A Lion's Heart

History, the Truth, and the Importance of Research

It is often human nature to protect oneself with pleasant thoughts after a bad experience. Even if you are at fault, we tend to rationalize or bring a moral justification to a wrong doing. It is often difficult to accept responsibility and change from an experience. However, there is that and then there is what can only be referred to as delusion or all out lying. When it becomes a real problem is when not everyone knows the sins one cloaks.

Now, we all are guilty of something. However, to use a serious cause and a world stage to promote your delusions and/or lies takes this to an epic level. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered this unresearched article. https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2017/3/4/ark-of-endangered-species-on-the-brink-in-yemen . My thoughts were of disbelief and I will explain why.

First, it was Chantal Jonkergouw that founded the Taiz zoo rescue mission in February 2016. She was the first to set up a fundraiser and rally people to the Taiz animals' cause through both Facebook and international media. I have put up several links for everyone to read through stating that fact. 

I realize that this is a congratulations on the year anniversary of SOS Zoo and Bear Rescue but the attachment is the real reason for this link. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/214956758851114/permalink/402477373432384/

Taiz Zoo News Articles:

Feb. 17, 2016

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/world/animals-zoo-are-turning-cannibalism-survive

Feb. 18, 2016

http://www.elcorreo.ae/golfo/animales-zoo-yemen-se-vuelven-canibales-para-sobrevivir

Feb. 19, 2016

http://fr.metrotime.be/2016/02/19/must-read/lancement-dune-campagne-pour-sauver-les-animaux-mourant-de-faim-au-zoo-taiz-au-yemen/

Feb. 19, 2016

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/zoo-im-jemen-tiere-verhungern-und-verwahrlosen-a-1078145.html

Feb. 19, 2016

https://www.thedodo.com/yemen-taiz-zoo-lions-1612911733.html

Feb. 25, 2016

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zoo-animals-starve-yemen-city-shattered-war-102028523.html?ref=gs

Feb. 25, 2016

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0VY159

Feb. 25, 2016

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/zoo-animals-are-starving-to-death-in-this-war-zone/

March 23, 2016

http://newsweekme.com/yemen-the-abandoned-animals-of-taiz/

June 10, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/10/in-about-two-weeks-the-lions-and-leopards-at-this-zoo-in-yemen-may-be-out-of-food/?utm_term=.ab185c23ab04

June 29, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3664180/The-loneliest-lion-world-Emaciated-big-cat-whimpers-blood-soaked-cage-trapped-left-starve-Yemen-civil-war.html

June 29, 2016

http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/29/worlds-loneliest-lion-left-starving-and-covered-in-blood-5973047/

Nov. 8, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3916436/One-week-death-Two-tiny-leopard-cubs-latest-additions-zoo-war-torn-Yemen-supplies-low-animals-days-away-starvation.html

Nov. 8, 2016

http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/08/leopard-cubs-trapped-in-abandoned-zoo-could-starve-to-death-within-weeks-6242989/

Dec. 8, 2016

https://7days.ae/uae-rescue-endangered-animals-yemen/97989

Dec. 21, 2016

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/wildlife-watch-taiz-zoo-animals-starving-leopard-war/

http://www.wildlifeplanet.net/video--pictures-one-week-from-death-two-yemen-zoo-leopard-cubs-slowly-starve.html

We started a partnership with SOS Zoo and Bear Rescue in September 2016.  We continued to work together until the end of December.  SOS Zoo and Bear Rescue officially handed the project over to A Lion's Heart on December 28, 2016.  Here is their official statement to that fact located here:  https://www.facebook.com/SOSZooandBearRescue1/photos/a.981627688585015.1073741828.981358848611899/1239233912824390/?type=3&theater

Why we continued on is that we were asked by the zoo to please come and assist.  Here is our documents and reasons for our return in January.  https://www.facebook.com/alionsheartorg/posts/626731270847589

Other articles on A Lion's Heart taking over the Taiz zoo Rescue and Conserve Mission.

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/more-dystopia-than-zootopia-zoos-of-death-from-around-the-world

http://www.trueactivist.com/nearly-300-zoo-animals-including-endangered-species-are-dying-because-yemen-wont-release-them/

http://www.oipa.org/international/taiz-zoo/

https://iwbond.org/2016/11/06/saving-the-animals-of-taiz-zoo-yemen-please-help/

Now how does Kim-Michelle Broderick fit into all of this?  First, she was a member of SOS Zoo and Bear Rescue but due to unethical and unprofessional behavior, she was removed.  We then took her into A Lion's Heart. Like I mentioned above, she is very convincing.  We, too, had to remove her due to unethical and unprofessional behavior.  She then started raising money from a personal PayPal account on her personal page.  She told everyone that I was no longer able to carry on.  She, being the hero that she was, was determined to carry the torch.  She went as far as to telling even professional organizations that I was dead or dying, bankrupt, on drugs, an alcoholic, etc..  When some people started to question, then I was going to lose my charity status in six months.  They were threatened and harassed as well for sharing posts or donating. Well, it has been over a year and we are still standing.  It got so bad our law group sent her a cease and desist letter because she continued to use A Lion's Heart's status.  

However, and true to form, she told people that she had taken legal action against myself and our board. You cannot sue or take legal action against an organization. People believed it. Unfortunately, no one bothered to research. I even gave the law office's number out because we went through legal channels to remove Ms. Broderick. The nonprofit organization was too important to not seek legal advice and go through legal channels. Which should go without saying.

