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Laura C.

"Cherish and preserve biodiversity"

Owen Sound, Canada
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 24, 2005
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....just some interesting stuff:

  • 1:1:14 - ratio of species of BIRDS: BUTTERFLIES: MOTHS in U.S. and Canada (R.T.Peterson in Covell 1984)   

  • During the glacial events of the last 2 million years, Eastern North America lost 19 genera of birds and 46 genera of mammals like mammoths, saber-tooth cats, giant beavers and ground sloths BUT only one reptile (a giant tortoise) and no amphibians!  (Harding 1997)- sad that humans have been more destructive to herps in the last 200 years than a mile high sheet of ice has for 1.8 million years. 

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    -- Mohandas Gandhi

    Men who have practiced tortures on animals without pity, relating them without shame. How can they still hold their heads high among human beings?
    -- Samuel Johnson

    Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
    -- Albert Einstein

    "If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."
    --Albert Einstein

    Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
    --Arthur Schopenhauer (philosopher)

    When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.
    --Buddha (563? - 483? B.C.)

Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon, which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.
--His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet (1935-)

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Hometown Sudbury, ON 
Birthday Feb 07  
Languages English  
About Me Curious and Thankful
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Pets 4 cats and 1 dog  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me
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What Gives Me Hope knowing there are people who love the wild things as much as I do
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Create reptile, amphibian and other animal crossings on all roadways. Ensure that all public buildings are bird safe.
What/who changed my life and why The Lorax, Watershipdown, Diversity of Life
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models mother, E.O.Wilson, Dr.Seuss, Rachel Carson  
Quotation The biologist JBS Haldane was supposedly asked once if he could say anything about God from his study of nature. Haldane replied He must have an inordinate fondness for beetles.
Interests pets, Wildlife, Art/Design, Biodiversity, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Children, Ecology, Environment, Evolution, Gardening/Farming, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Marine Studies, Mind/Body/Spirit, Music, National Parks, Paleonto  
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Favorite Places Pop's barn and ~ 1, 000 others  
Can't Live Without wilderness, water, binoculars, books and beer  
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