• Semplicemente… donna

    Sara Luna e Claudine
  • me and my girl :-)
  • Mi sento unicamente una "Cittadina del Mondo"
    figlia, madre, amica, compagna, donna...
    Ho viaggiato lungo rotte conosciute ed altre ignote, per lavoro ma anche per curiosità o solo per il desiderio di scoprire nuovi luoghi!
    L'esperienza a contatto con altri popoli, religioni e culture, mi ha insegnato a venerare Madre Natura ed ogni forma di vita che ci conduce a valutare precetti inconfutabili, ma che purtroppo troppi ignorano nel più assoluto egoismo.
    Vi apro le porte del mio mondo virtuale... seguitemi lungo l'itinerante scorrer d'acqua lasciando traccia di vissuto.

  • What to say about Claudine? She is passionate about living a present, balanced and authentic life, with a healthy dose of humor! She loves to travel the world, explore new places, people and food, but equally loves to retreat into silent solitude. She is a writer who follows a hidden path, into an unfamiliar world. If you just surrender and go with her on her eerie journey, you will find that you have surrendered to enchantment, as if in a voluptuous and fantastic dream. She makes you believe everything she sees in her fantasy and dreams. But as well you take a journey to the frozen mountain peaks of the north of Europe, to the crowded sweating streets of Mexico or Africa. Her characters are wonderfully real and wholly believable perfectly situated in her richly textured prose. She’s a lovely person and she writes with exquisite powers of description! She’s simply great! R. McKelley

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    Chi è Claudine? Lei è appassionata nel vivere al presente una vita equilibrata e autentica, con una sana dose di humour! Ama viaggiare per il mondo, esplorare nuovi luoghi, persone e cibo, ma ugualmente ama ritirarsi in solitudine, nel silenzio. E' una scrittrice che segue un sentiero nascosto, verso un mondo sconosciuto. Se solo vi arrendete e andate con lei in questa spettacolare avventura, realizzerete che vi siete confidati all’incantevole, come in un sogno fantastico ed avvolgente. Vi farà credere ad ogni cosa che lei vede nei suoi stessi sogni e fantasie. Ma inizierete anche un viaggio verso le cime ghiacciate del nord Europa, verso le strade affollate del Messico o Africa. I protagonisti sono magnificamente reali e totalmente credibili stupendamente inseriti nella ricca trama di prosa. E’ una “grande” persona e scrive con uno squisito potere descrittivo. E’ semplicemente magnifica.

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Review of Animal Victories in 2017 — Peace Fur Paws * Vittorie animaliste

The past year has brought on positive change to animals around the world. From putting an end to animals used in experiments to fashion moguls who have stopped using animal fur in their clothing to the many circus bans aimed at improving the well-being of animals. 2017 has seen many victories that we hope continues […]

 

via Review of Animal Victories in 2017 — Peace Fur Paws


In the midst of the pain that is felt when the animals are abused, this good news is a bit of relief. But there is still so much to do… to sensitize people, trying to make it clear that some cultures evoke only stupid superstitions (ritual slaughtering etc.)
But, most of all, to turn to a vegetarian/vegan diet which will end nonsense sufferance of many species. In fact specism is the worst condition to follow, on the planet, if we are willing to keep it safe for the future generations.


Nel mezzo del dolore che si prova vedendo abusati gli animali, queste belle notizie sono un po’ di sollievo. Ma c’è ancora così tanto da fare… da sensibilizzare persone, cercando di far capire che talune culture rievocano solo stupide superstizioni (macellazione rituale ecc.)
Ma soprattutto, dovremmo passare a una dieta vegetariana/vegana la quale che finirà la sofferenza senza senso di molte specie. In effetti, lo specismo è la peggiore condizione da seguire, sul pianeta, se siamo disposti a tenerlo al sicuro per le generazioni future.

The truth you do not want to know! * La verità che non vuoi conoscere!

Since a long time, I decided not to eat meat… why? The movie shows you… it’s a matter of ethics, of morality… I do not want to be part of this cruelty. You can also decide once and for all to be a “cruelty-free” human. It’s a matter of choice, with the brain and the heart. 


