Mike Williams described the burning pain he experienced as he swam through leaking oil, away from the burning Deepwater Horizon to safety. How many sea animals are out there suffering this burning pain before dying? My heart is aching for what has and is happening to our Gulf birds, fish, sea mammals, insects, reef life -- to our beautiful, alive ocean. The eggs of the migratory birds that may never see life. The wetlands and fragile shores. These photos from the Huffington Post are not pretty, but I want somehow to honor the innocent animals, the animal lives taken that we'll never be able to count because they will sink to the bottom of the sea -- those who may become extinct as a result of this horrific human-caused tragedy.
For what has and is happening to you, I am so, so sorry ...
Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life
DWAA 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award Finalist