Officials at a zoo in Copenhagen killed a healthy giraffe, cut it up and fed it to the lions. As if this wasn’t heinous enough, the macabre ‘event’ was open to the public. And the public came. With children. People actually showed up to witness a helpless animal being slaughtered unnecessarily. And then they watched while the barely dead animal was butchered and turned into lunch for a group of hungry cats.
Can you believe such a thing?
Sick, sick, sick!!
Emotional as I am, I really try to be a rational, reasonable person. I more than try, actually. I work very hard at it. It’s not always easy. I try to keep an open mind and give people the benefit of the doubt. I do believe in the justice system. I have never been a proponent of capital punishment. But I’ve got to tell you, there are times I wish we were less civilized and could revert to the “an eye for an eye” principle.
Because trust me, if I was in charge, whoever at that zoo in Copenhagen thought he’d come up with a good idea, would soon find himself an all-you-can-eat buffet. And I wouldn’t kill him first. I’d really make the son of a bitch suffer. And that I’d gladly watch!
Please tell me something will be done about this. Please tell me criminal charges will be laid. Please tell me that zoo will be closed down and all the animals relocated somewhere safe. Please tell me Copenhagen is the last place on earth you’ll visit, the last place on earth whose coffers you’ll fill with your tourist dollars.
You sure won’t be seeing me there any time soon.
Or Russia, for that matter. I’m not so excited about the fact they’ve been poisoning stray dogs. This upset me so much it made me think about not watching the Olympics. That was short-lived, though. I’ve gotten all caught up in Canadian pride and I’ve been glued to the TV.
What’s wrong with people? Big game hunters in Texas recently bid for a license to shoot a rhino in Africa. China is still allowed to have elephants killed for their ivory tusks. Kill shelters euthanize dogs and cats every day. And then there’s the whole issue of hunters. What’s up with that? And don’t talk to me about overpopulation. Hunters aren’t concerned with overpopulation — it’s just a convenient excuse to justify their behaviour. Hunting is about sport. It’s about trophies mounted on walls. And it’s about venison burgers.
Tell me why we can’t let nature take care of overpopulation?
Of course why am I surprised? We have no respect for human life, either. Innocent men, women and children are killed every day. In cold blood. For no reason. And still, we let people buy guns.
When did we lose our civility? Our decency. Our humanity. Our conscience. Our brains.
Let’s do something, for God sake. Enough already.