ANIMAL RIGHTS IN THE MODERN WORLD

The world is a terribly insecure place for animals.

Apart from being eaten alive, hunger and cold; in modern times humans have become extremely loud and smelly, overpowering the senses which are essential to all animals survival.

Road works, beat music, helicopters, firework nights, and recently, air blowers, are all terrifying. Night lights confuse the rhythm of life. The skies and oceans are no longer safe refuges. Homes and territories are destroyed with tarmac and concrete. Human rubbish dumps used to be so nourishing, but have now become plastic and poisoness. The list could last for pages.

Animals have experienced arguably more disorientation in the last hundred years than humans have. The sheer immensity of new problems they have now is unimgainable. Humans would go crazy with the injustice, grief and worry of it all. In the face of such sensless tyranny, humans would become dysfunctional loonies, terrorists or junkies.

How have any animals at all survived? How do they manage it?

They just don't understand what's causing the problems. Animals don't have our human abilities with abstract thought. They have to be able to just feel and sense the world directly and immediately in order to survive.

Parent page Animal Identity
See also Ancient and Modern Smells

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