Why You Should Respect the Space of Wild Animals

Wild animals are inherent elements within nature. Truth be told, humans are as much animals as elephants, apes, and zebras, but more civilized and intelligent in some ways. With that said, all animals should be respected. But some humans get caught up in being at the top of the food chain, making them cocky and uncaring of wild animal matters. Unfortunately, this kind of disconnected, backwards thinking leads to species extinctions and habitat losses. So, to save the world with all of the animals in it, here are several reasons why you should respect the space of wild animals.

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They Were There First

Most animal lineages go back for eons, with evolution leading the way in their development. The same can be said of humans, of course, but the wild animals that remained wild animals were here long before modern humans. So, if you want to base your respect on superiority of a position or premises, animals were there first. You should respect them because this was their home before it was yours. It’s highly unlikely that a wild pack of lemurs would ever wander into your home and set up shop. So, why should you do that to them by building a home in their natural habitat?

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Wild Animals are Stronger, Faster, and More Instinctive

While humans have evolved in what is considered civilization, thousands of species of wild animals have become stronger, faster, and more instinctive. They follow their natures, letting their true selves lead the way in their decisions and thought processes. Wild animals should be respected because they are nature incarnate. They embody everything that humans aren’t, in all of their civilized wisdom.

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You Could Be Destroying an Entire Ecosystem

When you disrespect animals with littering or slaughtering them or their habitats, you could be destroying an entire ecosystem. It’s the equivalent of pouring molten lead into an ant hill just to see the cool effects. You are, in reality, destroying a smooth-run, well-oiled ecosystem in the name of your own entertainment and fun. It’s wrong. Live and let live. It’s gotten to the point where animal protection officials and preserves have to take out animal life insurance to ensure the continuation of a species after an endangered animal dies.

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Despite views to the contrary, humans are not the kings of the world. They are merely inhabitants—the same as any other animal. Respect of wild animals should be a given. And an appreciation for nature should be a passed down trait. Teach your kids that wild animals deserve to live and thrive as much as you do, because compassion will go a long way towards a good life.

Family Emergency Preparedness Food Checklist

Have you had this panic attack every time you read or heard about the earthquake which experts said could strike and isolate Metro Manila? I do. While the family discussed about this in passing, we don’t have a solid plan yet on what to prepare or do when earthquake happens. I told the kids that wherever they may be when earthquake hits the area they should try not to panic and protect themselves (and please try to reach home safe).

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Department of Health Photo: There is a high risk of malnutrition during emergencies like typhoons. What should be in your emergency food stock list to prevent this from happening to you and your family? (Please click on image to enlarge.)

Useful information about emergency preparedness suggests that a family secure a food checklist. The 72-hour emergency kit includes non-perishable goods, medicine, among others, but the food checklist includes a variety of non-perishable and nutritious goods enough to sustain a family for a few days.

Please check on the picture above to find out the necessary goods to stock at home in preparation for emergency situation.

Repost from my other blog:

A special kind of gift

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This holiday season try to make a different kind of gift to someone you don’t know. How about donating a portion of your hair to an organization that produces wig for cancer patients? This may sound new to you. But hair donation has been going on for years now. I’ve mention in my other blog that a friend has donated several inches of her hair for a good cause. She said it is her little way of helping patients needing them. She urges everyone to follow the same. She said those who wish to donate their hair but timid to cut their hair short may wear ultimate looks wigs until they grow back. For someone who lost a loved one to cancer, my friend said hair donation means so much  to cancer patients.

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