How did man and animal first start bonding? That's my question.
The thing is, lots of animals have relationships with each other. There are pictures online of things like a giraffe nuzzling a koala, or a cat and dog together (because they're not always enemies), being friends. Our relationship with animals is just like that, because we're creatures too. To animals, we are animals.
That's the good thing about us and animals. The bad thing is this: We use horses for riding, dogs for guarding, cows for milking, and pigs for garbage disposals And how do we pay them back? Sometimes, by killing them for meat (that mostly refers to cows and pigs.)
We put all kinds of animals in zoos, so we can get payed for them to be in a cage. Of course we give back to them here. We provide them food and safety from their predators. But of course, we don't tell the elephants that their cousins are being killed for their tusks. Or the leopards that their cousins are being killed for their skins. We are friends to some animals (like a dog or cat) and enemy to others (like a cockroach). Sometimes some of us are friends to a certain animal, and some of us enemies. (Example: Mice. Some people have them for pets, and others try to kill them with mouse traps.) Sometimes it depends on what country you're in. America feeds ducks, and France kills them for meat. India considers cows sacred, and America kills them for meat.
The world also makes stuffed animals! In this post, you can learn more about mine.
On the internet I found so many beautiful pictures of animals, I just had to show you all of my favorites.
Thank you Joyce, for choosing Daan's and my topic, animals. Happy Corner View! Crawl, hop, swim, fly, prowl, or trot on over to Jane's blog for more corner views.