Our dead bodies of water, depleting natural resources and endangered species of flora and fauna are long sought to be addressed not only by concerned environmental groups but by each one of us as well. We already tried putting up different clean up drives, energy conservation solutions and even passed laws that will keep the earth’s populace aware about the dying planet but it seems that these steps are not enough to match the rate of how fast the ecosystem is deteriorating.
As I saw these gruesome images of animals falling prey to the garbage we have been throwing on our waters, I remember a similar scene from the movie “Happy Feet.” Though the story has showcased singing and dancing flightless birds (penguins) and awesome 3D animations of true-to-life ice creatures, the story aimed to tell the world that even the unwary emperor penguins are victims to man’s mindless grabbing of natural resources.
We all aim to get as much as we can from our environment in the hopes that we could earn more to satisfy our desires rather than our needs. And all that is left are discarded back to where our trash shouldn’t be.
The collection of these images reflects how we care about our planet. As the saying goes, “God made man to take care of all his creations.” But if we won’t act on it and do more drastic measures, our planet will soon get rid of all humans just to sustain its life.