Untying the Knot of Animal Dependency (continued)
With language came greater technological advances in weaponry leading to hunting and trapping animals as a way of life. The brutal killing of animals eventually led to the brutal killing of human beings as warfare became a part of the equation. With their new power and weaponry, it was easy enough for humans to enslave animals to assist in the formation of civilizations and to appease the gods by offering animals up for sacrifice. It only followed that if it worked with animals, why not try humans? They, too, could be put to work against their will and used as sacrifical objects for various interactions with the gods. In the process humans grew ever more dependent on animals as they created a way of life which today scientists are warning seriously threatens human existence. Meanwhile, the enslavement and sacrifice of animals and humans alike continues in the modern world in a variety of guises and concepts such as animal research, factory farms, fur farms, societal class systems, warfare, and many others.
Animal dependency lies at the very core of the major problems humans face as the world skids toward disaster. We can restore sanity to our world by changing our attitudes toward animals from one of cruelty and disrespect to one of concern and respect. When humans stop killing animals they will stop killing one another.