. . . do we not already
sing our love for and obligations to the land of the
free and the home of the brave? Yes, but just what and whom do
Certainly not the soil, which we are sending helter-skelter down
Certainly not the rivers, which we assume have no function except
turbines, float barges, and carry off sewage. Certainly not the
of which we exterminate whole communities without batting an
Certainly not the animals, of which we have already extirpated
the largest and most beautiful species. A land ethic of course
prevent the alteration, management, and use of the 'resources'
does affirm their right to continued existence, and, at least
their continued existence in a natural state.