because there are conscienceless, because they lack conscientious opposite of conscientious objector and conscionable and conscious.
Many years ago 10-15. The free roaming chickens were eatting and keeping my dog (at the time, named Herbie) from his own dog food. So whole heartedly said.
Herbie what the hell ya letting thous chickens eat your doggie nuggets. And did a kick like shew at the chickens and told him "Dont let them chickens", as he watched me.
The next morning i wake up and open the curtains on the windows only to see my prize banttee chickens laying lifeless in the backyard with one or two still moving around (but not going anywhere). And him presantly mulling one about.
Still half asleep and P.O.ed to high heaven, grab the ole smoke pole and placed a cap on the nipple and did him in.../....
And before the smoke cleared as strange feeling came over me. And i knew i did wrong. And it caused a 180 degree change in my life and the way i looked at life and the creatures for which we share it with.
I knew it was wrong and immense weight of shame came over me and soar that from that day on i would never kill anything that wasnt ment for the supper tabel and knew that the day would come when Karma would seek justice in the here and know and that i'd also be held accountable when judgement day came.
I know that everything that lives, breaths, and moves, and grows. Has just as much right to be here as i do. And again i say "I'm so sorry Herbie"
Reminds me also of the line in the move Gladeator, Russell Crow saying "The way we live this life will follow us thru interity.
Yet stem cell research is still a pounder. For what would you do if a broken back, diabetis, or other debilatating disability that could be cured at the scarfice of another. People do it for people.???
Bad Karma did come to me a bit more than 4 years ago of which i will never recover from and i except it for that day i pulled a trigger without thinking and all the senselessness i've done prior to that day.
Incidently Herbie a husky retreaver which i brought home one night after work for found him homeless and sitting on the step of the municiple liquor store. Which no one claimed and commented to have seen woundering aimlessly along with a brother of his (which was given to a friend and ended up getting struck by a passing vechicle about a year later for the going to close to the road.,) Had mated up with our presant mini dobberman. And she born 9 puppies. 2 males.(the first born which she kept shewing out of the nest till chilled to no return, total rejection and unexceptance) only to allow the other 8 to continue, leaving one male which i calmed (dispite allready having a dog and against the wishes of my better half at the time) and gave his sisters away. all black and tan except one completely peach colored one.
Herbie lives on in his son Herbie jr. and will be 12 years old on April 16th and never missed one dispite being disconnected from the last better half. And hes smart and communicates so unbelieveable i think of him as another human and have commented that he has more feelings that most humans. Still loves frisbee games and fetching sticks. And he has his dads head, and manneriziums. Peaceable and passive for thats how he was brought up.
And as a matter of fact last christmas was watching the house of the "X" so someone would be around to keep an eye on things and feed the dogs, (The "X" has a beautiful little dotson i love and she me). one night around 1:00 am herbies barking away on the deck. I get up open the sliding doors, Poke my head out. Heres the neighbor dog eatting herbies food out of his dish on the deck about 5 feet away.
I shewd it away with a loud sudden holler, but was back again the next night. Now herbies food comes in at night.
I've actually have seen him laying on the deck sunning himself in the summer sun with his chin on his paws starring down the deck and some 6-8 feet away is a chickmunk chowing down on a doggie nugget stolen from herbies dog dish and there they sit starring at each other no one really all that concerned. For i always usta tell Herbie "Chickmunks" are our friend" He's such a good doggie and i miss seeing him and Krissy (dotson) on a dayly basis.