Monday, June 29, 2009

Yesterday we went to the carnival...had a great time, which I'll talk about in another entry, but I just want to talk about whats bothering me.
So I was sitting at a picnic table in the middle of everything. There was a pigeon that had been walking around eating food off of the ground. Not bugging anyone when these 3 teenage boys walk by and one of them says something smart and hits the bird with a bat!! The rest of the boys started laughing and saying mean things about the bird. Luckily the bird seemed okay. A man next to me kinda shooed it and it flew off. Now what kind of people do such a thing to a defenseless animal who was minding it's own business. Please, can somebody tell me what is so funny and amusing about abusing animals? I can't even begin to understand.
When I told Nevin about it he was so upset. He couldn't understand why someone would do that. Nevin is a pre-teen and has lots of compassion for animals. What do the parents of these boys teach them? That animals are beneath us, don't matter, or maybe even have no feelings and emotions? Of course parents may have nothing to do with this. It's just so upsetting to me.

5 comments:

Michelle R said...

how sad :( I was crying just reading this. I can't imagine how horrible it was seeing it!

I think that maybe they don't have any empathy or compassion because they were never shown any....

Erin said...

That completely breaks my heart. :(

I think one of the greatest things a child should learn is love and compassion, so they will grow up to show kindness and respect towards others.. including birds.

Veg said...

This is soo frustrating to me as well. In some cases its the parents teaching by doing, which is even more sad. And in some cases it seems to be the parents not teaching at all, well maybe that is more sad... I can't tell... But all are frustrating just the same.

I do wish all kids could grow up in loving homes that teach compassion toward eachother and animals... Maybe some day... or at least I can hope.

So sorry you had to witness that though. It makes for a quick change of mood in your day when something like that happens. :-(

Shannon Ryan said...

How horrible!! I probably would have went over and kicked their little asses! JERKS!

Sarah said...

It definitely has to do with parenting. How completely awful. I'm so glad that I am raising my daughter with a respect for nature....hopefully when she grows up she can be a positive influence on her friends like I'm sure Nevin is to his!