Quote# 23311

(Supersport explains how animals in the wild never get sick. From three different comments in the thread)

Darwin, why do you think animals in the wild don't get diabetes? Why do they not get alzheimers? Why do they not get MS or or lupus or Depression? Why do they not get cancer? Why is it that dogs and cats start coming down with diseases such as cancer and diabetes only after they are in captivity....only after humans care for them and vaccinate them and give them all kinds of drugs, and processed food?

why is that?

[Mind-boggingly stupid statement. Animals in the wild do get various illnesses, but they don't usually survive long enough for us to find them while they are convalescing in a den or a nest, because they either starve or get eaten. In the wild getting sick is close to a death sentence.]

No they don't. Please show me where animals in the wild get diabetes, for example.

supersport, CARM 34 Comments [4/8/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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No they don't. Please show me where animals in the wild get diabetes, for example.


4/10/2007 7:39:48 PM



4/10/2007 8:36:34 PM


Well there's Rabies, for starters..

4/10/2007 8:38:15 PM


I guess all this incorrect data was to support his point. WTF was the point?

4/10/2007 9:56:42 PM


Bird flu?

4/10/2007 10:33:43 PM


Animals in the wild DO get cancer. We see it much more often in animals under human control because... WE ARE THERE TO SEE IT.

I have an idea, why don't you go live in the wild, totally without modern medicine, modern agriculture, modern transportation and creature comforts. In a couple of decades, lets see if you have diabetes or cancer... or are even alive.

4/10/2007 10:53:10 PM


My childhood cat died of cancer, buttmunch.

4/10/2007 11:25:36 PM

Old Viking

Supersport, if you go deep into the woods late at night, and if you're very, very quiet, you are likely to see the lab that makes insulin for animals.

4/10/2007 11:53:41 PM


Supersport, you are absolutely right. The animals in the wild do not suffer from disease, because god made animals perfect. Disease is simply a punishment for man's transgression. Of course, God presumably also made perfect viruses and pathogenic bacteria, that would be punished if they weren't to have suitable hosts, but I will stay away from that unholy, and corrupting thought, and walk the Lord's path.

It is a fact, not only do animals in the wild never get sick, but wild animals actually never die, because death itself is a punishment for human sin. What happens is that angels change the animals into their spiritual forms, and they continue living as before, unseen to human eyes. Can't you sense it? All around you, you are surrounded by the invisible, and perfect forms of immortal squirrels. Near your monitor, you will find an invisible spider, and an immortal centipede. That rabbit stew that you ate at your friend's place? Be at peace friend, for that spiritual rabbit is warm and happy in your home, occasionally raiding your fridge for some carrots.

4/11/2007 12:21:29 AM


Feline AIDS.

You Lose.

4/11/2007 3:38:39 AM

Wet Walnuts

He just makes shit up as he goes along, doesn't he?

4/11/2007 3:39:59 AM

Witty Name Here

The Tasmanian Devil is currently being wiped out by cancer.

4/11/2007 5:04:11 AM


Okay, Morbo. You know what do to...


4/11/2007 5:06:51 AM


Wild animals aren't diagnosed, you asshat.

4/11/2007 5:17:17 AM


Just so very, very, very stupid.
How does this guy survive in the world?

4/11/2007 6:16:35 AM


Ok, explain to us what SARS is then, how we acquire AIDS and what the Antrax is. I would ask you as well, why is there a porcine plague and an equine one, and triquinox, specific to pigs and horses. Diabetes?, well, humans get mad cow disease but, to my knowledge, they don´t get equine plague.

4/11/2007 9:58:17 AM



4/17/2007 10:11:46 PM


Somebody needs to watch more Discovery Channel. I've absolutely seen examples of wild animals struggling with emotional or mental disturbances like depression.

Example--a silverback gorilla who recently lost one of his mates started lashing out violently at other members of his troup (gorillas are usually very gentle).
Just last night I saw a video of an elephant in the middle of a drought. Her youngest calf had died and the entire herd (is that the name for a group of elephants?) was getting desperately dehydrated. Rather than following her herd to the waterhole, she stayed with her dead calf and kept trying to nudge it to stand up. Meanwhile, both she and her other calf are risking death by dehydration, her herd is gone, and she stands there, charging any animal nearby, for hours.

4/20/2007 5:30:03 PM

Doctor Whom

My cat is 19. How likely do you think it is that she would have reached that age in the wild?

4/20/2007 6:08:12 PM


As a former veterinary techician and wildlife rehabber, I have nothing to say to this beneath-contempt moron, but to Justin GG--Sorry about your cat. )-:

4/21/2007 10:45:20 PM


Yeah, I remember that post. I thought my reply to him was simple enough, but a mind as tightly closed as his can't understand anything that it hasn't created itself.

4/22/2007 2:19:27 PM


"Why do they not get alzheimers? "

I remember one Zebra, walking around the house, forgetting his grand children's names, talking about people who were dead as if they were still around, always misplacing his glasses.

It was sad really. No-one likes to see a Zebra in such a condition.

8/12/2007 9:33:41 AM


He is clearly of the 'if I didn't see it, it doesn't happen' school of non-thought.

8/12/2007 11:01:41 PM


Supersport, will you ever see the "light"?

8/12/2007 11:24:41 PM


FIV. SIV. Distemper. Parvovirus. Cancer. Rabies. Influenza. Scrapie. BSE. Deer Chronic Wasting Disease. Psittacosis. Anthrax. Borrelia. Bubonic plague. Hantavirus. Toxoplasmosis. Echinococcosis. Oropouche Fever. Typhus. Yellow Fever. Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever. Leptospirosis. Borna disease. Bang's Disease. Blackleg. Anaplasmosis. Bovine Viral Diarrhea. Campylobacteriosis. Leprosy. Pasteurella.

Those are just a very, very few diseases that hit animals. I'm leaving out a lot of really interesting ones, as well as virtually all diseases caused by parasites and fungi, and all genetic disorders. Animals have also been observed to be suffering from some sort of psychological disorder at least vaguely analagous to psychological disorders in humans, such as OCD.

Animals in the wild either recover more or less completely, or they die. The rare exception is the animal that manages to find a compromise with its condition that allows it to survive long enough to reproduce.

In conclusion, you are full of shit.

8/13/2007 12:19:15 AM

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