Sunday, November 27, 2005

CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!

Two cheetah cubs have been RESCUED! US troops and an Ethiopian veterinarian went to the village where the cubs were being abused and took custody of the brother and sister cheetahs. They were then flown to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for treatment.

The plight of the two defenseless cubs was written about around the world, including our very own Mike's America. Today the story has a happy ending...so far. The female cub has an eye infection from the injury suffered when one of the poachers that killed the mother kicked her in the face.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals and can run at speeds upwards of 70 mph for short distances. The greater speed came with sacrifices, though. "With its weak jaws and small teeth, the price it paid for speed, it cannot fight larger predators to protect its kill or young," according to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. But not even cheetahs can outrun the evils of man. It is doubtful these two cubs will ever live the life of cheetahs in the wild, but we hope they live without abuse and fear as all children should.

Terrorism takes many forms and when US Soldiers of our Counterterrorism Task Forces discover it they stamp it out quickly. In this case, the victims were not of the human variety, but they needed help and they got it without hesitation. That is the kind of response I expect from my fellow Americans. Whether people in need or animals in need, America is there to give aid and comfort.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

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