The Rhino, Orangutan, Tiger & Elephant are nearly extinct in the Wild. Fish populations are collapsing. Why don’t we care? {Calvin & Hobbes explains}

Via elephant journal
on Sep 10, 2012
get elephant's newsletter

Calvin nails Environmental Destruction.

And this here is what we call a prophetic analogy:

Reading strips over the past few years on the internet inspired me to buy those original Calvin & Hobbes collections again. Check out your local indie bookstore—it might have used, affordable editions.


About elephant journal

elephant journal is dedicated to “bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society.” We’re about anything that helps us to live a good life that’s also good for others, and our planet. >>>

Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>>

elephant’s been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter’s Shorty Awards for #green content…two years running. >>>

Get involved:
> Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter.
> Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook.
> Write: send article or query.
> Advertise.
> Pay for what you read, help indie journalism survive and thrive.


6 Responses to “The Rhino, Orangutan, Tiger & Elephant are nearly extinct in the Wild. Fish populations are collapsing. Why don’t we care? {Calvin & Hobbes explains}”

  1. DoomWorld says:

    As long as humans keep breeding, these problems cannot be solved.

    Last week I had a meeting with friends/clients who are a couple, they just had a baby, a girl 2 months old. He mentioned that in the future the life of younger generation gonna be harder and I'm completely agree with him, then I ask him, knowing that in the future, the life of the younger generation gonna be harder because everything else will be more expensive due to all the minerals and basic life necessities gonna be depleted, then why you decide to have a baby?? and his answer was, it's depend on how my baby will think in the future, whether she will have negative perspective or positive perspective, and now that I work hard for her, she might be able to look after us when we get old.

    At the moment, the majority of humans are selfish, they just care for themselves, otherwise why people prefer to have their own genetic children instead of adopting other orphaned children???

  2. Me2 says:

    Great strip!… Thanks!… This week's elephant slaughter photo shatters me and makes me want to live differently.

  3. riverwhy says:

    I DO care! And I want so desperately to change things – to help. This world is both so beautiful and so devastating – always changing. I find it near impossible to accept things as they are when i am confronted with all the horrors that we wage on each other and other sentient beings and the earth- I love them so much. Learning to accept and still act is my challenge. Sakyom Miphong"s beautiful video "What about me?" is a good place to start.

  4. […] for developing every last bit of human-free space out there—but that’s not the sort of extinction I’m talking […]

  5. […] 1. I’ve been broke all my life. Many of us have. How does it feel to blow wads of cash on blow, instead of, say, on groceries or giving to a worth non-profit or cause? […]

Leave a Reply