The Five-Year-Old takes a stand: “No killing tigers. Period.”

I’m still working flat-out trying to catch up from last week’s vacation, but that’s ok, because The Five-Year-Old has commandeered Caterpickles this morning for a Public Service Announcement.

(Sign: The Five-Year-Old. Photo: Mommyo.)

(Sign: The Five-Year-Old. Photo: Mommyo.)

The Five-Year-Old, passionately: “Tigers have more reason to fear us than we have to fear them. I really hate it when they kill tigers. Let’s stop tiger hunting. No killing tigers, period. If I’m President, I’m banning it and giving poachers 100 years in prison. That’ll free America from it.”

The Five-Year-Old feels so strongly about this issue that she has saved her allowance for 10 weeks to adopt a tiger through the World Wildlife Fund. If you would like to join the Five-Year-Old in helping the tigers, we encourage you to consider donating to the World Wildlife Fund as well.

The Five-Year-Old: “This is a huge emergency, Mommyo. I have to save a species.”

Photo: World Wildlife Fund

Photo: World Wildlife Fund

Poaching is the greatest threat to the 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild. It’s not just about the pelts. Poachers sell every part of these gorgeous cats — from their whiskers to their tails — in illegal wildlife markets. Learn more about how you can help stop poaching.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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