posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:51 PM
I am with the OP if we could modify it and remove insects, microscopic life, plants, and any other creature that does NOT feel pain.
So, why do people have no problem when a little sparrow dies, but a dog? (I love all animals, btw. This is all for argument's sake).
For instance, one of my pet birds died in a strange, but tragic way. When I would tell people, they would laugh, even though that little guy meant the
world to me.
But if that happened to a dog, people would freak out.
What happened was, I was young (12), and I had a pet Cockatiel and I rolled over on him by mistake and killed him.
It devastated me and even to this day - 21 years later, it hurts. But I even told the story to a bunch of friends AND family recently, but since it
was a little bird, it wasn't a big deal to them and some even laughed.
I looked at the ones who were laughing like they had 10 heads. But I didn't even try to explain...
So yeah, OP raises an interesting point, if you exclude creatures that don't feel pain. Insects are indeed one of them.
I still put bugs outside if I find one in the house. I don't kill them - ever. I respect life.