Friday, April 11, 2008

Walk With The Animals

So, at one point in the video, he asks, if animals can get along like this, why can't people?

Simple. Animals have no reason to kill one another if they're not hungry. No politics. No religion. No social conventions. No boundaries. No nations. And no other animals telling them how they need to behave it they want to be "good" animals.

6 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

"why can't people?"

Most people can "get along like this". In small groups of "friends" that is. Introduce a few "outsiders", ones who are not so tolerant of each others ways, and all hell will break lose! No different for those in the video I would be willing to bet.

Friday, April 11, 2008 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Animals do have territories, and do kill other species, not even necessarily for food. If possums or rats or squirrels wander into our yard, our Brittanys will kill them (and have). The dogs are certainly not hungry. It's purely territorial and instinctive. Man is not much different. Of course, we could be taught to get along, under most circumstances. I have to say that if some asshole invades my territory, though,I will kill him. By "territory", I mean my house. Someone can wander around the yard, steal the car, piss in the pot plants, so what. I'll call the cops. But breaking in. Oh, no. That's asking for lead. That's not hyperbole, either. I will fire until I run out of ammunition. If necessary, I will reload. My belief is that if a person breaks into my home, it's because he means to harm or kill me. I see no reason to tolerate that.

What would you do if someone broke into your home?

Sunday, April 13, 2008 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Karen, you got pot plants in your yard??? In Texas??? Wow!

Somebody did break into my home. I wasn't here at the time. But yeah, I take your meaning.

I think the point of the dog-(rottweiler, no less)-cat-rat friendship circle is that these animals are looked upon as being traditional enemies, much like Jews-Christians-Muslims. Or white-black-brown. Or English-French-Spanish. Or any of the other "traditional enemy" groupings into which we humans divide ourselves. And if they can learn to get along, why can't we?

Monday, April 14, 2008 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Similar to my mastiff-cat-guinea pig love fest (which we are now duplicating and then some - I realized the guineas had babies tonight when I went to pull the cat out of their cage and saw the babies (pretty new and free to a good home, wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, good luck. But the guinea piglets are cute. Don't want one, though. BT, DT. Our poor guinea pig mom nursed 24/7. She had 6 piglets, and guinea pigs only have 2 teats, don't they? Anyway, however many, it was not enough for her litter to nurse at once, so she was nursing constantly. She was worn out.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

The cat was in the cage with the guinea pigs? Babysitting? Or tasting? LOL!

Srsly, I have a friend with a cat and a rabbit. The cat spends more time in the cage with the rabbit than anywhere else in the house. They're great friends, for "traditional enemies."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:34:00 AM  

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