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Value of animals

dtaylor971
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12/24/2013 2:28:05 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I want to know how you value animals. Here's a scale. Please respond.

1- Don't value them
2- Microscopic value to them
3- Value them in a small way
4- Value them somewhat
5- Mildly value them
6- Value them
7- Strongly value them
8- Value them as much as yourself
9- Value them more than yourself
10- Value them more than anythig

I'm an 8. What are you?
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InvictusManeo
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12/24/2013 4:54:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
7.

Being an 8 would seem impossible, at the least extremely unreasonable. I don't value an ant as much as I do myself.
AnDoctuir
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12/24/2013 6:41:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I wouldn't hurt a fly, to be quite honest. I love animals, I love my dog, I burn meat to an absolute crisp as if to delude myself of what it is. Protip: be wary of people who like their steak bloody, they're reveling in their control over animals. I've literally fought my father before because he kicked my dog.
YYW
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12/24/2013 10:33:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
It depends on the animal. If the animal could be a common household pet (especially dogs), plays an important role in nature (like bees) or is tasty (like blue fin tuna or cows) then I value that animal a lot. If the animal is unpleasant (like rats), causes problems (like squirrels) or is ugly (like armadillos) then I am less inclined to care about it.
Mirza
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12/24/2013 11:22:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I put high value on objects that can be used for multiple purposes. In the case of animals - for furniture, decoration, digestion (and taste, it's often excellent), and medical research.
Mirza
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12/24/2013 11:26:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Now, frankly - I agree with YYW, mostly. It depends on what animals are used for. Cats, dogs, etc., are neutral and likeable. Animals like pandas are overly adorable, and I wouldn't reject owning a panda. Trust me. It's cute.
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12/26/2013 1:15:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I am assuming best case and I think that was rather clear from the OP, I would genocide the @#%@ out of mosquitoes (important part of the ecosystem my @%@).

7, best rating I can give for any animal including man. I wouldn't trust anyone who said 8 or above.
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12/26/2013 3:25:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/24/2013 10:33:17 PM, YYW wrote:
It depends on the animal. If the animal could be a common household pet (especially dogs), plays an important role in nature (like bees) or is tasty (like blue fin tuna or cows) then I value that animal a lot. If the animal is unpleasant (like rats), causes problems (like squirrels) or is ugly (like armadillos) then I am less inclined to care about it.

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Upon further consideration I would say 8.
InvictusManeo
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12/26/2013 3:28:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/24/2013 6:41:40 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
I've literally fought my father before because he kicked my dog.

Same.
Blade-of-Truth
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3/18/2014 3:15:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/24/2013 2:28:05 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
I want to know how you value animals. Here's a scale. Please respond.

1- Don't value them
2- Microscopic value to them
3- Value them in a small way
4- Value them somewhat
5- Mildly value them
6- Value them
7- Strongly value them
8- Value them as much as yourself
9- Value them more than yourself
10- Value them more than anythig

I'm an 8. What are you?

After calculating the specific values of every animal within my scope of reality, I have come to the conclusion that I am a 6.742295666
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ConservativePolitico
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3/18/2014 10:26:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Depends on what you mean "value".

If you mean, I recognize that cows, pigs and fish are delicious and provide us things like food, leather and bone material then it would probably be well above a 5.

If you mean I value them as sentient creatures that I love, adore and trust it would be much lower than a 5.
Ore_Ele
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3/18/2014 10:58:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/24/2013 2:28:05 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
I want to know how you value animals. Here's a scale. Please respond.

1- Don't value them
2- Microscopic value to them
3- Value them in a small way
4- Value them somewhat
5- Mildly value them
6- Value them
7- Strongly value them
8- Value them as much as yourself
9- Value them more than yourself
10- Value them more than anythig

I'm an 8. What are you?

Depends on the animal. If we are talking about those that I have not established a personal emotional connection to (e.g. I like my dog a lot more than your dog), they range from 1 - 3. But then people range from 1 - 5, so read into that what you will.
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3/19/2014 11:14:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
That depends on the animal. Some I like to care for, some I like to watch. Some I like with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon. But most of them are, like many aspects of the natural world, interesting for me to think about.
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