Purrs 4 Peace Week 49

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 49. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring one more time for the Gulf of Mexico.  

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“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.” – The Dalai Lama

The oil spill that keeps spilling off the coast of Louisiana is disturbing enough. From the images of birds with oil slicked wings and unable to fly to the testimony before congress of family members who lost loved ones on the oil rig…But just as disturbing is the fact that this spill – up until this point at least – is an almost mirror image of one that occurred in June 1979 when the Ixtoc exploratory oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico blew and the platform caught fire then collapsed. This spill too involved a failure of the preventative shut-off valve. Efforts to place caps to stop the gushing oil…as today….failed. They tried shooting junk down the pipe (as is being done now). Failure. They tried filling the pipe with mud/cement as is being done now with the top kill…didn’t work. The only thing that stopped the geyser of oil was a relief well that took 10 months to drill. There is a relief well drilling operation underway today and the estimates are that it will at least be August before it is complete. In the end approximately 3 million barrels of oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico and devastated the ecosystem of the area (including much Texas coastline) for decades. Apparently, the only technological advances that have been made in oil drilling involve the ability to drill more and deeper wells and thus make more money. The response to catastrophic failure is unchanged except that since we are in deeper water it is only more difficult. WHEN WILL THE HUMAN RACE STOP THE INSANITY?

Anyway….I can’t move to a different topic of purrs this week. The cries of suffering from the gulf are just too strong.


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog and wish him well, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.  

The appointed time for Week 49 is Sunday, May 30, 2010. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Mishkat
Mishkat
10 years ago

We are a little late with the purr time on this, but thanks for spreading the word! The humans are so upset about this that it's hard for them to think about it, but it's so important. We left a note for Confucius Cat also – many thanks to him as well!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
10 years ago

Me and Charlie have not stopped purring for this to please stop. It really is a disaster of unimaginable and horrific scale. Horrible, horrible, horrible. We will purr and purr and purr and purr infinitum not just for this catastrophe to ease up but for the long-term too. Humanity needs to step up, really. This earth is all we have.

Take care
x

Kas
Kas
10 years ago

WE are purring here and thinking about a lot of good things. Focusing on what you want and are grateful for will often bring about change. See "The Secret".WE know there are bad things happening but it's like Mother Teresa saying she wouldn't attend an anti war rally but would would attend a peace one!!!

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
10 years ago

We are adding our purrs for this terrible disaster.

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
10 years ago

I am purring as hard as I can and the Human is trying to join in (even though she's pathetic as a purrer). We can barely even stand to think about what is happening to the ocean and all the life in it 🙁

Sharon K. Mayhew
Sharon K. Mayhew
10 years ago

I can't believe this is still going on…I don't claim to know anything about the oil industry, but it seems like there should have been a plan ahead of time; rather than a hunt and peck plan after the incident. It's so sad to see the birds and turtles on the beaches (on the news). I can only imagine what is happening under water. Hopefully, the sea life that is able is swimming away from it.

HubbleSpacePaws
HubbleSpacePaws
10 years ago

This has been an ongoing purr for us. It is truly heartbreaking to watch and be able to do so little.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
10 years ago

It's just devastating…Purring really loudly…xo…Calle, Halle, Sukki

caspersmom
caspersmom
10 years ago

Mom thinks if they have to drill in the ocean they should have had a back up plan in place first before drilling in case of a spill like these two mentioned. You would think after the first spill in 1979 they would have had enough time to come up with a back up plan. Mom's heart hurts when she sees the birds and animals all covered in oil. And boy what is it doing to all the species in the ocean. Govenor of California wanted to drill of our coast, but thank goodness he has changed his mind.

Casper

JEWELGIRLS KATZ
JEWELGIRLS KATZ
10 years ago

My heart goes out to all our animal friends in the gulf and I understand
why you can't move on to another subject for Purrs for Peace. It is
another very devastating terrible disaster for Gulf and Gulf Coast area! 🙁