RDP Friday: CRITTERS
Today is Endangered Species day, so I thought it would be a good time to go over a few animals that are no longer with us because humans are D$#@S.
The critters that I wanted to share here were small and just going about their lives, not bothering anybody and humans literally wiped them off of the face of the Earth.
these creatures were small and defenseless and the Modern World still found them and stamped them straight out of existence, one by one, until they were gone.
That my friends is a dedication to a task coming from cultures where some people now work from home in their pajamas.
Who would have thought humans had that kind of fortitude?
I did not believe humans had that kind of backbone and determination and I am at a time in my life where I really did think nothing could surprise me anymore.
For the first time in modern history, a marine fish species has been declared extinct. The smooth handfish (Sympterichthys unipennis), a shallow-water bottom-dweller with spiky fins and a barb-like protrusion on its forehead, has not been seen since 1802, when French biologist François Péron helped scoop one up near the coast of Tasmania to bring back to Paris’s Natural History Museum.
The Bramble Cay melomys made history as the first mammal to go extinct due to climate change. . Human-driven activities leading to warming ocean temperatures and higher sea levels contributed to their extinction.
Lake Lanao, one of the few ancient lakes in the world, was home to about 17 freshwater fish species. It’s the second largest lake in the Philippines and research estimates it to be about 10 million years old. Of the species it inhabits, 15 of them have been declared extinct.
The warning here is that it doesn’t matter how small you are, doesn’t matter how big you are and what kind of presence you have in social media. If you get in the way of Humans wanting want humans want you’re a goner.
FYI- that applies to animals and plants too.