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Save The Precious Wildlife in Our World - The Importance of Proper Disposal

Updated on November 1, 2020
Albatross aka Gooney Bird
Albatross aka Gooney Bird | Source
The Midway Islands
The Midway Islands | Source

How selfish, inconsiderate and flat out ignorant we have become in this day of modern conveniences! Not only do we treat our fellow man with a total lack of respect, but our me, me, me way of living is affecting the wildlife on our planet. Hell, we’re affecting the entire environment through neglect and mindless habits.

I’ve written a whole series of articles regarding living green in an effort to provide solutions to saving money, saving time and most importantly bettering our health and saving the environment. We continuously poison the earth and the aquifer by using toxic chemicals. We are harming our immune systems by using and consuming products contained in plastic. Furthermore, we are harming the environment by improper disposal of our garbage.

I recently received an email from a family member regarding the destruction of Gooney Birds on the island of Midway, which lies in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from any coastline. Their demise is being caused by people around the world throwing garbage into any water system that dumps out into the ocean. The video attached to the email sent me into a fury over the absolutely unacceptable behavior of the higher form of life known as Man.

The message sent to me preceding the video is this: “I had a RON (Remain Overnight Position) there in 1965. There were a few folks living there at the time. Those are GOONEY BIRDS and they are fascinating to watch. They spend months out to sea and when they come to land, their feet are set to skid on the water and they end up as a big bundle of rolling feather flying flopping mess. They shake themselves off and waddle off. You can watch them for hours and won’t want to stop.”

Gooney Birds, according to Wikipedia is a colloquial term for the Albatross. They are one of the largest flying birds with a wingspan of up to 12’. They feed on squid, fish and krill, all of which are found in the ocean. Unfortunately, that’s not all that’s found in the ocean. Man has evolved into an inconsiderate race, tossing waste where waste does not belong.

I am so distraught over this atrocity that I’m going to let the video finish my message to you. Please view this and I truly hope you are as disgusted and ashamed as I am after watching. Click this link to view the video:

I hope tears are flooding your keyboard. If not, you are one of the guilty who is killing our wildlife through thoughtlessness and disrespect. What are you going to do about it? Huh? I can’t hear you! Think twice and save a life – recycle responsibly.

Now, don’t you think it’s time for a cool change? Listen to the song of our friends who should never be the victim of our selfish, ignorant behavior. Are you ready to make a change or will you continue to diminish life on earth?


Are You Willing to Keep Them Alive?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Shauna L Bowling


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