Irena Sandler

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 Irena Sendler  
Died 12 May 2008 – aged 98

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw> , Poland <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland>

Irena Sandler

I received an email today,  about Irena Sendler,  I can not lie, I had never heard of her. But after reading the email & checking out her history, I wanted to fulfil the wishes of the original author of the email  & post it to as many people as I could; of course posting on here is an excellent way of reminding others what she stood for & what she did.

Irena Sendler was born in 1910 in Otwock, a town some 15 miles southeast of Warsaw. She was greatly influenced by her father who was one of the first Polish Socialists. As a doctor his patients were mostly poor Jews

In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, and the brutality of the Nazis accelerated with murder, violence and terror. Irena and her helpers created over 3,000 false documents to help Jewish families, prior to joining the organized Żegota resistance and the children’s division. Helping Jews was very risky—in German-occupied Poland, all household members risked death if they were found to be hiding Jews, a more severe punishment than in other occupied European countries.

As an employee of the Social Welfare Department, she had a special permit to enter the Warsaw Ghetto to check for signs of typhus, something the Nazis feared would spread beyond the Ghetto. During these visits, she wore a Star of David as a sign of solidarity with the Jewish people and so as not to call attention to herself.

She cooperated with others in Warsaw’s Municipal Social Services department, and the RGO (Central Welfare Council), a Polish relief organization that was tolerated under German supervision. She and her co-workers organized the smuggling of Jewish children out of the Ghetto. Under the pretext of conducting inspections of sanitary conditions during a typhus outbreak, Sendler and her co-workers visited the Ghetto and smuggled out babies and small children in ambulances and trams, sometimes disguising them as packages. She also used the old courthouse at the edge of the Warsaw Ghetto (still standing) as one of the main routes for smuggling out children.

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids).  She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.  During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.  Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family.  Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.   She was not selected.  

President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN  and Al Gore won also — for a slide show on Global Warming….yeah go figure!!

In MEMORIAM – 63 YEARS LATER

I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message.   I hope you’ll consider doing the same. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.  This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved
and humiliated!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’.   It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.  This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!   Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

Please copy & paste this to send as an-email OR re-blog it to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

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HACKNEY STUD INSPECTION – N CAPE – Horrific Horse Training Methods

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The new Highveld Horsecare Unit site is more than just a website: it’s a community, a gathering place for like minds and all those who care about the welfare of horses in South Africa; for those who want to contribute in some way, no matter how small, to making their lives better.

The Highveld Horse Care Unit is a Section 21 Company in its own right, responsible for its own management, funding and operations, and is the largest equine welfare organisation in the Southern hemisphere.

We received a very serious complaint of cruelty at a Hackney Stud in N Cape.

“Being a horse owner myself these images have horrified & shocked me,  never in my 40+ years in the equine business, have I seen anything so torturous. For anyone who doesn’t know what Rolkur or hyperflexion is, watch the video below. Look carefully at the horses face, his eye’s & his tounge etc. A horse would never bend like this naturally & would never restrict his vision, being a prey animal, which is why it is torture for any horse. 

“The video caused a storm when it was posted to You tube. Some even threatened to boycott the 2012 Olympic equestrian event, which is expected to attract 23,000 spectators. 
“The FEI recognises a distinction between rollkur and the riding of the horse in a deep outline, not achieved by force. Horse sport bosses have agreed that hyperflexion or “rollkur” is not acceptable in the warm-up at international events.

“The pictures below are from the Hackney Stud farm in N.Cape.  Apparently the so-called trainer trainer, thought when the horses weren’t being ridden & forced into rolkur or hyperflexion, he would use bale band to tie the horses mouths to their chest! The trainer used these heinous training methods at 2 hour intervals. Bail band tied around horses mouth & tied up for 2 hours, then taken off for 2 hours , 2 hours tied up, 2 hours off etc. etc. He has probably damaged those horses for life!

Grotesque downright torture

(neck-binding…. supposed to make the horse sweat and break down the muscle)

Bobbie and Ashley have just returned from their trip – and what they found was absolutely appalling. Tell your friends about this site and encourage them to sign up. Comment on our photos – everything you do to make people more aware helps.

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Assistant prosecutor named a Top Ten Animal Defender

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Ingham County Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Cruz was named one of America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund during National Justice for Animals Week 2012, which was Feb.19-25.

The week is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness nationwide about how citizens can work within their communities to achieve real justice for animal victims —and to honor law enforcement, prosecutors and legislators who give real teeth to laws protecting animals.

