Should pork be banned and replaced with dog meat, since pigs are equally or more intelligent than dogs?

Posted by: cludwig

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No, people should be allowed pork but not dog meat

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No, both pork and dog meat should be legal

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No, all meat should be banned

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No, pork and dog should both be banned but other meats should be allowed

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Yes, people should only be allowed dog meat but not pork

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imabench says2015-04-18T17:41:37.8767612-05:00
In what world are pigs more intelligent then dogs?
cludwig says2015-04-18T18:16:59.3134975-05:00
Hello imabench. Most research study summaries I have looked at say that pigs and the higher intelligence breeds of dogs are similar in intelligence. Furthermore, wild boars are ranked higher than dogs.
briantheliberal says2015-04-18T18:52:32.1311912-05:00
Imabench, pigs actually are very intelligent, and can even play video games.
Kreakin says2015-04-18T18:54:12.5576867-05:00
My dog can do algebra tho...
imabench says2015-04-18T18:55:11.9546074-05:00
Until I see an actual source Im not buying that pigs are somehow smarter than dogs
Kreakin says2015-04-18T18:56:19.7219929-05:00
Think they have been watching "Babe" too much.
cludwig says2015-04-18T18:56:43.4203929-05:00
@Kreakin - I have not eaten dog, but there are "dog farms" in South Korea where they raise dogs en masse solely for human consumption.
Kreakin says2015-04-18T19:00:23.4510754-05:00
They eat cats in China, what's your point?
cludwig says2015-04-18T19:02:38.7768145-05:00
My point is that whether or not Cat, Dog or Pig is legal or illegal to eat has more to do with cultural aesthetics and ideology rather than fact or science. If the heroes of American TV and Cinema and household pet were primarily pigs, then Americans would be eating dog instead.
Kreakin says2015-04-18T19:03:59.9264539-05:00
Well thats a obvious given, what's that to do with intelligence?
cludwig says2015-04-18T19:07:45.5012493-05:00
It has everything to do with intelligence. I am making the argument that the decision as to what should or should not be eaten should be based on a rational or scientific approach. That is not the case now. I suppose another example can been found in India, where cows are not eaten because they are deemed Sacred - a religious reason. Aesthetic or cultural based reasoning isn't any better than the religious in my opinion.
Kreakin says2015-04-18T19:09:35.4678700-05:00
So we only eat stupid animals?
cludwig says2015-04-18T19:17:30.2840698-05:00
That is not a moral hierarchy I have to personally contend with as I am a vegetarian.
Kreakin says2015-04-18T19:21:26.3413036-05:00
Me neither as I eat all the animals that are normal for my culture. If I was starving however I would eat horse, dog, insect or maybe even people.
Reeseroni says2015-04-18T20:56:11.3427884-05:00
The question is what relevance does intelligence play? I do not understand how this matters.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-04-18T21:57:14.6617513-05:00
How about no meat but human should be banned?
Reeseroni says2015-04-18T22:03:38.1647761-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality Are you suggesting that we become a cannibalistic nation? Or vegetarians?
MechVarg says2015-04-19T02:09:54.2604972-05:00
@imabench Look on the internetz. Pigs are equally if not more intelligent than our canine companions. But the idea of my dogs potentially being FOOD??? No. Only cows and chicken must be eaten.
imabench says2015-04-19T02:15:59.3614612-05:00
"My point is that whether or not Cat, Dog or Pig is legal or illegal to eat has more to do with cultural aesthetics and ideology rather than fact or science. If the heroes of American TV and Cinema and household pet were primarily pigs, then Americans would be eating dog instead." <- that actually makes a lot of sense in my opinion
KuroOkami says2016-05-30T17:02:08.2622122Z
Why does it matter whether a dog is more or less intelligent than a pig? Either way they both are still living beings with feelings.

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