Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lending a Helping Hand

photo by Abraham Banda
If an elephant got stuck in the mud, would you help pull it out? I mean, if you could? That is what some people are asking after a baby elephant and its mother got stuck in the fast-drying mud in Zambia. The London Mail reported on the incident, in which workers from the South Luangua Conservation Society stepping in to use ropes and pull the two to safety.

The London Mail quotes one of the rescuers as saying, "Most conservationists believe that man should not meddle with the natural order and that we should allow nature to run her course, however cruel or grim..." However, they simply could not stand by and watch the elephants struggle and die.

photo by Abraham Banda

This story has a happy ending. The pair were rescued and ran off unharmed. For the complete story and more photos, check out Baby Elephant and its Mother by Richard Hartley-Parkinson in The Mail Online.

What are your thoughts? Should we intervene, or leave nature to her plan?

And, join us on our Weight Loss with a Wag Blog Tour. Today's stop, Cindy Lu's Muse, who wants to know if it's okay to give your dog on a diet treats? (But of course!!)
and check out this review on the hysterical Foley Monster and Pocket.

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