The quote used in the comic is taken from The Sense of Wonder, Carson’s essay on how to nurture a child’s love of nature. Carson writes about her own experiences with her nephew – their strolls on the beach in search of ghost crabs, long walks in the woods looking for foxes or Christmas trees – and in the process shares her philosophy about instilling a love of nature in a child.
The National Humane Education Society - 11 Lesson Plans - All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize, This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves
Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good About The Book: The recognition of animal pain and stress, once controversial, is now acknowledged by legislation in many countries, but there is no formal recognition of animals' ability to feel pleasure. Pleasurable Kingdom is the first book for lay-readers to present new evidence that animals - like humans - enjoy themselves.