Nature is non-sentient. Wild animals having a rough time is nobody's fault. No one intentionally decided to make that animal suffer. Nature is just unforgiving at times. Bad seasons happen. Body parts fail. Battles are lost. That's life - that's nature.
Those animals that live with and around humans who suffer have come to that fate through intent. A human has decided to torment them, or alternatively they've intentionally decided not to honor their promise to provide for an animal who can't provide for itself.
I think that is why it is so much more horrible. Nature has no intent. People do.
You'd spend thousands on a pet "without a second thought?" Yeah, okay.I'd easily spend whatever necessary for my dogs without a second thought what someone who believes animal cruelty should be legal thinks.
Well, assuming that was true, it's still your money, so that's your business. Maybe you're one of the aforementioned folks for whom thousands of dollars is peanuts. For most folks, it isn't.
Last edited by JayDubya; 04-25-15 at 10:56 PM.
It's true, in fact in the case of one of my dogs that I no longer have, her final bill between the emergency vet and our regular vet was right at about $1000 and I would have paid more if it could have saved her. It's true though, that while a couple thousand is definitely not peanuts to me, I'm not financially strapped either.You'd spend thousands on a pet "without a second thought?" Yeah, okay. Well, assuming that was true, it's still your money, so that's your business. Maybe you're one of the aforementioned folks for whom thousands of dollars is peanuts.
I easily spent thousands on my last cat's care, back when that was a significant little slice of my yearly income. I have many friends who've done similar.
It is not weird to have compassion for other creatures and feel responsible for maximizing their happiness when we have taken them into our homes to join our families. It's common, actually. Hard to fathom, I know.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 04-25-15 at 11:17 PM.
I'd say more like a kinda dim friend than a kid. And who doesn't like more friends?
And like my pets, I have spent quite a fair bit of money on my human friends and loved ones as well. That's what it's for, far as I'm concerned.