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Da molto tempo ho deciso di non mangiare nessun  tipo di carne… perché? Il film te lo mostra… è una questione di etica, di moralità… non voglio essere parte di questa crudeltà. Puoi anche tu decidere una volta per tutte di essere un “essere umano privo di crudeltà”. È una questione di scelta, con il cervello e con il cuore.

Food ReLOVution

Please, be courageous and share!   *   Per favore, sii coraggioso e condividi!

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If you choose what you eat with awareness, is a revolutionary act that can change the world. Thank you for taking it into considerationtogether we can change the world and this is not a dream! but it takes courage…

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Scegliere ciò che mangiamo con consapevolezza è un atto rivoluzionario che può cambiare il mondo. Grazie per prenderlo in considerazione… insieme possiamo cambiare il mondo e questo non è un sogno! ma ci vuole coraggio…

In Ticino, queste le date per la proiezione del film:

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Represent animals in D.C.

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SHARED from Cecil’s Pide (executive editor Jeff.W.)

Hello everybody,

this Friday will mark the end of one era and the beginning of another. As the Obama family is packing up making way for the Trump family to begin a new chapter, many are concerned about the future of the animals at risk domestically and abroad. The animal community has experienced a lot of progress in the last couple years with a progressive government that has been providing an animal friendly government appointing righteous judges and policy makers who have been purposing laws like Pedals Law and bringing back soldier dogs to US soil. We’ve also seen wins in the creation of protected lands ensuring safety for animals across millions of acres of lands and the banning of elephants at circuses. But we cannot take these wins for granted as the incoming pro hunting Trump government will be reversing many of these laws to please their hunting and business elite overlords. Even prior to taking office, they’re already soliciting donations in return for a chance to go hunting with the presidential family with ask prices up to a million dollars. The incoming chapter will be a season where we need to stand up for the animals because the government will not be protecting them anymore. With an incoming We need to speak out and let policy makers know that they will be watched and we will intervene and expose them if they are conducting themselves in an unethical manner.   This Friday at inauguration, animal lovers from all over the world will be joining the thousands of justice fighters representing animals and other causes; this is our place to make a stand in the world’s most televised event.

We invite you to make a sign and go if you can. The more representing animals, the better. but we know that if you cannot attend, we invite you to pitch in to the efforts of animal advocacy to ensure there is a voice for the animals. Even Even a simple $2 can go a long way. 2017 will be a year where the animal community will be active. We are working with partnering groups like Cecil2017 and Animal Embassy to ensure the legacy of Cecil roars on. We have anti-poaching protests planned with partnering groups in major cities and plan to host a surprise visit to Palmer’s place on a day he does not expect us. But all of this is only possible with your support. The future of animal activism especially in the area of journalism and reporting is in your hands and we invite you to partake with us in the new year to make this a year where the animal lovers will continue to press on.

Here are a few ways you can help:

1- Go to DC on inauguration and represent animals. We have thousand of people from different causes committed to speaking out in a non violent manner at this event from social justice issues, environment protection advocates, native advocacy many more. Help the animal movement take advantage of the media opportunity.

2- Give to the animal movement- Not everyone has the availability to travel all the way to DC but we can all support our fellow animal advocates at DC on friday and future advocacy efforts by giving to the movement. For larger donations, we invite you to check out Animal Embassyand their gift store or consider getting a Cecil Poster.

3- Commit to getting involved in 2017- While hunters and haters may think they have it easy, we need to let the know that we’re not going down without a fight. Many of our community members are committing to putting on local advocacy events with partner groups including a surprise visit to Palmer and we invite you to do so as well.

Cecil’s Pride is partnering with Animal Embassy to raise awareness and support the movement with a limited edition 24×36 poster/picture of Cecil to put in your living room. You can frame it, you can put it on the wall as a poster. It is a great conversation starter and a great way to make the point “shoot with cameras, not with guns.”    Pledge Your Support For The 2017 Year

We would like more people standing up for animal causes and are making a call to the animal community to ensure advocacy is present for animals at risk. We know that when we reach critical mass, the government, no matter how corrupt, will heed to the demands of the people. These people are offering their time to advocate as they believe in a world without trophy hunting and any form of animal cruelty. Do you believe in this vision? Will you chip in a $5 to make this dream a reality?

