"Humans need nature for the health
and the soul and for peace of mind.
We are part of nature. Within nature
can be found many clues to happiness." Daphne Sheldrick
In an interview by Linda Ruck she asks posed this question to Daphne:
The scientific world believes it is unethical to humanize animals. What
are your thoughts on this ?
"This shows huge ignorance. Elephants, dolphins and whales have almost identical emotions to humans. Others are equally sophisticated but on a different branch of life. For instance, the rhino that stepped out of the dinosaur age whose life is governed by chemistry and scent which we don't fully understand. Antelopes too, who communicate with telepathy and an unspoken language. Some people believe animals are put on earth for our benefit
and enrichment. This is a selfish and ignorant point of view."
"Within nature can be found many clues to happiness. One
simply has to listen look and learn, and by appreciating the
miracle of life on earth, and the beauty of all things natural,
one will discover a panacea to encounter many human
problems -- loneliness, self-pity, boredom and resentment,
to name just a few." Daphne Sheldrick
For animal lovers who are especially in love with elephants, fostering an orphaned elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust organization is one of the best gifts money can buy. To my 5-year old granddaughter, I am giving the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an elephant in Africa by adopting Ajok. This lovely and magnificent elephant was orphaned when he was one week old. His mother was probably killed by poachers. Read all about AJOK here. Click the images below to enter their website.
out there making a bigger difference
in the lives of orphaned elephants." Betsy Seeton
It's hard to feel like there are good ways to help end the suffering that so many animals endure. For me, my heart is warmed by knowing a non-profit organization like the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is out there, spending its donated funds wisely and making such a wonderful difference in the lives of elephants, rhinos and other animals through its years and years of hands on experience. I whole heartedly endorse this organization and ask that you put them at the top of your list when you're seeking to donate to a worthy wildlife organization.