Here are three photos from good old Facebook. They are quite a contrast. The first is a super-cute dwarf cat who appears to be at a cat show on a leash. I am sure he is a Munchkin because Munchkins, the founding dwarf cat look like ordinary random bred cats but with short legs. He is a tabby and white, super-stocky with a cute face.
Next up is that well-known photograph of a lion, a tiger and a bear who have been buddies all their lives. They were raised together as rescue animals. This photograph has about 47,000 likes on Facebook. It is therefore extremely popular which tells me that people like to see interspecies friendships just like me. These sort of photographs allow us a glimpse at how life could be between humans who appear these days to be so often in conflict.
Lastly is a photograph that is not of a cat and there is no reference to any cat either. It is a photograph of a monkey and her baby clinging to her while a person somewhere in Asia holds are above the ground by her arms behind her back which must cause pain but the pain felt by the mother is less than the terrified anguish experienced by her baby.
The caption tells us that they are destined for a laboratory somewhere. I don’t know whether that is true or not but what is almost certainly true is that they are to be exploited by people for financial profit with a complete disregard for the emotions and feelings of sentient creatures. Personally, I’m sick to death of seeing photographs like this. I’m sick of seeing animal abuse in Asia. But it does not just happen in Asia, of course. It happens all over the world. It makes me very sad. Shame on the people doing this.