Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle, 1854 ~
When we make an interconnection with nature, whether it is with the soil, trees, deserts, mountains, or with wildlife, we transcend the common. No longer are the realities, our supposed civilized circumstance, or our heritage — of believing nature / wildlife is a secondary or subordinate situation, can or should be tolerated any longer . . .
The belief it is simply here for us to use any way we want, and as long as we believe contrived limited agendas falsely portrayed and required and in those instances it is needed to survive, is in-error and will lead us to Extinction.
Our commercialized use of nature, hunt, fish, and trap method of survival is not viable any longer, but simply facades of a cultural mess long ago shown false.
Education of our Environmental-Complex shown false as well, as students are not learning to cohabitate with nature or wildlife; today’s students learn to consume, or learn to present or create a growth for even more consumption-for-profit. Through the cycle of life this short-term situation becomes a reality; eventually, this turns into a long-term nightmare, it becomes the situation of nothing left to consume = Extinction.
The assumption that ecological systems will tolerate destruction only to rebuild themselves is false – THEY DO NOT.
Clearly environmental and ecological paradigms must change and involve a reality based structure of cohabitatable long-term management principles’. These principles must involve the basic elements of directly involved cohabitation – Humankind-Environment-Wildlife.
This involves a cultural-education to all of civilized society, advancement if you will, which in itself presents a workable heritage of our natural wildlife — not killing or abusing it to manage it; of using nature collaterally, rather than enhance destructive elements, which do not safeguard, enhance, or enrich nature.
Change requires administrators, politicians, ecologists’, conservationists, and biologists alike who will work together, and acknowledge the necessity to do so. These folks must work not with ignorant or arrogant beliefs of personal or political agenda’s, previous methodology or paradigms most often offering little to no use and with no positive resolutions shown within history — or because of heritage – but rather a mindset of collateral methodology and known direction.
This change is essential, as well as a change of profit-based management paradigms, which must be set aside – disposed of quickly. Our civilization is simply taking too much, with no replenishment or no collateral-assumption toward respect.
With no effort toward rehabilitation of our Environment, Our Earth, the needed change will simply not happen – and that is a very sad situation for us all!
January 25, 2014 at 12:46 am
The incredible story of how leopard Diabolo became Spirit – Anna Breytenbach, “animal communicator”.
January 28, 2014 at 2:07 am
Am reading tat book now, Louis C.
Amazing video .
Many thanks for another article, John. I just hope it’s not too late .
January 25, 2014 at 12:47 am
WHEN THE HORSES WHISPER
January 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm
Barbara, I think many of us instinctively know that we can communicate with animals. We do it all of the time. Animals have been trying to talk to us for such a long time. We have but to listen.
February 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm
Mustangs in Captivity Outnumber Free Roaming Horses
On the sagebrush and juniper desert southeast of Christmas Valley, Oregon, a wild mustang gave birth in 2012 to a distinctive foal. He was dark in color, a bay, yet with one blue eye.
His birth added another growing, hungry horse to the Paisley Herd Management Area, a tract that
the Bureau of Land Management already considered to have more horses than it could support.
Within weeks, the young colt and other parts of his herd were rounded up by the BLM and trucked to a large government run corral just outside of Burns.
Blue Eye was branded, assigned number 1202297 and fed a premium diet of hay fortified with minerals and vitamins for the next nine months.
There, the foal was swallowed up in a $76 million bureaucracy that captures, feeds and stockpiles more horses than any other in the nation.