At Cecil’s Pride, we believe in change and will stand firmly side by side with animal lovers and fellow activists as brothers and sisters in advocacy. Never before has there been an event of such great magnitude and we will do what we can to help them FORCE CHANGE.

We would like more people standing up for animal causes and are making a call to the animal community to ensure advocacy is present for animals at risk. We know that when we reach critical mass, the government, no matter how corrupt, will heed to the demands of the people. These people are offering their time to advocate as they believe in a world without trophy hunting and any form of animal cruelty. Do you believe in this vision? Will you chip in a $5 to make this dream a reality?

At Cecil’s Pride, we believe in change and will stand firmly side by side with animal lovers and fellow activists as brothers and sisters in advocacy. Never before has there been an event of such great magnitude and we will do what we can to help them FORCE CHANGE.

 

Will you stand with our brothers and sisters in advocacy and make a loud roar to FORCE CHANGE? 

Sincerely, Jeff W. Executive Editor of Cecil’s Pride 

PS: We believe in a future where our children and grandchildren can go overseas on eco-tourism tours and are able to see the animals in their wild habitat. We also support a couple other grassroot movements that are making high impact for the animal kingdom. Do you want to support our work? Please click here to donate today.

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Mike VI is Dead: Tell LSU to Stop Exploiting Tigers!

Article taken from PETA Org

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Update: Months ago, when we learned that Mike VI, Louisiana State University’s (LSU) tiger mascot, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, we urged the school to ensure that he would be the last tiger to endure a lifetime of exploitation and confinement at LSU. Now, Mike VI is dead. Please help us renew our call for the school to do right by Mike VI and all the Mikes who came before him by using only willing, costumed human mascots from now on.

What do captive, caged tigers have to do with Louisiana State University (LSU) football? Oh, that’s right: nothing. But LSU has been exploiting tigers for years as it drags the newest version of Mike the tiger, a live tiger mascot, into the stadium for football games. The school is currently on its sixth Mike, as five other tigers by the same name have come and gone before him, and Mike VI was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. There has never been a more opportune time to end animal abuse at LSU.

Captive big cats, who naturally shun human contact, are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. They live in perpetual states of confinement, discomfort, and stress and, at LSU games, are subjected to a constant barrage of disorienting lights and activity. They often become despondent and develop neurotic and self-destructive types of behavior, including pacing, bar-biting, and self-mutilation. Tigers are particularly unsuited to captivity because they require large areas to roam and opportunities to swim and climb. Even under the best of care, a tiger’s most basic instincts are thwarted in captivity.

It’s time for LSU to recognize society’s growing disdain for animal exploitation and bring a new tradition to the university—one that uses only willing, costumed human mascots. Join us in urging LSU officials to make Mike VI the last of the school’s live mascots.

Speak up for tigers!

Sign here the petition…   Thank you!

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Tilikum’s Life Story Will Bring You to Tears

Article taken from PETA Blog

Tilikum died in a barren tank on January 6, 2017, at SeaWorld. He was the largest orca in captivity, weighing 12,500 pounds and measuring over 22 feet in length.

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When he was just 2 years old, Tilikum was captured from his family and ocean home near Iceland. That was in 1983—over 30 years ago. He has never seen his family since then. This was the beginning of his living nightmare.

After his capture, the young whale was kept in a cement holding tank for nearly a year at Hafnarfjörður Marine Zoo in Iceland to await transfer to a marine park. Held captive against his will, all he could do was swim in small circles and float aimlessly at the surface of the water, far from the expansive ocean in which he had swum every day alongside his family members.

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Finally, Tilikum was transferred to the rundown marine park, Sealand of the Pacific, in British Columbia, Canada. A barren 100-foot-by-50-foot pool—just 35 feet deep—was his sad new “home.”

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Food was withheld from Tilikum as a training technique, and he regularly endured painful attacks by two dominant female orcas, Haida and Nootka. He was forced to perform every hour on the hour, eight times a day, seven days a week. The constant stress and exhaustion gave him stomach ulcers.

When the park closed at the end of each day, the three incompatible orcas were crammed into a tiny round metal-sided module for more than 14 hours until the park reopened the next morning.

