posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 08:37 PM
To all of the humanity haters in this thread I have something to say:
Humans(animals) have had a symbiotic relationship with the animals that live in the vicinity of humans. For a LONG time. We both live off
each other. My house and property is home to not only my family and pets but also to wasps, bees, cockroaches, bugs that I don't know the name of,
lizards, spiders, caterpillars, butterflies, and god knows what else. I am proud that my small parcel that I call home is teeming with life.
I do find this particular practice...questionable. However, this is yet again a banal case of fighting for the bears because they are cute syndrome.
I wonder how many of you are concerned with or are even aware of the multitude of "pest" and insect species that are forced to suffer from the
burdens of civilization. I could name a ton of creatures that most humans would squash under their foot or kill simply for the hide or skin.
Another point - how does anyone of you have the right to demand that a culture cease it's traditions for the selfish reason that what they practice
you do not like?
Have you fumigated your house? If you have consider yourself a proud murderer. Is that a cockroach on the ceiling? "I'll get him - just let me
get my shoe off". I can say these statements with confidence because I have observed this behavior in 99% of the people I come into contact with.
One woman that I know will happily and gleefully destroy a spiders web(home). She will lecture me about the inhumanity of whaling, poaching and
general killing of cute animals while spraying a wasps nest with insecticide. Such hypocrisy.
In short, I am proud of our ancestors(humanity - not a single race). They have laid the groundwork for the life that we all enjoy. They have done
that by living off the land, by cultivating and hunting, by applying a theory not because it is rational but because they believed it could lead to
their collective self-preservation.
I am proud to be human and proud of the long and glorious tradition our ancestors have provided for us. Indeed, there is much that needs to be
changed for the overall well being of the planet. Just make sure to look out for the ugly and pest creatures that do more for our biodiversity than
any mammal ever could.