We all know that humans are affected by landmines, but did you know that animals are as well?
It's obvious when you think about it, isn't it? All over the world in conflict areas where landmines have been laid, innocent wildfire is in constant threat of being maimed or killed. It happens all the time, it is happening right now. The fact is that these animals are completely unaware of what is happening or why and it is impossible to explain or teach them about the threat of landmines.
Over the next few weeks, we will be launching the "This Is Our World Too" campaign, in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of these majestic creatures. We hope that you will help us spread this awareness to all your friends and people that you know. This is the first poster in a series that we will be releasing over the coming weeks.
Facebook them, Tweet the cause, use any social network that you have, print the picture out and carry it with you to show people. But do something, anything, to help us spread the word!
Landmines to be placed on Golf Course
The Mineseeker Foundation in association with Wamar International is turning a championship golf course into a minefield on November 29th.
The Foundation is holding a Golf tournament at Astbury Hall, owned by rock legend KK Downing of the heavy rock band Judas Priest. But the organisers have introduced a whole new set of rules for this golf day. Many of the bunkers and out of bounds areas will be roped off with ‘Do Not enter – Landmines!’ signs and some areas will have electronically detonated areas that will ‘explode’, If golfers are unfortunate enough to find themselves straying into those danger areas.
Mike Kendrick, founder of the Mineseeker Foundation commented, “This is a very good way of bringing an awareness of the terrible landmine problems mankind has inflicted on many parts of the world. There are over 100 million landmines hidden beneath the surface of the earth and they blow up innocent victims every hour of every day - usually mothers and children going about there every day duties of gathering for wood or walking to school.” He added, “We have inflicted this terrible situation on these people and all the money we raise will be used to provide mobility aids and education for landmine victims. Players will be using their golf handicaps to help victims handicapped by landmines, it is a serious subject but it should be a fun day”.
KK Downing, the owner of Astbury hall said, “We are delighted to make out facilities available to the Mineseeker Foundation which I regard as a very good cause. I once made my living using my hands to play a guitar, now I use my legs to enjoy my passion for golf. Hands and legs are lost on a daily basis, particularly in Africa, blown off by landmines. I am so pleased to be able to help and maybe prevent further injury to these innocent people. I cannot imagine the horror of it all”
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