reply to post by oozyism
I believe that people are programmed to believe that animals are stupid in the first place, when in fact they are sometimes smarter than us. People
think that just because animals don't drive a Ferrari, don't build hotels and don't work in space, they have to automatically be dumb. Yes, we are
unique and we can do things which any other species on Earth can't. But does that mean we are the best and better than all the rest? Far from it. If
I ignore for a second extraterrestrials who live and work on this planet and just compare us to let's say monkeys (or any larger developed animal for
that matter), we are sometimes worse than the animals we tend to laugh at.
We destroy the planet every day. We kill hundreds of millions of animals each year. We kill ourselves thinking it is normal. We are spiritually
primitive. We need sex. We need the system and the system needs us. Yet we have TV, the internet, mobile phones, the LHC, the ISS and we tend to think
we are the masters of the universe when we are not. Some ET species thinks we are like bugs, some want to eat us and some want to give us a chance. We
should give a chance to other species on our planet as well.
Animals don't need to produce videogames or smoke weed, drink alcohol, etc. Why? Maybe because they don't know how to or maybe because they don't
need to. I think though that if they had the chance, they would proove to be as good at things as we are, if not better. Animals are very intelligent
beings. Surely not entirely all of them, but most of them are and have developed pretty interesting capabilities and skills. Animals are more
organised, can work in groups, are more spiritually connected with the planet, can learn from us from their perspective hard tasks, they can survive
alone in the open, etc. Just because they look and live differently doesn't mean they are not smart and worth studying.
Recently I saw two documentaries on Nat Geo Wild about exotic wild life in the forests of Japan. Part of it was about Macaque and how they live
throughout the year. It was pretty stunning actually. They are like people, only trapped in different bodies. Take a look also at Odaigahara or
animals in Africa and South America or Antarctica. Aren't elephants, giraffes, chameleons, monkeys, sharks, zebras, bears, polarbears, penguins,
crocs, snakes, turtles and many other species fascinating? And what about our dogs and cats at home?
Animals are underestimated by the general populace. They aren't colorful toys for the circus. They are companions which we need to understand. No
wonder they don't want to talk to us sometimes when they think we are stupid when we behave that way eventhough we don't have to. So let's be
friends with animals, help them out and enjoy them before we kill them all off.
[edit on 17/8/10 by Cybernet]