This is a very sad time for Australian’s that care for our most beautiful and unique animal the Kangaroo. This year the quota for them was 2. 500 I think they were stopped and did not get to kill that many. We are loosing our kangaroos soon they too will be extinct. Please watch this video and let me know your coments. If you can will you share it with everyone, we want the world to know what is happening here. It is as bad as the baby seals that are clubbed to death and the whales that are being slaughtered.
I am also adding another piece from Maria I hope you enjoy it, she always has such interesting articles to read dont forget her web page http://www.speciesblog.com
Probably, there is no country in the world, where animals are left without any attention. People have always paid attention to pet and wildlife protection. A lot of countries have animals as their national symbols; they dedicate festivities to various animals and build memorials to honor their heroic animals. Lots of such monuments appeared after World War II, when brave soldiers found assistance amongst our little brothers. All in all, such places alert a special attention and awake deep feelings and respect to the animals, which these places were dedicated to.
Most people are aware of the damage caused to Australia environment by wild rabbits. Being exported in 1859, they enhanced natural imbalance pushing out sheep and cattle. However, there were some other pests, which kept a natural development on the continent under; Opuntia or paddle cactus, brought by Englishmen in 1788, rapidly distributed all over the area and became a cause of massive cattle intoxication. The help came from Pyralidae butterflies that turned out to be life-savers by accident, as far as the armyworms of these species gnawed the rind of plants and destroyed all flesh down to the roots. As an expression of gratitude, local farmers constructed the memorial to Pyralidae butterflies in Queensland.
What is more, there are monuments built specifically to a sparrow in Minsk and Boston; this bird saved the residents of the cities from famine, having destroyed a regiment of caterpillars. Among the other memorials dedicated to pest controllers are the monument put up to a swallow as a persistent struggler with mosquitos – one swallow individual can eat 1000 mosquitos daily. In fact, the tower-shaped memorial is and tested it on two desperate boys, one of which the monument was unveiled for.
Alaska can boast of two monuments dedicated to different animals. The author of the first one, a monument to mosquito, believes that the insect, which he embodied in the metal, hardens the spirit of Eskimos living in the state. In summer, huge swarms of these insects cover the sky of Alaska that makes it hard to deal with them. Alaska is also home for the only whale memorial in the world, blue whale memorial; a mammal, which is the main source of food for Alaska natives – Eskimos.
As it was mentioned above, lots of animal sightseeing spots are associated with the most ranking historic event of the 20th century – the World War II. “Animals in War Memorial” in London, honors all the animals engaged in British troops and allied forces. These animals are two exhausted mules, a dog and a horse, pigeons, an elephant and cats. The inspiration for the memorial was a book “Animals in War” by Jilly Cooper. The monument was opened in 2004. David Backhouse, the author of this incredible sightseeing spot, reflected an idea of enormous quantity of animals’ deaths, which occurred during two World wars, including millions of carrier pigeons, lifeguard dogs and horses.
a nice place of swallow residency (it is 20 meters high).
In Paris, on the territory of the Pasteur Institute, there is a monument commemorating an astonishing breakthrough in medicine. In particular, it is a statue of a boy bravely confronting a mad dog. As one could guess, it is a specific spot where Louis Pasteur invented the vaccine from hydrophobia (madness)
I am feeding 10 joey’s at the moment so am very busy. It is pouring with rain and freezing which makes it very slippery to get out and feed the larger kangaroos there is so much mud around. Well till next time I will try and get some photos in the next post Take care all