|Big Sur, California
|Red Wing Blackbird, Illinois
|Elephants at play, Kenya
It is so sad when animals are killed strictly for sport; rhino and elephant hunted for their tusks; seals, foxes and so many other beautiful creatures killed solely for their fur. Early man killed for food but in the bargain made pretty good use out of almost every part of the animal. The Inuit of the far north use whale and seal for food but for so many other things as well. Sealskin is used as a covering for the traditional kayak. It is also cut into rope for a variety of uses including harpoon line. Seal skin breeches can be worn by both men and women, are warm and repel water. Native Americans not only hunted buffalo and deer for the meat, but their hides made clothing and shelter too. It was when the white man came and started hunting for ‘sport’ that buffalo were all but wiped out. Hmmm, I wonder if early man hunted the dinosaurs to extinction. I pray we don't doom any other of God's beautiful creatures to the same fate.
|Leopard on the savannah, Kenya
Humans are finally realizing that everything is connected. Contaminate the water, contaminate the fish, contaminate the people. Poisonous pesticides contaminate the soil and the plants and the people. Do away with one species or habitat and there is that domino effect –pretty soon something else is suddenly gone. Something we really didn’t want to lose.
|Near Salt Lake, Utah
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That’s the mantra.
Earth day is a celebration of what we have – and what we have is amazing.
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