9-Year-Old Girl Arrested On Way To School

9-Year-Old Girl Arrested On Way To School

When a 9-year-old American citizen tried to cross the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials apprehended her, kept her in an isolated room, and grilled her with questions for 30 hours while they tried to see if she was telling the truth or not. She was.

All the confusion happened because the 9-year-old girl named Julia Isabel Amparo Medina, who holds a United States passport, walked across the border with her sibling and two friends, while their parents waited with their cars at the long traffic line.

Julia’s mother Thelma Galaxia was with a friend Michelle Cardenas, and they were returning to the United States from Tijuana from where they live so they can attend school at Nicoloff Elementary School.

Because the line at the border had become so long, Thelma suggested that Julia and her 14-year-old brother Oscar Amparo Medina, and Michelle’s two children, walk across the border and catch an Uber to school so they wouldn’t be late to class. It was 4 am.

However, as soon as Border Patrol saw Julia, they were alarmed. They detained her and her brother Oscar for more than a day, grilling them with questions about their citizenship.

Border Patrol even accused 9-year-old Julia of being another person because they didn’t think she resembled the passport photo.

CBP claimed the child “provided inconsistent information during her inspection.”

That’s why CBP officers locked her up “to perform due diligence in confirming her identity and citizenship.”

After the fiasco was made public, CBP sent their public affairs officer Jackie Wasiluk to release a statement to NBC 7 in San Diego. They were frantically trying to clean up the mess.

“It’s important that CBP officials positively confirm the identity of a child traveling without a parent or legal guardian,” Jackie said.

That being said, Julia and her brother missed class two days in a row. Their mother was frantic to find them.

After the nightmare ended, Julia showed NBC her passport which has a picture of her when she was younger – hence the confusion.

When NBC asked why CBP spent 32 hours trying to confirm the 9-year-old’s identity, they went silen.t

“Some specifics of our techniques for determining the true identity of a person crossing the border are law enforcement sensitive information,” Wasiluk said. “In addition, some details of this case are restricted from release due to privacy concerns.”

Not only was Julia detained for more than a day, but her brother was also accused of being a smuggler. They also accused him of other crimes that he did not understand. But that didn’t stop them from holding him without adequately explaining their concerns.

“My daughter told her brother that the officer told her that if she admitted that she was her cousin, she would be released soon so she could see her mom,” Thelma said.

Julia refused to lie to CBP.

The little girl said, “I was scared. I was sad because I didn’t have my mom or my brother. I was completely by myself.”

CBP then forced Oscar to sign a document claiming that Julia was not his sister. The entire situation was confusing and wrong.

Things need to improve.

I Showed This Video To My Friend Who Smokes And She Quit The Next Day

I Showed This Video To My Friend Who Smokes And She Quit The Next Day

Everyone is well aware of the health risks of smoking, but those who have a regular smoking habit often have a hard time kicking it. After an eye-opening experience, a man was able to quit his pack-a-day habit the same day. All it took was watching a video to help him quit for good. The video, uploaded by North Carolina nurse Amanda Eller, showed a comparison of the lungs of a smoker and those of a healthy person.

The black, cancer-ridden lungs of the person who smoked a pack a day for 20 years looked frightening enough when compared to the vibrant red, healthy lungs. By appearance alone, that might be enough to curb anyone’s smoking habit, but what happened next was beyond illuminating.

Each set of lungs was inflated to illustrate how well a person could breathe, depending on lung health. Notice the red lungs inflate fully and deflate, while the black lungs fail to properly inflate.

According to a report from the Daily Mail: “Smoking raises a person’s risk of developing lung cancer by approximately 23 times and is responsible for 87 percent of all related deaths.”

A woman’s voice is heard explaining, while attempting to inflate the unhealthy lungs: “Because these lungs are COPD, cancerous lungs, the elastance (the ability to rebound after being stretch during inhalation) is gone, so they will stretch out but then the recoil of them just snaps right back.” As a result, unhealthy lungs have to work harder to bring in enough air, which will leave the person feeling breathless.

Many people weighed in with comments on the Daily Mail’s coverage of the video, with one person noting: “Urgh. Absolutely revolting. Why any person would continue to do this knowing what it does to you, just completely baffles me. (And btw – I am a former heavy smoker, but I saw the light and quit. Thank goodness!)”

