The world is approaching a new Golden Age where people and animals live in peace! No more conflicts, no more sadness! I can see it just around the corner ̶ a time of peace and harmony! It’s so beautiful. I think all beings can feel deep in their hearts that a new era is on its way. The Prophet Isaiah had a vision of all God’s creation living in harmony and peace. We are almost there! If we can all
2019-01-01 2603 vizionări
The state of Uttarakhand in India has had a court ruling that says animals have the same legal status as humans. Let’s hope that idea spreads quickly throughout our world! Israel will end the import of live animals for meat by 2021. The Prime Minister of Israel, His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We have to really correct the great pain being caused to animals.” Fifty countries have banned t
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We of the wilds have our ways to deal effectively with the freezing weather! Some animals, like the migrating birds, fly to warmer places in the winter. Some insects spend the winter hidden underground or under tree bark. Many animals deal with the cold weather, like humans, by putting on thicker “clothes”! For example, we Arctic foxes. Our winter coats lack a pigment known as melanin which is pre
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The slogan of International Sloth Day:“ Learn from a sloth to enjoy every moment of your daily life.” We sloths are famous for being incredibly slow and spending most of our lives hanging upside down in trees. Perhaps you are wondering exactly how slow we sloths are. Well, for example, while we are up in trees, it takes us about a minute to cover four meters. We’re even slower on the ground. Actua
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Malaysians are quite familiar with me. I am their national bird. We surely are a shining example of total trust, unconditional love and noble responsibility to each other! This ritual is very similar to many human families, where the mother stays home to look after the children while the father goes out to work, which is probably why we rhinoceros hornbills are so respected in Malaysian culture.
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Animal companions give us lots of love and joy. Did you know they also convey precious gifts that can soothe our souls and correct the course of our lives? Today, we have the honor of presenting two special vegan therapists from Germany who have studied the subject extensively. In our interview with Andrea and Matthias Oppermann, we will discover some little-know aspects of our animal friends.
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We animals have many seen and unseen abilities – such as giving individuals timely assistance during dangerous situations as well as helping with everyday tasks. Though we may not speak any human language, our pure, unconditional loving qualities can transcend communication barriers and bring much happiness and meaning into people’s lives. We have the honor to profile several animals on our progra
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When we are in hibernation, our body temperature falls from our normal 37.2 degrees Celsius to as low as 2.77 degrees Celsius! To minimize our energy expenditures, our heart rate reduces to four to 10 beats per minute, and our respiration rate may drop to two breaths a minute. Our body weight gradually decreases, and we may lose as much as half of our mass by February.
2019-02-01 3307 vizionări
We want people to rekindle their relationship with animals and to experience the contact with animals as something fulfilling. If that can be achieved, people’s behavior will change, and animals will be more appropriately cared for. The plan for the future is to create a place where humans and animals can meet. And so the people who come to us for counseling, or just want to visit our animals, wil
2019-02-02 3183 vizionări
According to the lunar calendar and the Chinese zodiac, we are now in the Year of the Pig. Do you know much about us? Pigs are very jovial, intelligent, peaceful, social, and easygoing animals. In Chinese culture, we pigs are viewed as being honest, pure-hearted, and easily contented. Our chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune. Therefore, pigs are a symbol of wealth and good luck.
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Traditionally, the people of Mongolia have called us “takhi,” which means “spirit” or “worthy of worship.” Mongolians consider my kind of horse to be holy and that we are their messengers to be gods. Ganbaatar means “steel hero.” You can imagine that horses like me are not only strong but swift. When we run untethered and unconstrained across the Mongolian landscape, it is a spectacular sight to s
2019-02-16 3926 vizionări
We alpacas are truly the grace bestowed by the Earth Goddess, Pachamama on the Andes. Our soft-padded feet minimize our impact on meadows. After we graze, the grassland is usually in good condition. We are here to demonstrate a virtue and a need to keep in harmony with Mother Earth. We alpacas are also very social. We live in herds with our families and friends and feel stressed if we are isolated
2019-03-01 3645 vizionări
Guanacos and vicunas are the wild camelids of South America. Guanacos are experts at communicating through body language. After they haven’t seen each other for some time, they greet one another by standing nose to nose and waggling their tails horizontally or in a U-shape. The vicuna is the national animal of Peru and part of the Peruvian coat of arms.
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Symbiosis is the interaction of two different organisms living together, usually with mutual benefits. There are many examples of symbiosis in our world’s diverse ecosystems, one of which is the leafcutter ants and their special crop. The original farmers on earth are thought to be the leafcutter ants. They have been intensively farming fungi in the tropical rainforests of South America as early a
2019-03-15 4108 vizionări
Many people think that culture is a characteristic only found in human societies. I am thrilled to tell you that modern scientific research shows that animals including primates, cetaceans, birds, fish and insects also have traditions that are transmitted across their social groups and to new generations. We animals that live in a community are just like humans, having our norms, traditions and cu
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We are considered one of the most elegant antelopes because we have superb balance and grace while eating. Our strong hind legs and wedge-shaped hooves enable us to stand erect and reach branches that are more than two meters above the ground. In African folklore, my kind of animal is often referred to as “the Queen of Humbleness.” Gerenuks like me have been around for more than 7,000 years. You c
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Early in the morning, we sing spectacular songs awakening the stillness of the forest. Singing is very rare in mammals and, outside of humans, some say we produce the most complex songs of all land mammals. Song-bouts usually last about 10-30 minutes. Our songs reveal the singer’s sex and individual identity.
2019-04-05 3788 vizionări
How do animals know when it is spring without calendars? They generally look for cues in the environment to perceive the change in season. During winter, the days are shorter and colder. As the season transitions to spring, animals detect that the days have become longer and warmer. What an intelligent way to distinguish between season! It is not only humans that feel more enthusiastic and animate
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Over the years, I’ve had a number of patients(animals) who have come in where they either couldn’t walk at all or were having a lot of difficulty walking. And through acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I was able to get them back up and walking again to the point where they were enjoying life again. I also have some patients that are dealing with chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease
2019-04-19 3976 vizionări
Now, the common misconception is that those needles must be dipped in medication, steroids, something. And I say, no, no, no, they’re just stainless steel needles. There’s no magic here. There’s no medicine. When we put the needles in the acupoints, that’s where the action actually starts to occur. Oftentimes when a patient has the acupuncture, it does have a calming effect, and most clients will
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