In the end, it should be clear as to what article and story line is not like the other. It is truly heartbreaking about all the lies and harassment. It is also why it is next to impossible to get the help or coverage these animals have and continue to desperately need. We continue to battle a slew of lies, distortions, and delusion to this day.  Even our poor Samara (our recent lioness loss) was resurrected days later, only to die again for a post. It is truly amazing. Amazing or not, this has continued to confuse and hurt the most innocent victims, the Taiz animals.  

 

 

 

 

A Lion's Heart Named One of 2017 Top-Nonprofits

A Lion's Heart Named One of 2017 Top-Nonprofits

For Immediate Release:

A Lion’s Heart NAMED “2017 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

Southside, Alabama March 26, 2017 –A Lion’s Heart announced today it has been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

Death Rumors at A Lion's Heart

                  An Address of Confusion and Concerns Regarding A Lion’s Heart

Southside, AL, September 20, 2016– It is an odd day indeed to find out that you are dead, incompetent, and poor.  An address to a lot of misinformation being intentionally spread to mislead and confuse our supporters.

I actually never thought that I would have the chance to use the Mark Twain quote, “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated’ but somehow it has become both appropriate and necessary. Amy Adams, President of A Lion’s Heart

A Lion’s Heart strongly refutes the allegations made by Kim Michelle Broderick which are of a highly personal and detrimental nature.  They allege that I, Amy Adams, is incompetent to run a Lion’s Heart Org due to health issues.  This is totally incorrect and inaccurate and amounts to a case of liable defamation of character.  This has been posted on numerous occasions on Facebook, in letters sent to other NGOs, to Sanctuaries, our followers, and to other bodies who have an interest in A Lion’s Heart.

I would also point out that KMB was dismissed as a Director of A Lion’s Heart, on August 28th, due to malicious intent to the organisation of A Lion’s Heart.  This decision was not taken lightly but was caused by the unacceptable and damaging behaviour of KMB which was affecting the above Organisation.

It has come to our knowledge, that the above-mentioned KMB, is still using the title of a Director of A Lion’s Heart which is illegal and is also pertaining to be a part of a Lion’s Heart by using videos, documents, and photos which are the legal property of A Lion’s Heart.  Again, a totally illegal practice.

Please note that KMB may be collecting funds for the animals in Taiz Zoo but this however, forms no legal basis and has no connection whatsoever in any capacity with A Lions Heart. Any such connection either stated or inferred is incorrect and forms no legal basis whatsoever. Any continuing defamation of a personal nature against myself or A Lion’s Heart....., any usage of property of a Lions Heart shall be looked upon as constituting a felony and will be treated as such.

On a more personal and professional note, having to even address that I am not dead is a bit concerning.  Especially at a time so critical for the Taiz zoo animals.  Please note that we are still actively taking donations for their care.  We actually still have the same website and the same donation page at www.alionsheart.org and  http://www.alionsheart.org/take-action .  You can also donate to SOS Zoo and Bear Rescue at https://www.generosity.com/animal-pet-fundraising/help-starving-animals-in-taiz-zoo-yemen-now .  Who have also been caring for the zoo and since February. 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Amy Adams at 256-613-3624 or email at contact@alionsheart.org.

Press Release- A Lion's Heart to Help Starving Abandoned Zoo Animals

 

In Taiz, Yemen

Taiz, Yemen, June 10, 2016– United States based nonprofit, A Lion’s Heart, to mobilize to help save the starving zoo animals located in Taiz Zoological Gardens in Taiz, Yemen.

An ongoing civil war in Yemen has left a zoo of 282 animals at its mercy. Bankruptcy and a vicious battle has left these animals in a life boat situation with no end in sight. A Lion’s Heart believes that we have a moral obligation to these animals. The only true innocents in this horrible situation. We must not fail them. Amy E. Adams-A Lion’s Heart

With war raving Yemen as a whole, the war has left a bloody trail of innocent victims.  Of those victims, are innocent zoo animals locked away in obsolete concrete prisons.  Two pictures previously circulated of a severely emaciated male lion in Taiz shocked the world.  The pictures were both horrifying and heartbreaking with affected animal lovers declaring that something had to be done.  Due to that photographic proof, a previously, short term solution was found and implemented in February by a group of volunteers. Unfortunately, there were problems associated with a strictly volunteer unregistered charity.  A Lion’s Heart has determined that it had to step up for these precious animals to provide a legal avenue to address the grave problems that still plague Taiz’s animals.  A comprehensive plan has been drafted and will be implemented by A Lion’s Heart to ensure the needed support for the survival and optimum care for all the 282 animals located in Taiz zoo.  We cannot allow these animals to have to step backwards and yet again face starvation.  A Lion's Heart will, also, be providing a new facility to be built on the existing grounds to improve the animals' lives by providing them with a state of the art zoo that is eco-friendly and is modeled after a sanctuary's environment. This will help all the zoo's animals with both physical and mental health by ensuring an enclosure is suitable to their individual species' needs and allowing them to express more of their natural behaviors.  

 

A Lion’s Heart is a registered 501(c)(3) charity located in the United States in Southside, Alabama with global contacts. Whose main mission and goal is to help and alleviate the suffering of zoo animals throughout the world.