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Originally posted by AusiAnarchist
I stumbled across this sky news report about a cow that has learnt to free itself from its pen.
The original report and video can be found here:
Clearly cattle are capable of a lot more intelligence then we have been led to believe. My question is this, does it make any difference ethically? I mean viewing this video had no impact on my desire for steak. I love steak, its one of my favourite foods. Should I have a change of heart? Is eating something with intelligence evil? I think that maybe there is a bit of a disconnect between steak in a meat tray, in a supermarket and a cow, that needs to be addressed. If we are going to eat cattle at the very least their lives should be cruelty free. I guess what I'm trying to say is do you know how your steak was treated when it was a cow and do you care?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by AusiAnarchist
My dog learned to open my gate in the first week, but he still doesn't know when to leave me the hell alone, or how to stop stealing the kids food. A learned behavior doesn't necessarily equal intelligence.
Cats are highly intelligent but next to impossible to train, while my dog is an idiot, but he can open the gate and climb a tree to get to a squirrel.