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reply to post by JohnPhoenix
You do realize that the UK was well on its way toward losing WWII until their neighbors across the pond stepped in?
I would NEVER consider killing my pet for food ... NEVER!!! I would rather starve to death!!!
Don't give that idiot cameron any more ideas. He is a thatcher lover and she in turn worshiped Churchill. Both war mongers who didn't give a # about anyone, let alone their beloved pets!
Er.. check the facts. This was initiated because of a fear the government had BEFORE anyone was starving at all.
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
As for your Hitler comparison...what are you on about? These weren't cold, heartless murderers slaughtering millions without a second thought.
Er.. how do you know? Seems to me murdering your beloved pet by order of the government is just as cold and heartless as Hitlers actions. No.. in many ways this is much worse than Hitler's holocaust. The government didn't want people to be humane and take care of their pets. They deemed pets do not deserve to live so they made the owners kill them. (I wonder how many children wound up eating their pets!) They turned all Britains citizens into murderers. That's worse.
Normal people do do things just as evil as Hitler and yet - we tend to think nothing of it and or forget it quickly. That's my point.
You may be right.. perhaps they were not cold and heartless.. just stupid.
BTW folks, I have nothing against the British. In fact I love them and have many friends from across the pond. I'd have posted the same thread if this happened in America or any where else.edit on 1-1-2014 by JohnPhoenix because: sp
So by your logic, it would have made more sense to let all of those animals die of starvation? I was expecting something FAR different when I clicked on this thread.
By the way, it was a government recommendation, not an order. If anything, it was the most humane thing that could have been done; these were domesticated animals that were not necessarily prepared to fend for themselves in the wild, and what do you think would have been done to a starving dog caught snacking on a dead human body? Yep, they would have been shot on the spot.
I'm sure a great many of those families (particularly the children) were absolutely brokenhearted to know that this was indeed the only true option for the situation.
Comparing this to Hitler's holocaust is silly at best.
And no one gets the Hitler point.. LOL.. you guys are funny. Hitler is a Monster we all agree but so what, we can All be Monsters. They made monsters out of every person that shot their pet. People DID have better choices but 750,000 of them didn't bother. They allowed themselves to become The Monster.edit on 1-1-2014 by JohnPhoenix because: sp
It's funny because again, none of you are getting it. I did not single out Brits and put them down or compare them to Hitler in any way.. it just so happened Brits did this deed but it matters not, the thread would have been the same if it had been Americans. Sure I mentioned evil Brits but it could just as easily have been evil Americans. Thats Not singling out all Brits.. it's singling out those folks who did the deed that just happen to be Brits.. anyone can and will be an evil monster just like Hitler.. thats my point.
It's funny because again, none of you are getting it. I did not single out Brits and put them down or compare them to Hitler in any way
So you thought Hitler was the only sick bastard on the block huh? Guess again.. looks like those British are just as evil.