When it comes to the news, I never feel good watching it. There is always one thing or the other that has an ability to scar my heart. Violence word doesn’t do any justice to what’s going on. Anyway, the news that I came across this morning has been on my mind all day. I just can’t shake it off. According to NDTV, a state has allowed a massacre of Nilgais (Blue Bulls) because they have been harming the crops, and thus, affecting the farmers. In the video, a man looked quite happy shooting these clueless animals. In their report, NDTV stated that state has asked for more skilled shooters from central government to “take care of this problem.” This state has a valid permit that allows them to continue this slaughter until November.
Although I understand the situation this over population of the Nilgais must be causing for the farmers, I cannot help but wonder shouldn’t the government think about another way to solve this issue. These are living beings that we are talking about. Can we wash our hands by ordering to shoot them? Out of sight, out of mind approach? Well, if that’s the case, there must be other ways to move these breathing beings out of sight. I read that Nilgais have come extinct in Bangladesh. Now, I don’t know about the complicating world of laws, but shouldn’t we be busy figuring out a plan to provide from over-abundance to scarcity?
Seriously, killing an animal because it is causing troubles seems like a solution that anybody can come up with. But, where is the human touch in this solution? If we humans stopped considering the value of humanity, then who would take care of God’s many beautiful creations? It breaks my heart to see that we, humans, have got the idea that we have a right to take anybody’s life. I wish that somebody comes forward with a better solution and stop this madness before it’s too late. How do the decision takers sleep with blood on their hands?
P.S. This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday prompt – “When it comes to the news…” hosted by Kristi Rieger Campbell of http://www.findingninee.com.