What a crappy week for conservation. Look at these headlines currently up on CBC:
Tigers nearly extinct in wild: UN group
Sharks threatened by Asian consumers: group
Global polar bear trade ban defeated
What is the point? Why do I struggle so much against the rapid destruction of our planet? It seems so inevitable sometimes, doesn’t it? Everything I do seems so futile.
Oh wait, I missed these beacons of hope:
Number of High Arctic animals declining.
Sweet Jesus. I want to crawl into bed and pretend the human race never happened.
(Aside: I went camera shopping last night. The sales guy asked what I wanted and I told him my basic requirements. He first directed me to a Nikon, so I had to explain to him that I was boycotting Nikon, and by extenstion, Mitsubishi. When I told him why and he said he understood, that he had a sibling who worked in marine management. Ah, if only having a sibling in the marine field was enough to make people conscious of marine issues. Anyway, he stopped trying to sell me a Nikon and I bought a Sony. The announcement about the lack of a Blue Fin Tuna ban makes me feel justified and less crazy-lady-ish.)
It was also a bad week for common sense:
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