Veronicas fight fur trade

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Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas at a public event unveiling their new PETA ad. (Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty)

Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas at a public event unveiling their new PETA ad. (Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty)

Pop-rockers the Veronicas have sung out against fur in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The ad features twins Jess and Lisa Origliasso each holding a shockingly realistic skinned “rabbit” with a caption reading: “Here’s the rest of your fur coat.”

“Here’s the rest of your fur coat” - The Veronicas for PETA

“Here’s the rest of your fur coat” - The Veronicas for PETA

The twins launched the ad campaign outside Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building today, both wearing PETA T-shirts branded with the slogan “Mean People Wear Fur”.

They condemned Australia’s continued fur imports, most of which come from China, saying they are unnecessary.

Jess explained the campaign was to “discourage people from buying fur and educating them from where it came from”.

PETA says the campaign is aimed at the world’s leading fur exporter, China, where animals on fur farms are often skinned alive.

It says dogs and cats are killed in China for the international fur trade but with Chinese fur often processed and relabelled in other countries, it’s difficult to identify where the fur has come from.

“For us, fur is barbaric and unnecessary,” Jess said. “There is no need for fur.”

The Origliassio sisters have always liked PETA’s strong visual campaigns and are very proud to be part of their campaign against fur.

Because of their involvement in fashion design they felt it was the right campaign for them.

[source: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/veronicas-fight-fur-trade-20101025-170jl.html]
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Donor registration forms now available at selected post offices

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Detailed information: Yusasnita Mohd Yusof, 22, reading details of the organ donation form at Pos Malaysia in Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur Friday.

Detailed information: Yusasnita Mohd Yusof, 22, reading details of the organ donation form at Pos Malaysia in Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur Friday.

KUALA LUMPUR: The people can now get organ donor registration forms at selected post offices.

The project is a collaboration between Pos Malaysia Berhad and the Health Ministry in conjunction with the ministry’s Organ Donation Awareness Week running from Oct 16 to 24.

The ministry appointed Pos Malaysia as an agent to enable Malaysians to obtain donor registration forms at 19 post offices, and plans to extend the service to more post offices in the near future.

Pos Malaysia group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Syed Faisal Albar said the outlets selected were general post offices (GPOs) and post offices in the Klang Valley with a high volume of customers.

Participating GPOs include Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar and Kuching. The post offices in the Klang Valley include the ones in Medan Tuanku, Gombak, Bangsar, Kelana Jaya and Kampung Tunku.

“Currently, more than 147,092 people have pledged to donate their organs and we believe many more are willing to pledge,” said Faisal.

The organ donation registration forms are specially-made postcards with the organ donor pledge card attached.

Customers only need to fill the form and mail it with a 60 sen stamp to the National Transplant Resource Centre. They also need to keep the donor card.

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Three white with brown spots puppies for adoption

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three white with brown spots puppies for adoption

three white with brown spots puppies for adoption

My neighbour received unwanted gifts today – three mongrel puppies. They are white with brown spots yet looking cute and beautiful. The mother is so sick that it could not feed any of these puppies. So they are left with my neighbour. It’s sad to say that if they are not adopted within these two days, they will be put to sleep permanently.

They are waiting for adoption in order to survive.  Therefore, by having ones of these beautiful pupies within your family it is very likely that you saved a life. Not only are you saving their lives, but also you are adding a companion to your home that is sure to love you unconditionally for your kindness.

Hope these puppies can find a happy home. They are now in Ujong Pasir. If you are interested, please contact me o16-88o7877 (CJ) before tomorrow, 23rd October 2010. 

sleepy puppy

sleepy puppy

please adopt me...

please adopt me...

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September.October 2010

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grief (family of victim in bus crash)

grief (family of victim in bus crash)

It has come to the mid of another month, October. A month of a fresh start.

Observe constantly that all things take place by change. We prefer stasis to change thus change is often very stressful and painful. When change happens, and it does for sure, do not resist it but to go with it.

Days ago, a horrific bus crash happened along the North-South Highway between the border of Melaka and Negeri Sembilan. The death toll increased to thirteen and many are still suffered from severe injury. That night I was there at the Hospital Melaka to witness the traumatic loss and grief in family members. It was heartbreaking to see the tears of the victims’ family and friends.

