Monday, June 25, 2012 11:15:41 AM
As long as my foods and meds are safe I don't much care. Ever eaten a live chicken? Of course not. You have to kill and cook it first. I don`t even care if you stack em 10 high as long as my chicken nuggets are SAFE for me and my children. They are food not pets. (chickens, not the children)
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:43:45 PM
I love animals and want what's best for them whenever possible, but there`s a reason I`m not a member of peta.
If animals weren`t getting researched on either people would be or we wouldn`t be able to test, and while it`s easy to pretend animals think and feel like humans do they don`t really. If a bunch of mice who die in the thousands constantly, are sacrificed to ease the suffering of even just a couple people that`s a fair trade off imo. Animals, have a scope of reality far, far more limited than ours with extremely shallow thoughts and emotions.
Now, in reality everything on earth is a biological machine. Saying a mouse`s suffering is worth less than a human`s is completely subjective, just like if some being far more sentient than us existed it might view our understanding of suffering as limited in scope.
Maybe they`d be right. In reality we`re the most sentient, dominant beings on earth, so for now our needs matter most.