NANFA-- A reply to Ty-Helpful vs. harmful-how do we know?

Lions Lark (
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:54:34 -0500

"wild-caught" fish eating "wild-caught" feeders!! How could anyone do such a

Can we trust the pet store/bait shop feeders? We aren't sure where they came

It's a need for feed thing & the convenience or the thrill of the hunt thing
or the care so much I will make it feel at home in my home. The basic
belief-I have caught something wild and will feed it what it would have
possibly eaten had we not kept it. Of course after capture is it still
considered wild? I shouldn't think so. We have limited the choices and the
freedom. Possibly we have over or under provided. We do what we feel will be
good for our friends may create overweight friends or cause the passing of
some. It makes us feel good that we may possibly be doing something helpful
and good. But just how helpful & good are we? Most of us will be hypocrites.
Trying to do so much good and actually causing so much harm and (possibly)
not knowing or realising. "Equal and opposite reactions" in a sense. We are
trying to play mother nature and feel good about doing it (for the most

Is survival of a (all) species necessary? Are extinction & death so
Does this allow others to possibly evolve thereby creating more where others
had once been?

This is one HUGE can of worms...(I think worms kept in cans could possibly
be another!) ;) I think I've started, I mean said, enough for now. Any
opinions? Do I need to ask? ;) Amy

(Sorry to those who have already conquered these topics. I apologise if I
included anyone in the 'we' that did not wish to be included. I'm a newbie
to this list. I must say I enjoy most of what I read here and I'm
considering membership.)
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