Aesop's Fables are rife with cruelty and common sense. Doomed to destruction, the poor folly-ridden vermin often cry out the moral they have just learned in their final moments. What better time to learn a valuable lesson?
The ancient Greeks would rewrite, change and invent fables as a sort of academic exercise. Also many people changed and added fables over the years in their own compilations and retranslations of Aesop. We don't even know what actually came from Aesop anymore. There is no original Greek text. So in a sense this collection upholds an ancient tradition of distortion and change, tagged with Aesop's name.
Most importantly, Aesop's Fables are in the public domain, so I can do what I want and share the result. It's a shame that this can't be done with more recent material but perhaps one day when our civilization collapses future people will have great fun remixing and adapting our works. We'll be leaving a lot more random material behind than the ancient Greeks did. Anyone digging a hole in the future will find large caches of pop trash, vast tombs of pure TV signal.