Animals Are People Too

Animals Are People Too -- The Value of Life Itself

The Value of Life Itself

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  Human-centred animal that I am, I find it easiest to appreciate the heroism of animals who save human lives, who rescue people. But I’ve come to be impressed, too, by the numerous accounts of animals inexplicably going out of their way to save the lives of other animals. Now, the official government-run Soviet News …

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Animals Are People Too -- Selfless Rescuers

Selfless Rescuers

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  In 1950, an elderly woman lived in Hermitage, Tennessee, who was known to everyone around simply as Aunt Tess. The old lady lived alone with only her cat and a canary named Bibs. Aunt Tess’s niece and her husband lived a few hundred yards away from her house, and they were concerned lest something …

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Unlikely Heroes

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  It is not only dogs and dolphins who have shown their reverence and devotion to human life by going to enormous lengths to save it. The animal kingdom, it turns out, is full of remarkable samaritans. In 1975, a desperate shipwreck victim off the coast of Manila was stupefied to see a giant sea …

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Animals Are People Too -- Guide-Duck For The Blind

A Guide-Duck For The Blind

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

One of the most marvelous examples of animals caring for each other is recalled by Cleveland Amory in his lovely little book, Animal. He tells of a scientist named Dr. Arthur Peterson, who lives in DeBary, Florida. A few years ago, Dr. Peterson noticed some odd activity by ducks on a lake on his property. …

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Animals Are People Too -- The Trapper and the Beaver Cubs

The Trapper and the Beaver Cubs

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  Animals with whom humans have little contact also have the potential for kindness and friendship. One man who came to understand something of the spirit of such animals was the Englishman Archie Belanie who later became known as “Grey Owl” when he turned his back on his past and totally adopted American Indian ways. …

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Dolphins To The Rescue

Dolphins To The Rescue

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  In June, 1971, Yvonne Vladislavich was aboard a yacht that exploded and sank in the Indian Ocean. Utterly terrified, she was thrown into shark-infested waters. Then she saw three dolphins approach her. One of them proceeded to buoy her up, while the other two swam in circles around her and guarded her from the …

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Man's Best Friend At His Best

Man’s Best Friend At His Best

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

Human contact with dolphins is limited. In recent years, the animal with whom most of us have had the greatest contact is the dog. One doesn’t have to be a “dog-lover” to recognize that these beings have provided enormous amounts of companionship, devotion and loyalty to people over the years. Television shows like “Lassie” and …

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The Most Selfless Animal In The World - The Legend of Pelorus Jack

The Most Selfless Animal In The World

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  If the little Scottish terrier whose monument still stands in Edinburgh is not the most selfless animal who ever lived, a dolphin named Pelorus Jack might well be. For many years, this dolphin guided ships through French Pass, a channel through the D’Urville Islands off New Zealand. This dangerous channel is so full of …

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The Meaning of Gratitude

The Meaning of Gratitude

By Gayatri A | August 24, 2014

  You will not find very many monuments to dogs in this world. But in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a public area known as Greyfriar Square, there stands a statue, erected by the local citizens, in honor of a little terrier named Bobby. Why did the townspeople erect this statue? Because this little dog taught them …

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