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View Poll Results: Which of these are sentient and deserving of rights?

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  • Great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans)

    12 54.55%
  • Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises)

    12 54.55%
  • Elephants

    11 50.00%
  • Cephalopods (especially the octopus)

    9 40.91%
  • Grey Parrots

    10 45.45%
  • Other (please specify)

    11 50.00%
  • None

    5 22.73%
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    All listed should have greater rights (including dogs and cats) EXCEPT the eschewed chewy Cephalopods.

    The groping (and tasty) pariahs of the underworld.
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    mexicans, because after all, they are an alien race from another civilization

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    I agree in concept, but policy implementation would be very difficult.
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    It's been proven that crows are as smart as apes. (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...rows_apes.html) Most animals, I believe, are persons.

    I'd be happy if we could just agree not to keep any animals in captivity for our entertainment (zoos, circuses, Sea World, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    It's been proven that crows are as smart as apes. (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...rows_apes.html) Most animals, I believe, are persons.

    I'd be happy if we could just agree not to keep any animals in captivity for our entertainment (zoos, circuses, Sea World, etc.)
    I so agree. I always hated the zoo, etc. I have always felt deep empathy (sympathy?) for animals in cages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    I so agree. I always hated the zoo, etc. I have always felt deep empathy (sympathy?) for animals in cages.
    I think that there is a balancing test when it comes to zoos. Although there are some great TV documentaries it doesn't replace the empathy children and others get from live contact with the animals.

    Some zoos are better at it than others. For example if I was an animal I thing I would prefer to kick it parasite free at the San Diego zoo than have some hyena biting at my balls while I am recovering winded from a lion chasing me across the savanna.
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    I think Wyatt Cenac did a great job ripping this apart on the daily show. Specifically how horrible it is to apply the 13th ammendment to whales.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/we...aworld-of-pain

    Edit to add: I think my favorite quote from that video is when Wyatt asks, "so whales are field n****s and dogs and cats are house n****s?" The look on the PETA lawyer's face was priceless.
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    I definitely believe in animal rights. I just hate it when some people take it too far and say that animal testing is wrong, and we shouldn't eat meat. **I fully expect to be flamed for this post.**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    It's been proven that crows are as smart as apes. (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...rows_apes.html) Most animals, I believe, are persons.
    I much prefer crows over monkeys.
    A crow would never throw its shit at me, or bite me with ebola laced fangs.


    Here's a video of a cool crow being a baller

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    To be perfectly honest I think humanity has yet to apply rights to humanity, at least in any meaningful sense.

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