We the supposed most intelligent and evolved species are the dumbest when it comes to nature! We are still not realizing how crucial it is to protect the ecosystem.

Time and again nature have proved its worthiness. We are alive because nature exists. Nature is not just the air we breathe in, the trees we plant or the animals we pet. Nature is much more. It is the brook joining the brimming river, the blissful view through the hill, the peaceful valleys. It is also the fearless sparrow, swaying Sumatran Orangutans, fierce lion, scaly rainbowfishes. It is not just the beauty of sunrise and sunset. It is every single essence of life that exists on the planet.

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Source: Google

Even after being highly educated and advanced we still disrespect nature. In large and small ways we all contribute towards the deteriorating health of the environment. A time will come when the generations to come will be visiting museums just to have a look at a few of the species. Or they might only exist in textbooks and internet.

When eating meat becomes a status symbol, its high time we revise what humanity is! Just because you are born into one of the most highly evolved species, it doesn’t give you the right to go and brutally massacre defenseless species. With power comes responsibilities. If the powers are not exercised with caution it can prove to be devastating.

We are crossing the lines. We celebrate killing a life. There are festivals like China’s Dog Festival where dogs are tortured purposefully because the adrenalin produced in their body in pain is said to make the meat soft and delicious!

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Dogs transported for the festival in torturous conditions. Source: Reuters.

Let’s not take refugee in culture and claim these activities as justified. One might say that it’s a practice which has been there since ancient times in their tradition. But with time practices change too. We are not what our ancestor were “early man”. We have evolved in almost every sense. We are more civilized now. We should be more human too. We are not the same prey anymore that had to hunt for their survival.

This fight is not about the kind of meat that is consumed. It is about not eating it at all. It is about you are taking away someones life be it any species just for your own pleasure. If murdering a human is considered to be illegal then slaughtering animals should be too.

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A Slaughterhouse. Source: Google.

One such place where this kind cruel practices came into light is through a photograph posted on Nat Geography’s Instagram page shot by Cristina Mittermeier. She works in the region of Africa and Amazon and captures indigenous people and how they contribute to protect biodiversity, culture, and landscapes. Astonishingly, this time she captured a totally different story that depicts how they contributes towards its destruction.

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // In many African countries consumption of bushmeat is commonplace and in places like the island of Bioko, where I photographed this grisly scene, eating bushmeat is actually a status symbol. The Drill, one of the largest monkeys on Earth is both rare and endangered, and has a relatively small range. This animal had been shot by a hunter and was being roasted with a torch to be sold for meat at the market. To me it was horrifying to watch how its once lustrous fur was singed and its limbs chopped off, and how, slowly, this once magnificent animal became just another piece of meat. Known as the “Kuwait of Africa” Equatorial Guinea made a lot of money in recent decades from oil exploitation. As its wells dry off, however, the small African nation will hopefully look once again at tourism as its most viable source of revenue and the parks that today exist only on paper will hopefully become sanctuaries for these amazing creatures. #follow me at @cristinamittermeier to learn more about conservation. #stopbushmeat #wildlife #graphic #africa #protectnature

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // In many African countries consumption of bushmeat is commonplace and in places like the island of Bioko, where I photographed this grisly scene, eating bushmeat is actually a status symbol. The Drill, one of the largest monkeys on Earth is both rare and endangered, and has a relatively small range. This animal had been shot by a hunter and was being roasted with a torch to be sold for meat at the market. To me it was horrifying to watch how its once lustrous fur was singed and its limbs chopped off, and how, slowly, this once magnificent animal became just another piece of meat. Known as the “Kuwait of Africa” Equatorial Guinea made a lot of money in recent decades from oil exploitation. As its wells dry off, however, the small African nation will hopefully look once again at tourism as its most viable source of revenue and the parks that today exist only on paper will hopefully become sanctuaries for these amazing creatures. #follow me at @cristinamittermeier to learn more about conservation. #stopbushmeat #wildlife #graphic #africa #protectnature

Many may also argue that it is okay to have meat of the species that are present in abundance. But then shouldn’t killing a human also be legalized because obviously our population is rising strikingly whereas we are making others’ extinct!

Such horrifying pictures reveal how low have we fallen to. Boiling and roasting an animal alive God forbid! I am sure even Jesus would not have been able to take the fall for these kind of sin!

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