Thursday, March 04, 2010
Animal Kingdom. It's Not all Kill or Be Killed.
In my generation, dogs and cats, cats and birds, cats and mice, don't mix. That was the status quo and unassailable norm. There are nations thought to be traditional enemies, and so why not animals? Well, we couldn't be at many places at virtually the same time. Our knowledge and experience were comparatively narrow. But with the development of the worldwide web, we now can. Increasingly, these assumptions are challenged as examples contradicting them relentlessly come to the surface for both our delectation and wonderment. We should start to reconsider these equations as worn out dogmas of the past. It seems that animals do make choices, just like we do.