For all you animal lovers out there, put you seat belts on!
The cup of joe that helped you get through the morning, the must-have chair purchased at that trendy furniture store and the palm oil that’s key to a favorite family recipe all have elements ripped from the habitat of a threatened or endangered animal somewhere in the world.
Goods that sit in stores across the United States and Canada had their origins in areas where monkeys, toads, sea cows and big cats live.
Those elements, which animals in shrinking habitats need to survive, are used in products made by 15,000 industries worldwide and consumed in 187 countries, disproportionately in the United States and Europe. More than 6,500 species of wildlife suffer because of it.
With all the bullshit over pipelines and fossil fuels in general, this is just another nail in the coffin of our modern day world. We won't be able to drive, house ourselves, or even feed and cloth ourselves if we listen to all these special interest groups.
Or we could take all these nuts and put them on an island somewhere so that they can live the life they so desperately want to impose on the rest of us!