Why Do White People Love Touching Other Living Beings?

That aren’t “theirs”.

What set this off? We are binge watching the Jurassic park movies, in every one of them there are scenes of wyppl reaching out and touching dinosaurs mature ones and hatchlings; velociraptors (there is a scene with the military head honcho cupping a velociraptor’s cheek, my child’s immediate reaction was “I hope he gets eaten.”), apatosaurs, injured stegosaurs, dying brontosaurs…). There is even a scene of kids in a “Gentle Giants” petting zoo, stroking them, hugging them,

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Still from Jurassic World. It may be ironic.

riding on them, …

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Still from Jurassic World. It was strangely satisfying to watch those kids get “touched” by Pterodactyls.

I understand petting zoos with domesticated animals like pigs, goats, chickens, but …

Tigers?

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www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g2237738-d3448317-i177868203-Tiger_Temple_Wat_Pa_luang_Ta_Bua-Sai_Yok_Kanchanaburi_Province.html This photo of Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua) is courtesy of Tripadvisor

Dolphins?

Dolphinworld.com

Manatees?

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Smithsonian magazine. Dude was arrested.

To their credit, Smithsonian Magazine and SaveTheManatee warn against it, but it doesn’t prevent wyppl from putting it on their public bucket list.

Moose

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Pinterest: the caption does warn against it.

Wombat

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taking a selfie with a famous tennis player (TheGuardian.com)

And worst of all, Black people’s hair.

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I stop to miau to cats.

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