Originally posted by lupodigubbio
Basically the deal is this, I have received a considerable amount beef (both from society and family) for spending so much time, effort, finances and
energy in creating the shelter for animals instead of working on human facilities for any of the several issues in my 3rd world home.
First of all I don't fully belong to "y'all" since I'm from another country, from some town with values and traditions you probably haven't heard of
much or know like you do your close ones. I believe a lot of people have lost a lot of this important thing you speak of but not all of humanity. And
I love animals and I would like to have one but currently I'm having trouble taking care of myself so I appointed a few insects running around the
house which I consider my pets, like a few spiders.
The honest answer is: I don't care that much about humans. I care more about animals. It sounds cold, it sounds unnatural but it's the truth.
There is just something that we humans have lost and animals still have that I wish we still had. Innocence maybe? Or perhaps it is all the human
brutality that I have seen inflicted to the shelter, farm and wild animals?
Brutality usually comes from people who are frustrated because something happened which they don't understand enough. Which doesn't make it right but
since you have to work with inflicted animals. You know, humans are animals too, we just don't want to perceive ourselves as such and pretend we have
something more which really we don't. Ok, humans made spaceshuttles and nuclear devices which other animals can't make, maybe one day other species
will evolve and it would be like Planet of the Dogs and you have these dogs running around in clothes, having parties, weddings, religious
But I don't know about your care, even if you care just a little bit about other life but your own then nobody should be giving you beef. Unless you
like to cook, make burgers out of it and feed it to others ofcourse.
This, of course, doesn't mean I hate human beings or I won't help out from time to time, but If I had to choose between helping a person or an
animal in need I would probably find myself at a very difficult ethical crossroad. Based on past experiences, I would go with my gut and probably
choose the animal.
Anybody feel this way?
No, pets are there for comfort and reminders and they are taken in after it becomes clear there isn't enough love to go around. But humans would go
first as I am human but if I were a dog I would choose the dog, it's kind of an animal rule. I could understand people going for the
pet/animal/nonhuman life because they have chosen to as their primary concern but once humans are gone so will pets. Unless it would happen in the
middle of nowhere with nobody else around but then you would have less chance of survival.
edit on 11/2/2013 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason