Have we (people) become too insensitive to other people? Let me explain. For many years I've been noticing things that make me question people. Let me start with the first thing I noticed. I was in a packed theater, viewing Silence of the Lambs (Yes, ten years or so ago). I'm specifically addressing the scene where Buffalo Bill Kidnaps Katherine Martin, and the following scene where the camera shows the cat in the window. He beats the girl, and kidnaps her. Theater silent. Camera shows cat alone in the window, the whole theater collectively goes "ahhh." This struck me as so odd. It seemed as if they had no problem with the girl being beaten, but leave a cat alone to fend for itself, now that's a tragedy. Second case in point. Sometime last year, some heartless bastard threw a dog off a bridge into the iced water below. The dog became trapped in the ice. This is horrible, and I'm not saying it isn't nor making light of it. However, it was top story, front page news for four days. In the same paper, tales of lost or missing children and murders were relegated back. (the dog ended up being OK by the way) I guess what I'm asking, is do you feel we as a society have become immune or numb to one another? It certainly seems that way sometimes. And for the record, I am not an animal hater or anything along those lines. We have two cats and a dog, and they are a part of the family. In fact, my wife complains that the dog gets more attention than she does. And I am saddened by the amazing cruelty people can unleash on animals. However, I do not think it becomes a greater loss or tragedy than that of a fellow human being.