posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 08:19 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
There will be, as expected, conflicting views regarding this issue. Some will see animals, especially their pets, as creatures to love and
adore, while others might seem them as mere tools, to be used by humans to sustain and advance ourselves. It is a tough conundrum for sure. In your
case, it helped your son tremendously, and that is fantastic.
I don't see why it can't be both?
I love my dog, I have chickens, I have tortoises, I don't kill the snakes in my yard, and I don't mind when an owl or a hawk snags one of my
chickens every now and then. I don't mind when the raccoons, and squirrels, and catepillars eat up some of my garden, I planted it bigger than I
need just for that reason.
At the same time, I appreciate the work scientists are doing, and I understand the necessity for it. I also understand that some animals are
farm-raised specifically to be FOOD. If we were not farm-raising them for food or experimentation, they might never have existed in the first place,
so which is worse? Is it worse to never have been born, or to be born and live a relative short-life that helps others live better?
Along those same lines, what about the humane
(I use that term reluctantly) societies that are killing dogs and cats daily? The animals are
living as strays, doing fine for themselves, and then a dogcatcher comes along, picks them up (for their own good
), cleans them up, gives them
shots, gets them checked out by the vet, doctors them up to be healthy, waits a week, and then intentionally kills them.
At least the
scientific research is doing some good, these so-called humane societies are just committing mass murder for the their own good?