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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Two months have passed:still no Alberta Government move to help Grizzly Bears

Two months have passed since Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee  (which
advises the Alberta Government Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD)
 on matters relating to the identification, conservation and recovery of wild species at risk in Alberta)
indicated to the minister that he should list the bears as a "threatened" species based on research
that says there are fewer than 700 grizzlies left in Alberta. And still we have not heard anything
from this minister about any plan he has for the grizzly bears of this province!

Mel Knight, why haven't you responded to this important request in all of this time? Mr. Minster,
how many grizzly's have been needlessly killed in this time that you are thinking about this request?
It could be argued Mr. Knight, that the fact you have said nothing about this request in public,shows
that you are not interested in the future of the grizzly bear in our province, or it could be perceived that
your lack of a single comment about this request, indicates you and your Government have no plan
in place to help sustain the Grizzly bear in Alberta. I challenge you Mr. Knight to make a statement
to the public about this request to protect the remaining Grizzly Bears in our province!

Mr. Minister, People  of this province and visitors to our province
want to be able to have the following experience (thanks to Mike Drew for
providing me with the code to embed  this fantastic video in this
important blog entry of mine!):

Up To Highwood Pass from mike drew on Vimeo.

Thanks to Greg Harvey,  a professional wildlife photographer, for posting this amazing video of
a Grizzly Bear family to Youtube for us to watch! Source of Greg's video:

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.