Friday, December 15, 2006

Kitty Rustlers?

Facing me from across the street, while i was waiting for a traffic signal last night, was a pet store. As i sat there staring at it, i began to wonder where the pets come from. Do they come from the humane society? If so, why would anyone buy from the pet store instead of just going to the humane society directly?

If not from the humane society, then where do they come from? Do the employees go around at night stealing people's pets? Are the great rolling kitten farms somewhere in middle america where free-range gerbils, lizards, puppies and kittens are herded about like so many miniaturized cattle?

I have a hard time envisioning animal wholesalers/distributors, but I suppose that could be the case. However, even if that is the answer, it’s no solution; it merely extends the question to, where do they get the animals. (should that sentence end with a period or a question mark?)

Hmm, these are the questions that drive humanity.