January 8, 2001
I'm in 7th grade and writting a report, well children's book about sea slugs and I need to Know their importance to man?
Scapesco@aolSarah, 2001 (Jan 8) What are sea slugs importance to man?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3478
Why do you need to know their importance to man? I am afraid we humans have the attitude that all the organisms on the earth are here for us to exploit, and if we can't use them they have no real value. We should value all living things because they exist and make up the diverse world in which we live. Without a healthy diverse ecosystem neither humans, nor most other organisms could survive.
I think in your book you should say they are beautiful, they give many divers and visitors to the sea shore delight and excitement. They are part of a great network of plants and animals living together. They have been on earth many millions of years longer than humans, and they and their environment should be protected and treasured. And if you want evidence, 5000 different people are visiting the Forum every month because they are interested in sea slugs. 5000 reasons why we should value sea slugs.
We don't don't need to make up reasons why we should value them. My hope for the future is that today's kids will stop asking questions such as 'what is the value of that animal?' and start asking 'is what I am about to do going to destroy that species or that environment?'.
Basically we don't own nature. Only when we accept we have no God given right to take, use, exploit and ultimately destroy everything that is here on the earth with us, will there be much hope for our future.
Good luck with your book,
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