Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Barbed Horizon


What could be more cruel than seeing a lion, the king of the jungle, trapped , acquiesced into submission with sedatives,forced behind a small cage; its freedom curbed and lashed into surrender by the inherent treachery of human being?

It is the cruelty of those standing outside the cage, watching this degradation of a royalty, turning it into an entertainment at the zoo, which bothers me more...

The abasement of man. The laughter, the tease. The safety of being cruel, while standing outside the cage.

2 comments:

Elisabeth said...

This is such a sad image, Nazia.

In Melbourne, they have tried to improve our zoos by allocating more space and better conditions to the caged animals, but still, it is imprisonment, and I can't think of much worse.

Nazia Mallick said...

Elisabeth-There is a Japanese proverb; which is my favorite:

I will give up my life for my love- And I will give up my love for my freedom-

Freedom is the birth right of every living thing-Human or Animal-
I have always been against Zoo-
However;its my personal view