Chantal Sebire suffers from an extremely rare form of cancer (foto: AFP)
Since a few centuries some we tend to consider nature as something to preserve. Hence the international campaigns for saving the rainforest, panda’s, the ozone layer and the korenwolf (a dutch animal living in the polder).
But who decides what part of nature should be preserved? Nobody seems to be interested in actively saving or preserving mosquitoes, tornado’s, crop-devouring locusts or in this case: tumors. Chantal Sébire, the lady on this picture, is fighting to get legal euthanasia in france. Tumors are a natural thing. We consider them a ‘flaw’ of nature, but a few hundred years ago, we might have considered them a punishment of God. Nature changes along with us.