Knut the Cute
The adorable polar bear cub shown above, named Knut, was born at the Berlin Zoo in December 2006. His mother abandoned both him and his brother, and the brother died. The zoo intervened to save Knut and has been bottle-feeding him and raising him by hand.
Some asshole animal rights activist (I'm sorry, but is there really any other kind?) started spouting off about how Knut should be killed. This activist, Frank Albrecht (his resume was not attached to the article and no professional affiliation was mentioned, so I have no idea what qualifications he has--besides, perhaps, being smelly and unwashed?) said that the zoo should not interfere with nature, and that by raising the cub in a human environment, they were ill-preparing him for living in the wild. Well, gee, dumbass, how many zoo animals do you know actually go back into the wild? Use your head, numb-nuts!
Once the shit hit the fan, Albrecht backed down from his statement, saying that since Knut's been cared for by the zoo, it would be inhumane to kill him, but that if this were to happen again, they should allow the cub to die.
This guy should join PETA--they have about the same basic regard for animal life. Besides, it's heartening to me to know that there's still a human impulse somewhere, somehow to preserve life and care about it. That's rare enough these days. If it offends Frank Albrecht so much, maybe someone should refuse to care for him if he ever gets sick or abandoned.
Actually, he could come to America and live as a gay man. That should be about the equivalent.