The Green Tree Frog
As I was coiling up my hoses I heard the little green tree frog with his mighty voice summoning all or any females to his side. Telus uses them in their ads along with lambs and lizards gamboling about. My friend, a greenhouse man, keeps a little green tree frog in his greenhouse ostensibly to eat insects. Certainly this and other species are not interested in food when in a state of unrequited love. When I tried my friend's tactic I found my prisoner quiet and withered away on the vine. I think there was pining and wasting away because of unfulfillment. To employ a frog to do your dirty work eating your insects in the guise of being organic is no excuse. Think of his feelings. He is a brief enough candle a it is, working for Telus, living in the great big world, singing, seeking, procreating, and just surviving the environmental degradation to which he is so vulnerable. A you know he is the canary in the coal mine. He won't live beyond his allotted life span outside the greenhouse but toiling in the workhouse is probably worse. Slavery! Too little to fight back. There isn't anything wrong with a short but happy life of freedom. We need to stop harnessing every single living thing in nature for our own use. Listen to the little green frog sing! Sing, ---"-Let it be----Let it be----Let it be----Let it be, Whisper words of wisdom, let it be."
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