Emma_85 wrote:I personally don't think it's right. Why should I be at least partly responsible for the sometimes terrible conditions in which some animals are kept, for the food industries abuse of drugs, unhealthy breeds, cruel transport and handling of animals if I can just not eat meat and so show that I don't think it's right to eat animals. Yeah, some animals are kept in good conditions, but most aren't I think. So do I eat fish because they can swim in wide ocean? Well, we all know that over fishing is a huge problem, so if I did eat fish I'd actually try and buy the farmed fish and not the ocean fish.
Plus, how would you feel if some highly advanced alien race found earth and though that they had the right to kill and eat us because of us being so much below their intelligence? Our lives might seem dumb and silly to them. Or a later race of super chickens eating you great, great, great, great.... grand children? :wink: Seriously - how do you justify it, when humans have the choice? Because I don't believe you can say just because they can't think like humans can is a good one, as mentioned above, that same rule could theoretically apply to humans too and justify the slaughter of humans.
The difference is that we are sentient creatures. I do not eat other sentient creatures.
Bert wrote:klewlis wrote:
The difference is that we are sentient creatures. I do not eat other sentient creatures. :)
Maybe I misunderstand the way you use sentient (it is not a word that I use in a complete sentence very often :) ) but if you mean 'having feelings' than I think you ARE eating sentient creatures.
mingshey wrote:What kind of heaven is it if it has no animal? No bird in the forest to sing, no fish in the lake, no cat in the sunlight, no dog to lick your hands, etc? And what about the lions to feed on the straw?
It's not actually necessarily in the interest of the human race that so much beef is being produced or generally that places like Mc Donalds exist, or am I totally wrong there?
Invideo. amica meam!I also watched Nova when they were explaining string theory. I was home alone sick with the flu and I watched this at 1 in the morning and I actually understood what they were talking about!
Yhevhe wrote:I do think that animals, and even vegetables, (and even rocks!) have souls...
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