Have you ever wondered why don 't we ride zebras? Our planet has 140 big useful type animals on it and over the last 20,000 years our ancestors have been busy trying to ride, tame and domesticate as many of these creatures as possible. So why is it with all these wonderful animals to choose from and thousands of years of time only a handful had the right stuff to become man 's best friend. 20,000 years is a long time. It was the Stone Age about this time man was just beginning to tame the wolf, this is the dog 's wild ancestor.
Among other uses, the tiger or the tiger stripe (babri) was used as decoration on his throne; on the uniforms of his soldiers; and on his coins, flags and arms. The symbolic meaning of Tipu’s Tiger was the emblematical triumph over the British. Therefore by killing tigers the British were also symbolically staging the defeat of Tipu Sultan and other Indian rulers who dared to get in the way of Britain’s imperial conquest of India. Tigers also represented for the British all that was wild and untamed in the Indian natural world. Thus, the curious late Victorian and Edwardian spectacle of British royals and other dignitaries being photographed standing aside dead tiger carcasses depicted the staging successful conquests of Indian nature by “virile imperialists”.
There was once a time where the rivers were venomous, the fields were poisonous, and even the air breathed by men, women, and children alike was toxic. This is a world that Rachel Carson, the famous and honored biologist, that wrote Silent Spring, lived in and envisioned as a world that could be saved. She immediately slams down on the national arena and alarmingly claims that the environment that humans thrive in is a world seeped with death and killing, and that the use of parathion (a type of pesticide) is the agent to blame. She targets farmers who she claims poison and kill creatures that they deem as pests to their crops, including insects and even birds. In the end, she mainly targets the “authoritarian” that was given the power to take such precious life while nobody was paying attention.
The earth, prodigal of its wealth, supplies you with gentle sustenance, and offers you food without killing or shedding blood " . Empedocles, 450 BCE, was another pro-animal activist, who talked against animal slavery and the consumption of meat. "Slaughter and meat-eating are the most terrible of sins, indeed for him animal slaughter is murder and meat-eating is cannibalism. He disagreed with his teacher arguing that eating animals was wrong because it robbed animals of their life, that animals could reason, sense and feels like humans do. Eating them was therefore unfair”.
Furthermore, leopards, which are the kings of the forest, were also depicted in the plaques to symbolize the authority that the Oba had over the city and villages where the Benin people lived. Leopards were also killed as offering for the god. Therefore, animals on the plaques served as more than just decorative objects. To demonstrate, crocodiles, which were regarded as the policemen of the water, were represented on the artworks to depict the power of the king against any sinful person. The bird, who is said to have warned Oba Esige before he occupied the Ibo people and the king didn't listen to him and went to the battle and defeated those people, was depicted on the plaques to symbolize that the Oba is over any ordinary danger or bad auguries.
2.3.1. The lion In Hogwarts, the emblematic animal of the house of Gryffindor, whose members possess character traits such as courage, bravery and determination, is a lion. In the Bible and Christian belief, Jesus is referred to as the “Lion of Judah” and is frequently identified as a lion. The lion is also a symbol of goodness, divinity, virtue, courage and the victory of good over evil (cf. Granger, 2008, 106; Murphy, 2011, 34-35).
The article in titled Between Lions and Men, Images of the Hero in the Iliad by Michael Clarke is a very innovate piece of work. In the article, Clarke puts forward the idea of how the referencing of wild animals in the Iliad is symbolic and highly significant to the ethical and psychological problems of heroism within Homer’s Iliad. The focus that Clarke is placing in relation to the animal similes within the Iliad is the lion similes. As the Iliad is focused on Achilles and his death, it is no wonder that the lion similes are associated with this so called hero. Achilles and how he associates himself with the wolf and particularly the lion is the focal point of this article.
In the film, "Louis Theroux's African Hunting Party", South African wild game farmers advocate trophy hunting as a necessary activity for saving certain species from inevitable extinction due to illegal wildlife poaching. However, when considering Peter Singer's utilitarian theory on the ethical treatment of non-human animals, the process of shooting and killing an animal to preserve its species seems counterintuitive. Applying Singer's perspective, my position is that trophy hunting is morally unacceptable as it reasserts speciesism by disregarding the suffering of the animals being murdered for sport. Indeed, the act of purchasing a hunting permit so that a person may kill an animal for its material value dismisses the animal's personhood.
Chapter-II LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK RELATED TO PROTECTION OF WILD ANIMALS 2.1 INTRODUCTION In India the history of conservation and protection of flora and fauna are as old as its civilization. In Indian mythology the animals are worshipped as incarnations of different Gods and Goddess and any act of harm to the animals is considered an ethical offence (Sin). The great Emperor Ashoka has declared that, “Twenty six years after my coronation, I declared that the following animals were not to be killed i.e. Parrots, Mynas, Aruna, Ruddy Geese, Nandimukha, Cranes, Bats, Queen Ants, Terrapins, boneless fish, rhinoceros and all quadrupeds which are not useful or edible”. 2.2 LAWS DURING BRITISH PERIOD But the laws related to wild life protections were codified only during the British Period.
He disbelieves this myth and finds that “it is astonishing how far Greek gullibility will go”. Ovid also writes of what he thinks was the first werewolf. The Arcadian King Lycaon had angered Zeus by sacrificing a human baby. To punish him, Zeus turned him into a werewolf: Terror struck, he took to flight, and on the silent plains is howling in his vain attempts to speak; he raves and rages and his greedy jaws, desiring their accustomed slaughter, turn against the sheep—still eager for their