+468 I'm all for animal rights, but when people start to care for animals more than humans, somethings wrong, amirite?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

animals > people

by Anonymous 12 years ago

no

by Anonymous 12 years ago

So... the family dog > your child That's fucked up.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

well that's different, you CREATED your child, but say your dog died and a random child died, there nothing wrong with being more upset about your dog

by Anonymous 12 years ago

The family dog > Rapist

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I'm going more with what Chase said, ''family dog > rapist''. And I consider my dogs my children, so your argument is invalid.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I consider you irrational for giving birth to your dogs, so your argument is invalid.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I didn't say they ARE my children, I said I consider them to be. Like you would consider a close friend to be your brother/sister.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

5 loves. That's what I get for going anon. Damn.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

first i was going to explain why i feel more for animals, but then i realized i dont need to explain myself. i cant help that i feel more sympathy for a dead animal i didn't know than a dead person i didn't know. my friends tell me its sick, but who are they to question it?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Thats okay, but I think it's crazy how there are more people wearing "Save the Whale" t-shirts than "Save the starving child soldiers in Africa" Shirts.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

But "Save the Whale" is just a hell of a lot easier to fit on a shirt.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Ha ha. they could use small print....

by Anonymous 12 years ago

You can have the same level of emotional attachment to an animal as you can to a human being.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I started caring for animals more than humans after I seen a puppy that had it's paws chopped off and left for dead.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I care for animals more than humans too, but that doesn't seem like a valid reason. I mean, the same kind of thing happens to humans.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

It's the fact that humans could do that to anyone/anything, that made me care for animals more than humanity.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

What about the children who are raped, or the POWS who are beheaded? The humans who are beaten, tortured, and mercilessly bullied by others. You still don't care more for them than a dog that can show a limited set of intelligence and emotional capability?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Again, humans are the ones committing those acts against other humans.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

And that makes it ok?!

by Anonymous 12 years ago

As a wildlife biologist I'm totes offended, bro. Anyways, animals have many human characteristics it's almost impossible not to feel an emotional connection to them. A mother will do anything to make sure her child survives just like humans. They care for them and protect them in every way. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I am devoting my life for the conservation of animals. I will give up everything to help an animal whose mother was killed by poachers survive the wild again. There is nothing wrong with that. Maybe there is something wrong with you.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Lots of animals eat their own children.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

I'm assuming you don't know why. Animals eat their children when they know they will not be able to survive. Unlike humans, they cannot put animals up for adoption. It is occurs more often in animals that produce more offspring. Animals that produce less offspring have more energy to invest in protecting their young from predators.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

So u vegan?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

You don't have to be a vegan to love animals.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

"I will give up everything to help an animal whose mother was killed by poachers survive the wild again." Do you think the cattle used for hamburgers were given the chance to live in the wild? I'm fascinated with your "love" for animals, but you can't really say people are equal to or less than animals while implying a cute baby elephant has more rights than a chicken.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

This is always the argument people attack with. If I love animals so much, why do I let animals die for our consumption? Well, I am an omnivore, my teeth were structured in a way that allows me to eat both meat and plants. I should be allowed to eat meat without being criticized. Many places have to kill the animals in a humane way, yes people will not always do this but I have no control over that. The truth is, a species will become more important when its existence is on the brink of extinction. We eat chickens, cattle, fish, etc. because there is an abundance in these animals. We will continue to eat them, but their population will remain stable. However, killing elephants does more damage to their population, especially to the young who have lost their mother. You can go ahead and assume I am a bad person for consuming meat, but I am doing more than any vegan could.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Seriously? There is an abundance because we BREED them for consumption...

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Yes, that's true. We breed them for our consumption, and it's been done for centuries. Chickens and cattle are the main food source because the benefits outweigh the costs (economically speaking). These animals are easy to raise and fairly cheap. The chicken contains a lot of meat relative to its size and it's the food most people can afford. The chicken grows extremely quickly as well. There are many reasons these animals were chosen over others. It all goes back to economics.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

So a pig can be chopped up for your consumption but not a rabbit because "it's been done for centuries"? You have every right to love animals, but that's not what you do. You're self-righteous and hypocritical. Perhaps one day you will experience actual pain in your life, hopefully you'll need to meet basic needs like food, and realize what an unrealistic bleeding heart poser you were ...or you know, die of starvation because you gave all your food (likely another animal) to a rabbit. Either way, the human race will be better off.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Wow.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

As a guy calling insanity, I call insanity.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

