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[Ecosystem] [Book Review] The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for The Animals We Love

by Eco Generation | 05-03-2014 10:53 Comments 17 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations

The Ten Trust_cover
Title: " The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for The Animals We Love " 
Author: Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff 
Editorial House: Harpercollins 

Summary of the content
Jane Goodall is one of the most biggest conservationists in all the world, in this book Dr. Jane Goodall reminds the important of the relations between the human and the none human animals "many animals have personalities, minds, and feelings — that their individual lives matter in the scheme of things.' This great book is about the dangerous consequences of the human need to subjugate and control animals. Goodall notes: "Our domination of other animals is all but absolute. Not only can we kill them in the wild and destroy their homes, but also we can exert control over even the greatest of them.
 We know how to use pain to subdue and control. There are bulls, pigs, and camels with rings through their noses. There are cattle prods to send cruel stabs of pain through rebellious captive bodies. There are capture guns to anesthetize. There are whips and spurs to strike and goad. And, as a last resort, guns that kill."
 Goodal and Bekoff are outraged by the cruel treatment of animals in zoos, game farms that rent out animals for photography and filming, factory farming, the fur industry, animal experimentation, the slaughter of animals for body parts, the bush-meat trade, ecotourism, the extermination of so-called predators, and genetically modified food and drugs.
 And, of course, as a consequence of human population growth, the destruction of animal habitat and the global rate of species extinction are the highest they have been for the past 65 million years. What can be done to care for the animals we love' Goodall and Bekoff have come up with ten trusts: 
1. Rejoice that we are part of the Animal Kingdom. 
2. Respect all life. 
3. Open our minds, in humility, to animals and learn from them. 
4. Teach our children to respect and love nature. 
5. Be wise stewards of life on earth. 
6. Value and help preserve the sounds of nature. 
7. Refrain from harming life in order to learn about it. 
8. Have the courage of our convictions. 
9. Praise and help those who work for animals and the natural world. 
10. Act knowing we are not alone and live with hope. 

We can live in peace and harmony with all the earth's creatures once we give up the shibboleth of human superiority over animals.

Opinion and impression
This book changed my life and my view of the deal we have with nonhuman animals and the earth.
 I believe that the earth needs more than ever to our work to achieve a harmony , made me think of many things this book as like the relationship between human and the nature... 
 The word "human" is an amazing word, we are considered the most intelligent specie of the planet. However the human are the worst, what do we do in this world' What is our mission in the world'
 It is apparently our mission to end slowly with the world and its species, but perhaps this planet is not ours...
 Many animals lived before us, their care is in our hands and all I've done is invade their territory and destroy their home.
 We are ignored your pain and situation of the animals, The human are an animal and nature kidnapper, murderers, and yet the animals and nature are accepted us.
 We are the only species that attacks , kills, destroys and extinguishes other animals by ambition or just for fun, the world is all , the earth is dying and does not have many forces, despite everything , in the planet exist people who have given their maximum efforts and chance the cruelty by love, they are true heroes, this book made me understand that the planet dies with us, we are millions who can transform the world and achieve true balance, as species has conquest the sea, moon , planets, but we are not able to conquest our hearts and do the good, and so the day that humanity ceases to exist and some other species dominate our planet, this species should know that we were a species that fall and wrong, but they got up and remedy their mistakes, the planet expects a change, time is short. .. the world needs us. 

Comment of recommendation
'Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.' - Jane Godall 

Recommended by Angel Daen Morales Garcia from Mexico


Houra Yousefi

  • Houra Yousefi says :
    love to read this book anytime soon. thanks for the amazing book review.
    Posted 25-07-2020 12:46

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Well written!!
    Appreciable one!!!
    Posted 31-03-2020 02:28

Mugisha  Derrick Emmanuel

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Nicely written Loved it...
    Posted 05-02-2018 10:17

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Such a inspiring words:
    'Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.' - Jane Godall

    Posted 05-02-2018 10:15

Chabala Chisenga

  • SOMO GUYO says :
    What an excellent conservationist.In general,in the study of wildlife behaviour mankinds just will have to appreciate the wildlife as their adjacent relatives,since they too use instinct and behaviour when it comes to breeding,reproduction,foraging,lets say they also have feelings such as caring,suffer when exposed to threat.Therefore we should consider them the way we consider human being when it comes to necessities and basic needs.We usually grief when our rights are being abused,then be justy and save our wildlife
    Posted 08-07-2016 19:28

Prakriti Dhakal

  • says :
    Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 27-11-2015 14:37

  • says :
    On your words of commendation 'Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.' - Jane Godall. Such beautiful words =)

    Posted 27-11-2015 14:37

  • says :
    Nice one! :)
    Posted 25-11-2014 18:23

  • says :
    i have studied about her biography. She tries many times to complete her mission and she really love chimps. She used to put the bananas in her tent while she was in Africa and those chimps came into her tent. Later on, they became friends
    Posted 22-11-2014 18:22

  • says :
    Thanks for your book review, we must do more and more to protect animals on the Earth
    Posted 22-11-2014 02:57

  • says :
    Jane Goodall,one of the most respectable women in the field of zoology
    Posted 14-11-2014 14:58

  • says :
    Thanks to all :) For me Jane goodall it's one of the most important environmental heroes of all the world
    Posted 10-03-2014 10:15

  • says :
    It challenges my conventional view on animals. Thank you so much for great recommendation :)
    Posted 06-03-2014 16:25

  • says :
    Great read and congratulations your book review/recommendation made it.
    Posted 05-03-2014 15:23

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