From: Continue ( Subject: Re: [PW!] The more things change, the more they stay the same Newsgroups: Date: 2001-05-06 19:56:45 PST [NS]: I figured I better at least get this in now. It's been taking me way too long to get to this. Nick -New and Improved- wrote: >"Well, thank you," Hito replied. "But... I'm not a Pokemon trainer. I don't >think its fair to force Pokemon to fight against their will, which is what I >think Pokemon training does. Lokon stays with me because she's been with me >since she was born. My parents were breeders before they died, and Lokon was >born at our home. That's why she stays with me." Damian entered the conversation "I think it?s safe to say that we?re of different opinions on this. The information that I?ve seen suggests that pokemon battle for more than just to take out other pokemon to survive. Those that do battle grow into stronger forms, or just grow stronger. When they do, they?re less prone to severe injury and disease, as well as having lengthened lifespans and greater beta-endorphin production rates, which causes them to feel good." Hito didn?t seem very impressed with what Damian had said. "It?s still not right to force them to battle if they don?t want to." "Parents force their kids to eat vegetables when they don?t want to, because as far as they know it?s good for the child." Damian countered. "Also, one of the pokemon I captured years ago only came with me so it could fight to become stronger, and I have one now who wants to fight whenever it gets the opportunity. None of my other pokemon ever acted as if they didn?t want to fight when I asked them to do so. But, to be honest, I don?t know how my pokemon really feel. That?s not my specialty." <TBC?> Jeff Hauser* *Sig Sold Seperately