ARealGirl sent me this one with the headline "Eeek! Kill it!" but I think we can all see the cuteness of this little sweetie. This article about the Mahoenui giant weta supports my theory that most tree-huggers only want to save the cute animals. Rats and other nasties that have as much right to survival of the fittest tend to get less ink than, say, spotted owls and pretty mammals. I hope the Kiwis can save this booger, because, come on, just look at it!
A great quote from the article talk addresses a truism of life -- no matter what you want to achieve, if you want people to act, you have to be compelling.
"You have to tell a story. You have to appeal to something else. Then often you get engagement."