I've got a soft spot in my heart for all things living. Humans included. I can't bear the thought of killing anything, except house flies and mosquitos. They recieve an instant death sentence. Though I do on occasion try to escort flies out of the window before having to resort to drastic measures. Creepy crawlers, 1000 leggers, spiders and the like, I try to give them room to stay alive. Everything on earth, wants to live. I try to encourage my grandchildren to have a respect for living things. To not just randomly go off killing things such as insects because they look strange, scarry or hideous to we humans.
When I see the commercial for the Humane Society For Animals, and they show all the animals who've been abused. In thier desperate and frightened condition, I cannot watch without crying, like clockwork, every single time. We are here to be stewards of this planet and all that is on it. Stewardship demands the proper care and upkeep of all that God has given us. Even in this imperfect state that it's in. Ourselves included.
It tears my soul when I see those here in Philadelphia who have lately, been hosting dog fighting for fun and sport. Anyone participating in this sort of terrorism needs to be locked up. Mandatory 5 years in prison, no parole, no time off with good behavior. We humans are the creatures on the planet who make a mess of all that we have been given, the animals and others basically have to yield to our destructive vices and desires. We humans will truly get our just desserts in the end. Forgive me for rambling but this is something too close to my heart.