With the help of Knowledgeable and Caring people from around the world, Cousins Conservancy protects Innocent Natural Animals, the Sacred Natural Earth and the Important Natural Heritage of Children by purchasing lands and preserving them as Nature Sanctuaries.
Cousins Conservancy informs and educates people, exposes harmful and destructive actions, and attempts to affect policy and law at all levels of government regarding Nature.
From Hallowed to Holocaust
Animals are the ultimate Wonders of our Universe,
created from the elements of Mother Nature,
born in the union of Life and Consciousness,
cradled in a past Earthly Paradise, struggled and
evolved over millions of years to become
competent Living Beings.
Now, each day, billions of innocent and
defenseless Animals, natural and genetically
manipulated, experience pain, fear,
neglect, harassment, stress in factory farms,
slaughter on roads, torture in laboratories,
merciless trapping and hunting, habitat
annihilation and world-wide Species
genocide, at the hands of humans.
Natural Animals are amazing for their Beauty, Variety, Complexity and Ability, both physically and mentally. Advanced Animals are intelligent, emotional, curious, competent and respectful and are capable of tolerance, affection, grief, intuition and reason. Many Animals in groups display sophisticated social and inter-personal skills such as cooperation, strategy, reciprocation, compliance and altruism.
Natural Animals have self-worth and intrinsic value. They go to work every day determined to find food, protect their families and defend their homes and territories. They consciously make decisions, overcome challenges and persevere, showing a will to live and a spirit for life. All natural Animals have common and basic needs. Just like fish need water and birds need air, natural Animals need unhindered access to large and connected areas of the Sacred Earth, preserved in its Natural state, in order to find food, mate, raise their young and complete their very Essence of Being. Animals have the inherent right to live Naturally and Free.
Thousands of years ago our hominid ancestors slowly reached a threshold in biology and neurology. Bipedalism, dexterous hands and large brains allowed Homo Sapiens Sapiens (you and me) to intricately and extensively manipulate Nature, better control our destinies and achieve a high degree of intelligence and sapience.
But just how sapient are we when we selfishly, excessively and unnecessarily cause and allow pain, fear, injustice and indignity to innocent, defenceless and less intelligent beings, and destroy most of our one and only Sacred Natural Earth? These are ignorant and cowardly acts, and not acting in a significant way to stop the cruelty and destruction is complicity. Having respect and compassion are greater examples of intelligence and sapience than the ability to do mathematics or build cars.
Animals experience pain, fear, suffering, neglect, harassment, stress, hardship, thirst, hunger, fatigue, exhaustion, injury disease, aging and death. It's time we intelligent and sapient humans ACT to preserve our Sacred Earth and protect Innocent Animals.