The relationship between mankind and nature is developed over many levels. The two most obvious (and in a sense also opposites) are perhaps the instinctive one, of belonging as a species, and the exploitation, where nature becomes a resource to be consumed, to bend and to subjugate till the point of forgetting the reality.
Emblematic of this unbalanced comparison is for us the Sperm Whale (and the cetaceans with it), which over the centuries has been seen both as an almost mythological animal and as disposable meat, becoming raw material and no longer living being. An emotional distance big as the physical and contextual one. A deficiency of empathy to foster the continuation of a system that proves to be harmful, but at the same time the constant presence of a comparison which can bring to awareness.