posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Lenina
I think I'd rather the drilling for fossil fuels, or if they really prefer killing the seals, at least find some sort of painless way to do it.
That video was terrible...
That raises an interesting point. Drilling for fossil fuels is much more dangerous to the planet, much more enviromentally unfriendly. Seal Hunting is
a 'warm, fuzzy' issue that every one can get behind.
McDonald's throws away over 10 millions pounds of hamburger meat every day, ccording to one report I heard. They are forbidden by the health code to
keep meat over night. What isn't used goes out in the trash, to be replaced with fresh in the morning. As a ersult McDonald's supplier's slaught
whole heards that never get around to becoming hamburger. They 'are' spares' to meet a quota.
Gary Larson Farside fans may well imagine that an especially noble cow might law down her life in the form of hamburger, so that a 'superior' life
form can benefit. Imagine, though, that you are the 'spare cow' harvested to meet a fast food quota. Cows aren't particularly attractive animals.
Few of us have haad cows as pets, so they don't get the same level of public sympathy. Hey, I got an idea. Let's stop in for Big Mac's after the
So is this serious? Are we concerned about real issues? Enviromentalism is one of the great causes of our day. CNN recently braodcast the report that
man is methodically destroying the systems of life on the planet. So if you are really concerned, there are things you can do. Take the bus instead of
the car, or even sell your car ( Hey, wait a mintue! No one loves this GD planet that much!). Cut down on your consumption of consumer products.
That is if this serious issue is more then feeling the 'fuzzy cuddles'. remember your SCi Fi. Just because something is warm and cuddly doesn't
make it automatically 'good'!
[edit on 4-4-2005 by Agent Orange]