Thursday, February 23, 2012

Watership Down Land is Threatened by Development

Many of us have been enchanted by the book Watership Down by Richard Adams. The rabbits in it have helped give us a more kindred feeling with those of us who have rabbit companions in our lives, or with mother nature and the threats she faces. Perhaps you or your children have seen the animated versions. The basic idea is the same,  the beautiful land that the rabbits live on is threatened by development. The story takes place in England, which I, being from the USA, picture as being the prisitine land that it is portrayed as being in the book, animations and many other movies there as well.  Perhaps, it's a romanticized version.  The land, Watership Down, is based on a real place that is supposed to be very faithful to the Berkshire Countryside of England. This land is now under a great and serious threat of development.
Watership Down: The 1978 film was based on the novel by Richard Adams, who is campaigning against the development of the land that inspired him
It seems unbelievable that of all land that is potentially under threat of development is one that helped influence protection of land and the environment in the 1970s. Here is a website where you can take action to help protect the land.
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Here is a link to some pictures of the beautiful countryside:
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I am doing more research into this, will update you and let you know what else we can do to help stop the destruction of this beautiful and inspirational land!

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