Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Learning from Lions

I keep thinking about these people who say it's wrong to ever help wild animals.

When we help them, I gather, we strip them of their wildness.

"Give them wildness, or give them death!" seems to be the position.

But interspecies sympathy and assistance is a natural phenomenon, periodically seen in birds and mammals, often involving a baby animal on one side of the equation. Like this wacky story about a lion adopting an antelope.

If even lions engage in cross-species adoption,
Shouldn't humans beings have the option?

1 comment:

Old Zeke said...

Brings to mind "Life of Pi," whose narrator surely agrees...