Sorry this is not about cats. I just don’t feel like it after hearing the news. How can we think of cat welfare in Pakistan when the Taliban shoot 132 children at a school? How can we expect the welfare of feral cats in Islamabad or indeed domestic gas in households in Pakistan to be improved, to be even thought about or considered when we have such a dark, dark day in the history of humanity as has happened today?
Do we know why the Taliban did this? Personally, I have lost track of what their mission and the meaning of their existence is. Are they Islamic extremists willing to turn the clock back to mediaeval times? And how did they decide that shooting 132 children at school would help to achieve their goal? No goal, absolutely no objective of any sort can justify this depraved crime.
The welfare of domestic and feral cats in Pakistan can never be addressed properly until these sorts of crimes cease, until people respect people. How can we expect people to respect the domestic cat if they can’t even respect other people and their views and opinions?
For my part, it almost seems pointless to discuss and write about the domestic, feral and stray cat on this website when such dark and depraved human behaviour is thrust into our faces on television.
In addition to the mass slaughter of innocent children for no apparent or justifiable reason in Pakistan, we have a background in this country, the UK, of paedophilia the like of which we never truly comprehended. It appears to be everywhere and it appears to indicate that humankind is essentially a very damaged creature capable of depraved behaviour which is not far from the surface at all times. I am referring to the long series of child abuse crimes by the establishment which are now belatedly coming to light.
And we are coming up to Christmas, a time of celebration and goodwill to all men. And all that people are thinking about is how many TVs they can buy on Black Friday! Christmas has been debased to the point where it is simply a consumer nightmare.
It’s a black, black day in the history of humanity when 132 children are slaughtered for some stupid, misguided, crackpot idea that leads to nowhere and achieves nothing other than misery for us all and particularly the families of the children so mercilessly shot down.