Hello my friend! Believe it or not, I’m actually showing up for our coffee share 2 weeks in a row! Shocking for me too!
How are you this week? Did you do anything fun? I’d love to hear about it!
If we were having coffee….I’d tell you that this week flew by and I’m not quite sure how. It seems like we went from Sunday to Friday in the blink of an eye. I have a feeling that summer in general is going to feel that way….it usually does.
If were having coffee….I’d tell you how much I’m enjoying our current rainy weather. We’ve had high heat and drought conditions for the last 2 months. So 60 degree temps and rain feel like a gift. We’ve been able to leave the windows open which is also a treat. With my neuromuscular challenges, I don’t handle heat well. Consequently, our air conditioner gets a good workout every summer. Windows wide open is a welcome change!
And yesterday, my husband hung up some wind chimes that had been forgotten in one of our many moves. They’re larger in diameter so they have a long resonating hum, which I love. Listening to them during our breezy, rainy day was like a mini vacation.
If we were having coffee…. And, if we were being completely honest, I would tell you that one of the main things on my mind these days is human and animal conflicts and how painfully and ruthlessly they are dealt with. I think it’s important for us to talk about these uncomfortable issues. If we don’t talk about them, how can we possibly resolve them?
Humans don’t typically share well. We have no greater right to be here than any other sentient being. We just think we do. And because we think we have greater right to the land and resources, our treatment of wildlife is…quite frankly, despicable!
A month or so ago I wrote about the horse round ups out west. I asked you to please call your legislators and tell them to vote against wild horse and the burro round ups. https://americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/leading-wild-horse-group-challenges-bureau-land-managements-mojave-desert-wild-burro
I read an expose about the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their wild horse adoption program. Basically… People were supposedly adopting these wild horses and they were getting $1000 per horse after one year. Many families were adopting up to 20 wild horses. Once they received their thousand dollars per horse, they dumped the horses at auctions knowing that they would probably be bought for slaughter and transported Canada or Mexico. You can read about it here:https://knpr.org/knpr/2021-06/lawmakers-advocates-push-end-blm-wild-horse-adoption-incentives
Then, 2 weeks ago, I learned that our home away from home is doing another goose round up. They wait until July when the geese are molting and can’t fly. The geese are rounded up and put in cages that don’t allow them to stand up and they’re taken to slaughter. The man in charge tells me the meat is given to the food pantries. I’ve witnessed the round ups. It’s heartbreaking! And all because people are annoyed by the geese and their poop….
I’m even concerned about our neighborhood raccoon family- a mama and 4 babies. I’m trying to make sure they’re not killed just because they exist in a residential neighborhood.
Please consider getting involved and being a voice for the voiceless. Humans continue to devour land and then complain about the animals. Where can they go when we keep developing their natural habitat?Please…Speak up against animal cruelty that stems from human greed. We have to learn to live cooperatively with nature!
Some good advocacy groups are:
The American Wild Horse Campaign
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicinehttps://www.pcrm.org/ethical-science/animals-in-medical-research
The Sheldrick Foundation https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/
Defenders of Wildlife https://dfnd.us/3bRym41
I’m glad you’re here 💜
The weekend coffee share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2021/06/25/big-house-canoe-and-corktown-common/
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