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Originally posted by Cinrad
A story from NZ shows just how far people are from the reality of surviving in a collapsed system. A dead whale washed up on a beach, the local indigenous people (who had a right to it under Department of Conservation protocols) want the jaw bone from it for traditional crafts before burying it, and tree huggers trying to stop them from cutting the jaw bone out. The whale was burried in a peaceful location, they even gave it a funeral! But no, some people objected strenously. What are they going to do when the OWG demands thier allegiance or else they will not be allowed to receive thier food allowance?
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Originally posted by Unity_99
This isn't about a tree hugger group. Whales are possibly the most intelligent people on earth. And so this tradition of ancient indigenous cultures who didn't know that they were our equals, and need to be protected from murder and abuse of their remains, just like any human, need to be brought up to par.
Oh, and trees are wonderful too.edit on 18-1-2013 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Unity_99
"Murder?" It was already dead. It was an old whale that beached itself.
Also they are intelligent, but not that intelligent. I mean, they took it's jaw bone, but they also gave it a ceremonial and respectful burial! What more could you ask for?
Sometimes people are very weird to me.