Comment: Now don't go laying a bunch of your religious Christian morality

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Now don't go laying a bunch of your religious Christian morality

on these animals? What are you referring to?

I'm aware that animals will engage in abnormal behaviors when placed in certain conditions. Or if there is a medical condition. I know someone whose German Shepherd of many years for no reason attacked him; the man might be dead but for his wife grabbing a chair and managing to get the dog off him. It turned out the dog had some sort of aneurysm. If it was *normal animal behavior*, we wouldn't keep dogs as pets. I maintain that random acts of violence unrelated to survival is not a basic animal instinct.

FYI, ages ago I read Temple Grandin's biography (Emergence.) I feel badly that she was apparently given such flak from PETA types.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir