Very recently conditions transpired in an ordered way to thrust the Bali Dog into an International point of view. It turned out to be an unpalatable price to pay, however it was long overdue and certainly long due to be over.
Bali Street Dogs prepared for human consumption were the words that lit the fuse of fury that subsequently ignited the bomb of indigestion and indignation. For such an ancient dog it was yet another final, on a growing line of very long finals that it has faced down and snarled back at.
Bali Dogs are Bali Dogs no matter their location on Bali. Unfortunately though, rather than the majestic breed recognised Kintamani Dog being trussed prepped and served up, it was their lowly underlings that were easy pickings.
There are many unseen unheard humans who have screamed from the wings. Voicing not only the uniqueness of yet another endangered animal, but also urging an expanded awareness on the position of a dog in one of Earths remaining ancient cultures.
The Bali Dog street version has suffered greatly. Bali People have also suffered greatly. Their ancient relationship with their dog has been turned upside down, slammed against a wall and forcibly altered in ways that are reflected in rampant and irreversible change. The old familiar relationship is gone, replaced with a new foreign influenced invasion.
The latest exposure has the chance to bring balance back to a bond that reaches back to a time before there was time to think about time. It also has the possibility of dividing and blaming and that would be a waste of time and opportunity.
Now is the time to reignite, reinvigorate, regain and recognise. Now is the time to protect a cultural union, promote an endangered species and preserve a history that can only be spoken by Bali People and expressed by Bali Dogs.