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We should continue using livestock as we already are. 1 11.11%
We should improve livestock's conditions/treatment. 9 100.00%
Livestock shouldn't be spayed/neutered. 1 11.11%
Livestock should be spayed/neutered only with anesthetics. 2 22.22%
We should stop killing livestock for the meat. 1 11.11%
We should stop harvesting eggs, milk, and wool. 0 0%
Livestock shouldn't have to pull plows, carriages, or wagons. 0 0%
We should stop riding horses. 1 11.11%
Livestock should have more of an indoor life. 0 0%
Livestock should be set free into the wilds. 0 0%
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kdt26417 View Post
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.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:36 PM
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Well-said. But ("if you were the king of the world"), where would you personally draw the line? at monkeys? at dolphins? I imagine eating human meat isn't okay in your eyes unless it's a do-or-die situation (and even a situation in which the human to be eaten has died of natural causes).

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