Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts

Polar Bear S . O . S ~ A breakthrough for polar bears if we can mobilize today


            

Last Friday the Russian Federation sent a letter to the Obama Administration promising that Russia would support a resolution to ban the international polar bear fur trade if the U.S. government introduces it.

Now we must prevail on the Administration to seize this extraordinary opportunity -- and we must do it quickly. The deadline for our government to submit a resolution is this Thursday, October 4.



The White House needs to hear from you immediately.




       
             Please send a message urging President Obama to lead the way globally by proposing a ban on the commercial trade in polar bear parts at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

This ban could help end one of the biggest threats to polar bear populations. Despite the growing threats of climate change, toxic pollution and oil development that jeopardize the very existence of polar bears, hunters continue to kill hundreds of them every year -- and are allowed to sell their body parts legally in the international market.

That madness must end -- for the sake of polar bear survival. But time runs out this Thursday.

Urge President Obama to champion global polar bear protection right now -- so that Russia and other nations will follow.



Unless we are ALL still living like.... 
We should all be against fur.





       There is NO way someone can justify the brutal treatment and then murder of animals JUST FOR FASHION! it's absolutely appalling  when we have made so many synthetic fibers that require no abuse of animals and look EXACTLY the same! I cannot wrap my mind around why someone would ever wear the fur of an animal that was hunted down or treated so terribly and then killed, and actually support all of this!



        It is environmentally damaging, cruel, unsustainable and unnatural. Fur trappers  and hunters disrupt the ecosystems by trapping animals and create imbalances. Fur farmers raise the animals in such unclean conditions that feces and urine among other filth is dumped directly into the ground and water supply. Many species of animals have also gone extinct or become endangered due to the fur industry's practices. It's gross and insulting. Many people who wear fur are examples of people who are willing to spend thousands of dollars for all of the above to happen, just so they can show off their wealth.  Humans hunt down, kill and skin animals for fur.... for mere luxury. There is an end in sight to this madness. Choose an end before it's too late and you've slipped down enough to become unworthy of that choice.



PLEASE HELP STOP THE HUNTING OF POLAR BEARS FOR PROFIT!

      Polar bears are well and truly threatened.  Their lives are affected by any change in global climate.  Such a climate change may be caused by several factors including humans introducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.  Polar bears require the large amounts of ice present in the Arctic for survival.  Although most polar bears live far from heavily populated human areas, pollution still has adverse effects.  Chemical pollutants travel by wind and precipitation, eventually reaching even the most remote arctic regions.  These pollutants will then carry through the food chain and accumulate within predators like polar bears, resulting in disease and eventually death.  Drilling, mining, fishing, hunting and the broad spectra of other human interactions also threaten the lives of polar bears.



Cruelty for Profits and 
the Vanity of Ugly Hearts




          People who kill animals and make coats out of their skins make money out of it, and people who wear the coats think they look glamorous. The fur trade tries to advertise fur as ‘natural’ to hide the horrific and unnatural way that the animals are imprisoned on fur farms, hunted or trapped in the wild, and then killed.



It's Time for a ban on the Commercial Trade in Polar Bear
Put an end to this sickening Cruelty

        Despite the growing threats of climate change, toxic pollution and oil development that jeopardize the very existence of polar bears, hunters continue to kill hundreds of them every year -- and are allowed to sell their body parts legally in the international market.

Call on President Obama to lead the way globally by proposing an urgently-needed ban on the commercial trade in polar bear parts at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).


Please add your signature to the petition available on the link below,

https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2887&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=af1l6w9kx9.app304a

Letter of appeal,


"Dear President Obama:

The Russian Federation recently promised that it would support a resolution to ban the international polar bear fur trade if your administration introduces it. I fervently hope you will seize this opportunity for global polar bear protection.


With polar bears gravely threatened by climate change, we must take all possible measures to limit other deadly pressures on them, including the international trade in their body parts. Scientists estimate that rising temperatures will cause two-thirds of the world's polar bear populations to go extinct by 2050. Their populations cannot afford to be hunted simply to meet the international demand for polar bear rugs.


