You have hit the nail on the head, WE HAVE NOT LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THE PAST.
---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > > > "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way > its animals are treated" > > > * Mahatma Gandhi > > Yet in a way, I'd hate to think that the innocent animals that are being > abused so terribly all the time, are here merely as reincarnations of > horrible people, having reversed their roles. That our beloved pets, are > too. > > Somehow, this whole things puts a big hole in reincarnation, to think that > after thousands of years, reincarnated beings haven't learned anything. > > N > > > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue > Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:17 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters > > > > Who is it the said you can tell a lot about a society by how people in it > treat animals. Such disgusting cruelty. If there is reincarnation, guess > who's going to be the prey in their next life? Maybe that way, they will > learn a modicum of compassion.and slowly it will change. > > ~b. > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie > Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:36 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters > > > > So do Canada geese (mate for life). We live on a pond, and they spend a lot > of time here. We feed them, so they don't go on neighbors' properties, > bothering them. We actually recognize them every year because of certain > markings, etc. When one loses a mate, they stay alone. I'm not sure if > they ever find another life-mate or not. > > I used to go to the Hegins (PA) Pigeon Shoots to protest. It was sick. > Families having picnics, while their "menfolk" shot at pigeons that had been > confined without food and water in dark little traps for days- they were > released, totally disoriented, in sudden bright sdaylight. They could hardly > fly up, they were so weak. Then these brave men would take potshots at > them. Some injured pigeons were able to fly off, land on roofs and fields, > dying a slow death. Others fell right down, flopping on the ground until > teen boys nonchalantly sauntered over to them, swung them by their necks, > either broke their necks, or ripped their heads off. One kid threw a > decapitated pigeon at me. We had a tent set up with volunteer veterinarians > and wildlife rehabbers to treat the injured birds or euthanize them > humanely. > > It was like in Roman times, a bunch of degenerate, bored, and blood lusty > people amusing themselves. > > Hegins Pigeon Shoot is no more, but there are still others! > > > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marcia Baronda > Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:29 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters > > > > doves mate for life...that's what is so sad. another thing that is sad is > people with guns chugging down the booze. No laws to protect anything from > THAT! > > On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Georgetta Brickey <gebr...@hotmail.com> > wrote: > > Your posts reminded me of something that happened 40+ years ago on our > family farm in Central California... during dove hunting season. > > We did not allow hunters on our property, but when dying doves fell in our > fields and pastures after being shot nearby, hunters would climb over our > fences to retrieve the bloody bodies. One afternoon the shotgun pellets > were raining down on our roof and through the branches of our oak trees and > we were afraid to go outside so Mom called the county sheriff. When he > arrived to talk to them about unsafe shooting... Mom noticed his hand was > bandaged...an idiot dove hunter had actually shot the deputy in the hand!!! > Go figure! > > When I drove my 25 miles to work, each morning I felt like a cardboard duck > in a fair shooting gallery... groups of "hunters" parked on their backsides > sitting on coolers of doveswith umbrellas erected overhead would wait on > both sides of the road for flocks to fly over. I managed to get to work > unscathed for 5 years, but was never certain I would survive the Sept - Nov. > annual killing season. Our hunting neighbor across the road went out with a > few friends and came back with only one eye... not a single "friend" would > admit he fired the blinding shot. Nice, huh? > > Georgetta > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > -- > > Marcia Baronda > > Baronda Supplies & Service, Inc. > > 1550 S 2700 Rd. > > Herington, Kansas 67449 > > Phone: 785-466-2501 > > Cell: 785-230-6499 > > > > " I wish to address ethics as it applies to our companion animals. As a > veterinarian, I am an advocate for the rights of these wonderful beings who > inhabit the earth and our homes, sharing this journey with us. It is my > conviction that these animals,and all plants and animals, domesticated or > wild, have inherent rights that are separate from their ability to benefit > humans. They have the same right to exist as we do." Don Hamilton DVM > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org