Where Is The Humanity?
Earlier this evening, I received a call about an injured squirrel. The woman who contacted me attempted to capture the animal, but he was able to crawl off through a fence into the adjacent yard and hide away in foliage. I sped off to help the poor creature; however, just before I arrived, the woman called me back in a frantic state—the neighbor (an adult man) had repeatedly shot the already suffering squirrel with a BB gun and killed him. As I approached, the man was sweeping the body away with a rake, cursing the dead animal and complaining about how squirrels chew through wires. I informed the bastard that there is a special place in hell for him, thanked the kind neighbor for her effort, and hastily departed before acting in anger.
You may be thinking, “Get a grip, man—it’s only a squirrel. Human beings are killed every day.” Yes, innocent people throughout the world are murdered by the regimes of evil dictators. The lives of men, woman, and children are callously ended by gangsters and common criminals. Spouses, family members, neighbors, and complete strangers kill each other for everything from money to parking spaces. If we have no respect for our own species, what chance do animals have? All life should be held sacred, without exception.
I am perpetually disappointed and disgusted by mankind’s selfishness, apathy, and cruelty. What is to become of us?