It is normal that you support aid to sub-Saharan countries but I canít understand the mechanism how that can be right thing to do.
You are providing some aid, but there is more and more people living there every day. Since birth rate is out of control and you can't raise them over the poverty line since that would require huge amount of materials and energy. That would be like you are trying to build an entire infrastructure of US or EU is a few years. Building such an infrastructure would be the biggest job in history. Not to mention that the biosphere can't even support civilization as it is.
So in the end this means that you will just feed them and aid them until you will not be able to do so any more since there is too many of them. Also the aid I am talking about must not be food in can be cloths and equipment.
On the other hand there are people that have problems with cruelly toward animals and what is interesting is that in many cases those are the same people that support aid to sub-Saharan Africa.
Since you are aiding there is more and more people who need more food then you are aiding since population is in expansion.
Tech-level, transportation system and climate provide environment that is not good to organize huge farming system.
So the only thing those people can do is to turn to their own ecosystems for food.
Because of this we are loosing huge number of species all the time since those people are consuming the entire system by consuming animals, destroying ecological balance what destroys organisms that survive human activity. Also they are chopping the forests for fire wood, house construction and to expand local crop production.
What will happen when they spend their finite supplies? Guess.
By doing things like this they are permanently destroying the system that is piece of the puzzle of a greater system. Which keeps world as it is.
This region of the world has population of about 750 million.
What means that you need huge amount of vegetables and proteins to support so much people even in so poor state such as this.
In the last 50 years the population has tripled and is growing faster and faster since there are more potential mothers. What means that you must send a lot of aid or they will turn to their environment and destroy it. (Or both)
Someone could say ďfu** environmentĒ but that does not change anything since the process is still going in the direction of catastrophe.
Odds that you will stop the increase of population is even lower because even if everyone will have only one child, that is still 50% increase. Since parents are still alive and older generations are smaller in number.
Right now three children per mother are minimums there,
(This is simplified example)
This was just to show that empathy/helpfulness and everything that comes with it can cause some serious problems for the civilization and that they are not a good choice in some situations.
This has nothing to do with hate or lack of tolerance it has to do with the fact that people don't think straight. Since this way you are only creating more people to die in the end.
What is quite cruel even if entire thing look like as good idea.