LOOK WHAT WE'RE DOING
Human beings have everything to answer for in their impact on wildlife which has escalated to grave and catastrophic proportions over the last century, only set to worsen. Countless species are or are threatened with extinction and there is ongoing untold suffering to wild as well as domestic animals. We share the earth with all creatures and have no right to trash it, exploit it, create suffering and misery for our own greed, convenience, entertainment, laziness, experimentation, ignorance + cruel urges. We at Earth-Share are have compiled the following human profile of reasons, each point of which urgently needs to be addressed to help turn the tide:
population way too big
lost contact with nature
culture of consumerism + economic growth
forget all life is connected
lack of foresight
fueled by corruption
not in my backyard, not my problem
lack of conscience
rob land, destroy homes
humans dominate, ignoring the rights of other species
thoughtlessness: fun to release but death traps
human capacity for cruelty
lost spirit of respect and empathy
ARTE, the non-commercial European culture channel, has made available online Rhino Dollars, a 2-year investigative documentary on the global trafficking of rhino horn and which features our efforts in South East Asia to disrupt and help dismantle the criminal networks benefiting from this illegal trade.
We owe so much...
Which poses the question: 'What will it take for us to change our ways, our level of awareness, our ways of behaving and operating on this planet, to live in this world with responsibility, ethics and care from a spirit of sharing, to align our values?' So that it is:
Not money, but simplicity.
Not cruelty but kindness.
Not possession but generosity and doing without.
Not selfishness but a spirit of altruism.
Not self-importance but humility.
Not take-take but giving back.
How can we as part of humanity make this change?