posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 07:40 AM
First, since when does the "cuteness level" of any animal have anything to do with how one "should" treat it? Also, no animal is more "innocent"
than any other animal, and thus no animal deserves to die any more than any other animal!
And don't forget that your president put firecrackers in frogs and blew them to little frog bits when he was younger, so if you have any issues with
this, why not start at the top with your "leader(s)"!
Now he's all grown up and he's putting big fire crackers into Iraqis and blowing them up for his personal pleasure, so not much has changed, just
his victims. But you know the old saying.. "once a psychopath always a psychopath".
Maybe before we worry about someone torturing a few kittens, we should stop torturing people (Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Iraq, etc) and killing them
by the thousand for our own empire-expansion needs? Not that people should "come first" per se, but if we can't even stop abusing one another, what
chance is there that we'll stop abusing animals, that most people perceive as "lower life forms", and thus "less important" than humans.
Objectively no life form is "lower" than any other, just because one is not as intelligent does not make it any "worse" than any other and does
not make you any more "special" or "important" than it, except in your own eyes.
That said, it's a lot easier to kill people after you dehumanize them, when you perceive them as "not people" - like Israelis perceive
Palestinians, or how our media is conditioning us to perceive Iraqis and other Arabs, and whomever they label as "terrorists" or "insurgents".
As the world burns...
[edit on 28-1-2005 by lilblam]