Monday, February 25, 2008

Zoo Leaders Escape and Maul Nature

The only thing I can add to Naomi Van Tol's eloquent Letter to the Editor, which denounces the Memphis Zoo's hypocrisy of promoting nature while destroying it mere yards away, are the pictures below.

From above before...

And after...




Nothing left alive within the fences.


Saruman and the Orcs and other great defilers from history and fiction would be very proud of the Zoo!

Meanwhile mere yards away, sage words for zoo visitors.

and...


and...

But don't look backwards from the Amphitheatre...


Cause you might see once living parts of earth...

dismembered and left for dead by stewards of nature.

Why?

Maybe Chief Seattle can tell us.

Here he is guarding the Sacred Cave of the Donors.


Just read below his lines.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Stacey Greenberg said...

go naomi!
the two new tags you created for this post are right on.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ok Gates, that's pretty ugly! Love the rocks! They should make a bumper sticker with those wise words and put them on the earth movers. As always be wary when you hear the words "expert" being tossed around.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Stacey Greenberg said...

naomi says they have TWELVE more acres fenced off!!

9:33 AM  
Anonymous George Washington Hayduke III said...

That list of donors plaque would be a great ground-zero to start the letter writing campaign.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is called expansion folks. Unless you leave in a cave keep your nose out of it. How about planting a tree at Shelby forrest instead of whining about something that doesn't concern you.

3:10 PM  
Blogger wfpearson said...

And thus tragedy befalls the commons.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to anonymous 1:10pm - This property is owned by the city. The zoo is owned by the city. It absolutely concerns us as citizens. As a former zoo employee, I've maintained a zoo membership and friendship with many board members and employees. Although I love the zoo and think it's a tremendous asset to the city, this action is hard to defend.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I wonder is who got paid for the timber. There were some mighty valuable logs in those trees.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Funny in a sick sort of way that they took the time to set up a siltation fence and dust screen in order to minimize the impact of their raping of the forest.

4:50 PM  
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4:53 PM  

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