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- Sep 19, 2018
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This is obscene and should be illegal.
Some people do. Not to play the high and mighty card but I am a vegan and an AR person. If a mosqito bites me or a pest invades my home I have no compunction about killing them though - they made the first move.On the other hand, we kill millions and millions of animals every day for all kinds of reasons.
We might be a bit over sensitive when it comes to the cute ones like cats and dogs etc. But on the other hand we wreck a mosquito with no second thought or kill hundreds of butterflies for a silk stocking or tie. An omelet is made of what could have become totally healthy chickens.
It's all very selfish human behavior.
The massive amount of whataboutism here is not convincing, and doesn't change that what this person did was needlessly cruel for their own selfishness.I could have mentioned the cute little pigs and calves and happy cows and deer, moose, ducks, geese, rabbits, beavers and chickens as examples as well.
We (as in mankind) kill animals every day, for our own selfish reasons, for food, to make nice clothing, for some cosmetics, to avoid pain, sometimes for the pure 'fun' of it. Because we can.
That dog from the OP story fits perfectly in that line.
Would I do that with my own dog (if I owned one)?
No, I don't think so, but the status of animals is, that people own them and make life or death decisions for them.
They shoot crippled horses, don't they?
Yes, mankind has to eat; but millions of vegans clearly have demonstrated strong enough that this is entirely manageable without killing or using any animals at all.Equivalent? Really? There is a difference between killing to eat or to keep from being attacked and potentially infected with disease and killing to assauge our selfish vanity. One is about survival and the other is ego based. Period. We have to eat. There are very few nutritious alternatives to killing a plant or animal in order to survive.
Wrong. Of course if you are only buying expensive stuff in super markets it can tend do be, but that's not a problem of this lifestyle, but just pure ignorance on side of its followers.Veganism is a privilege of the rich that should absolutely never be held to any sort of moral superiority.
Wrong again; you need to be aware about getting some stuff in the right dose, but that's about it. In fact most vegan people tend to be quite more be aware about a healthy way of living than normal people are.It’s also less than ideal for your own health. It is a personal choice that should not be recommended nor expected from others.
It worked though. I mean, when did you last hear a documented case of someone being possessed by an evil spirit? Clearly the threat of being exorcised by trepanning has so deterred the evil spirits that they've taken to hanging out in more congenial and less dangerous conditions, like The White House, the US Senate and so on.True but then so was trepanning to cure possession by evil spirits.