America's best read urban weekly | Learn More »
Let´s try applying some of the comments made in this article to our own species, and see if they still make sense. After all, we have overpopulation problems sometimes. What if we "managed" humans in famine-torn areas the same way we "manage" wolves? Here goes."You have to kill people to save people."“I’m a people lover. I love to trap [and kill] ’em. But I wouldn´t want ’em gone either.”"Murdering people, that´s not for everyone, but it´s something we do as human beings.""As a species, humans are just fine. They have the largest distribution of any mammal on the planet. So as a species, they´re very healthy [and it doesn´t really matter if we kill some].""People are beautiful … but unless they’re controlled, they are a problem.”Sound nice? The hunters try to mask their blood lust by talking as if all this lethal control is doing wolves a favor. But the fact is, if some higher beings tried to handle US this way, we wouldn´t appreciate it. Yes, humans have a purpose on the planet, but I don´t believe that purpose is to kill, especially not by such painful methods as trapping (which DOES break skin and bones, sometimes -- the photographic evidence on this point is abundant). In the words of C.S. Lewis, "We may find it difficult to formulate a human right of tormenting beasts in terms which would not equally imply an angelic right of tormenting men. And we may feel that though objective superiority is rightly claimed for men ... that we ought to prove ourselves better than the beasts precisely by the fact of acknowledging duties to them which they do not acknowledge to us."
Website powered by Foundation