Not only care for pets, but their fellow humans.  

---- Ardy Robertson <ar...@centurytel.net> wrote: 
> I have read a lot on the subject of sociopaths and criminals, and most of 
> them started being cruel to animals as young children.
> 
> It's also amazing to me that there seems to be no middle ground for cats - 
> people either love them or hate them, and I don't understand why. I 
> personally brought home all kinds of strays as a child and my parents either 
> let me keep them, or they found good homes for them. I had dolls but 
> preferred to dress up my cats and push them around in doll-buggies. They 
> didn't seem to mind a bit! I think it is important for parents to allow their 
> kids to have pets and care for them, to cultivate a caring for animal life.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
> ROBERT CHAPEL
> Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:44 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] People who don't care about animals...
> 
> 
> I have, obviously ( as do all of us) a very difficult time reconciling how 
> someone could NOT care about animals or worse... use and abuse them for 
> profit.   In truth... I think my anger at such people is more than a bit 
> beyond the pale and I worry, honestly, about getting myself in real legal 
> trouble should I encounter someone in the act of purposely harming an 
> animal.......   I try to remind myself to NOT be so self Righteous since I 
> had nothing to do with the caring I have for animals.... I was simply "made" 
> that way... it was part of me from the earliest years that I can remember.... 
>  Had my genes been different..perhaps I'd be running a dog fighting ring..    
> Beyond this, though, I feel it IS justified to require people to at least ACT 
> decently even if their heart does not melt for animals....   Ok... so maybe 
> they don't particularly care about the miserable lives many animals ( and 
> people) have....  I don't ask that they _ feel_ differently but I DO expect 
> that they will not c
 on
>  tribute to or exacerbate that misery....   This is MY line in the sand and I 
> have NO forgiveness in my heart for people who do so.... People never cease 
> to amaze me both with their capacity for goodness and caring and their utter 
> lack of these same traits... how such polar opposites can exist in the same  
> ( purportedly sentient) species boggles my mind.....   It does my heart a 
> world of good to know that all of you are out there making life better for 
> the little creatures that can do so little to improve their own lot... your 
> kindness humbles me....
> 
> >
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