I don't know who you are, three golf carts full of awful people who yelled and threw things at the small herd of horses yesterday in the afternoon at the corner near Susie's, laughing at your ability to scare 4 legged beasts with so much more beauty than you possess. I only know you should be completely ashamed of yourselves. Usually your sort never are until karma catches up. Maybe then you see the ugliness in your souls; if you are fortunate, you'll get the lesson. Does it make you proud that you frightened them to the point of making them run and jump over a wire, where they could have injured themselves? What could possibly motivate your behavior?
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. It is a trait that is not known to the higher animals." Mark Twain
|Where the yelling began|
|She is running after her scared baby|
|Up come the next two golf carts. I thought they were just stopping to enjoy the horses but they join in the harassment|
Truthfully, I was so stunned, I had to go over to Susie's and ask if anyone saw what happened and did it really happen? Luckily (or not) two or three others saw it as well, and confirmed people, families! had really been that horrible. I think we were all just mouth agape, so this is my way of yelling back, I'm just sorry I didn't do it then and get photos of all of them.
Mark Twain had a lot to say about the cruelty of man to animals, as well as simply in general, as cruelty to animals is well known to have a strong connection to treating humans the same way.
|Credit: DailyMailUK article (more photos there)|
Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones--not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court. - Mark Twain
Good old Mark Twain, I can always count on him.
There are plenty of humans (you know, where the word humanity comes from, with all its levels of meaning) who have plenty to say about this subject. I think Marie Sarantakis sums it up pretty well.
“If you don't like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures. You should be bothered that its happening, not that you saw it.” ~ Marie Sarantakis
Be bothered. And then say and/or do something. Cruel people who litter the world with ugliness, verbally or physically, need the real humans to speak up and speak out. At least, that's what I think.
|Take it from Spartacus - Be nice. Nice is good.|
Have a sensitizing Saturday. Do something shamefree.