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Animal Scene - 2021-11-01

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SINK OR SWIM

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There’s no sugarcoating it: With all these issues caused by consumer demand and corporate greed, we are contributing to the “economics of extinction.” Which brings us back to the question: What happens when the last Fish dies? As Capt. Watson puts it, “If the Fish disappear, the ocean’s going to die. If the oceans die, we all die.” Frightening, right? But maybe it’s necessary to feel fear in order for us to do something about it. Whether we are compelled by fear or a sense of duty to protect our environment, we need to act now. While we may not be able to completely reverse all the damage that has been done, we still have a chance to prevent it from getting even worse. As consumers, we have a responsibility to be as conscientious as possible. Likewise, corporations need to do their part and also be held accountable for their destructive practices. Continuing to put profit over lives shouldn’t be a part of our future anymore.

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