Another commenter shared this frightening perspective: “I work in a respiratory department where we set up old smokers with ventilators to stop them from dying in their sleep. Keeps them going for the last five years of their miserable lives whilst they rely on supplemental oxygen whenever they want to leave the house. You may think you’re doing no harm but it will catch up with you and your final years will be difficult and frightening. I’ve never had a patient who said they’d do it all again.”

Others, however, tried to reason, noting that we all die eventually, with one commenter sharing: “Seems to me that it doesn’t matter if you smoke or not, you will end up dead one way or another. For example, the healthy lungs belong to someone who didn’t smoke and despite that, they are still dead. The moral of the story is enjoy life and do what makes you happy, you never know what might kill you.”

Another commenter countered that argument, noting: “So many ‘something will get you in the end’ comments. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable and premature death and 30% of cancer deaths. On average, smokers live 10 years less. Life is all about choices and choosing to be a slave to a pointless addiction that makes you smell and kills you and others is a stupid choice. Ask any smoker with emphysema or cancer agonizingly gasping their last breaths on a hospital ward with their loved ones sitting around them.”

If You Ever Go To The Dentist And Then Find One Of These Bumps On Your Hand, Dial 911

All parts of our bodies are interconnected in one way or another. This is why sometimes what affects one area of the body can just as easily spread to and affect a different area of it.

This is something that science and biology have told us for a very long time, but sometimes we still fail to realize that these connections are so strong.

It isn’t always easy for us to register that something that infects through the mouth can cause problems in the heart and show signs of the problem in the hands.

Shortly after a young man from Canada went to the dentist, he began experiencing a variety of strong symptoms.

He had a fever, was experiencing abdominal pain, has lost his appetite and was having trouble sleeping due to night sweats.

He had also developed a painful and large aneurysm on one of the palms of his hands.

Doctors ran some tests on him and diagnosed him with endocarditis, which is a kind of infection that occurs in, on and around the valves inside the heart and the heart chamber lining.

This diagnosis came as a surprise even to the doctors, as the man was only 27 years old and relatively healthy.

They were baffled as to how he’d contracted this infection, but as they ran tests and asked him questions about the past few weeks, the truth began to unfold.

While the man had been at the dentist for some routine dental work, bacteria from his mouth had managed to get into his bloodstream, thus making its way around the body.

Blood culture tests returned positive results for the Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, which is a kind most often found in the mouth. The damage that it had done by traveling through his bloodstream to different parts of the body was shocking, but thankfully, treatable.

More tests showed that there was a mass on man’s aortic valve in his heart which was infected, and he also had dead tissue present on his left kidney and spleen.

The blood vessels in his hand had also been affected, which explains the aneurysm he had in that part of his body.

Imagine: just one trip to the dentist and one rush of bacteria into the bloodstream affected this man’s heart, kidneys, spleen, and blood vessels.

Their spread through all parts of his body had also caused a number of other minor complications.

Luckily, doctors were able to prescribe antibiotics to the man that would clear the infection from this bacteria away, all throughout his body, safely.

But these antibiotics could not repair the damage done to his heart’s valve, and being a valve that controls the blood flow into major arteries, it was vital to act fast.

He had to undergo a major surgical operation in order to fix this.

The man is fine and healthy now, thankfully, but it’s amazing and mildly terrifying to think of how interconnected all the parts of our body are and susceptible this makes us to all sorts of problems.

Take care of your body and treat it well, as you never know how it will be affected by the things you do!

Their Modeling Agency Kept Telling Them To Lose Weight, And Now They Are Fighting For Their Life

Their Modeling Agency Kept Telling Them To Lose Weight, And Now They Are Fighting For Their Life

Everyone knows that teenagers are very impressionable. They can succumb to peer pressure and other types of influence. But when an authority figure or someone they really want to, please tell them they have to do something, teenagers will sometimes stop at nothing to make it happen. Two fourteen-year-old twin sisters are now fighting for their lives because their modeling agency told them they had better lose weight if they hoped to make it in the fashion industry.

The two girls are fighting for their lives because their Russian modeling school urged them to stop eating until they became “living corpses.” Now doctors are working against the clock to keep them alive.

