Note to Anonymous (Re: Posting About Documentaries)
An anonymous e-mailer commented: "People like you are why there are starving kids in Africa."
I can only surmise that Anonymous means that people who care about the fate of animals don't care about humans. To which I have to say the following (and if I offend those with differing political views, I'm sorry, but you're welcome to weigh in as well):
Don't be so naive and glib. People who care about animals are not the reason there are starving kids in Africa. There are starving kids in Africa (and all over the Third World) because of international monetary policy, civil wars, climatic conditions like drought and floods (some impacted by the First World's consumption of natural resources), and corrupt regimes' cynical manipulation and expolitation of political and tribal differences.
In my experience, people sensitive to animal-welfare causes are as or more likely to support humanitarian causes as those who see animals as disposable. Compassion for the planet's most helpless creatures, human and animal, is hardly a mutually-exclusive proposition.