"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human
Chippy, Jasper and friends have been standing up for animal rights since 2010. Jasper, a golden mantled ground squirrel, has his own blog and his own Facebook page.
It all started when I was out just having fun with my adorable, little, wild critters. Chippy was the matriarch of the family and would come to her name and/or come when I whistled. I delighted in her company for nearly 8 summers. (I last saw her in June of 2012.) I taught my cute fur balls little tricks to make my photo shoots more memorable. The idea of having them hold flags from countries around the world was inspired by the idea of having a photo to accompany the animal related articles I was writing. If the story was about animal abuse in Greece, Chippy would be photographed holding the flag of Greece. Or if the story was about saving donkeys in Nepal, then one of my little friends was photographed with the flag from Nepal. It was a goofy and silly idea, but novel and possibly effective.
JASPER'S BLOG and his mission on his FACEBOOK page are:
".... to restore the animal kingdom to its optimal and rightful place on this planet that we all share."
The vast number of animals suffering on this planet due to outdated notions, ignorance and greed must, as Jane Goodall says, be overcome. It must not be tolerated. It is no myth that animals feel deeply. It’s also not anthropomorphism. It’s real. Humans must rethink their treatment of animals and revamp their entire view of what is in the best interest of animals if we ever hope to restore the animal kingdom to its optimal and rightful place on this planet that we all share.
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
A labor of love website devoted to animal and human rights, and better living. A place to be inspired ...
My LADYBUG book is filled with beautiful images & inspiring quotes. Click here for more info.
I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Read about life in the woods with Chippy & the crew...