Originally Posted by kdt26417
But here's a question to ponder: How did we humans decide which animals were fit for food, which were fit for labor, and which were fit for company and entertainment? For example ... ducks and geese are *not* always pets. They sometimes end up on the dinner table. And I've heard of people keeping pigs as housepets. And we've all heard about the Far-Eastern tradition of eating cats and dogs
Good question. Personally, I know my opinion here is EXTREMELY unpopular, but I figure there IS no difference. Just a matter of cultural acceptance or non-acceptance. Not that I'm going to go to the MSPCA to get me some dinner, but if I went to a country that raised certain pet-animals (in this country) for meat, would I be wigged out? Not so much.
Mono. Divorced, two kids (DanceGirl, 13; and PokéGirl, 10), two cats, one house, many projects.
My partner. Poly. In relationships with me, Xena, and Noa.
Poly. In relationships with Chops and Noa, and dating others.
Married, Poly. In relationships with Chops and Xena (individually).
Blog thread: A Mono's Journey Into Poly-Land (or, "Aw hell, there's no road map?!")
Slightly more polished blog with a mono/poly focus: From Baltic to Boardwalk