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No .. you are not wrong .. a true human being has compassion for all living beings ..
I'm very much the same... I always catch spiders and put them outside instead of killing them. Even if I see a cockroach in my house I will put it outside instead of killing it. I try to see all life forms as equal and deserving of a life that doesn't end with my foot. Well... everything but mosquitoes, screw those blood sucking vampires!edit on 11/12/2013 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)
Landmark polar research about the Adélie penguin's sex life by Captain Scott's expedition, deemed too shocking for the public 100 years ago, is unearthed at the Natural History Museum
Worse was to come, however. Levick spent the Antarctic summer of 1911-12 observing the colony of Adélies at Cape Adare, making him the only scientist to this day to have studied an entire breeding cycle there. During that time, he witnessed males having sex with other males and also with dead females, including several that had died the previous year. He also saw them sexually coerce females and chicks and occasionally kill them.
"The pamphlet, declined for publication with the official Scott expedition reports, commented on the frequency of sexual activity, auto-erotic behaviour, and seemingly aberrant behaviour of young unpaired males and females, including necrophilia, sexual coercion, sexual and physical abuse of chicks and homosexual behaviour," states the analysis written by Russell and colleagues William Sladen and David Ainley. "His observations were, however, accurate, valid and, with the benefit of hindsight, deserving of publication."
I look at all the facts on animal abuse before getting upset about it. Lots of what is reported as abuse is not abuse, it is that the people do not know the animals are sick and can't afford to be bringing the animals in to the vet at the drop of the hat. I know a guy who had some horses that his daughter acquired that were taken away from some people for neglect. The horses gained a little weight but they soon started loosing weight again, they didn't know why, the hay was good hay in the garage, which was half full, and the grains were good. she got charged with neglect. When the horses were in starvation from the last case, they got used to eating things they should not have been eating. They were eating the choke cherry and pin cherry trees that hung over the coral he had made in his yard. The vet was there a week before checking what was wrong. The person who turned them in was the woman whom the horses were originally taken away from. They were proven innocent because they had the receipts but their name was dragged through the mud. Big articles in the paper of the abuse, but no article on the fact that they were found innocent of wrongdoings. The horses were taken away. They did not want any part of taking them back when it was all over.
Maybe the reason they were taken away from the first person was not abuse, maybe they were eating cherry trees there too. It makes you wonder. Maybe nobody was guilty, except the people who ruined the peoples lives.
Don't believe everything you read.edit on 11-12-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)