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-----
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> ROBERT CHAPEL
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> 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
> 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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