It’s a well-known fact: we’ve only got one planet. Not too long ago, environmentalists and animal rights activists would be considered hippies, nutters, and socially detached individuals — but the facts point out that we’re all on a train going full-speed off a cliff. Our rainforests are being destroyed at an incredible rate, with the equivalent of New York State’s entire area being logged annually. 80% of the ocean’s biomass is gone due to overfishing and pollution in the past century alone while our planet has been experiencing some of the hottest years on record, and that isn’t taking into account the amount of plastic we’re producing and not recycling.
Besides, Earth is such a beautiful, beautiful place. It would be a shame to muck that up.