The Ten Trusts Analysis

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Each trust is like a step you must take to protect the animal kingdom. Through these trusts, a human’s cruelty can be transformed into compassion for all living beings. The authors want us to respect the interconnection through all living species. Every day humans harm the natural world more, without realizing the damage they are causing. The purpose of The Ten Trusts is to change your perspective on how we live on this planet. The authors want you to follow these trusts so the natural world will be protected, along with all the animals that live-in nature. Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff argue throughout The Ten Trusts that if we follow the trusts they have created, then we will be able to live harmoniously with all of Earth’s inhabitants. The …show more content…
The authors want you to see that we are ungrateful for the species around us. They want you to realize that you need to respect animals, and look at them as if they are like you. Since our brains are complex, we can think rationally. Our brains allow us to speak with words in a sophisticated way. This has led humans to believe they are not part of the animal kingdom. Us humans are very cruel to animals. We use animals to test all these vaccines and keep them caged. Some animals are used just for our entertainment. We breed animals and use them to feed our vast population. The authors want these animals to be freed the way we are. We must respect these creatures because we are just like them. Goodall describes a time in her life at a university where the professors would tell her that animals didn’t have personalities. They would also tell her that animals weren’t supposed to have names, and Goodall found this outrageous. (Goodall 21) Goodall made animal emotions a legitimate area for scientific investigation, because she always believed all species are alike. The authors want factory farming, animal experimentation, and people wearing fur coats to end. The purpose of the second trust is to show you how we treat animals and what they go through. The authors want these other species to be respected so they could live comfortably in the natural …show more content…
To look after the life on this planet you must follow The Third Trust as well. The Third Trust, “Open Our Minds, in Humility to Animals and Learn From Them” connects to the fifth because you must first be humble to look after the life on this planet. The authors want you to connect these trusts together and follow them all. The Eighth Trust is basically asking you to follow these trusts. “Have the Courage of Our Convictions” means to follow your beliefs. The authors want you to obey these trusts, so that the world will be a better place. All these trusts are linked together. Only by following these trusts can animals and humans live simultaneously without causing each other harm. People must change their perspective on this world, and the animals in it. These trusts are the keys to living in harmony with the natural world. The authors would agree that humans need to make the change. Us humans are part of the animal kingdom, and we must do all we can to protect the others in the animal kingdom with

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