17 08 11 - 14:29What is anthrocentric thinking?
A DISTRAUGHT mother listened on a mobile phone as her teenage daughter was eaten alive by a brown bear and its three cubs.
Olga Moskalyova, 19, gave an horrific hour-long running commentary on her own death in three separate calls as the wild animals killed her.
She screamed: âMum, the bear is eating me! Mum, itâs such agony. Mum, help!ââ
The absurdism of the horror is what enwraps us. The headline -- BEARâS EATING ME, GIRL TOLD MUM IN CALL -- shocks us. We fear for ourselves.
Only later in the article do we see the truth:
The double killing is the latest in a spate of bear attacks across ÂRussia, as the hungry animals seek food in areas where people have Âencroached and settled on their former habitat. - The Express
The bear didn't attack the human.
The humans attacked the bear: eliminating its habitat, pushing it into close quarters, in effect starving it.
The bears at least had a good final meal -- they were shot, of course -- before passing on into nothingness.