What Happens to Animals When People Disappear

Animalista Untamed

What happens? Nature fights back!

We’ve done our best to trash the planet. We’ve plundered the earth of precious stones, covered it in concrete to sell people things they don’t need, contaminated it with deadly radiation, declared a piece of it a DMZ to keep apart the heavily armed guards of two nations that hate each other, covered it in land mines, built factories on it for poison gas and chemical weapons so we can better kill each other, and even managed to dry out the 4th largest lake in the world by exploiting its water for our own questionable ends.

For me, two telling themes emerge from the wildlife stories below: the ruthless devil-take-the-hindmost greed of the capitalist system we humans have created; and our unbridled propensity for violence and war.

Yet even out of the trail of destruction we leave behind, Nature – which is so much bigger…

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6 thoughts on “What Happens to Animals When People Disappear

  1. Our “stewardship” of the planet has been compared to a metastatic cancer, a plague, and a raging fire destroying everything in its path. It’s encouraging to know that when we finally doom ourselves by our own reckless behavior the planet and the remaining animal lives will flourish. The sooner we go, the better.

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