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HI, I have a huge dilemma which is causing my hubby and I considerable pain and consternation. Our home and yard have always been 'kill free' zones., our pets are always locked up at night to protect both them and the nocturnal wildlife, we never use insect sprays. We'll save a fly trapped in a web and carefully remove the web with tweezers. We humanely trap rats which get into our ceiling (we are rural) and place them away in a safe area. A problem has arisen where we have two injured animals-a baby water dragon which we saved literally from the jaws of death, (one of our cats) and the second a lovely little green tree frog. The lizard is a hatchling and is now doing well as his wounds have healed. The frog was accidentally harmed when he got himself underneath our car. His back leg is quite badly damaged and we feel some responsibility. Now the dilemma comes from the need to feed these animals LIVE insects. We have to some degree reconciled karmically with feeding the lizard, because the insects are simply placed in its aquarium, and it is left up to the little guy to catch its own food. But unfortunately, the frog was not eating, and if left, would have died. And so we have had to make a decision as to whether we had the right to intervene and save the frog- by force feeding it to save its life. It has been so hard, not to save the frog, but it meant that we had to either feed it the live insect, OR kill the insect immediately prior to giving it to the frog. I just could not feed a live insect to the frog so I left it to my hubby to kill some meal worms, and a cockroach yesterday, and I cried all day. I did manage to feed them to the frog, but have felt shattered over it. Now today we have to do it all over again. I am deeply troubled by having to choose between the lives of all these wonderful creatures we normally respect and cherish. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. As a matter of note, a)frogs are carnivorous, they do not eat fruit/veg. Their prey must be alive. b)because the frogs do not always chew their food, we had read it is best to kill the insect prior to feeding as the stomach acid may be horrific for the insect swallowed alive. Help!