Thieves of Wildness
Oliver “Shiny” Blakemore

Hey Oliver,

I read this piece thinking, yeah you have some great points. Thought provoking to say the least.

I my be veering off here, forgive me if I am, I kind of don’t think succinctly.

We Tamed the Wildness: that got me thinking a lot. Well for one, I find this cruel and very creepy, unless we are rehabilitating a species, which might I add is almost always due to our human involvement, I just can’t see the reasoning? I think it’s just bizarre. Here we all are taking animals from nature to view them in our version of nature?

So to close my ramble.

How tamed do I feel? most days I feel like i’m living in a made up place. Like none of this could possibly be real.

I love this piece.