Two Sad Reasons to Keep Our Trash Inside or in Garage until Trash Day.

Via on Aug 14, 2013

Elephant Green PSA: Keep your trash bins secure, or trash inside until trash day: locally, bears will get put down if tagged three times.

And, so sad: “This squirrel had eaten too many “handouts” (trash, food from people, etc.) and as a consequence the soft food did not break down his teeth. Squirrels teeth continually grow because their natural food source (nuts) are very hard and chip away their teeth. This squirrel likely died from starvation [painful] or infection because of the tooth. My grandfather once trapped a squirrel like this and cut its tooth off and it continued to live.”

squirrel dead bear trash

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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