We are Animals
Just a normal Sunday, a typical day just like the previous ones, so it may seem. Brewing from the 8th of November 2020 up until it reached its peak on the 11th, a category 4-equivalent typhoon entered the vicinity of the Philippines, typhoon Ulysses with whipping destructive winds and massive rain fall left areas submerged in flood. The disaster left P12.9 billion total combined damages to infrastructure and agriculture, 3.8 million people affected, 102 casualties and at least 10 missing.
Faced with imminent disaster, people tend to act for themselves, to flea for safety along with belongings that their strength can bear to carry, even carrying their domestic companions with them to safety, but most often these animals together with strays were left caged and even chained to posts, extinguishing their every chance of survival.
Living souls are hardwired to assess risks and decide courses of actions based on it. This instinct helped creatures survive for thousands of years, not only specific to humans, but all living things on this planet were equipped with it. Survivability is one of the instincts shared amongst all living creatures. For humans this impulse that we share with anything else substantiate the fact that after all we are animals.
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