Saturday, August 7, 2010

Angry Again >:-(

After the short trip to KB, i flew across the South China Sea to my next destination, Kota Kinabalu.

I strolled along the KK waterfront one evening, and was excited to find a local night market bursting with activities. Lots of interesting stuff on display. My excitement dampened when i saw these shells on display for sale.


To my relieve, there're only two stalls selling these shells. It's the appetite of human for destruction that hurts me deeply. Removing these shells from their natural habitat means that other creatures heavily depend on these shells will be unable to survive. This will disturb the ecosystem in the long run. As more people harvest these shells to meet the appetite of those buying these as their home decor, the destruction to the ecosystem continues.

Even small broken shells from the beach should not be removed from their natural habitat as they're a part of the ecosystem that enable the habitat to remain stable and sustainable.

Yes, i was angry seeing these shells for sale. Thought it's beautiful and may look good in my living room, I detest those proudly display them in their home without the sense of guilt (hehehe... a bit over).

So, stop buying these shell, and stop collecting shells from the beach. That's the least you can do to save our earth. Are you with me?

Update: I was told that there're plenty of such stalls in Gaya Street & Philippine market. Aiyooooo............

9 comments:

Beruang Madu said...

Hmmm... susah nak komen.. perangai dah diwariskan turun temurun... kesedaran pasal mende ni lagi lah jauh... asal boleh makan saja terus jer korbankan...

Josh said...

[Beruang Madu] Kan abg bear! Sebab tu lah kita yg dah tau dan faham benda ni kena kongsi pengetahuan dengan dia orang. Tak kira lah dia orang dengar ke tak, at least kita wawarkan.

Pg Hj Saiful Rizal said...

u know josh, its not like i'm defending these people but sometimes these people, they need to do what's needed to survive, but this is the world that we lived in, seems like 'keadilan' never existed~

azizi said...

arghhh....
me too.
by destroying our fragile ecosystem, it will make us less human. :-)
.....
probably many people still do not realize how important to conserve things. But, sometimes it is pretty difficult to change certain faulty cultures. Hopes, at least, the new mind will not repeat the same.

Josh said...

[Prince Rizal] But they can do some other things to survive, like many others. I mean, that is not their only choice of income.

[Azizi] Yah, I do really hope the new generation will be able to appreciate it like their ancient forefathers, utilize them, not destroy them.

Pg Hj Saiful Rizal said...

yep i agree... there are other means, basically, people nowadays are less educated and less concern... sigh

Josh said...

[Prince Rizal] Kan! or simply ignorant. Many who are educated and aware of that, but refuse to change their life style or their mind set. sigh.....

Cath J said...

Eyesore.... heartache... speechless... I just don't understand why they did that... -___-

Josh said...

[CJ] Me too, utterly speechless. But it's the 'appetite' of the people to take them as decor that encourage them to do so. haiyooo..