It probably wouldn't have made any difference.
I grew up in the country .Most country folk put plants and
animals in the same category.They just don't care if the
animal feels frightened or in pain.
I've sat on my uncle's front porch and listened to sickening
deer hunting stories like the time they found part of the leg
but couldn't find the deer, or the deer had to be shot five
or six times because "the dang thing wouldn't die"Trying to
talk to them is futile.My uncle would just say"Now Melinda,
that's just an animal."
My cousin's husband had a dog that fell out of his truck and hurt
its pelvis.He spent a fortune on vet bills and was just worried sick
about the pain the dog was in, but had no problem whatsoever
with bow hunting deer or shooting the neighbor's tom cat.
Thank God for Tuff and Sister.They're guardians of the country critters!
Keep up the good work!