Jasper's Young Intern Representing Austria

Betsy  Seeton

Denver, United States

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Some of you may already be familiar with the fact that Jasper is the little Ambassador for World Animal Welfare. His mission is to raise awareness about endangered species, animal abuse and animal trafficking.

He has recruited some young interns (Chippy’s babies and a young chipmunk) who are in training as unpaid volunteers. His young interns hold the flag of Austria in the collage. It is thought that the Austrian flag is the oldest national flag design in the world. (All images in the collage may be purchased separately as cards or prints. Proceeds help fund Jasper’s efforts to educate and raise awareness of the plight of animals.)

The message Jasper brings today is about animal trafficking in Vienna.

Read about how Vienna is Europe’s new ‘dog-trafficking mafia hub’, say police

In another recent story from Croatiantimes.com: Traffic police who stopped a nervous driver for looking jumpy opened the back of his van – and found six kangaroos inside. Animal trafficker Andreai Branimir, 42, was arrested in Nickelsdorf, Austria, as he tried to smuggle more than 60 animals and birds back to his Bulgarian homeland.

He told local police he’d bought the animals from a broke wildlife park in Holland and was driving them home across Europe. Stunned officers found dozens of parrots, peacocks, birds of paradise and small mammals crammed side by side with the six tethered ’roos.

The animals are now being cared for at local wildlife centres while Branimir is facing five years in jail for animal trafficking. “They were being kept in appalling conditions with nothing to eat or drink. It was heartbreaking,” said one officer.

Jasper is still working on his website where he’ll post a blog about animal rights and issues going on around the world. Stay tuned…

Chippy and Boy Chip Go To Hong Kong

Jasper With The Flag of New Zealand

Jasper And The Royal Flag of Scotland

Jasper With The Flag of Bangladesh

There are many more countries already posted on RedBubble and many more to come….

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