Re: future pets

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 09:37:51 -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 dogs)
> 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.

Dolphins also seem to enjoy killing sharks for sport.

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