Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
the Golden Rule:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In the case of animal
abusers, every so often they get done unto them just as they do. Here are this
year's best stories in which the Golden Rule put its game face on:
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like animal abusers might want to consider a New Year's resolution to adhere to
the Golden Rule … or else.
Written by PETA
man who was spear-fishing off Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico found out
what it was like to be speared by a fish when a shark bit his left thigh. By issuing a series of
biting (geddit?) ads placed in the area, PETA is using this incident to remind Floridians that the
deadliest killers in the water aren't sharks—but human beings.
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aren't the only animals who have been striking back:
if animals always fought back, people might think twice about abusing them. It
would save a lot of lives all around. And speaking of saving lives—maybe these surfers will always be
spared from shark attacks in return for their compassionate actions.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Animals are mad, and they're not going to take it anymore. Here's the most recent crop of stories about animals who have turned the tide on their tormenters:
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Believe me, if anyone can appreciate the thrill of the hunt, c'est moi. Seriously, I can spend hours in a Goodwill store, tracking rare vintage vinyl and bagging unique treasures.
But if you want a surefire way to ruffle my feathers, show me a man with a gun setting out with his canine buddy to maim and kill ducks. Now tell me that said dog shot the hunter in his back, sending him to the hospital—which is what happened to one California man this weekend—and I can't help but hope that the hunter, once he recovers, will have a change of heart and find a more constructive way to spend his weekends.
Written by Karin Bennett
Scotland is a land of mysteries. Does Nessie exist? Do bagpipe players really go "commando" under their kilts? And are the forces of "cosmic justice" at work, protecting the country's harassed, maimed, and hunted animals? That last one was recently answered: Sometimes.
Today's installment of "Payback Is Hell" was made possible by hunters, a dog, and a gun. The Mirror reports that two Scottish hunters who were shooting geese were themselves left bloodied and injured after their dog stepped on an unattended shotgun. Unable to duck for cover, each man was shot in his leg; one also took a hit in his hand.
The lesson here is no mystery. Always choose to be kind, not cruel, to animals.
Today, I sing the praises of the Internet. Not for e-mail—which is handy, yes—but all that Viagra spam irks me. (Hello? It's called "Veggie Viagra"). Or online games (like I need another addiction. The real reason I love the Internet so much is because now my "cosmic justice file" has grown exponentially and now comes with an international flavor.
Let's have a looksie at some of my faves, shall we?
Now, tell which of the above is your favorite example of cosmic justice.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.