I often feel that I prefer most animals to human beings. They are not so cruel and stupid.
Dian was an American Zoologist who worked with gorillas in the Congo and Rwanda. She fought poaching and tourism and ended up being murdered. Her famous book (and film) ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ was the story of her work. Without people like Dian there wouldn’t be any animals left. We are too stupid to realise that we are part of this huge web of life. If we remove it we cut off our own legs.
Gorillas have 99% the same genes as a human being. They are social, intelligent and wonderful creatures. Yet we are slaughtering them for meat! The sooner we make killing gorillas, chimps and other primates the crime of murder the better. It distresses me.
“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” …
We need to. It is being destroyed by the minute. We must be desperate to preserve it.
“The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow”
It’s the same violence, hatred and evil.
“The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.”
I prefer animals too. People are nasty.
Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There’s very little if any ‘me-itis.’ When I get back to civilization, I’m always appalled by ‘me, me, me.’
It is the blind greed and selfishness that is destroying the planet.
I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla’s going to do, and they’re purely motivated.
People are devious. They lie and deceive. They flatter in order to knife you. You can’t trust them. I know where I am with most animals.