Why do we actively condone the domestication of everything around us (often for convenience and consumption) and then proclaim our longing for ‘the wild’?
ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
Beautiful, strange creatures – ostriches. I visited a farm in the Karoo many, many years ago before I became aware of meat consumption impact on the planet, plastic waste and generally living with ethical intention. We rode ostriches at that farm. Cheap thrills and cruel entertainment – all for a quick buck. I feel bad about that every time I look at these birds across a farm stall fence, and, ironically, how deep my head was in the sand. Here’s to knowing better.
But it does make me wonder why we humans, keep domesticating everything around us and then proclaim our longing for the wild.
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