posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 08:47 PM
Some birds will stockpile carcasses in water to save them for later. These often times decay and fall apart. The bird has killed a creature, stored it
away, and produced waste as a result. No different than humans stockpiling food and wasting it.
Lions will often times kill other animals and not eat them. That sounds like consuming more than you need. The animals life has been consumed, ended,
and not even for food.
Dolphins do the same thing, in addition to torturing and murdering offspring of other creatures. And they are unrepentant rapists.
Animals get fat. While far more common in captivity than nature, it happens nonetheless. Even in captivity, the animal is still consuming more than it
needs. Animals are generally limited by their ABILITY to consume, not their lack of desire to consume.
There are more than a few animals that kill for fun, and killing for fun is the most extreme example of consuming more than you need.
Then we get into the whole concept of what do you define as "need" Enough so that you don't die? Enough so that you can reproduce? Enough so that
your species can grow and expand? Enough for your species to dominate the planet? Enough to make you happy? What exactly do we need, and who are you
to define it?
A creature can live with a given amount of resources. Is that all they need? Living with only the smallest amount of resources to survive often times
leads to health so poor reproduction can't take place. So then "need" changes from just enough to survive, to enough to reproduce. You then
"need" even MORE if you wish to grow your population. A smart creature will save resources for the future, a tactic which generally involves some
measure of waste. Who decides that a creature shouldn't have the safety net of stockpiled resources? It's possible they will survive just on what
they find day to day, but if something unexpected happens they are SOL.
Humanitys consumption is no different than a squirrel storing nuts for the future. We are just a lot bigger and require a lot more nuts.
If you want more examples I'd be happy to provide them, these are the first that came to mind.
Those who are anti-humanity are really just blind to what the nature of life is. Life is harsh, cruel, painful, unfair, and rife with suffering. Evil
as we humans define it has been around long before a single modern day human set foot on this earth.
As far as the China thing,that wasn't directed at you, it was a general statement about the attitudes many people have. The east is raping the planet
of resources, killing off many of the world's largest and most amazing species (whales, sharks, rhino, elephant) yet very few people cry foul and
lambast the east for their deeds. In fact many have some pipe dream that the world will be a better place if China takes over the role the US
currently holds. Doubtful, if they don't care about anything now, it's not likely they'll change the second they run the world.