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On February 21, 1991, Sealand trainer Keltie Byrne fell into the pool containing all three orcas. She was pulled to the bottom of the enclosure by Tilikum, tossed around among the three orcas, and ultimately drowned. It took Sealand employees two hours to recover her body from the orcas. She was the first of three people to be killed because of Tilikum’s confinement, stress, and frustration.

Shortly after Byrne’s death, Sealand closed its doors for good and put Tilikum up for sale as though he were nothing more than a commodity.

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SeaWorld officials quickly purchased Tilikum for the marine park’s breeding program, apparently giving little thought to his reputation for aggression and killing. Tilikum’s sperm was used to build a collection of orcas, and now, 54 percent of SeaWorld’s orcas have his genes. He has now been at SeaWorld for over 21 years and has 11 living children and four grandchildren.

The stress of captivity drove Tilikum to exhibit abnormal repetitive behavior and has also caused him to continue to exhibit aggression toward humans, costing two more lives—those of Daniel P. Dukes in 1999 and Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum scalped and dismembered Brancheau as well as breaking bones throughout her body before drowning her.

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After a year in virtual isolation, Tilikum was returned to performing. SeaWorld unsuccessfully appealed its citation for violating a federal workplace safety law meant to protect workers from recognized life-threatening hazards. The company recklessly continued to allow trainers to swim with orcas behind the scenes and interact with them in shallow areas without any barrier or minimum distance, leading to yet another series of citations for endangering workers.

Tilikum is not the only orca who has become aggressive as a result of all the stress that the whales are forced to endure in the small tanks at SeaWorld. The park’s own records contain 600 pages of incident reports documenting dangerous and unanticipated orca behavior with trainers, consisting of more than 100 incidents in which killer whales bit, rammed, lunged at, pulled, pinned, and swam aggressively with SeaWorld trainers. Many of these incidents led to human injuries, including a near-death encounter experienced by trainer Ken Peters.

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Aggression toward humans and among orcas is nearly non-existent in nature, but the constant stress of living in incompatible social groupings inside minuscule tanks at SeaWorld causes some orcas to lash out, posing a danger both to other whales and to employees.

It’s too late for Tilikum, but we can help the other animals still trapped at SeaWorld. Remember: Every dollar spent on a SeaWorld ticket contributes to animals’ misery. Never go to any SeaWorld park, and urge your friends and family to stay away, too. Together, we can shut down SeaWorld for good!

No chains. No cages. No tanks. 

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End the cruel dog killing methods in Mauritius

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Take Action Against These Cruel Killing Methods

Sign the petition to urge the Mauritian government to end this horrific method of killing dogs and to introduce a humane spay/neuter program.

 I like to spend my vacations in Mauritius, and next December with the family I will return there for the six-time… but believe me, getting to know about this horrible practice, make me really sick and think about considering to get involved somehow in helping these poor animals… I am sure the government can do something intelligent and full of responsibility. To kill the animals, without a reason, is a vile gesture and a lot of tourists will not like it and I don’t dare to think about the negative impact on “tourism”… This gives a terrible image of Mauritius and his people, but Mauritians are kind and respectful people, not all are killers!
Please do something to change that and fast! Sign the petition to ask the government of Mauritius to stop this horrible method of killing dogs and introduce as soon as possible a national sterilization program.

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Mi piace trascorrere le mie vacanze a Mauritius, e il prossimo dicembre con la famiglia tornerò lì per la sesta volta… ma credetemi, leggendo proprio questa sera la petizione su Change.org in riferimento a questi orribili fatti, mi ha messo sotto sopra lo stomaco.

Il viaggio è già pagato e non possiamo cambiare destinazione… ma ho considerato di coinvolgermi in qualche modo per aiutare questi poveri animali… sono certa che il governo può fare qualcosa di intelligente e in piena responsabilità, con rispetto . Uccidere gli animali, senza una ragione, è un gesto vile e a un sacco di turisti non piacerà venirne a conoscenza… non oso pensare all’impatto negativo sul “turismo”

Situazioni simili danno una terribile immagine di Mauritius e della sua la gente, ma i mauriziani sono persone gentili e rispettose, non tutti sono assassini!

