Defenders of Wildlife

Why Protecting Wildlife Is Important To Me

The animals that share this fragile planet with us deserve the right to live just as we do.

The animals that share this fragile planet with us deserve the right to live just as we do. Asking "why we should preserve wildlife" seems to be to me a backwards kind of question. I think the more important question is "what makes powerful governments and corporations believe they have a right to destroy our planet and its creations"? If humans persist in tampering with Nature we will destroy ourselves and take many innocent creatures with us into the void of extinction. We have no right to do this. I have recently donated my land to a conservation easement. I could have made a great deal of money by developing it, but every time I watch wild ducks come in to land on the pond or hear the blackbirds singing in the cattails I am so glad that I resisted the temptation of greed and did the right thing. We should all try to leave this world better than we found it. That is a true legacy and has nothing to do with the amount of money you have, the size of your house, or what kind of car you drive.

 

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