Are You Looking at ME?
Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:05PM
Dr. Rhia in Dr. Rhia, animals, attitue, family, nature, zebra

One of the things I love most about zebras is that they have an attitude.

 From their over-the-top pelt design to their punk manes, zebras don't look like the type of animal you want to mess with. Both Africans and Colonists tried taming these animals; but, other than the occasional success, it was all in vain! Throughout the years, articles have been written bemoaning that the zebra's unpredictable nature and tendency to attack people precludes them from being of any domestic use.

 And I find myself cheering for these unpredictable beasts. How wonderful that they've made themselves unattractive for exploitation! For that's what we (mankind) tend to do, don't you think? With us there seems to be little give-and-take and way too much take-take-take. I'm not talking about the factions that support nature and her bounties but, rather, the majority who want to know what nature can give them.


It reminds me of a quote from John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (January 20, 1961): 'ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.' I think it's appropriate today to reiterate that sentiment with one change: ask not what nature can do for you - ask what you can do for nature.

It's time f0r us to start giving back. And in the meantime, Go Zebras!


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