They Are Other Nations

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“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of haven taken form so far below ourselves.  And therein we err and greatly err.  For the animal shall not be measured by man.  In a world older and more complete than ours…gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.  They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.

-Henry Beston

Moose, Cameron Lake2

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