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Friday, 13 April 2012

Crying Wolf. The Canadian Tar Sands disaster.

I'm disgusted by the Canadian Government and other interested parties involved with the Tar Sands Industry in Alberta.

Caribou and Wolves have co-existed for generations and now the Caribou populations are being reduced by habitat destruction due to oil extraction. Suddenly the wolf is the reason, presumably by over predation, when the bulk of its diet is Deer.

They are conveniently ignoring the real reasons for the problem and using it as an excuse to cull wolf populations by shooting, poisoning and trapping; not to mention all the other issues like pollution and the effects on local human populations.

Then they have the cheek to call the oil industry ethical and saturate the public with misinformation.
Do they think we are all stupid!

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the population are informed, or interested, enough to see the propoganda for what it is - greenwashing on an unprecedented scale. The majority of people, sadly, don't give a damn, unless it affects them personally. The only thing that can stop this sort of thing is highly visible, and audible, public outrage that brings the whole issue out into the open and under public scrutiny - the one thing the oil industry and their friends don't want!!
    Watch the film, get angry, sign petitions, spread the word through Facebook and Twitter, and if enough people are seen to want this stopped, it will happen. Or you could just ignore it and hope the caribou and wolves survive - they won't without our help.
    Do something to help. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem!!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! It's absolutely shocking how the tar sands industry and the Canadian government are in cahoots! Truly disgusting! When will mankind realise that the natural world is more important than money!?!

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