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Originally posted by tamusan
Did this thread just get moved to BTS? Only asking because I don't rememeber being in BTS before, and I had to sign in to post this.
[edit on 18-11-2009 by tamusan]
Originally posted by whatukno
That's kinda gross. I mean can you imagine the amount of pain that fish was in? Think about being deep fried to your neck!
Some people are weird. When I cook fish I can't even keep the head or tail on.
(Welcome to BTS, it's a lovely place, far less flame wars)
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by chillpill
This just means you are insensitive to other cultures and uninformed about fish.
Fish do no feel emotion or pain and lack the portions of the brain to do so. They are basically swimming machines.
You are confusing fish with Mammals I think and applying your emotions to them incorrectly.
In our Western Culture we have become detached from our own natures. Like it or not you are a Omnivore and descended from Hunter Gatherers with a system that can not survive without things found only in animal protein.
There is no difference between a Brown Bear, a Wolf or a Big Cat starting to consume its prey while still alive and us doing the same. We have the same right to survive as any other animal on this planet and those radicals who can not deal with that are naive beyond belief.
I'm on your side when it comes to dealing with Mammals being prepared for us to eat, but to pretend to feel sorry for an animal who can not feel is naive at best. In fact I'm an activist when it comes to the mistreatment of pets but that is another matter entirely. Remember in the 1990's when there was an uproar over a Lobster, which is an animal lacking even a Cerebral Cortex?
Perhaps it is the fault of schools not teaching these things, but it is likely more from people who were taught but did not pay attention.
Save your pity for suffering humans for whom a fish could be the difference between life and death. As far as this topic; its no worse than stepping on a bug.
Originally posted by Selahobed
Yet another reason to go vedgy. As for the auzzie dude, for someone who doesnt believe in morality you certainly do according to your last post. Typical auzzie fella attitude, no wonder auzzie women cannot stand you and look abroard. And before you cry fowl, dont blame the messenger because its true as my fiancee will tell you, and she is a kickass country queeenslander
I see it as being a little offputting, i mean i personaly wouldn't eat it like that, but i'm afraid we have to accept other cultures methods.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I disagree... At some point, we have to all come together and decide what is "humane"... If another culture held ritual murder in high esteem, it doesn't mean we should accept it. There are some behaviors that simply transcend cultural boundaries and should be embraced by humanity as a whole.... Of course, deciding where those lines lie...not that is a pickle...