Memento Mori II
Here’s another skull. We know exactly where this one was found. Creswell Crags, near the present day human colony known as Nottingham, England.
This belonged to a Hyaena. Should it be treated in the same way as the first skull I showed? Why?
What right do we have to remove it from its grave?
This hyaena, ate and slept, watched sunsets and made decisions just as the humans do who now live there.
It is now extinct, just as humans will be.
It suits us quite well to forget that it was ever here. After all everything has led up to human civilization. The pinnacle, the perfection of creation. And we will always be here, just getting better and better.
An understanding of our shared space, humility in the light of kinship, these are not active qualities in us, so what is the purpose of keeping this relic?
Unless someone can actively show that they care for it, I propose to return this skull to where it came from.