All living beings have a right to life, to be themselves, to grow, to flower, to create seed, to fade and withdraw as planned. The dandelion, oak, honey bee, corn, elk, butterfly, wolf, raspberry, hawk, oat, mussel, egret, grasshopper, maple, ant, frog, the violet, panther, owl, spider, ivy, the heron, grape, the whale, juniper, kelp, snake, the loon, cotton, eel, deer, quail, the turtle, beet sturgeon, mullein, worm, mushroom, turkey, the bear, mouse, otter, etc., all have a part in creation. As do the waters, the rocks, the micro organisms, the wind, the air, the soil, the minerals.All are to be respected, thanked and honored for their contribution to life.This all includes Planet Earth, Gaia, who has graciously hosted us all for millennia and who daily provides for our needs. Mother Earth must maintain herself in order to be able to provide for us. As a result of the disrespect shown her by humans, Earth, from time to time, undergoes her own cleansing and rejuvenating. During these times we may suffer some discomfort and inconvenience.