Friday, 30 September 2011
I love Charlie
How is it that we are so easily to make decisions about controlling populations of animals. To the point where the thoughts that we have about these decisions are commonplace. Spaying our dogs and cats, gelding our horses - and all sorts of excuses for it. Those that chose not to usually entertain this to make money from breeding. Even our game parks control breeding, often through culling.
All this population control, however, we are not able to control our own populations. It is still inbuilt into many cultures that having children, and not just a couple of kids, is a good thing to do. Meanwhile our population growth on this planet is so out of control, and the impact on our planet so enormous that we are stressing the very lifeforce we require to exist. Why don't we as a species - with our so called higher functioning brains - do something about this.
Imagine if people were taxed more if they had more than their quota of kids. Or taxed less if they had no kids. Imagine if men had to be neutered to be allowed to enter into some high brow professions. Imagine if you were given benefits for chosing to adopt kids rather than have your own - providing sanctuary to someone who needs it rather than feel the need to have your own genes perpetuated
Imagine a world that works - what needs doing.