36 Baby Elephants Kidnapped from Mothers to be SOLD TO CIRCUSES AND ZOOS in Zimbabwe!!!

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This news just broke my heart today.  It seems that 36 baby elephants, aged 2.5 to 5 years, were ripped away from their mothers in the Hwange National Park for sale to private zoos and circuses abroad.  I can’t think of anything more traumatic and horrifying for those little creatures (and their mothers), except maybe witnessing the murder of their mothers by poachers, which occurs with wonton abandon in Zimbabwe.

To wit:

https://gettingonmysoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/91-elephants-poisoned-at-watering-hole-by-poachers-in-zimbabwe/

In the words of Rainforest Rescue:

Their chances of survival without their mothers are very slim.

Please sign and share this petition.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/981/zimbabwe-stop-trafficking-in-baby-elephants#sr=rdr&md=newsletter&ct=html&cn=petition-981

Also, write to the Zimbabwe Embassy in Washington, D.C.

info33@zimbabwe-embassy.us

Hell, I even wrote to the government minister that this petition is addressed to, via his LinkedIn Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/saviour-kasukuwere/50/a54/18b

I also wrote on his Facebook wall:

https://www.facebook.com/kasukuwere

Shit, why not on Twitter too:

https://twitter.com/Hon_Kasukuwere

I’m fucking hopping mad, angry, sickened, saddened and…

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This Chilling PSA Will Be The First To Ever Address Domestic Violence During The Super Bowl

WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.

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This Sunday, for the first time ever, the National Football League will run a PSA during the Super Bowl that directly addresses the country’s domestic violence and sexual assault crises.

The PSA was created by the advertising firm Grey New York for the NFL and No More, a five-year-old coalition of groups dedicated to fighting domestic violence and sexual assault. No More teamed up with the NFL to create football-focused PSAs after a number of the league’s players became embroiled in child or domestic abuse-related scandals.

A 30-second version of the PSA will air during the first quarter of the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. But an extended version, which you can view above, has already been released.

In the PSA, a woman calls 911 but pretends to order a pizza so that her abuser is not aware of what she is doing…

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