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article imageOp-Ed: Our park animals shouldn't have to deal with our trash

By KJ Mullins     Dec 20, 2011 in Environment
Toronto - This year Toronto residents were outraged when City Hall said that our city park's could be affected by budget cuts. We screamed that we want our parks and how important that the green space is important to us.
For something so dear to our hearts, why would we allow litter to clutter the shores on this land? Why are we forcing animals to have to walk on our trash?
Yesterday Newz4u.net photographer Shane Mullins decided to take a break at Sunnyside Park in Toronto. He planned on taking a few shoots of the animals to entertain himself but what he found sickened him. Trash, littering the shore line.
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ug...
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ugly.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ug...
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ugly.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
He observed that while the shore line where water fowl live was used as a trash bag the playground area where children venture was much cleaner. Why he wondered would one park show such a difference when it came to tossing away litter. Do our children mean more than nature's children?
Tire discarded at the park
Tire discarded at the park
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
He snapped a tire discarded in the water. Nature's children have no need for the rubber that will remain for years.
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ug...
A Toronto park shows that when clean green space is beautiful but when you litter it turns nature ugly.
Shane Mullins/Newz4u.net
He sadly shook his head as he captured a child's toy discarded on the rocks. The animals have no need for red plastic toys. Why was it left behind instead of being put where it could be of use?
Sadly he handed over the photos. He wanted Toronto to see what was happening now, today.
*Shane Mullins is my son. He is the staff photographer for newz4u.net, which I run.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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