RE: future pets

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 08:31:41 -0700 (PDT)

From: Andrew Russakoff <>

>Animals do not kill meaninglessly and aggressively.

>Furthermore, animals only kill others for food or defense.

These are common myths and have been dispelled by animal
behaviorists. Many animals have been observed killing for reasons
other than food, defense, or territory including:

Numerous primates (man,chimp,baboon)

Members of the cat family (lions,tigers, etc)

Members of the Bear family

Members of the dog family (wolfs, coyotes, and worst of all feral

killer whales (Orca Orcannis)(sp?)

snakes, especially members of the mamba.

These are just the ones I remember off the top of my head. In many
cases the observers concluded these animals killed solely to kill.

This of course does not mean all of the species, all of the time.

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