A Brave Carnivorous New World?

Man must stop the global rush to catastrophe and stop consuming more and more and “better” products which constantly knowingly and unknowingly destroy plants , animals even the rocks and soil on which we all ultimately depend; and for what? For things that we will throw away in a month or a year to replace with something “better”.

As humans we have no need to constantly buy more stuff. Our consumer society must be destroyed before its destroys our world. It is stupid, meaningless and nonsensical. Every new development in our rush towards “progress” is in reality a new destruction. A destruction of natural worlds, a sealing over of the earth we rely on to survive, destruction of bio-diversity and production of more greenhouse gases.

And we need to stop eating meat. The forced production of animals for killing is both wasteful, intensely destructive of our environment, and cruel. All the “scientific” evidence now demonstrates that almost every other animal on this planet is so much more like us humans than different from us. Animals have emotions, and thoughts and are capable of feeling pain.

Agri-business constantly attempts to downplay the essential commonality and interconnectedness of all beings on this planet. Vegetable production is by far a more efficient use of solar and plant energy than animal exploitation. We must ensure that agri-business no longer kills animals for profit; but builds sustainable vegetarian agriculture where all earth’s population of humans and animals can be fed well and easily and efficiently whilst returning much of the planet to its natural state. and preventing the final destruction of the myriad of life forms that once populated this planet

We have alienated ourselves from who we are; our being is rooted in the living things that constantly surround us. Even though we have so desperately tried to destroy everything that we cannot control; those other living beings; they are who we are. Without the diversity of non-human life, we are truly nothing, yet we seem hell-bent on destroying our connection with who we are. We attempt to make ourselves robots;-mechanical thinking inanimate things; yet it will always be an impossible goal. But each destruction of another plant or animal or piece of living earth is another nail in our coffin as human society .

Each attempt to pretend that we as humans are better or more important than the life that surrounds us; human and non-human, encourages and validates the violence and cruelty that we begin to see as “natural” for human beings.

We need to ask ourselves now; if, as some people say, humans are the guardians of this planet, what have we done on behalf of the planet and its multitude of organisms for the past 1000 years?

What have we created, and what have we destroyed….?

A Brave Carnivorous New World?

Paul Martin

DUNEDIN, New Zealand

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