Tuesday 9 January 2024

Risking your life to save animals is one of the most heroic things you can do. Examples.

The title is so true and there are many saintly people who do it. They are still very rare individuals. They are the kind of people who raise my spirits and make me believe that there is hope for us all. Sometimes though I am pessimistic about things including what I see as a breakdown in societal norms.

This video below, which is embedded here (and may therefore one day stop working), starts off with an animal with which I am very familiar; the kitten. A little ginger tabby kitten and therefore male was sat in the middle of road with fast moving traffic. How the hell did he get there? There is only one plausible answer: he was chucked away from a car. 

A lot of people throw their kittens away on the road which achieves the opposite for me in terms of my morale and feelings about humanity.

Anyway the man in the video spotted the kitten and stopped about 100 years beyond him. He raced back endangering himself and his car. He took a risk in doing it and saved the kitten's life I'd say as this kitten was bang in the middle of the highway. He was about to be hit.

I think the man who rescued him drove over the kitten but his tires missed him.

This effort is followed by some others, equally impressive.

The police officer puts a seat belt around the deer that he rescued from beside the road. The deer must have been hit and we have no idea if it made it. It does not look hopeful in the video which is all the more reason to praise the officer for trying. The brilliance of true animal rescue: giving without obvious reward. There is a reward though: the satisfaction that you did the right thing. Good for one's self-esteem that is.

This is why cat adopters should always adopt from a rescue center and not purchase from a breeder. In doing that they are playing their part in cat rescue; saving lives. There is an instant boost to the bond between cat and person under these circumstances.

P.S. please forgive the occasional typo. These articles are written at breakneck speed using Dragon Dictate. I have to prepare them in around 20 mins.

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