“The list is endless. The cartoon characters: dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, horses, squirrels, gorillas, all of them talking, all of them so very human. Of course, the most famous offender is Bambi, which, for reasons that escape me, portrays the death of a deer negatively. You can bet you’ll never see an animated classic about what Bambi’s mom devoured for her last meal — my defenseless oakleaf Hydrangea! My point is this: if America is ever to stop cowtowing to the animal-petters, we have to get to our youth before they do. Children have to learn that these animals aren’t our buddies. Sometimes its a tough lesson.”

–Steven Colbert

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