We in Ontario have an election coming and it's slim pickins. Well, confusing pickins. (what am I a country hick all of a sudden?) Green party is the way to go because as it has been said to me, without an environment there is no economy.
I want people to know that just because you grew up with a certain set of beliefs doesn't make them right. We have gotten very complacent about cruelty to nature. You can become callous about difficult things (roadkill, industrial farming, pollution, etc.) eventually not even noticing them until one day you realize - WHAT YOU DO TO NATURE YOU DO TO YOURSELF!! So...why wait?
When you put pesticide or herbicide on your lawn or crop, you WILL be drinking a percentage of it in your water a year from then. When you drive by a dead skunk on the side of the road with your kids in the car and shrug it off you are teaching them that all wildlife is not important. When you buy discounted meat at the grocery store I don't even want to tell you the cruelty you are eating (and promoting). And if you go to Marineland or zoos or horse races or the like, well... I ask you.. WHY? How is an animals's natural life worth your entertainment?
Maya Angelou and Oprah have often said, "when you know better, you do better" We know better. Time to do better. We as creatures on this planet are stewards.
"Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf.
Every thing [sic] in nature bespeaks the mother. Th sun is the mother of the earth and gives it its nourishment of heat; it never leaves the universe at night until it has put the earth to sleep to the song of the sea and the hymn of the birds and brooks. And this earth is the mother of trees and flowers. It produces them, nurses them, and weans them. The trees and flowers become kind mothers of their great fruits and seeds. And the mother, the prototype of all existence, is the eternal spirit, full of beauty and love. " Kahlil Gibran