Saturday, September 5, 2015

Zoo-Free and Talking Animals Reach Out

Great news!
Here are two related posts: news of Costa Rica's commitment to close down all of its zoos, and a video clip of Anna Breytenbach, Animal Communicator. Uplifting and awe-inspiring! What more could you ask for!?




Costa Rica: First Nation to Close Down All Zoos and Ban Hunting for "Sport"

Costa Rica has announced that it will be the first country in the world to shut down its zoos and free the captive animals they hold. Costa Rica is an especially bio-diverse country, holding about 4% of the world’s known species. Sadly, the country is contractually obligated to keep two of its zoos open for another decade. Still, after that, they plan to shut them down in favor of a cage-free habitat for the animals to live in.

Treehugger reports that the nation, which also recently banned hunting for sport, will close the last two zoos in the next 10 years and give the animals a more natural habitat in which to exist. They want to convey to the world that they respect and care for wild animals.

Happy sloths. "We're leaving the zoo!"

Environmental Minister RenĂ© Castro says, “We are getting rid of the cages and reinforcing the idea of interacting with biodiversity in botanical parks in a natural way.”

"We don’t want animals in captivity or enclosed in any way unless it is to rescue or save them.”

Any animals currently in captivity that would not survive in the wild will be cared for in rescue centers and wildlife sanctuaries. No new zoos will be opened. (I found this article HERE.)

Anna Breytenbach - Animal Communicator

Anna Breytenbach with Elephant-friend.
In this video clip, a seriously unhappy and dangerous Jaguar at a Big Cat Sanctuary is able to communicate why he's so upset and agitated with the help of animal communicator, Anna Breytenbach. The founders of the sanctuary are extremely skeptical that the big cat can share anything specific, and useful with Anna but they're at their wit's end and so give it a try. This video touched me deeply and confirmed what I've always known since I was a child; that it is possible to have deep and intimate communications with our animal kin.

If you liked that clip, you can see the full 53-minute video that it was excerpted from, HERE.