Posted by: freeclimbers | February 19, 2013

For Human Entertainment Only

Crocky

Crocky

Tagaytay City, especially Picnic Grove, has been one of my quick escape from the polluted city of urban society. So to have a quick weekend getaway, our family, I mean our clan, went to Picnic Grove.

The place is still the same. There you find the famine-stricken horses, kite-flying field, zip-line  cottages, and the souvenir shops on the sidewalks. But if there is one thing new in the park, that is the Adventure Jungle where you can have a chance to take a picture of yourself carrying a 5-foot baby crocodile or a 10-foot python fresh from Manila Zoo.

Since I already got a picture of me with an albino python when we visited Manila Ocean Park, I chose to carry the croc with my brothers. The experience is exhilarating. As an animal lover, I have been longing to interact with these beasts even just to see them personally. But touching and even carrying them is just plain awesome! 😀 NOT PICTURED: My mother was seriously nervous while this photo shoot took place.

But while enjoying this moment, I felt pity for these animals. It just saddens me seeing how these animals are captured and domesticated for man’s entertainment. I cannot imagine how the croc feels while its snout was tightly taped all day everyday just to prevent it from harming people.

My sympathy for Crocky even grows more as I look at his seemingly teary eye at the picture. And now I feel sorry for taking part of exploiting his innocent life.

NOTE: Crocky is not his real name.

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  1. I remember holding that very docile crocodile in my arms.


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