Thursday, February 3, 2011

A day in the life of a fox and a human...

I ran across this video and am posting it without knowing the pedigree too well. I am fairly certain this is the same fox (and fellow) who were present in a previous video I posted last August...but I am uncertain. The referents to mice and rats as vermin are suggestive that the human animal in the video is not a practicing ethical vegan...but he certainly is being a good friend to the fox.

Many years ago a botany professor pointed out that a weed was any plant that was growing where some human didn't want it to. By the same narcissistic logic, a vermin is any animal (human or otherwise?) engaging in behavior that is not wanted by some human. Are we self-involved and overwhelmingly impressed with ourselves or what?

Anyway, wince at some of the language use by the human but also enjoy an older human animal and a beautiful fox animal hanging out together. By the way, a bit of wisdom is presented right away, if you want to know about a fox (or a cat, or a rabbit, or a cow....) you have to take the time to get to know them. In addition if you know one fox (or rabbit or cow or human...) you do not then know all foxes (or cats or humans or cows...). Each living sentient being is an individual and knowing them means you must take the time to hang out with them and observe and experience and interact with them.

A Day in the Life of Jack the Fox from Andy Langley on Vimeo.

While the fox is called Jack in this video, I do believe this is the fellow that was named Cropper.

Remember, living as an ethical vegan is the only way to provide minimal respect to your fellow earthlings.


Patty said...

Your post is full to the brim with truth and more importantly, wisdom.

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting Patty, your kind words are appreciated...would that it were that these truths be held dear by all.