MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Innocent Animal Faces of the Oil Spill

My heart goes out to the families of the 11 people senselessly killed on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Explosion. This explosion could have been prevented according to Mike Williams, an engineer who survived (you can view last Sunday's 60 Minutes online) by jumping into the oil filled waters before the rig sank. And my heart goes out to the fishermen whose livelihood is in peril. To the beach resort businesses who are suffering.

Mike Williams described the burning pain he experienced as he swam through leaking oil, away from the burning Deepwater Horizon to safety. How many sea animals are out there suffering this burning pain before dying? My heart is aching for what has and is happening to our Gulf birds, fish, sea mammals, insects, reef life -- to our beautiful, alive ocean.  The eggs of the migratory birds that may never see life. The wetlands and fragile shores. These photos from the Huffington Post are not pretty, but I want somehow to honor the innocent animals, the animal lives taken that we'll never be able to count because they will sink to the bottom of the sea -- those who may become extinct as a result of this horrific human-caused tragedy.

For what has and is happening to you, I am so, so sorry ...

Posted By:

Dawn Kairns  
Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life

2009 Indie Book Awards Finalist
DWAA 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award Finalist


Ingrid King said...

This is just heartbreaking. There simply are no words - the photos you choose say it all.

Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life said...

And it is incomprehensible to me that it continues ...