"Humans need nature for the health
and the soul and for peace of mind.
We are part of nature. Within nature
can be found many clues to happiness."
The interviewer, Linda Ruck, asked Daphne Sheldrick, "The Scientific world believes it is unethical to humanize animals. What are your thoughts on this?"
"This shows huge ignorance. Elephants, dolphins and whales have almost identical emotions to humans. Others are equally sophisticated but on a different branch of life. For instance, the rhino that stepped out of the dinosaur age whose life is governed by chemistry and scent which we don't fully understand. Antelopes too, who communicate with telepathy and an unspoken language. Some people believe animals are put on earth for our benefit and enrichment. This is a selfish and ignorant point of view." Read more
"Within nature can be found many clues to happiness. One
simply has to listen look and learn, and by appreciating the
miracle of life on earth, and the beauty of all things natural,
one will discover a panacea to encounter many human
problems -- loneliness, self-pity, boredom and resentment,
to name just a few." _Daphne Sheldrick