Should the killing of non-human animals by the hands of fully sane human beings, be regarded as morally wrong?

Posted by: Scrampy

  • Yes, killing of animals is morally wrong in every case!

  • No, there is nothing wrong with humanely killing animals for food or resources.

38% 8 votes
62% 13 votes
  • Going to go with this. When we were simple predators we acted on instinct and gave no reason to killing. Perhaps these days with are own stark awareness of mortality we should think twice before ending any creatures life.

  • That's right, we shouldn't fight for the rights of them because they are 'not human' and they 'can't speak'. News flash: they have brains, beating hearts, blood running through their veins, and eyes! They can see you when you're shooting a bullet at them and I think you would be sick if you knew what they did to that meat before it arrived at your supermarket. When/if you look into the eyes of a cat or a dog, are you so naive as to only see an animal? Do you see intelligence? Do you see that light in them, that resonating thing inside of them that resonates in all of us? That is character. Every single creature on this earth that is not asexual is different from its brothers and sisters, the animals you eat included. That particular animal is dead forever, lost just because you didn't have the courage, empathy, or raw ambition capable of standing up for the rights of all creatures, no matter the color, size, language, temperament, shape, origin, or taste. They have been supporting us since the dawn of man, not only as meat, but for protection and companionship. They have taught us things that we could never have taught our children and yet we still murder them and put them on our plate, justifying it by saying that we do it because we can and because we're human. As the human race, we have the power to mold the word 'human' into something better or worse. They are sentient, just as we are, they have eyes, just like we do, they feel, just like we do, many of them cherish and protect their children, just like we do, and many of them make mistakes, just like we do. They learn from them and try not to repeat them again. I don't care what anyone says about the DNA pool or the building machines and making up languages that we do, they do all these things, they are people. Eating a sentient being when you can eat other things is not only murder, it is cannibalism.

  • Or we can start eating each other. I'm should if people were feed human meat without know, they would love it.

    Posted by: knu
  • We are perfectly capable of removing ourselves from the circle of life, and thus have no necessity for killing other animals, as we do not particularly need to eat them. Thus, with our evolved sentience and moral compasses, I believe that at some point we will no longer believe such a thing as being carnivorous is a correct, honorable path of life. I give you Martin Luther King, Jr.: ""One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.""

    Posted by: Shield
  • Killing an animal, any animal, is MURDER!! Man, in his egocentricity, believes that non-human species are his to do with whatever he wants, whenever he wants, however wants and for whatever purpose he wants! This is WRONG! To take the life of a being without express permission from that being is murder whether human or non-human. All are sentient beings with a desire for !Ife free of pain and fear,and the taking of that life is murder no matter how Webster or others may define the word!!

    Posted by: ACole
  • Kittens are too tasty.

  • If you don't like it, don't do it. Some of us enjoy it and have no problem being on the top of the food chain.

  • Chicken and Steak. If you are a vegan and have never tried it, you should.

  • Humans are distinct from other animals. It's ok to kill animals for food, but I don't support torture or killing for mere sport.

  • Strictly for food and resources. "Sport" is absolute garbage and should not exist. Hunting should be banned and anything related to killing animals for anything other than food and/or resources should be illegal and people caught doing so should be punished as if they killed a human.

  • Animals are here for food, are anatomy says so religion says so and our tummy say so. Sport killing should be counted as murder.

  • 'Humanely'. Often, it isn't in the least, but in theory...

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Kreakin says2014-08-09T03:20:27.4612425-05:00
I'm a fence sitter on this one. In the past I would have said it was ok but now I'm not so sure.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-10T10:27:08.6165320-05:00
Hunting allows for populations to be balanced. Roosevelt was the father of our national parks and an avid hunter.
knu says2014-08-13T19:25:17.7513756-05:00
*sure *knowing
Spec10 says2014-08-16T01:08:13.3206242-05:00
Animals are not sentient and thus I feel nothing for their death. Plus they are meant to be consumed. Only animals I disaprove killing of is house pets and dolphins (They have this odd degree of intelligence. Like they can commit suicide because of depression, so I believe they have some level of sentience)
Shield says2014-08-16T17:07:53.6542610-05:00
^^^ "Animals are not sentient" [...] "I believe they have some level of sentience" --- I suggest meditating and actually determining your own beliefs before advocating one or the other.

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