Stop British governmental badger killing, Internet game


This video, from the Network for Animals in Britain, says about itself:

14 April 2015

It’s time to get those pesky Tories out of Number 10! Join the #ToryCull movement and sign the pledge to vote on May 7th but NOT for the Conservative party!

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Animal rights groups turn guns on Tories in online cull

Thursday 16th April 2015

ANIMAL rights campaigners turned the guns on top Tories yesterday, launching an online game that allows users to “cull” the nasty party’s MPs from Parliament.

Gamers win points by clicking on Tory ministers’ heads as they pop up from behind hedges — but must be careful to avoid the badgers.

Animal lovers can get their own back on virtual versions of Prime Minister David ­Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne, Environment Secretary Liz Truss and her predecessor Owen Paterson.

The game website is also home to an animated film depicting the hunting and culling of leading Conservatives.

They are part of a satirical campaign by the Network for Animals to highlight how badgers and foxes will keep being killed if the Tories retain power.

“The only way to save thousands of innocent badgers‘ lives is to vote out the Conservatives at the 2015 general election,” said chief operating officer Paul Herring.

The Internet game is here.

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to everyone!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that :)

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty :)

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you in 2014?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My nominees are:

1. Music of Our Heart

2. SharpBio

3. ByAndreeaM

4. earthgains

5. Talks With Travis

6. I am the ReaL Martinez

7. Karls Blog, feelings from the pit

8. BES Drongos| Follow that monkey!

9. The Indian Reverted Muslimah…

10. The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Real Neat Blog Award, thanks so much Melita!


Real Neat Blog Award

My blogging friend Melita of the blog Perfume Polytechnic has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you, dear Melita, and all the best for you and your blog!

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Melita’s seven questions are:

1. If you’re old enough to remember, what do you miss the most about the pre-internet era?

Reading books, magazines, newspapers, which I still do, but much less.

2. Could you be self-sufficient if you had to be?

No, I don’t own any land.

3. What are your thoughts on climate change?

There is a lobby with lots of money denying climate change science. See, eg, on my blog, here.

4. What is your best developed sense?

Maybe hearing. I may recognize more birds’ songs than most people.

5. Do you make anything with your hands?

Writings, with a ballpoint :)

6. What is the most thoughtful gift someone has given you?

A bird book.

7. Tell us about a person you miss, and what you miss most about them.

When I was nine years old, my eight-year-old sister died. I still miss doing so many things together with her. Like playing at being bears. When we were small, there was a sidewalk, one part of which was lower than the other part. We used to go to the lower part, pretending it was a bear pit, and we were bears.

My nominees are (I have left Melita’s questions in place):

1. The Burnt Bagel

2. 61chrissterry

3. JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

4. Petchary’s Blog

5. Jane Risdon

6. Notes To Ponder

7. Teacher as Transformer

8. JanniStyles1

9. Travelers

10. SWO8

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to all!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that :)

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty :)

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you in 2014?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My nominees are:

1. Perfume Polytechnic

2. Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog

3. A blog about lots of stuff

4. Wheel Stop Trident

5. Vlandaman

6. #Better Be A Hit!

7. Content Catnip

8. Human Rights Honduras

9. The Fifth Column

10. Smiles and Kittens

11. The Noisy Songbird

12. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum’s blog

More Dutch birds information on the Internet


This video from England says about itself:

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

22 October 2014

‘Dancing on a pontoon’. Filmed at New Brighton, Wirral, UK, on 21st October 2014 with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:

Monday, April 6th, 2015

How are lapwings in Friesland? And what is the breeding success of the Dutch buzzards? Information that can be found since this week on the website of sovon.nl. On the website part vogelinfo Sovon now also presents data at the provincial level.

Birders who are curious where most redshanks can be found in their province and whether the black-tailed godwits are increasing or decreasing in their environment, can now easily find information online. Based on bird counts by more than 9,000 volunteers, Sovon can not only at national level tell a lot about the birds, but we also present data by province. In addition, now we show about many species what their annual breeding success is and how presence by season is.