If you walked out of your house one morning and saw a bird with a broken wing huddled in some nearby bushes, what would you do?
Not to sound heartless, but I would keep walking. Survival of the fittest my friends, survival of the fittest. Besides, I’m not a vet. What would I do with a bird with a broken wing? Take it to an actual vet? And then what? Pay them money that I don’t have to try to heal a wild animal who would probably go on to be eaten by a hawk in a week anyway? Yeah, okay.*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
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I would collect the bird in a towel, contact one of several friends who are vet students or vets, and see what my options are. If I didn’t try to do something to help, I would go crazy with guilt from attempted apathy. But consider the source- I gave away a part of my heart as a nine year old to a boy who tried to save, or at least comfort, a wounded butterfly because he saw it distressed me.
My answer would be the same as yours. I like the whole answer a question with a bunch of questions approach!
I would walk past it not knowing what to do. And then be completely guilt-ridden.