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MOTF THOUGHTS: Respect our fellow creatures, all forms of life have equal rights on our planet - Pete Perry 1966
THE SPIDERSILK CHRONICLES -
Have we no respect for Nature's creatures?
By Pete Perry
The largest pieces of cloth in the world created from the silk extracted from spiders has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
An elaborately embroidered cape (see picture on the left) and a 4m long scarf have both been spun from the silk of more than a million spiders.
The spiders (see picture below. right) were caught in the wild, put into special 'spider looms', so that the silk they normally produce for webs and nests in the wild, could be extracted for the sole purpose of vanity, and the all-too-human 'look what we clever humans can do' effect!
They say the spiders didn't suffer, and that they were put back into the wild after they had served their purpose.
BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT REALLY, IS IT?
For a start, how do they KNOW that the spiders didn't suffer?
Did they ask them?
Also, you can bet that the experience of being caught and put into some contraption certainly would have traumatised the spiders, as, indeed, catching any creature, or disabling them with drugged darts (see peicture below) is bound to have an adverse effect on them....
The problem is, that humans have been trapping, using and abusing animals and other creatures for so long now, that we are inclined to believe that it is acceptable, - BUT IT ISN'T!
We often tell ourselves that it is for 'The benefit of science':
What a load of codswollop!
THINK ABOUT WHAT WE DO TO ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH INSECTS, REPTILES, ETC, - AND ASK YOURSELF IF IT WOULD BE LEGAL TO DO THE SAME TO FELLOW HUMANS...
We keep animals as pets and train them to do tricks: If we did the same to humans, this would be regarded as SLAVERY!
AT THIS POINT, I WILL PROBABLY UPSET MANY OF OUR USERS, BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID...
Pet lovers DO NOT love their animals, - they only love the idea of OWNING something, and, as Nikki & I have said before, - we really own NOTHING, - even our LIVES can be taken from us at any time.
It's up to NATURE to decide how long we remain on this planet, and there's nothing we can do about it, HOWEVER clever we think we are!
We keep animals in cages, and compounds in zoos, - and fish in bowls and tanks (see picture above)
If we did that to humans, it would be called imprisonment, and would breach our human rights!
Do you really think a fish in a tank is happy, when it should, by nature's law, be swimming around in a river, lake or ocean?
We test animals in order to produce drugs to fight diseases.
They have no say in this whatsoever, and it is all for our own greed and self-importance, as we believe that we are more important than other creatures: WE ARE NOT!
The people who profess to be the guardians of nature are often the worst offenders...
I remember watching so-called bird lover and ex-Goodie, BILL ODDIE (see picture left) on a nature programme. He saw a Barn Owl in it's nest, and immediately SHONE A TORCH IN IT'S FACE! When the owl started moving from side to side, Bill told the viewers, 'Oh look, she's doing a dance for the telly!'
What a crass thing to say!
If Bill had REALLY cared about the bird, he would have realised that she was getting stressed out, because she thought her chicks were in danger!
Then there are all those 'conservationists' who tag animals, put electronic homing devices on sea creatures, and ring birds, telling us that it will help us understand where they go, so that we can protect them...
RUBBISH! The only reason we do that is for our own selfish reasons, so that we can feel in control of the situation.
DON'T THESE PEOPLE REALISE THAT PUTTING SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON AN ANIMAL, BIRD OR SEA CREATURE NOT ONLY CAUSES THEM DISTRESS, BUT ALSO MAKES THEM MORE VULNERABLE TO PREDATURS.
THEY EVEN SHOOT DARTS INTO ANIMALS LIKE TIGERS AND RHINOS, TO PACIFY THEM WHILE THEY FIT THESE HIDEOUS DEVICES TO THEM - AND THAT IN ITSELF IS TRAUMATIC!
ALSO, OF COURSE, RINGS PLACED ON BIRDS LEGS (SEE PEICTURE ABOVE RIGHT) CAN EASILY GET SNAGGED ON TWIGS, BARBED WIRE, ETC. - SO IT'S HARDLY HELPING THEM IS IT?
LET'S BRING ABOUT A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE EARTH'S INFINATE VARIETY, - AND LEAVE NATURE TO GET ON WITH IT'S EXISTENCE...
For more on this, read 'VANDALS IN THE GARDEN'
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THE CURSE OF THE LUMINOUS CATS!
If you thought Frankenstien was a work of fiction, then think again! In their search for a cure for AIDS, scientists at The Mayo Clinic in California have managed to introduce a jellyfish gene into a cat egg cell, to produce luminous cats!
IT IS TIME TO PUT A STOP TO THIS MADNESS.
PETE & NIKKI PERRY
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