“You’ve got 10 minutes,” said the President of Mission Blue. She guided me to Dr. Earle (known as “Her Deepness” at the New York Times), who smiled at me as I sat down.
“I’ll make this quick,” I said, opening my notebook. “You were the rapporteur for the 2012 People’s Summit at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, where you had a major role in promoting ocean conservation. So my question is, why isn’t ocean conservation on the agenda for COP21?”
The Doctor grinned. “I’m not the right person to ask, because I’m asking the same question. It’s baffling,” she said. “At the conference, the headline was, ‘What is the future we want?’ That’s still the question. We have the answers, but we’re a little slow at putting those answers to work.”
Le Petit Palais, site of the Earth to Paris summit, December 7, 2015. (Photo Credit: Pierce Nahigyan)
If you’re a fan of the ocean, and a semi-decent reporter, you do your best to wipe the stars out of your eyes when Sylvia Earle looks your way. The woman possesses an uncanny aura, as if all that time spent under the ocean has altered her chemical structure. She speaks like the ocean, soft and sure, and yet the words are as trenchant as the tides. I was fortunate enough 上海龙凤上海419论坛
On the brink of death, after spending 10 years living in a cramped, filthy cage in a puppy mill ― where he’d lost an eye when his cage was power-washed ― Harley was finally freed. He immediately received much-needed medical care and found love with a special family. And he thrived.
To the surprise of the veterinary community, this strong-spirited little six-pound Chihuahua continued going strong in spite of medical conditions which were the result of his years living in a cage. For five years following his rescue, Harley worked hard educating children and adults alike about puppy mills. Harley had personally participated in the freeing of more than 700 dogs from puppy mills across the Midwest and raised the money that gave freedom to hundreds more.
Harley always seemed well aware that his life had a purpose. Whether it was a fundraiser in his honor that drew 2,000 people, or visiting an elementary school classroom to educate our youngest generation about where pet store puppies really come from, Harley’s magical personality grasped the hearts of all who met him. He’d been featured on the cover of popular magazines and on television and radio, and was considered a social media sensation.
Sadly, Harley passed away on March 20, 2016… but his legacy lives on. This little one-eyed dog is known worldwide. Harley continues to inspire hope and confidence in people of all ages who are able to relate to his less-than-perfect appearance, and he continues to be the voice for the hundreds of thousands of dogs living in cages in puppy mills today. #HarleysDream