This morning is father’s day and I was minding the children. The cousins came in to play. The maid had just come home from the market.
Four live catfish were placed in a shallow basin, to be readied for lunch.
I took the kids outside to play with the catfish in the basin. Six children aged 8, 6, 5, 3, 2, and 1. They were having fun playing with their food. Then came the time to “prepare” the catfish and they were given rock salt to mix in the basin of water. This caused the catfish to struggle. One immediately jumped out the water and into the ground. Then a 2nd one, then a 3rd, then a 4th. All catfish out in the grounds.
The eight year old cousin got a big block of wood and started pounding on the heads of each individual catfish. The kids are afraid of touching the life fish because their spikes could hurt them. Shrieks of laughter all around. I just watched and let the kids be.
But the aunts hollered, called me in. The elder aunt asked me if she thought I was pro-life. Geez, what does that have to do with anything? Elder aunt says what the kids were doing to the catfish was sadistic, hitting them on the head. I reasoned that the kids were being “nice” to the catfish by using salt first. But they all jumped out. So the next best thing was to kill them rather than risk getting spiked by their whiskers.
Elder aunt would have none of this and said to just let the maid get the catfish. By the time this was done, the catfish were already dead.
What is my point in writing this blog?
It shows the way the public in general twists pro-lifers. Do not let them.
As far as I and the children were concerned, I wasn’t teaching them sadism. I was just allowing them to have fun with their food preparation and seeing they did not get hurt. My priority were the human children. Not the fish; who in the first place are scheduled to be killed for food. The kids took the more humane option in using salt to kill the catfish. But the catfish jumped out. Thus the head pummeling.
This pro-lifer is not a vegetarian. None of my children are. We do eat more veggies than meat, but we still eat meat. If you only knew how most commercial meat and animals are bred, raised and slaughtered, they have similar or worse fates.
This pro-lifer is pro-human. Humans first. Specifically, my children first. If I have to slaughter a few animals for food personally, I will.