Saturday, March 23, 2013

The first days of life

The first days of life (perhaps the very first day), the macaques eating oysters, and the Mother macaque actually catching and eating a crab. We are all nothing but overgrown monkeys, so enjoy this insight into a family of your relatives

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Chinese wine made from Tiger Bones

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This petition site is really quite good...

China is allowing the use of the bones of captive-bred tigers to be used as a tonic wine, even though the practice has been illegal since 1993.
The government justifies this practice by claiming they are captive tigers- not wild ones. But they were obviously wild at some point and taken from the wild. It is estimated there are 5,000 captive tigers on farms and zoos, though there are as few as 3,200 wild tigers left woldwide. 100 years ago, there were 100,000 wild tigers but they were relentlessly poached for tiger parts and put in captivity on farms until they have now become critally endangered in the wild.
Tiger bone tonic wine is believed to have medicinal properties. Tiger bones are left to soak in the wine and removed before bottling. It is believed to remedy muscle pain, rheumatism, arthritis, paralysis and stimulate blood flow and has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
China declared to help double the world's wild tiger population by 2022 by combating illegal trading and poaching of tigers and tiger parts, yet it is driving the market for continued illegal poaching and the demand for tiger bone wine.
The only way to truly combat the poaching of tigers is to ban the use of ALL tiger products, including tiger bone wine. Save the tiger from extinction and stop using tiger products.
If you are interested sign here... and follow them on facebook

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scenes of Natural Beauty and human waste

Sorry to share this one with you.

As I was canoeing last week I was taken by the highly promoted tourism spots of James Bond and the Floating Village.

Adjacent to these places are the fish pens which will provide all of the tourists with their lunch.

These pens are less than 10 metres for the toilet stools that drop untreated faeces directly into the water - and this is the fish for the buffet for the next day.

Do you want to visit and have lunch there?

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Whale and Dolphin killers

The whaling and dolphin killings by Japan are in fact a modern day holocaust - the only difference is cetaceans are highly intelligent but a different species from humans. I do not trivialise Hitler's holocaust - but accentuate the parallels. Looking back at the Holocaust after two generations we are horrified. I actually had friends with numbers tattooed on their bodies - it was horrible. 

I was also horrified when an American judge - who should know better because his own parents were holocaust survivors - ruled against Sea Shepherd and Paul Watson in an American court. I will not dignify this monster by mentioning his name - and I am not surprised he is a Bush appointee and idolised Ronald Reagan with photo on his website. (I remind you that Iran-Contra was the greatest constitutional crime in America's history, and the Anti-Sea Sherpard jerk sees Reagan as his hero!)

Hearing this news made me feel ashamed to be an American. This "Judge" was actually at UCLA at the same time I was, and we were both in the School of Political Science. (I was International Relations and never intended to be a lawyer, a profession shamed by the anti- Paul Watson ruling. He makes me feel dirty that we actually breathed the same air. His ruling also proves there is corruption and influence even at the American Appelate Court level. 

I urge you to use common sense and deactivate the politically motivated Interpol Red Notices against Paul Watson. It wasn't only Hitler who was a monster in World War II. The holocaust comparisons continue with Japanese atrocities so horrible the Japanese won't put them in their textbooks - Pearl Harbour, the Rape of Nanjing, Medical War Crimes, banzai and kamikazi attacks, comfort women, the Bataan Death March and the Rape of Singapore Chinese - just to mention a few. 

Please do not allow the monsters of our Planet take down an Environmental Hero. Shark finning is also killing the seas.

We owe it to our children to glorify, not incarcerate, our environmental heros, including Paul Watson. 

What will your children say when you leave them with Dead Oceans because some arrogant Appelte Judge cannot correlate his families past with other highly intelligent species?

See you on the water, Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray

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