What a warmly, tenderly animal-loving society we've become! And how unprecedentedly well-attuned to our animals' various needs! Or so at least one might be disposed to judge, from the sheer number and volume of our animal-rescue operations. But what are they being rescued from?
Evidently many of us are about as apt to indulge a craving for a new-born kitten as for a hot-fudge sundae. And to become equally bulimic in our final assessments of both.