More sudden perishing of wildlife. - 28 Feb 2011  
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Following a series of still-mysterious deaths as thousands of birds and fish were found perished in the United States and Europe, all occurring within days of one another, new mass fatality events have been reported in the past week.

In the Ukraine, dozens of migrating blackbirds were found dead along a highway in Sevastopol with no evidence yet of poisoning or an epidemic. In the United States, both ducks and Canada geese were discovered sick, injured or dead along the Lake Erie shore.

Regional biologists report that the birds have been falling from the sky, then demonstrating difficulty with balance, coordination and motor skills on land. Many perished soon after being rescued, with only a very small number recovering after some care.

Another recent loss occurred when at least 43 lifeless dolphins were found within close succession of each other along the US coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, many of them babies. The total is an alarming 12 times higher than the past 30-year average for this time of year, with a 2010 increase in fatalities before the major oil spill that further indicates another cause.

It saddens us to know of these further losses and suffering of our avian and mammal friends. We thank those working to understand and help the wild animals and pray that humanity responds with caring actions to restore the lives and balance of our co-inhabitants and the Earth.

Supreme Master Ching Hai has often spoken about the messages sent by the animals to caution humankind about how they are endangering the planet, as in response to a question during a February 9, 2011 videoconference in the USA to help shed light on these distressing incidents.

California, questioner: There has been mass dying of animals reported in the United States, and other parts of the world (Supreme Master Ching Hai: Right.) during the past few months for reasons not (Supreme Master Ching Hai: Right, right.) completely explained.

Such as the two million dead fish in Maryland, USA; 4,000 to 5,000 birds falling from the sky in Arkansas, USA. Hundreds of dead birds in Italy; and 40,000 crabs on the beaches in, of England. A Chinese animal telepathic communicator spoke to one of the birds in Arkansas, USA, who said that day, the animals had sought permission from God to sacrifice themselves in that way, and that they were doing it to awaken humans to the sad state of the environment. Master, is this true? And has it been impactful?

Supreme Master Ching Hai:  It's true, and it's so sad, so sad. But the impact is not even enough. Humans are still asleep in their habitual ways of life. That is the sad thing. Even if they cannot explain why the birds or the fish die, they're still thinking of something else, instead of the spiritual way.

Instead of asking themselves about their way of life, they'll be blaming on something else. I'm so sorry for these animals. But, even then, if they die like this, it's still better than those who are raised in factory farming, and die every day slowly.

Or being harassed, or being tortured all their life. I cannot believe that I am living in this kind of world, that humans are torturing, killing, harassing each other, and then torturing, killing and harassing animals also. It seems beyond imagination that we as humans, the children of God, can be so blind.

So blind to reality, and so suppressing our own compassionate nature that we could even degrade our self into doing such kinds of things, and feeling okay about it. It's not okay at all. We are not civilized, not civilized enough.