US Government detracts animal and environmental policy information from its website
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” – Genesis 1:28
We, as the so-called most intelligent species on the earth, have an innate responsibility to care for all creation. It is our duty to the earth, which gives us life and sustenance, to respect it and nurture it.
Why, then, has the Trump administration – the leader of the free world – removed all animal wefare and environmental information from the public domain in an apparent disregard for nature and environmentalism? We already know that the President thinks Global Warming is a myth, so this comes as little surprise, however the implications of this move could extenuate the already dire environmental crisis we, as a planet, face.
Just the other day, the endangered whale species suffered a loss at the hands of pollution. The magnificent 2 tonne creature died after consuming 30 plastic bags. Norwegian zoology expert Lislevand told Sky news that
“the plastic particles accumulated and created a barrier in the system.”
Filling the animals stomach, causing extreme pain and regrettably leading to its death by euthanasia.
Pollution in our waters equates to 150 million tonnes of garbage according to the World Economic Forum. It is estimated that by the year 2050 the sea will be home to more plastic than fish.
In light of this information, which is not altogether new, governmental bodies should come together to tackle the issue hand in hand. Yet the US Presedential Office is seemingly ignoring the problem. This is not an issue that will disappear on it’s own. We depend on healthy oceans for more than just food, but half of the earths oxygen and critical carbon absorption – which is imperative to a reduction in Global Warming. The global economy is also effected by ocean pollution as marine-based businesses across the world contribute over $500 billion per year.
The lives of these animals matter, as do the waters they habitat and it is up to us, with “dominion over… every living thing that moves on the earth”, to save them.