Today is World Rhino Day!!!
Black Rhinos, White Rhinos, Javan Rhinos, Sumatran and Greater One-Horned! #TeamRhino !!!
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace.
Black Rhino Icon
Oil on wood panel, with metal leafing
Any glimpse into the life of an animal
quickens our own and makes it so much the larger
and better in every way.
If Rhino poaching continues at the current rate, they will be gone in the wild within our lifetime. This video is full of information. The music is a little intense (You may want to turn down until the talking starts) but the information is so important. People buy the horns for a range of supposed medicinal purposes but the horn has been proven to have no medicinal value whatsoever.
Here is a video by World Wildlife Fund about the critically endangered species of Borneo: The Sumatran Rhinos. There are estimated 40 left in Borneo. This species has been around for 25 million years, and ... well, you can watch the video.
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril.
Without free animal life
I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
For more informations on Rhinos and how you can help, visit the Rhino page of World Wildlife Fund here.
Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Blessings and light!