Humans the cause of miseries on earth
Published on: Saturday, April 24, 2021
By: Shirley Khong
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Sir David Attenborough says ‘world would do better if humans weren’t here’. Screengrab from the interview with BBC. (Pic: Express UK)
HUMANS are the cause of all miseries and suffering and unless we change our attitudes and behaviour nothing will ever improve not only for ourselves, but also for the animals and the world we live in.

Human beings need to start “being human” and realise the impact our choices have, especially when it comes to the treatment of animals. Many choose to abandon, neglect, hurt and even murder without a second thought. 

We are all animals – and just because some have fur, feathers, walk on four legs, fly or swim in the ocean doesn’t take away their ability to feel, experience sensations and want to live without fear or pain. 

We are all connected as earthlings on this planet we call home ... and as such we need to respect one another. By choosing to harm others we are, in fact, hurting ourselves!

All animals that humans have chosen to live with need and want the same things that we do, like dogs who are pack animals and love being with either other dogs and/or humans, they want to eat well, have fresh drinking water, they want to be shown love and friendship and live in a clean, spacious and secure home. 

Owning a pet is our choice – and a huge responsibility – and it is up to us to do our best for them.

To often humans choose to neglect and ignore their pets and their needs ... using excuses like they can’t afford it, the animal is aggressive, being too busy... and the list goes on and on.

A pet is a member of your family and just as we would do our best for our family, we should do the best for our pets; feed them well, give them fresh drinking water, clean their feeding and drinking bowls, give them a loving home and space to do what comes naturally, bath them and take them to the vet when you suspect something is wrong. Take care of your animals and they in turn will care for you ... after all, that’s what family is all about.

Humans have the options of making decisions, rightly or wrongly, and it is quite sad that many humans choose the wrong decision opt to abuse/harm other humans (children/adults) and animals instead!

We as humans need to change to make it a better world and place for our future generations.

Meanwhile, Sir David Attenborough in an interview with BBC Breakfast, recently, questioned whether planet Earth would be better off without the human race because of the impact everyday life has on the natural world. 

David insisted people have to realise they are “intruders” and should behave in such a way as not to disrupt the environment.

“Human beings, even with the best will in the world, cannot but restrict the natural world,” he said. 

“That’s what we’re doing. We’re pushing it aside. Even the most considerate of us.”

He added: “That’s almost inevitable to some degree but let us realise that we are intruders, that we are latecomers and that the natural world, by-and-large, would do much better if we weren’t there at all.”

David’s comments come as the broadcaster prepares to launch his latest documentary, “The Year Earth Changed”.


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