Saluting with misty eyes
Everyone cries for the whales, yet no one seems to care that most of the whales that are killed ARE being used, and not just killed. native peoples of the Great North use them for food, lamp oil, and many other uses.
And since we are on the subject of killing things... shouldn't we cry for the fish that the whales and dolphins, and other creatures eat?
While I do not begrudge your right to have the thoughts that you do, and the absolute right to express them in any lawful manner possible (as you have just done), I tend to take issue with too many of the animal rights activists and their thoughts... NOT because I might disagree with them, or think them meritless... simply because of the complete hypocrisy invoved with many (but by no means all) of the activists.
"Don't kill the deer or the birds, or the other things that men hunt" soon followed by the "activists" going out for a steak dinner.
Or the ones that abhorr violence in any form against animals, and call the hunters terrorists, and just to prove their point send threatening letters, or pick fights where they outnumber the hunters.
Or the ones that refuse to wear leather garments because it is the skin of an animal.. and then smother their pork chops with gravy.
No, Goldenrose, I am not adding you to their number. I do not know you, and you have- as far as I have seen- been quite respectful of others and their rights to have their own thoughts. THAT sets you apart from the ones from which I talk about, who feel that everyone is entitled to their opinions as long as the opinions match their own.
I am simply putting down another viewpoint to this discussion.
Some people are like Slinkies . . . not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...
[This message has been edited by Ringo (04-03-2004 08:54 PM).]