Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Virtue: African Tortoises Face Extinction

If you're reading this because you're interested in the fate of an animal you almost never see, well, that is an example of virtue.

Click here to watch the BBC African Tortoise Video
Any person who contributes to the welfare of animals - especially veterinarians, game rangers and the like - are really not in it for the money, or the glory. But it doesn't have to be a job, it can be you wherever you are, noticing the sparrows in a parking lot, giving your fruit scraps or putting a bowl of water out in your garden on a hot day. An animal doesn't give you a slap on the back or give you a round of applause. You get a much subtler response. You plug yourself into the world, and thereby become part of something. This is our natural place and purpose in the world. That is who we once were: Creatures who once cared not just about ourselves.

NVDL: In the above image notice the pixie hiding in the leaves, and look a little closer...do you see the witch...?

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