Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Animal Communicator

Throughout history, humans have tried to communicate with animals.  Here's a typical example of what happens.  Last year, a woman in Terrace Bay, Ontario, Canada tried to communicate with a lynx:

"Here Kitty Kitty"

Obviously, the young woman's efforts to communicate with the lynx in the video above went nowhere....but note the intelligent patience and forbearance of the lynx! Below, is a video about another woman--with an uncanny ability to communicate with all sorts of wildlife...from birds to baboons.  It's a fascinating video--with an amazing ending.  I highly recommend taking the time to sit down and watch it.  Thanks to Morris108 for drawing my attention to it:

The Animal Communicator

As a pet owner (three dogs and fourteen birds!) I've known for a long time that animals are very smart....much smarter than the not-so-smart humans give them credit for. You can develop the ability to communicate with animals, birds and even fish--on a deep and intuitive level, although I'm nowhere near what the young woman in the above video is at in terms of communication. I have to confess, however, that I never pass a crow on my walks around the neighbourhood without saying hello.

It's long past time that humans took protection of animal and all life on this planet more seriously. The recent movement to accord "personhood" and accompanying legal rights to animals is certainly one step...but with our constitution, courts and legal system being eroded and corrupted at a galloping pace...what does this actually mean? With recent developments--like the militarism of police forces, even humans and society aren't protected by laws anymore.

Still, even small steps are worth while. In the documentary interview about the population of Germany's suffering at the end of WWII that I linked to a few posts ago...the documentary film makers took the extra step of mentioning the suffering that animals endured during the war. I was moved by that effort to expand our compassion beyond humanity.

Philosophers have long identified the fundamental truth--that our ability to care for (and communicate with) the most vulnerable--is the truest measuring stick of our own value and worthiness to exist on this planet.

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