Saturday, January 21, 2006
Save the Whales
Awhile ago I saw a special on PBS about an elusive woodpecker that scientists thought to be extinct, but now they suppose it may still be around. The show interviewed endless scientists that have dedicated their lives to finding these birds and to the preservation of natural habitats. Then recently in the news, this whale that is in danger of being beached has sucked millions of dollars out of conservation groups. Who freaking cares? How can someone waste their entire lives loving animals when people are dying everyday. Starving children in Africa don't have enough money to buy food, but yet us lavish westerners spend 100 bucks on a pretty collar for our pet dogs. When did treating animals well, trump human rights? The same people who spend their lives rescuing wild animals have no qualms about getting abortion. Homeless people mill around on the street while PETA member picket in front of KFC to stop hurting chickens. Don't get me wrong, the abuse of animals is not good practice, but how did our priorities get so messed up?