Once upon a time there was a loving mother, who provided her adorable children with nutritious food, clean drinking water and safe housing. Animals and Plants lived in harmony and respected each other. After a few years there was another member added to the family, Mother called him Human. This is a short story about Mother Earth and her Children.
Animals and plants noticed that Human grew greedy and felt better than them, and they were right. The turtle started crawling to Mother to tell about the actions of Humans. It took the Turtle hundred of years to reach Mother because it got lost in the island of garbage in the sea. Turtle told Mother that Human were cutting down trees, to use it for housing, paper, fire and furniture. Human also killed animals for food, forced them to do heavy work and stored them in cages for entertainment, such as zoos, sea world and circuses. The Turtle asked the Mother for answers why Humans were acting like this without living in harmony with the others. Mother did not know.
Human started attacking Mother Earth to steal her inner organs such as oil, steel and copper used for electronics and transportation. Diamonds and gold were dug out from rivers and earth because of its beauty and value. And gas were taken from the depths within to manufacture plastics, nylon and other products. Many birds flew to Mother and told her that many brothers and sisters were being poisoned by the air. The fog was killing birds because they cannot see where they are flying and they fly into danger areas
Human did not understand the importance of protecting Mother Earth, Animals and Plants. They were not aware of the damage caused by their actions. Mother grew sick with fever that made the North and South poles to melt that increased the water level. The Pinguin swam to Mother and asked why the poles are melting, which is where the penguin, polo bears and many seals live. The Poles are melting and destroying our homes and humans are taking our food. Dolphins also came to Mother explaining that the animals who live in the seas are disappearing, the water is dirty and full of garbage. Dolphins are disappearing because humans put them in cages and force them to jump through hoops and do tricks. Wales and dolphins are being killed for their fins and their meat. Mother grew angry and killed her children with earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes and acid rain. Mother lost control of her actions, killing the Animals and Plants as well as Humans.
Humans became aware of their actions, however greed and their hunger for power did not stop. The majority suffered from the wrath of droughts, hunger and floods, while the minority was having a party bathing in the riches and wealth of Mother Earth. The party caused more pollution of the water, air and earth. Monkey swing the trees to Mother and told her that Humans used Animals to make money, like hunting animals for their fur, Tigers, Lions and Polo-bears were scared. Elephants and Rhinos were afraid of their tusk, that was cut of and sold for much money. And Orangutang in the jungle were afraid because everyday humans cut down the size of 12 football fields, to builds their own homes.Many animals who lives in the jungle like the Orangutang, Jaguars and Parrots had suddenly nowhere to live.
However there was a change in the wind, a new generation called cool smart kids was born. Boys and girls such as yourselves who wanted Mother Earth to breath fresh air into her lungs, feel the clean water in her veins, and the strong trees as her bones. The boys and girls were young and few agains many and old. However that did not stop them. The boys and girls started to clean up the rivers, planting more trees and started to use natural energy sources such as wind, sun and water for electricity.
Do you have any ideas on how we can together save Mother Earth?
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