Defenders of Wildlife

Web of Life

Web of Life
Web of Life

Web of Life

"Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself". CHIEF SEATTLE.

The picture I submitted is where I was fortunate enough to be able to spend my summers as a kid (Grandy's River, near Burgeo, Newfoundland, Canada). I spent the summers there salmon fishing, and getting the chance to observe moose, caribou, minks, foxes, muskrats, etc, etc in their natural habitat. It is here that my father taught me a great appreciation and respect for nature. Now I live in the United States and I see the environment here having to take a back seat to business interests over and over and if makes me sad. The country is being lost to concrete and factories. People need to realize that we only have one planet, once a species is gone, it is gone forever. Man may be the most intelligent species (though sometimes I wonder) but that does not put us above nature. I agree with the quote above because it is true. How we treat our world will eventually come back around to us. What we do to our world will mean we as a species will either survive or eventually become extinct. We need to stop thinking of ourselves as invincible and realize that we are susceptible to extinction as well. Presently, we are being very poor stewards of a great gift...planet Earth.

 

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