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  • I am a very peaceful woman. The only time I could became a violent being is in the presence of animal cruelty or animal abuse. From me the animals are the voiceless children of this Earth and we have the duty to be their voices and to fight to protect them. I never thought that Cowbird is a land to attack other members for personal reasons behind the knowledge of this community. Today it happened to me. I have to put the record straight because I know that in all kind of organizations are good people and there are destructive ones with dark energies. I do believe that shadows always will be scared of the light.
    I had been a healer since I was very young and I have the gift of communicating by telepathy with animals. I had been called many times in the past to heal cheetahs in Cape Town and I had them on the top of me for an hour with my hands on their chest helping with their pain.I was brought up living by the principles of St Francis of Assisi.Animals are to be respected and love.They are our teachers and they allow us to show the best and the worst of ourselves.
    I find amazing that people talk more in many cases of what they are ignorant. Someone who dedicated a story to me is trying to hint that the tigers in a Buddhist sanctuary in Thailand have to be drugged before taking a picture with them. When an animal is drugged, he will be sleepy and will be on the floor. My experiences are from six years ago and in those occasions I never felt there was something wrong. Later there had been accusations about the monks abusing illegal trading and horror stories have been built around the sanctuary. I cannot say today if those stories are based in real facts.
    I went there to be in touch with the most magnificent animals and I trusted that the Buddhist principles of compassion and love were the foundation of the Sanctuary. I went as a photographer and not as a part of any animal organization on an official investigation.
    I saw healthy tigers, playing football with a ball on the lake. I saw strong, beautiful animals awake and without any sign of distress. People took pictures with them after they finished playing on the water, and the person who was having the picture with them was at great risk because after all they are unpredictable wild animals.
    I always had a connection with animals and I had been walking and cuddling lions in Namibia, I had been playing with leopards, with cobras, cheetahs. I am not a newcomer in the world of the animals and what do they mean. I am aware of the danger and the risk is by doing this by people who are not connected with them. I am not advising anybody to try.
    I would like remind to the people who talk too much about an issue but do not do anything to put it right, that actions in some cases speak louder than words and they could be joining any organization for the protection of animals. It is very easy to write anything about this issue without ever had been in any place with animals. I never listen to rumours. I do believe I have been used to make my own opinions and this goes from the choice of movies to bigger issues like cruelty to animals. I need to know, to experience, to be there before I can make my own conclusion.
    I worked for many years as a journalist in South America. I know what people write and sometimes how little truth behind what they write. All in the need to sell more. If someone bases strong opinions in something they read I believe they are pathetic because we cannot believe everything just because is printed.
    The Buddhists say that there are people toxic and if we are allow their toxicity in our life we become the same.
    I want to apologize to my friends in Cowbird for this personal answer .The photo of my story is of the tiger that a few minutes later was with me resting in my profile picture. Do all of them look drugged to you?
    They are the majestic picture of health and as they say I rest my case.
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