Acceptable Cruelty

It is acceptable cruelty to catch whales in fish and crab nets and drown them. It is acceptable cruelty to make noise so loud under water it deafens whale so they can no longer communicate or find food. It is acceptably cruel to hold whales in extremely small ponds until they die in solitary confinement in cells relatively smaller than the cells used to break the will of human prisoners, simply for the entertainment of human children. The only cruelties that sometimes count are ones guaranteed to lead to species extinction within 5 years. Imagine if that were the only limit on cruelty to fellow humans.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)