posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 08:47 AM
Interesting assumptions all over this thread.
Who is to say that the mother was not the victim of a similar episode in her life? Wild abuses such as this one tend to have some history behind
Is it possible that the mother said that the son would have to get rid of his pet hamster, and the boy killed it rather than to see another fate such
as starvation after being set free or a friend to take his pet? Many underdeveloped minds take the route if I can't have it then no one will. Dead
girlfriends, wives, children have this as an all too common story.
We see this as a psychological abuse of a child, yet we have no problem saying it sucks if when a school levy fails the school eliminates sports,
band, art, theater, etc. Quite a number of children really love their arts. How many teen suicides are associated with failure or removal from such
The child being forced to sit at the table to finish a meal...if the food in question had mayo in it or on it, I would have had to sit for a long,
long time because mayo makes me vomit. It is an allergic reaction, yet I eat eggs and oils, even eggs fried in oil.
We all accept cats as a protected animal. As a child, my grandfather would drown stray cats and even used me to capture them (cats love me). The
reason being is that when too many stray cats congregate in a small area a disease (that we always called a blight) will kill them in a very painfully
suffering way. He always returned to the oil drum and buried them later that evening.
Just this year, hunting permits were given to a limited few to hunt deer in the city limits of Oxford, Ohio. Too large of a population have found
sanctuary in town and several can be seen roaming the streets during pre-dawn hours and during broad daylight when Miami University is on break and
the student are out of town.
Sometimes killing of animals is good stewardship of the land so that their is less competition for resources. Of course the killing of a pet hamster
is not stewardship, but it is a point that needed to be made before we condemn all humans to the "final solution" just because an animal has died.