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bamafreethinker's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by bamafreethinker

As for the article... This resolution is in total opposition to the progress that humankind has made against tyranny over the past five centuries. This would be a gigantic step backwards in the direction of the dark ages.

Side-topic... There does seem to be some innate sense of “value of life” as the intelligence (and/or cuteness) of the animal increases. Even fundies are more likely to wince at the sight of cruelty to a chimp, a dolphin, a baby seal, or a dog. On the other hand, would an animal right’s activists think twice before swatting a fly or smushing a wasp? Is there some IQ or nervous system complexity threshold? Someone help me out here.

I personally love the taste of poultry. I’m not keen on killing a chicken to get it, but it doesn’t bother me that bad. I am opposed to cruel treatment of said chicken – but how do we define cruel? I DO NOT get my acceptance of meat-eating from any religious programming (I don’t think). I do think that I get my fondness of meat from my evolutionary ancestors. If I’m morally less-than for these opinions – what can I say... sorry?

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:26:00 UTC | #348337