Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gulf Spills Shows Hypocrasy

My eldest child was watching the news with us and airing was a daily segment on the Gulf oil spill and the threat to the fishlife.  He then piped up and asked "Why does everyone care about the dolphins and fish and not as many people care about dogs and cats?"

I asked him what he meant. He went on to explain (and I'm paraphrasing from kid lingo) that suddenly the whole country was concerned about dolphins and seagulls and other water life suffering as a result of the BP oil rig explosion. Drawing from our family's experience in rescuing stray dogs and cats, he wondered why there isn't the same national movement to get people to spay/neuter their pets, why people who abandon their pets don't go to jail or pay fines like BP Oil.

I was amazed at his analysis!  And I applauded him for his keen perception.