Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer

In this world power dominates everything. Thought the survival of the fittest is the norm of the natural world; Mankind has virtually escaped this norm due to man's ability to think and comprehend. This makes man, the most dominant race on the planet and thereby master of earth itself. Mankind's self-interest should be above everything else in my opinion. Hence I do believe that essential human needs should be at the forefront of mankind's priorities and not the animal's kingdom's. First of all, human needs such as farmlands, housing and industry are quite essential for the survival of human civilization. Farms provides food, houses provides shelter and industry provides livelihood. These three ingredients are very important for the survival of an community. For example, during the downfall of U.S.S.R in early 1990's there was an acute shortage of food, shelter , clothing and housing. This led to riots on the street of major cities and countries such Ukraine, Belarus and many others declared independence. Hence I believe, human thirst for basic materials should be quenched first rather than taking care animals in faraway forest and jungles. Additionally, mother nature works in mysterious and sometimes even in strange ways rendering all human predictions worthless, these ways ensure nature's stability and balance; it also ensures that even though the interference from outside forces are applied to ecosystems; nature find a way out to balance things out. For example, it is believed that due to global warning sea levels will rise up as the carbon will chain the heat, emitted by sun, inside earth's atmosphere but in reality as Ice caps melt more water is released, this water absorbs carbon in atmosphere preventing future heat trapping. Similarly it is quite possible that even though human needs might suffocate endangered animals; nature may find ways to overcome interference induced by humans to save these animals directly or indirectly. Hence I think even if humans keep their interest at forefront it will not cause any significant impact on endangered animals, as nature will find ways to save them without humans sacrificing on their needs.
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