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We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err, for the animal shall not be measured by man.

In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston
The Outermost House

King, one of the Great Pyrenees dogs who
guard SkyLines sheep, and his friend Laylah.

 

These eloquent words by Henry Beston struck a deep chord the first time that I read them years ago, and they still resonate. For more information about how I try to put this way of thinking into practice at SkyLines Farm, see the Management Practices pages.

 

 

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