England: Plastic Planet ?

8/12 is the anniversary of the death of my beloved ‘Golda’.

Despite her loss for several years now it is not really any easier;  I came to the conclusion many years ago that no matter how hard you try to improve things, money is the most evil thing on the planet; or maybe the second worst, after all the human shit we have that get a kick out of animal and human abuse for the gain of making a few pennies more.

Today, Tuesday 5/12, there has been a major meeting in Africa regarding the huge amount of plastic that is being dumped into the sea – and killing marine life as a result.  The equivalent of one loaded garbage truck of plastic dumped into the sea EVERY SINGLE MINUTE so they are saying on the BBC.

 

Man alone is doing a fine and productive job of fucking up the whole planet – be it Trump and his anti environment protecting policies; the Chinese and there continual abuse of both animals and the planet –  they (as a nation) dump around 25% of all plastics into the oceans according to info I have this week; the Bear Bile issues which the wonderful Jill is working so hard to stop; the killing of donkeys with sledgehammers etc – it just goes on.

We have a wonderful one off planet – so why do some dickheads just want to trash it all ?

The fight goes on but very often it can be very depressing with all the bad news and negativity which arrives at the ‘Inbox’ every single day.

Many world leaders are in a position to make a real change to animal welfare and environment.  Many of them don’t really give a toss – their personal positions are far more important than saving the planet.  ‘Tin Gods’ I think they call them.  Boy the EU alone is full of them; we have seen this for so long; they have names like Junker and Tusk and Van Goethem; persons who ignore the evidence presented to them but who also dance to the blinkered tune of financial gain.

They make me want to puke – all over their so very well cut suits !

I am gonna get down off my soapbox now – and as I say, the fight goes on for better or worse.

There is a wonderful North American Cree Indian Prophecy that reads:

Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

 

I guess you could update that now to include people that pull out of Paris climate agreements, the dumping of plastic in the oceans, the use of ‘clean’ coal; etc.

‘Money cannot be eaten’ – oh if the worlds pig shit thick politicians were to even get a partial grip of this, then we and the animals may be in a much better place.

Mark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-41866046/the-giant-mass-of-plastic-waste-taking-over-the-caribbean

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40654915

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-41898953/sea-of-plastic

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42190678

 

I love this song from the Stones – I was born in the same town as Mick Jagger.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mick_Jagger_Centre

 


UPDATE  6/12/17 – Greenpeace Action In London.

 

Update for action on 5/12/17.

Greenpeace in action in London against Coke contaminating the seas and causing Plastic Oceans.

Hi Mark,

We’ve taken over London landmark Piccadilly

Circus with our very

own Coca-Cola Christmas event!

Can you sign the petition calling on Coke

to stop polluting our

oceans with plastic?

Petition – https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/coca-cola-petition?source=em&subsource=20171205ocem01&utm_source=gpeace&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=20171205ocem01

Christmas is a big time of year for Coke – but we

want to show the

world that their happy holiday image hides

a less cheerful reality.

This global drinks giant pumps out an estimated

110 billion plastic

bottles a year – that’s over 3,400 bottles a second!

Our recycling systems simply cannot keep up

with this tide of

single-use plastic, and it’s overwhelming

our oceans.

Research has shown that a shocking 90% of seabirds

and 1 in 3 sea turtles have ingested plastic.

As the biggest soft drinks producer in the world,

Coca-Cola have

the opportunity to take the lead in reducing

their plastic footprint

and coming up with innovative reusable alternatives.

Please take a minute to sign the petition and tell

Coke to take urgent action to stop harming our oceans.

Greenpeace supporters in 14 countries around the

world have

now joined the campaign – and together we’re

showing Coke that

there’s nowhere to hide for their plastic polluting

ways.

This festive season, join the call for Coca-Cola

to make a resolution

that will change the face of our oceans for years

to come

don’t let Coke choke our oceans!

Thanks for all you do,
Alice and the Oceans team

 

 

 

Urgent Action – Help 6 Bile Farm Bars Get Rescued NOW By Animals Asia.

We’ve just received an urgent call about six moon bears in desperate need of rescue from a bear bile farm in Vietnam.

We don’t have any pictures of the poor bears, but when we went to the farm in 2011 on another rescue mission, the scenes we were met with would have broken your heart…

Bears missing limbs, and with deep wounds, pacing manically backwards and forwards in their tiny cages. Or else lying on the bars of their cages, broken and defeated after years of confinement and abuse.

We have to get these six desperate moon bears out of this place.

 

We know precious little about bears, they don’t even have names. All we know is that they are three girls, and three boys. And that right now, they have nobody.

They’ve been suffering for many years in this hellhole. Repeatedly stabbed with a four-inch needle to harvest their gallbladder bile. And that the farmer has agreed to hand them over, they could be in very poor condition, or suffering with serious disease.

We must act fast to save these precious bears. Donate now >>

With bear hugs of hope,


Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO

PS These six abused bears deserve so much better! A gift from you today could help send emergency rescue teams to the sides of these suffering bears. Please send help.

PPS ‘Like’ our Facebook page.for updates about these desperate moon bears. With your help we will do everything we can to bring them home. Thank you in advance.

Any funds raised beyond the cost of the rescue, quarantine and vet care will be used to care for all the bears living in our sanctuaries.