“The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.”
This is from a recent article I found on the BBC, and I couldn’t help but think of how the Yangtze River has already suffered the extinction of the Baiji dolphin, when in 2006 a concerted search failed to find any evidence of a remnant population. Two well-known species likely gone in less than ten years.
I will admit that the Chinese sturgeon has no impact on my life here in Madison, Wisconsin. I highly doubt I’ll ever see one in person (I’ve never seen a live sturgeon native to this area, either). Yet I find myself indignant that yet another of God’s creations will likely disappear for good. Why do I feel this way? So what if it goes extinct? Continue reading