Thursday, June 29, 2006

You've Got to be Cruel to be Kind

Went to Canico today: I’ve missed the 9th Annual Festival of Onions, so will have to wait until next May to witness that.

I did however go to the local supermarket, where there were a couple of small cages in the foyer, populated by a spaniel and some kittens respectively - all looking uncomfortable and a bit distressed. There was much whining and mewing.

Now the interesting thing is that this was the work of an animal charity, who was busy fundraising. Because seeing distressed animals would encourage you to give money to the people causing the distress.

They’d probably use the funds to buy some torture devices for their live demonstrations on how cruel people can be to animals.

Still, it’s an interesting marketing strategy.

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