Friday, 24 January 2020

There you have it

Readership of this blog has been increasing and yet, despite my earlier post, not a single sign of support for the blog continuation.

The readership has spoken.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

If I wrote a book full of fiction it would probably sell.

This is a general all-round post today though I really ought not to have explain it all again.

I was asked why this blog was so quiet. This shows how much some people read the blog. I have made it clear many times that the blog was set up to report on incidents and hear from people who may have sighted anything strange or weird from UFOs to unidentified creatures seen on land and at sea.

Since 2011 I have not had one single report or even link to a report come from readers of this blog. There are enough of you and spread world wide so the chances are you have either seen or read a report on something that would be of interest.

Look at the views total at the top of this page.  Some 374,364 and I can tell you that apart from some people grabbing posts and reusing them without credit, 98% of those views have achieved nothing. I think that since I set this blog up I have sold two of my books. This blog and the books give you factual accounts and where cases are solved I list every reference used -to get to the real mystery cases you have to get rid of the trash.

Fakery, lies and worse run through Ufology, cryptozoology and most other fields. So called 'experts' have been proven to be hoaxing and lying and yet they still get support. Lies are, apparently, far better sellers than fact.

Without funding continuing work is not possible.  I was urged to head north and investigate the "Hull werewolf" case or go to certain sites to look into "British Bigfoot" incidents.  "Pop over" to Norfolk to look into some strange goings on there.  Never going to happen because I long ago ran out of the money to travel and newspapers do not pay you to look into things.

Active work with the Exotic Animals Register stopped for the same reason. I am not independently wealthy and I certainly do not get paid for the work.  Above all else, no one buys the books and that should have been the source of some income.

I have delved into archives, found so called "lost photographs", original reports and much more over 40 plus years -everything fully referenced.  Not sexy.  If I wrote a book full of fiction it would probably sell.

So, as it stands, with no book sales, no financial support the AOP blog like the EAR blog  is getting to the point where it has to close.  Too much work for nothing -not even comments.

I hope that makes it clear why the blog has been silent.

Time to support or watch the blog go.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Australia: More than 10,000 camels to be shot.....

....because they drink too much water. 

Australias rather dim Prime Minister denies climate change and supports fossil fuels. BUT camels give off environmentally polluting gasses.  But Prime Minister Halfwit probably thinks its a bit of fun killing more than 10,000 camels and leaving them to rot "until" they can be disposed off -THAT is very unhealthy environmental conditions -the "aboriginal leaders" well supplied with air freshner?

 In the 1930s the Australian army deployed machine gun units to kill emus *The Emu War) because "There were too many" -made them a laughing stock but the Aussie trend for this kind of thing continued. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

The current fires will hide this away in a small news column if that. Australia is known amongst naturalists as "The Red Continent" because of its record in animal treatment. 

Feral cats and dogs? Shoot. Poison. Snare. Club. Over run with rabbits -shoot. Poison. Snare. Over run with rats and mice...wait...d'uh...cats and dogs...kill mice and rats and rabbits for food if they are feral.Hmm. Take the predator out of the chain and they prey increase. No brains in Australian management. 

Not killed something for a while -camels!  aboriginal leaders call camels a pest because they damage fences and air conditioning and water is drunk...not exactly living the traditional lifestyle they demand is preserved.Don't worry -kangaroos next.

Australia while millions of animals die and peoples homes are destroyed you commit another act to go on the Red Ledger.

