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Old 06-03-2016, 05:11 AM
 
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No, it is not the exact type of logic, because HUMAN lives are worth more than ANIMALS' lives. If you can't see what's wrong with your "logic" then I really feel sad for you.
You still don't get it. The only scenario where a human life is worth more then an animal is if there is a scenario where you have to decide to save the life of one over the other. But your logic of "animal lives are worth less so if there is an overpopulation we can just commit mass murder" is just utter insanity.

Your type of thinking is what leads to much suffering in the world. I'm not saying YOU in particular would cause suffering to humans (though you seem to care nothing for animals) but that the rationale you use is the exact same one used to justify mass murder.

Just like you feel humans are worth more then animals; others feel the same for humans. Some of the rich in many countries have no problem exploiting the poor to death because their lives are "worth less." Many races/ethnicities felt that their lives were "worth more" then their counterparts so lets just kill them all. This is absolutely no different then your "logic" of "human lives are worth more then animals so if there is an overpopulation of animals just gas em!!"
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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You still don't get it. The only scenario where a human life is worth more then an animal is if there is a scenario where you have to decide to save the life of one over the other. But your logic of "animal lives are worth less so if there is an overpopulation we can just commit mass murder" is just utter insanity.

Your type of thinking is what leads to much suffering in the world. I'm not saying YOU in particular would cause suffering to humans (though you seem to care nothing for animals) but that the rationale you use is the exact same one used to justify mass murder.

Just like you feel humans are worth more then animals; others feel the same for humans. Some of the rich in many countries have no problem exploiting the poor to death because their lives are "worth less." Many races/ethnicities felt that their lives were "worth more" then their counterparts so lets just kill them all. This is absolutely no different then your "logic" of "human lives are worth more then animals so if there is an overpopulation of animals just gas em!!"
Even that is relative and depends on the scenario. Would you save a stranger instead of your much loved pet?

And so true that human life is cheap/without value in many places. According to some belief systems, suffering is an expression of bad karma carried over from other lifetimes, so to help the suffering would keep them from learning their life lessons and clearing their bad karma. Very convenient.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:16 AM
 
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Even that is relative and depends on the scenario. Would you save a stranger instead of your much loved pet?

And so true that human life is cheap/without value in many places. According to some belief systems, suffering is an expression of bad karma carried over from other lifetimes, so to help the suffering would keep them from learning their life lessons and clearing their bad karma. Very convenient.
Your correct, many pet owner's may have a hard time with the decision above. I just meant to give an example of a general moral guideline that society goes by. Meaning society as a whole would find logic in saving the life of a human over an animal in a scenario.
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