Thursday, August 16, 2007

Why cats need all nine lives in Gaza

To lighten the mood in between shows that teach Palestinian children to hate Jews, Hamas TV has been showing footage of animals being abused at Gaza Zoo.

The film, which features an actor dressed as a bee (why?) swinging cats by their tails and throwing stones at lions, is apparently supposed to show children how not to treat animals, although the nuances are likely to be lost on a generation raised on casual violence and the glorification of death.

Even US animal rights extremists Peta, most of whose fanatics probably turn a blind eye to the daily killing of human beings by Hamas, have criticised the show.

Perhaps if the Americans would just talk to Hamas, and Israel lift its blockade of Gaza, then the animals of Gaza will be able to live in peace with their Palestinian neighbours.

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