Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
for some animals, it bothers me....for others, not at all.
So an ASPCA commercial on dog fighting the other day. Cried my eyes out and had to go hug my dog.
Eat me, drink me, love me;
Laura make much of me
Yes and no. I don't mind hunting, even for sport (I'd actually really like the opportunity to go big game hunting one day), or farming for meat. I'm a rather avid carnivore myself, in point of fact.
However, the imposition of needless cruelty or unnecessary suffering on an animal does bother me, and is something which I would never engage in myself. Kills should be made as quick and clean as possible, and largely limited to matters of either necessity or utility.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
I don't want animals tortured. I don't think anyone does. Most serial killers or psychopaths start at a young age with animals then grow up to do the same to adults.
Though I do love bacon...
I have a profound concern for animals of all kinds. Domestic and wild animals are like kids to me. A lot of folks seem to have no compassion or caring for animals in general. They're disconnected with the reality that they (humans) are just one among all other types animals that have very similar body parts that are subject to pain and suffering (physically and mentally) as humans are. Humanity's evolved state shouldn't overshadow its reality that most all other animals preexisted humans. Being evolved isn't an excuse to exploit and abuse all other life forms. And we can't deny that humans are the most dangerous species on the planet.
I live in a rural area, too. On any given day I can usually see in my yard, or near by, deer, wild turkeys, all sorts of critters. When we have drought conditions for extended periods I put out feeders, bales of alfalfa, bird food, and watering tubs. The raccoons, possums, etc like dog food. Or when the winters are harsh, I do the same.
I realize that I can't intervene in any meaningful way to save all of the puppies and kitties or wildlife, but that doesn't stop me from being as much help as I can in my own environment. I support local animal rescue organizations and animal humane societies. And I've been known to pay for the kidnapping of some abused domestic animals in my area and have them delivered to a local humane society or shelters that don't destroy animals.
I love to pet animals... I just love to eat them more.
If God didn't want us to eat animals, He shouldn't gave made them taste so Good