The teenagers developed anorexia because their modeling school told them to reduce their size. Because they developed the eating disorder, Masha and Dasha Ledeneva might not survive. And it seems that 29-year-old Maria Kokhno is ready to fight for the girls and advocate for change in the Russian fashion scene. Kokhno is an advocate for eating disorder sufferers and wants the public to help the Ledeneva twins to get the help they need to fight their horrible circumstances.

Because Russian modeling authorities urged the twins to lose weight, the fourteen-year-olds obeyed. And as they stopped eating to lose the weight, they dropped down to 80 pounds and 88 pounds respectively. Because they were so thin, their bodies stopped functioning, and the twins went into three-day comas. Doctors were not certain they’d come out of them.

If the modeling agency hadn’t told the twins “to reduce weight,” the girls would not have become anorexic and gotten into dangerous territory.

Because the twins were so sickly, doctors didn’t want to risk working on them. In order to find help, they were taken to Moscow where a few highly-trained doctors were willing to take the risk to help the girls survive.

The modeling agency wanted the already-slim teens to lose more weight so “their cheekbones were visible.” If they were able to meet those demands, they would have been given more photo shoots. That’s what the teens wanted more than anything, and they were willing to kill their bodies to get it.

When the girls had gotten too sickly, doctors in their home city of Lipetsk were unwilling to help. The twins had to travel more than 265 miles to a hospital in Moscow to get the treatment they needed to survive.

“Nobody was keen to help the girls, their mother went here and there, hospitals were rejecting them,” Kokhno said. “Masha can stand up, but Dasha is only lying and cannot even lift her head. The mother contacted TV presenter Elena Malysheva and the Nutrition Institute in Moscow, but nobody wanted to deal with ‘living corpses.’”

The girls are still in dire need of help.

“Both twins were told in the (modeling school) to lose five kilos (11 lbs) of weight each, so their cheekbones were visible. Both were about 50 kilos then.”

What do you think about how the modeling industry sent these young twins to the hospital?

People Were Complaining About The Smell, But When We Walked In, Our Jaws Hit The Floor

People Were Complaining About The Smell, But When We Walked In, Our Jaws Hit The Floor

A putrid smell emanated from a building in Toliara, Madagascar. But it smelled so horrible, no one wanted to go anywhere near it. But eventually, the regional head of Madagascar’s environmental agency Soary Randrianjafizanaka could not deny the problem any more. She approached the building and asked the local police officer and an environmental colleagues to join her. She was not comfortable going in there alone.

After obtaining the proper legal documentation, they opened the door. Soary could never have prepared for what was inside. The stench slapped her across the face and left her distraught.

Inside the room, there were thousands of radiated tortoises. This endangered species covered the entire floor and was being hoarded as part of a black market trade scheme.

“You cannot imagine. It was so awful,” Soary told National Geographic.

The tortoises themselves were not stinky. It was their urine and feces that had accumulated on the floor from days of thousands of these reptiles living together.

Soary added, “They had tortoises in the bathroom, in the kitchen, everywhere in the house.”

Soary and her team searched every corner of the home. When they were doing counting the endangered species, they found 9,888 living tortoises crammed in the abode. Among the living ones were 180 dead ones.

Because the tortoises were left in the home, they needed to be removed and brought to a sanctuary. Soary organized the arrival of six trucks. And then the animal rescuers worked around the clock to make trips to and from Turtle Village where the tortoises would find a place to recover. The location is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that was 18 miles from the building where all the life forms were stored.

Over the next few weeks, veterinarian Na Aina Tiana Rakotoarisoa was brought to tears. 574 tortoises died over the next few weeks because they were severely dehydrated and underfed. They also suffered from infections probably due to the fact that they had been abandoned to swim around in their feces and urine. Thankfully, the remaining tortoises survived despite the hellish circumstances.

Authorities are at a loss as to who put the animals through such terror. The owner of the house a woman and two men have been arrested. When authorities arrived, the men were burying dead tortoises on the property. While they were caught in the act, Soary does not know if they’re the masterminds behind the black market plot.

“We don’t know exactly who the big person is, but we know there’s a big boss,” she said.

