Born Free USA Blog
With the economy hitting everybody’s wallets hard, how can we still help the animals without breaking the bank? So many people want to help, but don’t know how on a budget.
What does it take to be a hero?
Nikki Solone, a well known Sacramento artist and Born Free USA Artist for Animals, provided us with the following guest blog. The story originally appeared in Nikki’s own newsletter. When we read this heartwarming story, we knew we wanted to share it with you as well. You can commission your own painting from Nikki here and she’ll ensure a portion is donated to Born Free USA.
September 11, 2001 is a day most of us will never forget as we witnessed the attacks and collapse of the twin towers, falling with them 2,740 of America’s citizens. What we must also never forget are the teams of heroic people and search and rescue dogs who saved lives while risking their own as they searched through the rubble.
Accoding to popular folklore Forest Gnomes are tiny and charming creatures that dwell deep in the forest. Shy and reclusive characters, they prefer a life in which no one knows where they live, so they stay hidden and spy on forest intruders from behind tree trunks and mushroom caps.
I was at a loss of words after reading a recent press release from the Colorado Division of Wildlife about the opening of dove hunting season in the state.
The release almost reads like a parody except they are completely serious.
Images of elephants painting have recently been making the rounds on the Internet. In addition, the paintings of elephants are being lauded as a fundraising tool ostensibly for elephant conservation.
Picture a corporate conference room. There’s a big table in the middle and the entire room is surrounded by glass — including the ceiling.
Now picture yourself there, lying on top of the conference room table. People are constantly walking by and looking in, staring at you from all sides and even watching you from above. There’s nowhere you can hide from the peering eyes. Now imagine there is no door ... so you can’t ever leave.
I just had to shake my head at the recent newspaper report about wolves killing bear-hunting dogs in Wisconsin.