I thought that it was a fantastic little video, and according to animal experts it shows that he is comfortable and content.
However, of course, all the “Zoo’s are jail” people tweeters came out. Now I am watching Safari Live and just my whole life. There is nothing better than seeing an animal in the Free, just roaming down, doing what they do best. However, I also understand Zoo’s, not all Zoo’s mind you are good for conservation and people (mainly children) getting their ever first sighting of a “real animal” rather than on a screen. Also a lot of animals in Zoo’s are rescued from other areas where humans have come in caused destruction.
What I cannot stand though are those people who tweet and say how terrible it is, but that’s it…Unless you have no heart, I think we can all agree that we’d prefer them to be out in the wild. But what does it help if you constantly tweet things, and then that’s it? Does it make them feel better that we all can agree they deserve to be in the wild? What exactly what do they achieve, other than some kind of smugness?
Zola the Gorilla is well taken care, happy and safe…and teaching hundreds of people about them. A lot better off than some others out there and your “tweet” does pretty much stuff all…Unless you DO something! If you asked Zola I’m sure he’d wonder why if you’re so upset about it, the best you can do is a “tweet” for him?
What’s your opinion? Do you have any suggestions or idea on what could help?
Too break it down for those who do not want to read it. This sweet story is about a “working elephant” called Gajraj, who was rescued by Wildlife SOS. After Gajraj was in captivity for over 50 years, as a “temple elephant” was finally rescued, being 70 years old. During Gajraj’s rescue over 500 locals threw stones while the wildlife rescue team took Gajraj away, bringing in a large police force to escort her. However, Gajraj arrived safe and well, for her new life of freedom!
*Just to warn…This is a bit of a “trigger” topic, please read with care <3*
I was reading Tweets yesterday about the various of groups of people who helped fight with our ANZAC Troops. One group being Muslim soldiers…Oh the controversy…There was one Tweet that sound ridiculous to me though. Where a “man” asked if the Muslim woman condoned the rape and beating of women
Now this is why it struck me…
No, the woman did not condone that behaviour…BUT…I find it slightly hilarious that this seems to be the biggest excuse why Muslims are “bad people”…I’m sorry, Us as a Western Society are so great at not raping and beating our women? Us, as a Western Society, are great at protecting at these women and also our gay community? Brock Turner anyone? Or how great we are at protecting people who are innocent? How great we are at protecting Women’s Health because it doesn’t sit well with a certain group of people? Planned Parenthood Defunded (So much for the “Land of the Free”)… I wonder how many times this guy has called a woman a liar as soon as she said “Rape” … Or condemned someone for staying with an abusive partner?
I think some people need to seriously sit down and have a long hard look at themselves before they start condemning another country, because really, are we that far off?
Also if you are affected by any of the issues please contact the following helplines:
SASS – Sexual Assault Support Services (Australia-National Helplines) (2015)
RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (United States Directory) (2016)
I was so disappointed to read this over the last week. I really love the outfits at Honey Birdette (expensive, but gorgeous) and I know that in the work place you should be presentable…BUT, in all honesty as well, I find that someone who is comfortable, can be the most sexiest thing on the planet!
It is not empowerment when women are forced to show their bras and wear stilettos just to keep their job. It is not empowerment when women are paid to have people talk to them in unwanted sexually explicit ways. It is not empowerment when women are scared to speak up about feeling uncomfortable in the workplace for fear of losing their job. This is not sexual empowerment. This is not even women empowerment. Silencing sexual harassment allegations and enforcing dress codes that play on sexualising women for the public (read as: male) gaze is disempowering.
Someone made a comment to me over the weekend about the whole France, Nice thing and they had noticed that I hadn’t really written anything. It got me to thinking that a)I didn’t realise that I had too, I think people are feeling what they’re feeling and b) I didn’t think anyone noticed when I didn’t write about something on Facebook,lol
This is what I have to say about the situation. I don’t know what to say about the situation anymore.
It feels like every time one of these things, something else will happen the next day. Then people only want to hear and say what they want, not what the truth might actually be. Once the whole Nice, France attack happen…Everyone jumped to the “Kick the Refugees out”…Except, probably close to 90% of the attacks are attacks by people who were born and live in that country. The refugees had nothing to do with it…At all. There is no point kicking someone out who isn’t the problem, the problems will just continue to happen.
We need to start looking at our own backyards, why do these people who were born and raised here, hate their own country so much?
Just as I was writing this, Selena Gomez got into trouble for not talking about everything too apparently,lol
Today is Australia and New Zealand day of remembering and respecting. ANZAC Day is our day to honour and remember solider present and past from all the War of which we participated and those soldiers who died, so we cold be free. The date of the 25th of April commemorates the anniversary when Australia and New Zealand both were apart of the first campaign that led to major casualties for both countries.
For most people it’s a pretty emotional day, as I am sure that every country around the world experiences the same kind of feelings when they commemorate their soldiers. The feelings I feel, the appreciation for what these young men and women did for us, the freedom they gave to us. I try to hold onto that feeling for as long as possible. I tend to find during the next few weeks after ANZAC Day, I do things, stay off of social media things and get a lot more proactive.
What do feelings do you all have? Do you find yourself doing a lot more “proactive things” after you celebrate your soldiers?
So does anyone else get this song stuck in there heads when they have their last day at work…For the last two days I have been singing this song constantly in my head and today is my last day. This is probably my favourite musical all day and of course this cast is just perfection!
“One Day More” performed by Colm Wilkinson, Michael Ball, Judy Kuhn, Lea Salonga, Michael Maguire, Philip Quast, Jenny Galloway, Alun Armstrong, Adam Searles, full company and choir with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Charles Abell for the Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 8th October 1995.
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Libretto by Alain Boublil based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
“One Day More!” by Les Misérables – 10th Anniversary Concert (iTunes)
This past week has been a very interesting week. It has been banned book week in the US of A.
The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3. Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of a freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries, bookstores and some school around America draw attention to the problem of censorship by hosting a variety of events and making displays of challenged books.
“Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association”