posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by antar
I find your passion commendable but I still think it's unfair for any of
us to impose our values on others. Peoples in the jungles of the equatorial
regions regularly kill and eat apes and monkeys (our closest relatives)
Does this make them immoral as well?
First off, it is compassion, not "a passion" that antar is expressing. No values are being imposed
except conservation, which is what the eskimos do. They use all of the whale, seal, whatever they catch. The peoples of the jungles do not mass
slaughter their food supply. They are much smarter than that.
The do not commercialize their resources en mass. Indians used all of the buffalo.
They are not immoral, as animals are our natural food just as vegetation is.
There is a balance in nature.
I read in the article where some dolphins were selected to be sent to
aquariums worldwide. While my gut reaction to seeing any wild creature
locked in a cage or pool (in this case) is negative there is still the
argument that these animals are being sacrificed to help educate people
(particularly inner-city kids) and bring nature up close. These zoos and
aquariums bring people face to face with the beauty of nature up close to
millions who would otherwise never see them. In so doing we create a
constituency that will help support environmental efforts. People learn to
care about nature and by extension, man. It's still a cruel fate for any
wild animal yet it fills a great need in our world.
a laughable excuse. Tell the families to go out in the woods and see the animal in their
natural habitat, not some set created for their own personal lazy enjoyment.
Taking animals out of their natural environment, creating an artificial one, and enslaving them for our yearly outing is pathetic. Support
in what way. By providing the zoo we devalue all attempts at respecting the animal. Education? People need to go out in their own environment and be
educated. What useful info is there on the panda in North American living? Why feed an elephant peanuts? Go to Africa.
kill what they need and grow the rest. Just as we all 'should'.
Will it ever happen? Only with the decline of our capitalist consumerism of wastefulness and laziness and irresponsibility.