Saturday, May 29, 2010
Whale Wars and why i think it's a joke.
First off, i'm not pro-whaling nor am i against whaling. I just simply do not care about the whales or any other animals. Don't get me wrong, i like animals, but not enough to go, "Oh my god, you humans are evil animal nazis! F YOU!" or something like that. Personally, I have no problem with people choosing to hunt, fish or to do animal research. it's fine with me, i just don't get what the problem is. All I heard was these arguments like "These animals feel pain" or "They're not ours to eat" or "We're cruel and merciless monsters that slaughters innocent and defenseless creatures" or "Humans must die off because the world would be a better place without them." or "These animals are smarter than humans." or "The whales have been here longer than humans." All of those are ridiculous and i'm going to pick those arguments off one by one.
"These animals feel pain."
Of course they feel pain. Animals, including humans, have a thing called a nervous system which connects to the brain, transmitting signals like pain, pleasure, and such. Just because animals feel pain doesn't excuse the need to feed to survive. It's not only humans who eats animals, other animals of many sorts eats animals just as well. Funny thing is, you never seen anyone going up to a lion saying, "Mr. Lion, that was mean! You shouldn't have murdered mrs. Antelope." or the news caster asking the praying mantis why she killed her mate. And yet, we're the ones who brings death and destruction and all the animals are just happily prancing around as the sun smiles and the rainbows dropping skittles. The lions were lying down with the lambs and wolves were playing pattie cakes with the sheep.
"They're not ours to eat."
Yes they are. It's simply the way we are, we eat meat. We're omnivores (A creature that eats meat and plants), not herbivores (A creature that eats only plants). Let's run a little thought experiment; let's say that there is this one world where humans do not exist and another where humans do exist. Let's have one Deer, the same deer on each world, and one human kills it and eats it. Would the deer in the other world live on and die of old age? Probably not because there are still predators that considers that deer food. So what is the point of all this? It means that no matter what, there are always going to be carnivores (A creature that eats only meat) and omnivores regardless whether or not humans exists. There always will be animals getting eaten and that is just the way the world is. Now imagine that nobody eats meat in the world. That would include the viruses and bacterias, so the animals will not rot if they die. So what happens to all the animals that die? Talk about having a waste of space and the bodies would just keep piling up one after another.
"We're the cruel and merciless monsters that slaughters the innocent and defenseless creatures."
There are actually worse animals than humans when it comes to killing for meat. For instance, a wasp would lay its eggs on the living caterpillar and when hatches, it eats the caterpillar. Male lions that takes over a new pride, kills off baby cubs and procreates with the lionesses so they can have its baby cubs instead. Some animals resorts to cannibalism, some eats you from the inside, some animals eats babies and some would eat many creatures at once (Anteaters and whales for instance). Nature is cruel, humans are just omnivores. Sure we do horrific things to animals but we also do horrific things to each other and to ourselves. Keep in mind that many animals in the whole animal kingdom are just as cruel and merciless, not innocent or defenseless. As for considering animals that are defenseless and innocent, that is your perception, not theirs. We may think they're innocent and defenseless, we may be wanting to protect them, but they are just animals. Animals will die whether they get eaten or not.
"The world would be better off without humans."
Now that is just plain sad. Blame the humans, but don't blame the lions or alligaters because the humans are the ones who are our only concern. That is just plain sad. I do not believe that the world would be better or worse with us here. That is just being thick and hateful. Just because we kill for research, food, self defense or whatever, doesn't mean that we're bad people. There are animals who are worse than humans, but you would never see people getting angry at them. Why is that? Oh I think I know; it's because they just hate themselves. Yeah, bad evil humans, why do you do what you do? Give me a break.
"Animals are smarter than humans."
Oh, have they established an education system? Have they have moral principles like we do? Do they think and rationalize like we do? No they do not, they're just dumb animals living on instinct.
"These whales have been here longer than we do."
Personally, i couldn't give rats ass about how long an animal has been around, they're still going to be food one way or another. I don't know why some people would use that argument as a reason not to hunt animals? Oh I know! It's because they hate humans!
Now, as for the Whale wars show, i personally feel that the Sea Shepperd are nothing but a joke. They assault, harass and tried to enforce a law they have no authority to use! It's one thing to feel concern for animals, but to use terrorism to get what you want is a whole different story. Yes you heard me, i said terrorism! It's terrorism to be boarding illegally on one's vessel, to be throwing acid on their ship and to ram them!
When the Japanese threw flash bombs and tear gas at them, the Crew on Sea Shepperd were going off with, "They're attacking us, they're attacking us!" I'm like, hell, you attacked them first! That was self defense! And of course this Captain claimed he was shot by the Japanese. Bullshit. He was not shot and how do i know this? No bullet wound, no bullet holes on the ship, no blood from the Captain's chest and he isn't on the ground. He simply pressed his pin into his chest while getting excited over throwing acid bombs onto the Whaler's ship which pricked him. I cannot believe he actually said that he was shot. It was just to get sympathy and it was a bull face lie!