This thread gained a life of its own I see. So many different reactions from gallery here than expected.
. There is a big difference between our "best friend Animals" Dogs and Cats here in the USA, and other types of animals, why is that? Its part of
our culture, and hard wired into most of us all through the 1800's-1900's. So most people watch a TV show, and most of us can deal with watching a
person get shot on a TV show, over a dog or cat getting shot on a TV show. Its not real, but really goes to show the mental projection we put on
these sertin animals. We are connected on a deeper level. Not all of us.. Some of us.
So its a question between the caring and compassion for our comman house hold pets, and those of domesticated chickens, dogs, all farm type animals
and how they are treated also.
Its true, and I think that breaks most of our hearts too. And wish animals the world over would be treated a little more compassionate. (Yet most
people can not connect with other types of animals like we do our "pet" type creatures. They evolved smaller and cuter for a reason.
On the other hand, there are so many of them, its just impossible to save them all. That is when people cross the line of trying to help, into
becoming borderline animal hoarder. As mankind created these little guys, well bred them down into what they are today. Our pet creations are
getting smaller and cuter.. As if they where in the wild, they would be getting bigger and meaner, as to protect and survive out there. Our
domesticated pets are not built to be out in the wild. (speaking of wolf counter parts--The little dogs, cats.)
There are Feral versions of these types too. Which in big part is an issue with over population.
So I personally have to pick and chose my battles with animal abuse. Its a never ending fight. And sometimes the small wins count more for me, when
they add up on eachother.
As there are so many horrors in this world when it comes to animals. It is upsetting and I try not to think about it to often. All I can do is give
my couple pets a good life, and they make me happy, hence the compasion I share with our animal counter parts.
I belive if you are going to kill something, you should be eating it. People do eat cats, and people do eat dog. I am okay with that. I am not a
vegan. Any type of meat eat should have mercy kills, take them out as fast and clean as possible. Then use that animal as to honor that beast, or
creature.(Why christians give thanks before they eat/Many religions and all faiths have ways to honor the animals sacifrice.)
The thing with this story was the guy, he put those kittens in bags, and just stuffed them in the freezer. No mercy kills, like snapping their
knecks. No he wanted them to suffer. And to top it off, he was BRAGGING about it to the neibor. That is what got his butt arrested, and kittens
saved, as he was being a looney and hurting kittens no bigger than your two hands. What a man
If he was not such a D-bag it would not have gone
down like this.
Then we have dude in here, who has made his point about tax stuff.. Okay thanks for your contribution to my thread, can we move on now? Not to
mention, seems you have a few stars on your post, so I was not pointing you out directly. Sure you made a good example of my point, but you are not
alone in the way you feel. However Scout, you where being very trollish, and did derail this thread into something other than what was intended.
This turned into now a debate about how our taxes are abused, and other animal types of abuse that this world suffers.
Just to add, There are many horrors in this world, and so many other humans suffer. Pets being used as test subjects, unclean no mercy killing plants
for animals. Science based caged animals. And also all those depressed animals in zoo's and fair shows, that does not fall deaf on my ears, and I
understand all that happens.
If I thought about that stuff all the time, I would be very depressed girl, so I try to focus on the lighter side of things.
Do our taxes go to wall street bail outs for billions and billions of dollars. Government robs us blind each week on our paycheck. You would be
preaching to the choir about taxes guy. 15% of every week comes out of my paycheck, its frustating, knowing that my money is being used to fund Wall
street fat cats. Military industry complexe that murders and kills 1000's of innocent children and women!
Taxes hardly even go to our dying infrastructe, roads, and transport.. All the things that are state funded is on a whole different level anyway.
So as I said before, there is so much absue of the use of our tax money that this falls into maybe 0.00001%.
Its sad to know, people are more concerned about 0.00001% of their taxes to go to something as wonderful as saving 3 baby kittens, that who knows, may
find a home where that cat grows up to be a family member of a caring family.
We can not save them all, but can we atleast try to save the ones we can save?
Its a form of natural selection, but done by mans hand. We are the ones who get to pick and chose what animals we can help.
But then you have groups like PETA, who IMO are freaking crazy, over the top animal right advocates.
So its more of a balanced feeling I have about things. I can understand many points of view when it comes to animals place in the cycle.
Its just sometimes I feel we as a human race are not part of a higher system, where we are the stock, we are being farmed. As it would be a huge
irony that the reason humans are here, is under the context of being exploited as we exploit the animals of our world. We treat other human beings
worse than we do some animals, so it comes as food for thought when thinking about even the bigger picture.
edit on 5-12-2012 by zysin5
because: added thoughts...no spell check, spell check isle 4 please..BR>>>