Monday, June 1, 2009


Last week Janet sent through two links for petitions to stop the catching of whales, and this week we are faced with the devastating deaths of the whales that beached on long beach close to Kommetjie.
Read this article and the comments.

AND This happened in this year in Australia on a BIGGER scale. Read this article

I am left in confusion as to the future on these wondrous creatures and the oceans... I carry a strong belief that good will prevail, but am finding it difficult under these circumstances.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Thanks Janet for raising this issue, I was clueless!

I was shocked when I read the motiviation for the petition and thought to share it with you all again.

I now will also spend the next studying tigers and the protection of them with Thomas.

I hope to find time to share our journey with you all in the comming week.


"Wild tigers are in crisis. With their population at an estimated 3,500, it is crucial for those who hold their fate to make the right decisions.Opening the Chinese market to tiger products is not the right decision, and could drive wild tigers to extinction. Poaching, along with environmental degradation, is diminishing the wild tiger population; legalizing the trade of tiger parts would encourage even more poaching. Killing a tiger in the wild is 250 times cheaper than raising it in captivity, a sad incentive for tiger part sellers seeking the most affordable way to obtain tiger parts. It is difficult to distinguish between wild and farmed tiger parts, and equally difficult to enforce, which will allow many to poach without facing the legal consequences.
Scientific studies in India have shown that wild tigers could not sustain increased levels of poaching, which would most likely result from legalizing the trade of tiger parts.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Final art entries

Dylan [age 12]

Entry no 12

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Art Entries

Thomas [Age 5 3/4]
Entry no 10
Titled -We love trees and they feed us.
[so sweet, look how mommy and daddy are holding hands]

Thomas [age 5 3/4]
Entry no 11

Titled - Earthworms make carrots healthy.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Art Competition entry

Erin [age 9]
Entry no 9

Erin used Lyra Pencils

[Erin I am also a tree hugger. :-) ]

Art competition entries

Brad [age 8]
Entry no 7
[Hi Brad, I really enjoy you rich happy colours]

Joshua [age 4]
Entry no 8
[Joshua painted this at day care and his brother Brad really wanted it to be sent in. ]

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

These two entries come from the Jude [6 1/2]
[Hello Jude... Did you draw thes pictures with block crayons? You have coloured the pages so well.
Entry no 5
Title - Secret Place

Entry no 6

Title - Oak tree