Re: kindness and cruelty.

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Subject: Re: kindness and cruelty.
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 16:35:49 +0930

"Philip A. Veerman" wrote:

> I am wondering how you reach a conclusion that "Like most road-kills I
> have examined this one appeared to be deliberate with the driver
> veering out of the lane to crush its victim." I don't see any evidence
> of cruelty in your story, just another motor vehicle accident
> >"Veering out of its lane" sounds like a deliberate killing to me, not
> an accident. Besides, tyre marks often make it obvious that this has
> happened.
>  Isn't it obvious that a bird, dead on the road from collision or any
> other cause, is likely to be crushed by some later vehicle entirely
> independently, especially at night when one doesn't want to swerve out
> of the way of something already dead on the road. People would indeed
> be lunatics to deliberately veer out of their lane to crush something,
> >True, but there are plenty of such lunatics around. Friends of mine
> have  witnessed the same murder of a live kangaroo joey,  standing
> near its dead mother. The car driver deliberately aimed straight at
> the joey despite (or because of) my friend's desperate signalling to
> alert them to the situation.
>  Sorry, Phillip, but there are plenty of obnoxious, mentally sick
> thrill killers on our roads, whatever you might wish to believe.
> Anne Green, Morgan, SA

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