Why You Should Not Judge Scary or Meat Eating Animals
(By: Iris B.J.)
Many people stamp at the sight of a spider, yell when they see a little snake, or start charging to throw their flip-flops at that tiny house centipede sleeping under a rock. It may seem reasonable to those people, but from another view, it just looks all out silly and unnecessary.
Chances are that you may have a phobia of some sort of dangerous or scary creature. After all, a big percent of the population has one. It’s good that you respect these creatures and give them their space, but hating them with such a passion is not an option. I know lots of people who say that rattlesnakes, spiders, crocodiles, etc. should go extinct because they are ‘too dangerous’ or ‘scary’. Sometimes just seems that they do not care for animals that are not ‘cute’ or ‘cool’. Here are reasons why you should not be like those people.
No animal without an interest in eating you would be happy to kill you. It is common sense that animals would defend themselves when frightened, and that nobody would want to be stepped on. If a snake bites you for frightening it, you should feel bad for frightening it and getting bitten, and not call it ‘evil’ for protecting itself.
You cannot even blame animals for eating cute things. It is very shocking and depressing when that bobcat eats your budgie, but that bobcat must be hungry/have kits to feed. Wild animals do not hunt for fun usually, because all food is precious in a world where you are searching for your next meal every morning. (Not-so-fun-fact, domestic cats and dogs are more likely to hunt for fun)
A very important fact is that ALL ANIMALS HAVE A PLACE. If all rattlesnakes go extinct, rodent populations would go out of control. If all wolves went the way of the dodo, their main food source, elks, would eat all of the plants, leaving a barren wasteland in their wake. As a matter of fact, this has happened before in Yellowstone national park. Farmers with a ‘carnivores should go extinct’ mindset killed off more than 90 percent of all wolves to ‘protect elk and sheep’. This destroyed the ecosystem, and until wolves were re-introduced into Yellowstone, the plant and elk populations were dying off.
And to top it off, animals that look scary aren’t always dangerous. Some spiders do not have venom and would rather scamper off instead of face a predator. Snakes that are unable to eat humans fear us like we fear them.
Also, humans are encroaching onto animal territory. More wild animals are raiding farms and lurking in towns and cities as they expand. If humans would just stay where they are and not be building big factories in the middle of forests and turning it into a big concrete wasteland, then they wouldn’t have to face raccoons and bears running around at every turn.
In conclusion, we should respect animals and not hate or despise the, or wish they go extinct. Every animal has their place in the world, and have their own little lives to live. We should respect all animals, and be reasonable in our decisions.
The Science of Gullible Humans (◕n◕)
By Iris Benjamina
People are too gullible these days. From vaccine deniers or people thinking those ‘sauna pants’ ads are really effective, you can tell that humanity certainly is drinking the muddy water instead of the tea.
It has to do with the way our brain works. Humans have a sort of ‘thought bubble’ in which they seem to think. If someone was taught that medicine can cause certain diseases, then the false fact that all vaccines give autism (which, unsurprisingly, is a neurological problem, not caused by a virus/bacteria/parasite etc…) fits into their bubble.
If something does not fit into their bubble, then it would either be excluded or not taken seriously, but most of the time it gets rejected.
Everyone has some sort of a bubble, some bigger than others. A way to expand your bubble is to research the facts, and not swallow anything you hear and despise anything that does not coincide with what you hear. Listen to more views of a subject, and be more open minded.
For example, I used to be a proud supporter of PETA, (people for the ethical treatment of animals), and reject the knowledge that most animals put into their care get put down with euthanasia due to the fact that PETA spends more money on ads than actually caring for the animals. It did not fit into my bubble of thought. But after delving deeper into research, I realized that PETA isn’t such a great organization to fund. I read many articles, and listened to other people’s arguments. I even listened to an article written by the PETA organization. Finally, I came to the conclusion that PETA was not a fair, nice place for animals to be.
Humans are gullible, it’s fair to see.
For we all have our bubbles, even you and me.
If it doesn’t fit, they say it cannot be,
And pick rotting lies from the gullible tree.
THE END (◕ヮ◕)
I was casually doodling on a doodling paper,
thinking of thoughts in my thinking spot
and i nearly fell off the bed
that more than 100 species were dead.
More than 100!
that’s what it is
from fracking and hacking down trees they miss…
they miss the POINT!
they only like pigs (oink)
and sheep (meerr)
and cows (mooo )
What about elephants, rhinos, purple pig nosed frogs?
What about the hog sucking louse, crawling into your house?
What about the whole world, and if it is spoiled
from gallons and gallons of spillings of oil
and the chemicals dumped - this is a mess!
they kill baby seals just for one dress.
The world might die!
So I ask my self ‘WHYYY!?’
Some greedy corporations are too dimwitted,
not even dimwitted, they’re just plain idiots,
blind fools that can't see beyond money.
Don't they realize that if they kill the world,
they’ll kill themselves?
In my opinion, 3d pens are very useful for a number of reasons.
First of all, you save money. You just pay a bit of money one time, and all the other things that you spend for the 3d pen are cheap, but large coils of plastic wire to heat and turn into different shapes. You can make so many things!
If you are like me, a child, you can make your own custom toys from your own imagination!
We do not have to go toy shopping anymore!
Second, they are safe. If you don’t use them on your hands, they will cool instantly and will be easy to bend into the required shape if you need to. For safety, I recommend using rubber gloves just in case your hand slips. But overall, it’s quite safe.
Third, lasting creativity! I love to make sculptures and play with them, but I just wish they would last. Hardened clay sculptures often break when dropped, and modeling clay, like the one that i have, doesn’t ever harden. It will get squished or flop over.
I think that a 3d pen would be a good investment. It’s mostly safe, the creations are
lasting, it’s another type of art, and it helps to save money.
In my opinion, fines are a last resort. Education should be used more because it tells people why or why not to do something, and most of the time, it is successful.
Educating people will let them know why it’s important to not waste water. For example, if many people are wasting water in a city but don’t really know the importance of saving water, they should be taught why it’s important to not waste water. Then the citizens will know why saving water is important and stop wasting it. If some of the citizens still don’t care and waste it anyways, that’s where the fines come in.
A good example is San Antonia, which has started a water conservation program that educates people on why saving water is important, and was very successful, thus proving that education is the best way to make people do or not do something. They also share ways to save water in every-day tasks. The same city has also worked with an organization called ‘Master Gardeners’. The organization sends out online newsletters showing water saving tips on gardening. This was also successful, as San Antonia’s water usage has dropped down quite a bit.
My view on the subject is that fines should only be used if someone knows why something shouldn’t be done, but doesn’t care and does it anyways. Education is the most effective way to show people the right way to do the right thing and make their community a better place. :)
I'm Iris. A 10 year old who got lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it.