Last week it was lobsters. This week it's giraffes.
No, your friendly neighborhood blog runner isn't running out of things to write about. I'll have something to say on GA6 and, more importantly, SC5. But World Giraffe Day has some importance to it.
Giraffes, like many other animals, are facing declining numbers due to many factors, almost all of them related to humans and their encroachment on habitat. While giraffe numbers are relatively healthy, they're still declining, a fact faced by many other species as humans do their best to make the planet uninhabitable.
On this day, like on any other day devoted to wildlife, we must pause and reflect about what we're doing to our ecosystem. This is bigger than just climate change. It concerns our stewardship of the entire planet, as the only species with an ability to destroy it. Saving giraffes and other wildlife isn't imperative merely because of the cuteness factor; it's imperative because in saving them we save ourselves.
This is your open thread.