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It's not that I was trying to solve the problem in the dream, it's just that the snake refused to eat anything else and preferred to eat cats only. And I couldn't stand to watch a kitten eaten in front of my eyes no matter how much I kept telling myself that it's part of nature, and prey gets eaten all the time. But I eventually can't stand it anymore and have to help the kitten. So I felt responsible for starving the snake.
I was protecting the kittens, changing their location each time so the snake doesn't find them, but the kittens would keep getting found again and the dream was just never ending. I think it went on for 3 days and the snake was still alive.
the dream felt like it was 3 days long because the snake would keep coming back and it would look dehydrated after looking for the kittens for 3 days. The snake wouldn't give up no matter how many times I took the prey away from it once it found them.
I wasn't afraid of the snake I just felt sorry for it. I guess it's a scenario where I care for something and I don't want to sacrifice it as the solution for the snake's hunger. I care for the kittens so I can't just hand one over to the snake to make it happy. I also feel selfish because I have 6 small kittens, and sacrificing is normal in nature but yet I'm going against it. It's morally wrong to let the kittens die, but biologically it is okay, and I couldn't come to terms with that. What kind of person does that make me?
No, I don't have any pets in reality. In the dream I do though, and they're abnormally small that I can fit 3-5 black kittens in one hand.
It's true that there's a vegan dilemma. We have been discussing the conditions of farm animals, and it seems like sacrificing meat intake to improve these conditions would not be easy, while animals in the wild don't have to worry about that.
I can't enforce a vegan diet on a snake, but apparently in the dream it was fine for the snake to eat ants. I wasn't saving the ants. I'm not sure why the cats seemed more important to me. The snake didn't eat the ants though but I did throw ants in its way. So why is it that I had no problem with feeding the snake an ant and not a kitten?