Saturday, April 10, 2010

Light A Virtual Candle - Help Raise Awareness of Canine Cancer

               How Do Animals Teach Gratefulness?

                                     Dogs may not understand spiritual principles,  
                                     but I believe that they are spiritual beings
                                     who instinctively know how to trust.


In memory of my my best friend, Petunia "Tuni" pup.
I hope she knows how much she was loved and that she will be greatly missed. I have lit this virtual candle my sweet girl and in honor of all, who have fought the good fight against canine cancer. My little girl gave that cancer hell! I wish I were be a strong as she was.

In time to come, I will be posting information and links about the prevention of canine cancer, current treatment options, treatment alternatives and other resources in the coming weeks.
I will also provide information about the definitive causes and possible causes of canine cancers.

I hope to raise awareness of the epidemic of canine cancer.

My beautiful punkin Tuni pup. You have taken a part of me with you. I miss you and I only hope that you know how much I love you.




Punkin "Tuni" pup - How do I say goodbye? My best friend, sweet little Petunia. You took part of me with you today. My love 4 you, always, 4-ever & ever. --Mom
 4 Petunia from FL, United States
— Julie S

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Monday, April 5, 2010

How Our Cell Phones Kill Gorillas |

How Our Cell Phones Kill Gorillas // Current
In March, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) announced that gorillas in the Congo may be extinct by the mid-2020s, a drastic change from its 2002 projection which had 10 percent of the original range surviving in 2030.

The culprits behind the demise of one of the world's brightest primates: poaching, logging, mining, the Ebola virus, and...cell phones.

Adam Hochschild's piece in the March/April issue of Mother Jones, describes how the Congo's vast natural resources are continuously pillaged to feed foreign interests to the detriment of locals, their environment, and now gorillas.

'Militias have seized large chunks of gorilla land and logged and mined it. They have done so because the illegal trade in timber and in metals such as gold and coltan -- used in cell phones -- generates between $14 million and $50 million a year for them.'
--- CNN reports

'This is a tragedy for the great apes and one also for countless other species being impacted by this intensifying and all too often illegal trade. Ultimately it is also a tragedy for the people living in the communities and countries concerned. These natural assets are their assets: ones underpinning lives and livelihoods for millions of people. In short it is environmental crime and theft by the few and the powerful at the expense of the poor and the vulnerable.'
--- Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UNEP

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