Love the thread and the philosophies and views.
Anybody who has had the misfortune to go hungry be it for financial reasons or for beauty diet reasons, knows that hunger is a primal urge.
We in the US, UK etc. cities are currently lucky enough to have food packaged and handed to us with names that don't recall cute little sad eyed
creatures begging for their lives.
But farmers and ranchers know the value of life. And so do their kids. Ever been to a state fair and seen the kids in the stalls hugging and
stroking the family prize pig that they raised from a piglet that's about to go on the Big Truck?
Ever seen a carcass of roadkill being eaten by bugs? And think to yourself, that's me some day?
Sure mercy killing would be best for everything that has to die. Quick and painless, but we haven't even figured it out for our own species, or land
mammals... so it doesn't surprise me that we're so removed from where we need to be to do it for ocean creatures. Supposedly the boiling of live
lobster is the cruelest of all human acts - if we look at pain levels induced.
I think the biggest shock when I see this, is just how raw and animalistic we are. Still are. Or are again.
But none of us is an island and we're all playing God and deciding the fates of other lives every time we drink diverted water, travel with gas, eat,
I think being civilized just means we're removed from the ugliness and beauty of where everything comes from. It doesn't mean that we're better
We're not superior to any other race or species when it comes to appreciating the fundamentals of life and death. We haven't a clue our entire
lives and once we do, it's too late
And I think we might want to be careful thinking that murdering something with less intelligence is somehow better for us to do than murdering
something with equal or greater intelligence.
Some day, something with significantly higher intelligence may take a look at us and think...