"Adopt - Don't Shop" ...Abba style :)

This is definitely one of the best 'ADOPT - DON'T SHOP' ads out there!
The people at SPCA Wake County did a great job with this commercial, i hope they can reach as much people as possible with this message, and i hope in general that the concept of adopting from shelters become more and more accepted and integrated into people's lives.
Remember, there are tons of animals waiting for a loving home, animals that are waiting for you in shelters all over the world, and those cats and dogs are just eager to shower you with their unconditional love. These great animals are sitting behind bars for the most different reasons, mostly selfish and lazy excuses.

When people decide to get an animal at home, they should keep very well in mind that it's the same decision as when they decide to have a kid - it's a LIFE LONG COMMITMENT. The same as you wouldn't give away your kid for any reason, the same you shouldn't give away your pets. Do you give away your kids when you move into a new house? or when you have a new baby? or when your boyfriend doesn't really like kids? most humans don't give away their human kids, the same should be for our furry kids. They should always been taken good care of. Animals/pets are not toys. They are living creatures and deserve the respect and care we give to our kin. Especially when they give us SO MUCH. No human left behind, no animals left behind.

Now run! Run to your local shelter and do the best thing you could do for yourself - get the best loving and faithful companion you might ever get! :)

Man - or how does it take only one species to ruin all of the rest...

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands."  ~Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923

What a Wonderful World....

Have a look at this inspiring video, what a beautiful planet we have... lets take good care of it and of all the amazing living creatures that make it so so special...

Cuteness and the seals

This is how we like our seals - happy and free!
It's so refreshing for once to see a seal-human encounter that is just so sweet... watch the first clip and enjoy the interaction between the divers and the seals, these sweet animals really make me think of the way dogs interact with humans, the love for cuddles, the curiosity and trust... priceless!

This second clip it's a bonus - one more seal cuteness video to cheer up your day :)

These animals are as cute as they are endangered.... man is their most feared predator... if you wanna know more about how to help these gorgeous animals, please visit the following sites:

- Seals Protection Action Group
- Sea Shepherd
- Sea Shepherd - What can you do to help the seals
- HarpSeals

You'll find more links and info in this previous entry at Animal Voice: Canadian Bloody Ice

Sharkwater - the Documentary

"We’re just a conceited naked ape, but in our minds we’re some ‘divine legend’ and we see ourselves as some sort of god, seeing we can decide what will live and what will die, what will be saved and what will be destroyed, but honestly we’re just a bunch of primates out of control."
Paul Watson, Sharkwater

Just after coffee, i found myself signing one more petition against 'shark fin soup'. And then one more. So i said to myself "it's about time to talk some more about those beautiful and misunderstood water creatures". There was already an entry here at Animal Voice where the topic of shark finning had been covered some time ago, there you can still find some good information and useful links (some of the petitions are long closed but when you are interested in signing petitions - on all kind of topics - remember it's as easy as typing on your Google search "shark finning petitions", or "sharks petitions" or anything along that line, where there's a will there's a way so i'm sure the person that is truly interested in helping out will find a way, and remember you can always ask me any info or question and i'll try to be as helpful as i can). To get back to that first entry on shark finning just click this link "Stop Shark Finning" .

What i'd like to introduce you to this time is this great documentary from filmmaker Rob Stewart - SHARKWATER:

"In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives.
Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed." (from SHARKWATER)

You can watch the whole documentary "Sharkwater" here:


You can find more info on how to help these intelligent and beautiful creatures clicking through the following links (remember they are just a few links, when you wanna know more there's lots of information available out there, let Google help you in doing your homeworks...):

- Sharkwater - official website
 ( if you have a website, blog etc, you can use one of their banners to promote the documentary, you found them at this link --> http://www.sharkwater.com/banners.htm )
- Sharkwater - Facebook page
- "Stop Shark Finning" @ Animal Voice
- Stop Shark Finning
- Stop Shark Finning - Petitions page
- Stop Shark Finning - Facebook page
- Petition "We want a worldwide shark fin ban"
- Petition "Tell Dubai to stop hunting endangered sharks"
- Sharktrust
- Sea Shepherd

I'm Back! ..wait, actually i never left...

           photo by Kiara Ganesha (aka Animal Voice)

well well well.... it has certainly passed a long time since my last post here, but there's been a reason which i'm sure most of my readers already know - that reason being Animal Voice presence on Facebook....

To summarize it a bit, Animal Voice project started back at the very beginning of 2007, right here where you are now. At that time i still didn't have a profile neither a page on Facebook, back then MySpace was the place to be and that's also where my project had a high level presence and very busy interactions with other fellow animal lovers. For some reasons i opened an account on Facebook at the end of 2008, and soon after Animal Voice page was created. No need to say (now in 2014) that FB definitely was/is helping out a great deal with the famous 'sharing' option. And all of us involved in animal rescue operations well know how fast and wide we can pass information and pleas of help just by clicking that 'share' button. This was the beginning of me spending more time networking for animals on Facebook, and less here.... in any case, to cut a long story a bit shorter... I'm Back! :)

Many many things happened in these almost three years of not posting on these pages, i'm sure in a way or the other i will update you with some of the events that kept me busy meanwhile - and at the same time i'm sure that the ones that kept on following my work on my Facebook page are aware of me being quite busy out there too. Since i created the page on the famous social network, as of today there are more than 8.300 'fans' connected to it, and that's a number i definitely am happy with but that at the same time i surely wanna see increase - much much much - as one of my motto is 'the more for the animals, the better!' I'm sure i won't be able to pass to you in this one post all of the things i got in mind since last time i saw you guys on these pages, but there are many ideas and projects boiling up, lots of stuff i want to do and want to do better as well.... just to name one of the main changes i got in mind, we can talk about the new approach regarding all animal issues we're going to handle:
i'll be trying to look more on the brighter side... with that meaning i will incorporate in my site more 'good feeling' and positive stories as well in order not only to educate but also to inspire more people to act upon what they learn here. I know i tend to be on the 'hard and graphic' side of stuff, but i did and do so cause that has worked for me - for my Big Change.... and since i'm a stubborn person (lets blame it on me being an Aries.... or an hot blooded italian...) i thought the way to go was mostly that one. But ok, even for hot blooded italians time passes and eventually i might have learned a thing or two while being daily busy since the last 7 years with my project Animal Voice and all that is animal rights/rescue/welfare/etc etc....

So - this been said.... welcome back to all of my readers and fellow animal lovers... i actually never left... ;)

PS: ... you see that cute kitty-kat on the photo....? mine... mine... MINE!!! ;)
i'll tell you more about him in the next days, just know i scooped him up from the streets while visiting my family in Italy last year (what a story.. you'll hear all about it!), he was very sick and emaciated.. almost a year ago... now he's my super fantastic AND gorgeous kitty-kat named SAFI :)))