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The Neopian Times Week 44 > Articles > Lupes and Chias: Historical Enemies

Lupes and Chias: Historical Enemies

by thegreatlupelover

NEOPIA CENTRAL - This is Lupania272, aka Lupina, the beloved pet of thegreatlupelover, reporting from Neopia Central at 9 AM NST. I've gone into the long-debated issue: Do Lupes have the right to hunt Chias?

Why do Lupes and Chias seem to hate each other so much? Why do they act like born enemies? What's the deal?

True, many Lupes hunt Chias. It comes down to this: they do taste pretty good. After all, they do get turned into all sorts of delicious fruit. Fruit Chias, though, are a rather rare treat. For one, there aren't as many as normal Chias, and two, looking like fruit is a good camouflage. Sometimes we pass right by them without noticing. Then again, sometimes we stop to pick a fruit, and it turns out to be a Chia! Another of the Chia's defences is its tough skin. (Believe, me it's tough!) They also have a mop of bushy hair on their head that blends in well when they hide in a bush.

When Lupes hunt Chias, they can't really be blamed. Chias (no offence) do have rather stubby legs, which makes it hard for them to run fast. And the male Chias especially have very bright colours, which makes them relatively easy to find. Also, when Lupes were created, they were built to be predators - is it our fault that hunting Chias is a natural instinct? Besides, most of us kill them quickly and neatly. Usually, they hardly feel a thing. And most of us never kill owned Chias, only wild ones. We wouldn't rob a loving owner of their pet!

There are, however, some Lupe gangs who hunt Chias for pleasure. These gangs might catch Chias alive and bring them to a predetermined spot, where they commit such crimes as roasting the Chias alive or torturing them to death. Very few Lupes, however, do such hideous and cruel things, and those who do are outcasts from society.

There are also some Lupes who don't kill Chias at all. They enjoy artificial things, such as Meaty Lupe Treats. I myself have those much more often then I do actual Chias. Some such Lupes do hunt Chias, but catch them alive and release them afterward, only to satisfy their natural instincts.

Generally, Lupes do not pick on Chias any more than Chias pick on Lupes. There are exceptions, of course, but they tend just to treat each other like normal Neopets. There are even some great friendships between Chias and Lupes.

Some Lupes are brought up in atmospheres which make it hard for them not to see Chias as easy prey. Some Lupes who escape from the pound are hungry, and find Chias their first option. Living in the pound, they never know better. Education is important. If Lupes don't know about Chias, except that they're easy to catch, it's probably not their fault.

Other Lupes have been brought up very well, and are complete vegetarians. (There has been at least one very interesting article on the matter of vegetarian Lupes.)

I wouldn't say that Chias are recognised more than us Lupes. We have our own games, and are rather famous in many places. I won't go into that side - I think we're pretty equal there.

Many Chias are very smart and inventive. Some, however, take life for granted and kick back. Those are the kind I dislike the most. However, I love following the exploits of brilliant Chias, such as Alexander T. Chia, a professor in Lupology. Geoffrey Chia also had a remarkable inventing brain. Just as there are some very well-known and distinguished Lupes, such as Griffin L. Kingsley (who just happens to be the Chia Protector)

Well, that's all I have to say right now about the Chia-Lupe situation, but I might get more ideas at some point - and I'll be sure to publish them!

Also, I'd like to thank the two guilds Cougar Canyon and Neopian Times Appreciation Guild for their continuing friendship and support!

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