|By Pauline Kayes on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 5:50 pm:|
I have been to Bonaire about 10 times, and each time I have appreciated not only the marine resources and the pristine reefs but also the unique flora and fauna of the island, like iguanas, flamingos, parrots, and the wild donkeys. Now, it seems as if a couple of politicians have a plan to exterminate the wild donkeys because of the number of automobile collisions with donkeys, including one recent human death. although birth control for the donkeys might need to be addressed, the problem also lies with the citizens who speed around the island as if they were on an expressway in Chicago. In fact, I personally have witnessed a speeding bonairean kill a dog and not even look back; then on another vacation I saw another speeding Bonairean run over a flamingo on the side of the road. So the fault is not just the donkeys; it is also a big human problem! And for an island that markets itself as environmentally progressive and proud of its "natural" resources, killing off all the wild donkeys all at once, or slowly through running them over or abusing them, is unenlightened and inhumane. Perhaps a public relations and education campaign needs to be mounted so that Bonairean citizens will learn how to live more respectfully with the donkeys and stop running them over and abusing them!!! Most of the tourists that come to Bonaire come for the natural beauty; most of them are also environmentally sensitive, so a plan to kill off the donkeys, instead of preserving and caring for them, is a definite mistake for the government and the tourism industry. I hope that if you feel similarly that you will contact government and tourism officials on Bonaire to protest this proposal and to support Marina Melis' work of rescuing, caring, and preserving the donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary. thank you, pauline from champaign, Illinois
|By Susan Feldman on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 6:49 pm:|
Pauline, we get the point
|By Joanna on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 1:46 pm:|
Hello to you all, the attached file is sent to me by the WSPA after i contacted them. Pity for most of you it's in Dutch. I hope some of are able to read it. Joanna
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 3:02 pm:|
Joanna, I'll translate parts of it and post it over in the thread that's running in Everthing Else Bonaire...
|By Joanna on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 6:30 pm:|
Thank you (Dank je), Marc. Joanna
|By Edward MIchael Schuster, Jr. on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 3:57 pm:|
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 5:57 pm:|
No! No! Not again! Aaarrghhh...
|By Dave Goodwin on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 10:24 am:|
|By Marc @ CrystalVisions on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 2:48 pm:|
I think for once, I'll try my hand on one of those guns of yours...
|By Dave Goodwin on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 5:11 pm:|
Given the donkey topic again, or a pistol with one bullet in it..... I'll take the pistol & bullet thank you!
|By Ginny Stokes on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 5:01 pm:|
Please, let's just refer Edward Michael Schuster Jr (welcome, EMSJr) to the very, very lengthy discussion of this topic in the other thread...isn't it in Everything Else? (EMSJr, the original poster posted the same note in two BT topics...)
|By Joanna on Thursday, January 9, 2003 - 12:33 pm:|
In the first place, everybody a Happy New Year.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, January 9, 2003 - 12:44 pm:|
I saw Marina a couple of weeks ago at the sanctuary and she was doing fine. No donkey assassinations going on here either. Life goes on as it had before the whole non-"crisis".
|By Stephen Lodwick on Thursday, January 9, 2003 - 7:29 pm:|
The Sanctuary is also in the process of leasing additional land (200 acres) to house the remaining Island donkeys. If you've not visited yet, it's an amazing place.
|By Joanna (BonaireTalker - Post #60) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 5:05 am:|
Hallo all of you, i received this from Donkey's Help Bonaire and want to share ir with you all. Greetings, Joanna
|By Susan Feldman (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #578) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 11:27 am:|
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