The president of the US-based Turtle Survival Alliance, Rick Hudson, has stepped up to help the rescue efforts. He admits that the small tortoises would have been smuggled out of the country. The large ones would have been forced to breed.

National Geographic reported that “taking radiated tortoises from the forests is illegal in Madagascar, and a treaty signed by 182 countries and the European Union bans commercial trade of the species.”

Nevertheless, criminals can still find buyers for the rare tortoises. Good thing people like Soary aim to stop them.

Arby’s Employee Spots Helpless 97-Year-Old Vet, Decides To Slip In Something Extra With Meal

At 97-years-old, World War II veteran Doug know what he likes. That’s why he shows up at the Chandler, Arizona Arby’s fast-food restaurant almost every day. There’s hardly a day that goes by that the employees at the fast-food restaurant don’t see the meat lover walking into the establishment for his “regular” order. Because he has become such a staple for the Arizona location, the employees decided they wanted to know more about him, so they sat down and started a conversation with the war hero.

The employees took a moment out of their busy lives to sit down with the veteran and ask a few pointed questions. The first being: “Hey, Mr. Doug, we just want to know what keeps you coming back to this Arby’s location?” reported Fox 10.

Although the employees expected a response that would be fun like how Arby’s knows how to serve meat that he likes, Doug came back with a comment that reminded the workers how short life can be and how we need to appreciate every little thing we have while it is still here with us – because it could all go away tomorrow.

Doug told them that this Chandler Arby’s location was “the only place I can get a sandwich or get something or anything else to eat that doesn’t hurt my stomach.”

Because of his stomach problem, Doug orders the same item every day and sits at the same table chowing it down as if he is part of the clockwork.

Exemplar employee Travis Coye said, “He has a stomach disorder. This is, unfortunately, the only thing he can eat.”

Another employee, Christina Garnage, who has a heart of gold and works as the restaurant manager, said: “He comes in with a walker, as soon as we see him come to the doors, we try (to) grab the doors for him.”

Garnage added that when she started working at the location about 32 months ago, Doug started making it part of his daily routine shortly thereafter.

“He’s gone through a lot being a veteran, coming in, being in a retirement home, but he doesn’t have family,” she said.

Because Doug has been largely forgotten since risking his life for America and the world back in the 1940s, the Arizona Arby’s location has done what the government should have done long ago – they adopted him as part of their family.

This week the Arby’s location called FOX 10 in to snap a photo of the employees presented Doug with a $200 gift card for no particular reason – just to show him that they care. They told him lunch was on them.

“He was shocked, hardly had anything to say,” another manager said.

Because Doug has no one at his advanced age, the Arby’s crew have given him their phone numbers and told him to call day or night. If he can’t make it to the restaurant for any reason, they’ll deliver his favorite meal to his door.

But now the manager has made an offer that Doug cannot refuse – they have awarded him free Arby’s for the rest of his life.

Arby’s Employee Spots Helpless 97-Year-Old Vet, Decides To Slip In Something Extra With Meal

At 97-years-old, World War II veteran Doug know what he likes. That’s why he shows up at the Chandler, Arizona Arby’s fast-food restaurant almost every day. There’s hardly a day that goes by that the employees at the fast-food restaurant don’t see the meat lover walking into the establishment for his “regular” order. Because he has become such a staple for the Arizona location, the employees decided they wanted to know more about him, so they sat down and started a conversation with the war hero.

The employees took a moment out of their busy lives to sit down with the veteran and ask a few pointed questions. The first being: “Hey, Mr. Doug, we just want to know what keeps you coming back to this Arby’s location?” reported Fox 10.

Although the employees expected a response that would be fun like how Arby’s knows how to serve meat that he likes, Doug came back with a comment that reminded the workers how short life can be and how we need to appreciate every little thing we have while it is still here with us – because it could all go away tomorrow.

Doug told them that this Chandler Arby’s location was “the only place I can get a sandwich or get something or anything else to eat that doesn’t hurt my stomach.”

Because of his stomach problem, Doug orders the same item every day and sits at the same table chowing it down as if he is part of the clockwork.

Exemplar employee Travis Coye said, “He has a stomach disorder. This is, unfortunately, the only thing he can eat.”

Another employee, Christina Garnage, who has a heart of gold and works as the restaurant manager, said: “He comes in with a walker, as soon as we see him come to the doors, we try (to) grab the doors for him.”

