We have done everything science and technology enable us to, to raise our standard of living, improve longevity, achieve better health, and discover more and better ways to entertain ourselves.
In the process, we have increased greatly in number, occupied more land space, used up more resources from over and under the land and water, and fouled up the atmosphere. We have torn down forests for their timber, their land and what lies beneath. Similarly, we have scoured water bodies – fresh and marine – to hunt, snare, net and trawl for food and delicacies and while doing so destroyed many bio-mes that we do not have the skill to revive or recreate. In addition, we are dumping our waste and effluents, exploiting their floors for minerals and oil, building structures to harness waves for energy production that interfere with the lives of its original occupants and in many cases wipe out entire species. Suddenly realizing that this could ultimately lead to our own extinction, we are attempting half-hearted measures to roll back the pace of this wanton destruction. Too little, too late!? Too few people are signing on, anyway.
A few creatures still have some of their habitats left. We are not talking about the dogs and cats – the pets at any rate. The strays are another story altogether as are those who actually do not seek out our company but are forced into petdom.
If we vacated our illegal occupation of lands not rightfully ours, we would get more scenes such as these.