Who Cares If It’s Endangered Species Day?

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One of our Florida green treefrogs

 

So there you are, thinking, not another ” special day. ”

I don’t even get a day off of work for it, so why should I care?

But you should care, do you know why?

In our lifetime, hundreds of species have already become extinct and they are going away at such an alarming rate, that even confirmed optimists are becoming concerned, even downright worried, that we may lose so many, that eventually our planet will, as the scriptures supposedly say, ” be inherited by the insects.”

It seems that insects are just about the only thing that all of our pesticides, or insecticides, don’t wipe out, one way or another.

And if you’re thinking “oh well, the chemical companies will save us with better, stronger, insecticides,”  hello, this has become our biggest problem. The insecticides now being produced by Monsanto, Bayer and others, have been so over used, for so many years, that the bugs have become immune to them and are well on their way to becoming super bugs, that eventually will respond to nothing that is thrown at them.

So, while you’re digesting that cheery thought, think on this, all of the animals whose diet primarily consists of insects, are the exact ones that are the most endangered and are becoming extinct: the bats, the bees, the birds, the frogs, the list goes on and on.

These wonderful, fragile creatures, are what stands between us and the hordes of marauding insects, who are so anxious to take over our world.

To repeat, countless mammals, birds, bees and amphibians, are leaving this world precisely because of the overuse and wide-spread blanketing of our planet with poisons.

So, here’s an idea for all of us on this, ” not traffic stopping, just another day, ”  or  Endangered Species Day.

Think what your/our world would be like, if the insects were all that was left here, besides us.

If that thought doesn’t motivate you to get involved and pick an animal, or species to care about, come on down to Florida and spend a week in the Everglades in August and see what the future could be like for all of us.

As for me, I will keep pounding on this little Vaio ’til my fingers bleed or I croak, hoping that somewhere, somehow, I will reach you and you will be affected enough to care and get involved.

The future of this planet as we know it, is on you, on me, on all of us.

So, the question remains, what will we do?

Endangered Species Day

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Who Cares If It’s Endangered Species Day?

  1. No disrespect intended but… People can’t get away from the news to know there are matters that really do matter to the whole. If one species dies, the next link in the food chain becomes weaker until it finally breaks. Those links that support the human race are fastly breaking.

  2. Thank you for drawing our attention and concerns for our endangered species, We need to spread the awareness with commitment. In India sadly our magnificent ‘Cheetah” was declared extinct way back in 1947. Ohur Black buck too is endangered.

    Many thanks for this post. Regards.

    • You Honor me with your kindness.

      So many suffer in silence, while we ignore their cries.
      What kind of species are the Humans who allow these things to continue?

      I have a page that I wish for you to see,
      I believe that it may be of interest to you,
      and hope that it does not offend:
      http://www.tahtonka.com/gandhi.html

      Would like your feedback on it, please?

      • It is thoughtful of you to share an inspiring narrative on Mahatma Gandhi. Yes it revived many of the anecdotes which made him what he was. However the big question is have our people lived up to his ‘ideals’? The answer would surely be ‘No’. We cannot aspire to change the world but we need to look within and remember what Gandhiji had said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

        We need to pick up a social cause which is close to our heart and go for it – make it our quest. You already have set a beautiful example – spreading awareness through you writings.

        With kind regards and good wishes,

        Dilip

  3. I’m so glad you posted on this… I meant to honor it, and got sideswiped with %^!!!!. I remember thinking…what to highlight? What endangered species here to display? With education and knowledge comes empathy and action towards the plight of the threatened species that share this planet; species that have *all* the same rights to it as we do. It’s time we respect them *all* instead of destroy, destroy, destroy.

    Thanks again for bringing this to light; the more that is shone upon it, the better. 🙂

    • Thank you most compassionate one.
      Am merely the messenger here.
      My home is not being destroyed and stolen, nor my sources of food
      and water turned into yet another Wal Mart or Sam’s Club.
      We have taken all that they have and when they show up at our doors we call
      Fish and Wildlife to come kill them, anything, ” just get them out of my yard.”

      • You’re so completely right…. It’s just a VERY simple shift of perspective, which is what’s so mindblowingly frustrating.

        This is their home; they were here first; it behooves us all to care for it properly by not dumping concrete all over the place unnecessarily.

  4. Just a short PS to this last comment, at this very moment in the “Florida Room” where I am writing,
    there is a dove with an injured wing healing, who will one day soon go back out to her world and
    a small green anole or lizard, who somehow got in here last night during a violent thunder storm.
    Guess he liked it better in here than out there!
    They are both welcome to stay, until it is safe for them to leave~

  5. I most certainly care about endangered species day. If it wasn’t for us they wouldn’t be endangered. I don’t want to endanger anybody. The least I can do is use my voice to speak for them. Blessings to you, my friend.

  6. I just started reading your blog and after reading this post remembered that Brian Williams of the NBC nightly news just reported on why we should consider eating bugs! (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032619/#51884441) Ironic, don’t you think?

    ….. And by the way, you are right. We do not consider the down the road affects of what we are doing today.

    Michael

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