-Under Construction-Life on this planet isn't pretty. Not for the animals, and not for the humans. Whether you look in nature or in human culture, you're going see some violence.
The first few acts of violence were probably carried out between prehistoric cellular organisms. One day they were sitting around in some goop, eating orgranic particles, and one of them decided he either wanted more food, or more space to move around, or he just wanted the other one to shut the fuck up already. Though he was of the same species, he took a big bite of the other one's head, and that was the end of that.
From then on, it seems that planet Earth has been one big escalating war zone, and that's the way nature likes it. Early fish no doubt fought for dominance just as today's fish do, and it seems pretty clear that dinosaurs loved the shit out of violence.
Almost every species either had giant sharp teeth, or bigass talons, or could spit poison. The only exceptions were the herbivores (who were only violent toward plants). Eventually the dinosaurs fought so much, and over such stupid things, that it caused an ice age and a comet strike. Also, a lot of the herbivores lost their farms to the bank.
Some violent little mammals having a big fight scene.
Next came mammals, who were really no less violent, and then primates. These monkeys were cetainly funny, and probably cute, but make no mistake; monkeys are violent little bastards. They fight and even kill each other all the time.
Luckily, some of them evolved into clothes-wearing, fire-using, language-making homo sapiens who fight and kill each other all the time.
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
~ Mohandas Gandhi