We, the Human Race, are arrogant in thinking that
because we do not understand the language of animals,
that what they are saying is not of consequence.
Indeed, the animals are speaking to us and
for their sake and ours, we must start listening. Keep Florida Wildlife Wild and Alive~
Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator
May 14, 2013
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Before I begin, I wish to thank the 222 Word Press
Blog "wildlife watchers " who have elected to "Follow" the Blog.
Although this inconsequential little Blog has only
been online for two months, it has had over 4,000 hits and more than 200
Can I say, this is all just slightly overwhelming
and completely unexpected?
I have been writing about these same Wildlife
Issues for many years, not on Word Press, to my great chagrin, with
little positive response.
But now, after two brief months on WP, I am
convinced that you are not only out there, but that you absolutely do care what happens
to "those with no voice."
Please accept my gratitude and a humble thank
you from my heart to yours, for all that you have shared here since its
inception on March 10.
Now, for today's Wildlife Issue revelation, for
you to react to, respond to, and if history repeats, clearly oppose~
As many of you know, I live in Florida.
For much of the world, this is a place where
Mickey and Minnie rule and fun abounds, but there is another side, a dark side, to the
happiest place on Earth and it is this: Florida has the highest numbers of physical
abuse towards women, children and you guessed it, animals, of any state in
A fact that sickens me to acknowledge.
Since moving here permanently in 2006,
many stories on our local news have caused me great concern and alarm, especially those relating
to animals being harmed by humans, but there are two recent stories that simply
cannot wait, nor be ignored.
The first is that last week, a horse in an open
field, apparently near where we live, starved to death and dropped dead right here in
There have been in the past, quite regretfully,
other similar stories about cows suffering the same fate in our county.
The denials and disclaimers were quick to come
this time, from all sources involved, but the sad fact is, that if just one person had
interceded in time, this horse might well be still alive.
According to the story, one other horse remains on
this same undisclosed property and the county has given these people a short time
to "correct the problem."
A witness who was interviewed during the
story, said that she doesn't think " it will survive" the allotted
So when we drove home from the store yesterday and
passed an open field with a very emaciated horse in it, we did not know if this
might be the "other one " on the news.
I called our Lake County Humane Society this
morning, but they were closed for the day, my second call was to Lake County Animal Control, who said that
they would send someone out " to take a look."
Lake County Humane Society: 352 589-7400
Lake County Animal Control: 352 343-9088
Lake County Commissioners: 352 343-9850
Next, in my email yesterday, was a Google Wildlife
Alert with a story that I was sure had to be a misprint.
Sadly, it turned out, it was not.
If you have an extremely tender heart, please do
not read the story: