The Chilling Destruction That Affects Us All!

Chilling Destruction

“Take sides! Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Elie Wiesel

It is truly shocking the way man has bludgeoned his way into forests, woodlands and plains, and burned,  pushed or starved the indigenous species out and taken what is rightfully theirs.

Those they have not deprived of food and habitat, they have slaughtered in their multitudes, and used every part of their bodies for supposed medicinal human benefit or food.  Some they have kept for amusement.  Many babies have been stolen from their mothers for the pleasure of heartless, self-serving pet owners and profit-making establishments.

Were these creatures themselves human, these deplorable acts would have been construed as crimes against humanity.  There is something monstrously obscene about trapping an animal in the wild and taking it away from its home.  Rather like kidnapping innocent and defenceless children.  A dreadful crime!

There is something equally repugnant about killing an animal for its offspring, fashion, medicine or the consumption of supposed food delicacies.  An unforgivable transgression!

The rainforests (the homes of innumerable  species) are being destroyed at a truly alarming rate.  The importance of these areas does not need underlining, but the devastation is now so great, the future of this planet looks far from promising.

There has never been a more appropriate time to end this chilling destruction and step up the tracking down and punishing of these irresponsible, ignoble, cold-blooded beings, and the heads of corporations so heavily involved in all of this, before it is all too late. And, with many species, we are already dangerously close to that point. 

We don’t all have to get on a plane and fight these atrocious people and organisations first hand.  We can help by spreading awareness, signing petitions as they arise, and writing to governments and other appropriate authorities.

The animals and their rainforests are going fast.  When they are gone, WE won’t be far behind!

Some articles of interest
Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year

Brazil blames organised crime for rise in deforestation
Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Amazon Destruction: Why is the rainforest being destroyed in Brazil?
Deforestation Figures for Selected Countries

15 thoughts on “The Chilling Destruction That Affects Us All!

  1. Wise words from a man who knew the wish to despair in the face of seemingly insurmountable depravity. It is easy to become demoralized in the face of the world we have created; but your words and Carmen’s are good reminders, both of the dire nature of the cause and of the efficacy of our every small act. We are facing a time in which change will be necessitated. Even our small personal and community actions WILL have a cumulative effect, one that I believe will be be like every living thing, indeed like the Earth herself: the Whole will result in something greater than the sum of its parts.

    • I agree there, Camilla. (with thanks to Aristotle) A sort of eventual Utopia; where the strength of a good team outweighs the sum of its divisions and all are happy; and things get done well by those who are pleased to do them. Or at least that is my interpretation.. 🙂

  2. Very good post, Amelia, impassionate and hurting, Our hearts ache and our tears flow. But we must act!. Write, plead, lobby, share, investigate, call, tweet, spread the word, talk to family and friends, educate yourself about humane choices and enlighten others.These are crimes against wildlife. Our defenceless fellow creatures and their habitats need each voice to speak up for them. ~Thank you, Amelia, for this wonderful message. ♥

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