Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
It is sad people had to leave pets behind, but I'd rather that than try to stuff a bunch of animals on a plane or bus so they can defecate everywhere and bite people. Stressful situations don't usually bring out the best in animals. I love dogs (and pets in general), and have had or been around some absolutely great ones. However, I will never equate them or their lives to humans. Maybe I'm just cold-hearted, but IMO animals can be whatever we want them to be. Companions, food, test subjects, etc.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion