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Changes to our credits guidelines - posted on 12th Feb 2017 at 5:44 PM
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#51 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 1:36 AM
Only out of desperation.

Among Hindu belief, milk is fine, but not beef.
Among Jewish and Muslim belief, pigs are filthy for rolling in filth.
Among my parents, we eat chicken in spite of them scratching in their own filth.

There will be a time of desperation and it may be a time to trade your morals for convenience.

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#52 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 3:20 AM
Generally speaking, I'd say no as we have been "conditioned" to see cats and dogs as household pets.

If it was desperate times.. Well usually that calls for desperate measures and no one really knows until they are in that situation.

Tbh, I generally don't eat any meat or fish. They are yummy but it makes me sad that something cute has been killed.
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#53 Old 29th Jan 2017 at 10:06 PM
Luckily I'm vegetarian, so no, I don't eat cats or dogs and am not planning on doing so.
#54 Old 7th Feb 2017 at 11:59 PM
I saw the post and, I've thought about this, but only for short instances of time. Now that I saw this, and crowkeeper's post, I can surelly say that that's the only reason why it's more acceptable to eat livestock meat than a dog/cat meat. And also men should find dogs and cats more valuable in other regard (like hunt, or pest control).

I actually find it a bit cruel to kill animals, as I was always sure they deffinitely have some kind of conciousness (not as developed as human, but still), and that they also have emotions. Yeah, I'm 100% sure animals have emotions, even though scientist find it debatable (only to be able to justify animal killing).

My grandma had a sheep and a lamb on her farm. This summer I was in visit, and at first, those two were afraid, a bit agressive too, mother was protecting her child after all. After a month spent together, those two started getting used to my company. Eventually they even took food from my hand. Then they started begging for food and even jumped around like crazy whenever they saw me or my mother aproaching. I once even saw the lamb climb onto it's mother. They still did not like stroking though... but it was a great month spent with those two.

Then the mother sheep died, and everybody was sad. Little lamb was left alone. At first it seemed like it did not notice that her mother was gone, but after a week it started sulking, and we had to make it eat. It did not want to get out of it house, it did not want to walk often, we had to keep her alive. After some time she started eating properly again, and she would also come to us for comfort. She even allowed us to pet her. So another month passed, and it looked like the lamb got over it. She was also starting to look like a grown sheep herself. I remember when my family was leaving the farm, when we were going back home it saluted us with a loud "BAAAA" and ran across the yard just to say goodbye.

15 days ago I hear it's been killed for meat, as my uncle had no interest in keeping her alive from the beginning. I was a bit sad, but my understanding of the situation did not allow me to cry. My sister on the other hand, she was a mess that day.

I don't really find the act of taking away life of any form majestic or grand but seeing it as nececarry I do find it reasonable and acceptable.

The western culture developed certain viewpoint that cats and dogs should have a different use and not that of a food, while much larger animals are far more valuable in that regard. Eastern cultures (China) though, have their viewpoints on that matter that also developed long time ago. I don't really blame them, all of the cultures are different in lot of ways, and eating of cats and dogs is their developed custom. But I still find it strange, growing up under the western culture influence and because of that not being able to understand the eastern viewpoint.

I am against globalization, it has it's own good points, but it is far more hectic and unable to control than anybody else thinks. Still, seeing some weird and, from my side, unacceptable customs over different cultures makes me question the need for maintaining the integrity of the nationality, especially when the most of such culture is based on violence and exploit... Though, what am I talking about? The "civilization" is the prime example of those traits.

I went further and jumped across the topic of this thread... I always do such thing when debating. When it comes to this, I think it should be individual. You can't place the sticker of your opinion over the whole humanity. If certain people prefer dog and cat meat over other, why not... Yours is to judge them, but accept the fact that it's how that person is. What would happen if there was a law across the world that prohibits the dog meat? Would it stop it's exploit... I don't think so. We have a whole nation, that contains one third of our species, develop a specific taste for dog meat over the course of history. I don't really see how can that be surpressed now and how can one tiny opinion, or any opinion, change that.
#55 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 1:29 AM
Yay! that is all.

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