> I am being defamed here wrote:
>> Wire? What has ethics to do with wire? Spiked punch again, Barb?
> You haven't read the book, so you wouldn't understand it. Never mind.
Watership Down by Richard Adams.
Chapter 17: The Shining Wire
A farmer sets wire snare traps for rabbits that he feeds and takes care of. The rabbits are well fed and jovial running around the farmers meadows, even though occasionally one of their kin was caught in the wire traps.
And the rabbits had rules: no rabbit could ask where another had gone, and no one could ever speak of the shining wire.
The rabbits never learn to fend for themselves, and their fear of traveling off into the wilderness is so great that they prefer to live and die by the snares than to be free.
Its actually a nice allegory for people trapped in dangerous cults like the Church of Scientology. They are like domesticated animals, so used to having their emotional needs provided for by their cult that they are too scared to leave. And of course they are willing to ignore the dead rabbits along the way (like Lisa McPherson and the hundreds of other victims).