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Jack van Lelyveld
The World and its bounty belongs to those who sincerely desire to own it
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The powerfull are following Hitler's tactics to control the masses. Can we as Consumers, do anything about our position?

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Plus minus 10 hours after the Blood Moon sighting in my area (@ 19h00 - 20h00) I took these progressive evening photos of the Full moon starting with a red shine, changing to yellowish shine.
The remarkable fact however, was the heart-shaped cloud slowly moving past the moon - beautiful - as if to confirm God's presence in all existence, to lay to rest fearful thoughts around the blood Moon phenomena
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Hi Guys

This message is all about Cecil, the Zimbabwean Lion that was brutally and illegally killed for sport. I include the complete AVAAZ plea together with informative links to support the call to action... please support the vote if you love Cats the way I do, thanks for those who vote.

"Dear friends

An American dentist has made headlines for brutally shooting down a gentle lion named Cecil.

But his despicable act has given us a fleeting opportunity to save the world’s lions.

Wealthy Americans and Europeans like him go to Africa and pay to hunt lions and other exotic animals for sport, and send their trophies home.

If all of us act right now we can get the US and Europe to ban the import of trophies when they threaten the survival of these majestic animals.

Some leaders are already considering it -- but to win, we need an unprecedented global outpouring of support. We can do it: 1.4% of the world’s internet users are getting this email -- if each of us signs and gets 1 other person to sign, we’d reach almost 3%. If each of us gets 3 people, that’s nearly 6%, etc etc.

Click to sign and share on Facebook, Twitter, email… everywhere... before the world forgets about Cecil:

Cecil was a beloved Zimbabwean lion, known for his stunning black mane and for being friendly to tourists and photographers.

The hunt that killed him lasted 40 hours and was brutal -- the hunters lured him out of his protected home, shot him, and let him suffer overnight. In the morning they killed him and illegally removed his tracking collar, then beheaded and skinned him for the trophy parts.

To make matters worse, as many as a dozen cubs are now at risk of infanticide at the hands of other lions, which is common when male lions are killed.

Zimbabwe and other countries won’t crack down on these crimes, or regulate hunting better, unless the hunting profits they make are threatened. So if the US and Europe simply ban trophy imports from countries who haven’t proven their hunting is sustainable, we can make sure lions survive on the planet.

It’s a no-brainer policy, and some EU leaders are already pushing for it, but it won’t pass unless there is an unprecedented global movement for it -- so if all of us sign and recruit our friends to sign by sharing all over the internet, we can win.

Click to sign and share now, before we miss this unique window Cecil sadly left open for us:

The Avaaz community has risen up and won amazing victories for our most threatened species - from whales to orangutans to bluefin tuna. Every time, it has been because we’ve come together at the exact moment of opportunity and seized it, believing a better, more sustainable world is possible. Let’s do it now for our lions.

With hope,

Mia, Rewan, Luis, Danny, Jooyea, Sobaika, and the whole Avaaz team

More information:
Zimbabwean authorities hunt Spaniard accused of killing Cecil the lion (Guardian)

Death of Zimbabwe’s Best-Loved Lion Ignites Debate on Sport Hunting (National Geographic)

Killing of Cecil the lion prompts calls for EU ban on importing lion trophies (Guardian)

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide (Huffington Post) is a 41-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter."

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Victory for Mdia Freedom in South Africa for now achieved. Read my previous share on the AVAAZ link to collect signatures for fighting the government on this issue.

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This is the quick response from yesterday's online petition signing effort from shared here on G+ and elsewhere against Film and Publication Board's draft online regulations - good stuff friends!

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