Where Humanity Stands

Where Humanity Stands

“Looking at the bigger picture, we have to ask ourselves where humanity is and where are we standing, and how much more can we abuse nature. I think hunting is just a symbol for a bigger process that’s going on.”
By Ulrich Seidl

A new documentary has come out about safari hunting. Though it is probably too heart breaking to watch myself. I hope others can watch and see that is not right.

This is one of the bigger issues that seems to plague my mind and its reasoning. Its not just hunting and killing animals, but this is a special kind of sadness and very disturbing. Hunting is no longer around because obviously we raise and kill livestock to feed today. Not that I believe it is a more humane way of doing things. And many hunters in the USA kill local deer and animals maybe for sport, but use all the meat and other parts as not to go to waste.

But what makes safari hunting special is people going out of their way and spending a high sum of money to go out and kill exotic animals. They have to travel a far distance to kill. They do not personally use the meat or animal products themselves for use. There is no reasoning and logic. It is a backwards thinking to say that they hunt because they love. To save the animal you must kill them. Older and sick species can be killed off because it harms the herd. The money used for hunting goes back to the community. If they do not hunt, there is not reason to protect the animals. Its a vicious circle of reasoning.

Is it to say, if I do not buy illegal drugs, the poor family who makes the drugs do not have food to eat? If I don’t buy clothes from a company that uses child workers, I won’t employ people? And then taxes paid by the company to help the country, so the country falls? It is reasoning that leads to somewhere that is wrong. If they love the animals or want to help, they could have just donated the money. Or do they have to receive some benefit out of it, which is the hunt.

I think the quote by Ulrich Siedl says its best. While there might not be a legitimate reason, it is a implication for something bigger that is immorally conflicting with people. It is a epitome of human’s relation to nature and the animal world. What are we doing and why? Whats the point of this senseless killing? They kind not even find a legitimate reason to defend what they are doing. They do these horrific actions under the guise of helping? Disgusting. These animals can not defend themselves again high powered weapons. What thrill do you get. If you take a knife against a lion, I might give you the OK. That makes a real thrill and real honor that you can conquer.


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