Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Environmental Impact in the Arizona Desert

from an email I received and then confirmed through snopes:

"You won't see these pictures on CNN, ABC, NBC or the Arizona Republic Repugnant newspaper. Nor will they mention the disease that comes from the uncovered human waste left in our desert.

The trash left behind by people illegally crossing our border is another Environmental Disaster to hit the USA. This information needs to be seen by the rest of the country.

If these actions had been done in one of our Northwest Forests or Seashore National Parks areas, there would be an uprising of the American people---but this is "just" the Arizona-Mexican border.

We, in Arizona, know you're boycotting us -- but you really should come out here and see our Beautiful Sonoran Desert. It's just gorgeous right now! We know you'd love it, and maybe you can share what you saw with the rest of the country---so they can love it too!

This is on an 'illegal super - highway' from Mexico to the USA (via Tucson) used by human smugglers. This area is located in a wash, approximately 1.5 miles long, just south of Tucson, Arizona. If a flood came, all this would be washed to the river and then onto the sea!

It is estimated over 5,000 discarded backpacks are in this wash. Countless water containers, food wrappers, clothing, feces, including thousands of soiled baby diapers. And as you can see in this picture, fresh footprints leading right into it.

As we kept walking down the wash, we thought for sure it was going to end, but around every corner was more and more trash!

And of course, the trail leading out of the wash into our city:

They've already come through there. Isn't Arizona just beautiful, America?
Our Sonoran desert has basically been turned into a landfill. Why would you boycott us???"


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