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07/18/2012

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Wanooski

It's just so depressing, to think of all the incredible mammal and bird species that modern eyes will never get to see, except in artists' impressions. All wiped out by the two legged virus.

Anywhere But Here Is Better

Dear Lemurs, past and present

I am thoroughly ashamed to be a human. While I personally have endeavoured not to cause direct harm to fellow inhabitants of Planet Earth, I want to apologise for the whole of my species. I go on record in accepting responsibility for our utter disregard for the balance of Nature, and for our rapacious conduct wherever we have set foot on the globe - and wherever we have caused detriment through our abuse of the land, the sea and the air.

Although it is far from clear if any of you will out-survive us, it is my fervent wish that we go quietly into the night before we make this planet completely inhospitable to all other creatures who have a more compelling right to life than us.

I particularly want to say sorry for our criminally insane assumption that we are at the top of the evolutionary ladder. This colossal mistake has led us to treat the world as our own possession, to do with as we please. At this late stage, I fear there is nothing that could be done to reverse the full-scale assault on your existence, except that we vacate the premises. Fortunately for the world, we are fully engaged in this process. With patience, you may be left in peace sooner rather than later.

per pro Homo Sapiens
18 July 2012

Bill McDonald

There is a man in Madagascar who works as a tourist guide and has used most of his earnings to buy land to set aside as a private preserve, like our wilderness areas here. He was honored with the 2010 Seacology Award for his work. I invite all of you to google this man's name and to read about him and his life's passion to try to help save Madagascar.

His name is Rabary Désiré.

Here is a video link to see him and his work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gu33LgqWIA8

Bill McDonald

James

Fear not, humans will only go kicking and screaming into oblivion after we have ravaged every bit of biomass we can get or fingers on, leaving only slick toxic pits and ash in our wake. Kinship means nothing; we will happily destroy our own, much less anything that can be categorized as "other", with only the slightest pretext of need or desire or, just as likely, obliterate them in wanton, seething ignorance.

We are The Great Devourer.

Mike

Sad article but as James says,when Humans cannot even care for members of their own species,expecting them to act responsibly and safeguard other sentient beings on Earth will be a long shot. If only we could put an " economic value" on endangered species. Then the "serious" people in charge of our world could at least pretend to care about problems like this.

Joy

The Steller sea cow (there were once giant manatees in Alaska?), the Caribbean Monk Seal (there were once seals in the tropical Caribbean?), the Yangtze river dolphin ... The outcome is not in doubt, only the date.

Gretchen

I cry for the elephants, always have since a kid. The list of my hurting and lost brothers and sisters is so long now I am making a remembrance book to hand off to my son and grandchildren about the way things used to be. It is a sad story, this one of human species, because the irrevocable damage is so needless. heh, as a 4th grader I took an F because I wouldn't pin my butterflies for science class and released them instead. Took another F in highschool because I wouldn't kill a frog. Had no prob dissecting human corpses in college, but I refuse to kill or experiment on my animal friends. I really have to get to Kenya soon.

Ben

The misery the lemurs experience dying off because of human arrogance, carelessness, and encroachment is unimaginable. And then there is the suffering experienced directly at the hands of humans, at the hands of poachers, which is equally miserable, that just ... it's a holocaust ... I don't use that word lightly. The sooner we're gone, the better it is for the other species on this planet.

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