Well the psychological motivations can be based on cowardice; that is to say some people hunt because subconsciously it is a way to make themselves feel more powerful, and thus safer. However I imagine that such desire for domination can be brought about an inate feeling of bloodlust and possibly madness.
I would much rather go paint balling, there's a sport where you can shoot and not have anything killed in the process.
ok...some people hold strong to their values. Others have "situations" where its ok. Sounds like a ethical sliding scale and that is where your "ethics" twists upside down where as other peoples ethics twist at other areas along the scale. Basically goes from "unethical" to "ethical".
How is still not ok though? I don't see the sliding difference. In a state of survival you are either the hunter or the prey in either case someone is going to have to take the cake might as well be you.
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basically: beyond the pragmatic reality that allows us to do so (the animals don't have the tools to rise against us), and beyond the question of why is there a market for meat and animal products, and while many people like me probably aren't interested in the question beyond the conceptual level (if there was human meat on the table i'd at least give it a try), and others who might be emotionally disgusted by the thought are still quite capable of choosing not to think about what dinner used to look like, for those more ideal-oriented and more emotionally-involved in their decision making, there seems to be a hierarchy of empathy. other people naturally get more empathy then animals, and animals with big cute eyes gets more empathy then other animals.
Originally Posted by Unique
So please stop your semantics, they are ridiculous, tiring, captious and somewhat troll-worthy
meh, it was more of a questioning and digging into how you experience disgust, but if you don't want to play that's fine.
Sure if you have the resources, time, and money for that. Eating organic is also a much better solution for humans as well.. but not everyone can afford those sort of things..
Originally Posted by Randomnity
Killing animals is definitely the same thing as killing humans, yep.
Originally Posted by jixmixfix
HMM the difference is tiny you're right I think it's a better idea if humans started eating each other or would that be immoral? maybe babies? they can't really speak like humans.
You first. Let me know how that goes for you.. Even barring anything legal, let me know how healthy you are from eating other humans. Usually animals who are cannibalistic don't live to be 80+ years of age either.
It doesn't fuck up my nervous system to eat a cow. It does if I eat a human. Why is it every pro-vegan person throws this argument out there? There are animals that eat ONLY ONE certain kind of fruit and THATS it.. And no one tries to argue with that animal on why they choose to eat what they eat, or convince them that they should eat grass instead of fruit. Go tell lions to stop eating meat even though they were designed for it, let me know how that turns out.
If the argument is that animal lives and human lives are on par with each other.. then why is it I'm the only one that gets preached at for eating meat? Because I, technically, have the option of not eating meat? So does any other omnivore.. But they still eat it.
Originally Posted by jixmixfix
why is an animal so much of a lesser being than a human when evidence has shown otherwise?
They aren't lesser. I don't think of animals as beneath me.. But between them and me, I'm going to choose me. I'm sure they'd do the exact same thing. Why is it that just because I eat them I have to assume they're not worth shit?
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