I love animals, and I believe in the concept of Ahimsa, which means non-harming, non-injuring, in thought, word, or deed. Ahimsa is prescribed as a code of conduct in Hinduism and in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, along with the other thou-shalt-nots (yamas), which include lying, greed, stealing, and not being a total slut. But here I am, with a freezer full of murdered frogs.
Like most well-intentioned rules, there comes a time when their application become complicated, impossible, or contradictory. We accidentally kill bugs just walking or driving around. We intentionally kill bugs when they’re threatening our gardens, or when the bug in question is a mosquito or Palmetto bug, and is clearly dangerous or disgusting.