Humans Are Animals But Animals Are Not HumanNovember 7, 2020
It seems there is too little comprehension and over a few misconceptions in regards to the topic of animals. This report will discuss a few of these misconceptions as well as the realizations that we need to make if we want to prevent deaths and animal attacks. The problem seems to lie in our myths which creatures are driven by emotions instead of by pure survival instincts.
This causes us to attribute an animal attack to the human emotion of revenge or anger. I know that all people don’t hold these truths, which are presumptuous. What I am saying is that a majority of people do simply based upon the evidence. The evidence I refer to includes television shows on Discovery, Animal Planet, TNT, etc. It also includes the news media, as well as Academia. Again, some displays are guiltier than others, but the fallacies range from the small to the absurd.
The main point the reader should take from this guide is that creatures are animals, driven by basic instincts necessary for their survival. They do not feel anger, jealousy, love, or plot revenge. While some creatures may contain the potential for all these emotions, I doubt those perceptions are as highly improved or concluded through as ours seem to be. So, when we attempt to attribute human emotions to animal motivations we’re creating a silly mistake.
We want only to attempt to examine the situation from the creature’s point of view. This should not be hard, because we have the ability to reason. We want only to attempt to return to a state of mind that we have not had since we rubbed sticks together and drew on cave walls.
The Main Issues:
The tree hugger is as much to blame as the hunter. When a character lover is assaulted brutally by a creature and survives they usually make the announcement; “It didn’t know what it was doing”. This isn’t correct. The animal knew full well what it was doing.
They’d also make the claim they should not have put themselves in that circumstance. That statement actually is correct, to an extent. As soon as we venture out into character we cannot expect that we will not be attacked by a wild animal. What we have to expect is that there’s potential, and we must accept responsibility for this if we’re going into the woods.
Animals are discovering their natural lands threatened by housing developments, businesses, and other activities that bring human beings into areas where creatures used to roam. Their territory is decreasing. So, once we go out into the woods then it is our duty. If someone enters the woods for any reason and can be attacked by an animal, whatever the motive; it is their fault.
Why? Because they know in the back of the mind it is a possibility. If you go into the woods with your kids and they are attacked, then it’s the parent’s fault. Why? Since they knew it was a possibility. You’ve got every right to take the danger, but when and if something terrible happens, you can not blame the animal.
There are people out there who think that creatures are of no consequence. The one thing which matters in this world is that the human race. If an animal is struck by a car, shot, or killed by anything other than natural means; so what. This is a really ignorant viewpoint to have for a single reason. We live in a world that is governed by equilibrium. One thing affects another and when one species disappears it will affect other species.
Sometimes it can be in a good way for this species and sometimes it may be in a bad way. If all predatory birds were to go extinct then it would be great for rodents. It wouldn’t be so good for whatever the rodents feed upon and it certainly wouldn’t be helpful for us. Granted some species could go extinct without greatly upsetting the equilibrium of things.
It is when multiple extinctions happen that a significant problem will arise. These individuals which don’t hold animals in high esteem, when attacked by creatures, are quick to anger. That creature attacked me therefore should die! I doubt they would even think about the possibility that they bore any responsibility whatsoever for penetrating the woods that day.
The bottom line is that if individuals enter the forests, we must be aware of the dangers. This goes for almost any natural environment which we consciously enter, knowing full well we could be attacked by a bear or a shark.
I will never forget an incident of World’s Most Beautiful Video or maybe it was the Most Extreme, where an elephant has been rampaging through the streets of Mexico. If I recall correctly, this elephant was performing at a circus, turned on its trainer (killing him), then began running through the streets. This elephant was taken to death in the street. I had no issue with that, it was apparent the animal had to be taken down.
What I really did have an issue with was that the announcement made by the bonehead commentator of the series. He stated, “This is a terrible event, but let’s not forget why this was essential.” That may not be his statement word for word, but the purpose is clear. The elephant had to die since it was a rampaging monster! How stupid is that? In my opinion that was a very dumb statement that had me cursing out loud at my television set. The elephant indeed failed to kill his trainer. It is likewise a fact that the elephant was out of control.
Why are these the only legitimate points? Did anyone stop to think that the elephant should not have been there in the first place? Elephants do not belong in circuses and they don’t belong in zoos. The sole purpose a zoo should serve is to rehabilitate injured animals or to shield animals that are endangered.
Animals are wild, the only mistake made from the elephant scenario is that”WE”, believed we can tame or control that creature. Can we do it? Yes, we can, but should we, NO! Personally, if an animal that is in a zoo or a circus strikes an individual then I don’t wish to hear about it. No sympathy will probably be found together with me. The most important thing is that animals belong in the wild. I do not care how tame or domesticated we believe that they are.
The possibility will always remain that they can attack for reasons that actually do not matter. I really have a hard enough time trying to determine why people do some of the things that they do. The last thing I need to need to perform daily is to try to determine what an elephant, bear, or shark has been thinking.
When I was younger, I went to zoos. The last time I visited a zoo I was 21 years old, also it had been at Busch Gardens and Disney’s the Wild Kingdom. I am 31 years old and I have not been to a zoo. I won’t ever go to a zoo simply because I don’t believe in them. To take a wild creature and stick it into a cage for our entertainment is just ridiculous. How many of us would like to be stuck in an enclosure, I don’t care just how natural or comfortable it is, then told we could never leave? Not many, but because we are not speaking about folks then it does not matter. Animals do not belong in cages. They’re intended to stand outside in the wild.
So, once we place animals in scenarios they instinctually do not belong then we cannot hold them liable for their activities. The only people which may be held liable for monster attacks happening in zoos or a circus are we. Not simply the owner of the zoo or circus, but the individual that was attacked as well. After all, they are the ones paying the fee to enter an area where dangerous animals are retained. It’s all about responsibility and too often are we not willing to accept our share of their obligation in this era.
Animals are not governed by the very same things that we are. If a person wrongs us then we get angry. If a person loves us then we love back. Human beings are capable of a variety of emotions including, jealousy, joy, sadness, anger, anxiety, etc… In addition, we have the ability to plot and scheme. If someone makes us exceptionally upset or jealous then we might want to do damage against another person.
Animals don’t believe this way and whenever I hear, or read of an animal attack; I always hear someone try to attribute human motivations to why the creature behaved the way it did. Real-life is not Lady and the Tramp, or Over the Hedge. Animals don’t reason as we do. The only activities that animals are concerned with are sleeping, eating, pooping, peeing, and reproduction. From the day they’re born until the day that they die, they’re only worried about life processes.