Garnage added that when she started working at the location about 32 months ago, Doug started making it part of his daily routine shortly thereafter.

“He’s gone through a lot being a veteran, coming in, being in a retirement home, but he doesn’t have family,” she said.

Because Doug has been largely forgotten since risking his life for America and the world back in the 1940s, the Arizona Arby’s location has done what the government should have done long ago – they adopted him as part of their family.

This week the Arby’s location called FOX 10 in to snap a photo of the employees presented Doug with a $200 gift card for no particular reason – just to show him that they care. They told him lunch was on them.

“He was shocked, hardly had anything to say,” another manager said.

Because Doug has no one at his advanced age, the Arby’s crew have given him their phone numbers and told him to call day or night. If he can’t make it to the restaurant for any reason, they’ll deliver his favorite meal to his door.

But now the manager has made an offer that Doug cannot refuse – they have awarded him free Arby’s for the rest of his life.

Janitor Who Is 77-Years-Old Kept Secret For Decades Until Staff Finds Out And Confronts Her

Janitor Who Is 77-Years-Old Kept Secret For Decades Until Staff Finds Out And Confronts Her

No one was expecting from much from 77-year-old Frances Buzzard when she started working as a janitor for Belle Elementary School in West Virginia. Asides the fact that they expected her age to be a constraint, everyone thought she would be just another custodian. But she ended up proving them all wrong by the time she started working.

Buzzard was doing beyond her regular janitorial duties. She would polish furniture till they sparkled and before long, every both staff and students were endeared to this wonderful old woman and her incredible old school work ethic.

But it turned out that this incredible old woman was keeping a very sad secret from everyone. But as the saying goes, nothing can be kept secret forever. One day the principal dug up this part of her life she has kept hidden from everyone for so long and she had no choice but to confront her with the truth.

Buzzard was probably confused when her name was announced over the school’s loudspeaker that she was needed in the cafeteria. She knew all the staff and students were in the hall having an assembly. She complied and went in thinking she was needed to carry out one of her numerous duties.

But what she met when she walked into the cafeteria was well beyond her wildest imaginations. More than 200 students and staff were waiting for her with a surprise celebration for her 77th birthday. It turned out that the principal had discovered that the old woman has never had any birthday celebration all her life and together with the staff and student, decided to do something really spectacular for her on this occasion.

It was the very first birthday party of her life.

She was met at the door with a loud “happy birthday” song then a cart full of cookies and cupcakes were brought in from the kitchen. Frances was given a glittery tiara and a birthday sash before she was guided to a chair at the very center of the room. she was indeed the star of the occasion.

Soon it was time for the highlight of the show. The curtains on one side of the room opened up to reveal a large screen and soon everyone in the room was “aawwing” as slideshow photo documentary of Frances history started plating on the screen. Many of the Photos detailed important historic events throughout her long and eventful life.

One of the photos was that of Frances raising a flag at Iwo Jima standing next to Neil Armstrong on the moon. She was indeed a sassy young lady during her heydays.

Frances recalled growing up in a very poor family where her parents would never afford a proper birthday or even celebrate Christmas.

“I don’t remember any. They didn’t do things like that. We didn’t have Christmas parties either. They would get us fruits and nuts when they could afford it.” she told Charleston Gazette-Mail:

The closest thing to a birthday she could remember was a cold and icy attempt at a birthday party and nobody showed up.

“They had me one, but it was so icy and cold, nobody came.”

But this was payback for all the years she has missed. This lovely surprise was enough to fill in for some of the happy occasions like this she missed when she was young. She was indeed very elated by such a remarkable gesture from the school.

It was a well thought out reward by the principal, staff, and student for such a diligent old janitor. We say thumbs up to them for making the old woman smile like this.

Dad Walks Into His Sons’ Room, Dies From Laughter When He Reads His Note For Him

Dad Walks Into His Sons’ Room, Dies From Laughter When He Reads His Note For Him

Parents will always have their child’s best interests, especially if they are still young enough to decide on their own. As a mom or a dad, it is our duty to step in and do what we have to do to protect our children and their future. We know that these youngsters are not concerned about the future – their future. This is where the parents have to step in.

