Posted by: kinshipcircle | June 22, 2010

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A BOAT… For Our All Eyes On The Gulf Expedition In Oil Spill States


6/21/10 WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A BOAT…
For Our All Eyes On The Gulf Expedition In Oil Spill States

The truth about the BP oil spill lies in Gulf waters. We are grateful to locals who ferry Kinship Circle/WA2S.org teams in their boats from Florida to Louisiana. But, to follow oiled wildlife leads, we NEED OUR OWN BOAT:

DO YOU HAVE (OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS):

  • A boat at least 30 feet long
  • A boat with a cabin to sleep 4-6 people

ANYONE WITH A BOAT, OR LEADS TO A BOAT, CONTACT:
Michelle Way, michelle.way@wa2s.org
World Animal Awareness Society, http://www.WA2S.org

OR DONATE NOW:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation
SELECT: BP Gulf Oil Spill


Oiled birds like this pelican, transform from reddish brown to their natural white and tan shades via a series of gentle cleanings. As part of our training, AEOTG team members visit Fort Jackson Rescue Center where the IBRRC Bird Cleaning Operation is underway.

957 Dead Birds…And Counting
6/21/10: USFWS STATS FOR BP OIL-AFFECTED ANIMALS

  • DEAD BIRDS: 957 * oiled but alive: 724 * cleaned/released: 97
  • DEAD MAMMALS: 47 * oiled but alive: 4 * cleaned/released: 1
  • DEAD SEA TURTLES: 387 * oiled but alive: 117 * cleaned/released: 3

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig now spews an estimated 100,000 barrels, or 4.2 million gallons daily, into Gulf waters. Kinship Circle — in partnership with World Animal Awareness Society for the All Eyes On The Gulf (AEOTG) expedition — is armed with camera lenses and notepads in oil-affected states. Our disaster responders act as “spotters” to alert Unified Command to suffering animals and facilitate their capture and care.

As we watch the tragedy unfold…in LA, AL, FL, MS…we realize how much YOU, the public, are not being told. For birds, turtles, dolphins, whales, fishes and other mammals — the disaster has barely begun.


LT: Birds are frightened and disoriented when they arrive at Fort Jackson Rescue Center. RT: 6/13/10, Long Beach, Mississippi: Kinship Circle Team #1 photographs dead fish floating in oily waters.


LT: Kinship Circle’s Rachel Laskowski undergoes documentary film training in Louisiana with Tom McPhee, executive director of World Animal Awareness Society. RT: Kinship Circle’s Rachel and Sister Michael Marie phone in from the water while recording oil affected wildlife.

SEE OUR GOOGLE MAP WITH VIDEOS. CLICK ON “EVENTS” BUTTON:
http://www.wa2s.org

DONATE NOW:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation
SELECT: BP Gulf Oil Spill
OR MAIL A CHECK TO:
Kinship Circle
7380 Kingsbury Blvd / St. Louis, MO 63130
ATN: BP Gulf Oil Spill

FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR:

  • RV/motor home for mobile command center
  • 30-ft boat with cabin for daily water excursions
  • Vehicle rental + gas for volunteer squads covering 5 states
  • Hazmat/Tyvek suits, respirators, rubber boots
  • Deployment of volunteer teams through August (or longer)
  • Public messaging and media outreach
  • Computers/communications overhead and equipment
  • AND MORE…

JOIN KINSHIP CIRCLE: subscribe@kinshipcircle.org
* Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
* Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters

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