Ovca versus Shark....What can we Learn?
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
The above picture is of a killer whale better know as an Orca killing a great white shark. What in the world you may ask? What could this possibly have to do with any political agenda? Below is the video that started me on this unusual journey.
Since it sounds like a hate crime will our government ban killer whales from shark hunting? Can our governement even be trusted to be objective?
Is this a violation of the Endangered Species Act? The Great Whites are endangered from years of being hunted by people for its fins and teeth. Great White sharks also get overhunted as trophies in sport fishing, according to the World Wildlife Fund, but since they are endangered, how does one ban the Orcas from hunting them? Perhaps a study is in order however since the Orcas are in violation of the Act.
For your edification the Endangered Species Act of 1969 now known as ESA and signed in 1973 provides for the conservation of endangered and threatened species. This covers a huge portion of their range and the ecosystems on which they depend.
According to a 2016 State of the Climate Report:
Climate change causes more hurricanes
Climate change causes less hurricanes
Climate change causes more rain (but less water)
Climate change causes less rain
Climate change decreases the spread of malaria
Climate change increases the spread of malaria
Climate change makes San Francisco foggier
Climate change makes San Francisco less foggy
Climate change causes duller autumn leaves
Climate change causes more colorful autumn leaves
Climate change makes for less salty seas
Climate change makes for saltier seas
Climate change causes Antarctica to lose land ice
Climate change causes Antarctica to gain land ice
Could we be on the verge of discovery that Orcas are killing the Great Whites because Global Warming made them do it? I too breathlessly await for that titbit of information from Al Gore and other Global Warming enthusiasts.
"The selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering." Now, those are a few of the far-fetched things but will they defend this shark and any sharks from the cruelty of being eaten alive by the killer whales? I mean they seem to feel that shearing sheep and milking cows is horrible? I feel they should step into the fray on this issue.
So will anti-bullying groups address this issue with the whale eating the shark? It is a clear case of bullying and as for the reason....was he/she smaller, white, ugly, old, young, female/male, or what? This truly calls for investigation and study. Perhaps a government grant is in order on this issue.
These are some of the Burning questions that should be asked and thoughts that should be contemplated.
The above is Mother Nature at it's rawest. We see it and it is not pretty and neither are humans and how they act. I hope this satire makes you think just a little bit and I am sure I will take some flack. Per example police with a bad attitude and certain groups with a bad attitude towards them make the Shark and Orcas look pretty tame by comparison. Sigh! It is after all just a satire!