Posted by: bkivey | 19 July 2012

An Outrage

On a recent trip to a supermarket, I saw a package similar to the one above. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right there in full view of the public, a corporation was exploiting animals.  Hundreds of ladybugs were stuffed into a small package, and placed on a display rack. Who knew if the corporate drones were caring for them? Feeding them, watering them, letting them out for exercise? I rather think not.

Do the rights of Insecto-Americans mean so little, that we callously disregard the blatant plucking of these wild animals from their natural habitat? Are we so morally bankrupt that we condone the enslavement of these creatures for no other purpose than to control pests in our yards and gardens? Are there no chemicals that can do this work?

I call on the animal rights activists to take notice. Show the American people that compassion for animals isn’t limited to cute furry creatures that look good on solicitations. Get involved. Free the ladybugs. Because if insects of color aren’t free, then none of us are.

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