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Old 08-21-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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so sad. poor doggies. only in a survival situation would i eat one
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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so sad. poor doggies. only in a survival situation would i eat one

Some countries & cultures eat bugs & other creepy crawlers, even snails & slugs.
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Old 08-28-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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If you could read carefully, I said that dogs in particular help their owners often. There are countless tales of dogs (and some of cats) alerting families to fires and other dangers and of dogs sacrificing themselves for their humans. In addition to this are all of the service dogs who work on farms, ranches, rescue, military and police, and for the disabled.

You are being purposefully obtuse.



Cattle have in the past helped on farms. But, this is less so today and increasingly less so. But, even acknowledging such help, it must be admitted (if you can be honest) that the type of help differs and that there is not the same type of emotional bond between humans and cows that exists between humans and dogs (and cats).



Not really.

As I posted, the movement to eradicate eating dogs and cats in Taiwan was started and maintained by locals. You basically scream Westerners are bullies all the time. Its like your race card.
I'm not against a dog and cat ban at all, but will say that my grandparents grew up on farms and definitely had a strong emotional bond with their cattle who helped them move things and till the land and greatly respected their cattle as friends and helpers. They never came around to eating beef whatsoever despite the massive rise in beef consumption around them during their lifetimes, and even when their cattle were too old to work, they did not slaughter the cattle but let them rest out their last days.

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I do not really see a difference. Cows/Ox have been very useful for humans, too, for example in farming, pulling heavy equipment.

What do on the other hand cats are helping humans? I have never seen a cat doing anything useful actually. They can not even defend my home, nor are they used as rescue animals or drug animals. There is no way a cat would sacrify itself to save a human.

On the other hand, I am not sure if a pig would not be able to do so. It is intelligent enough, and it seems that just nobody tried to teach them some useful stuff. For example there are truffle pigs, searching for truffles in the earth. Also, in theory they can be used to detect drugs in cars or houses, they are just not as agile and vivid as a dog, that can quickly jump around a car to find the heroin in the trunk.

The difference people are making between pigs/cows and dogs/cats are pure cutural differences, not logical differences.
Cats like to eat vermin which human settlement created plenty of, so that sort of worked out.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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You know, I think its a slippery slope to judge people for eating a certain animal if you won't judge the consumption of all animals. One persons's cat is another person's chicken. Personally, I do draw the line at those animals which are known to have saved human behinds/lives, to include cats, dogs, dolphins, etc. But that's a personal choice.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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You know, I think its a slippery slope to judge people for eating a certain animal if you won't judge the consumption of all animals. One persons's cat is another person's chicken. Personally, I do draw the line at those animals which are known to have saved human behinds/lives, to include cats, dogs, dolphins, etc. But that's a personal choice.
What slope are you sliding down? People can certainly judge other peopleís personal choices. Thatís pretty universal.
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Old Today, 03:30 AM
 
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It’s not what you eat because in nature, animals kill each other to eat and survive. We need to eat too. But our humanity means that we can understand and empathize with the other, and so we need to answer our own humanity and be humane in the way we treat these animals which are destined to be our food. So as technology and science progress we should make it so the ways we grow and raise and then slaughter them are as quick, humane and involve the lease amount of fear and pain as possible. We are doing this not just for the sake of the butchered animals but also for our own humanity.
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