1. 18:21 21st Jul 2014

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    trebled-negrita-princess:

    whitepeoplestealingculture:

    nubbsgalore:

    photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

    when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

    approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

    cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

     
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    1. Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
    2. Answer: Israel
    3. Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing civilians including children?
    4. Answer: Israel.
    5. Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing?
    6. Answer: Israel.
    7. Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States , according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
    8. Answer: Israel.
    9. Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S.?
    10. Answer: Israel.
    11. Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
    12. Answer: Israel.
    13. Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
    14. Answer: Israel.
    15. Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
    16. Answer: Israel.
    17. Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
    18. Answer: Israel.
    19. Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
    20. Answer: Israel.
    21. Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
    22. Answer: Israel.
    23. Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
    24. Answer: Israel.
    25. Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
    26. Answer: Israel.
    27. Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
    28. Answer: Israel.
    29. Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
    30. Answer: Israel.
    31. Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
    32. Answer: Israel.
    33. Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
    34. Answer: Israel.
    35. Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
    36. Answer: Israel.
    37. Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents from USA and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
    38. Answer: Israel.
    39. Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
    40. Answer: Israel.
    41. Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
    42. Answer: Israel.
    43. Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque?
    44. Answer: Israel.
    45. Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a civilian U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana , Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
    46. Answer: Israel.
    47. Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
    48. Answer: Israel.
    49. Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid to the world yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
    50. Answer: Israel.
    51. Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because “We control America ?”
    52. Answer: Israel.
    53. Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
    54. Answer: Israel.
    55. Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
    56. Answer: Israel.”
    57. — Dr. Norman Finkelstein (via spiritfall-commune)
    58. (via http: //terrynuriman.tumblr.com/post/48347171027/question-which-country-alone-in-the-middle-east)
     
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    image: Download

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    jailor:

    THESE ARE MY FAVOURITE DOG PICS

     
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    drowningxlessons:

deadgirlfriends:


This fawn and bobcat were found in an office together, cuddling under a desk after a forest fire







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    drowningxlessons:

    deadgirlfriends:

    This fawn and bobcat were found in an office together, cuddling under a desk after a forest fire

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    gnarly:

    Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you still have time to sleep

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    spirkcantwerk:

    This scene actually works better as stills

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