posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 07:28 AM
Originally posted by serbsta
If you are in any way opposed to the mass culling of dolphins, then you should never eat another hamburger or piece of steak in your life. Are you to
tell me that cows cannot feel?
Well said. A star for you, my friend.
The quotidian bloodbath in the abattoirs of the Western world beggars comparison with any seal cull, dolphin hunt or this month's top massacre
flavour, the (disturbing pix in link, please note) Faroe Islands pilot
I'm not a vegetarian. I eat meat. I've never eaten dolphin. I wouldn't care to be a witness to what those Japanese fishermen do, far less a
participant; but then, I wouldn't want to visit a slaughterhouse either. Frankly, I can barely watch a mouse being killed.
Killing, eating. In my opinion there are no absolute rights or wrongs in these matters. Each of us must draw the line where he sees fit. I disagree
equally with those who see nothing wrong in this and with those who are outraged by it.
And to those unhappy folk who have turned against their own species: humans are not
the scum of the earth. We are just another species of
animal. Softhearted people like to believe that animals only kill for food, do not kill gratuitously, and eat all that they kill. None of this is
true. Nor is it true that animals do not kill for pleasure. Predators whose food supply is assured, so that they need not waste energy hunting,
frequently kill for no reason than to answer the urge to do so. This is true of cats, dogs and hawks to my certain knowledge; these are the most
commonly domesticated predators. I do not think this is a coincidence.
How we cope, as a species, with our own need for meat and urge to kill may be the criterion on which we are judged at the Intergalactic Court of
Sentient Justice one day. If it were me in the dock, the human race would get sent down for a couple of galactic years at least.