Firmate la petizione per chiedere al governo di Mauritius di  interrompere questo metodo orribile di uccidere i cani e di introdurre al più presto un programma di sterilizzazione nazionale.

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What is behind a mozzarella of Bufala…

Just a few words for the English speaking:
this is what is happening in Italy, but I guess is just about the same story around the whole planet Earth.
Misuse of animals for economic reasons… this is about the quite famous “mozzarella di bufala” a must for the gourmet. I am sure if each one of us does a deep reflection about such things, before buying or eating we could make a real difference and avoid that these horrible things to happen. This is just about “milk”, but even behind a simple mozzarella there is pain, horror, and mistreatment of the aminals producing the basic product: milk.
Sometimes, nowadays, you even can’t be sure anymore about those who claims to produce “bio”… it is a world going out of control.

See the images and short spot… no other words are necessary.
Most of all there is only one thing to start with: stop buying products with are involved with the deep suffering of animals.
This is a good start… spread the words, do some good for the planet.

Free Animals, Loved & Respected

bufala_crudelta.pngMaxi sequestro di allevamenti di bufale in provincia di Caserta: rischi per la salute e l’ambiente. In provincia di Caserta ha preso il via una maxi operazione di controllo da parte di Carabinieri, Nas e Noe che vede al centro gli allevamenti di bufale. Nella zona di recente si sono verificati sequestri di allevamenti di bufale, caseifici e discariche abusive. Gli allevamenti bufalini sono stati sequestrati tra Castel Volturno e Cancello Arnone. Sono stati contestati i reati di inquinamento e di violazione delle norme sanitarie. Le denunce sono scattate grazie al Portavoce Parlamentare del MoVimento 5 Stelle Paolo Bernini e a Alfredo Riccio della Lega Nazionale Per La Difesa Del Cane ed hanno portato ad una lunga serie di sequestri. A Castel Volturno, in particolare, è stato sequestrato un intero allevamento bufalino. I Nas hanno rilevato carenze igienico sanitarie. Inoltre 34 bufali risultavano senza…

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Report of animal abuse in Moscow

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This is a report of severe animal abuse.
Attention: the following short reportage contains graphic images and indescribable living creatures’ sufferance.

 

It is not suitable for sensitive persons, refrain from watching…
but please share within your followers, on FB or using the e-mail.
I started a petition on AVAAZ, see link below.

I put the names of the State Commissioners and Regulatory Authority of the South-East Autonomous District of Moscow.

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State Commissioner – the officials of the National public establishment
National public establishment
Housing and utility infrastructure and the South-East Autonomous District of Moscow
V.V. Stolyarov
N.I. Belyakov
N.O. Afanasieva
G.V. Nazarova
O.I. Tolomeeva
A.Y. Uvarov

Regulatory authority for the National Public Establishment
prefecture of the South-East Autonomous District of Moscow
Officials:
E.L. Afanasenkov
S.E. Zhukova
A.V. Konovalov
Y.I. Chuprina
A.V. Tsibin

PLEASE SIGN HERE THE PETITION 1322263905

 

Thank you for helping me create a better World for all sentient beings, for the future generations.
I wish each one of us shall be instructed from birth in the equality of all sentient life forms.

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  • Claudine’s novels * i miei romanzi

  • Piccoli passi nella Taiga (not published)

  • Il Segreto degli Annwyn Edizioni Ulivo – Balerna ISBN 978 88 98 018 079

  • The Annwyn’s Secret Austin Macauley London ISBN 9781785544637 & ISBN 9781785544644

  • The Annwyn’s Secret

  • Silloge Poetica “Tracce” – Edizioni Ulivo Balerna

  • Il Kumihimo del Sole – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN: 978-88-6122-060-7
  • Il Cristallo della Pace – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN 978-88-6122-189-5
  • Nebbie nella Brughiera – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN 978-88-6122-055-3
  • I 4 Elementi – Macromedia Edizioni Torino

  • Cats are my inspiration!

  • Remember, transitioning to a plant-based diet that embraces compassion for the animals, your health and our planet isn’t really difficult. You just have to want to do it! For the sake of us all... :-)claudine
  • Amici del Lupo – Svizzera italiana

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