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Monarch Butterflies migrate from the Pine forests of Mexico’s Sierra Madre to the plains and fields of the US, where their major food source, milkweed, is being wiped out by industrial agriculture and herbicides. In Mexico their forests are cleared to plant drug crops, some of which will be carried across the border by migrants pressed into service by the drug cartels. From all sides the forces of exploitation press in on butterfly and human migrant alike. At least the butterflies can fly away.

Plant Milkweed- Ban Glyphosate- Destroy Borders!

This image was created for the Justseeds Migration Now Portfolio, and is made from a paper-cut and two layers of rubylith film

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