Coyote Pup….Born now in our Maine Landscape….Born with all the Gifts that Nature has bestowed on her …..for her to participate in creating healthy ecosystems here.
SO WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HER….DO YOU HAVE ONE?
When Darwin discovered Nature’s great design of evolution, he was very afraid to publish his findings for many years. WHY? He knew that his findings would challenge the POWERFUL WORLD VIEW that humans were completely separate from the rest of nature, and that all of nature was here for us. Along with this world view were the entrencehed beliefs that non-human beings thus had no feelings, no thoughts, no pain, no grief, no culture, no relationships.
We know now that so much of what we have believed in the past that belonged only to humans….is shared by many highly advanced beings. And Coyotes are one of these advanced beings.
We feel pain….they feel pain. We have fun…they have fun. We play….they play. We grieve for the loss of those we are deeply connected to……they grieve for the loss of their own. We teach our children….they teach their children. We want to live in peace….they want to live in peace.
So it is over 150 years since Darwin shared his findings…. But has our human behavior toward other sensient living beings changed….and if not Why?