At the last meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) two years ago, your administration sponsored an urgently-needed proposal to ban the global trade in polar bear parts. That initial effort failed to get enough votes and since then, the situation for polar bears has only gotten worse. 

In advance of the next meeting of CITES in March 2013, please lead the way again. With Russia now willing to vote for a ban, we are in striking distance of success if you move the issue. Please do so now for the sake of polar bear survival. "

Thank you for answering the polar bear’s SOS. 


Sincerely

Jai Krishna Ponnappan

P.S ~ JOIN US AND SAY NO TO THIS SICKENING, CRUEL, HEARTLESS AND BARBARIC TRADE

https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2887&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=af1l6w9kx9.app304a


UPDATE as of 9th October 2012: 

A copy of the letter I received, 

" Dear Jai Krishna,


VICTORY FOR POLAR BEARS! 



I have great news to share. 

The Obama Administration has just announced that it will support an upgrade in international protection for polar bears. 

If it passes, that increased protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will help end trophy hunting and stop the global trade in polar bear body parts.

This breakthrough would not have happened without your activism. In recent weeks more than 100,000 of you wrote to the White House, asking President Obama to stand up for polar bears. 

And you were heard! 

I’m asking you to send a message to President Obama right now and thank him for doing the right thing for the sake of polar bear survival. 

But please know that this fight is far from over. 

Between now and March 2013, when the CITES treaty talks take place, we will have to expand our campaign to make sure that other key nations line up with America’s pro-polar-bear position. 

So much is at stake: each year hundreds of polar bears are still being hunted as trophies, with their pelts and body parts traded globally. Canada, which is home to two-thirds of the world’s polar bears and includes some of the world’s most important polar bear habitat, still allows both trophy hunting and commercial trade. 

If the polar bear is to survive, we must end these destructive practices by upgrading polar bear protection under CITES. 

Around the world, NRDC has played a leading role on this issue. Our team recently traveled to Geneva to advocate polar bear conservation with the CITES Standing Committee, and we partnered with allies in Norway and the European Union to build international momentum. 

Most importantly, our team helped secure the support of Russia -- a key player in polar bear conservation -- for the US proposal. 

Over the next few months I’ll be updating you as the CITES treaty talks approach -- and asking you to take more action to maximize our chances of success. 

In the meantime, please take a few minutes to savor this victory -- and please send your thanks to President Obama for leading the way internationally. 

Thank you again for helping to make this breakthrough possible. 


Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President  "




The Wise in the Storm






This is a comment in response to a post by Politicus USA,

https://www.facebook.com/PoliticusUSA

You can read it at the link below,
http://www.politicususa.com/angry-gods-wrath-falls-tampa-bay.html


“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 




     You have been blessed with the best of faculties, intelligence and abilities so that you may use it as creatively as your Life and its trials require of you. You can help yourself in the middle of any storm, that is how rich your innate gifts can be when you care enough to discover and use them.



Dear Politicus,  
                      You don't need a "wrathologist".. lol . If you really need to know or to write or.. to entertain your intrigues, inferences and ideas about God's Intelligence, know that whatever it may be it is just as Fair as it is Free. It is a latent witness that pervades anything and everything without exceptions or favorites. It is only in our limited Human perceptions that such a bias and illusion seems to exist. Open yours eyes and minds to the mysterious, things that you can't comprehend till you are humble enough to grow, to Love, to admire, to appreciate, to learn and to know. One needs an open heart to develop and cultivate such an endless understanding within ones mind and intelligence. Even an emotion as ineffable as Love can at best only get you remotely near the presence of the Truth.



P.S ~ Men Observe and Study the Laws that Govern and Regulate Nature. Their Knowledge of it is just as limited as their present Human Condition and its Intelligence. Men can only harness what they know, they can wonderfully create with it, but that does not mean that they created the Truth that blessed their desires, diligence and efforts.

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.” ~ Mark Twain


"Faith begins when reason finds its limit and knowledge fails to express. Faith begins when belief  continues in its quest to build its bridges across to the Truth."

