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Are We Sentimental Fools? — 4 Comments

  1. I hate football and it makes me livid when a team loses and their fans weep and mourn and say they are ‘gutted’ and feel bereaved and how can they go on! Those people really do need something to cry about.
    But thankfully I think most people here would object to animals being killed to ‘clean up’ their sports ground, Celia Hammond had numerous support and names on her petition to stop the cats on the Olympic site being killed.
    No we don’t need more countries with no animal welfare, in the EU, we fought long and hard to get our Pet Welfare Act through and to get hunting with dogs banned, we need to move on with more protection for ALL animals, not to be held back by countries where animals lives count for nothing.
    Animal lovers are not sentimental fools, we are decent human beings who care about other species of life as well as our own.

    • Excellent contribution Ruth. Thanks. We certainly do not need more countries who barely have animal welfare laws. Ukraine is not sufficiently developed. Perhaps in about 30 years!

  2. Yes, Barbara. Thanks for reminding me about Celia Hammond. She was the famous model who was photographed by David Bailey. She saved the cats from the derelict buildings before they were knocked down to make way for the Olympic Park. Yes, there was initial contempt for the cats but Celia got her way and saved them all (or almost all of them) as I recall because there was one very independent cat who was hard to trap. She got him in the end after a lot of effort. I am not going to praise the UK for this but it is in stark contrast to China and Ukraine. In general we are perhaps the best or one of the best countries in the world in respect of animal welfare. There is a lot wrong with the UK but there are some good points too.

  3. I think it’s realy sad that the killing of animals is accepted for the sake of “sport” though I’m sure that some people think it’s quite justified because to them sport is a god! I seem to remember a while back once it was known that London was chosen for this years Olympic games there began a cleansing of the area where the Olympic whatsit was going to be built and a large number of feral cats were to be removed and destroyed (or the other way round) and the powers that be wouldn’t allow access to the group who wanted to save them (I knew all the details at the time and signed petition etc – was it the Celia Hammond Trust?)I think in the end most of them were saved and relocated (how disgraceful that saving “most” was considered a good result)but of course they lost their chosen home – a home they were forced to find having been abandoned by humans. How sad that there are so many unwanted animals roaming the streets anyway, and how sad that they are “controlled” by humans who don’t even know how to control themselves.

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