A Life Spent Caring for Animals
There is something sensational about lives of extraordinary achievement by normal, everyday individuals. Daphne started her extraordinary mission in 1977, thought it can be said she had been preparing for it all her life by caring for animals that came into her care.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the best run charitable organizations that I know and I personally support their valuable work. None of this would have been possible had Daphne not persevered to discover the formula for elephant milk and other techniques that have aided the conservation effort.
Some people really do have greatness thrust upon them and such people tend to make the best leaders for their cause as their motives are pure and not tainted by personal ambition. We all owe a great deal to Daphne for helping conserve our precious planet.
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”
— Gene Roddenberry
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta