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. 


Taiz Zoo News Articles:

Feb. 17, 2016


Feb. 18, 2016


Feb. 19, 2016


Feb. 19, 2016


Feb. 19, 2016


Feb. 25, 2016


Feb. 25, 2016


Feb. 25, 2016


March 23, 2016


June 10, 2016


June 29, 2016


June 29, 2016


Nov. 8, 2016


Nov. 8, 2016


Dec. 8, 2016


Dec. 21, 2016



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.





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.