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Kinship
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I am the voice of the voiceless;
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.

From street, from cage and from kennel,
From stable and zoo, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.

Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals,


Who have not stooped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.

The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned man the king;
The God of the whole gave a spark of soul
To furred and to feathered thing.

And I am my brother's keeper,
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall set things right.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:34 AM
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Animal Love:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ove-other.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...DO-grieve.html
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Interesting video showing 2 guys rescuing a deer stranded on a frozen lake.

I think the abrupt ending of the video is due to the cameraman putting the camera down to give the deer a push up the bank.

http://www.wimp.com/rescuedeer/
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Cool Eurasian Jays

Clever Eurasian jays plan for the future


By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature



Jays are members of the corvid family, which is known for its intelligence


Experiments with Eurasian jays have shown that the birds store food that they will want in the future – “planning” for their impending needs.
  • Jays are members of the corvid family
  • A favourite food for these colourful birds is acorns, which they cache
    throughout autumn and unearth during the winter
  • A single bird can bury several thousand acorns each year, so jays play a
    crucial role in the spread of oak woodlands
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~ Winston Churchill ~



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This is a thread for animal lovers. Anything to do with animals - interesting news stories, articles, quotations, poems etc. post it here!

Kinship
by
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I am the voice of the voiceless;
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.

From street, from cage and from kennel,
From stable and zoo, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.

Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals,
Who have not stooped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.

The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned man the king;
The God of the whole gave a spark of soul
To furred and to feathered thing.

And I am my brother's keeper,
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall set things right.
Love the poem knightofalbion, thanks for sharing, andI will have a look at the videos when Ive topped up my gigs

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Interesting video showing 2 guys rescuing a deer stranded on a frozen lake.

I think the abrupt ending of the video is due to the cameraman putting the camera down to give the deer a push up the bank.

http://www.wimp.com/rescuedeer/
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Clever Eurasian jays plan for the future
Amazing birds, and people just seem to take birds and animals for granted, and don't realise just how clever they are.

By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature



Jays are members of the corvid family, which is known for its intelligence


Experiments with Eurasian jays have shown that the birds store food that they will want in the future – “planning” for their impending needs.
  • Jays are members of the corvid family
  • A favourite food for these colourful birds is acorns, which they cache
    throughout autumn and unearth during the winter
  • A single bird can bury several thousand acorns each year, so jays play a
    crucial role in the spread of oak woodlands
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There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
~ Winston Churchill ~

kind2creatures, that is so true, what Winston churchill says, just to be around a horse takes away any sadness or stress, you may be feeling.
It looks to me like the ones in the photo are meeting each another for the first time, as thats the way our old fella use to stand when he was meeting another horse for the first time.
Lovely picture thanks for sharing.

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This is one of the most remarkable animal tales you'll ever hear about.

Two whales - mother and baby - trapped and exhausted, all looks lost...but then

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...and-beach.html
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This is one of the most remarkable animal tales you'll ever hear about.

Two whales - mother and baby - trapped and exhausted, all looks lost...but then

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...and-beach.html
Wonderful story knight, thanks.
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All together now, Aaaaaaaah!

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Gentle world:

All creatures fear before danger, life is dear to all. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill - Gautama Buddha

I wish no living thing to suffer pain - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace - Albert Schweitzer
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It is most unusual to see a koala drinking water let alone bathing in it, they usually get their moisture from eucalyptus leaves, but I guess if you are caught in a bush fire then any form of cooling is greatfully accepted.
Very cute
http://cuteoverload.com/2009/02/04/koala-relief/
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Nice story of how a deer became protective of a mother goose.

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Bambi Protects Mother Goose

by Rebecca (animaltalk.us) on April 9, 2011
in Animal Pictures,Animal Stories,Cute Animal Pictures,Unusual Friends




BUFFALO, NY – It’s a scene right out of a Disney movie, a mother goose has lost her lifelong mate and was left alone to create and tend to her nest. She spends the day sheltering her eggs from the cold spring air inside an empty cemetery urn chosen as home.
The loss of her male partner now makes her vulnerable to any would-be predators who choose to approach the nest. But, in an unlikely twist of fate, an adult deer has befriended the mother goose, taking over the role of protector.

This animal arrangement is highly unusual, since there’s no known way that a deer and goose can communicate. Yet somehow the deer has come to understand the need of the nesting mother.

The deer now spends its days near the urn acting as guardian when needed. As passersby approach the area the deer stands and places itself between the person and the nesting goose. On one occasion the deer even took a protective stance taking on a barking dog near the area of the urn.

How this nature story ends is anyone’s guess, and there’s no telling if the deer and goose will part ways after the goslings hatch or whether this special friendship will continue beyond the nest.
Either way we’ll keep a watchful eye on these two friends and let you know how it works out.

Meteorologist Andy Parker


http://northbuffalo.wgrz.com/news/environment/bambi-protects-mother-goose/54141

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I could not have slept to-night if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground
- Abraham Lincoln's reply to friends who chided him for delaying them by stopping to return a fallen fledgling to its nest

I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being - Abraham Lincoln
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His name is Furia (Fury) ~ A baby dolphin, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found beached in Uruguay. It is now being reared by the NGO, S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina.

A beached baby dolphin, found alive with its umbilical cord still attached, is being hand-reared in Uruguay. The male La Plata dolphin was found and was sent to the non-government wildlife rescue organisation S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina. The Head of S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina, Richard Tesore, has been photographed this week caring for the little mammal – bottle-feeding her and taking her from her small tank at the rescue centre for swims in the sea. It is not the first time Tesore has been pictured with a cute juvenile dolphin – pics of a dolphin rescued in similar circumstances being introduced to a rescued penguin made the news last year. The La Plata Dolphin or Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei) is found in coastal Atlantic waters of southeastern South America. It is a member of the river dolphin group and the only one that actually lives in the ocean and saltwater estuaries, rather than fresh water.
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War Horse: The play has been a smash hit in London's West End, it is on Broadway now also I believe and the Spielberg film of the same name is receiving rave reviews from the critics, but this is the story of the real War Horses...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/co...came-back.html
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