~Blessings & Best Regards,
Jai Krishna Ponnappan


Ref.http://kiranatma.blogspot.com/2012/08/om-tat-sat-getting-to-know-supreme-by.html





Defend Wolves in Wyoming





                 The federal government—at any time—will abandon its protection of Wyoming wolves and allow them to be hunted relentlessly, according to published reports. Earthjustice is asking the Obama administration to prevent the slaughter, and will consider legal action if protections are removed.






                It is really sad, unfortunate and painful to see such a cruel, barbaric and inhumane act.. repeatedly threatening to happen in this day and age, right here across several places in America. This is shocking at a time when we are trying our best to teach children and young people about conservation, alternative green lifestyles and restoring ecological balance. If this is the way we treat a voiceless creature, what low standards of civility and sanity have we set for the rest of Humanity? We have learnt so little from the number of species that have been decimated by us in the past. This type of cruel and unfeeling attitude will come back and around to haunt those who are unwilling to evolve in their hearts and their heads. They ought to Respect, Love and Value Life if that is what they expect for themselves.....


      "Any decision to delist wolves must be based on science, not political whims. Until Wyoming has a management plan that will maintain a viable wolf population, Wyoming wolves should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. Any plan that is not science-based will jeopardize wolf recovery in the entire Northern Rockies region.

     In fact, a dangerous loophole in Wyoming's proposal would make it legal to kill wolves in the state no matter how few remain.


     I support wolf restoration in the Northern Rockies. The federal government has spent 17 years and millions of dollars to return wolves to the West, but the Wyoming proposal combined with the delisting and hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana threatens to undo the recovery that is under way. The US Fish and Wildlife Service originally opposed the Wyoming plan but then changed its mind; it was right the first time.

This devastating plan permits wolf hunting in important wildlife corridors and unregulated wolf killing throughout most of Wyoming.



Please help us keep this brutal proposal from ever seeing the light of day.
 Stand up for wolves today by opposing this deadly proposal.




           The federal government has spent 17 years and millions of dollars to restore wolves to the West. But Wyoming’s proposal now threatens the recovery that is under way—even including a dangerous loophole that would make it legal to kill wolves no matter how few remain.

         Wyoming’s wolves should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act until they have fully recovered and there are laws in place to ensure their survival. Tell the White House to stand up for wolf protections and oppose any plan that allows politics to decide the fate of an imperiled species."


Please Take Action & Help Stop The Slaughter Of Wyoming Wolves 



Thank You.

Sincerely,
Jai Krishna Ponnappan


---X---



Update as of November 2012

DON'T LIKE WOLF HUNTS? DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. 
Stop The Extermination Of Wolves !


                 Wyoming has just 328 wolves, but it's now perfectly legal to shoot, trap and gas them throughout most of the state. More than 40 wolves have already been slaughtered, and the rest are essentially on death row.

         If this makes you upset, Wyoming needs to hear from you! We have an action set up for you to send a letter directly to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. Tell him it's unacceptable that his state is allowing these animals to be slaughtered when we've spent so much time and effort rescuing them from the brink of extinction.

Here's the link to the action page: http://ow.ly/eWLPd It’ll take less than a minute. 

Please SHARE to get your friends to take action too – the remaining 200+ wolves are depending on you! 

https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1375&s_subsrc=121102_WYWolves


PEACE IS THE WAY TO PEACE







               Sometimes midst all this noise and chaos I feel like my words are lost, my words feel weightless and my intelligence feels insulted. Perhaps like I have often felt and concluded English for all its well intended sense of civility is an inherently deficient language that allows for only mundane and machine like messages made more primitive with time and its sticks and stones. I guess if you still try and emote the Truth it cuts like a sword regardless of the tongue.


           Maybe it's better for a man such as myself to retire early, exercise reclusive spirituality and take leave into the nomadic and peaceful tranquility of the remote wilderness likened to the Himalayas. I often shared the notion with my near and Dear ones since I was a child. I guess desire is such a thing they've also wanted to see me become just like everyone and someone else rather than be and live to be as I always was meant to be.  Admire the World, savor this gift called life but don't get addicted to it, just add the sacrifices that are demanded of duty and service.


