Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Letters to the press

Today it's cats, tomorrow humans

Hands on Approach

Two letters to the press today. Anyone is welcome to help handson with TNRM! :)

2 Comments:

Blogger calsifer said...

Good on Ms Lynn Lam and the team of volunteers for keeping at the patrol in the Old Airport Rd area. Much kudos.

The "Hands on Approach" letter is well-written. Too bad, it's trumping WWF - I view WWF with a very jaundiced eye now *OUCH*.

I wished the writer has not chosen to laud the WWF this way.

There are other more worthy organisations, working here in Asia and elsewhere too. EG: WSPA, AnimalsAsia - China Bear Rescue, Asian Conservation Awareness Program, The Borneo Orang Utan Survival Foundation, Ecology Asia, Free Kei the wolf. Originated from Okinawa Zoo Action Project, Korea Animal Protection Society - Against Dog Meat, ProFauna Indonesia, Wildlife Trade Initiative (ASEAN)

While the world is lulled by the cute panda mascot, several questionable issues about the WWF has surfaced: wickedwildlifefund.

Usually, I do not give much credit to such blatant smear campaigning, but the site does raise many valid points about the WWF's duplicity.

Also, there's other people raising their concerns about the WWF's stance on several key issues as well.

A. harpseals.org, an anti-Canadian Seal Slaughter site, lists on its "Analysis of a Canadian Seal Hunter" page, a section on the WWF, thusly worded -
SAD BUT TRUE... EXPOSING THE TRUE NATURE OF THE WWF:
Unfortunately, this very powerful "environmental" organization chooses to ENDORSE and spread DIS-information about the seal hunt.

Paul Watson and Harpseals.org wishes to expose this organization for what they are: seal kill supporters and puppets of the Canadian government. Read Paul's take on the current position of the WWF regarding the hunt.

In addition, Harpseals.org which is an anti-Candian seal Slaughter site, has listed a section in its "Analysis of a Canadian Seal Hunter" page about WWF, thusly worded:
SAD BUT TRUE... EXPOSING THE TRUE NATURE OF THE WWF:
Unfortunately, this very powerful "environmental" organization chooses to ENDORSE and spread DIS-information about the seal hunt.

Paul Watson and Harpseals.org wishes to expose this organization for what they are: seal kill supporters and puppets of the Canadian government. Read Paul's take on the current position of the WWF regarding the hunt.

In addition, Harpseals.org recently obtained a copy of an email sent to one of its list members in regards to their question about the seal hunt. Read the email now for enlightenment.



Paul Watson is the founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society or SSC (he was also a founder of Greenpeace), and captains the Farley Mowat in the SSC's various campaigns against seal hunting, whaling, poaching in the Galapagos and shark finning.

I'll take his words over the WWF anytime.

B. WWF supporting Rainforest logging.

- "... World's remaining large, contiguous rainforests. These rainforests provide critical habitat to indigenous, local and by virtue of their ecosystem services and biodiversity - all of the Earth's peoples and species.

Meanwhile WWF, and even Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network, advocate misguided policies to log many if not most of the Earth's ancient forests in an "environmentally sustainable" manner. Environmentally sustainable ancient forest logging is perhaps the ultimate oxymoron. Natural rainforest management in an ecologically sustainable manner is impossible. Once logged ancient forests are no longer primary forests, and they enter a period of permanent and ultimately fatal decline."
- Africa's Massive Illegal Rainforest Giveaway


- "There are no assurances these protection levels are adequate for regional ecosystem sustainability, that the logging can be done in a manner that maintains the full range of species, or that later the protected forests will not come under logging pressures.

This new compromise collaborationism with industrial logging by the likes of Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network in general is a damn shame. Shockingly, these sorts of ancient forest giveaways are being heralded as models for future agreements in Canada's boreal forests and the Amazon by these "ancient forest protectors" as well as Forest Unethics, the Sierra Chumps and of course WWF - the biggest panderer for "environmentally sustainable" industrial logging of ancient forests."
- The Great Canadian Temperate Rainforest Sell-Out




The WWF is one of the most powerful NGOs around, and its power come from its who's who patron list and members too ... but since i started looking at the seamy undersides, the NKF seem like just a very teeny microcosm of the public regard for it.

Sorry for the lengthy comment --- feeling very quaint after knowing about Hooi's re-arrest, and the still at large Old Airport Rd killer.

28/6/06 12:29 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I do hope we can treat the animals already in our midst with a little more respect even if the local cats and dogs are not endangered and not exotic. We can work with the many local animal welfare organisations that already in place.

28/6/06 4:15 PM  

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