Thanks for checking out my newest website. For those of you who have seen the old one and wondered why it disappeared, here is the story. My domains used to be hosted by GoDaddy upon recommendation by a computer savvy friend of mine. They were nice to work with and efficient. I didn't really like their ads but figured it was not a big issue. Then I heard that the Owner and CEO had killed an elephant and was bragging about it. Knowing how news stories get blown out of proportion I decided to do some research. I read all the stories and even checked out his blog. I was horrified! He not only bragged about this rogue elephant who had terrorized the villagers but posted pictures of himself posing on the dead elephant, you could even watch the video of the killing! (Elephants do not die quickly) He claimed to be heroic for saving the town and feeding the villagers. I did more research and continued to find out that he purposefully went "Game" or trophy hunting for fun every year. His list of kills was long and included endangered species such as Jaguars. I had researched enough. No one who killed for fun was going to be associated with me.
Unfortunately transferring domains is not as easy as I thought and even though they "claimed" to be helping me they made it difficult. It was beyond me why a person would link their personal hunting with their business. I explained why I was leaving and they preached the "Hero" aspect. They were lucky I was on the phone. Months later on my last call with them they explained to me that I did not need to transfer anymore because he no longer owned or ran GoDaddy he was just a board member...Really? Uggh. After many months I finally have everything successfully transferred to FatCow.
FatCow is awesome. When I called I asked about their company about their services and values, I explained why I cared so much. They were great! I talked to the owner and many of the staff. No trophy hunters here! FatCow is also a 100% wind powered hosting site and a completely green company. They have been very helpful and I am glad I did the research and made this choice.
I want to make one personal note about hunting. I grew up in a family that hunted. I am not and never have been a hunter and I don't like guns (ironic considering my service in the Army and the way I was raised but that is how I feel). My dad hunted and fished to feed his family. I am not against humanely hunting for food. I am against hunting for trophy's, fun, or sport. I was raised that if "you kill it. You eat it" and you use all of it. I do not approve of hunting for furs, bragging rights, or exotic meats. Crocodilians are my biggest pet peeve they are hunted or farmed for a small portion of meat and skin. A maximum of 30% of crocodilians is actually used the rest is thrown out. In contrast 99% of cows are used. I do eat meat, but not every day and am cutting back more and more each year. Wheather you consider yourself a carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore is a personal choice. My request of society is please eat sustainably and responsibly. Your health and the planet will thank you.
On a lighter note I am excited for 2012! I will be getting my website up to speed, suggestions are welcomed. I am a "super-senior" at CSULB with many hard but interesting classes ahead of me. I am going to get back into shape and start really running again. Most important of all, I have declared 2012 the year to be positive! I am working on finding the positive in life and my stress has already decreased.
Please check back often future posts will be uplifting and positive, stories from both my personal & wildlife point of view, maybe even a few recipes, favorite quotes, or stories of my favorite hobbies. You'll just have to check back to see.
Happy New Year! We Can Make A Difference!
Stay positive, Rebecca