How to Overcome Your Fear

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It does cause me pause that you purport to have the same phobia as I. How are you with escalators?

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclumber

I always enjoy your strips but I really wander why you support places like this:

Animals should be free and not live a life of suffernig for our own amusement.

Note from Scott: Okay, yeah. I didn't watch that show, or in fact any of the shows. I stuck to the aviary, the walking trails and the more static exhibits.

If I may attempt to defuse the situation with a glib joke, if I start worrying too much about making other creatures uncomfortable for our amusement, I'll have too totally rethink my treatment of Ric.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

> if I start worrying too much about making other creatures
> uncomfortable for our amusement, I'll have too totally rethink
> my treatment of Ric.

These creatures are forced ti live a life of prigiony, are subjected to every kind of cruelty, all for our "amusement". This is not a question of "worrying too much", it' s just question to avoid al all this places and, most of all, to avoid publicizing them.

Let's put it this way: if we treat a dog like these crocodiles we'd end up in jails (almost in many countryes), but it's legal since crocodiles are not protected by laws since they are not "companion animals". But our ethic should go further and extend our compassion to every animal, reguardless the fact that we are used to keep them in our houses or not.

Things are not better for birds. In nature birds are free to fly for enormous distances, keeping them in a cage, evena big cage, is like keeping a group of people in a small room for their entire life.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Oh, for goodness' sake, it's A COMIC STRIP!! It is not a commentary on the treatment of animals in zoo's and parks.

No one said Jim Davis should be ashamed because he overfed Garfield on lasagna.

Truly, I love animals as much as the rest of us, but you truly need to relax and enjoy the strip for what it's meant to be...FUN!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

I understand the "lots of tiny animals fear." If anyone has ever seen Jurassic Park 2, they know that underestimating the killing power of a horde of tiny, sharp-clawed and toothed animals is a huge mistake.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCoffeepillow

All you people who don't share my personal political soapbox stance are wrong and can kiss my ass. My personal political soapbox stance is better than yours.

And that's final.

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

They're gonna eat the songbirds?!?

What's the matter, kid... ever eat tiny chicken-wings?

I *happen* to be a veterinarian.

Oh, then you should know all about the "Circle of Life," then.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Haha, this reminds me of my little sister... She is TERRIFIED of birds. All of them, can't stand them. She's a genius, and horribly logical, but can't take birds at all. My son, at the tender age of 2, figured this out. We drove past a huge flock of black birds and he just gave her the most evil grin ever, pointed out the window and said in a delightfully maniacal voice (more maniacal than any 2 year old has the right to have) Oh Auntie Devii... BIRDS!

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFae

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