By Alex on Fruits
Read Duplicity Part 2.
Wildlife. You know a lot of what there is to know just by that term; life that belongs in the wild. They don’t belong in any backyards or cages. They definitely shouldn’t be hanging on a wall. Wildlife needs to be respected; not hunted, shot, exploited, or turned into commodities. There are children’s movies that speak to this.
“Pocahontas” touches on respecting wildlife. Here’s an excerpt from “Colors of The Wind”, a song featured in the Disney classic:
“The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends”
In “How To Train Your Dragon”, the main character sees that the dragons that are treated like commodities are sentient beings. “Over The Hedge” spotlights woodland animals that wake up from hibernation into a human-dominated world. Their wild habitat had been developed into “civilization” while they slept. When they try to survive in their new environment, the humans see them as the nuisance. Ironic, isn’t it?
“Open Season”, “The Fox and The Hound”, and “Bambi” talk about the horrors of hunting; the fear the animals go through and the nightmare faced by the young animals when their mothers are shot. “Tarzan” showcases the cruelty of poaching; barbarically removing animals from their natural habitats. Not to mention the cases where they are killed to be unnecessary and disturbing wall decor. “Rio” and “Finding Nemo” are similar. Stealing animals away from their homes and selling them in the name of profit is on a special level of despicable.
“Pocahontas” made a very good point. All life is connected. We all need each other; harmony among all earthlings requires respect. We, the human race, do not respect other life. That is not good for wildlife or us. Our constant mistreatment of them backfires on us and will continue to.
These films have VEGAN messages. If we teach our children these things, what goes wrong? They still grow up to mistreat, disrespect, exploit, and in some cases kill their fellow earthlings. What kind of human beings do we want to raise; compassionate or heartless ones?
Alex on Fruits is a vegan blogger and activist. Alex has been vegan since 2007 and stands up against any and all injustice to any and all beings. Alex’s activism is through many mediums; social media influencing, web development, and web design.
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