posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 05:55 AM
Stuff gets killed and eaten... big whoop.
You have to have empathy to be cruel.
You have to have consciousness to have empathy.
So, if you're willing to assign consciousness (and thus the capability not only to be cruel, but also to be kind) to lions, then all well and good,
they're being cruel.
If you're just trying to raise the point that mother nature isn't all about pretty flowers and butterflies, wouldn't any of the thousands upon
thousands of parasites have been a better illustration of this? There's nothing that a predator can do to an animal from the outside that is worse
than the things that parasites and parasitoids can do from the inside.