Preservation of the Natural Life of Earth
a philosophical thesis by Matthew Bissonnette
From most reconstructions of Earth's ancient past, it seems that global events which lead to the demise of countless lifeforms occurred several times. The cold blooded dinosaurs perished in a global winter from a meteor impact which cleared the way for warm blooded mammals. Life is adaptable to help it survive when the situation of its environment is drastically changed. Life on Earth once again faces a smaller extinction level event, it is not in the form of a natural occurrence of the universe but the result of the activities of a single species which is unprecedented in the accepted history of organic life on this planet. Wilderness is cut down to make way for new homes or agricultural land, natural water reservoirs are contaminated by the procurement of resources, every year several species go extinct and are lost to this world forever. Life as it has existed on Earth for millions of years must make way for human civilization. Though much of this is done for the understandable reason of providing for humanity, much of the planet's natural biological wonders are now sadly no more now then history.
The elegant beauty countless lifeforms whose history is very old vanish as human civilization grows. As time progresses, the diversity of life on Earth grows smaller. I think it would be prudent to try and prevent other unique and inspiring species from being lost forever. Such an endeavor would only preserve the natural splendor of our world and preserve this life for the future. I do not suggest that we stop using animals for a source of food an nutrition, since humanity are omnivores and it is a common truth of nature. But the senseless act of both directly and indirectly extinguishing life is maybe not immoral but is needlessly tragic. There are no second chances, and once lost these forms of life are relegated to the past then there are lost to us forever.