- McLibel -
read the words of a Dachau survivor
Posted by: Dian ( SPAR, USA ) on June 28, 1997 at 04:47:52:
In Reply to: Animals don't display sense of betrayal posted by George on June 27, 1997 at 11:23:42:
: I'm sure you will find this all very hard to accept but, I have never seen an animal, other than a human, display a sense of betrayal. I can not ascribe to any philosophy which dares to compare the consumption of an omnivorous diet with the genocide that occurred during the second world war. I would be saddened to see you present that arguement to a survivor.
George, read the words of a survivor of Dachau at http://mail.bepl.lib.md.us/~tms/ar/brethren.html. As well, Laurens van der Post, the highly regarded novelist and essayist, has written on the sense of betrayal felt by animals toward the humans they have trusted. In fact, the literature abounds in examples of other animals' understanding and compassion. Try looking with new eyes. Go, for instance, to a livestock auctionyard and stay for sometime, watching.