Robert Gentel wrote:
Hey William, I have a question about this:
As far as those animals we do eat, cows, chickens, pigs, goats, lambs and fish, I can't imagine anything else they are good for.
You express reservations about eating other animals, but are they all on the basis of utility to humans? I imagine they have use for their lives that we might not.
Hello Robert. Never in my life have I ever consider an animal my peer much less my superior. Here we must consider communicative skills. I can understand anthropomorphic renditions and that primitive reasoning as we tend to understand them more than we understand us. Many times I have offered "show me an ape that can build a kool-aid stand and I will consider that ape my ancestor but never my peer".
Having said that should we kill them simply because we are superior. No. As we learn what it is to feed each other rather than feeding off each other, then the animal we do not need will go by the way side due to an immaculate nature selection process. The only two that are still enigmatic to me are the porpoise and the whale. Both protected as I think they should be.
We have no clue as to what they are all about; and you mentioned that and I agree. Mammals that live in the water that breathe as we do that are absolutely no threat to us in any way what so ever, we don't kill them for any reason. When we consider their procreation and their numbers there is simply is no reason to. As to sharks, bring me a harpoon, ha! Possibly the most vicious predator that has ever lived on this planet. Never consider them an endangered species. If one ventures into shark infested waters I promise you they will be very thankful if a Orca or a porpoise is anywhere in that vicinity. They will come to the rescue every single time. How could anyone kill such a loving, caring creature?
At one time we needed their oil for our warmth. Now, no! The only reason we kill them is for the contents of there stomach and bowel. If we were more patient we would get that waste free and naturally. Ambergris per ounce in our stupid value structure is worth killing them for. Damn, what lengths we will go to insure that we don't stink. When in truth no one stinks. It is a by product of anothers greed and why some sweat and some don't.
If the greedy only knew all the ways they do sweat, perhaps they wouldn't be so greedy. They are the most afraid people in the world and why they need bodyguards and personal assistants. They have lost any sense of personal accomplishment and rely on others to do there labor and thinking for them. Ha, what price having more is, huh?
Sorry for going on so Robert. This is my position on animals. With my other comments I hope this helped. I don't have any pets; I'm still trying to tame people, ha!