How We Treat Species Not As Smart As We Are

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    Mar 14, 2015 1:54 AM GMT


    How We Treat Those Who Are Not As Smart As We Are
    How We Are Treated by Those Who Are Smarter Than We Are
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    Mar 14, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    Got something in my eye after watching that.
    Sadly, there are plenty of examples much closer home than Midway Island.
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 14, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    Sad
  • RunnerBen

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    Mar 14, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    WS MERWIN:

    For a Coming Extinction


    Gray whale
    Now that we are sinding you to The End
    That great god
    Tell him
    That we who follow you invented forgiveness
    And forgive nothing

    I write as though you could understand
    And I could say it
    One must always pretend something
    Among the dying
    When you have left the seas nodding on their stalks
    Empty of you
    Tell him that we were made
    On another day

    The bewilderment will diminish like an echo
    Winding along your inner mountains
    Unheard by us
    And find its way out
    Leaving behind it the future
    Dead
    And ours

    When you will not see again
    The whale calves trying the light
    Consider what you will find in the black garden
    And its court
    The sea cows the Great Auks the gorillas
    The irreplaceable hosts ranged countless
    And fore-ordaining as stars
    Our sacrifices
    Join your work to theirs
    Tell him
    That it is we who are important
  • Lincsbear

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    Mar 15, 2015 12:09 AM GMT
    Such beauty and suffering....

  • Mar 15, 2015 4:12 PM GMT
    EVERY 5 min we lose an animal or plant from the glory live kingdom!!...icon_redface.gif
    so i think M.J earth song
    do what we hopeicon_razz.gif
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    Mar 15, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    coolssssEGYPTthankuhahaha saidEVERY 5 min we lose an animal or plant from the glory live kingdom!!...icon_redface.gif
    so i think M.J earth song
    do what we hopeicon_razz.gif


  • toastvenom

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    Mar 15, 2015 5:50 PM GMT
    we treat each other like garbage, never mind creatures that are "less smarter than us."
  • djacobs

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    Mar 15, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    Just awful, Have we lost humanity?!
    we all need to know that the number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years
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    Mar 16, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    This is why I: recycle and properly dispose of every last shred of waste I create; I pick up other people's trash if I see it in parks or trails; and when travelling in poor, ocean-dumping countries such as those in Asia, I try to avoid creating unnecessary plastic waste such as plastic drinking straws.

    More food for thought:

    "My body will not be a tomb for other creatures."—Leonardo da Vinci: artist, sculptor, anatomist, engineer, military strategist, gay man, and lifelong vegetarian

    "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."—Albert Einstein, vegetarian toward the end of his life

    "So long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields."—Tolstoy