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The Armadillos Are Marching, Too

10/06/2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests aren’t just objecting to the economic injustices committed by America’s elite 1%. They are also protesting environmental injustices. This is a quote from what is being called the movement’s first official statement:

[Corporations] continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

And now, a “coalition of climate activists“, fresh from the Keystone XL Pipeline protests in front of the White House and elsewhere, have joined the protesters in New York. The involvement of those concerned about our deteriorating climate will only grow, as they see Occupy Wall Street as a golden opportunity.

They aren’t alone. A legion of armadillos are also planning a march, on the state of DC.

Displaced by higher temperatures, armadillos could move as far north as Washington–an event scientists would have deemed “highly unlikely just a few years ago, according to biology professor Colleen McDonough.

What’s more, armadillos are known to be “fairly destructive”.

Looks like the cops might have their hands full.

Image credit: Vlad Lazarenko

6 Comments leave one →
  1. John Erickson permalink
    10/06/2011 10:48 PM

    So that’s what a three-dimensional armadillo looks like! With both my wife and her brother having spent some time living in Texas, I’ve never seen one more than 1/4″ tall.
    I want to see cops gassing armadillos. Maybe we can get the skunks to march in solidarity, thus giving the police payback in kind! :D

    • 10/07/2011 8:10 PM

      Well, I hear it’s mostly the 1/4″ tall guys marching. Pictured there is actually a Semper Fi armadillo, one of many marine armadillos who are marching to protect their less-equipped comrades from police brutality.

      • John Erickson permalink
        10/07/2011 8:15 PM

        So, are these ARMOURED armadillos, hence armouredillos? (Careful, if you slip an extra “D” into that last 2 syllables, you get a REALLY strange toy….. ;) )

      • 10/07/2011 11:27 PM

        Hmm, perhaps another surprise for the TSA!

  2. 10/07/2011 7:04 AM

    Packs of armadillos have been known to be quite destructive. As both an energy-saving and protective mechanism, groups of armadillos (properly called dollops) gather at the top of a hill and roll down the hill together. This action has been known to damage wheat, soybeans, and corn.

    • 10/07/2011 8:13 PM

      All right! Not only are they effective protesters, but they’re energy-conscious too! That dollop of armadillos is set to deliver a dollop of justice, I reckon.

      That’s a fine song :)

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