I remember in Europe I saw a giant supermarket chain that literally sold puppies in store. I get that there's more f-ed up things humans do every day, but the weird normalisation and integration of selling living, feeling individuals alongside bread and orange juice was just disturbing in a way I was totally unprepared for.
I see you, friend, I literally hate animal selling too. Here where I live we have entire stores that sells animals, dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, fishes, turtles, it's a hell on Earth these places. It's really disturbing to see such innocent and docile creatures been sold just as orange juices, as you said. This is one of the many reasons I am becoming a vegetarian again (as far as I read it is not good to stop eating meat abruptly, but I would love to do so).
To make it more surreal, just outside the supermarket I found an abandoned kitten at the roadside... so people were walking arounnd buying lives as fast as they were abandoning them.
Yeah, this just don't make sense to me. People spend tons of money on a pet and when it gets old, for example, they abandon it. They post photos on social media with the pet, feed it, take care of it, but when the pet becomes a little bit more """inconvenient" to them, they abandon it, etc, etc... I have no respect for people that are capable of doing such an atrocity, I just wish they die with a lot of suffering and burn in the flames of hell.
I did manage to persuade her to let me pick her up and wrap her in my jacket though - got her back to where I was staying and she was good as gold
Oh, friend, this is so heartwarming to read! I am glad you did help the poor kitten! This shows us that you are an amazing and good person!
I wish I could rescue animals more often and have like a shelter that I could take care of them! At the same time I wish I could be a scientist that works on solutions for problems involving animals, like diseases... So many things and so little lifetime