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  America's Photo Album
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007
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ďOne Picture,

Is Worth,

One Thousand Denials.Ē

Ronald Reagan

These are some pictures

That donít get much press

These are American pictures

That should cause us all stress

These are American pictures

Politicians hope you donít see

These are American pictures

Of our generationís U.S. legacy

Picture this very young dolphin

Swimming along so very care free

Then being gunned down from a boat

Because he eats fish sold to you and me

Picture this female grey wolf way up in Alaska

So joyously playing with her pups and her mate

Then shots ring out from a small airplane up above

To collect the bounty, this American hunter canít wait

Picture these two innocent American horses

About to be stabbed in the back at least ten times

Then hung by their legs and butchered while still alive

An atrocity such as this, in America, used to be a crime

Pictures such as these three modern day American photos

Are now happening all across our vast and once great land

Should we put them in a photo album for our grandchildren

Or should we finally say enough is enough, and take a stand

Or perhaps, we should insert them in our Christmas Cards

And send them to all our many friends who†reside overseas

To prove to the world how compassionate and caring we are

Here in The Land of The Brave and The Home of The Free

We had federal laws in this country that prohibited such horrors

But our politicians donít enforce them, and most of us donít care

We can continue to ignore them, and pretend America is still great

Or we can contact our legislators and let them know that weíre aware

The Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed in the 70s to protect dolphins

Barbaric aerial hunting was banned back in the 70s, and itís not being enforced

Butchering horses for human consumption was prohibited years ago in the U.S.

So we now allow slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico to kill Americaís horse

If these are the types of pictures you donít want in your American photo album,

Please contact your legislators today, and demand that they renew and enforce:

The Marine Mammal Protection Act

Protect Americaís Wild Animal Act (PAW)


The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

Plans are already being made to kill our sea lions and dolphins,

Our American horses are being butchered in Mexico and Canada,

And 700 wolves have already been shot down from Alaskaís skies.

Permits are also being drawn up to also allow aerial wolf hunting

All around our national parks, including Yellowstone National Park,

One of the very last refuges the grey wolf has left in North America.

If One Picture is Worth One Thousand Denials,

How Much Are These Three American Photos Worth to You?

And With Americaís Elections On The Horizon,

Please Visit The Linked ĎCompassion Index,í

To Learn Where Your Legislators Stand,

On Animal Issues Facing America Today.

Ü2007, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 10/17/2007
I cant begin to even explaine how terriable this is but I will say I am spreading the word. I am going to write letters to my twons representatives hoping that they will take this seriously and show it to the state represtatives and that they will show it to the national ones. I know it is a longshot but if can help I am giong to try it. Thank you for your words.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 10/10/2007
What can I add? Other than to say "thank you" for the link. It is important for all of us to stand up and be heard. Of all the reviews below - I think, George Carroll's statement about abortion summed up this whole problem of unnecessary killings quite well.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 10/10/2007
Wow, a powerful write my friend...I also love the quote by President Reagan. For many a picture drives the point home and lingers on the thoughts where words might seem to fade away(out of sight, out of mind) It's a shame that such cruelty has been swept beneath the rugs in Americas, and out of minds across our land. You've instilled the importance of the power that our voices can have with our legislators...if we will ban together and just use them! Powerful words that are direct to the point, with photos that help keep the images fresh on our thoughts! Well done my friend!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/10/2007
GREED, can anyone tell me when enough is enough? when all the Scrooges of this world will have enough so they don't need to slaughter the last living thing for profit?
We have fought and die for their liberty and prosperity?
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/9/2007
A stalwart soldier you are in the battle for animals rights, thank you uncle Mr., can you do anything about the lightening and thunder we are getting right now, I get skeered easily...Rufuz
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/9/2007
This happens too often...way too often. Here, someone shot an osprey off of the top of a sale boat mast and we're still looking for them. Otters are dead in traos down south and the death of critter friends are amassing without the press. I care. We care...lets shout it out.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/9/2007
the attrocities and carnage are overwhelming
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 10/9/2007
It's heart-breaking...Defenders of Wildlife and The National Wildlife Federation are two of my favorite organizations...and for all their efforts...this is still how it is.

Good work, Mr Ed
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 10/9/2007
Ed, the picture is horrific! This is sad but oh so true...I'm so glad for your highlights many interesting subjects the world needs to read every day. Sobs because my heart is sad!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/9/2007
Sickening as it is even more horrific are those in office who can change the laws and do nothing about it! Thanks for sharing Ed, even though it makes us sick, we need to remember and ACT!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/9/2007
Ed this really pisses me off.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/9/2007
Tears,,,, Christine
Reviewed by A PAX 10/9/2007
Wow you warned me these pictures would be hard to take
Bless your heart for spreading the word
I had no idea
its so great how you mix your poetry with issues that many are unaware of,and I commend you for it Ed
pax A
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/9/2007
ED... as usual, you are a CHAMPION! Great pics and Teriffic poem!

I fwd a notice to all my PEEPS! TOM.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 10/9/2007
thank you for exposing and informing
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/9/2007

Picture these two innocent American horses

About to be stabbed in the back at least ten times

Then hung by their legs and butchered while still alive

An atrocity such as this, in America, used to be a crime

Abortion takes millions of lives yet there are no petitions to stop this brutal murder of our unborn. Dismembered in the womb and each piece of the babies body placed on a table to see that the doctor(sic) has all the parts. Others are born except for the head which is punctured and the brains sucked out. Will the public ever get to see this slaughter of real people? Little wonder that we kill animals?
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/9/2007
Keep opening eyes my friend...maybe someone will finally listen and be prepared to do somthing.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/9/2007
It's time we coincided with nature. Nature will have the final say.
Reviewed by David Perry 10/9/2007
In OUR extreme arrogance, we have conveniently forgotten that all life is sacred, we were put here to CAREtake the animals. WE will one day, in some way, answer for these crimes against creation.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/9/2007
Heartbreaking write; when are we ever going to learn to stop destroying God's creatures?? Sad, no, tragic--that's what it is! God help us!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 10/9/2007
Thank you for posting this informative write...and for the link! Holly
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/9/2007

Horrible, not the write, it's excellent, the legacy being left behind: apathetic man doesn't give a damn anymore, just to satisfy their greed, their quest for domination...tragic. Well done, you can bet I'll be going to the link. If man doesn't care for himself, how's he going to care for God's creatures?

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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