Update on Baby Opossums

“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.”
César Chávez

Another reblog with an update about the baby opossums who were left to die after their mother and two siblings had been killed by a hit and run driver.

“Hit and run survivors…

The post about the slaying (accidental?) of a mother of nine can be read here. I went out to Wildcare recently to check on how the surviving baby opposums are doing. You’ll remember that there were originally nine babies, one was dead on the street and one was dead on arrival at Wildcare. Well now there are only four survivors. One died soon after arrival and then two more expired. They were very small and very vulnerable.

However, according to the staff there the four remaining seem to be doing well. I have only a few photos…and they aren’t good. I took the babies there on July 12th, so they’ve been there around 3 weeks.”

Continue reading, includes photos of the babies:

http://veganelder.blogspot.co.uk/?wref=bif

This is such an heart-warming post, It is refreshing to know that in this cold callous and seemingly uncaring world there are people who still care for animals. Animals’ lives are important to them and they wish to live as do you or I. Sadly a fact that so many people do not take into account.

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society.”
César Chávez

I hope for a time when the lives of all the beings with whom we share this world are considered  of equal vale

My first reblog and comments appeared here:

https://rantingsfromavirtualsoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/reblog-headline-you-wont-see/

Please support animal sanctuaries and rescues who do such great work in helping injured or abandoned animals.

You may be surprised to know that here in the UK the RSPCA not only helps, rescues and rehomes domestic companion animals but will come to the aid of wild animals also.

I have called out the RSPCA to rescue rabbits and birds. Recently there was an incident where a wounded duck was injured at a local park and the person in charge refused to contact the RSPCA with the attitude that they would not come so why bother and besides the duck seems to manage okay. The poor creature could not even put his leg down to the ground! Such callous indifference to another living creature always shocks me though I have encountered it many times. The RSPCA readily agreed to come and rescue the injured duck. So even in situations like that do not hesitate to ring the RSPCA.

More inspirational quotes:

“Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us…”
Rai Aren, Secret of the Sands

“The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion in the only guarantee of morality.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ”
César Chávez

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2 thoughts on “Update on Baby Opossums

  1. Mr. Chavez and Dr. Schweitzer are two humans of which we can all be proud. I’m especially heartened by the movement made toward understanding the sameness between all living beings that Mr. Chavez made throughout his lifetime. He was a hero of mine way back when because of the boycotting of grapes in support of the migrant workers. He was quite a remarkable man, as were all those you quoted. Those folks should be the norm, not the rare and unusual.

    Thanks for sharing the news about the babies. They are our victims.

    • I have only recently heard of César Chávez, Albert Albert Schweitzer is of course more familiar. There were a number of references to the sameness in animals by César Chávez. If only more people understood this concept we humans may finally treat animals with the respect and compassion they deserve

      Hope the opossums continue to improve

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