Any Needless Animal Suffering is Wrong

I forget how it came up, but at Thanksgiving dinner someone mentioned how an ER doctor said they were seeing more rat bites because a new poison is being used that is driving them crazy. And causing them more pain, I’m guessing.

Yesterday, I passed by a dying rat. It wasn’t moving much, and it was very clearly suffering. I almost burst into tears. A different roll of the dice and this could have been someone’s pet. It’s just this small creature, and it was in pain.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Any Needless Animal Suffering is Wrong

  1. I agree so with your comment, Stacy. Poisoning is such a prolonged and painful death and, as tagryn references above, it has consequences for other animals and wildlife as well.

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