A video honoring Laika …. First dog in space!!

~~November 3, 2014~~ 

I was 7 years old when this happened. I wasn’t aware then. As a matter of fact, I didn’t know about this until today when the video below came through my FB news feeds. It doesn’t cease to amaze me what we humans have done to animals through the ages.


The Sad Story of Laika, the First Dog Launched Into Orbit

Aboard the Soviet’s Sputnik 2, Laika, a dog, became the very first living creature to enter orbit. However, since the Soviets did not create a re-entry plan, Laika died in space. Laika’s death sparked debates about animal rights around the world.

Nov. 3, 1957: The Soviet Union sends the first living creature into orbit 


It was a Space Race victory that would have broken Sarah McLachlan’s heart. On this day, Nov. 3, in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first-ever living animal into orbit: a dog named Laika. The flight was meant to test the safety of space travel for humans, but it was a guaranteed suicide mission for the dog, since technology hadn’t advanced as far as the return trip.

Laika was a stray, picked up from the Moscow streets just over a week before the rocket was set to launch. She was promoted to cosmonaut based partly on her size (small) and demeanor (calm), according to the Associated Press. All of the 36 dogs the Soviets sent into space — before Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth — were strays, chosen for their scrappiness. (Other dogs had gone into space before Laika, but only for sub-orbital launches.)

The mission was another in a series of coups for the Soviet Union, which was then leading the way in space exploration while the United States lagged. Just a month earlier, they had launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. When Laika’s vessel, Sputnik 2, shot into orbit, the U.S. fell even further behind.

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Although they had long insisted that Laika expired painlessly after about a week in orbit, an official with Moscow’s Institute for Biological Problems leaked the true story in 2002: She died within hours of takeoff from panic and overheating, according to the BBC. Sputnik 2 continued to orbit the Earth for five months, then burned up when it reentered the atmosphere in April 1958.

“As it appears in …. full story”




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~~Trentemøller: Moan~~

(Official music video)

~~Uploaded on Feb 6, 2010~~

Official video for Moan, directed by Niels Gråbøl and Ulrik Crone. In memory of Laika (✝1957), the first living creature to enter orbit. Original version of Moan appears on the Trentemøller album “The Last Resort” (2006).


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#GuaranteedSuicideMission #TrentemøllerMoan

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!!



“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my brother” …. a different perspective!!


~~July 25, 2014~~ 

Wildlife Awareness & Conservation

“We are the Voice of the Voiceless”

~~Desert Ellies of Namibia~~

Dedicated to the Desert Elephants of Namibia who are fighting for their lives because of Trophy hunters. We will fight for you.



Wild Heart is a page is dedicated to all the wild animals of the world that are abused, poached, hunted and generally exploited in the name of greed.

The magnificent rhino are being poached into extinction and the elephants and lions are being poached and over hunted. It has to stop.
The kind compassionate people of the world are still the majority. We just have to make them aware of what is happening with the exploitation and decimation of our animal kingdom.

“Sharing is caring”.

All our beautiful animals should be able to roam wild and free, the only way it’s meant to be.





We ALL fight the FIGHT!!


~~He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother~~

Michael North

~~Published on Sep 22, 2012~~

Of all the four legged creatures that wander the earth, African elephants are the biggest, the most revered and the most vulnerable. These towering yet sensitive and gentle mammals are a symbol of the African Wilderness. Let us now, while there is still time, contemplate and behold the African Elephant.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

Cathy, the matriarch of the Abu herd in Botswana, allowed me to stand under her to capture her beautiful amber eyes
Bull elephants fight in Tanzania