Thursday, October 20, 2011

Freedom & Hubris

I had two reactions yesterday when I read the story about exotic animals on the loose near — where else? — Zanesville, Ohio.

The first was "Go Monkey! Go Wolf!"

The second was "what right do we have to subdue and cage wild animals?"

A comment by one Shefiff Lutz summed up opposition to both of my sentiments neatly: “We cannot have animals running loose in this county.” 

And later, as I read about a shark massacre off the coast of Colombia, I thought, "we're doomed. Doomed to live in a domesticated hothouse."

(I came home from work unplanned this afternoon, surprising a cockroach. Splattered the bastard against the kitchen baseboard. Scraped its guts into the trash.)

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