What does Chang Beer even mean?
Chang, in Thai, translates as elephant. An animal renowned for its superior strength and mental capacity. Elephants played a major role in Thailand’s history, taking warriors into battle against invaders as well as being used in royal and religious ceremonies. In particular a white elephant was a venerable creature worthy of use by royalty and all those of noble birth.
Vanvittigt at vores løsslupne sult efter discount kød ødelægger liv, vores natur og eneste jord - Crazy to see how our lust for cheap meet destroys lives, nature and our planet - #Repost@racingextinction with @get_repost
Animal agriculture is now recognized as the #1 cause of habitat loss in wildlife species, and the leading driver of species extinction.
Additionally, at the behest of the meat and dairy industries, government agencies target and destroy tens of millions of wildlife animals every year, globally.
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Recent rains at Samara have provided multiple play areas for the elephants, who love to frolic in the muddy puddles. They can also drink while foraging, which is always a treat. In an area that is usually dry, the rain is so welcome and and in its aftermath, the elephants have a ball.
There are some that do a lot and many who could do a little. If we could only see beyond ourselves at all the beauty around us and learn to care for it because it is just so worth it. #Repost@dswt
Happy Earth Day! Today seems a particularly apt day to recall this quote from our founder, Dame Daphne Sheldrick:
"All Life has just one home, the earth, and we as the dominant species must take care of it."
We work towards these words ever day. Our initiatives are far-ranging — encompassing the Orphans’ Project, Mobile Veterinary Teams, De-Snaring Field Operations, Aerial Surveillance Unit, Saving Habitats program, and Community Outreach initiatives — but then again, so are the threats facing wildlife today. Together, we can protect this wonderful planet and all who call it home.
Photos David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Freya Dowson #DSWT#EarthDay#EarthDay2018#elephants#whyilovekenya#kenya#africa#magicalkenya#savetheelephants#saynotopoaching#racingextinction#jointheherd#worthmorealive#bekindtoelephants
Happy Earth Day! I am still soaring from yesterday’s event. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at Central Florida Earth Day! It is such an incredible feeling to have met and chatted with so many wonderful people who enjoy my work! Whether it was your first time seeing it or you’ve been a longtime supporter, I cannot put into words how much it means to me to have spent part of my day with each of you. Your support, kindness, and genuine interest in my art really lifts my spirits and gives me a huge boost to keep practicing my craft and following my dreams. Seriously thaaaaank you! In May, I’m hoping to give some of that positivity and inspiration right back with a 30 days of kindness project! If you would like to enter to win some free art, please send me your email address in a message.
I’m also making some donations today to the @world_wildlife fund thanks to the awesome people who bought art from me yesterday. This will be extended to any sales made today on AshleyBaldwin.com as well where the discounted festival prices are still up for the rest of the weekend with free shipping too, just like if you were at my booth yesterday. Let’s help conserve this beautiful planet and save some animals together. Again, thank you a million times for your support online and in person! I really can’t stress enough how much it means to me. Now to rest and watch movies with my hero of a husband who singlehandedly lugged my entire art setup to and from the car, built my display walls, and spent the whole dang festival by my side before I dive into some commissioned paintings this week. Wishing you an equally relaxing rest of your Sunday!
This is how it should be. Elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat. It’s sad that due to poaching for ivory and trophy hunting, the African elephant population has dropped significantly. In the beginning of the 20th century there were about 3-5 millions African elephants. But there are now around 415.000 of them left.
I was impressed by visiting Addo’s Elephant National Park, seeing these incredible mammals roaming the fields of South Africa. It reminded me of how beautiful the world is, and that we - as humans - should preserve it. ---- #stoppoaching #stoptrophyhunting