Live and Let Live

Tinpot Madhav Nepal‘s resignation came far too late and it brought no joy among people who previously had been waiting him to step down and facilitate a way to form a national consensus government. Witnessing unhealthy practices to form a government of majority as before, as parties failed to strike a consensus, it’s been graphic that parties themselves are obstacles, not puppet Madhav Nepal. He had only been made a scapegoat. And, Maoists have been knocked off their pedestal as they failed to deliver what they had been promising: A government of national consensus.

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Rich individuals in Middle East are notorious for their excessive lavish lifestyle. Women are hired and kept as their private sex-slave and most of such women are trafficked — in the disguise of ”abroad job” — from poorer parts of the world: South Asia, mainly India, Bangladesh and Nepal and other south-east Asian countries. Some of them are also brought from Africa. But women are not only means of their enjoyment. There’s another dark side of the Middle East that’s been detrimental to one of the greatest campaigns lately in vogue: campaign for animal rights. Together with black women from Africa, wild animals and their precious body parts are also trafficked to the Middle East to add more enjoyment to the riches. The riches in Middle East are the largest consumer of illegally poached animals and their body parts in the world.

Almost all animal body parts poached in Nepal are trafficked to the opulent oil-fed rich individuals in Middle East.

We’ve been, for decades, a good ”exporter” of precious animal body parts to them and lately women are also added to the list as Nepalis women are allowed for abroad job in recent decades.

Such wild animals trafficked to them are kept caged in very miserable condition. A recent BBC report about the cruelty on those animals just shook me outright.

Discovery channel reports, large ape Gorillas will extinct within 15-20 years if attention is not paid to their conservation. Militants in wars-ridden Africa kill Gorillas and other wild animals for bushmeat.

I’m not wrong. People are bad. They’re not sincere. It seems, campaigns for animal rights have actually become a ‘fashion’, an easy way to drain dollars rather than sincere mission for sincere result. ‘Efforts’ exerted from all around the world for the campaigns have produced little result so far. Japan and Norway are still in whaling spree easily bypassing IWC. Poaching is only increasing in poorer parts. Conflicts in Africa are not only destroying the continent’s future, but rare wild animals are also being endangered at the same time.

I get amazed whenever I see herds of huge elephants and rhinos strolling the Savannah on Animal Planet, Discovery or Nat Geo. Oh! such huge animals are still dwelling the earth! They are still trudging our planet! I can’t believe it! Is it not amazing? Is it not astounding? 

I wonder, till when such amazing ginormous animals do keep trudging the Savannah. Not longer. Their extinction in wild is inevitable given the growing adversity. But they somehow remain a beautiful sight for tourists and couch-potatoes for next some years/decades.

The only creature that will still exist when all others extinct is certainly human, an abomination. There’s an adage: Bad is for long and good for a moment.

Live and Let Live.

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