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The Correct Donation: Gorillas or Starving Children?
People should donate to organisations that support gorillas instead of to those that support starving children.
There are a sufficient number of actors responsible for and capable of taking care of children, while there are far fewer for gorillas.
Humans are the source of gorilla extinction and thus carry a unique responsibility for saving them.
Earth is suffering from overpopulation. Thus, humanity is not in need for more children.
Gorillas are in danger of extinction whereas human children are not.
Donating for gorillas comes with beneficial side effects for humankind.
Saving gorillas has less impact on the donor's own well-being than saving a child.
Eradicating human starvation helps best to protect gorillas because ultimately, human poverty represents the
to gorillas. This makes donations to gorillas a worse option.
Gorillas face threats so grave that donations will not help their chances of survival. Thus, efforts should be focused on starving children.
A human life is worth more than the life of an animal. Thus it would be immoral to donate money to support gorillas whilst children are starving.
Governments can earn money with their gorilla populations. This already provides them with a financial incentive to protect gorillas. The same reasoning is not applicable to starving children.
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