Heroes are made up of people too dumb to get out of the way of danger and those who intentionally face danger in order to stand up for the helpless. Dean Wilson is the latter! Dean, who came to America to defend the Atchafalaya Basin is the kind of person who does not shy away from danger if the cause is right...
In this case the cause is definitely a good one. Thousands of birds are in danger of dying without help. Dean has taken all the necessary steps to do that and is willing to go to jail to take that stand.
Hats off to people like Dean!
"Dean A. Wilson, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, on why he decided to get certfied to rescue oiled birds even though he was told that being certified didn't mean that he would be allowed to rescue birds:
"Yeah, but they can no longer say that we are not qualified to do the job.
I cannot do any thing to stop the oil, but I'm not going to sit idle while thousands of animals die horrible deaths because of the greed of a foreign company on our own land. If I find any oiled animal, I will rescue it, even if I have to spend the rest of my life in jail, and if I get arrested I'd rather be a qualified rescuer so there will be no excuse for their actions.
Dean I have been trying to help with bird rescue for months now and have been shut out, along with former IBRRC bird rescue workers who even went to far as to fly in to the Gulf at their own expense to help, only to have the door at the rescue center slammed in their faces.ReplyDelete
This is America? Land of the free where we go to jail for helping a bird that will otherwise die a slow miserable death covered in oil in the hot summer sun?
I feel like I have a better chance helping animals in the Yellow sea spill.
We are getting a team together to go to China. We think they will be far more receptive to obviously sensible ideas than our own country.ReplyDelete
Dean is a true hero for our country.