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Monday, July 5, 2010

Dead Cat Over Dead Baby?

I was thumbing through YouTube, watching a video of a man who calls himself Onision. I'm not a subscriber of his, but I do periodically watch some of his videos. He is like me in the matter that he loudly voices his opinion. I usually like a person who is not afraid to speak his mind. The only qualm I have with Onision is that he is one of those dang PETArds!! And he calls anyone who consumes meat a "murderer". That's the main reason why I don't subscribe to him, about half his videos are about why we shouldn't eat meat, or why cows should not be killed for meat, and blah-blah-blah. I mean, I love animals, so don't get me wrong. But some animals were bred to be consumed. Nature made them to be consumed. So, there are limits to my sympathies with animals.

Well, one video I saw tonight that he did he spoke of a couple of young women he's met that told him that they would be more hurt if they saw a dead cat on the side of the road than if they saw a dead baby on the side of the road. A cat! A damn cat! Those women HAD to be pulling his leg!! NO ONE is that heartless!! I always like to think there is good in everyone, but someone who would rather see a roadkilled baby on the side of the road than see a roadkilled cat?? Come on!!! That's beyond comprehension. A person like that needs to be locked up. I have very little sympathy for cats myself. I see dead cats on the side of the road here all the time. Most of the time they don't belong to anyone. The world can do very fine without sick stray cats that are disease-spreaders and killers of other wildlife. Some of which may be endangered. One less stray cat is fine by me! So when I see a roadkilled cat, I just look with the greatest indifference. Dogs are different. I usually get saddened by a roadkilled dog. Especially if it happens to be a little dog. But little dogs usually don't wind up as strays! They're usually someone's pet, probably are much loved and will be missed by it's family. But if I saw a roadkilled baby, I would definitely be shocked!! I'd have to say I would be more saddened by the roadkilled baby! Because that baby obviously would belong to someone. That's someone's own child, a child that some woman carried inside her for 9 months, and loved and nurtured, and GOD gave to her to care for, love and protect. Surely I would be more saddened by the loss of the baby!!

Oddly enough when I see an animal killed by a car, I'm the type that slows down to have a good look at what it is. I like to know the kind of animals that live around my area, and roadkill is actually a very good indication. Sometimes I see animals that I didn't even know lived in my area! Some of the most unusual roadkill I've seen or heard about have been as follows:

Road-killed animals I've seen myself:
pine marten
mink
river otter
cougar
stoat (short-tailed weasel)
black bear
badger
pronghorn antelope
spotted skunk
elk
cow
coyote
kit fox
porcupine
beaver

Road-killed animals I've heard others say they saw in this country:
squirrel monkey
sea lion
great-horned owl
grizzly bear
bobcat

And those are not counting the numerous striped skunks, deer, squirrels, opossums, and raccoons I constantly see killed on the side of the road. No matter what I always have to look and see what it is! Once I saw an animal that I could not make out myself. My sis Anna was driving so I never did figure out what it was. I remember it was kinda black, or dark brown in color, and it was rather large. But not very large.
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