This was a post I came across on the fb page of the Hindustan Times on the 18th of Feb. 2012,
https://www.facebook.com/hindustantimes
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Americas/India-Pak-Russia-China-should-wean-from-Iranian-crude-US/Article1-813199.aspx


My first response was,


"Does this translate as India, Pakistan, Russia, and China = problems ..... With or without uniforms, wars are and will always continue to taint the heart and stain the Soul with the blood of the innocent including civilians, the old, women and children. It is so crude and cruel to rob them of their lives and talk in terms of oil and gas. May God have mercy.....he is definitely not a fool nor is he blind. Life isn't perpetual so Strive for peace and you'll find an eternity full of it....."


I was quiet dissapointed with a lot of the hate speech and war mongering going on in the comments that followed, so I decided to write an exhaustive and I suppose hard hitting second response hoping that people will learn to use their minds along with their ears and loud mouths and thus be relieved and cured off of their deaf, numb and unfeeling hearts,



Here is my second response,




"Hey all you people on fb talking about glorifying war and dictating and dissecting the rule and resources of the Earth. Is life less precious than your trivial ideas, covetous and your mundane differences ? Peace is priceless, it is our birth right, who has the false authority of denying us this gift in life? It doesn't matter who he is, your father, your grandfather, your brother, your ancestors, your uncle or you your self, do you really know what it means to raise a weapon and put an end to someone's life? is killing and sinning the road to heaven or the downward spiral to sadness, a burdensome conscience and senility not clothed or protected by uniforms, blessings, medallions, badges and prayers. Would you shake hands, admire, befriend and worship the humanity in a man's heart that has murdered and taken the life of tens and hundreds in the name of war and failed attempts at civilized and peaceful coexistence, do you know of the turmoil within him and are you man enough to still glorify violence as a Godly thing. You know the monkeys in the jungle babble and bray...they eventually fight, they can't talk, they don't know of civilization, tact, diplomacy and peace negotiations. Cowards who are not man enough to face death or talk of war by sacrificing their life at its altars have no business sitting in high places and dictating and burdening the Earth with artificial wars and needless brutalities. Wars are proof we have failed as men and succeeded as brutes and beasts. Perhaps men who can't muster the strength and self discipline to reason and control their thoughts have had a very pleasant time and an undeserving drought not worrying about Hurricanes, tsunamis, storms, earthquakes and calamities unknown. Those Godly acts they can't control have fled with the failing fraternity of Mankind, even the winds and the waters know how the stench reeks of his shameless greed, pride, hate and selfishness. 
Please learn to Love and Respect All Life, it's not very hard or too noble a deed and you know you are capable and blessed enough to do it......"Do onto others as you would have them do onto you"..and always remember those who live by the sword die by the sword. And if you don't practice what you preach hold your silence."



" Peace comes from being able to contribute to Peace. Peace is the way and the road that leads to Peace. Say NO to war, violence and bloodshed. Strive to pursue and stay committed to Peace from both within and without, and you'll find that an Eternity full of it eagerly awaits to greet You. " ~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan

P.S ~ The Himalayas far removed from Humanity and its chaos is in my opinion serenity personified. Yes, I guess I miss this beautiful sense of tranquility but I take an even greater and blissful joy in Selfless Service, Love and Sacrifice.....

From before,




Peace is priceless. Peace of mind can't be bought, it is hard for it to enter into even the most welcoming of hearts. But if there is one thing I strive, long and wish for every one in this world, it is PEACE.......
 


Peace of mind.
Peace within the Soul.
And Peace from one heart to the next.

~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan



PEACE IS PRICELESS



Peace is priceless. Peace of mind can't be bought, it is hard for it to enter into even the most welcoming of hearts. But if there is one thing I strive, long and wish for every one in this world, it is PEACE.......
 



Peace of mind.
Peace within the Soul.
And Peace from one heart to the next.


