Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This would truly be a wonderful world if the welfare of children was regarded as highly as the rights of animals. Don't get me wrong - there is no excuse for abusing an animal and I do believe there is a special place in hell for those who are unrepentant about cruelty their towards cats and dogs. But doesn't it strike you as ironic that, every day, children wind up in the garbage like so much medical waste and there is no public outcry? How many teenage mothers in denial about their pregnancies have attempted to drown their newborns in the toilet? Have you ever seen an outcry of the magnitude the little kitten in London garnered? And do you see something wrong with that picture?

Care of the planet and respect toward animals is a good thing. But if it's not accompanied by a similar concern for human life, it's all for naught.

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely true. I believe that part of the problem is 1. that we can SEE the adorable, innocent animals suffering. The unborn child is hidden from view (unless the mother undergoes ultrasound) but people at large do not see the millions who were aborted. As for the poor mothers and babies who end up in the situation you described, I think it is a refusal to really "see" that gives then the ability to carry out those acts. Perhaps they are so blinded with fear and the belief that a baby would be the worst thing that could happen to them (well supported by a loud portion of our society) that "getting rid of" their baby becomes not only possible, but to them, inevitable.
    Of course, we know that no life, once created, ever really 'goes away', but is alive forever-somewhere. I think these little ones are martyrs of sorts. Perhaps we can ask them to pray for our upside down world.


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