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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-05 01:02 PM
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44. Re: "The Tyranny of the Cute"
1. Tyranny is absolute power especially when used unjustly or cruelly. So how exactly do the dead baby seals "tyrannize" their human killers? It makes no sense.

2. If the expression is meant to imply that humans only rally to "cute" animals who are being slaughtered for money, there may be some truth in that, but it discounts those who follow the teachings and philosophies of people like Da Vinci, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Pythagoras, Plutarch, Shaw and Buddha. Buddha said it best in his First Noble Precept:

I will be mindful and reverential with all life,
I will not be violent nor will I kill. Avoid killing or harming any living being.
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures.
Do not do harm to other beings.

To alleviate the suffering of sentient beings is a calling from which some do not deviate, regardless of the person's or animal's appearance.
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