Friday, August 28, 2009

I am guilty and so is the rest of Human kind..

Human? or Animal-like?

It is common saying among humans about a violent human that the person is behaving like an animal! I want people to think if it is fair to give such a comparison.
I do not want to write much about it. I am just gonna post some articles here which should make the point!

The Human
1) http://nazaronline.net/politics_society/jul08/not_every_dog_111.html
2) http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mag/2004/02/22/stories/2004022200340400.htm

The Animal
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD5bCNvAihU
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpfvkeo0KBc

Another prominent example.. http://www.mypointis.net/thesealhunt.html

I think I am guilty too. Raise the green house effect on a day to day basis. Destroy polar bears. So seal population raises. Then kill them mercilessly to control their population. But do nothing about ones own mistakes. I feel guilty. At least the leopard had the heart and courage to understand the outcome of its doing and take care of the offspring.

Please tell me, are the definitions for animal-like and human-like correct?
I think animals do not deserve the shame of comparisons to such a selfish human kind.

I love animals. I am not saying all humans are bad towards animals. But there are many many heartless hunters, insensitive, and mean people towards animals &/or people who support animals, and very many who do not even care for other humans as well.

I am angry, am sad.. I hope people who do love take some initiative or at least support others who had the courage to take initiatives!


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Mahatma Gandhi , India


I pray.

8 comments:

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

Welcome back Divya. I have been longing to see you write another one. The point you elaborate here is quite often discussed and is quite cliched, but your thoughts are very fresh.

You are absolutely right. Humans and animals have nothing in comparison. The phrase "animal like" had been to described the cruel, unforgiving nature of animals. The Tiger has to hunt its prey, the hyenas have to scavenge, the Anaconda has to constrict and swallow. That is the law of nature, that is how the food chain is balanced, and not to forget... it is their food. Hunting for ones food cannot be claimed as barbaric in nature. Of course, if they had killed for the pleasure you could.

Humans are barbaric, not animals. They go about their business, and their business only. It is absolutely nonsensical to compare human brutality to the natural behavior of animals.

Divya said...

Hi Vittal,
Thanks for reading and appreciate my writing.
Am happy that you understood it right and also agree with me on this. I hope more people do..

Santosh said...

Depends on a lot of things. I justify the terms 'animal like'and 'human like'. Well thats why most of my friends call me "adi-manav". It will lead to a lengthy discusion, which is beyond this blog.

Divya said...

Hi Santosh
Thanks for reading the blog. Even if it will be lengthy, I am sure some of us will like to hear a gist of it.

Santosh said...
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Divya said...

@ Santosh I think u missed the point..

Sankaranarayanan said...

Hi, Really great. Great thinking. Even though I know you from your childhood, I never imagined such kind of thinking you have in you.I am astonished at the maturity of your thinking. Keep on thinking differently and posting it in your blog.

Uncommon Sense said...

i hate humans and i luv animals.. and the quote of mkg is his one of the best and most sensible one