My good friend and fellow blogger at The Writing Life introduced me to this link, and I thought it was worth sharing:
It’s a petition, folks. (For those of you who didn’t click the link, SHAME on you!)
But since I know you’re going to want some info from me (which the link can provide you, by the way), I’m going to give you some.
The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet. That means that has been significantly less damaged than most of the others out there. But Canadian government is planning to have Enbridge run a giant oil line through the forest. An oil line would be extremely damaging to the delicate ecosystem and would result in thousands of kilometers of deforestation.
However, that’s not the worst of it. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to a rare type of bear known as the “Spirit” bear, or white black bear. The extremely rare colouration only occurs through recessive genes, and therefore this bear is rarer than the giant panda, with less than 400 living in the wild.
Why would we let the government destroy something so stunning?
These beautiful creatures need help to survive! The last thing they need is another way to die.
An oil spill would be extremely destructive to the bears habitat and survival. If the oil reached the water, the salmon population that the bears rely on to survive would be severely damaged.
I’m not asking much, folks. Click the link at the top. Sign the petition. It takes 3 seconds. I did it myself.
Stand up. Prove to the world that Canadians have a say in what happens in their country. We can preserve our beautiful land. We can protect Canada’s natural sublimity.
You have to admit, that sounds nice, doesn’t it?