Vladivoskov,Russia - Sept. 3

My visit to the Tiger and Leopard reintegration 'into the wild' population program was truly inspiring...


It's an honor to be in Russia, where Leo Tolstoy put animal rights on the minds of the world 150 years ago. He wrote "If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."
The world can be a greedy selfish place but let's keep in Tolstoy's spirit by letting Russia's wildlife be free and not enslave animals for our amusement or profit. Our children learn more about them through nature films than seeing them miserably confined, and it sends a harmful message.