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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:35 PM

Why does it matter if we save the Vaquita?

Last edited Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:07 AM - Edit history (1)

OK, I get it. There are a lot of other hot issues out there.
I also know that a LOT of us have disaster fatigue.
I know a LOT of us don't need more bad news.

So why do I post and post and post and post about the vaquita?

Well first I'm falling for the little critters.

But my point here is that this is a relatively small problem with very exact solutions. This isn't global warming and this isn't a Mars mission. This isn't how to make our nation more compassionate and secure.
BUT, this is a chance to draw a line. This is saving one spot of beauty in a world that is falling apart around us. Again we have a beautiful animal that is dying for one reason GREED, by one method ILLEGAL POACHING, with an enemy that is located in 3 precise locations (fishing towns in the Sea of Cortez), who are only armed with ROCKS and PLASTIC NETS and they are NOT wealthy.

So if we can't draw a line and pull together to save the vaquita, how are we going to fix global warming? Create a culture where racism and xenophobia are not acceptable? Promote hope and tolerance rather than hate and violence as solutions? Cooperate rather than compete? Show we can rise to a challenge rather than express our sorrow and regret (or is it thoughts and prayers)?


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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:49 AM

1. I'm glad you keep posting about them

it's an important issue, these creatures are close to extinction and must not be forgotten and ignored!

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:46 AM

2. K&R

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:55 PM

3. K & R

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:02 PM

4. K&R

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