~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan





                Being a peace maker is easy and natural for Souls who choose and strive for Peace.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
~ Buddha

I had posted this link and shared this message earlier on my facebook page,


My Comment: "Well, If there was someway you could put a 1000 crystal balls to work and magically uncover their ambitions and intentions, I guess you'd be shocked and petrified to say the least. Things like the Anti Satellite missile program, simulations of actual wars with neighbors and the rest of it....all while maintaining superficial paper treaties for trade, profit and temporary illusions of peace. All I can say is, Apprehensions should give way to reality checks and better preparedness, as bad as it may sound it is never too late or unreasonable to respect a possibility especially when it begins to thicken the waves that it looms in....." ~ ~Jai Krishna Ponnappan
I feel sorry...... it disturbed and troubled me to read the title of this article here on the Dailymail,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2066380/Will-World-War-III-U-S-China.html


“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”
~ A. J. Muste

Well, Dear dailymail.co.uk. Can you read my mind ? jk ;)

               From deep within my heart I strongly believe that it is only in our best interest to confront, respect and embrace the Truth ..... especially when it is about all the realities that we live in. Visions and insights are most useful, effective and powerful only when they are at their precise, intuitive, intelligent and longest best :)

Here is a comment and a sincere appeal to you, the reader's higher nature in response to the above article,

So, really....Can you read my mind ?

                     I hope so.....Just dig into the Disadvantageous Policies, Strategic imbalance, massive Financial shifts and an unbiased summary and a consolidated view of the last 150 years of human history and world affairs. A lot has radically changed in that time, and change isn't the concern but sustainability definitely is. Apart from their increasing prominence and growth nothing has drastically changed with China, they only keep building layer upon layer, year after year. Sometimes you can't help but admire and perhaps even desire to incorporate such accelerated levels of growth and all the other industrious attributes, but a Mismatch of values, ideologies and ambitions is sadly a bit tricky to deal with. Keep in mind all of this fuels a large military, a growing arsenal and an increasingly head heavy and domineering regime.





 “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr

                      Americans need to strive and prioritize retaining this country's status as a strong politically and economically stable, growing and robust super power. Education, healthcare, empowering the masses, nation building and a culture of growth should never be assumed or taken for granted, maintaining the position of a world leader is twice as hard as getting there . Rust clad broken bridges, debt ceiling dilemmas  and cities like Detroit are a painful reminder of how this country has stopped producing the same levels of skilled and economically productive men and women (across all classes including the elite) that once paved the way forward a generation or two ago. Such things should never have to be irrationally dismissed or suffer this level of unjust and deplorable neglect.

                    Please be more selfless and pay more attention and help ease local economies and homegrown industries into a steady period of growth and economic self sufficiency by cycling back on several fronts to the people who work to make these accomplishments a reality. Slow Recovery is understandable and acceptable but never forfeit a position of advantage that may be hard to come by again. Financial institutions and Industries such as banking need a massive but necessary overhaul that will make them more accountable, regulated and answerable. If that pill is too hard to swallow, remember that they serve as the backbone for the rest of the economy.
Once leaders and politicians get elected they must brush aside their paralyzing differences and make their commitment to America their highest objective and goal.

                       Super Powers that don't align in their values or cooperate rarely coexist. Where ever and what ever the cause may be, Wars are a curse that makes life in this world miserable, violent and painful. We should always do our best to explore all possibilities for peace, for peaceful coexistence, balance, trust and sensible conflict resolution. We should as a collective always try our best to avoid resorting to bloodshed, war and violence especially when we have the option of being less sinful and belligerent towards each other well within the reach of our tamable hands.

                      May God, Humanity and our higher natures forbid such a dark and gloomy prospect from depriving us of a more civilized, evolving and peaceful future.May God Bless America and keep this nation true to the blessing that it has been for Humanity, Hope, Liberty and Freedom and the millions who trust and embrace it.

Wishing All of Humanity Love, Peace, Prosperity, Hope and Coexistence,
Prayers, Heartfelt Love & Regards,

Jai Krishna Ponnappan