In his latest clip, award-winning animator Mark Fiore points out that even though our national parks are lauded as the nation’s “best idea,” there have been plenty of policies passed in recent years that are extremely detrimental to them. Watch the animation and read Fiore’s thoughts on the subject below. [Click the Watch on Vimeo box to view the video.]
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It boggles my mind that so many people can support policies that are harmful to our national parks when 95% of people surveyed think the parks should be protected for current and future generations. In addition to our National Parks, we are lucky enough to own millions of acres of beautiful BLM land, Forest Service land and National Monuments across the country. Don’t be fooled, giving these places “to the states” is just a cover for opening them up to development of one kind or another.
There is a tendency for people to think it’s “the government’s” land. Wrong. It’s our land. Go camping, backpacking, hiking, hunting or fishing. Enjoy it, it’s yours! The best part is, these parks were started by a Republican who really, really liked to shoot things. When you return from the wilds, be sure to visit my Patreon page for behind-the-scenes access and goodies!