Friday, 10 August 2012

Holy cow!

British sustainable transport policy is in tatters. It relies solely on behavioural change and nudge, nudge, eh, nudge you know what I mean, eh!

Let's go to the zoo and talk to the animals.

We immediately notice when walking in, the zoo that is transport is made up of one big enclosure it appears. There seems to be plenty of big study animals running around, freely, unrestrained. Smaller shier ones are seen less frequently. Are they hiding?

We can observe a bull in a china shop. It's intimidating the others. Maybe we have to let the cat out of the bag to avoid this silly rat race in the future? I'll suggest to call in the vet, and get some transquiliser, or else we'd be complicit to ignoring the bully elephant in the room.

Here's another thing: the bigger animals also seem to get the lion's share. The smaller ones apparently are going hungry, possibly starving even. It requires to be investigated further. There's this insatiable beast, it's pacing up and down. It wants more, and more, and where do we go from here?

We've now run out of food for the other animals.

Providing for the bull is clearly a white elephant!

Cycling animal
Operation successful - patient dead
There's certainly an atmosphere of monkey see, monkey do in this zoo and that raging bull of a holy cow being in overall control, albeit out-of-control itself.

Maybe the zoo officials need to learn more about birds and bees? They sure seem to have ants in their pants when it comes to appeasing the bull, and providing for its free passage through the zoo. They may have cat napped for too long? And have now clammed up? Or are they just horsing around?

It smells fishy, to say the least.

Woah. Hold these horses! The smaller animals are now dropping like flies. Let's not chicken out of this. We have to make a bee line and speak to the people responsible for running this zoo. Maybe they have a little nest egg they can give us so we can import some animals and copy cat from other best practice zoos?

We are smelling a rat here, the zoo keepers seem very committed to the holy bull and not too interested in zoo diversity.

Straight from the horse's mouth:

If we don't take the bull (in a china shop) by its horns to address the (white) elephant in the room, we are doomed to wait for an inclusive zoo until the cows come home.

We can not continue to blame the stunned deer in the headlights for getting itself killed by not wearing the proper attire. Animals don't dress. I'd like to live in a world where no animal is questioned for its motif to cross the road, and the smaller more fragile animals are well cared for and protected from their hunters and predators.

The verdict is: these animals require separate enclosures.

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