Dog Chasing a Hare

Dog Chases Rabbit

Why is it more amusing to watch a dog chasing a hare than to watch one dog chasing another? In each case the essential activity is running — if running is what amuses you. But if it’s really the thought of being in at the death and seeing an animal torn to pieces before your eyes, wouldn’t pity be a more appropriate reaction to the sight of a weak timid, harmless little creature like a hare being devoured by something so much stronger and fiercer?

–Thomas More, Utopia, 1516

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  1. #1 by Dana Bohince on October 8, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    Reblogged this on db delights.

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