Those living in Australia will surely have noticed the increase in news reports on shark sightings/attacks over the last few days.
Then there's the story about how dogs have killed a child and mauled her younger sister.
Now, I agree that it's horrific and terrible that people should be attacked/killed that way.
However, I also cannot help but ponder the arrogance of the human race, simply because we're at the top of the food chain.
What I'm talking about are the typical cries that we need to "put the rouge animal down" after it attacks someone.
Shark bites human? Kill the shark!
Dog mauls children? Kill the dog!
Snake attacks locals? Kill the snake!
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill anything that harms us!
I just have a simple question - do humans get the death penalty when they abuse an animal, maim it, starve it, hurt it, kill it?
I'm just not quite sure it's fair...just because we have the power to decide an animal's life and death doesn't mean we should use it so frivolously.