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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:55 PM
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..to the Animal Nations
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 06:58 PM by undergroundpanther
There are so many dying in the name of profit,I wanted to honor some of them...


Now..the Frogs are leaving us,all the golden eyed beauties,and amphibious flowers of brilliant hues will go away.





No more choruses to give a soundtrack to the springtime twilight..

No more sudden plunk to startle as a bullfrog dives out of sight when I walk by the ponds'edge..

The Tigers So magnificent ,beautiful masterpieces each,terrestrial sacred feline fading so fast, A shadow haunted dream they will become legends passed from grandparent to child whispered behind the work camp fence,handed down myths of beasts barely imagined like dinosaurs and gods of the past from when the World was wild..

Tiger,Losing you..It's like losing my soul,To see you vanish,the pain so bad, I long to go with you..

The polar bear great master of the ice,white furred ,wonder The mighty snow bear falls off of the ice and out of this place..

Black footed Ferret of Adorable face,Killed by poison by our selfish race.

Red wolf of mighty noble hunter pack ,flaming of fur,hunted down by greedy ranchers and shot like a common cur..



Peter Gabriel - Animal Nation Lyrics

I didn't meet you in the jungle
Swinging from a tree
I sat down at the piano
You were playing with me
I couldn't believe all the things you could do
The apes I've seen were in the zoo

They say we are unique with this language that we speak But you have proved them wrong
Skinner and Chomsky, how could they be so blind
With evidence this strong?
Intelligent life is all around us
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2983045.stm
When you watch King Kong or The Planet of the Apes Upon your video screen
When the animals die, tears fill your eye
And you question what you've seen
Intelligent life is all around us
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where I come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to me now
I am listening

You can search the internet
You can use your video phone
To call another friend
If we gave you all the tools
You can do whatever you want
Who knows when this will end
Intelligent life is all around us

Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where I come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to me now
I am listening
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Look in your eyes
That's where we come from
Hey, bonobo woman
Hey, bonobo man
Talk to us now
We are listening
Bonobo calling me now

Starting to hear the things you've said
Getting to know what's going on in your head
There's no humans on the line
But there'll be plenty more there in good time
Dolphins, cats, and elephants
This is not some wild romance
Just look in their eyes and say it's not true
Look in their eyes, they're checking out you
Communication with the Animal Nation
We are in communication with the Animal Nation
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There are 1,072 endangered and threatened species in the world. The list includes:
342 species of mammals, such as the red wolf, the right whale and the mountain gorilla.
273 species of birds, such as the California condor, the whooping crane and the northern spotted owl.
126 species of fish, such as coho salmon
115 species of reptiles, such as the green sea turtle
Most species that are actually endangered aren't on the list. Scientists estimate that 100 species go extinct every day! That's about one species every 15 minutes.
It's such a massive Animal Genocide,it's Ecocide.
Which of our animal brothers or sisters will be gone forever in the next 15? They will NEVER come back..

The Lorax.A banned book...Comes to mind..
Spurred by greed, the Once-ler invited all his relatives to town where they started a huge Thneed-making business, chopping down Truffula Trees left and right, much to the Lorax's distress. The skies gradually got darker and more polluted, forcing the Lorax to send the Bar-ba-loots, the swans, and the fish off in search of a better place to live. The Once-ler, while upset to see the animals go, dismissed the Lorax's pleadings until the final Truffula Tree got chopped down, leaving the Once-ler and the Lorax with a failed business in a desolate place under a dark smoggy sky. With a "sad backward glance," the Lorax picked himself up by the "seat of the pants" and floated away through a hole in the smog. At the end of the story, the Once-ler reveals that he has one last Truffula seed, and he instructs the boy to start a new forest so that "the Lorax and all of his friends may come back."

Oh,How I wish The Lorax's promise was kept by humanity! But we failed, we have no more seeds to make the animals lost come back because the world has been bought,and sold..too long we have gone along,as the animal nations die..
soon it will be our turn.
http://www.livescience.com/environment/060320_diversity...

Now it's growing so late..and not enough people care, Earth is dying..it's not better,It's NOT.

