Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If 30,000 Gorillas died over 3 months...

...the uproar would be deafening.



Halima Hassan holds her severely malnourished son Abdulrahman Abshir, 7 months, at the Banadir hospital on August 14, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days due to famine and drought. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


My kid is 6'3" and 200 lbs because of genes and because he had enough of the basic necessities of life to grow up and grow up healthy. Every child is worthy but, on this planet, few children are born that lucky.

Happy Birthday, Spawn. May you have over 9000 wonders left to explore.
PS: The Game

4 comments:

A-Gran said...

Heartbreaking. You're right, gorillas are more important.

Frimmy said...

It's about time people started including animal death stats along with starving children deaths. I for one am tired of hearing all about children dying everywhere...meh, I can't even continue in this ironic vein. It even feels offensive saying it when I clearly mean the opposite.

I don't want to live on a planet that crusades for the right for animals to be treated like humans when we completely ignore actual humans who do not have the basic necessities of life and whose children are dying by the tens of thousands.

Let's not even think about how big the problem is and how inconsequential one person's contribution is compared with size of the problem. Sometimes zoning out is the only way to cope with all the weight.

A-Gran said...

Now you're talking like an American. Stop it.

Frimmy said...

Damn skippy