Rhino Awareness

These UK Party Retailers took it upon themselves to bring awareness for the poaching of rhinos in South Africa. Some 80% of rhinos reside in South Africa. I’m happy to hear that these companies took time to raise awareness. During my time in South Africa, it was quite amazing to see them in their most natural habitat. But as much as we wnat them to be left alone, they needed the utmost care at the reserve. These poaching units will even get helicopters to come down and shoot them for their horn. The funny thing is Rhino horn is made out of the same composition as your nail. What medicinal or superpowers does a nail composition help our Asian friends. Being asian myself, superstitution lies heavy with many people. But this is not the kind of thing that we need.

Read more about the UK party balloon retailers here: http://www.toynews-online.biz/news/read/uk-partyware-retailers-unite-to-raise-awareness-of-rhino-poaching-crises/047220

Involving the Community

I have received some decent viewings and response on my Fairfax County Animal Lovers post on the Fairfaxundergound.com forums. I just wanted to gauge what kind of interest and responses I can get from the community. If I were to start some efforts or movement, I would certainly want to start in my own backyard of Fairfax County. I always believe in grassroots and starting small and simple. Really making an impact from the ground up. It has mixed results so far. Some do understand the situation and that it needs to be addressed while others are trolls just looking to lash out.

Though I guess any sort of feedback or viewing is positive. Bumps up my post and gains some attention even if negative posting. Around 700-800 views for this is not too bad. Again what I’m seeking is to see if anybody has deeper knowledge to the inner workings and possible insight to solutions. It appears its just not an issue well thought out and people just dealing with the dogs coming in and rehoming them. Please stay tuned, hopefully get some more responses.

Follow the full thread here: http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/2198068.html

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Fairfax County Animal Lovers
Posted by: My Dear Layla ()
Date: May 18, 2016 01:55PM

Hello all,

I’m been wondering about this issue for quite some time and looking to get some help in tackling it in at least Fairfaxcounty.

We all love animals and consider dogs/cats”Man’s best friend” but we continue to euthanize millions of dogs and cats each year. People breed dogs, people buy them, ones we don’t want go to shelters/get abandoned and then many die.

We hear of always spay/neuter your pet and tons of organizations looking to help adopt animals. But the situation seems to go beyond that and not really tackling what is causing pet overpopulation which lead to so many of our dear friends being euthanized. Unfortunately, I and others can not adopt and save them all.

I have attached a chart and those are the only figures I could find online in general research. If you could please contribute or help. I would like to start tackling this issue within or community and preventing this unneeded massacre of dogs and cats.