REALLY? why do so many people think that somehow humans are superior to all other life forms

by Anonymous 12 years ago

The FOOD CHAIN...?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

i know but other animals are important too we're not the only ones on this earth

by Anonymous 12 years ago

So you don't eat any of those animals, right?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Naturally, each species considers its own species as the most important. So it's perfectly acceptable for humans to view humans as superior.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Who are you to decide? There is nothing wrong with that.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

The story of Christian the lion is probably the best at demonstrating the relationship between humans and every other animal on the phylogenetic tree.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Animals do not feel more for other species of animals than they do for their own species. They will not hesitate to harm another species if it ensures the survival of their own species. If humans are only animals why should we be any different?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Well because we are not harming another species to ensure the survival of our species, we are mostly harming them for stupid reasons such as convenience or entertainment. Also, the argument that because they kill other animals we shouldn't feel bad killing them just doesn't work. Carnivores don't deserve to die because they kill other animals, they need to for both their own survival and the survival of the herbivores and all the other animals. We are really the only animals that kills for no real reason.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

The life of any human is no more valuable than any other life. Your life is not more important than a dog, cat, or fly. Actually, in my opinion, humans lately have been proving the opposite. That being said, if it were my choice, I would choose to get rid of people if it meant that other animals could survive. No, that doesn't mean that if I had a kid I would "want them to die", it means that I would let man kind as a whole suffer before I would let any innocent species of animals suffer extinction. Sure I would be sad about it, but the same thing applies; no matter how much I love them, my child isn't more important than a whole species of animals. I find it sad that many people agree with this, you are basically saying that "an animal doesn't matter as much because they weren't lucky enough to be born human."

by Anonymous 12 years ago

"my child isn't more important than a whole species of animals" So you're going to raise your child vegan?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

For fucks sake woman! What is your problem with vegans?!

by Anonymous 12 years ago

People have all the right in the world to say people=animals, but then I don't understand how they can eat animals and not people. It's bullshit.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

It is a FACT that humans are animals. We do not eat every animal species, and actually, yes, we can practice cannibalism, but it is morally wrong in our society--that's the only reason we don't do it (although some more separated cultures do) so shut the fuck up with your "vegan?" crap you ignorant little asshole. Your argument doesn't make any sense.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Other animals are carnivores too, that is the circle of life. Wiping out an entire species is not.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Last week, this girl in my class said "experiencing the death of your dog is way sadder than the death of any human" and everyone agreed, including my teacher...wtf?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

The "any" part is the only thing I see wrong in that statement. If something that is part of my life (ie Dog) dies, I'm going to be more upset than if someone I hardly knew passed away. People are dying all over the world right now; how are you reacting to this? You probably don't even bat an eye at it. If your pet were to die right now, you would be more affected. That is how it works. Of course, if my mother died that would hurt me more than if my dog died. It is all about level of attachment.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Animals can show such an absolute devotion to a person that it is simply astounding. A fancy rat is not even a 16th of our size, yet it can accept a human and give the same sort of affection it would another rat, not even paying any mind to the fact that it could be squashed in one second. That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Same with other rodents, birds, cats, etc. Maybe we couldn’t squash them per se, but we could certainly harm them if we wished. The relationships we can form with animals are more miraculous, for lack of a better word, than a relationship with another human. Humans we are able to use language, expression, body language... it is a lot harder with another species. Yet we manage to do it time and time again and often with ease. It creates an entirely different bond, which I guess you have to experience to understand why it is so appealing. Fuck people, I prefer animals.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

There's no dogs in Space.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

There's no dogs in Space.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Wat? ther ar no sound in spase neither. Cant here you.........

by Anonymous 12 years ago

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

by Anonymous 12 years ago

THE FINAL FRONTIER

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Because we have higher cognitive functions?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

A humans life is no more precious than any other animal. It is not our intelligence that make our lives valuable but our feelings and emotions, which all animals share. Also, you can have as wonderful a relationship with an animal as with a human.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

All forms of life are special and precious. I think the poster is just saying if either a cow or a human had to die, he would choose the cow. Not spiritually, but politically, it's sensible. It's not sensitive, but logically speaking the most that cow could produce for society is a hamburger and milk. The human is intelligent, has family, and is more likely to inspire members of its community.

by Anonymous 12 years ago

FLAME WAR, FLAME WAR, FLAME WAR

by Anonymous 12 years ago

So plants are better than animals, right?

by Anonymous 12 years ago

Humans fucking suck.

by Anonymous 11 years ago