Loss is an inevitable part of live. There is simply no escaping it. As the American Psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck wrote in his book:

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult — once we truly understand and accept it — then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

Our deepest condolences go out to all who have lost friends, loved ones, and acquaintances in the terrible accident occurring. Our hearts are with you all.

May all beings be happy. Share some shots taken in September and October:

story building

story building

fairy wheel

fairy wheel

elegance

elegance

eye

eye

night talkers

night talkers

orbits

orbits

glimpse

glimpse

posing (from left: Hanne, Danny and Fred)

posing (from left: Hanne, Danny and Fred)

mating

mating

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Humans ‘using one and a half planets’ worth of resources and will need two Earths by 2030′

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Arenal National Park in Costa Rica. A new report has warned that humans are overusing the planet's resources

Arenal National Park in Costa Rica. A new report has warned that humans are overusing the planet's resources

Human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the Earth can provide by more than half, a new report has warned.

And humanity carries on as it is in use of resources, globally it will need the capacity of two Earths by 2030, the biennial Living Planet Report said.

Wildlife in tropical countries is also under huge pressure, with populations of species falling by 60 per cent in three decades.

And the report, from the WWF, the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network, said British people are still consuming far more than the Earth can cope with.

If everyone lived such a lifestyle, humans would need 2.75 planets to survive, it warned.

The world’s people are now living lifestyles which would require one and a half planets to sustain, though there are significant differences between rich and poor nations.

The study’s authors looked at 8,000 populations of 2,500 species and studied the change in land use and water consumption across the globe.

The UK comes 31st in a list of countries based on their ‘ecological footprint’ – the amount of land and sea each person needs to provide the food, clothes and other products they consume and to absorb the carbon dioxide they emit.

The country has fallen down the league table from having the 15th biggest footprint in the last report two years ago, but WWF attributes this to an increase in other countries’ impact rather than a reduction in the UK’s use of resources.

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Argen and Cindy – love for the children

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Argen and Cindy making donation to the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Centre Melaka

Argen and Cindy making donation to the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Centre Melaka

My friends, Argen and Cindy told me that they and their friends were interested to make contribution and visit the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Centre Melaka in Bukit Baru. They had been requesting me to make an arrangement for the past few weeks however I was busy to do so.

Last Sunday I had a break in the afternoon of my work and it came to my mind to visit the centre. So I rang Argen and Cindy and they agreed to join and at the same time they notified their friends to ask for contribution. Such a last-minute arrangement surprisingly Argen and Cindy managed to collect an amount of RM130.55 from their friends. They just wanted to help the less fortunate ones. Moreover, Argen and Cindy put in further effort by dashing to the shops to purchase the goods such as cooking oil, rice, eggs, etc. (RM 198.55) for donation before we met.

When we arrived we were greeted by the nurse of the centre, Amy. We wanted to visit Mocheng, however she was moved to the hospital. We were told that Mochang was recovering from the bedsores but didn’t want to consume any food. She had to be transferred to the hospital for treatment or else she would suffer from denutrition. Worrying of Mocheng, Amy goes to the hospital to visit her everyday.

Then we met George. He was happy to see us especially with Cindy and vise versa. The hyperactive triplet were there too, naughty and lively as usual. Boy-boy was in the baby crib looking healthy but shy. There were also some new comers in the centre now. Everyone was happy to see us; they kept holding our hands, trying to communicate and play with us. Yet there were so many sad stories hidden behind their bright and thankful smiles.

Thanks to Argen and Cindy for inviting me to the centre. We would like to thank Cindy’s colleagues for their kindness and support, and hope that they could join us for the next visit. Too, Perry Gan couldn’t make it to this trip but he had invited us to centre again. So we are looking forward for the next visit as every visit meants so much to the patients.

Share some shots I took for this trip. May all beings be happy.

Argen unloading the goods

Argen unloading the goods

the staff and patient helping to unload

the staff and patient helping to unload

friends

friends

George the little boy

George the little boy

one the triplet holding Argen's hands

one the triplet holding Argen's hands

story behind

story behind

Boy-boy in the baby crib

Boy-boy in the baby crib

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