reply to post by bobs_uruncle
Yeah, I agree.
Especially considering some of the farm murders or gruesome mob justice in the Cape; human viciousness one couldn't even post within the T&C on
That's all so banal and everyday news in SA that it hardly raises an eyebrow.
Or some of the legal animal sacrifices, like the Zulu first fruit festival, where a bull is mangled to death by the bare hands of the warriors.
Even from Australia I've seen photos where turtles are dragged out of the sea with cars, under the heading of something like "indigenous hunting".
And then the complete tragedy of our dwindling rhinos for Chinese and Vietnamese medicine.
I'll never forget the one photo of a savagely de-horned rhino that was actually crying.
On the other hand, as the last poster on p.1 pointed out, if it was my cat, I might think very differently on the matter, because I love our kitty
Clearly the celebrity status of Mark Sampson has something to do with it, and in our bizarre racial context there's a vested interest to somehow
equalize cruelty in the press, by highlighting specifically white crimes.
That's quite speculative, but I'm sure I'm not the only person in SA that has a slight thought in that direction.
However it's not directly relevant to the facts of the case, but perhaps a wider media context that's impossible to explain here.
It's really something that could happen anywhere, and it's a very problematic scenario.
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