Defenders of Wildlife

to be a great nation

to be a great nation
to be a great nation

to be a great nation

In the Visitor Center at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico we encountered the following quote from Senator Clinton Anderson of New Mexico in 1963: "Wilderness is an anchor to windward. Knowing it is there we can also know that we are still a rich nation, tending our resources as we should; not a people in despair searching every last nook and cranny of our land for a board of lumber, a barrel of oil, a blade of grass or a tank of water." We would implore our Senators of 2005/2006 to embrace this philosphy, and know that the wild animals that live in our wilderness, and in our midst, are also an anchor to windward. How can we possibly be a rich nation without embracing the responsibility of protection and preservation for generations to come? Have we become the nation of people in despair?
Our den is full of photograghs of remarabkle places that we have visited to in the United States, and the animals that live there. They warm our hearts, and we cannot imagine our photos becoming historical memories, but rather a legacy for our grandchildren to enjoy as much as we do. We believe that we are meant to share this earth with the wild creatures, not to sit by and allow their demise. We shared our yard with the beautiful bobcat.

 

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