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No matter how hard you try, it's impossible to fax a cat!...
For some reason when I look at this picture, I'm reminded of the song Ebony and Ivory by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. Now if anyone can explain to me how something like this happens in real life, I'd love to hear it. I mean it's not every day you see a moose and a cat smelling each other.
I know the Florida Panthers haven't had the greatest season, but I sure hope Obama has better things to do than worry about hockey! Don't get me wrong, I'm up for a good hockey game, just like any other red blooded Canadian, but I'm talking about the actual animal that the Florida Panthers were named after. Yep, you guessed it, the Florida Panthers.
There are less than 80 Florida panthers left in the world and they all live in South Florida. The only hope for the panthers is to get Obama's support to designate a specific area that the remaining panthers can live in protected.
You see the problem is there has been controversy over where exactly the Florida Panther likes to live. They have been found living in forests, prairies, and swamps. So instead of conserving a little bit of every type of habitat, or setting aside a little bit of one type of habitat, only a small parcel of land has been conserved. Not enough has been done.
Authorities have argued and argued about it but no land has been designated to them. Because of the controversy, developers have stepped in and build indiscriminately and destroyed their habitat until there is no where left for them to go.
But they wouldn't be in this mess if Florida Panthers hadn't been hunted. Up until 30 years ago it was not uncommon to hear of panther hunting in Florida. Now, they are trying to do everything they can to save the once hunted panther.
And the really sad thing is the fact that vehicles kill more panthers now than any other cause of death. 3 panthers have already lost their lives in 2009 due to vehicles. Pretty sad.
I'm sure Obama has a few things to take care of now that he has taken office, but I hope he can help save the remaining panthers before it is too late.
I saw this post featured on Digg yesterday and I thought it was awesome. The pictures of the Tiger cubs are absolutely amazing. The first picture shows a tiger gnawing at what appears to be a boy's sneaker. Exactly how long can you keep a Tiger cub in your house before he destroys it? Anyhow, enjoy the pictures:http://olesiafx.com/news/archives/1239
I think I have a new favorite funny cat video, I've never seen a cat yodel before!
So I just spent an hour cooking these gourmet ribs on the barbecue. Just as I'm about to sit down and eat them, my cat Maddy takes my seat and gets ready to chow down. Can you believe the nerve? Needless to say, every time I cook these ribs, she's very affectionate with me.
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What are cat lovers ordering at Tokyo’s Café Calico Cat?
“I’ll take my tea with a Tabby”
This is a picture of Harumi Kaneko cuddling with "Choco", one of the cats customers can play with for about $8.00 an hour at the Cat Café Calico.
Housing regulations in Tokyo don’t allow pets. So if you can’t have a cat, the next best thing is going to a place like Café Calico Cat. Where you can curl up with a good book, a warm fire and purring cat. It’s a dream come true for Japanese cat lovers. There are three busy cat cafés in Tokyo. All three are filled with lovely, well-groomed cats for patrons to cuddle with before getting on with their busy days.
Which makes me wonder about the 600,000 cats and dogs gassed in Japan yearly? Where are those cat lovers when the gas chamber fills up with gas and the cats scream for their lives? Or later when they aren't quite dead yet and they burn alive?
These seemingly innocent cafés that are beautifully furnished and attract wealthy Japanese are really contributing to the overpopulation of cats in Japan. The cafés don't take in stray cats, they get their cats from breeders. So while a privileged few are being cuddled by people like Mrs. Kaneko, just outside the comforts of the café - poor, lonely, starved cats are being rounded up and taken to gas chambers where they are mercilessly killed and incinerated by the hundreds every day.
Why do so many cats have to suffer when there are so many people in Japan who supposedly love cats? Please sign the Japan's cats and dogs need our help petition. Maybe together we can put an end to the needless suffering of so many cats in a nation that clearly adores cats.
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I was in Vegas a couple of years ago and I bought a plush toy replica of a Snow Leopard for my daughter. Little did I know that all we may have left of these majestic animals will be plush toys.
Today 12 nations (Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, China, Bhutan, and Uzbekistan) have come together to try and find a way to save these rare and beautiful animals.
According to most reports, the greatest threat to Snow Leopards are poaching, loss of habitat and increased conflict with humans over livestock. Depending on who you talk to, there may be as little as 3500 of these cats left in the world.
You can make a difference by donating to the Snow Leopard Trust.
The video below was filmed by the BBC and is apparently the first video ever shot of this cat in the wild. Check out the size of the tail on this cat. Incredible.
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