As a prosecutor for the past 11 years, Cruz has handled thousands of criminal files and tried a variety of cases, including dogfighting and animal cruelty. He has successfully prosecuted dogfighters who received felony convictions and jail time, up to and including prison. His experience extends from misdemeanor animal abuse and large-scale hoarding cases to professional dogfighting rings, which are felonies. For the past three years, most crimes in Ingham County involving dogfighting, animal neglect and cruelty are screened and reviewed by Cruz.

“Animal victims of abuse cannot speak for themselves — so concerned citizens and our legal system must speak up for them,” says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells. “Jeff Cruz has gone above and beyond in earning a place among America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders during National Justice for Animals Week 2012.”

via Dozier: People News | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com.

Noahs Arks Main Page

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Noahs Arks Main Page.

BELLA, LACY & TRINA are three adorable misfits that each needed surgery.  They each came into JARM (Jasper Animal Rescue Mission) with no hope in sight for them to get better.  We agreed to take the worst one and in the process, the volunteer that went to pick up one of the approved dogs could not leave without taking the other two.   

LACEY and her adorable puppies were picked up as strays by Animal Control.  She is a 5 year old Rat Terrier Mix.  It looked like she had some unfortunate injury that cost her one of her eyes.  The eye was now small and deformed because of the injury and had to be removed.  Her sweet puppies were placed but she was left behind.  She also had a slight case of Demodex which was easily treated along with the puppies. Lacey’s eye has been removed and she is ready for her new home.  She is the sweetest little girl that is now ready for her new home.

TRINA is a 3 year old Dachshund Terrier Mix.  She was an owner turn in.  Her leg had been broken several times from a car accident the owner said and had never been treated.  When she came in she was covered with fleas and had not received any medical care of any kind.  Her leg was so mangled there was nothing we could do but remove the leg.  We have treated her and did surgery to remove her leg.  She is doing great as a tripod and is now ready for her new home.  She is a sweetheart and will make a wonderful addition to any family. 

BELLA is an adorable little 10 week old Lab puppy that was picked up with her litter mates and her Mom as a stray.   She was half the size of the other puppies and all were adopted along with the Mother but her.  Bella was unable to walk and they thought she had a broken pelvis.  Her x-rays showed she had terrible hernias.  One doctor performed her hernia surgery before we rescued her and did a terrible job.  This little puppy was in so much pain is the reason why she couldn’t walk.  Her abdomen was filled with fluids from the surgery and she was a total mess.  She was rushed into surgery to repair the hernias and then tubes inserted to allow her abdomen to drain.  She is still at the vet and has been there for two weeks.  She will be getting out in one week and is finally able to be a PUPPY.  This little bundle of energy will be ready for her new home in two weeks.  We want to make sure she has healed completely before we place her in her forever home.  She is the sweetest little Angel that loves everyone and will make an incredible dog for a Family with children.

Please, help us with the medical bills for these girls by DONATING.  

We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Contact is:

NoahsArksRescue@mac.com

4084 Spring Island

Okatie, SC  29909

 

Treasurer of the Municipal Council: End the horse market in Skaryszew, Poland. | Change.org

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Wstępy – Skaryszew. (my apologies I meant to post this last month)

The Horse Market is an event with hundreds year old tradition which is based on the privilege to organize horse market in Skaryszew given to the city by The King Władysław the IV in 1633.

Traders and butchers of the whole Poland come there every year. Traders and butchers from foreign slaughterhouses come as well (mainly from Italy).

During the Horse Market, which is organized once in a year fortunately on the first Monday of Lent, no one fasts.

Treasurer of the Municipal Council: End the horse market in Skaryszew, Poland.

(see the way the horses feet are tied together & his head is tied tight to the truck, disgusting)

On Sunday already, preparations are in a full swing – for the First Monday of Lent – fat dishes are prepared – fat sausages, bacon, bigos (traditional polish dish) and lard so mob could eat away the taste of it. The fat drips on traders’ chins and sea of vodka is everywhere and everything is to the rhythm of folk music! There is nothing like Lent in the most Catholic country in the world.

Sales of horses accompanied by aseries of cultural events, showing the heritage and traditions of the region, swish of whips, patter of the hooves. Horses know exactly that their days are numbered.

The date of the event (First Monday of the Lent), place (horse market is situated on the streets of the town so young lads can see cultivated in our nation tradition of drinking vodka, gluttony, and so called ‘ love’ for animals) left out of tradition.

