AHIMSA – In a culture that believes only humans matter

I tried my best to practice ahimsa before I was aware of this word/concept

Impossible in a culture that believes only humans have a soul and only money matters

I Have fed the local birds ever since I moved here

Mindless automatons tell me

“Do not to feed the birds -they are meant  to find their own food”

It doesn’t occur to them that the human plague  (of 8 Billion) has destroyed the homes and food sources of all other life – making so many extinct.

The larger birds (carnivores) kill the smaller birds for food because thanks to homo sapiens there are not enough mice worms  or small reptiles for them to eat

A couple of years back in Australia they started culling the kookaburras to stop them killing the smaller birds

taken by my grandson

I feed the crows too –one neighbour has complained about their noise

The other has told me that she likes the Ibis (that I feed) but not the crow.

Crows like many other life forms are disliked because of cultural programming

The crow I feed, feeds the baby before she? feeds  herself

I wasn’t able to take a photo because the baby flies away when I walk outside – comes back when I go in.

Humans have this effect on me — have said I am anthrophobic for decades – don’t think it is an actual word)

taken at Coorong

And then there are kangaroos which most farmers consider vermin and kill them

taken by me on Kangaroo island last century

In the 1970s I was a member of  the original Greenpeace

We were labelled dangerous radicals

I was ridiculed and abused for being  in Animal Liberation and a vegetarian

This has changed

These days I am abused for caring about insects moths and spiders

And told that insects are vermin and dangerous to my health

Humans are dangerous–

Considering all the positive changes in my life time I am optimistic that

the caring, intelligent people will prevail and stop all life from becoming extinct.

Enjoy your day

4 Comments on “AHIMSA – In a culture that believes only humans matter

  1. I think we need compassion for the human condition too. It’s not that people are malicious. Its just that they are used to one way of thinking. Change takes time. But compassion is eternal.

  2. I’m an animal lover too. It’s a pity to see them killed for no reason. Keep going and have a great day.

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