<center>こんにちは、私の名前はミシェルです!Kon'nichiwa, watashinonamaeha Misherudesu!
Hola, mi nombre es Michelle!

Think about it. When you eat a piece of meat, you literally eat a corpse, a dead animal. I’m not saying this to “disgust” you or to convince you of anything, just calling things with their names. We have been using the word “meat” long enough to make us forget it is a dead animal. This animal was alive before, and it was raised, and killed, not in awesome ways. --Laura Marie

Now, when I eat, honestly, I am so much happier to tell myself that this meal didn’t cause any murder, does not contain any blood, cruelty, and that nobody is dead for my palate. It is honestly one of the best feelings in the world. --Laura Marie
Men have decided they have the right to determine which species are for us to love and will be lucky as pets, and which ones are destined to end up in a Filet with sauce and potatoes – or which ones can be used and abused for our own entertainment (like the corrida). But if you like your cat, then you should be able to love the same way a cow or a sheep. There is no superior or inferior specie. No specie that deserves hugs and kisses, and the other the death sentence or torture. I can assure you that EVERY animal can be tamed and become a pet, if you wanted to, just like your cat or your dog. Take at random one cow, or one chicken, destined to be killed in the food industry, and bring it at your home, and treat it like your pet. I promise you will start to discover his personality, get attached to it, want to hug it. You would love them just like your pets. There is absolutely NO difference. --Laura Marie

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Bird Diversity2 Animal diversity Various dinosaurs

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Okay, so we've covered the bird orders, but what about the families?

Well, I've got you covered!




This family is the only one in this order, it includes only the ostriches, but some scientists include the other ratites (not including the tinamous) in this order as well, along with the ostrich.

1 genus, 2 species

Rhea americana -Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire, England-8a (1)



Only includes the rheas. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.

1 genus, 2 species

Apteryx australis



Only includes the kiwis. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.

1 genus, 5 species

Southern cassowary



Only includes the cassowaries. Sometimes absorbed into Struthioniformes.

1 genus, 3 species

Dromaius novaehollandiae qtl1


Only includes the emu. Sometimes in Casuariidae.

1 genus, 1 species




The tinamous.

9 genera, 47 species

Total number of ratites: Genera: 14 Species: 60

Chauna torquata -Diergaarde Blijdorp -head-8a



The screamers.

2 genera, 3 species

Magpie Goose444


Only includes the magpie-goose.

1 genera, 1 species

Bec del bec de serra gran (Mergus merganser)


The ducks, geese, swans aka waterfowl/wildfowl.

59 genera, 168 species

Megapodius reinwardt Cairns



The megapodes aka moundbuilders.

7 genera, 22 species

Nothocrax urumutum -head -zoo-8a


The guans, chachalacas, curassows aka cracids.

9 genera, 52 species

Guineafowl - sb616


The guineafowl.

4 genera, 6 species

Callipepla gambelii male


The New World quail (such as the bobwhite).

10 genera, 34 species

Lophophorus impejanus Zoo DU 1


The pheasants, Old World quail, peafowl, tragopans, turkeys, etc.

52 genera, 184 species

Total number of fowl: Genera: 144 Species: 470

Grand total so far: Genera: 158 Species: 530

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