Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas/Holiday Blog for the Whole Family!

Greetings once again to all. Tonight I'm happy to bring to you all something completely different! For the first time ever I can say gather the family for this blog! I'm sure you all remember Chelsey who did a very, very interesting blog on overfishing earlier on in this campaign. Well she is back and has a very entertaining blog to share with you all. So with that being said, I will turn it over to her and will catch back up with you guys after her blog! So here it is!

Hello everyone! I did a blog a few weeks back (see, “If Humans Do Not Change…”), and enjoyed it so much, I’ve decided to do another one. This blog is a little bit different- I won’t be reporting any news or commenting on current events. With the holidays here, I feel the need to take you all a step back to look at what’s really going on, and what better way to do that with a little story? I know it’s very silly, but I’m trying to make light of a serious subject. If you cannot stand corny rhymes and horrible attempts at artwork, you may want to stop reading here. You have been warned.

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the sea, all the creatures were out and happy as can be. In his chair, with the kids, was wise Grandpa Shark- it was his job to teach them, as the family’s patriarch.   

“The circle of life is important to know, keep this in mind as you continue to grow. Each animal eats the next that is smaller in size, and to mess with this balance is very unwise. Without us at the top, the algae will bloom, and then the whole ocean will be sealed in its doom.”

“Well that’s the humans fault then, for killing so many!”, said a young shark, “Before that, of us, there were plenty!”
“What the humans don’t understand,” said Grandpa, “they fear. And the consequences for us have been quite severe.”
“We sharks make mistakes just like everyone does, but since they fear us already, it makes quite a buzz.”
“But people don’t realize that they are the real monster, and kill other beings just so they can prosper. Their wealth will be short, and though they may try, without other animals, their species, too, will die. Planet Earth has a balance that keeps us all together, but this may be a storm that Nature herself cannot weather.”

The wise shark is right: our home may be destroyed in our lifetimes, we simply can’t sit here and watch from the sidelines. What will happen to our children, and their children in time? They may have no home- so our ignorance is a crime. Tell your friends and your family, for our Earth, we must fight! On that note, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Well wasn't that a fun little blog to get you all ready for Christmas or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this time of the year? Chelsey asked me about doing a little cartoon blog and at first I was intrigued. When I saw the result I couldn't help but post it. It is a fun and yet educational story that really is good for a family audience! So with that being said it is time for me to wish each and every one of you a safe and merry Christmas. I hope Santa treats you all well and that you all have a good and safe time with whatever it is you are doing tomorrow. Also, I ask that you just keep in mind that there are people who will not be able to be with their families for one reason or another. It could be they are in the military or they are on a ship going down to the Southern Ocean to defend whales from poachers. Regardless the reason, think of them at least for a few minutes. Once again, Merry Christmas to all of you and In closing...


1 comment: