One of the things that I have always loved and been concerned with are the incredible animals that we share this earth with. Animals that in recent years are undergoing enormous environmental changes and still struggling to endure these changes and survive as best they can. Whether the causes are "global warming", human consumption, littering or just the earth's changes I am growing more and more concerned that if these changes do continue they will have an irreversible effect on these beautiful creatures. I think it is so important that we as individuals treat animals with love and dignity at all times. It breaks my heart when I see animals needlessly suffering. Let's teach our kids to see and appreciate the beauty in these wonderful animals.