LETTER: Contempt for biodiversity

From reader Ursula Lowrey

Shame to those private landowners who show blatant disregard and even contempt towards the other living beings on their properties. Wildlife and native plants have an inherent right to live, even if Canadian or British Columbian law does not currently give protection on private land.

We are losing species on this planet at a rate unprecedented since the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago. Anthropologist Wade Davis has said that if you have to ask what good is biodiversity, you wouldn’t understand the answer. And it doesn’t take much of a stretch for this kind of contempt to extend to other human beings who don’t serve those landowners’ interests.

Ursula Lowrey