Some animals always become heroes when they do something for us. They sit by a death site or grave, or sniff out cancer, help us to see when we are blind – sniff out the bodies of loved ones lost in disasters. They are much better souls than we. They keep us company, and love us unconditionally when there is no other love around. We don’t give a thought to the rest though, and most of us don’t recognise that they are people just like us – better than us really. People is just a word for soul. Of course they have souls – and they should be entitled to go about their natural lives.
We justify our terrible actions with the words of those who have gone before – the bible (misinterpreted), and the scientists who tell us that creatures other than ourselves are too stupid to feel pain. Really? We have “pets.” We lock them in cages and tanks, and feed them crap – for YEARS, and deprive them of a natural place to sleep, or to love others as they are naturally inclined to do – “animals love more faithfully than we do”. We forget to change their water. We STEAL their lives so that we can have a Pretty Boy on top of the fridge for our kids to say “How Cute!”. Please stop doing this. These creatures are adults of their species, and entitled to lives not particularly born for your artistic, fashion, or menu pleasure.
Hunting? As a sport – just for the fun of the chase or fur – NAAH! – A***-holes every one of you. Hunting for food – GREAT idea. The animal lives wild and dies in seconds if you’re a decent shot – I was brought up in apartheid South Africa – I’ll get you right in the iris of your eyeball every time. So much better than the factory farming hells and grinding up of live chicken babies – because of eggs. I don’t eat meat personally, but I would happily shoot an animal for a carnivore. So much better than the raising of meat commercially. I’m quite a good shot by the way – so feel free to contact me. I truly believe that if you’re not prepared to kill and prepare your food, you shouldn’t be eating it. If the sight of a whole dead chicken carcass gives you the willies, then don’t eat the buggery thing. And don’t ever make a joke out of an animal carcass in front of me with your turkey joke on your head. I will seriously kick you in your obviously very tiny inoperable nads.
Anyway. All I’m saying is that life isn’t all about YOU. Try and be a little mindful about the other residents of this planet. No matter how entitled you feel, no matter how in control you feel, you will die in the end too, and you may just find out that your soul is not at all different to that of a gnat. In fact – you might just find out that gnats are much better people. And they have a right to their own God given life just as you do. Live your own life and leave them alone.
Compassion is not a favour bestowed – it’s a test of your “HUMANITY” – and probably where you will end up after this – hoping for the compassion of those thousands you harmed without thought. Hold thumbs that there really aren’t pitchforks.
Stop hurting the helpless people – take a bit of responsibility for YOU. Being cool is not a must but a choice. And what is cool is kind of obvious if you take off your blinkers.