federal rules concerning the importation of wild animal remains - trophies of African elephants lions and rhinos - is monopolized by said trophy hunters. "Appointees include celebrity hunting guides, representatives from rifle and bow manufacturers and wealthy sportspeople who boast of bagging the coveted Big Five – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo." Hardly unbiased.
Donald Trump’s wildlife protection board full of people who like killing animals for fun.
"Review of board members appointed by interior secretary Ryan Zinke indicates they are likely to agree with his position that the best way to protect critically threatened or endangered species is by encouraging wealthy Americans to shoot some of them":
In addition the Trump administration has withdrawn an Obama-era rule that would have set new standards for the way animals should be treated if their meat is going to be sold as “certified organic.”
The following petition which I hope you will sign, shows but one of his misguided policies in regard to animals.
Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Kill
Baby Bears and Wolves:
The Trump Admin is Quietly Approving Lion Trophy Imports for Big GOP Donors
Thirty-eight severed lion heads have entered the United States as “keepsakes” over the past two years. Despite overwhelming public opposition to trophy hunting, big game hunters have found a complicit ally in the Trump administration, which has been willing to quietly approve requests to bring the corpses of threatened African animals.
This video will tell you why this is happening, such as a $5000 donation from the safari club, an organisation that of course supports big game hunting by US citizens
Dr Jones shows you 5 key points that highlight Donald Trump's priorities for the welfare and protection of animals. Dr Jones shows you what you can do to influence some of the decisions to be made.
While he makes some good points I have to say I am not too sure that point five concerning the fact that trump does not have a pet means that he does not care about animals, yes in the case of trump this is likely correct. However many people for a variety of reasons do not own pets including myself - at least at the present time - and this alone is no indicator that you do not care about animals. There are many reasons why someone may not own a pet, for instance health, financial or you simply do not wish to own another sentient being who should in an ideal world be free to live as nature intended. There are many pet owners who do not care about any animal other than their dog or cat and continue to avidly eat the flesh of other animals, go hunting, fishing and commit all manor of abuse.
The Mexican border wall is not only a detriment to human beings but it is bad news for wild animals
An uninterrupted border wall would be a disaster for wildlife and would “threaten some of the continent’s most biologically diverse regions.” this includes 100 endangered species which would be further threatened with the construction of a wall, through which they cannot pass.
"Animals facing some of the stiffest consequences include bighorn sheep, pumas, bobcats and pygmy owls.
As climate change sends temperatures higher, it’s likely that animals will try to migrate north, particularly in the summer, to avoid the heat. Trapping the animals on one side will limit the amount of space and relief the animals can seek as other parts of the environment become unforgiving.
Ecosystems are both intricate and delicate. As Jamie McCallum, a scientist who has devoted his attention to how border barriers affect wildlife, explained to the Huffington Post, “Once there is a disruption to the complex ecosystem in this way, there is a risk of triggering a cascade of secondary effects."