Monday, March 18, 2013

Baby Seal Biafra

So sad, kids. Roughly 500 starving baby seal pups have been rescued up and down the California coast in the past two months. A normal number is 200 pups a year. Apparently there is no food for the babies in the water.

Yesterday I heard on the news that 21,000 children die somewhere in the world every day: one child every four seconds, 14 every minute.

The animals are starving, children are dying, the planet is heating up, and the multinationals are free to continue the devastation.

These babies, at least, are being rescued, rehabilitated, then returned to the ocean. Their rescuers are heroic. But the situation signals an even more severe underlying problem. Hope the Humans In Charge figure things out pretty soon. 


  1. I had not heard about the baby seals. I wish I lived nearer! I would be on the shores doing the work, too.

  2. heavenly that humans run to help!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. Baby seals are irresistible, they're so cute.
    But 14 children die every minute? That's heartbreaking.
    Such a sad post I didn't even want to read it after seeing the title, Sherry.

  4. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but Biafra ceased to exist in 1970. So, anyone under the age of fifty isn't going to know what you're talking about. When I was a kid, the old saw was "Thousands of starving Biafrans would just love to have that broccoli on your plate!" Then there was Jello Biafra, singer for the Dead Kennedys.

    I'm glad the seal pups are being rescued. :-)

  5. I am happy to see that someone is rescuing them ~ Sad to know about the state of our world today, Sherry :-(

  6. I hope all of these little seals are rescued. It truly IS heart-breaking! We can do better as humans.

  7. These are sad statistics. I guess we have to turn up the volume of our prayers.


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