Thank you. Basically you are saying that there are levels of animals. Some we like, some we don't. Some we give a **** about, others are hamburgers and chops.While mice can be pets, people also feed them live to their pet snakes. Also, wild ones can be a nuissance. Not sure where the laws draw the line, but you can expect more sympathy for dogs and cats.
The issue here, IMO, is that the levels at which we place these various animals, should always, invariably, have Humans at the apex and a whole ****load of distance between those humans and the next highest animal/s.
1) Man is cleaning his gun and accidentally shoots and kills his kid.
2) A soldier accidentally shoots one of his in friendly fire.
3) Father forgets his kid in his car, and he/she dies from heat.
4) Person get drunk out of his gourd and mows down a pedestrian.
On a hierarchy scale of murder, are the above "better" than what Ted Bundy did? I'm sure you'll agree. But in all cases, innocent people died.
Yeah, you're right... mice are lower on the totem pole than dogs. If Vick was running a mice fighting ring, probably only PETA would care.
But dogs are up there.
Add the fact that it was intentional, and that Vick was famous, and you have a top headline news report.
I have little doubt that this story will generate enough news, just like the Ray Lewis story did.
If it's along the lines of an antelope being ravaged by a pack of lions, I'd say the death was fast. Don't they suffocate their prey first? And nothing, I mean nothing, goes to waste. Wild animals don't kill for fun and kicks as far as I know.
I'm just saying, nature is cruel and if our ancestors would have been dumb enough to play the dignity game, we'd be some other creatures meals rather than vice versa. You think a tiger in the wild gives a crap about our dignity?
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
But I think maybe we just said the same things there, so it's all good. Sorry about that.
On a side note (this is not related to any one post or poster), PETA is a scam and should be put down.
Last edited by Ikari; 04-01-09 at 07:58 PM.
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