Seagulls, Sand & Spare Tires

Posted: October 3, 2010 in Animal Cruelty, Enviromental Issues
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Photo by Darren Greenwood,

As summer draws to a close, I’m reminded of the many fun-filled trips to the beach I’ve had the chance to experience; the ocean, the sun, the sand and… the trash.

Humans, in addition to being the most over-populated species on the planet, are also the laziest. The sloth has got nothing on us and they’re so slow, it’d take them a month to walk a mile! (Have you walked a mile in the last month?)

Based on the state of most beaches after a decent day of weather, evolution has not only increased the size and complexity of the human brains, but it also seems to have disabled our ability to clean up after ourselves.

Caro, from the uniquely titled blog, Help Me Or I’ll Kick You, discovered a bunched of washed up garage (no, not whatever was Kayne West’s latest album) on an otherwise pleasant walk down the beach in Newfoundland.

I may be no expert, but I know for a fact that tires and blue plastic are not native to any natural environment. Some of you may be tempted to think “Newfoundland needs to clean up their act!”, but you know what? It’s not them. It’s us. What are we doing to ourselves?

– Caro, “Of beauty, discovery and destruction,” June 24, 2010

Humans (as the title of my blog suggests) are collectively disgusting, inconsiderate beings who indiscriminately dump their waste into the ocean (and everywhere for that matter), never once giving a second thought to the damage it will cause. As was so eloquently stated by an official in Louisiana during the BP crisis, the fish, birds and other wildlife of the Gulf are suffering because we insist on the convenience of oil. This statement is true of environments all over the world. It’s a shame so many prefer to go the “outta sight, outta mind” route rather than take responsibility and clean up their act.

I mean, seriously. How freakin’ difficult is it to bring along a plastic bag to the beach, put your garbage in it, then throw it away in a trash bin at the end of the day?

  1. Thanks for the pingback and quote… Ish feelin’ flattered! *blush*
    Love the design on your blog!

  2. Bob says:

    I agree with you, it’s just so simple to take what you brought in back out with you.
    Heck if it’s food packaging there is almost nothing to remove in the first place.

    I guess it just boils down to people not caring about what they leave behind. Heck I feel bad when I drop a gum wrapper.

    It’s really not that hard, if everyone just does their own share the planet will be looking much better in no time!!

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