We’re running out of time. It doesn’t matter what we know, if we don’t get the message out.
This is a heartfelt plea from Dana Hunnes,
In this important article she urges us to take action, and suggests what everyone of us can and must do to help save our planet from the brink.
I recently spoke at the “March Against Extinction” event in Los Angeles as a way to call attention to how our diets, behaviors, and choices influence whether or not a particular species survives. While our individual choices represent a vote with our wallet, it is the policies and laws in various countries surrounding conservation, climate change, and agriculture that frequently play the larger role.
Right now in Taiji, Japan, dolphin hunts are underway. Every day from September 1 until March 1, dolphin hunters go out to the ocean and search for innocent dolphins, either to sell to amusement parks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, or to slaughter for “human consumption,” Yet, it is well known that dolphin meat has toxic levels of mercury, PCBs, and other chemicals; making this both a public-health and animal-rights issue.
The cruelty and injustice of these hunts cannot be understated. The demand for these dolphins comes from amusement parks around the world who want to “show off” dolphins and their “little tricks.” What’s more, dolphins are viewed as pests, competition for the fish that the world has overfished and removed from the oceans.
In sum: We take their fish, we make them toxic with chemicals that WE have dumped into their oceans, and then we blame them, and brutalize them.
These hunts, by the way, are sanctioned by the Japanese government.
Please share, and take as many of the actions she suggests as you can. Nothing could be more important.