If you were a baby crocodile, would you tell Makara that he was wrong? What would you say to convince him?
As a baby crocodile, I would certainly wish to tell Makara that he was wrong. The elders can be frightened into silence more easily as Makara did in his meetings. It is, however, not so easy to shout at a baby because this lets down the person’s public image.
To convince makara that he was wrong, I would make three important points. First, it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak and not to torture them. Secondly, a strong animal is strong only when there are the weak animals; eliminate the weak and the strong become the ordinary. Thirdly, all creatures together form the environment and the loss of one may be the loss of all.