Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy 2nd Annual Save the Frogs Day

I just read this morning that today is Save the Frogs Day. I didn't know if I should post this Here since its about frogs or on The Crazy Green Cheapskate because its ... so I'm compromising and posting it on both.
Frogs are one of the best indicators of whether or not an environment is healthy since they are the first affected by changes. If there are no frogs then you know something is wrong!

According to the ENN (Environmental News Network) There will be activities in 15 counties around the world. Including protests against restaurants that sell frogs legs. Apparently over 100 million wild frogs are captured and killed for their legs. YUCK!

Another thing they are trying to bring to light is the use of the herbicide Atrazine. which is linked to the chemical castration of male frogs. If you want to read the whole story check out ENN.


blueviolet said...

We just got 2 baby frogs yesterday (African dwarf frogs) and my son is absolutely loving them!

I'm following from Friday Follow!

April said...

Hi Blue Violet did you get them as tadpoles or full grown?

BeadedTail said...

We think every day should be Save the Frogs day! Thanks for this info though!

April said...

I agree BeadedTail we really need to pay more attention to how we treat these wonderful little hoppers ;D