Defenders of Wildlife

Reaffirm Rachel Carson's Legacy

Reaffirm Rachel Carson's Legacy
Reaffirm Rachel Carson's Legacy

Once again there is a danger that the next generation will not have the chance to know nature.

Rachel Carson had a core belief in the interconnectedness of life. Carson told Life magazine, "I wrote [Silent Spring] because I think there is a great danger that the next generation will have no chance to know nature as we do."

We need to remember Rachel Carson today and reaffirm our belief in the interconnectedness of life or the next generation will pay the price for our indifference to wildlife. Without the Endangered Species Act our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, would be extinct. Residents of Rhode Island are thrilled to have these birds once again nesting in our state.

I am personally involved with working to protect a unique marine mammal, the polar bear. I can't imagine trying to explain to children that we didn't do everything in our power to protect these magnificent animals and their habitat.

So many animals need our help. Wolves, piping plovers, sea turtles - unfortunately the list seems endless... Do not lessen the protection so many of our native animals deserve.

 

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