Prepare Yourself For A New Fresh Start This SPRING

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Spring

How to prepare yourself for the spring season so that you too, have a new fresh beginning.

So how prepare for spring? A New beginning, a fresh start?

Let’s reflect and review the following:
Your Relationships, Your Home, Your Health, but over all, you as a whole. A whole spirit, a person on borrowed time on this earth,…

What needs a change? What do you hope to improve or blossom this spring?

Listen in as it’s probably the first start to a NEW FRESH YOU FOR SPRING.

Let me know what you all think.  #AllThingsPositive & #NewFreshBeginnings

Yao Ming…. Doing the Right Thing.. DON’T BUY IVORY

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I’ll say now, that I am not a fan of basketball. I may actually lose friends and viewer for saying that.  LOL Though, after seeing what Yao Ming is doing and what he believes in, truly makes me think twice about actually respecting the sport and it’s players.  As you all know, I’m an animal activist, and doing my part in making people aware of how we are destroying our planet by slowing eliminating our animals to the point of extinction.

The trafficking of ivory is one of the worse of it’s kind. It’s not only killing animals, and all those that are affected by it, but as well it’s an underground dirty currupted dark world.   Seeing how Yao Ming is using his fame to start social war with such a corrupted world is beyond awesome. The documentary he created “The End of the Wild”, is powerful and wonderful.  Retired basketball player is taking on his own country of China and trying to educate and help everyone open their eyes.

Watch this video everyone, as it will explain more about Yao Ming’s new life mission.

He is the “Elephant Defender”

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Please visit his Website!   http://www.wildaid.org   Sign the pledge!

To bring his mission to the masses, Ming, 33, traveled to Africa with the WildAid foundation to document the poaching crisis for a new documentary, “The End of the Wild.”

http://www.wildaid.org/news/yao-ming-urges-china-‘say-no-ivory-and-rhino-horn’-new-film

Article Huff Post:

Since retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, basketball player Yao Ming has set his sights on some impressive new goals -– this time without a net.

Ming, a native of Shanghai, China, has vowed to put an end to the ivory tusk trade in his home country to stave off the endangered African elephant’s path to extinction.

To bring his mission to the masses, Ming, 33, traveled to Africa with the WildAid foundation to document the poaching crisis for a new documentary, “The End of the Wild.”

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, the long-time animal rights activist opened up about his heartbreaking journey to Kenya and South Africa.

“Before that [journey], it was more of a number for me — how many tons of ivory, how much money comes out of this business. Sometimes the number is cold,” he said. “After you visit Africa, it is very unique. I felt that I built some kind of special connection with the animals.”

Ivory has long been used for lavish gifts, including jewelry, guns, and sculptures; in China, ivory carving dates back centuries.

But the ivory trade continues to decimate the world’s elephant population. Demand for the rare material risen in China along with the country’s growing wealthy class; the price of ivory has tripled in China over the last four years.

It’s estimated that each year, 30,000 elephants are killed for their ivory tusks, according to WildAid.

The Chinese hold the key to the elephants’ future,” Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, told the New York Times last year. “If things continue the way they are, many countries could lose their elephants altogether.”

Ming originally partnered with WildAid in 2006 for a different animal-rights crisis. He campaigned with the group in China against the killing of an estimated 1.5 million sharks every week for shark fin soup, a delicacy, according to the Associated Press.Sales have since fallen between 50 and 70 percent, the Washington Post reports, thanks in part to a ban on serving shark fin soup at government banquets.

Now, Ming is hoping people in his home country will once again open their eyes to another animal cruelty. In addition to the documentary, his “Say No To Ivory” campaign has also involved television ads, billboards, and petitioning the Chinese government to ban ivory sales.

“China is a rising economic country. More and more people are living in better economic conditions now, but we have to balance our desires,” Ming told the Post. “If we don’t balance that, it is pretty obvious we cannot live alone on this planet. If there is a list of species going extinct, I am pretty sure we won’t be last on that list.”