Have you bought a quad? Congratulations!

Have you bought a quad? Congratulations!

You are so cool now! Fashionable! You can go into the field. Maybe even into a Natura 2000 area. It’s coolest there because it’s quiet, peaceful. No one will disturb you. You can make some noise. Scare the animals, who, after all, can’t hear, can’t see. You are happy when the birds run away from your roaring monster! Of course, you no longer think about the fact that females brooding eggs, frightened away in the late afternoon or evening will no longer return to the nests and if there are already young then they will get lost and die. You are not interested in the fact that you disperse toking, disrupt mating, territorial behavior. It won’t cross your mind that many different species might consider this place dangerous and leave it forever.

You like water, don’t you? Splash in the mud. And if the mud is not there, you can always make it in the nearest reservoir. Obviously, at school you were not interested in the fact that if you wash the water you kill plants, plankton and related animals. You will make a wave that will throw drifting animals such as tadpoles, small snails, amphibians and insect larvae onto the shore, where they will die. And if you leak oil or gasoline, you just call your equally cool buddies. They will pull the vehicle ashore. And the water with destructive substances will run off. Or it will be absorbed. Or not. But you won’t be there anymore. You will go to another place, for example, to us, where you will destroy the breeding pond into which we have reincorporated the lesser ramshorn snails we have been breeding for the last two years. Don’t worry about the difficult name. It’s such a small snail, which is no longer there because on Sunday, you and your buddies decided to go for a cross-country ride. I would add that the snail is very rare, threatened with extinction and under strict species protection. On Sunday it was cool, the water was splashing, the sand was spreading. Colleagues clapped. These old colleagues. The new ones can clap you for a period of 3 months to 5 years according to Art. 181 par. 1. Criminal Code.

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