Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

June 27, 2014

Two Updates, One Despicable Item!

Comfrey Jacobs,  animal rights activist and humanitarian, extraordinaire~
Picture credit and kindly lent by:   
Deby Dixon photography

I am quite sure that you all remember this brave young man putting himself on the line at Yellowstone Park a few months ago,  trying to stop the slaughter of Bison/Buffalo.
The posting about him was:   God Hears.
What you need to know now,  is what happened to him and the high price that he paid for his altruistic ideals.
By the way, if we did not live nearly 3,000 miles away, we would have joined him there.
What the courts have done to this young man, verges on  being a vicious retaliation and wanting desperately to make an example of him, to warn others who may in the future wish to try a similar act, to rethink it.
The Cattle Ranchers in Montana, have entirely too much power and control in the entire Yellowstone Basin Area and this all is absolutely a result of them putting the squeeze on the local law enforcement agencies  and the court systems.
Here is the follow-up story about Comfrey Jacobs, who did his best to try to prevent wild animals from being killed:
Activist Convicted of Blockading Yellowstone’s Wild Bison Trap
The second  update is one that has been percolating in my head for many months now.
This story deduces, quite accurately in my opinion, that if the economics in the part of Africa where Wildlife Poaching is out of control would improve, the poaching would decline.
I believe that this is a real possibility and that Africa needs to make every effort to encourage and perpetuate this.
If other countries wish to become involved, especially the United Nations, there could be a breakthrough in ending these despicable, heinous acts,  by truly desperate people, who are most likely starving and see no other option in their survival.
Those involved in Wildlife Poaching, must be made to understand, that this is not the true answer to their problems, it is simply a short-term, stop-gap, that comes with great personal risk.
The  story is here:
How Improving Local Economy Could Solve Africa’s Wildlife Poaching Problem
The last story is new to me and was in the same email as the other two.
Just writing this sentence is so painful, I can only imagine how horrible the actual facts of the story must be.
Your reactions to it,  will tell me all that I need to know and then I will read it, if I can.
Right now, just knowing what has been done,  is already breaking my heart.
Most regretfully and apologetically,  here is the link to this despicable story:
Buried-Alive Chickens Exposed in Shocking Undercover Investigation of Nation’s Second-Largest Producer

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