I was listening to Howard talk about Sam Simon and Beth's passion for rescuing animals. I think when people take animal rescue to that level they are simply incorrectly projecting human intelligence and emotion onto animals. Its like a form of mental illness. A dog is freaking dog. It's not a human. It doesn't think like a human and it doesn't feel like human. Beth doesn't understand that a dog in cage doesn't experience the same emotions and as a human in cage. These are animals. I have a wild rabbit in my backyard. It has to endure freezing temperatures, rain, cats that are trying to eat it etc. That's nature...it's a freaking animal. Should I go rescue it? An antelope in Africa roams around the plains of Africa until it either starves to death or has a lion crush its neck with 6 inch teeth. That's nature. If you are going to make the effort, save humans not animals. Is it lack of intelligence, mental illness or both?