Yeah, yeah, yeah....I know, they're apes. But semantics aside, these are awesome creatures and it shocked me to learn that there are only 700 left on this planet!! How f'ed up is THAT?! It baffles me to no end how lame some of us (read: humans) can be, but then of course I read something uplifting about some others of "us" who care and are making an effort!
This is a great article about what looks to be a great organization (http://wildlifedirect.org/
) and I was so impressed by what the kids in Colorado were doing! Why don't more of us make a small sacrifice and help in situations like this!?
There are tons of animal-related organizations that need donations, and equally as many that help with the environment, women's rights, human rights...you name it! And with so many people out there that don't have much (clothes, food, shelter) what would it hurt for the rest of us to lay off our latte's or happy hours, bring lunch for a week or resist buying those new shoes and donate the money we save to someone who actually NEEDS it. I'd say that's a very small price to pay and while it might not be much, if we all did it, it would be....and that's a thought that helps me sleep just a little bit better at night.
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