Monday, September 22, 2014

World Rhino Day 2014

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.
~Albert Schweitzer 

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.
~John Muir

If Rhino poaching continues at the current rate, they will be gone in the wild within our lifetime. 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.
~Alice Walker

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.

Thank you!

Blessings and light!


martinealison said...


Un très bel article qui me sensibilise... J'avais fait une peinture et un billet concernant la cause du rhinocéros.

Gros bisous♡

donna baker said...

Thanks Lucinda. Hopefully, this will make someone donate to our wildlife conservation groups. One voice usually isn't heard, but many will be.