Thursday, October 14, 2010

Only the Beginning

There are people in this world who do terrible things to rabbits. This week has not been a good one for my friends, with lurid headlines such as "Rabbit Compound Fortified to Stop Breakouts," and "Smallest American Rabbit Gets No Legal Protection." Seems as if the practice of rendition now extends to lagomorphs, who are apparently faring worse than Muslims at Gitmo.

Now, from Australia -- where rabbits are historically subject to all manner of barbarity -- comes news of a different sort. Seems a hunter went about shooting rabbits all afternoon, after which he hopped in his truck and began to drive away.

The truck struck a bump, and by some means, a shotgun in the rear of the vehicle discharged, killing the rabbit hunter.

I take no pleasure hearing of this accident, just as I take no pleasure hearing of the rabbits that were murdered. Still, people who think there is no karmic retribution for killing animals should think again.

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1 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

Gitmo is not the only place with issues in samsara. What about the killing of approximately 1,000 innocent civilians in the name of Islam per month by terrorist attacks around the world?

Pray for all the loss of life on both sides. Love all living beings equally and pray for all equally, including the perpetrators of atrocities on both sides.