A big animal makes a hearty meal. Not good if you are the big animal, but very good news if you are an ingenious hunter-gatherer like early human beings. Our ancestors were ingenious to the extent that they developed clever methods like traps and spears for killing animals. There is evidence that human beings were wiping out or severely depleting animal populations well before the last ice age. Clever, yes, but sensible, no.

Human beings went on developing their technologies: clay pots, farming, stone structures, selective breeding, metals, ships, steam power, electricity, aircraft and the internet. Each of these technologies…

Chris Jerrey

Photographer, blogger, environmental activist. Interested in the climate crisis, rewilding and trying to make a change for the better.

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