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A special thanks to Tazim Esmail.

Now I’m sure we’ve all heard about the controversy regarding the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. There has been the gay rights issue, the one ring not working issue, and the issue about one Canadian speed skater who gave up his spot to a teammate because he was better. However with everything, the many other species around us always get involved. Apparently in Sochi, two orca whales were being shipped out to be displayed at an aquarium during the Olympics. This made the general public very mad thus causing a petition to go out, making the Olympic committee change their minds about it. However a few days later, it was revealed that the same whales would go on display at another aquarium in Sochi. This is sad right? And the even more saddening part is that we humans think we own the world. There are about 8.8 million species of living things on this earth. We make up one of them. ONE. We are one species out of the 8.8 million species on earth, yet we seem to think that we own this world. What is even more upsetting is the fact that we use other species as a commodity for our own profit. Here’s a bunch of examples:

1. We have places called “zoos” that incarcerate animals animals just for other people to visit them so that the “zoo” can make a profit. I have not visited a zoo in the last 3 years and I am proud of it.

2. We have “pet” shops in which we sell animals to people who want one for their own pleasure. I consider this a slave market, in which we sell other species to people for high prices.

It seems as if we do think we “own” the world



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