Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sticks and stones

The discussion on many blogs brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people. When people are passionate about animals, sometimes spur-of-the-minute thoughts outweigh reasonable, educated discussion. Things cannot get better on any front unless you have lots of educated discussion and very little name calling. Does this mean we all agree? Nope, it doesn't. But at least it sparks discussion that can and does benefit the animals.
Anyone who wants to comment on this blog is welcome to do so. Anyone who wants to spew half-truths, untruths, and vulgar names will not and should not be able to be heard.
Posters who want to call names, spout untruths and try to cause dissention among people who genuinely care about animals need to put their big girl panties on and grow up. You are not helping the problem. You are not bringing anything new to the table. You are simply allowing your vitrolic, mean-spirited attitude to come to the forefront and trying to make it part of the discussion.
The childhood saying, "Sticks and stones, may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." has never been more true. Especially when no one else can see them but me.

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