http://www.angelfire.com/freak3/solesh/essay.html

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  - they are all masterpieces  Annces   Aug-21-06 07:06 PM   #1 
  - thank you my friend. there are not words enough to express the sadness  niyad   Aug-21-06 07:07 PM   #2 
  - It hurts me to my very soul  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-21-06 07:12 PM   #3 
     - Amen. eom  snappyturtle   Aug-21-06 07:39 PM   #5 
  - #5  annabanana   Aug-21-06 07:15 PM   #4 
  - A magnificent post....  BrklynLiberal   Aug-21-06 08:05 PM   #6 
  - Well said. So many are going...the horned toad among them...  brokensymmetry   Aug-21-06 08:09 PM   #7 
  - I am going to miss them, all of them  lonestarnot   Aug-21-06 08:12 PM   #8 
  - Me too  undergroundpanther   Aug-21-06 08:20 PM   #9 
     - I will live until I die, but not without pain.  lonestarnot   Aug-22-06 11:23 PM   #41 
  - Soylent  undergroundpanther   Aug-21-06 08:28 PM   #10 
     - Thanks for the link!  brokensymmetry   Aug-21-06 08:35 PM   #13 
     - What amazes me  undergroundpanther   Aug-21-06 08:41 PM   #14 
     - One of my favorite movies  Greylyn58   Aug-21-06 09:36 PM   #17 
  - Everytime I read or hear about the precious animals  Greylyn58   Aug-21-06 08:30 PM   #11 
  - Oh what a beautiful tiger!!  undergroundpanther   Aug-21-06 08:32 PM   #12 
  - A majestic creature with  tigersumtin   Aug-21-06 09:34 PM   #16 
  - When the sport of "hunting" ceases to be tolerated  AusGail   Aug-21-06 08:52 PM   #15 
  - I know I'm getting repetitive,  Kajsa   Aug-21-06 09:45 PM   #19 
  - no hunting, no animals -- it's pretty simple  pitohui   Aug-21-06 09:58 PM   #21 
     - This is true  undergroundpanther   Aug-21-06 10:32 PM   #22 
     - Predator /prey relationships ?  Annces   Aug-22-06 09:11 AM   #27 
        - I'm talking Deer /wolf  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 12:50 PM   #28 
           - Vegetarianism causes nerve damage  mycritters2   Aug-22-06 05:05 PM   #31 
              - It did it to my sister.  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 05:48 PM   #32 
              - Sorry, but I simply don't believe you  mycritters2   Aug-22-06 05:54 PM   #33 
                 - Do you know me?  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 06:11 PM   #35 
              - Oh and critter  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 06:00 PM   #34 
              - My goodness  mycritters2   Aug-22-06 06:20 PM   #37 
                 - Love animals yes,  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 07:59 PM   #38 
              - Check this...  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 08:35 PM   #39 
                 - You realize, I trust,  mycritters2   Aug-22-06 09:14 PM   #40 
                    - So?  undergroundpanther   Aug-23-06 09:50 PM   #43 
     - Hard to respect the intelligence of people  Annces   Aug-22-06 08:45 AM   #25 
  - Beautiful post, Underground Panther.  Kajsa   Aug-21-06 09:42 PM   #18 
  - I feel as though I've been kicked in the stomach....  Gloria   Aug-21-06 09:46 PM   #20 
  - Please don't forget these guys...  bicentennial_baby   Aug-21-06 10:38 PM   #23 
  - we have polar bears eating each other and drowning. this stuff  roguevalley   Aug-22-06 01:59 AM   #24 
  - Orangs!  undergroundpanther   Aug-22-06 02:00 PM   #29 
  - Our hubris. Our hubris.  The Stranger   Aug-22-06 08:51 AM   #26 
  - Great, great, great post  nam78_two   Aug-22-06 05:03 PM   #30 
  - Great Post - K&R (n/t)  MazeRat7   Aug-22-06 06:13 PM   #36 
  - What people don't understand is that we are killing off species and  Mountainman   Aug-22-06 11:27 PM   #42 
  - I disagree on part.  undergroundpanther   Aug-23-06 10:04 PM   #45 
  - Breaks my heart  pscot   Aug-23-06 09:58 PM   #44 
     - The waste is what makes it so evil.  undergroundpanther   Aug-23-06 10:05 PM   #46 
 
Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:06 PM
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1. they are all masterpieces
and nothing we create compares. They are aware of their own greatness. It is the humans who don't live up to our abilities to appreciate and care. They hunt doves in Wisconsin, even though it is the state bird. The mourning dove is highly evolved among birds. I saw a mother and its young one. She was taking it out for a lesson. You could see a lot of relating between them. I am going to do some more artwork on the animals, with ideas from the ancient Bestiary.

Our priorities are screwed up for sure. Hunting tradition - what bullshit.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:07 PM
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2. thank you my friend. there are not words enough to express the sadness
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:12 PM
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3. It hurts me to my very soul
whenever I think of what we humans are doing to this wonderful planet and its beautiful inhabitants.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:39 PM
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5. Amen. eom
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:15 PM
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4. #5
with a tear.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:05 PM
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6. A magnificent post....



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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:09 PM
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7. Well said. So many are going...the horned toad among them...
I keep thinking of the movie, Soylent Green.

Or, darker...a science fiction story. I don't
recall the name or the author.

It seems a single human was the hereditary
supervisor of the one zoo on Earth. Enormous
pressure was brought to bear on him to kill
the animals, thus freeing up space for a few
more humans.

He finally succumbs, and kills the animals as
well as himself. Perhaps the most haunting
lines were at the end, when the animals in the
zoo were mentioned - a few mice, some cats and
dogs, and some rats. That was all there were.

Perhaps not a story, but rather a tragic prophecy.

:cry:

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:12 PM
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8. I am going to miss them, all of them
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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