The Case Against Technology- Part 7: Animal Transport

Written by Dick Sheerer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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Animal Transport

Horse-Drawn Carriages- After centuries of men riding around on top of horses, camels, and even elephants, someone made them all look like fools by inventing an innovative alternative by attaching a simple car behind a horse, and voila! The horse and buggy was born. It was a somewhat substantial advance in transportation, but like most new technologies it was fatally flawed.

The main problem that should have been obvious to the inventor was that riding behind the horse subjected the rider to the constant barrage of exhaust in the form of flying feces and dropping dung from the beast's buttocks. But riders were so happy with the benefits of the new carriage that they developed an unconscious love for the scat. It was the high point in the lives of the early adapters to this new horse-cart hybrid, but it was a low point in the history of humanity. There were several variations of the apparatus including the chariot, which was used mainly as a way to kill people more efficiently.

Dog Sleds- This is proof positive that humans will go to any length to exploit animals any way they possibly can. Dog sleds are popular in Polar Regions far away from civilized society where Eskimos can get away with such animal cruelty. The SPCA and Humane Society excuse the savage practice otherwise the Eskimos would kill the dogs and eat them.

Camels- As silly as these creatures are to use for transportation, folks in the Middle East use them steadfastly rather than horses. In such countries the stereotypical American cultural image is that of a cowboy riding a horse killing Indians with a six-shooter.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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