“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.”
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:
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.”
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:
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.”
“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.”
“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. ”