There are many aspects to responding to natural disasters and experts have differing ideas as to which aspect is the most important. Almost all experts however, agree that more must be done in all areas involving preparation and relief efforts in order to respond effectively.
Rebecca K. O’Connor is an exotic animal trainer with a degree in creative writing. A falconer with a lifelong passion for birds and writing, she finds her inspiration hunting in the Southern California hills with a red-tailed hawk. She shares her home with an unruly collection of animals that she refuses to train and gets her best advice from Ty, an African gray parrot who insists he’s a chicken hawk.