It would appear there is too little understanding and more than a few misconceptions when it comes to the subject of animals. This guide will discuss a few of those myths and the realizations that we need to make if we want to avoid deaths and animal attacks. The problem seems to lie within our myths which creatures are driven by emotions instead of by pure survival instincts. This induces us to attribute a creature’s attack to the human emotion of revenge or anger. I am aware that all people don’t hold these truths, which would be presumptuous.
What I am saying is that a vast majority of folks do simply based upon the evidence. The evidence I refer to includes television shows on Discovery, Animal Planet, TNT, etc… Additionally, it contains the news media at Old Library Studio.com and even Academia. Again, some displays are guiltier than others, but the fallacies range from the little to the absurd.
The main point the reader needs to take from this guide is that creatures are animals, driven by basic instincts necessary for their survival. They don’t feel anger, jealousy, love, or plot revenge. Even though some creatures may contain the potential for all these emotions, I doubt those perceptions are as highly developed or reasoned through as ours seem to be. So, when we try to incorporate human emotions into creature motives we are making a ridiculous mistake. We want only to attempt to check at the situation from the animal’s point of view. This should not be hard, because we have the ability to reason. We want only to try to go back to a state of mind that we haven’t had since we rubbed sticks together and drew on cave walls.
The Main Issues:
The tree hugger is as much to blame because of the hunter. When a nature lover is attacked brutally by a creature and conveys that they generally make the statement; “It didn’t know what it was doing”. This isn’t true. The creature knew full well what it was doing. They would also claim that they shouldn’t have put themselves into that situation. That statement actually is correct, to a degree. As soon as we venture out into character we cannot expect that we won’t be attacked by a wild creature. What we must expect is that there’s a potential, and we have to accept responsibility for this if we are going into the woods.
Animals are finding their own natural lands threatened by housing developments, businesses, and other activities that bring human beings into areas where creatures used to ramble. Their land is decreasing. So, when we go out into the woods then it is our responsibility. If a person enters the woods for any reason and is attacked by an animal, whatever the motive; it is their fault. Why? Because they know in the back of the mind that it is a possibility. If you go to the woods with your children and they’re attacked, then it’s the parent’s fault. Why? Since they knew it was a chance. You have every right to take the risk, but if and if something bad happens, you can’t blame the creature.
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 dumb view to have for one reason. We are living in a world that’s governed by equilibrium. One thing affects another and if one species disappears it will affect different species. Sometimes it can be in a fantastic way for that species and sometimes it may be in a terrible manner. If most predatory birds were to go extinct then it’d be great for rodents.
It would not be quite as good for whatever the rodents feed upon and it most certainly wouldn’t be good for us. Granted some species can go extinct without greatly upsetting the balance of things. It is when multiple extinctions happen that a significant issue will arise. These individuals which don’t hold animals in high regard, when attacked by animals, usually are quick to anger. That animal attacked me therefore should die! I doubt they would even consider the possibility that they bore some responsibility whatsoever for entering the forests daily. The most important thing is that if people enter the woods, we must know about the dangers. This goes for almost any natural environment that we knowingly input, knowing full well we can be attacked by a bear or even a shark.
I won’t ever forget an incident of Worlds Most Amazing Video or perhaps it was the Extreme, in which an elephant has been rampaging through the streets of Mexico. If I remember correctly, this elephant was acting in a circus, then turned on its coach (killing him), then began running through the streets. This elephant was shot to death in the street. I had no problem with that, it was clear that the animal had to be taken down. What I did have a problem with was the announcement made by the bonehead commentator of this show. He said, “This is a tragic event, but let us not forget why this was necessary.” This may not be his statement word for word, but the point is clear. The elephant had to die because it was a rampaging creature! How ignorant is that? In my view that was a very dumb statement that had me cursing out loud at my tv set. The elephant indeed failed to kill his trainer. It is also true that the elephant has been out of control. Why are these only valid points? Did anyone stop to think that the elephant should not have been there in the first location? 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 crazy, the only mistake made in the elephant situation is that”WE”, believed we could tame or control this creature. Can we do it? Yes, we could, but should we, NO! Personally, if an animal that’s in a zoo or a circus attacks a person then I don’t want to hear about it. No sympathy will be found together with me. The bottom line is that animals belong in the wild. I do not care how tame or domesticated we believe they are. The chance will always remain they can strike for reasons that actually don’t matter. I’ve got a hard enough time trying to figure out why people do some of those things they do. The last thing I wish to need to do daily will be to try to figure out what an elephant, bear, or shark was thinking.
When I was younger, I moved 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 because. I will never visit a zoo again simply because I don’t believe in them. To take a wild animal and stick it into a cage for our entertainment is simply ridiculous. How many people would like to be stuck in an enclosure, so I do not care how natural or comfortable that it is, then told we could not leave? Not many, but because we are not talking about folks then it does not matter. Animals don’t belong in cages.
They are meant to be outside in the wild. So, once we place animals in situations they instinctually don’t belong then we can’t hold them liable for their activities. The only people which may be held accountable for creature attacks occurring in zoos or even a circus are we. Not simply the owner of the zoo or circus, but the individual that was attacked as well. After all, they’re the ones paying the fee to enter an area where dangerous animals are retained. It’s all about obligation and also often are we not willing to accept our share of their obligation in this era.
Animals aren’t governed by the same things that we are. If somebody wrongs us then we get angry. If someone enjoys us then we adore back. Human beings are capable of a variety of emotions including, jealousy, happiness, sadness, anger, anxiety, etc. In addition, we have the capacity to plot and scheme. If a person makes us extremely angry or jealous then we may wish to harm that other person.
Animals don’t believe this way and yet whenever I hear, or read of an animal attack; I always hear someone try to attribute human motives to why the animal behaved the way it did. Real-life Isn’t Lady and the Tramp, or On the Hedge. Animals don’t reason as we do. The only activities that animals are concerned with are eating, sleeping, pooping, peeing, and reproduction. From the day they are born till the day that they die, they’re only concerned with life processes.