Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Preventable horrors. . .
This is a picture* of a sea bird completely engulfed by the oil sludge that has engulfed the Gulf Coast. There are millions of sea birds including pelicans, gulls, terns, cormorants and many other species that will become victims of this horrendous tragedy. Can you imagine seeing one of these birds helplessly trying to flap it's wings to get away from this horror? Can you imagine witnessing its end as it finally gives up and suffocates in a thick coating of crude petroleum emulsion?
How would it make you feel to be witness to thousands and thousands of birds in these circumstances along some once beautiful secluded coastal area.
How would you feel if you witnessed a mother manatee trying desperately to free her calf from a similar oily emulsion only to watch it die a horrible miserable death?
How does it make you feel when you consider that this was a tragedy that could have and should have been prevented?
*Thanks to the Associated Press for not prosecuting me for ripping off their picture. . .