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
June 8, 2013
Reprinted with permission
Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
A friend had a picture and a posting this
morning on her FB page that sent me to a very dark place.
(The above is not the picture, I was asked to pay
$75 for that one and declined.)
This entire country has been ravaged for weeks by
weather disasters of nearly biblical proportions, and the death toll has been overwhelming, but what
many may not know or hear about, are all the animals who also died.
Seeing pictures of injured or dead animals has
always cut right through my heart, but being the insatiable, " I need an answer
person" that I have always been, my first thought seeing
it was, why?
This did not need to happen.
So, here is my second question, for all of
you designers, builders, and contractors, etc.
Why can't we have underground shelters for our
For many of us, our animals are our families too.
I have lived in states
from the East Coast to the West Coast, where severe weather events
are normal, common, repeated occurrences
and we always prepared for them as much
as humanly possible.
So, for all of those people who live out in the
country, on a ranch or a farm, and have animals, why not a place for them
to be safe until the disaster passes?
Oklahoma and many other "tornado alley" states,
often are able to give extensive warnings
of impending dangerous weather, so it could
be possible that there would be time enough to save some, or even all animals on a farm