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Day 38: The Price of Ivory

The Price of Ivory

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to be ok within a world where killing elephants in order to receive money for their tusks/ivory has for some become a habit, a natural part of one’s daily routine.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that to purchase items for sale made of ivory is the same as killing an elephant by my own hands because in supporting the selling/buying of ivory means more elephants will be brutally killed so that money can be made through the selling of their tusks which are brutally cut in the kill.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to exist within a system of ivory consumption, where ivory is treated as a valuable object over the actually physical life of an elephant.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to participate within a world where killing elephants is currently equal to that of a gold rush.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed ivory as a precious material able to be sold for profit such as in Asia.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed a world where people live in areas where they are poor and have nothing and thus are subject to the temptations and demands made by those who offer money for the killing of elephants for their tusks so that they may profit within the corrupt world/money system we have created here on earth.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that many elephants are killed because people have no jobs and thus no money to care for themselves.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that elephant dung contains food for other animals and that an elephant eats Sapeli seeds in Kabo and deposits its dung in Ikalemba, Epena, Gabon and the Central African Republic, and out of that will grow the Sapeli trees of the future. Thus, we have failed to understand that to exterminate the elephants means there will be no one to regenerate the forests.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that there are not that many elephants left in our world and that a female elephant only gets pregnant about every six years and that it takes 22 months for elephants to produce a single offspring, and that if we keep killing elephants as we’ve been doing, there will be none here for future generations.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed the killing of any animal for the sake of profit.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to exist within a corrupt world/money system that fails to see the beauty and majesty of the creatures that walk upon our earth due to greed where profit/money is worth more than the life of living breathing beings.

I commit myself to the support and education of a system that recognizes and understands that to eliminate any species of beings for the reason of profit is to actually be eliminating the ability for all life to survive in areas of our earth.

I commit myself to a system of Equality because then I know that all living beings will be seen and will receive the utmost care and responsibility within an understanding that all life is here for the purpose and unity of realizing our oneness of each other.

Crisis Extinction – 11:11:11

It appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our ego, greed and garbage hasn’t sunk in. And on this day 11-11-11, otherwise known as the 11th hour – there is a most important issue facing all of humanity.

The issue is Capitalism, our current money system, the means through which money is profited is literally causing the extinction of more than one quarter of our world’s mammals through deforestation, mining, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats by oil drilling, fishing nets, ship strikes and/or pollution, as well as waste management, just to name a few. Deforestation, mining, hunting and the human lust for more are the prime causes of the rapid decline in land mammals.

Let’s look specifically at one human activitiy for the moment, and how the use of natural resources have a direct impact on the Australian environment for instance, where there’s not enough room and/or nothing left for a species to go back to.

Are we aware who the richest Australian is? Her name is Gina Rinehart and her net worth is 10.3 Billion. She owns all the shares of her father’s mining company, Hancock Mining. Hancock’s discovery of iron ore in Pilbara, Australia, is legendary in mining circles. Australia’s iron ore industry was pretty small scale when ore was discovered in Pilbara.

The question to ask is, why does a select individual/corporation, regardless of who made the discovery hold such an entitlement to what is rightfully the property of planet Earth? Hancock himself is quoted saying, ‘Nowhere have we been educated to understand that everything comes from the earth — you must either mine it, or grow it in the first instance’.

Iron is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust and about 98% of iron ore is used to make steel. The problem of the issue is the impact of mining on the environment vs. the necessity of the minerals mined. Mining is very harsh on the environment.To justify just how bad some mining is, producing a single gold ring generates 20 tons of mine waste. And where does that waste go? Into the water, air, land, animals, and even into us.

Mining companies support the current methods of mining for an obvious reason, mining is how they turn a profit. They believe that the benefits of mining (money) far outweigh the disadvantages and are willing to destroy the environment at any cost even it means creating an environment on the brink of extinction – while allowing a select few to profit off of what is provided freely from our Earth for all of us to use as required.

What Earth provides is Not intended to support only a select few of which are profiting and living in abundance while poverty and starvation is increasing at an alarming rate. With Equal Money – this sort of madness will stop.

Do we really require science to reveal the facts to us that 1,139 mammals around the globe are threatened with extinction and the populations of 52 percent of all mammal species are declining. Common sense should be enough, but who cares? We better care because after all, humans are mammals to.

We must ask ourselves how and why we continue to support a corporate economy that is addicted to growth at any cost to life on Earth because the lives at risk is our own. Investigate what is being allowed in this world and consider a solution that will stop corporate greed and bring forth dignity and respect for all inhabitants on earth.

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