This is way over due but, I recently rescued a horse. He is a 16.1 hand thoroughbred. He is retired from the race track and now lives in my backyard. I decided to name him Rocky because his “show name” is Fighting Man. He never raced on the track but trained for about 5 years. He is 11 years old and still has a lot to learn. So far I am teaching Rocky to be gentile, to be respectful, and is learning a few other tricks. If it were not for me, Rocky would probably in Canada or maybe Europe. Either way he would not be at my house getting cared for and loved. I have come to the conclusion that I rescued him.
There have been many natural disasters in the world, and while doctors work to save the humans, few organizations work to save the animals. But do the animals need saving?
In Thailand, elephants that were usually used for tourists to ride, knew the tsunami was coming and left for a safe place to hide. Some carried trainer’s on their backs as they ran.
In Canada, there was a snowstorm. A boat had crashed with 93 people on it in the middle of the storm. The crew tried to throw a rope onto the shore without luck. One member tried to swim to shore with the rope but was lost forever. The captain knew his Newfoundland, Tang, was their last hope. He gave Tang the rope, and the dog swam to the shore. Water was pounding at his face and ears, the dog did not give up and he saved all of the 92 people.
Not only do animals save people from natural disasters, but they save us from each other, other animals, and disasters such as fires. We should be thankful for the animals around us and watch out for them as they do for us. Animals will continue to save people if we continue to care for animals.
Everyone knows there is such a thing as albinos, but have you ever seen a black deer? Probably not because they are more rare than albino deer. 0.005% of every deer comes out black. There have been a few sightings of these beautiful animals and unfortunately many of them have been killed by hunters because they don't know how rare these deer are.
I was just looking around on the Internet today and in my email I found a website. So I clickedd the link. The first thing I see is a sleeping eagle. The website I came across has a live video of two decorah eagles. It is beatutiful. The video is coming from Decorah of Iowa where two of the eagles are nesting in a tree. The female eagle is larger than the male. I found it interesting and maybe you will too!
Here is the LINK
Cheetah's and Impala
These three brothers have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old. One morning they were seen and they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily. Now you would think 'Oh no this poor impala.' When actually the cheetahs just wanted to have another friend to play with. After a fun play-date, the cheetahs left and the impala wasn't harmed. This story is beautiful because it shows that even predator and prey can become friends.
In a field, there are two horses. One of these horses is blind. The owner of this horse, was kind and did not put it down. So instead, he relocated his horse to a near by field. If you listen closely, while by this field you will hear a bell. Now the other horse, is smaller and attached to its bridle, is a small bell. This allows the blind horse to find his friend. These two horses have learned to rely on each other. The horse with the bell, is always looking back to make sure his friend is close behind. And the blind horse is always listening for the sound of the bell to guide his way. The blind horse knows he won't be led astray and this shows true friendship. If it were not for these two owners than the blind horse would not have someone to care for it. We need more people willing to help animals such as these two!
A female humpback whale had become entangled in a web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body and a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her outside the Golden Gate and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like 'joyous circles'. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushing them gently around as she was thanking them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
In Japan, there was a massive earthquake and a tsunami. Everyone is worried about the people and how they are grieving, but has anyone thought about the animals? No one has mentioned any sea animals ending up on the shore, but how do we know that many animals haven’t died? The land animals might have drowned.
During the earthquake, many pets lost their owners and are, most likely, suffering to stay alive. These animals have lost their homes and are affected by this historical event.
Luckily, I have found organizations that are trying to help these poor animals.
World Vets is a non-government organization providing veterinary aid around the globe. They are getting supplies to help the animals in Japan. You can help them by donating supplies and/or money,
The American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team is watching closely to the harmed animals and are striving to do their best to help all animals in Japan
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation has sent out search and rescue teams to Japan.
The Animal Miracle Network Foundation is collecting cell phones to send to volunteers helping animals in Japan.
These orginazations, are striving to make a difference. I think, that we should follow their lead.
Today, when I got home, I did the usual and let my dog out. The first thing my dog did was go and smell a bird that was on our patio. At first, I thought it was dead, then its head moved. Instantly I told my dog to step away from the bird. My mother and I examined the bird to see if it was hurt somewhere. It showed no sign of injury. We kept thinking something was wrong with it. So we picked it up and moved it to the grass so maybe it could get food.
I sat down with it, giving it water and hoping it would drink. After 5 minutes, of flightless, non-drinking bird, it took a sip of water. Then it walked a few inches away and started to jump. Next thing I knew it was flying low and close to the ground. Then, up it went into a tree.
I know I didn’t do much to help it, but it was fascinating to see. Turns out, this was just a friendly bird. I named him Beakers because everyone needs a name.
The airplane was created for transportation. It couldn't have been created without the help of birds and how they fly. People who studied birds, figured out how to make the airplanes better.
Another example of this are submarines, without the help of whales they couldn't be invented properly.
As the world grows, so does our knoledge, we will keep using animals to create inventions. The worst part of it though, is that some of these inventions, help people to kill animals. We relied on their help to make our world a better place, but while doing this, we began to kill off the animals and destroy their land. For example, both airplanes and submarines need fuel. Fuel pollutes the earth. These animals that helped us create these inventions are now dying by having their habitiat ruined because of us.
You should be asking WHAT COULD I DO?
First, start by car pooling with a friend when you go places, not only will you be helping the animal by not polluting, but you will be saving money too!
Next, you could help places that are trying to save animals who are losing their homes.
There is an endless amount of things you could do! So start today, HELP the animals, HELP the earth, and HELP yourself!
Taya a.k.a The Animal Lover
I am 12 years old and I love animals. I woluld like to help as much as I can with saving animals.