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Inferiority by CherubFeet Inferiority by CherubFeet
Based on a common opinion people have on the thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger. In my opinion, predators shouldn't be labeled as negative things because they get compared to creatures in a completely different ecosystem who happen to be tougher/more inteligant. It's true that this animal will probably lose a battle with, say a wolf. But if people use the fact that they are weaker than wolves to explain their extinction, that would be invalid. Many species of wolves have been hunted to extinction by man, but we never have the nerve to call extinct wolf species "inferior". Also, The tasmanian tiger had the most develloped brain compared to all the other (native!) species in it's ecosystem. If we never chose to hunt them to extinction, they'd probably still be around today.
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Chibis-World Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Based on a common opinion people have on the thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger." Because people don't know how to own up to their own ignorance and wrongfully accuse a predator of something they did not do. There was never proof that these creatures even attacked their livestock and even if they did, they should have secured their livestock better rather than mindlessly hunt these poor guys to utter extinction. If I recall reading somewhere, it is illegal to sell or trade thylacine skin in America.

If a species of animal, any kind, were to die out due to natural causes, that's part of evolution. The species cannot adapt to changes any longer and thus leave room for a new species to appear and take their place. But to prematurely go extinct, they are not inferior. The creatures responsible, meaning the humans, who hunted them to extinction with no true purpose behind it are the inferior ones. Especially if it is because of their farming animals, that of which could have been easily prevented.

The thylacine died out, naturally, in Australia due to changes they could not adapt to, but their brothers and sisters in Tasmania remained, thriving. They would have died out on their own like the ones in Australia if Europeans hadn't interfered. The thylacine didn't appear as if a pack hunter, which meant it would have hunted smaller prey. Things like kangaroos, they would not have been able to take on one on their own without being severely injured. Livestock such as sheep and pig, even chickens, would have been easy prey, but there was also the factor that these animals were exposed to a new land and not meant for that environment. Plus there are/were other predators out there that would have taken on the live stock in a more brave action than the thylacine.

Animals are awesome and it is truly cruel to just kill a species because it ate my breakfast or my salad. They are only doing what is natural to them...which is why I don't get AS mad at my dogs for eating out of the garbage or trying to eat my food. (Trying to get them used to a certain diet, meaning bowls not filled twice or three times a day, so to avoid getting overweight.)

And now, I sit here, for an hour, debating to submit this comment or not, wondering if this is too long or a bit scattered. :/ Oh well.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're preaching to the choir! I agree completely with what you're saying.

It is ridiculous when people kill a mass amount of animals for petty reasons like what we did to the tiger -_-. Humans are sometimes lazy animals who refuse to take our own responsibilities, so we find other things to blame.

In a documentary I seen, It said that scientists didn't make any moves to have this species saved because they thought it was too weak and unintelligent and would die on it's own anyway. They made this assumption because marsupials aren't as developed as placentals (they spend much less time in the womb). 

It's really sad because if scientists weren't so ignorant with their decisions, we could have saved this animal. We all blew it while we had the opportunity. What i'd give to see a thylacine in person! 

I could linger on about the past, but nothing can be changed, sadly. The best thing that could be done is to learn from this terrible moment in history and make sure it doesn't happen again.

This lesson doesn't even need to apply to only animals, but just about any moment of injustice, really.
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Chibis-World Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would I be considered cruel and stupid to think that the human race shouldn't have existed in the first place?


We do need to learn from our past mistakes and help prevent it in the future as much as possible. We have the technology to help, but we're too ignorant to try and use it to help. I, actually, made a video that, at the end of it, I stated we need to teach our children the importance of our wildlife and help preserve it. I'm not going to go all PETA on these people, but still. Where I live, it wasn't until recently when we have tried to get the red wolves in my area back into the wild. But their population is still unknown. The deer population here is at a critical high and need their natural enemy to keep them in check. :/

While I agree with the last part, I think it more applies to the wildlife than anything else.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My opinion on the existence of the human race is neutral, (we may have done terrible things, but we have also done good things too, so I don't really want to take sides) but I certainly cannot stand the ones who couldn't care less about the environment.

We have certainly made mother nature very sick, but wishing humans away will not work. The best thing we could do now is to educate others about why a healthy planet is absolutely necessary and about how we can keep it healthy and in balance! 
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Chibis-World Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The day the ignorant will listen is the day when it is too late and suffer far worse consequences for our actions than we would now. People just genuinely don't care because we are "technologically" advanced. It sickens me to know that these kinds of people actually believe they are of higher intelligence than the other animals just because we got a bunch of fancy toys.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a good point, but educating others and proceeding with those who DO care is a much more effective method than sitting and complaining about those who don't.
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Chibis-World Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. I don't always sit on my butt all day in front of a computer just to be a keyboard warrior for the wildlife. :D
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, that's good. I hope I wasn't being too blunt.
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Ask-female-TallStar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  New member
Thylacines were beautiful animals and people report seeing these animals every day in the outback and I don't believe it so yea.
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CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As sad as it may be, we may eventually have to accept that they're gone.
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