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~1 million animals died

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:02 pm

Just wanted to let you know hat the A. fires occupied a lot of space in our news here.

Not only the human suffering, but also the high number of animals which died in the fires.


We are being kept updated here on how for instance Koala bear Sam is doing.

It was very moving what the ranger said, when he found her.

A compassionate goodhearted man.

I wish all the injured animals a quick and complete recovery as well.

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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby appicchato » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:35 pm

Annabel wrote:Koala bear...


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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:30 pm

Why is that ooops?

We call them Koala Bär. Don't you? Just ' Koala'?
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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:02 pm

Koala is fine. Koala Bear is what they were used to be known as. Older generations know koalas as koala bears but koalas aren't bears but a different order and are marsupial.

Please also keep in mind that 181 people have been confirmed dead with the death toll expected to sharply increase.
Nearly 2000 homes destroyed and 7000 people made homeless.
We are being told that the gippsland fires are the worst peace-time disaster in our country's history.

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A mother and her two boys were found dead in this car

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Near Jeeralang

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POLICE have been unable to find any trace of the bodies of some of Black Saturday's victims because the fires were so prolonged and intense.

With one academic estimating the fire temperature reached 1200 degrees, police fear they may never be able to formally identify some victims reported missing by relatives. More than 150 forensic police are continuing to painstakingly search the ruins of Marysville, north-east of Melbourne, where about 100 people are believed to have perished.

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And some of the dead or missing...

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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:18 pm

Tragic, terrible events. I sure hope the fires stop and people can re-build their lives. Thanks for the photos, Ben; a photo is worth a "1,000 words" -- a 1,000 words of metta, that is. Beautiful place, beautiful people.
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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:24 pm

Please also keep in mind that 181 people have been confirmed dead with the death toll expected to sharply increase.
Nearly 2000 homes destroyed and 7000 people made homeless.
We are being told that the gippsland fires are the worst peace-time disaster in our country's history.


What makes you think I am NOT aware of this?

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Re: ~1 million animals died

Postby thornbush » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:30 pm

A very sad tragedy for all sentient beings :(

May those beings who suffer be free from suffering.
May those beings who are in fear be free from fear.
May those beings who are in grief be free from grief. :namaste:
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So mortals idly mourn the loss of those they love.
No friends' lament can touch the ashes of the dead.
Why should I grieve? He fares the way he had to tread." :namaste:
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May the survivors be well and happy :namaste:

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