Big Cat Plunder

Deccan Herald 30/6/2013
“Save the planet!” We hear this all the time. This statement has almost become a meaningless sound-bite. But the underlying message it attempts to convey is neither meaningless nor banal. ‘Saving the planet’ implies that we must act to save ourselves as a species and all other living creatures from our actions by living in harmony with the natural environment that has till now sustained us for tens of thousands of years. We appear to be hell-bent on doing the opposite though. And in the process, we are driving many species to the point of extinction, none more so than perhaps the most beautiful, graceful and inspiring animals on the planet – the big cats. We have pushed so many of these wonderful creatures towards the precipice of oblivion. 

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