Wildlife managing an arrogant, aggressive, invasive species that’s out-of-control:
That shop-worn cliché ‘The sanctity of human life’ sums it up in a phrase. This concept is probably the most damaging sophistry ever propagated. It has rooted well. The cause of the damage is clearly seen when we examine its implicit corollary ‘the desanctification of life other than human’.
No longer can it be said that peace, plenty and plurality are worthy ends…. As Julian Huxley has it, Homo sapiens is in uncontrolled, cancerous growth and medical research has merely exacerbated this condition. Unfortunately its efforts to neutralize our time-honoured, natural beneficial predators…have proved only too successful. If an animal renders ineffective its own evolved cullers, then it has signed its own death warrant. Remove natural selection and the genes run amok. An irreversible process of genetic drift steals upon the species and guides it to the shambles. Eugene Marais, the pioneer ethologist, saw this fifty years ago, when he stated that any species that allowed deviants and aberrant to breed without restraint was doomed to extinction. Man is in the extreme condition of this laxity. Medical research should be funded into abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and birth control. – John Aspinall