Within several minutes of each other recently, I saw an odd pair of TV commercials. The first one was one of those “Look at these poor starving children; for 50 cents a day…” ones. The second one followed the same format but the subjects of our heartstrings were animals. And this one set the price at 60 cents a day.
I’m an animal liker and all, but two thoughts occurred to me:
1) How does it cost more to care for an animal in America than a human in the Third World?
2) Why don’t we send the animals to these starving people? I had a cat that lived to be about 17 years and obviously had affection for him. But I sure as hell would have eaten him if I had to.