Americans Love of Horses Pre-empts Carnivores Lust

Imagine Gumby without Pokey? How can we think of life ( real and imagined ) without the horse? The term "riding off into the sunset" would never have taken off if we'd eaten our own transportation:). Imagine John Wayne, The Lone Ranger or Zorro without a Horse? Could you really stand to eat, "Mr. Ed"?  Would Hollywood have been as profitable without writing Horses into scripts? If we ate our Horses would WWI and WWII have been ( significantly) different? Human and Horse history ( real and imagined ) is so intertwined the thought of having our equine friends served as the main course  or side dish is incomprehensible to this writer. Throughout evolution Horses have run for their freedom with man. Horses have led us into battle, driven our exploration into the unknown, been our companions on the lonely prairie and have made some rich via the racetrack and brutal rodeo circuits. While other cultures sadly ( still ) eat Horse meat as if eating this iconic animals flesh were to give them super powers, make them, "more American" or give them sex appeal - the majority of Americans believe our beloved Horse is not "whats for dinner". Life for Horses ( as with other big fantastic creatures ) faces the challenge of urban sprawl and changing priorities most thinking people would agree our equine friends should not be on the menu.  More from Eater

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Who Is That Handsome Moose? Ferdinand

 Image, GrindTV

Image, GrindTV

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
— Henry David Thoreau

When a white Moose named "Ferdinand" raised a rumpus, the fight to save him went viral. This magical looking and seldom seen white Moose is not albino his white coat is cause by a genetic mutation, Ferdinand caused quite a stir has garnered a fan base and won the heart of photographer Hans Nilsson, listen to Marco Werman tell the story via PRI.   All of our Moose brethren are meant to be here, learn about them and their habitat from Wiki. See more Ferdinand, here.

 

The Most of It — by Robert Frost

He thought he kept the universe alone;
For all the voice in answer he could wake
Was but the mocking echo of his own
From some tree–hidden cliff across the lake.
Some morning from the boulder–broken beach
He would cry out on life, that what it wants
Is not its own love back in copy speech,
But counter–love, original response.
And nothing ever came of what he cried
Unless it was the embodiment that crashed
In the cliff's talus on the other side,
And then in the far distant water splashed,
But after a time allowed for it to swim,
Instead of proving human when it neared
And someone else additional to him,
As a great buck it powerfully appeared,
Pushing the crumpled water up ahead,
And landed pouring like a waterfall,
And stumbled through the rocks with horny tread,
And forced the underbrush—and that was all.

 

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Animal Spirit: The Christmas Song

 Image, Wiki

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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
— Norman Vincent Peele
 

Perhaps the beauty in the holiday season is not what we see but what we imagine and remember. Even the Grinch and Scrooge feel a bit uneasy surrounded by the joy and lessons at year end and the hope and promise of the new year. The history of the Christmas song lies in religious messages which includes mention of animals and natural environments. We love the song not only because it's catchy but because of the joy it brings when sung aloud with others. Join us as we work to make the joy of Christmas a every day reality for animals in need of a loving forever home. Remember the animals known as "the neighborhood pet" ( animals who may be "looked after"  but whom are not formally adopted and live on the street.  Learn more about The Twelve Days of Christmas from: Wiki / Mental Floss 

 

THE LYRICS

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The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Tale of Avian Misery ( Delightful animated short by Anomaly narrated by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

[Verse 9]
On the nineth day of christmas my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings
Four colly birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree


[Verse 10]
On the tenth day of christmas my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings
Four colly birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree


[Verse 11]
On the eleventh day of christmas my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings
Four colly birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

[Verse 12]
On the twelth day of christmas my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five gold rings
Four colly birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree

 
 

Drilling in the Arctic: Opportunity for Humans Oppression for Nature

We need to save the Arctic not because of the polar bears, and not because it is the most beautiful place in the world, but because our very survival depends upon it.
— Lewis Gordon Pugh

 Few of people have the privilege of visiting the frozen pristine isolated world that is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - thank goodness!  This land of blue white and gold  light is home to many of natures most wondrous creatures and even more plant and microscopic life we have not even begun to understand. The thought that oil companies will be able to take out leases and pummel the earth for oil should make you want to protect this environment at all costs - why? All animals, mammals and nature are meant to be here - without them we would not survive. Eco-systems thrive off of each other. Consider: if man lived. worked and played EVERYWHERE there would be no place left to vacation, reflect, admire, find peace or discover - it would all be GONE.  It's not too late, contact your representatives, and deep pocketed animal welfare, animal rights and environmental groups to find out how they are going to protect the last ( true ) pristine place on earth The Arctic! We at My Darling Theo will do our part with the resources we have, how about you? Help make 2018 a secure place for all Gods Creatures ( they would do it for you:). Learn more from the Atlantic

 

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