Frog-Despising Zoologist

When I was in high school, my teachers arranged a number of field trips to the local University Of BC. On one of the trips, we visited a zoologist who had a filthy aquarium full of African frogs. One of them was dead, rotting and floating on the surface. It was clear from the researcher’s responses to my questions that he was completely indifferent to the welfare of the frogs and that he was proud of this indifference. I was baffled. I felt intense affection for small fish, amphibians and reptiles. How could he be so curious about his frogs and yet not care about them?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)