CNN recently ran a documentary on the Orca Whales which populate our B.C. Coast. Here they run wild.
I suggest that you watch the following trailer: http://blackfishmovie.com/
Now I suggest you watch the full documentary on Netflix or whatever video service you have & make up your own mind.
However, before you do, food for thought:
During the Roman Empire, civilized folks(like us) went to Amphitheaters instead of Movie Theater’s to watch live Gladiator killings of people & animals. Apparently not treated differently.
“Amphitheaters: They were used for events such as gladiator combats, chariot races, venations(animal slayings) and executions” Wikipedia
In their case they killed the animals for fun & people too. Blackfish just suggests we drive them nuts. Some environmentalists would suggest extinction.
Now we might say “that was in Roman times, we have acted more civilized since then”.
What about slavery in recent times?
“Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation.” Wikipedia
Yes, but – hasn’t slavery been abolished, aren’t we more enlightened?
“Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by most societies; in more recent times, slavery has been outlawed in all countries, but it continues through the practices of debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, domestic servants kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, child soldiers, and forced marriage. Slavery is officially illegal in all countries, but there are still an estimated 20 million to 30 million slaves worldwide.” Wikipedia
Twenty to thirty million worldwide? Today?
All of us are the Creator’s Children, is it possible for us to get past imprisoning any of God’s Children & allow them to run wild in their natural setting?
Might it take a rethinking of who we are & dominion.