posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by DeadFlagBlues
We as humans kill every single day, we have killed absolutely everything (including ourselves) that crawls on the surface or swims in the water or
flys in the air. Is that practice wrong? If the majority of people do something, does that not make it right?
What is at question here I believe is the method of preperation. We find that skinning an animal while it is still alive quite barbaric. This is our
prespective on the issue. Not really that they are killing the raccoon dog for use for food. But the method of preparation.
Of course the same thing can be said for the way we in the west prepair Lobster or Crab. Both these "beings" are first boiled alive. Sounds quite
barbaric. Then of course we come to the egg, an unborn fetus, we consume millions if not billions of these every year.
How can one differentiate the importance or significance of one life over another?
How then do you propose we as a species that are omnivores eat?
Does your lawn deserve any concideration when it is mowed? Does a tree deserve any concideration when it's limbs are cut, because they grow too close
to the house or are otherwise inconvienent? Does a carrot, lettuce, asparagus or any other fresh vegitable deserve consideration because it is alive?
The method of preparation in this issue we in the west find barbaric, yet, we do simmilar things ourselves every day.
TrueAmerican, Lobsters scream when you throw them into boiling water.
[edit on 8/20/2008 by whatukno]