When you think about love, if you are like most people, you are just thinking about romantic love between two humans. Time to crack that definition wide open to include all living beings and love that crosses species barriers. If we could clearly see how much other species love life and love others, it might change how we view them. This collection of love stories is the tip of the iceberg. The accounts of other species loving and risking their lives for those they love for their own and other species are countless.
Animals show humans affection as they receive it. Many people do not believe that animals are capable of loving or showing affection. Especially when it comes to wild animals. But fortunately, some people see beyond that point. Such is the case of Anastasia Poznyak, who not only cultivates a love for animals, but also manifests it practically.
Read on to understand more about her pure love for animals and what she has done for them so far.
“I rescued a lynx cub from the fur farm”
“I am a cat person. But somehow it happened that I have eight dogs: six huskies, a Samoyed dog, and a Northern Inuit dog. Obviously, it wasn’t safe to adopt a kitten having this band of doggos. But I wanted a cat so badly! So I started searching for the cat my dogs would be able to get on with.” – she wrote on Bored Panda.
“After a while, I found out that in my country, fur farms still exist. On one such farm, lynxes are bred for their fur. Coats from lynxes’ fur are quite popular in Russia. But the good news was that it’s legal to take a lynx cub from there and to raise it on your own. It wasn’t a hard decision—I adopted a tiny baby lynx whose destiny was to become a fur coat. I named him Geralt after Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher.”