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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    I'm not sure that all animals suffer just like a human is suffering, I think that suffering relating to consciousness and time awareness which I don't think all the animals have that. For example, if ISIS will chop my leg I will feel unbearable pain at the moment and after that I will suffer from the thoughts that ISIS put an end to my soccer career, I won't have leg for the rest of my life, the memory of the accident or no woman will ever want to marry a guy without a leg and so on. So of course chickens can feel pain, but I'm doubt they can suffer like humans are as I tried to show before.
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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It does me...a lot, but then I recognize that my views on animals are not the same as everyone else's. Just curious if my views are somewhat "extreme" when it comes to animal welfare.

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    Depends on what you mean by suffering. Animals having drugs and other things experimented on them for the benefit of humans doesn't bother me. This will benefit us and animals. People raising animals for food and clothing doesn't bother me assuming the animals are put down humanely as possible before being processed. Now people putting animals in tiny cages or aquariums/pools, people torturing animals for the hell of it and people simply not caring for the animals they have does bother.
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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Quote Originally Posted by NO1 View Post
    I'm not sure that all animals suffer just like a human is suffering, I think that suffering relating to consciousness and time awareness which I don't think all the animals have that. For example, if ISIS will chop my leg I will feel unbearable pain at the moment and after that I will suffer from the thoughts that ISIS put an end to my soccer career, I won't have leg for the rest of my life, the memory of the accident or no woman will ever want to marry a guy without a leg and so on. So of course chickens can feel pain, but I'm doubt they can suffer like humans are as I tried to show before.
    There are a great number of animals who show lasting emotional trauma. Even rodents and birds. It's not as rare in the animal kingdom as many humans like to believe.

    If you've ever worked with rescue animals (I have -- my cat happens to be one), it is very clear that they have memories and experience emotional suffering, despite the fact that most domestic animals don't rank very high in the order of animal intelligence.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Words cannot express how upset I get even reading stories about what people have done to helpless animals. It hits me viscerally. I'm the one who instantly flips the channel when images of tortured animals suddenly appear on the screen. I live in a rural county, and newspaper photos of emaciated horses left to starve and die of thirst make me literally break into tears.

    I know it's illogical, because in the wild animals torture and eat each other, but when it comes to domesticated pets being abused for sport, or game animals suffering with multiple arrows just because some idiot wanted target practice, I just get crazy. I simply can't allow myself to dwell on this kind of evil because it eats me up inside.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Yes!!!!!!! ;(
    It bothers me way more than the thought of people suffering! They are so innocent!

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It does me...a lot, but then I recognize that my views on animals are not the same as everyone else's. Just curious if my views are somewhat "extreme" when it comes to animal welfare.

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    If it's due to mistreatment.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Yeah, i somewhat admire philosophies such as jainism that aim to avoid harming any living thing. I dislike the idea of scientists experimenting on animals for human benefit, or humans encroaching on animal habitats, and i especially abhor the suffering of pets who are more loving than most humans i've met.

    However, there is and always has been suffering in the animal kingdom. Lions when killing their prey do not care about the victim's suffering. It's not like a shark is going to give its meal a lethal injection before tearing into it, the way scientists will do to their lab rats.

    Suffering (when limited) also serves the purpose of letting us know to escape the current situation and avoid similar in the future.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Of course.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Words cannot express how upset I get even reading stories about what people have done to helpless animals. It hits me viscerally. I'm the one who instantly flips the channel when images of tortured animals suddenly appear on the screen. I live in a rural county, and newspaper photos of emaciated horses left to starve and die of thirst make me literally break into tears.

    I know it's illogical, because in the wild animals torture and eat each other, but when it comes to domesticated pets being abused for sport, or game animals suffering with multiple arrows just because some idiot wanted target practice, I just get crazy. I simply can't allow myself to dwell on this kind of evil because it eats me up inside.
    Greetings, DiAnna.

    You and many others, including me. They're cowards that pick on helpless creatures that nature and evolution put us in charge of - they aren't here to be cruelly and callously treated by us. I'd like to see something done about how cattle and chickens being readied for wholesale slaughter by mega-giant firms are being treated, too. Very little humane treatment is being shown to them - packing them together so tightly that they can't move at all in any direction is wrong. They're living beings that feel pain - not robots. So sad...

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