Try and get through this video. If you care about animals you probably won’t be able to but it’s worth it. This guy, a former vice-president of Citibank, has an impressive delivery. Very slow and powerful. It is compelling but shattering stuff. I think we knew it before he said it.
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Perhaps he is doom mongering but I don’t think so. It is a video about our failure as humans in our relationship with animals. It’s a horrible failure and nothing is happening to change course. It’s massive self-indulgence. If a disease caused the destruction that humans cause there would be fear and panic but humans are doing it.
Humans are blind to it. Unless we see it close up it does not exist. That seems to be the human mentality. When are humans going to grow up and realise that we have to improve our relationship with animals? We can start by stop eating them.
And what is the most dangerous and misconceived concept that humans created? Answer: Economic Growth. All the nations and all the businesses have to compete and they do that by growing. The only way to achieve economic growth is through population growth. More humans, less wild animals because there is less space for them. We steal their territories. They end up being in conflict with humans and who loses? Why of course, animals.
Sir David Attenborough described the human race a disease. He can say that. It does not mean that he hates humans. He is simply describing how humans are destroying the planet which sustains them. It’s self destruct time. Perhaps humans hate themselves so much that they subconsciously want to destroy themselves.