posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 01:21 PM
For some reason, some people have more empathy towards animals than towards other human beings. Some people would rather spend time with their pets
than with their own human family. Some people would even spend most of their income, winnings, inheritance etc in animal-related causes rather than
I am one of those people and I would like to explore this topic with y'all.
(Please let's not immediately assume we are all holier-than-thou aggressive 100% raw vegans, raised by wolves or even animal hoarders. Yes, those
conditions apply to some, but I assure you, this is not the case.)
I am an animal sanctuary owner who specializes in severely abused pets with limited potential for adoption. Those pets too disfigured, ill, violent
and handicapped to be considered for a normal human family. I care for accident, burn, torture, rape victims. Obviously, I have a soft spot for
animals, especially dogs.
Basically the deal is this, I have received a considerable amount beef (both from society and family) for spending so much time, effort, finances and
energy in creating the shelter for animals instead of working on human facilities for any of the several issues in my 3rd world home.
The honest answer is: I don't care that much about humans. I care more about animals. It sounds cold, it sounds unnatural but it's the truth. There
is just something that we humans have lost and animals still have that I wish we still had. Innocence maybe? Or perhaps it is all the human brutality
that I have seen inflicted to the shelter, farm and wild animals?
This, of course, doesn't mean I hate human beings or I won't help out from time to time, but If I had to choose between helping a person or an
animal in need I would probably find myself at a very difficult ethical crossroad. Based on past experiences, I would go with my gut and probably
choose the animal.
Anybody feel this way?