Sarcosuchas

"Necessary Evil"

I plan to write a more in-depth essay on this topic soon, but for now I’ll keep this short. 

Perhaps if all the people in the world who are self-appointed protectors of the planet and wildlife defenders, who attack zoos, animal parks and other conservation efforts for being cruel, unnatural, jails, prisons, unnecessary, antiquated, evil etc, actually spent their time helping the animals in the wild then the world would be a better place?

If you preach that zoos are evil and should all be closed yet do absolutely NOTHING to stop the destruction of habitat and the poaching of animals, then you need a reality check. YOU are the reason captivity is necessary. If you want zoos gone then you need to eliminate their reason for existing in the first place. 

"These animals should be free!" I hear you cry. I agree, so why don’t you get up off your lazy, ignorant and self-absorbed backside and give these animals a healthy, protected environment to be free in instead of campaigning for their death sentences? 

Get yourself involved. Don’t wait for other people. Don’t sit back and watch National Geographic while not donating to the WWF or any of the other conservation organisations. Don’t sit in front of a computer screen and tell me that my work is cruel and evil when I spend everyday fighting for the ideals that you claim to believe in but expect others to fight for you. 

You want all the animals to be free and safe? Go out there and do something. Go after the companies that are funding deforestation, sea & air pollution. Donate to rangers so they can be better equipped to eliminate poachers. Or become a ranger and actually take hold of a gun and put your life on the line to save these animals. 

Here’s the deal, from a conservationist to keyboard warrior. If you fix the planet and give all these millions of species their habitat back, I will join you in the systematic shut-down of all zoological parks, starting with my own. Until then, stop treating the symptoms and actually find the cure. Or, in other words, shut up and do something.

eclipseyeger:

sarcosuchas:

Anyone who disrespects this man’s memory has never been passionate about anything in their life. Or they have been passionate but they never had the courage to use that passion to live their dreams. 
Steve Irwin was both. He was passionate and enthusiastic about wildlife and its conservation. He used that passion to educate millions of people around the world about all species of animals, especially the most feared and hated species such as Crocodiles, Sharks and Snakes. 
He loved wildlife the same way he loved his own family and everyday was an adventure for him. Few people can truly confess to living such a free and fantastic life. 
He did so much for wildlife conservation without even mentioning it, such as buying land to create natural reserves free from human interference. Most importantly, he reached out to a generation of children who would have been bored by the traditional documentary style by interacting with the animals to show his love and enthusiasm. 
This man was and still is a hero to many people, including me. For anyone to disrespect him or speak ill of him is ignorant. It displays a complete lack of understanding for who Steve was and what he represented and continues to represent to this day. 
He is now watching us. It is our turn to make the difference that he started. I’m sure he’d be immensely proud of his children who are following in his footsteps. We can all make a difference by following his example. 

This is beautiful and makes me feel so tiny because meeting Steve and being like him was a dream of mine since my childhood. Now, during a time when I’m thinking about what career field to go into, I feel so tiny because I know even if I work for a zoo someday I doubt I’ll ever be as animal awesome as Steve.

All that I can say is that you should never doubt yourself, as Stevo himself said, be passionate and enthusiastic about the things you want to do in life and you’ll be a winner.
Working in a zoo could give you the chance to be as big as him, that’s the way I see my own work. If out of the 200 or 300 people I see every day, if only 10% of them become passionate about wildlife like I am, then that’s 20 or 30 new wildlife warriors. Multiply that by all my work days in a year and that’s a big impact.
Always be determined, passionate and enthusiastic. Madness helps too, madness keeps you alive and makes you who you are. Embrace it. None of us are promised tomorrow, so what you do today is so very crucial for what happens tomorrow. Find your drive and be the person who can go where no-one else can go. 

eclipseyeger:

sarcosuchas:

Anyone who disrespects this man’s memory has never been passionate about anything in their life. Or they have been passionate but they never had the courage to use that passion to live their dreams. 

Steve Irwin was both. He was passionate and enthusiastic about wildlife and its conservation. He used that passion to educate millions of people around the world about all species of animals, especially the most feared and hated species such as Crocodiles, Sharks and Snakes. 

He loved wildlife the same way he loved his own family and everyday was an adventure for him. Few people can truly confess to living such a free and fantastic life. 

He did so much for wildlife conservation without even mentioning it, such as buying land to create natural reserves free from human interference. Most importantly, he reached out to a generation of children who would have been bored by the traditional documentary style by interacting with the animals to show his love and enthusiasm. 

This man was and still is a hero to many people, including me. For anyone to disrespect him or speak ill of him is ignorant. It displays a complete lack of understanding for who Steve was and what he represented and continues to represent to this day. 

He is now watching us. It is our turn to make the difference that he started. I’m sure he’d be immensely proud of his children who are following in his footsteps. We can all make a difference by following his example. 

This is beautiful and makes me feel so tiny because meeting Steve and being like him was a dream of mine since my childhood. Now, during a time when I’m thinking about what career field to go into, I feel so tiny because I know even if I work for a zoo someday I doubt I’ll ever be as animal awesome as Steve.

All that I can say is that you should never doubt yourself, as Stevo himself said, be passionate and enthusiastic about the things you want to do in life and you’ll be a winner.

Working in a zoo could give you the chance to be as big as him, that’s the way I see my own work. If out of the 200 or 300 people I see every day, if only 10% of them become passionate about wildlife like I am, then that’s 20 or 30 new wildlife warriors. Multiply that by all my work days in a year and that’s a big impact.

Always be determined, passionate and enthusiastic. Madness helps too, madness keeps you alive and makes you who you are. Embrace it. None of us are promised tomorrow, so what you do today is so very crucial for what happens tomorrow. Find your drive and be the person who can go where no-one else can go. 

World Ranger Day

Since its World Ranger Day, I’d like to make a little post of appreciation to the brave men and women who are true wildlife warriors. Rangers patrol various parts of the world to destroy poacher traps, protect and observe the wildlife populations and defend them against armed poachers. 
These soldiers lose their lives fighting for a just cause, fighting on the only morally acceptable side of the battle to defend the innocent and defenceless. 
I hope that I can make a great enough difference in my lifetime to conserve and protect wildlife so that these amazing people don’t have to put their lives on the line to defend it in the future.

Anonymous said: Yay! Welcome back. :)

Thanks ^^ Glad to know at least one person is happy to have me return :P

My deepest apologies for not being active for several months but life has been pretty hectic. 
I will be returning to posting regularly to the blog, so for those followers who have been patient, I thank you. To the new followers, welcome aboard. I will try to be as informative and as entertaining as possible.

My deepest apologies for not being active for several months but life has been pretty hectic. 

I will be returning to posting regularly to the blog, so for those followers who have been patient, I thank you. To the new followers, welcome aboard. I will try to be as informative and as entertaining as possible.

Update

Thank you to my most recent followers for deciding to follow me ^^
At the moment I’m fairly inactive due to the many commitments I have in my life right now, however I promise to resume my regular posting when I can.

nerdrvt:

If he were alive today, can you imagine what Steve Irwin would say about the WA shark cull, and the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef?

Anonymous said: do you have any pictures of the parents to the baby caimans

No I don’t. The parents are in a different park but as that park didn’t have space for these babies, we took them in instead.

wild-earth said: I met Steve Irwin when I was a kid. Such a nice guy :)

One of the things I always wanted to do was to meet him and thank him for doing what he did. It was because of him I got interested in crocs, so in a way, I owe my life and future to him. It upsets me that I’ll never be able to shake his hand and thank him for that. 
However, by continuing his work in my own way, I know his spirit will be with me ;3