We as humans seem to have this constant, reoccurring pattern of taking something beautiful and destroying it. Next to my barn is a large property filled with hundreds of tree and wildlife. Our road is dirt, unpaved and unwelcoming to the riot of the outside world. On both sides of our dirt road are canals filled with birds, fish, and many other creatures that reside below the surface. But, as human nature would prevail, the quiet and peaceful beauty of this property and its surrounding have been uprooted and destroyed by inconsiderate people with no care for anything or anyone other than themselves.
As I returned to my barn after a gap of time being away, I passed by the property next door only to see piles on top of piles of trees chopped to the ground; trees that had spent hundreds of years growing and providing homes for small creatures. The property looked like a war ground, a large massacre had taken place and it reeked of malice. What threw me into a rage was that I soon learned that the contractor had plans to fill in one of the canals to pave our quiet dirt road. So, for the days to come I watched as they began filling the canal with dirt and killing all of those living in its waters. I watched as the hundreds of vibrant green lily pads that once floated on top of the canal disappeared under mud. Birds stood in the canal, watching these men destroy nature. What is most infuriating to me about the whole situation was that I could do nothing to stop it.
With the current political climate, it has become increasingly harder to advocate for those who do not have voices, those who were solely put on this planet to live rather than destroy. The man leading our country has become a symbol for wrong doings. His presence has seemed to justify inappropriate behavior and spark a movement where many of those around us feel they no longer need to pretend to be good people. The curtain has dropped, the façade is gone, and we are now starting to see the true malevolence of human nature. The responsibility is on us to save our environment for the sake of generations to come and for the sheer fact that no living being should be treated with the disrespect that man has treated our wildlife with. Naturally considerate, let’s start a movement.
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CANA Foundation’s mission is to responsibly restore an ecological balance in our environment through specific rewilding initiatives. These projects support harmony between the humans, plants, and animals that inhabit U.S. rangelands and focus on the restoration of our land’s native habitats through natural resources and indigenous species, like America’s wild horses. CANA initiatives work towards long-term, sustainable solutions that prevent further land degradation, protect and preserve wild horse populations, and encourage a beneficial, thriving ecosystem for today and tomorrow.
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