created restrictions in our society, set moral standards, defined right and wrongs. We are very much ahead of our fellow primates in evolution. We understood our position in this nature, what are we (at least partially),how we understood nature and even evolution process and thus we became the enlightened ones. With this came responsibility, only because we are beings which believe in morality, righteousness, right and wrong, good and bad, and virtues. And why wrote all this blah blah, just to remind ourselves that we have strong logical reason to protect our nature.
We all heard of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), they have gained more attention recently by their weird way of advertising, using nudity and porn. i am not sure whether they are getting right kind of attention but what they stand for is a strong cause, i.e. rights of other animals in a Homo Sapien dominant world. We can't ignore other living beings as,
- We are part of food chain, even though it looks like we are independent of normal hunter- pray food link, we are still bonded.
- Second is we are not producers (like plants), we can't process food directly from sunlight, that's a pretty big reason i think you all agree with.
As it is not possible to go all the way back and redo everything that has been done already. So it would be a good idea to get rid of zoos and protect animals in sanctuaries, where unnecessary human interventions are prohibited. Wild life sanctuaries and national parks would be a solution for zoo. They need a habitat where they live like as they are supposed to, not controlled by humans. Do we like the idea of some one controlling our lives other than ourselves, hell no.
Two days before i happened to saw the movie "Rise of Planet of the Apes" i think we should think of such a situation, not that it is going to happen but still what if they overtook us? what if they kept us as slaves? like we do to dogs and others in the name of petting. i think, the theme of the movie is relevant, may be not everyone but if some one might think about it and consider to change that would be a big leap towards the cause.
If we can't stop this we are proving the fact that we are just masks outside, where inside we are still that barbarians who happened have a big brain. All our civilisations, knowledge we accumulated would be irrelevant, if we can't portrait a simple emotion, "affection". So lets hold our hands together for them.