And there she still is; and so it hasn’t worked.
Conserving a bird species, then, by dedicating the vast majority of your time and effort to the human communities that share space with it.
It is a singular relationship, that which exists between humans and lions.
Nothing beside remains. Something beside remains.
“Let’s cool it, Brothers…”
That the first tentative steps toward deep, eventual friendship, informed by a self-interest in easy food as those steps may have been, were taken, willingly, by wolves.
I have, for so long now, found so little wild, so few pockets without their shadow, and so few of the wilder, natural prey. They are not within my grasp.
Trying, some desperately, some half-heartedly, to weave themselves back into the web that they severed themselves, at once with vicious intent and complete indifference, from.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is fantastic. The word “perfect” is fairly useless, and wouldn’t really be true if used, but, even after repeat viewings and time to reflect, the film makes me feel like using it. It is exactly what it should have been, needed to be.
The most unique, superlative, the most innovative, inimitable, the most skilled, fastest, the greatest heavyweight and greatest boxer there has ever been, across weight-classes, across decades.
Sometime around two thousand years ago, somewhere within that place just beyond the northeast of Africa, to some family unknown and unnamed, a child is born.
Fear, anger, hate, suffering.
The point, however, is – even without that, even in the best case scenario where military dogs are truly cared for and about, before, during, and after service, respected, treated as equal, awarded and celebrated as equal, mourned as equal (and I believe this scenario is generally the case), even then the question remains: should they ever be there in the first place?
Nobody has ever come to the conclusion that The Beatles are overrated through the process of actually listening to their albums, reading about their work, lives, and the context surrounding it all, and generating an understanding of the topic.
Trophy hunting has been around an awful long time, and for that entire time lions have been the most prized trophy of all. If it hunting lions is conservation, then it is the longest running conservation project that I know of, and, given the current state of lion populations, a somewhat unsuccessful one at that.