A stubborn swan, an happy goose, and Brexit

Ref: BBC, Feb 21st, 2017: ‘Stubborn’ swan blocks M27 at Fareham Goose: Hawk, today I have a story that will finally prove that geese are more intelligent than swans. Hawk: did you doubt it? Goose: no, of course not, but swans always believe they are better than everyone else. You know how they are. Hawk:…

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Heron and mixed couples

Heron: Woman-tree, I have a question for you … Woman-tree: Heron, what a surprise, how did you manage to land here? Heron: I walked, didn’t you see me coming? I cannot fly where you are, so I didn’t have any other options. Woman-tree: what is it you want to tell me, for you to come here hat…

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Do you need to be human to have rights?

Ref: BBC article of April 5, 2017: Could making the Ganges a ‘person’ save India’s holiest river? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-39488527 Goose: Hawk, before I leave, here’s another story … Hawk: … oh, you’re leaving! Are you going south? Goose: yes, and a little further to explore new countries. You don’t want to hear my story from…

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Stick and his friends

Bird: he, Stick, you’re back! We haven’t seen you in the Domain for ages! Stick: I know, I know, I was quite busy. Bird: You mean, you were spending your time with Baguette? Stick: yes, that’s right, but I didn’t forget my friends, and I’m back! Bird: did you have a fight? Stick: no, not at all, we have…

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Is it better to be protected or free?

Following a decision made by the Taiwanese government to ban the consumption of dogs and cats (see BBC article, April 11, 2017: Taiwan bans slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39573426), Goose and Hawk wonder whether it’s a real progress, or just a superficial change. Goose: Hawk, do you hear me, do you…

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