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STAMP COLLECTION
« on: October 16, 2009, 03:23:58 PM »
just watched the excellently made STAMP COLLECTION slideshow and I think it is an exquisite and accurate simile wrapped in a strong but touching package.
Definitely one of the best.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 05:15:49 AM »
Great song pick too, creating a somber and regretful atmosphere. I know and love it for years but I’ve never thought about it in that sense. Now I can’t think differently.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 11:25:04 AM »
"Just a perfect day...feed animals in the zoo, then later a movie too and then home".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvb82ZGwe3I

The very first youtube search turned up this video. Are those cages? and more cages? Is this the idea of humanity's perfect day?
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »
Kuwait zoo pleads with visitors - in the name of Allah - not to murder the prisoners with slingshots, socks and plastic bags
http://www.humansandanimals.com/blog/2013/01/monster-humans-killing-the-kuwait-zoo-animals/

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This baby Ring-tailed Lemur died as it was hit on its head by a stone that was thrown by a zoo visitor using a sling shot.

PLEASE DO NOT HURT THE ANIMALS.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 07:00:37 AM »
"Just a perfect day...feed animals in the zoo, then later a movie too and then home".

That  line in this song is a classic example of the extreme assimilation of speciesism.
Humans are so used to seeing imprisoned animals that it seems entirely natural and obvious that not only most don’t demand their freedom, but their confinement is part of what a Perfect day looks like.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 04:53:52 AM »
The Kuwait zoo story with the sardonic sign PLEASE DO NOT HURT THE ANIMALS as if the imprisonment itself doesn’t or the ways these animals were brought to the zoo in the first place didn’t, is also a classic example of a profound speciesism assimilation made by the zoo workers who are sure they are the animals’ protectors and the ones who educate people to love and respect animals.

Throwing stones seems, and maybe is, the most extreme thing that the visitors do to animals in zoos, however, there is a constant expectation of the "visitors" that the animal would please them. Humans demand to be taken notice of and they are insulted to find that usually the animals ignore them. They expect the animals to entertain each and every one of them. In that sense regardless of how humans act in zoos they all foster the assumption that humans are the center of the universe.
The confinement educates people for relationships based on domination and control.
It teaches hierarchy and speciesism. It teaches how to objectify sentient creatures.
How cynical is that zoo workers are writing please don’t hurt the animals when they are their worst enemies. 

Imprisoning animals is so usual and banal in our world that it is not even considered a hurt and it doesn’t ruin a perfect day.
In fact, while we activists are angry and frustrated that although humans are aware of the suffering of billions of animals every single day, they don’t let that fact ruin it for them, they even carelessly include animals’ suffering in their perfect days.

 

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