That sounds horrible! I once had a horrible night in a tent in France. The floor of the tent had gone missing and I only had a very thin camping mat. I felt incredibly cold that night and the next morning, I couldn't figure out how to get hot water in the showe, so I had an icy-cold shower as well!
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
"I think the most interesting observation was made to me by a senior politician, who said, 'Fine, John, we accept your science, but we have to offer farmers a carrot. And the only carrot we can possibly give them is culling badgers" .
Professor John Bourne (Chair of the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) on bovine TB)