Skip to main content

New "Be Useful" : Something for Laos




Laos rests in Southeast Asia on the border of Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. It is landlocked, and critics around the world have labeled its form of government everything from a brutal regime to “one of the worst on Earth.”





Other factors are also clogging Laos’s movement toward peace. For starters, Laos was once named “The Land of a Million Elephants.” The Mighty Elephant is the largest four-legged mammal on Earth. However, they are a species that falls under a scope-lens for poachers and slaughterers. The poachers target the ivory tusks of elephants, and the slaughterers kill them off for coming too close to farm land or invading territory. One difficulty that arises is when they kill the mother elephant and leave the baby elephants on their own. Without the mother, all of sudden one casualty turns into two.



A quick google image search can produce elegant and royal depictions of the Laotian elephants. These are strong beautiful creatures of nature, yet in the labeled “Land of a Million Elephants,” the domestic and wild population in Laos has been reduced to just 1,500.

Furthermore, Laos does not have a SINGLE elephant sanctuary, other than a commercial tourist program that uses the elephants for profit.

What can be done?

The plans have been made. “The Lotus Elephant Sanctuary” is now set on creating a major elephant habitat in the small nation of Laos.

Founder Kate Woolf is set on bringing a new protective eco-environment to save the elephant populations in this far off land.



From “The Lotus Elephant Sanctuary.”

“The sanctuary is in its infancy. The immediate goal of the next 6 months is to raise as much money as possible so that the sanctuary can buy a minimum of 6,000 acres for Laos’ elephants to heal, reproduce, create social groups and be left alone to be themselves for many elephant generations to come. It is essential to buy a large chunk of land all at once in order to avoid land prices being increased once the intent of the purchase becomes known locally. The sanctuary seeks permanent solutions for the long-term survival of elephants in the wild.”

What makes this important?

Animals are part of the same world we are.
Animals have a right to exist.
The elephants didn’t ask to have long valuable ivory tusks, and furthermore, they didn’t ask for humans to shoot and kill them. The animals of Earth do not deserve to suffer for the mistakes of human kind.

For more information and for ways to help the “Lotus Elephant Sanctuary,” visit their website. CLICK HERE

Or you can contact Founder of the LES
Kate Woolf Here
kate@lotussanctuary.org

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

"Anchors" - AM Higgins

Here's a nice breezy, almost sensual song from AM Higgins (the solo project of musician Annie Toth) to start your Tuesday off right.  Her debut album "Hymning" will be out November 5th on Victorialand Records. The album was mixed by Casey Foubert, a frequent collaborator of Sufjan Stevens. The album "captures the first years of moving from an American city to rural France." Sounds like "Hymning" will be a welcome escape from the world we live in right now, especially considering that Annie Toth counts poets Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton as influences.

"Mon Soleil" - Ashley Park

If there's anything people take away from my piss-poor legacy, I hope it's what a huge, unabashed fan of "Emily in Paris" I am and will continue to be. People love "90 Day Fiancee," "The Bachelor," and other garbage - allow me "Emily," which is at least harmless, kind of goofy fluff (which does, unfortunately, lean into some stereotypes, as the country of Ukraine knows ). I have already watched Season 2 twice. And honestly my favorite part of this show (despite my crush on Camille Razart and Lily Collins channeling Audrey Hepburn hardcore ) is Ashley Park. This woman has superstar written all over her. She's a bona fide Broadway star, and "Emily in Paris" has served as her pivot into the zeitgeist.  "Emily in Paris" is also showcasing her vocal prowess front and center this season, with her covering BTS, "All By Myself," "Sympathtique," and Marilyn Monroe. But the real standout performance is th

"Happy New Year"- Let's Eat Grandma

There's no way to start the New Year like some extremely upbeat music about the New Year! That's where this new synthpop-heavy single from the British duo Let's Eat Grandma comes into play. It's a delightful song, and it helps increase any excitement about their third album, "Two Ribbons," which will be out this April. I personally am looking forward to hearing more from Let's Eat Grandma, who deserve way more attention than they currently get. Hopefully, 2022 will be a big year for them. Here's one of their older tracks I quite like: