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12-21-2012, 11:47 AM

For any of you who love animals, I have begun a petition to help stop Live Animal Export from Australia, as it is the cruelest of trades, and Australia is so far from most destinations. Please consider signing as we want as many people from around the world to make some noise. Read about it here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_Live_Animal_Export_from_Australia/?pv=0

Thank you! Merry Christmas to all, and thanks for making this forum such a nice place to visit! xx

12-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Robyn, thanks for your thoughts and I will be happy to sign any petition against cruelty to animals...Happy Holidays to you and I look forward to lots of fine work from your pen in 2013:cool::cool::):)

12-21-2012, 12:52 PM
Merry Christmas to you,also. Signed and shared!

D Akey
12-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Cool weathered look! Nicely done.

The animals are being removed for what purpose? Food? Medical Experiments? Zoos?

Sounds wretched, like yet another careless imbalance being created. This world is going to be in such a state for future generations. Man oh man.

12-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Thank you all very much.

The animals are being shipped en masse for slaughter overseas. The suffering is huge, and there are no guarantees that they will meet a clean slaughter in the destination abbatoirs.

Cruelty is rife and has been exposed over and over, sometimes monthly in different slaughter houses.

Not good! We are working very hard to stop it, and are lobbying politicians, exporters and producers, hping it will be phased and and chilled meat exported instead..

Any exposure overseas is gratefully accepted.

12-21-2012, 10:07 PM
Thanks a lot! Have You too a most merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013!

Marilyn Anne
12-22-2012, 02:10 AM
The card is very nice.

12-22-2012, 09:05 AM
Thank you. You guys are great!

12-22-2012, 04:51 PM
​Thank you, Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, as well!

12-23-2012, 01:02 AM
A very merry Christmas to you and being an animal lover I did sign.

12-23-2012, 07:53 AM
Animals have feelings too. They learn, love, fear, hate and know danger. They have senses that we do not. Why do some people not understand this. I never understood that and never will. Animal cruelty is a crime.

Good luck with your endeavor...... may the force of goodness be with you always.

Happy Holidays

12-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Thank you Robert, Hin and Geoff, and thanks for signing!

One of our lovely old ewes has just had a dog attack and got some terrible injuries, so we have treating her since last Tuesday. Her kindness, stoicism and extreme bravery in the face of such trauma and pain has been remarkable. She has always been the wild difficult one who takes off in the opposite direction when being moved, taking the others with her. And she's an ugly little sod, if an animal can be, with short legs, tiny horns and humungous 'facial hair' (or wool?). It made us love her all the more.

Animals can teach us a lot.

12-24-2012, 07:46 AM
Merry Christmas, copespeak.

12-24-2012, 08:03 AM
Merry merry Christmas to you and yours, beautiful card:)

12-24-2012, 09:56 AM
nice style & card, Happy Christmas & a Happy new year for you & your family

12-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Thank you Zeropainter, and Coops and Frisch. You're all lovely!

12-25-2012, 03:44 AM
Agree with Bobbyray about animals.
Thank you very much for greetings.
Merry Christmas to you and yours !!:):)

12-25-2012, 09:14 AM
Thank you to those who have signed. We're nearly up to 500 signatures now, which is wonderful. Social media is a powerful tool.

Have a great Christmas!