On the eve of both Easter and Passover, I thought it was worth remembering that every once in a while humanity does get things right. Amidst all the killing and the raping, the pillaging of nature and our arrogant belief that we are the only species with divine privileges to the planet, we can, on occasion show a remarkable willingness do something good. Take the recent rescue of dolphins off the coast of Brazil, or the man in Manitoba who saw a starving bear cub dying by the side of the road and went to the rescue. Still if he can’t cut through the bureacracy and get the cub to a sanctuary in Ontario – apparently there are rules about this – he will be euthanized. We have people who think that 1,000 polar bears near Hudson’s Bay means the animals are not endangered and that climate change is not impacting the bear population. If they took the time to read the fine print that would see that the cub count is less than a third the number required to produce a healthy populaton for future generations, but hey – reap the day!
Ah, well, at least the Easter bunny is safe. It’s only the chocolate ones that are in danger of having their ears lopped off! Enjoy this lovely spring weather, but remember that some creatures will pay the price. Give some thought to them as you take a time out this weekend.