Three cheers for SAM
January 21, 2011
FroM Sean Whyte, via e-mail
The people of Malaysia have every reason to admire and be proud of Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM). SAM is recognised internationally for its uncompromising and passionate defense of Malaysia’s dwindling wildlife.
All too often SAM is a lone voice within Malaysia. While this, however unintentionally, brings shame on the many who choose to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the many Malaysian wildlife tragedies they are aware of, SAM can always be counted on to speak out.
If you have children or grandchildren one day, you might want, right now, to prepare your answer to the inevitable question, ‘Why did you not do something to help save our country’s wild animals and birds when there was still time to do so?’
If you want to avoid that question, and living in a concrete jungle surrounded by oil palm trees devoid of all wildlife, now would be a good time to give SAM your support.
Malaysia needs many more people who care, and hopefully this includes you, prepared to speak in defense of its wildlife. There’s no reason not to is there? There’s not a lot of time left to take action before the last tiger, the last rhino, etc. are gone, forever.
No matter where you live in Malaysia, you can make a difference, if you choose to. If you need help to get started you can always contact me.The views I express are written without prior knowledge of SAM. My wish is simply to give credit where it is due (SAM) and to alert the people of Malaysia to the wildlife tragedy unfolding before their eyes every day of the year.
The writer is Chief Executive of Nature Alert