Sunday, February 7, 2010
I am a little saddened to hear of horrific stories of animal cruelty. There is nothing more that breaks my heart than violence towards animals. My whole day can be brought down by hearing of such stories and it seems there are more and more appearing in the news. How can people be so cruel that they could physically abuse an animal? What sick part of them makes them think it is ok to do this, and whats worse is when they actually get pleasure from doing it. I feel sick reading some of the stuff that goes on, it's degrading to be a human when other humans are doing such disgusting acts of violence. I just found out that bars are starting to introduce new game machines that allow the players to pay money and try to catch crayfish like they would with soft toys. The player uses a metal hook to try and catch the crayfish and as a result the crayfish is often dropped several times and injured. Then if they win the crayfish they can either have it cooked at the place and eat it or take it home in a plastic bag. I mean come on! This is pure cruelty. I would never in my life eat a crayfish because they are killed in the worst way possible (usually boiled alive, because they 'taste better' this way, let alone catch the poor creature in a machine like a stuffed animal. There is an organisation on Facebook that made me aware of this and they have a list of places who have these disgsuting machines. I spent an hour last night emailing them abusive emails stating my disapointment with these places and have just recieved back some nasty emails. Frankly i don't care what they have to say, i will never visit any of these places and have told everyone i know not too also. I wish there was more that i could do sometimes i feel so hopeless. I wish humans were more kind to animals, they are so helpless and innocent. It breaks my heart.