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Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Ex Animo » 02 Sep 2014, 19:54

Many thanks to the admins for the banner link to this threa! :notworthy:

We have realised that the safety of the animals is more important than trying to win a fight and will probably be relocating The Sanctuary. Again.

Very much appreciate all the responses. We're taking them all on board. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby hansioux » 03 Sep 2014, 09:47

Some of my reporter friends are animal lovers themselves, but they are a bit jaded when it comes to private owned shelters without registrations, because the lack of government regulations on private shelters, many shelters became fronts for land development. So what they really care about, beyond registration, is that the organization has an open record of its finances. Being registered helps because at least the donation finances has to be open by law. So far that's the main concern of my reporter friends.
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Byrd » 06 Sep 2014, 01:25

Some of my reporter friends are animal lovers themselves, but they are a bit jaded when it comes to private owned shelters without registrations


Wow. Brave friends.

and smart too.

the lack of government regulations on private shelters, many shelters became fronts for land development.



Everyone knows Ex Animo is a blood thirsty aristocrat; strategically acquiring heinously maimed and neglected beasts, flipping them, and using the blood-money for his vast real estate empire.....

Being registered helps because at least the donation finances has to be open by law. So far that's the main concern of my reporter friends.


This journalist group of friends of yours is quite amazing! needing all parties in a story to comply with the LAW before reporting and inserting an opinion! I imagine the local Chinese news conglomerates pay them top dollar for this level of integrity!
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby ryanjgillies » 12 Sep 2014, 13:43

I'm more a reader on these forums than a poster, but I imagine the more recent comments on this thread don't particularly help to resolve the particular crisis at hand...

Let's focus on the animal's people!

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As a side note, what currency is your Paypal account held in? If I donate in TWD will you lose anything on the conversion?
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Mucha Man » 14 Sep 2014, 17:15

hansioux, here is a story your animal loving media friends may be interested in. A tortoise is part of a three month exhibit at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Clearly this is grossly inappropriate.

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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby JeffG » 15 Sep 2014, 22:53

Ex Animo, check these:

I spoke to my lawyer friend about your issue and he gave me these very good references.

http://zh.wildatheart.org.tw - pro bono legal foundation, mainly geared towards animal and environmental issues. My friend says some of the lawyers here are very good.
http://m.stormmediagroup.com/review/det ... 2804cba5a1 - see if you can find this lawyer, he is from the above organization originally, but I think wants to open his own organization, he seems like maybe the best, but either one should be able to help you..

I just saw your thread yesterday, I hope these can be of some help to you at such short notice, from this thread it seems you only have until the 19th.
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Mucha Man » 15 Oct 2014, 19:47

I posted a new thread on the Sanctuary fundraising that is now going on.

http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 8#p1643248
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Ex Animo » 24 Nov 2014, 14:32

Many thanks for the great info, all. I will be following up on a lot of the tips given here.

We've had a very understanding official at the Public Works office in charge of our case. We've had to remove all our roofs and lower all fences to (an escapable) 150 cm. The place looks horrible and is impossible to work in. We're looking to move once more.

On a very positive note, I just noticed that US$3,000 of our campaign contributions have been directed from Forumosa! That's fantastic, and greatly, greatly appreciated. Thank you to all those sharing and contributing—we are genuinely moved.

Here's the campaign if any other kind Forumosans would like to help—we're nearly 70 percent funded with just over a week to go.

http://igg.me/at/taiwan-sanctuary/x/8764443

As you'll see, the very lovely and wonderful Jane Goodall is lending her support to our case. :)

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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Tempo Gain » 24 Nov 2014, 17:52

Great to hear this! It's great to see such important work being supported. Good luck with the relocation.
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Re: Sanctuary being torn down. We need your help!!!

Postby Mucha Man » 24 Nov 2014, 18:35

US$3000 from Forumosa? Wow, that is so good to hear. I knew there were a lot of big hearts on this site.
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