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Reply to: Child Soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

I think it's horrible how children, some of them who are only 5 years old are having their lives taken away from them. These children deserve a better shot at a good life. Moat of the time these kids are exposed to some of the most gruesome things this world has to offer, such as having to kill, be a human shield, and even be forced into prostitution. I believe that families need a better plan of hiding their kids or even escaping the village during a raid by rebel groups.

Reply to: child soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

HI matt, this article was unbelievable, you did a great job covering this story. It it incredible and terrifying how they convince kids to become soldiers. Hopefully one day we can live in a world, where every kid in the world can wake up got to school and then come back to a happy home.

Will

Reply to: child soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

Your article is very fascinating and eye-opening. The world of child soldiers is unfortunately rarely reported on in North America, and it's a huge problem world-wide. The sad thing is, we are doing very little to stop this. Though we try and verify where our diamonds are coming from, it is nearly impossible to get the truth. It's a difficult thing to fix, but I believe that the governments around the world should place more focus on this issue and work together to end this horrifying act.

Reply to: child soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

Your article is very fascinating and eye-opening. The world of child soldiers is unfortunately rarely reported on in North America, and it's a huge problem world-wide. The sad thing is, we are doing very little to stop this. Though we try and verify where our diamonds are coming from, it is nearly impossible to get the truth. It's a difficult thing to fix, but I believe that the governments around the world should place more focus on this issue and work together to end this horrifying act.

Reply to: Sea World
4 années 6 mois ago

It all started two years ago when I saw the documentary Blackfish. I was bored and decided to browse Netflix. I was left inspired and didn't know what to do about wanting change. However, Blackfish did a lot for changing how Seaworld was looked out by the public. People decided that after watching Blackfish that they did not want to be the people to help support a corporation who is hurting beautiful creatures. I completely agree with you that Seawrold is a horrible corporation who needs to be shut down. But do you really believe that they will end up closing? Even though their stock has dropped a significant amount I wonder if they will stay strong.

4 années 6 mois ago

I really do hope SeaWorld changes and that the effect that the Blackfish documentary made will go further. In my opinion, I think SeaWorld should give up all their orcas, and focus on donating more money to conserving orcas in the wild. Also, Loro Parque in Tenerife has not agreed to stopping it’s breeding program. What about other companies? All this to say, that even if SeaWorld took a huge step in helping these animals, there are still so many questions left to answer.

Great article, Evan!

Reply to: Child Soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

This is definitely a horrible issue that needs to be addressed more often. Nobody should be forced to go to war, let alone children, as young as the age of five. Thankfully the majority of the world has banned people from entering the army who are under the age of 18. However, we must try and influence those other countries so that maybe they can follow in our footsteps and realize how horrible of an act they are pursuing.

Reply to: Sea World
4 années 6 mois ago

I couldn't agree more, Laura! Sea World has been an issue that, personally, I hate. How they treat those amazing animals is disgusting. Animals who are born in captivity do not experience the greatness of freedom. Why should these animals be treated any differently than our house pets or even us?! We are all living creatures and it is important to stress the fact that to survive and live life to its fullest, we need space and freedom. Like Laura made clear in her post, Orca's life expectancy drops by around 60 years when held in captivity, from 90 years to 30 years. That means that Orca's in captivity do not get to experience 67% of the life that they should be able to experience. I do not know how, but this madness must stop, and it must stop now!

Reply to: Sea World
4 années 6 mois ago

Laura I find what you said truly reviting and inspiring and I really agree with everything you said. I find it terrible how these orcas are abducted from their homes and put in these tanks for the rest of their lives. Something else I found truly sad was when they kept these orcas in holding areas that were 20 feet wide and 30 feet deep feet such a small area to keep these orcas. And in these holding areas there no lights it was pitch black they were literally swimming in a tub of darkness. This is a terrible situation and it’s good to know that that it is finally being dealt with and it has finally being recognized world wide.

Reply to: Child Soldiers
4 années 6 mois ago

I believe that this a huge issue occurring in today's society. The western world is very blindsided by this because its not occurring in where we live. Little do most of us realize that this a issue occurring in Africa, Afghanistan etc... The worst part about it all is that these children are vulnerable and can do nothing to stop this issue. These children are unaware of what is right and what is wrong and this is why it is so easy for these groups to brainwash them into thinking that they are doing the proper thing for their country. It not only affects their childhood but even if they manage to escape these rebel groups, their entire future will forever be altered. Not only their future but there mindset on the entire world and how they perceive it.

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