IN MEMORY OF CECIL.

Today was World Lion Day and I wanted to honor Cecil.

You certainly all know Cecil by now.
Cecil was killed using an arrow and was left wounded for 40 hours before being chased down and killed with a bullet. He was then beheaded and skinned.

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Thinking about Cecil reminded of me a story from my childhood…

When I was around 9 or 10 years old, I had an appendectomy.
My mother wanted to get me a gift that I could take with me to the hospital for comfort so I told her that I wanted a lion and his cub as soft toys.

At the hospital, the surgeon came to see me before the surgery and he saw my lions. He told me that he really liked my lions, he said that they were absolutely stunning and looked just like real lions. He also said: “I can see that you love animals, this is awesome, I do too”.

He then told me that he goes on safari trips every year to take pictures. He said that lions were amazing and that it was breathtaking to see them in the wild. He encouraged me to go one day.

He was a true animal lover, he respected them.
The only way that he ever shot those animals was with a camera, and that’s how it should be.

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(Those are not actual pictures of my soft toys, I don’t know where they are after all this time but they look similar)
If you want to help, sign and share all the petitions you can and share them.
Here is a message from Kevin Richardson ( The Lion Whisperer)
First let me post a few pictures of Kevin:

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Here is the link:
http://www.lionwhisperer.co.za

We need to work all together to ban trophy hunting and hunting in general.
What was to fear just happened,one of Cecil’s cubs has been killed by a rival lion.

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Here is a link that you should open:
http://www.bloodlions.org
You can watch the trailer here:

Cecil was a magnificent, gorgeous animal, this is how he will be remembered.

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Tilikum, the newest Truth Belt.

I am so excited to present you the all brand new creation from Truth Belt. The quality is absolutely amazing. I love the message behind it. It is worth your support. The Tilikum belt is absolutely gorgeous in all ways.
Here is the Truth belt newsletter, I encourage you to subscribe to get the latest news and promotions.
You can look at all the other belts, cuffs, tees…..on the website. if you want to order, you can subscribe for free to the newsletter and you will get 25$ off. You will receive an email with the discount code. if you have any question, please comment and I will be happy to help.
Truth is a brand that we should all support.

This article is written by Renia Pruchnicki Truth owner and creator of the stunning Tilikum belt, please read:

INTRODUCING TILIKUM – MY LASTEST CREATION!

I am excited to share my newest belt creation with you called Tilikum. Earlier this year I was watching the documentary called Blackfish, which tells a powerful story about an Orlando Sea World killer whale named Tilikum. Sea World stole Tilikum from the ocean when he was just a baby and was raised in a confined tank to be performance moneymaker for Sea World.To find out more about this amazing documentary, click here.

The tragedy lies in the fact that killer whales are so unhappy in captivity, that they start behaving aggressively towards their fellow captive whales and also toward their trainers. Sadly, Tilikum has killed three of his trainers and has seriously hurt other trainers. Whales in captivity also hurt other whales in the same tank because there is simply not enough room for them to live. They become aggressive.

Here is a great article about it, if you feel so inclined!Orca whales are used to swimming in an ocean where they can swim great distances each day between 50-150 miles. In captivity they can only do laps in a small tank. In the wild they can live up to over 100 years old and have never hurt humans while living in their natural habitat.All orca whales that live in captivity have a floppy looking top fin, which is a sign of…
Orca whales in captivity simply do not have enough room to swim and to have a happy, heathly life. They eventually go a bit stir crazy, and this is a red flag that needs to be noticed.
Details of the Tilikum vegan belt
When I designed the Tilikum vegan belt, it had no name. After finding out about how whales in performance captivity are treated, I felt compelled to draw attention to this issue and name this belt Tilikum. And, let’s face it, Tilikum is a cool name!
The red bottom
Another unique feature of this belt is the red colour found on the bottom layer. Only the wearer will know about because it is not visible when worn. The name Tilikum is stamped on the inside in black letters, along with my favorite saying “genuine non-leather”. The Tilikum belt in available in black only.

How the strap tucks in!
You know how most belts have the end of the strap that is on the outside? The strap on Tilikum is on the inside! This gives the front of the belt a flat, sleek look.

The environmental aspect
The inside layer is made with recycled car tires which is great news for Mother Nature. When car tires are retired, they are either burnt or put into landfills. This is horrible for the environment.Whales are highly intelligent creatures. My hope in naming this belt Tilikum is to raise awareness on the “stealing baby whales from the ocean for money making reasons” issue, and to propel people to consider our relationship to nature. As humans, we are after all, part of nature.With over 21 million views since the documentary Blackfish came out, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite continues to raise awareness. Check out an interview with Gabriela here, taken one year after the release of her informative and inspiring documentary.Have you seen Blackfish? What do you think about either the documentary, or my newest belt? Leave your comments on my Facebook post by clicking here. I would love to hear from you.

Not only is this belt animal friendly, but it is also environmentally friendly. The Tilikum belt is available now at www.truthbelts.com. Have a great day, and live your truth!
Yours in health, consciousness and cool vegan fashion,
Renia Pruchnicki
Truth, owner

Coming soon: Lauren Brooke cosmetics.

I am so excited to introduce you to this amazing brand. I’m so in love with the products.You will love them too, no doubt on this. We will talk foundation too and this is really important so bear with me.

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“Lauren: Because I was beginning to question the safety of traditional skincare and makeup. I was questioning everything trying to figure out what my body needed. And the idea of making something that offers other women a choice not to use toxic makeup was intriguing to me. I started researching that. It took me a few years, but I learned how to make natural products and I began putting together my line.”

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SPEAK FOR WOLVES 2015. You want to help the wolves, here is a way.

Here is a way to help the wolves: Speak For Wolves have begun selling event t-shirts and they are now available for purchase through their website. The shirts are 100% organic cotton grown and made in the USA. All sizes available. The proceeds will help fund this year’s event.

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This is the link:

http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc05397f6bd6feff8cdaf7947&id=c254e173e1&e=f2fd4e63cf

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Look for event updates at www.speakforwolves.org or by visiting their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/speakforwolvesyellowstone2014?fref=ts

If you have any questions you can contact Brett, who is the organizer. you can leave a comment on my blog too. You can also make a tax deductible donation.

Thank you for helping our wolves.

 

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