Friday, April 26, 2013

W = WILDLIFE


There is no life without all the creatures on this plant, even the creepy and crawling ones. Everything was created and placed on this earth for a reason. Why anyone could think they have the right to destroy it, I do not know. The very idea of knowing how terribly our wildlife is suffering all over the world and the common perception that it is not our problem or that it is okay, sickens me. We cannot simply kill and neglect life and think that it is okay. Yes, we are human, we are supposed to be the most advanced and intellectual life on this planet, but why can we not protect? Why do we have to associate killing our own wildlife as part of our human survival and existence? Why can we not leave a wonderful legacy of natural life for the upcoming generations? Why are they not allowed to see a rhinoceros or a lion in the wild in the next 20 years?

We are so great and so wonderful yet we are killing the world and most things in it, the irony. Though, I am well aware that not all of us are the ones doing the damage. 

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  1. Man is the most advanced animal but also sadly the most arrogant and destructive. I wonder how things will look in just fifty year's time.

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  2. I was thinking about this very thing this morning. We can't save the animals or their habitats but we can save the freaking Twinkie?

    Something is seriously wrong with that.

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  3. Nick - Just thinking about it upsets me. In South Africa people are poaching rhinos at a terrifying pace and I would say in the next 5 years there might be no wild rhinos left. It is truly sad.

    Jai - I agree. At least we few care and that has to count for something.

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  4. Our care of animals, as with our planet, leaves much to be desired.

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  5. I recently saw photos of what poachers do with rhinoceri--when they take their horn, they leave the animal with a terrible wound from which it suffers and eventually dies. It's terrible. I too care about wildlife on this earth. In fact, I worked on salmon recovery for some years, lending my conflict mediation skills to a multi-stakeholder collaboration. Every little bit helps.
    Jagoda

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  6. LD - So very true.

    Jagoda - I think the work you do is wonderful. I wish that there was more that I could do to stop all the poaching.

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  7. It makes me think of poaching and other terrible things that humans do to animals... it's really sad...

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  8. Michelle - Poaching is horrible. I have seen photos of the damage first hand and it is just cruel and sickening. I wish it could all just stop.

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