Originally posted by felonius
Originally posted by Kratos40
reply to post by predator0187
We kill sharks for their useless fins. For "erectile dysfunction" soups in unsubstantianed Chinese cuisine.
We kill whales for their blubber. For lighting "lamps" in Scandinavia and Japan (Hello IKEA!!)
We kill Elephants for their tusks. For Pool Cue Balls, that we can easily print and manufacture with composite materials.
We kill and eat fish that are endangered to satisfy our Sushi happy hour needs/appetites.
People, start thinking about the health of the planet and instead of yourself.
Sharks. non sentient. They use the rest of the fish for a variety of things.
Whales? Not so much anymore. Glad of it. Only a very few cultures regularly eat or use whale commonly. Are you gonna tell eskimo's that have eaten the stuff for a 1000 years "hey, stop that!". yeah. right. You'd have a better chance of me not eating bacon or a porterhouse!
Elephants? Nope. Only poachers. Most ivory used is old ivory (hence the price) or ivory from "graves". All modern balls ARE synthetic. Have been for decades. About a hundred years ago they started looking for a substitute for ivory.
Fish in general? Really? They're fish for gods sake. Do you freak out over a watermelon or cucumber as well? Do you mow your yard? Dont eat that tofu! Your eating unborn bean babies! Dont walk, you might step on a bug!
"Hey cow, stop eating that grass! its a living thing!"
Originally posted by tyson45
ill tell you what, its stories like these that wake you up and realize what kind of world we live in? somewhere along the way humans lost all respect for the creatures we SHARE this earth with. I understand the need to eat and keep our families fed but we should show a little more respect to these animals. im not an eco-nut its just some of the things we do are not necessary.
Originally posted by Jay-morris
reply to post by missvicky
Some American soldiers tortured and killed animals and people in Iraq. Does that mean i should not any products from america? listen to their music or watch their films? No, it does not. What needs to be done is the people that do these horrible things to these animals be punished. Why the hell do these people have this primitive way of thinking that they blame the country as a whole, including the people, and not just the people who are doing these horrible things.
Its a fact that people do horrible things in every country, yes, even the USA!
What a sick and horrible thing to say, and it's hateful, primitive talking people like you that make this world such a terrible place. How the hell you can believe that all those innocent people who dies in the japan earthquake is "karma" i just find vert disturbing. You are just another person who looks at a country at a collective, and not individuals. Well all countries apart from your own country that is!
The British butchered well 100 million people(heck could be as high as 300 million) in their quest for Empire and Glory. Keep your opinions to yourself until the UK does some kind of reparations instead of doing everything to hide it. Karma is still waiting for you Brit's and who knows Global Warming might be true.........
Originally posted by missvicky
reply to post by Jay-morris
Yes you should boycott the USA if that's how you feel. By all means! The only message these days is LACK OF SALES. Everyone knows this but out of sheer convenience no one does. So don't point your finger at me trying to insuinate I'm a hypocrite. I was merely sharing my own opinion, not advocating in any way.
edit on 24-8-2011 by missvicky because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jeddun
What's MOST telling about THIS post, and this is just the tip of the issue, is how muich the Chinese are SICK assh*les. Why in the world are we even dealing with these scumbags in any way? People are so full of sh*t after all is said and done...you'll get a blowback over this story in the liberal college communities which will amount to absolutely ZERO...not to mention these same assh*les will continue using products and services produced in China....God i hate people.
I'm entitled to my opinion & assesment of these Godless Bastards, please dont not delete my response....I AM right after-all...anyone care to challenge me?
They also feed their kids lead laced candy...start there if you wanna battle and bring some answers to the proverbial table before you smash my opinion(s).edit on 27-8-2011 by jeddun because: (no reason given)