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Words of Wisdom From a 7yr Old
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Words of Wisdom From a 7yr Old

Posted 21 May 2011   by         Permalink | 8 Comments

Tags: veg, environment, extinction, biodiversity, video

Today (May 22nd) is International Day for Biological Diversity, so I thought I'd share this little video with you:

Even Olivia knows the world needs to pull its socks up when it comes to protecting animals! If a 7 year old knows it, surely adults can get it too right?

Sadly, Australasia isn't going so well in the biodiversity department. I mean, we have loads of amazing species of flaura and fauna, the trouble is that according to conservation experts, our native plants and animals are disappearing faster than anywhere else on the planet.

So while we scramble to save the pandas of China, the Orangutans of Borneo and the Bengal tigers of India, it's also good to know what we can do in our own backyard to save the bilbies, potoroos, frogs, orange-bellied parrots, spiny skinks, sheathtail bats, sharks, burrowing crayfish, even native snails and bees that make Australia amazing but are critically endangered. (I've only skimmed the surface here - check out this list!)

Rainforests, scrub and woodlands generally have a rich variety of animals and plants, but that quickly disappears when you cut down the trees! And according to the UN, livestock production is one of the key contributors to deforestation, species extinction - not to mention land, water and air pollution.

So it would seem that going veg can save more lives than just the one on the plate! Sounds like a win-win to me! More animals safe from extinction and more yummy food in our bellies :)

Einstein said "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." But it doesn't take a genius to see we need to do more to protect biodiversity. And what better place to start than with what we eat? Aren't you hungry for change?

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Saresare Saresare 22 May 2011
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Is there a video of her in the finals?
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AliceinWhorrorland AliceinWhorrorland 23 May 2011
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What did she say exactly?
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Saresare Saresare 24 May 2011
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Come on, don't you have a heart?
You don't want these animals to depart.
Forget the X-Factor and the top ten singing chart.
Look at the most endangered animals, and the poison dart.
The Amar leopard, Siberian tiger, and polar bear.
They're so gorgeous, it is just not fair.
If I say their Latin names, will you listen more?
Oh Louie, please don't say this is a bore.
Varanus komodoensis, komodo dragon by the way.
Why does man have to take them all away?
Man, you're such a fool.
Snake skin to life a handbag? That is just not cool.
Please listen to my passion,
Although it may not be in fashion.
I cannot sing it, you might laugh.
I cannot dance, you'd say that I was daft.
But I am seven, and I want these animals to last.
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Jess21 Jess21 25 May 2011
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Good on that little girl for what eva she said !!
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...2 ...2 25 May 2011
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happy That was beautiful. Children are so much wiser than we give them credit for.
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AliceinWhorrorland AliceinWhorrorland 26 May 2011
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Yes they are =) I agree with the seven year old =)
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loulou loulou 28 May 2011
7
Amazing! My little hero! Can't stop crying! oxox
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Josiah Josiah 3 June 2011
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haha that's awesome
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