Monday, August 25, 2008

Wisdom of the Wild

One of my favorite Sunday shows is Nature (on PBS) and this week they aired my favorite episode so far: Wisdom of the Wild (according to my TIVO, it's also scheduled on KLCS for Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 8PM, so check your local listings... you might be able to still catch it!) In this program, they highlight the incredible abilities of chimps, horses, elephants, dolphins... and even insects, and focus on how we can use these other species as models for improved health, efficiency, and empathy. By treating an animal with respect and consideration, much can be learned and shared, whether that animal be a dog, cat, frog, dragonfly, or... human :)

Warning: Animal-loving viewers are sure to be teary-eyed throughout (in a heart-warming way!), so have your Puffs Plus on hand. Also, there is footage towards the very end of the program that briefly shows a very sad clip of lab chimps being used in hepatitis trials (if you're like me, you may want to close your eyes during that part of the scene...)

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