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Jupiter’s Kiss – A Lion’s Tale


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This was sent to me by a friend and I have watched it a few times now, each time amazed and touched by the humanness of it all. Ana Julia Torres, 47 has been running an animal shelter called Villa Lorena in Cali, Colombia for a decade unfunded and trying to get by with her teachers salary. Amongst the 800 rescued animals that she looks after Jupiter, the African lion was rescued 6 years ago after she found it abused and emaciated in a traveling circus.

“It is amazing to see an animal like that be so sweet and affectionate,” said Torres. “This hug is the most sincere one that I have received in my life.”

She began more than a decade ago when a friend gave her an owl that had been kept as a pet. Torres looks after many abused animals such as limbless flamengos, blind monkeys and mutilated elephants.

Watch this…

“We dedicate our lives to the care of these animals without one single peso from the state,” Torres said. Torres said many of the animals were rejected as infants by their parents in the wild or found abandoned on the streets of Cali. Torres said because she opposes exhibiting animals in circuses, she decided to keep her shelter closed from the public.”

To donate money you can write to:

Ana Julia Torres,
Villa Lorena,
Carrera Novena Norte, numero 84 N30,
Barrio de Floralia,
Cali
Colombia.

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Bear Necessities


Consider the bear facts…
Species under threat

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Species under arrest

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Species receiving Turner art prize for immediacy, visceral intensity and historic importance

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Stupid White Men – Elephant on Acid


elephant3 227871aI have a great idea, why don’t we study the impact of administering a dosage of mind altering substances so vast in quantity that it might kill an elephant. I know why don’t we give this to an elephant called Tusko.

Oh shit – what a surprise it has killed the elephant.

If a human model had been used to determine the dose of LSD, the calculated dose for an elephant of Tusko’s size (3000 kg) would be about 9mg of LSD. The “jolly” doctor decided to inject Tusko with 297mg – more than 30 times the effective oral dose for a human of Tusko’s weight.

Check out Dr. Louis Jolyon (“Jolly”) Wests’ escapades for the betterment of US warfare capabilities and other strange experiments conducted over the years.

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Quiz: What your Halloween Habits Say About You


Why not check out your Halloween Habits…

Yes, another silly quiz to tickle your fancy!

My Halloween Habits


The scariest thing on Halloween is you! You definitely don’t want any kids in costumes crossing your path – and you’re willing to scare away any who do.
Sneaky and devious, people should really watch out for you. You are usually underestimated and forgotten.Your inner child is stubborn and a bit bossy.You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.You’re logical, rational, and not easily effected. Not a lot scares you… especially when it comes to the paranormal.You are a total overachiever and workaholic. You’re the type of person who plans their elaborate Halloween costume weeks in advance.

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Secrets of longevity


Seems like women are topping the longevity stakes with reports of lifestyle having a major impact on how long we live. High-flying professional women have the highest life expectancy of all at 85.1 years. So if education and lifestyle do have an impact then the other story of the day in the UK that the much maligned WAG‘s (Wives and Girlfriends) should be seen as role models to kids may have a little bit of truth in it.

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So if you believe all of this and want to live longer get an education and then either marry a footballer or become an accountant, else don’t believe any of this stuff and go look at the list of the oldest people – there’s doesn’t seem to be one accountant in the list.

Perhaps longevity is not just linked to career as most of these people have spent more of their lives being something other than an occupation pigeon-hole. Jeanne Calment , who at 122 was the world’s oldest person took up fencing at the age of 85 and attributed her longevity to pouring olive oil on her food and her skin and who uttered the immortal words, “”I’ve only got one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it”. Although it does sounds like she had a WAG type lifestyle…

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Purring Ravens


Ravens have exerted a powerful hold over the psyche for centuries with people either in awe of them or fearful of them. They have been revered as dieties known as the Creative Trickster God in Native American Cultures and are today an icon for the Goths. They can live for about 70 years and are known for their intelligence and a character that can remind us a little of ourselves. They are suspicious, shy, nervous but also fearless, cheeky, incredibly playful and devoted partners.

They slide down snowy hills on their backs – just for the hell of it. They happily tease wolves yanking their tails whilst they feeding raptors. They make so many different noises like gurgling, purring, barking, squawking and talking – check out this video of Terry in England.

If like me you find yourself very curious about these birds, check out this enlightening book Mind of the Raven by Bernt Heinrich and you will never look at a raven in the same way. Next time listen for the purring, really.

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Need Inspiration for Halloween Costumes – Just look here


The German people provide us with ample food for thought as we digg in our wardrobe looking for just the right outfit for Halloween.

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