We can’t seem to help wildlife survive in the urban jungle

People should try camping on one of those man-made islands in the middle of a highway, and see how the wildlife around here feel.

Editor: We can send people to the moon and build computers that play chess, but giving the indigenous inhabitants of the area a few places to travel so they can avoid the destructive footprint of gas-guzzling machines is too hard, or so we are told.

I think it is a matter of moral indifference. No one wants to live in a concrete jungle, but we cut down all the wild areas and simply won’t make any concession to the accelerated pace of automobile traffic.

Everyone complains about the pollution, but how about the streaks of bloody death that one finds daily. I have raccoons who visit in the evenings and when one disappears from a family group, I can assume they have been killed by a car.

What a waste of a life by just trying to survive the encroachment of people who want a concrete-paved trip to the mall, then go off into the woods for a vacation and complain about wildlife interfering with their fun.

These people should try camping on one of those man-made islands in the middle of a highway, and see how the wildlife around here feel.

 

K. Godel,

Surrey