There are two emotions that stand a chance of changing human behaviour for a longish duration. Fear and hope are but only two points on the scale of feelings that make up humanities whole holographic reality. They are incredibly powerful players in the spectrum, unlikely partners that use surgical grade scalpels to expertly cut through the effluent. Precision tools that open, slice deep into the recesses of our psyche and expose layer after layer of conditioned toxicity. When fear and hope are administered in high enough doses and with the right intent, they can be successful in cleansing and discarding extraneous wasteful bulk, in order to enact and force rapid change.
It is hoped that the Bali Street Dog will survive and thrive in a future reality that is increasingly losing time and patience for their right to have a continued place in what was once their space. It is feared that time and patience will run out way before the spaces are full of places. There are no legislative laws to protect the Bali Street Dog in any way at all, nothing to stop the rot creeping them out and forcing them away.
Cruelty comes in many a guise dressed in a gown of endless colour, but it’s the twin forces of observable physical torment and its dark terrorizing and psychologically insidious sibling that really rule the rot. The Bali Street Dog is one really tough character in evolutionary survivability terms and physical sustainability measurements. It has a loyalty meter that is gut wrenching in its emotional commitment to its family, a laudable applaudable and totally selfless alignment of canine human interrelationship. The Bali Street Dog would have been totally eradicated by now if it had been a vicious wild beast that had no regard to its place within the structure of Bali life.
Laws and legislations and regulations will not always protect the vulnerable from the ills of human nature, history has certainly shown that. However no law or legislation or regulation is an open doorway that allows the cruel and callous to walk through on and over the souls of innocent beings.
The Bali Street Dog is becoming a nuisance in many Bali parts; it has been blamed for spreading the deadly rabies virus and it has brought shame to an Island of wrathful gods. So in the name of all those deities who oversee an Island of Gods, how can it be alright to allow a being that is named after you to be treated with anything less than worship?