Friday, February 28, 2020

Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

The Pale Blue Dot - The Only Home We Have Ever Known - Carl Sagan video
The Earth is where we make our stand – The Pale Blue Dot and the Only home we have ever known. This photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 was dubbed "Pale Blue Dot."

Video narration by renowned scientist Carl Sagan
“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."

"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."

"The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

S.D. - Online Publisher - Great Mystery Publishing and Hope and Joy Network
We are not helpless. We, humanity, have created these problems the world now faces. It is up to US to fix them, or let the problems we have generated destroy us and every other living thing. Speak up, act on the principles of compassion, vote for those who have policies of welfare, kindness and ecological responsibility, live a lifestyle that helps not hurts the planet and each other, make a small difference, and together we will make a BIG difference. If we act now, if we act together, we can turn this around. Are you ready to make a positive difference?

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Guy Saves Stray Kitten While Travelling Around the World

Beautiful, heartwarming video of Scottish backpacker rescuing a stray kitten on his travels across the world. Dean Nicholson, 31, began his journey in his hometown Dunbar, Scotland, last September and picked up his four legged friend in Bosnia. Dean, who was tired of his nine-to-five job as a welder, kick started his travels by cycling 200 miles to Newcastle where he got the ferry to Amsterdam. He then cycled through to Belgium, Grance, Switzerland, Italy, got a ferry over to Croatia, then on to Bosnia where he found Nala.

Man Gives Up Everything to Save Stray Dogs Abandoned at Dump

This inspirational man and video gives us all hope that humanity is still humane. These dogs are so beautiful and so deserving of love and protection. Thank you to this amazing animal hero.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

One of the reasons people become vegan.

If you care about animal welfare, you may have wondered why people who give up eating meat, often eventually give up dairy as well (i.e. become a vegan)? Well, the reason is that the dairy industry is also a meat industry. Baby cows are taken from their Mothers, sometimes only minutes after they are born, so their Mother's milk can be sold to humans to drink, instead of nourishing her baby calf. Then the tiny baby cow is either killed immediately by the farmer, sent to the slaughterhouse, or kept for four to six weeks in a tiny pen or darkened small cell so the baby can hardly move, in order to keep the baby's flesh tender. Then after approximately six weeks, the terrified baby cow is sent to a slaughterhouse to be killed for the flesh on its small body. Those not "turned into veal" (perhaps deemed too small or sickly) are considered "useless by-products" of the dairy industry and either thrown into a pit and buried alive, shot or have their throat cut.

Mother cows are pregnant for nine months before giving birth. After their baby is born, their baby is taken from her. EVERY baby this Mother cow will ever have, will be taken from her.

The following video reveals that Mother cows want to protect their calves from dairy farmers, because they know what will happen next. The Mother cow knows the farmer will take her baby away (like every previous baby she has had). Cows are not "dumb" animals; they love their babies and are trying to save them.

Beware very graphic dairy video below.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An incredibly heartwarming video - Musician sings to shelter dogs

Such a kind and compassionate act from a true animal hero. A young musician sings and plays his guitar for shelter dogs to make them feel less lonely. Waiting for a forever home for animals in shelters (no kill shelters) can take weeks, months, even years, so this kind act will make an enormous difference in helping to relax and calm these darling dogs.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A young hero worth remembering and honouring...

This young boy helped save over 3000 others from child slavery. His bravery and live story is one worth remembering, honouring and sharing. A true hero for human rights.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

"The Animal Contract" part 1 (duration 15 minutes)

Before the internet, this is how many of us found out what humans were doing to animals.