Pets are another victim of the BP Oil Disaster

This topic – another byproduct of the BP Oil Gusher – isn’t being given enough attention. Many people who are being adversely effected economically by the disaster in the Gulf, are turning over their pets to local shelters.

I’m glad the New York Times and other news services are bringing a little more national attention to this issue.

I’m sure, after the oil gusher is capped and the news cycle slows down somewhat on BP’s blowout, some of the talking heads in the media will begin to downplay the impact of what has happened for the last three months. And politicians who’d love to see more drilling, will come to the aid of the oil companies and brush aside the notion that the environment or animal species were harmed.

But the fact is, this disaster impacted so many across a wide spectrum: the families of the oil rig workers, the families who had their livelihoods cut off and the people who had to give up family members that just happened to be covered with fur. And we may never know how many animals have perished to date in the oil-socked waters – and how many continue to perish.

BP has a lot more responsibility in this mess than its executives will ever admit to or that they will ever be held accountable for. And sadly, there are other offshore rigs that probably need to be checked out, to insure another disaster isn’t waiting to happen. Is enough being done to properly inspect these wells?

Change.org ran a piece recently, suggesting the Atlantis, the largest oil and natural gas platform in the oceans, has some safety concerns that need to be addressed.

Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch is calling for President Obama to shut down the Atlantis.

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