One time, a teenagers’ grades were too terrible to handle and of course, he worried that he would disappoint his father. They would often encourage him to do good and study more. However, this teen chose to play video games and spend his time online instead. But he knew that his dad had a soft spot for him.

To at least lessen the parental punishment, he wrote his dad a letter and left it for him. He is hoping that this would scare his parents enough that they would forget about his bad grades and just focus on his safety instead. If you are curious what this letter is all about, here are snippets of what he wrote his dad:

“Dear Dad:

It is with great regret and sorrow that I am writing to you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with mom and you.”

He continued to say that he really likes her girlfriend, Stacy, but he knew that his dad would not approve of her because of her piercings, her tattoos, and also her tight motorcycle clothes. He even told dad that Stacy is much older than him!

“But it’s not only the passion dad. She’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy.”

He continued to write that Stacy lives on a trailer in the woods and she has a stack of firewood that would last them for the entire winter.

“We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. I’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with other people in the commune – for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want.”

He is also hoping that science would soon find a cure for AIDS so that Stacy can get better. “She sure deserves it,” he added.

“Don’t worry Dad. I’m 15. I know how to take care of myself. Someday I am sure we’ll be back to visit so that you can get to know your many grandchildren.

Love, your son, Joshua”

This would have been enough to give his dad a heart attack! But before the letter ends, he added a post note. He wrote:

“P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Jason’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report card that’s on the kitchen table. Call me when it’s safe for me to come home!”

This note has been going viral online but nobody really knows who Joshua is! Still, it is fun to share with other people. This joke has surely got everyone on the floor laughing. This smart teen sure knows how to play the emotions of his dad. Sure enough, his dad would forget about his bad grades – hopefully!

Man Sets Free Chained Horse But Has No Clue He’s About To Get The Thank You Of His Life

Man Sets Free Chained Horse But Has No Clue He’s About To Get The Thank You Of His Life

Bond by chains and not been able to move freely, a wild horse was in intense need of some attention and affection. This horse seemed to have been chained on purpose, which has become a common risk factor for horses living in Romania. The animal was tied up in a very uncomfortable position and could hardly even move.

Asides the fact that the wild horse was bond in a very uncomfortable position, the metal of the chain it was bound with was also irritating his skin in a terrible way. Luckily a veterinarian who was going about his business in rural Romania from four paws drove by just in time to find this horse in such a terrible position.

He was uncomfortable with how he met the horse and decided to do something about it. the veterinarian, Ovidiu Rosu who worked Four Paws an organization founded in Austria in 1988, as an animal welfare charity operating worldwide swooped in immediately to save the poor animal who once roamed the wild freely.

Horses both wild and the domestic ones are very gorgeous creatures that are known for their majestic beauty, gait and impressive speed. But sadly, many horses in Romania are not free to run as fast as they would like. wild horses are always bursting with great energy when allowed to run wild, but chaining them up this way is the way their character is gradually altered.

The horse’s freedom had been taken away until Vet Rosu came along to rescue it. At first, the horse tried to get away but couldn’t because of its chains, then it had no other choice than to patiently wait for the veterinarian gets to him. As soon as he brought his equipment to loosen the chains, he noticed something was wrong.

Beneath the chains, the horse’s skin was hurt just as he has guessed, because these chains can be very painful, and they often cut into the horses’ skin. But on the good side, since the horse has not been bond for a long period of time, the care that the Veterinarian gave the horse would help him get better on time.

Asides cooperating with the vet while he tried to free him up, the animal also showed his appreciation in a very incredible way. The grateful horse’s reaction is so touching, you should see it yourself. Seeing the dramatic change in the horse’s behavior as a result of the time it has spent chained up really had an effect on the vet.

This horse from the Danube Delta was so excited to be free. It is really heartbreaking to think that there are so many other horses out there that will still go through this kind of pain. It makes you want to just do something help them.

Organizations like Four paws are already taking part in efforts to help this unkind treatment of the animals. The group operates worldwide and is most prominently present in the USA, Australia and the countries in the European continent.

Asides saving the horses, four paws also run sanctuaries for rescued circus bears and captive lions. One of its aims is to improve the lives of animals across the globe. Its ultimate goal is to create a world in which all creatures are respected and understood.