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Marilee J. Layman

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04:53 pm: Odd Things
I watched a tape of Criminal Minds last night and at the end there was a voice-over of this quote:

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself." -- James Anthony Froude

This guy has clearly never seen feral cats.

And then while I waited at the Kaiser pharmacy for my meds today, I noticed that the TVs in the waiting area were tuned to CNN Headline News and each had a "TV Turn Off Week" notice taped to the bottom. Hmmmm

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From:ann_totusek
Date:May 3rd, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
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He must also not have observed coyotes. Unless I've received mistaken information, coyotes will welcome a domestic dog into their pack, allow it to "hang out" with them for a while, and then turn on it and kill it.
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From:cakmpls
Date:May 3rd, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
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I have my doubts about that. First, I've never read or heard it before, and I've read a fair amount about coyotes. Second, they aren't really pack animals. They will sometimes hunt or vocalize in groups, but they don't tend to hang out together in a pack.

They will, however, eat smaller dogs, and of course cats, if they encounter them while hunting.
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From:cakmpls
Date:May 3rd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I've had non-feral cats over the years that seemed to "enjoy" torturing and killing critters they had no intention of eating. Unlike humans, of course, cats don't know that they're torturing. But kill for sport? Sure.
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From:mjlayman
Date:May 3rd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I've seen pet cats do that, too, but he specifies wild animals so I went with feral cats.
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From:cakmpls
Date:May 3rd, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
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That's true; I wonder why "wild animals" rather than "animals."
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From:mjlayman
Date:May 3rd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know that! Nice of them to stay away from my feeder!
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