Subject: show the dead animal
It is with dismay that I read that
you will not show dead or dying animals from the oil leak.
I am a resident of the Gulf Coast and here in
New Orleans we are in shock with what is occurring
down in the Gulf. Every day is a horror story.
The destruction of our way of life here is just beginning
to sink into our collective consciousness.
This manmade disaster will forever alter
our way of life, from the economy to the way we cook here,
and we cook well because our bounty has alway
been plentiful and self renewing. Our seafood industry
has been in equilibrium with nature. Nature gives
it to us and we use it and respect Mother Earth for giving it to us.
We seem, or at least we seemed, to manage having
this bounty next to the hulking oil rigs that dot the Gulf.
However, the search for oil does not respect
nature and they, the oil industry, have chopped up our wetlands
and polluted our waterways in the search for
more crude and higher profits.
The death of our wildlife and environment
is a crime against our planet and to the future generations that
will inhabit this Earth. They are the innocents
of this disaster. The collateral damage of BP's gross negligence.
If the pictures are not shown then all that is
left is a television picture of spewing oil and blackened beaches
that annoy the tourists. We need national outrage
for what has happened, and pictures of innocent victims is
a good way of doing it. Not showing them is akin
to not showing the victims of war. Those pictures make one
stop and pause and hopefully think about what
our actions have produced, they may even produce a change
in attitude which may lead to a change in policy.
Without these photos, we will forget the birds, turtles and
marine life and they will fall into the Gulf
and into oblivion as BP wants them to do.
Without a doubt, the pictures are
difficult to see, but they MUST be seen. We did this, all of us because
our dependence on fossil based fuels. We must
see the results of our actions so that change can begin. That
blinking eye you saw in the box that disturbed
you so much, more than likely will blink no more. Please don't
make its death unimportant by simply not showing
it because it offends your sensibilities. It is dead forever
and we killed it. We need to see what we have
Thanks for the opportunity to vent,
On the one year anniversary of the oil spill,
how will it rank with 9-11?
Like with 9-11, I don't think anyone needs to
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