Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Elephant in the Living-room: Evolving Animal Relations

Elephant in the Living-room: Evolving Animal Relations
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
It is amazing that many believe love, compassion and the ability to grieve is an attribute only people possess – that only humans have a soul, feel pain or form family bonds. In truth, animals trump humans in all of these categories.
If we are to evolve as a species, we first must reunite with the wisdom and grandeur of the circle of life and all our relations. In this, the animals will be our teachers – if we can change our behavior towards them in time.
What do the animals have to teach us about life and love? What have we been overlooking in our arrogance?
With us this hour to delve into this most important topic is wildlife photographer, Larry Laverty. Following a 30 year career as a Hollywood actor, Larry Laverty shifted careers, becoming a professional photographer. This change of priorities was the culmination of a lifelong concern for the environment and wildlife conservation.
His dedication to elephants grew out of a rapidly growing understanding of their gentle nature and of mankind’s unforgivable crimes against them. His book, “Power and Majesty,” is the crest and combination of his longtime passions for photography and writing.
Larry holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Political Science. He supports the work of conservation organizations in Africa through their use of his photographs and ongoing financial contributions.
His website: larrylavertywildlife.com

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