We live surrounded by woods, and I always have a hard time when hunting season begins. Yesterday was opening day for rifle season on deer.
Besides the fact that I am afraid to venture far into the woods during this time, even bedecked in orange, I always have the mad urge to race through the forest shouting "Run, Bambi, Run!"
Or, better yet, "Hide, Bambi, Hide."
Did watching the Disney movie at an impressionable age help me develop a soft spot for animals? Do books and movies about kindness make an impression on children?
I like to think so. I can't see a deer in the wild without imagining this:
Does reading a book like Black Beauty help a child understand horses, and life from an animal's point of view?
What do you think?
Can children develop kindness and feelings toward animals through the influence of movies and books?
What book or movie made an impression on you as a child?