Some people may say it’s animal cruelty, but most simply shrug and say, “Yeah, whatever!”.
Truth is, we don’t really care about insects and shellfish. As humans we only care about ourselves. Even if we do care about animals, to most of us, that means only cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and sometimes even monkeys. We draw the line at snakes and lizards, and we certainly do not care if we step on a snail on its long journey home.
Okay, maybe I’m speaking for myself here, but I think most of us feel the same way.
I pride myself on being an animal lover. I love cats. I adore those cute little things called hamsters. I enjoy looking at fishes in a tank. But more often than not, I neglect to give them the proper care that they need. This is why I don’t have a cat at home, nor hamster. They wouldn’t last a week with me. The only pets I have, the fishes, are rather hardy. Otherwise they would have died a long time ago for starvation.
Animal lover that I claim to be, I don’t have any qualms about spraying the storeroom with a whole can of Baygon and watch cockroaches drop like flies, or crushing bugs with the heels of my boots, or scooping tadpoles out of the pond and onto the grass under the hot sun.
Yeah, some animal lover I am and I don’t even feel guilty about it.
Babe put up this comment on my last post:-
“i used to make ants as food-offering to spiders.
i also liked to watch ants from different colonies fight each other.
oh, sometimes i cut up the ants punya perut and watch them walking around looking cacat like that.
but more recently, i simply pour hot boiling water on ants' nests.”
And The Blueberry said this:-
“Oh, BTW, I find great joy in spraying water from a hose onto a lipas and then watch it wiggle and run and try to find dry ground. Of course I will fight it (with my water hose la) until it drowns hahahahaaa... And I remember my science teacher telling me that ants can move in a line because they smell the ant before them. So what I used to do was eliminate some ants in the middle, tenyeh the tanah so that the smell is gone and watch the ants yang kat belakang-belakang tu sesat muahahahahaaaa!!!!”
See? These are all good people (really?), yet they have no problem with torturing ants or insects. Why is that? Is an insect’s life worth less than any other animal? Are they not God’s creatures as well?
That said, I have to tell The Blueberry that I do what she does to ants too. It's fun watching them panic. Though I have yet to cut out their perut or pour hot water on their nests like Babe does. (But u're so brutal babe, u rock!!!)
And while I’m at it, here’s another way to torture insects, in particular, mosquitoes:-
When a mosquito bites, as soon as it dips its muncung in (or whatever the hell you call that thing that cucuk your skin), stretch out your skin on both sides of the mosquito, thus tightening the skin around the muncung', thus trapping the mosquito in by its muncung, thus causing the mosquito to struggle to get out, thus giving you huge enjoyment watching the mosquito squirm ... that is till you start to itch really really bad, then you can tenyeh the mosquito and feel quite proud of yourself....
Any more tips on how to torture insects????
Errr…. SPCA is not gonna come after me for this, no?