Hang your heads in shame
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The camel population would double every eight to 10 years without culling: Getty
More than 10,000 camels will be shot by professional shooters in helicopters to prevent them from drinking too much water in drought-afflicted South Australia.
The shooters will begin the cull on Wednesday following an order from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.
Locals have complained that the animals have been entering communities and wreaking havoc as they look for any available water source, including taps and tanks.
“We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air-conditioners,’’ Marita Baker, a board member of the APY executive, told The Australian.
The animals are also being culled over concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, as they emit methane equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide per year, the paper reported.
A spokesperson for the South Australia Department of Environment and Water said the increasing number of camels had caused several problems in the region.
“This has resulted in significant damage to infrastructure, danger to families and communities, increased grazing pressure across the APY lands and critical animal welfare issues as some camels die of thirst or trample each other to access water,” the spokesperson told news.com.au.
“In some cases, dead animals have contaminated important water sources and cultural sites.”
The operation to control the camel population, estimated to total 1.2 million across the country, is expected to take five days.
Their carcasses will be left to dry off before they are burned or buried, ABC News reported.
Camels were introduced to Australia from India and Afghanistan during the 19th century, and were used for transport and construction.
If culling did not take place, the camel population would double every eight to 10 years.
The operation comes amid estimates that more than a billion animals have died in the wildfires which have been raging across Australia.
Chris Dickman, an ecologist at the University of Sydney, told HuffPost earlier estimates that nearly half a billion creatures had perished were conservative because they did not include animals such as bats, frogs and invertebrates.
Including those, he said it was “without any doubt at all” that the losses exceeded 1 billion, which he also called “a very conservative figure”.
Conservationists and wildlife experts fear the bushfires may have wiped out entire species of animals.
Populations of small marsupials called dunnarts, along with glossy black cockatoos, may have disappeared entirely after fires burned a third of Kangaroo Island, which has been left a “scorched wasteland”.

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Alexander Armstrong Joins Martin Clunes and Alan Titchmarsh as Hunt Supporting Dregs

I once outed actor Martin Clunes, that great TV animal lover who thought people on horseback using packs of dogs to hunt down and tear another dog (fox) to pieces was so lovely and traditional.

Now we have actor/presenter and "all round good egg" Alexander Armstrong who seems to think people object to the wealthy -their 'betters'- having a bit of sport. See, he used the term "sport" and if you read my Red Paper you would know that is what these people always called it...until their hounds killed pets or livestock and it went to court then it became "pest control" (even though most UK based "hunts" were importing huge numbers of foxes for hunting).

With Armstrong you have to remember he "went to school with a Rothschild" and other rich and very upper crust people.  Just as the Royal family get their offspring to shoot and kill and get bloodied (wiping the blood of the animal they killed on their faces) as soon as possible -and STILL contribute to killing UK as well as, uh, 'game animals' abroad.

Armstrong makes it seem that the anger is focussed on a few well off chaps having some sport. It almost seems like he thinks it would be like telling the lower classes that they could not watch football.  More of these degenerates will speak out because they now have a Tory government, and of course, some of their fellow celebrities such as Alan Titchmarsh also like to go a hunting with their betters.

Despicable cruelty towards animals whether canid or avian is not a privilege for the upper classes -from 1977-2013 I was a UK police forces exotic fauna consultant and talked to many game keepers, estate owners and 'my betters' and they often proudly boasted of their "bag of red squirrels" -supposedly protected in the UK. Snaring and shooting domestic cats was also part of their days.

People like Clunes, Titchmarsh and Armstrong need to understand that, apart from being a mental health issue -people who enjoy killing things tend to have some psychopathic tendencies- it is or should be unacceptable for hunting any animal for 'sport'...or keeping foxes to release for a hunt later on.

Just look at the smug face.


If you want to learn about the true history of foxes as well as other wild canids in the UK -factual and backed up by many reference sources, the Red Paper ought to interest you.


http://www.lulu.com/shop/terry-hooper-scharf/the-red-paper-canids/paperback/product-23742681.html

The Red Paper: Canids Up-dated edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting. The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

This Is It

I really do think I've gone as far as I can with this blog. Since 2011 about 10 comments -mostly a conversation between myself and a friend- and I've asked anyone who sees reports of strange creatures etc to let me know -nothing.

Yesterday I spent 9 hours -over an hour of which was dealing with Blogger tech problems to bring everyone a meaty post. Strained my eyes and gave myself a headache. How many people checked the post out?

7

Yes, seven. That's a kick in the gonads to make you aware you are done. No interest.

So, everything will be saved and used in the next book, which un-inquiring minds will not buy.