Be kind to our environment

May 1, 2013 

As an animal activist and environmentalist, I cannot sit back and be silent any longer. What good is having a thought if that thought sits inside of you and does nothing?

When I drive outside of town I see our farmlands being destroyed to build more shopping malls and add more subdivisions. I see trash and garbage bags drifting in the patches of trees that are left and plastic bags and garbage scattered everywhere.

As stated in the BND, our streams and lakes are too dirty for wildlife to safely drink. Am I the only one to notice? Have we become so complacent to these visual reminders of our existence that we now think it's the norm? I see innocent animals that have been hit by cars with no one stopping to help them. I read about factory farming and know that being a vegetarian is the only choice for me.

We as a society and species need to change things in a huge way, and we need to start now. We cannot sustain this way of life very much longer, before the impact of what we are doing to our environment catches up with us. I personally think it already has.

As Gandhi said, "You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its animals." So, if we as a society treat our animals, both wild and domesticated the way we do and continue to trash our environment. What does that say about us?

Sindy L. Kubitschek

Belleville

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