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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A vision for grizzly bears



Once again the Government of Alberta is being criticized for how it is mismanaging the Grizzly Bear species in our Province! To read an article entitled, A vision for grizzly bears which was written by Hamish MacLean and   published in the Canmore Leader newspaper  please click on the following link:


http://www.canmoreleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3331360

I find these two sentences to be the most pertinent in this article:

"There are 700 grizzly bears in Alberta. And there are seven sub-populations that are being further fragmented. The grizzly bear recovery plan, enacted in 2008, is proof, Gailus said, that the Alberta government is unwilling or unable to help grizzly bears in the province."

What do these statements say about the Political leaders of this province?? How can they allow a species which has lived here thousands of years before humans did, to become so fragmented in their population (due to human activity such as forestry and oil exploration and oil extraction), that the  survival of the species is now seriously threatened with extinction??

Please show  you care about the Grizzly bears by sending a letter, an email, or a phone call to the new Premier of Alberta, Alison Redford by clicking on her contact page at the Alberta Government website below. Demand that her and her Government show that they care about the Grizzly bears by having them develop plans which will keep the Grizzly bears of this province from being fragmented any further in their population, and by stopping Big Oil and Big Forestry from damaging the habitat these bears have lived in for centuries! Thank you on behalf of the Grizzly bears of this Province!

http://alberta.ca/premier_contact.cfm

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"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



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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.