After viewing what money can buy during the Super Bowl halftime show (and the Super Bowl proper), I thought I would do a relevant comparison of some topics brought to light in between the shit-commericals, mediocre football game, and closely guarded non-nipple slip action shots.
What I saw, and didn’t see, made me think. I thought about tigers (wild animals) and how they had been neglected, and even endangered. They were exploited further here, in the midst of the most important game in the world (not factually sound), led out in the middle of a packed stadium, shackled and chained to a fleeting pop star, Katy Perry.
What I learned from this little research project might not shock you at all. In fact, it may be boring as hell (if not astonishing -in relation to our wastefulness and neglect for wildlife). But at least I thought about endangered species, specifically tigers. What did you do tonight? Here is the evidence for you to assess:
“That Super Bowl halftime show? Pop star Katy Perry won’t pay to play the Super Bowl this year – and she won’t be paid either. The NFL will, however, pick up the tab for the cost of producing the show, thought to be in the millions.”
“Tiger range countries are already devoting considerable resources to wildlife conservation and some are planning to do even more. Total incremental costs to achieve the goal of doubling wild tiger populations are currently being estimated but are likely in the range of $100-200 million per year to be financed from national and international sources.”
Save the tigers, stop allowing subpar pop stars to straddle them for the whole world to see. Start today, it’s your play call.