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originally posted by: rexsblues
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
There was a time, the majority of time humans have existed that we would move before depleting the resources. Everyone knew how the natural system worked. We would move and use resources but before these resources were all consumed we would move to another area allowing the environment to recover we did this as a species for hundreds of thousands of years. We were a spiritual people, then we traded this spirituality for coin, for agriculture. After we made this choice all the negative of human society emerged. We lost our connection with the natural world. We went from living and adapting to our environment to reshaping our environment to suit our needs regardless of the environmental impact. If you take a wild animal and put them into a zoo, what happens to the animal, insanity occurs. We live in a zoo.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: 123143
I didn't lecture you on how great we are for wildlife, I explained that this bear who everyone is mourning may not have even existed without the advent of zoos, nor would she have probably lived as long.
That's it...just putting a little perspective on the ridiculous assertion in the OP that humans are nothing but a disease to this planet. I was pointing out that your implication that this polar bear--or, really, the vast majority of any other zoo animals--is a wild animal, is a falsehood. She was never a wild animal.
Never--not for one day of her life.
The rest of your comment doesn't need a response.
adjective, wilder, wildest.
1. living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated
adjective, tamer, tamest.
1.changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated:
2.without the savageness or fear of humans normal in wild animals; gentle, fearless, or without shyness, as if domesticated
verb (used with object), domesticated, domesticating.
to tame (an animal), especially by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal loses its ability to live in the wild.
originally posted by: 123143
a reply to: SlapMonkey
I want you to go to your zoo and climb into the big cat exhibit. Get back to me after you've done that.