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52,064.  Burning ash snuffs out life.  Little stirs so close to an erupting volcano.  The surviving animals have a choice: stay and fight or flee the wrath.  (Animals & Volcano)  Life on Fire: Ash Runners, Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,065.  This giant butterfly lives in a land of active volcanoes.  (Animals & Volcano)  ibid.

 

52,066.  Once it [lizard] has locked on to a scent it is relentless.  (Animals & Reptile)  ibid.  

 

 

52,067.  To survive they depend entirely on the mood of the volcano.  (Animal & Volcano)  Life on Fire: Pioneers of the Deep: Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,068.  Once they’ve fledged, Sooty Terns spend the first four years of their lives on the wing.  (Animal & Bird)  ibid.

 

 

52,069.  Every river carries its own unique scent down to the ocean.  Salmon gather to catch the scent and follow the trail upstream to their birthplace.  (Animals & Fish)  Life on Fire: The Surprise Salmon: Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,070.  Salmon sharks have the warmest bodies of all fish.  (Animals & Shark)  ibid.

 

  

52,071.  Nicaragua: in the middle of the long string of volcanoes which make up Central American is home to Masaya – a huge volcano that has been active for over 30,000 years.  (Animals & Volcano)  Life on Fire, Phoenix Temple: Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,072.  Bats have made their home in the volcano’s labyrinth.  (Animals & Volcano & Bats)  ibid.

 

52,073.  Tropical forest has established itself on some of the oldest lava flow … host to a rich diversity of living creatures.  (Animals & Volcano)  ibid.  

 

 

52,074.  Colombia: the tremors in the volcano are increasing, and the heat rising from the fires burning in its heart could explode the ice-cap any day now.  (Animals & Colombia & Volcano)  Life on Fire: Volcano Doctors: Jeremy Irons narrator

 

52,075.  But if the magma is thick and sticky like toffee the gas bubbles can’t escape so the pressure builds up until the magma explodes furiously like a bomb.  (Animals & Colombia & Volcano)  ibid.

 

 

52,076.  Iceland was created by volcanoes … These volcanoes haven’t finished yet.  (Animals & Volcanoes & Iceland)  Life on Fire: Icelandic Volcanoes – Who is Next?  Jeremy Irons narrator

 

 

52,077.  Galapagos: arguably the most pristine archipelago on Earth.  It’s a unique living world … It’s a bizarre collection of creatures.  Each micro world – complex and unique.  (Animals & Galapagos)  Nature’s Microworlds I: Galapagos, BBC 2013

 

52,078.  The integrity of the food chain relies on the few insects pollinating the plants.  (Animals & Galapagos)  ibid.

 

52,079.  Reptiles are a true hallmark of Galapagos.  (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile)  ibid.

 

52,080.  In Galapagos we find unique species everywhere we look.  (Animals & Galapagos)  ibid.

 

52,081.  Darwin’s finches … Different finches each rely on different plants and creatures.  (Animals & Galapagos)  ibid.

 

52,082.  The world’s only tropical penguins.  (Animals & Galapagos & Penguin)  ibid.

 

52,083.  The only sea-going lizard found in the whole world.  (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile)  ibid.

 

 

52,088.  If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.  (Animals & Cat & Dog)  Mark Twain

 

 

52,089.  People speak sometimes about the ‘bestial’ cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.  (Animals & Cruelty)  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

 

50,439.  Generally speaking, our prisoners were capable of loving animals, and if they had been allowed they would have delighted to rear large numbers of domestic animals and birds in the prison.  And I wonder what other activity could better have softened and refined their harsh and brutal natures than this.  But it was not allowed.  Neither the regulations nor the nature of the prison made it possible.  (Animals & Prison)  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead

 

 

52,090.  If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.  (Animals & Soul)  James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

 

 

52,092.  Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell.  Neither do I.  Maybe that’s why we get along.  Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems

 

 

52,094.  For animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death ... and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.  Albert Schweitzer

 

 

52,095.  I believe that the best way to create good living conditions for any animal, whether it's a captive animal living in a zoo, a farm animal or a pet, is to base animal welfare programs on the core emotion systems in the brain.  My theory is that the environment animals live in should activate their positive emotions as much as possible, and not activate their negative emotions any more than necessary.  If we get the animal's emotions rights, we will have fewer problem behaviors ... All animals and people have the same core emotion systems in the brain.  Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

 

 

52,096.  Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption.  They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet.  Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

 

 

52,097.  Hi! handsome hunting man

Fire your little gun.

Bang!  Now the animal

is dead and dumb and done.

Nevermore to peep again, creep again, leap again,

Eat or sleep or drink again.  Oh, what fun!  (Animals & Hunting)  Walter de la Mare, Rhymes and Verses: Collected Poems for Young People

 

 

52,098.  Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.  (Animals & Friends)  George Eliot

 

 

52,099.  He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.  (Animals & Cruelty)  Immanuel Kant

 

 

52,100.  It is much easier to show compassion to animals.  They are never wicked.  (Animals & Wickedness)  Haile Selassie

 

 

52,101.  I believe that animals have rights which, although different from our own, are just as inalienable.  I believe animals have the right not to have pain, fear or physical deprivation inflicted upon them by us ... They have the right not to be brutalized in any way as food resources, for entertainment or any other purpose.  (Animals & Rights) Roger Caras ABC-TV News December 1988

 

 

52,102.  Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger.  Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows 1908

 

 

52,103.  We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.  William Ralph Inge, The Idea of Progress 1922

 

 

52,104.  Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.  Albert Einstein

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