Originally Posted by kelly528
I dunno. We are talking about people who happily live in mounds of trash and human / animal waste, eat decaying and rancid food and relieve themselves in sandwich bags and bottles rather than admit that they have a hoarding problem. Take a hoarder who is also a self-imagined 'animal lover' who literally does live for their animals (however horrifically the pets live) and try to break it to them that they are slowly torturing their 'children' to death... this is how sick they can get. I've seen Hoarders episodes where some lady was weeping uncontrollably over a mummified cat. The horror that dawned on her as animal control officers explained what she had done to her 'children' was really wrenching. It's easy to see why they opt so overwhelmingly for denial.
Also, I think consideration should be given to the likelihood of reoffense. Someone with homicidal tendencies, sane or not, can't be at large in the general population whether they are mentally incompetent or not. An animal hoarder is fine in the general public (when they're even out there); they are only a threat to any animals that they keep in their house. Take the animals out of their house and you're left with someone who is only harmful to themself. They don't have to be in jail to prevent the violence / cruelty from reoccurring and if they're not criminally responsible... why put them there?
Seen that episode! Yikes!
If there is a lesson that I take from all animal hoarders is to be happy (focus on) with what you've got instead of aquiring more!
Song "Beautiful day" in U2 says:
"What you don't have you don't need it now..."
Its a great song and meaningful...
Hoarders represent some of the most selfish "Pride" of human sins too... "Sloth", "Greed", "Gluttony"...
... all at the cost of lives of the hoarded animals.
Sorry, but mental case or not (still an excuse), "I" (I have a right too to my views whether I agree with others or not) do not have much sympathy for animal hoarders.
While humans has that 2nd chance to say they are sorry...
AND "live! *again*!"
Many animal hoarders are repeated hoarders... *repeat* so even if you take that animals away, they will do it again, and again, and again!!!
Many of these lost lives (animals) don't!!!
They do not get to *repeat* their lives *again*!
So... even writing here...
"Who" has the voice???
Definitely only humans in this case... only what human says goes... and simply *still* not right!