Animals of Tomorrow

June 23, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Inside Noah’s Ark at 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 24 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Inside Noah's ArkIt’s sad to think of all the animals that really only exist in wildlife preserves and other protected areas. Years ago these animals were all over their respective regions in healthy numbers, and now the majority of the population that remains is essentially captive.

While I’m glad to see how much effort has been put into saving these animals, I’m also quite disappointed in us as humans. We have done nothing but grow and take up more and more space vital to the other inhabitants of earth. On top of that, we have killed a countless number of animals for food, sport and decoration without giving their population a chance to recover.

It seems like humanity is at a major crossroad in time right now. We can keep going down the same path of using whatever we need and wasting our resources, or we can try to change. Climate change and animal extinctions aside, we won’t be able to support a population this large forever if we keep on this path.

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