The reason I am mentioning this article is not because of the fact that such a rare butterfly came into this World, but rather to indicate my disgust with the fact that this butterfly was forced against its will, to live inside the Natural History Museum in London, England!! What right did the curators of this Museum have to forceably move this butterfly into captivity? Why do some humans think they have the right to hold animals of any kind in captivity? Well of course the reason that this Museum is forcibly confining this butterfly in its Museum is for monetary reasons! They hope the butterfly will bring people into the museum. This is not justification for what the curator and other members of the museum staff are doing to this butterfly or for that matter the other insects (and animals) they are keeping captive for the amusement and entertainment of humans! It is this mentality which is causing so many problems in our World, because we are disturbing the balance of nature and exploiting nature for our own selfish reasons so badly, that we are placing all of the life on this planet in jeopardy of extinction!
I say that such museums need to be taught a lesson, that any museum or zoo that holds any form of life against its will and ends its right to life in its natural environment, is immoral,selfish and irresponsible! What kind of knowledge can people who work in these places (scientists) hope to gain anyway when the environment is not a natural one?
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Note: To see what the real butterfly which is being held captive in the London Museum you will have to click on the link I provide above. To learn more about Gynandromorphs which is the scientific name for this type of animal please visit the following websites: (1) http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps/Gynandromorphs.htm (2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynandromorph I sent the museum an email regarding this decision to hold this butterfly captive and ! I hope some of you who care about animals and think no animal should be forced to be held against its will, will do the same by writing a message to the museum. You can do this by clicking on this link: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about