Nothing left out of the respect for horses who have been the pride of this country since ages. Nowadays, horses are calculated in kilograms in Skaryszew unfortunately…

Usually, there are about 1000 – 1500 horses are exhibited to the slaughterhouses and about 10.000 people involved in this event. Most of them are drunk, not enough to mention the children watching the hell organized by humans to these beautiful, proud and wise animals.

“Wstępy” (it is a regional term for horse market) are ‘the proud of Skaryszew’ – it is the biggest in Poland and surely in Europe annual hell for horses.

Petition.

The long distance goal is to legitimize horses as pet animals (companion animals), and the same abolition of treating horses as animal slaughter.

For this purpose we have created this petition on the ban on killing polish horses for slaughter:

The will of the Polish Nation, we demand:

– provision in the Act according to Animals – “a horse is a pet animal accompanying human being”

– absolute prohibition on breeding of horses for slaughter

– absolute prohibition on killing horses in polish slaughterhouses

– absolute prohibition on transportation of horses from Poland to foreign slaughterhouses.

For more information, please visit: http://www.stop-skaryszew.pl/index.php/en/

via Animals Petition: Treasurer of the Municipal Council: End the horse market in Skaryszew, Poland. | Change.org.

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Of Rhino Horn, Manhood, Fingernails and Toenails

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OPINION

In the village, the size of the snake is irrelevant to its capacity to kill but that fact is mostly ignored when one suddenly bumps into a snake. Again, in the village, the snake is so feared that it is never mentioned by its name at night; it is called a string, for, talk of the devil and he will appear.

There is a subject that has been chewing chunks from this villager’s heart and conscience for too long, and it is men’s obsession with aphrodisiacs.

Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve if you like, men spend most of their free time bragging about their manhood and their various abilities to use it.

This villager knows that this is quite a pre-occupation for the many men from the pot-bellied to the pencil-slim, from the tall to the short ones and indeed from the ugly to the most handsome, every one brags about his ability and no one accepts inability.

The pre-occupation with bedroom antics have of late, led to the near extinction of the rhino, whose horn is, unfortunately, believed to be some strong aphrodisiac.

But the village soothsayer, the ageless autochthon of wisdom and knowledge insists men are a silly lot, killing an entire five tone rhino to find a supposed solution to their sexual inefficiencies.

Some people, urbanites and villagers included, believe that the rhino horn has medicinal or even magical properties and this is the sole reason the rhino has been poached to near extinction.

According to the village soothsayer, scientific tests done locally and the developed world yonder, have proved this to be a mere myth. Rhino horn is in fact, composed of the same material as fingernails and toenails.

It has no medicinal properties. Taking rhino horn powder is no more effective than chewing your fingernails.

It is hoped that if this message is able to filter through to end users it will have the power to reduce the demand for rhino horn and hopefully men can look at other means of enhancing their manhood.

Unless concerted and collaborative efforts are made to salvage endangered animals from the current onslaught, the beautiful animals may become extinct

via allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Of Rhino Horn, Manhood, Fingernails and Toenails.

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Foschini Enlists to Save the Rhino

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The Foschini Group (TFG) has enlisted in the war to save the rhino by assisting the Aquila Rehabilitation & Conservation Centre with their fundraising efforts.

This follows on a donation of R201 780 made in 2011.

The initial donation was used to purchase containers to set up a medical boma for Absa, the rhino who was so savagely attacked last year. Unfortunately, Absa died before he could be moved to the medical boma. The containers are now being used to set up a veterinary and conservation interpretation centre which is across the road from Aquila Private Game Reserve.

Shirts on sale at Argus Cycle Tour

This latest donation from TFG, together with a donation from V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, will be used to produce branded cycle shirts for the upcoming Argus Cycle Tour. Once made, the shirts are to be sold from the “Saving Private Rhino” stand at the Argus Cycle Tour Expo which is being held from 8-10 March 2012 at the Good Hope Centre. The sale of the shirts is expected to raise over R100 000, all of which is to be donated to the “Saving Private Rhino” initiative. In addition, the cyclists who buy and wear the shirts for the race will help to raise awareness.

“It takes great determination and endurance to cycle a race like the Pick ‘n Pay Argus Cycle Tour and it is with the same level of determination and endurance that we have taken on the privilege of protecting our rhino heritage. I look forward to see an army of rhino supporters cycling the Argus,” said Searl Derman, CEO of Aquila Private Game Reserve and founder of “Saving Private Rhino”.

via allAfrica.com: South Africa: Foschini Enlists to Save the Rhino.

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