View Poll Results: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

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  • Yes, a lot.

    37 56.92%
  • Yes, a little bit.

    10 15.38%
  • Sometimes but not always.

    10 15.38%
  • Not at all.

    6 9.23%
  • No opinion either way.

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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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    I don't lay awake at night fretting that somewhere, there might be a chicken that was slaughtered inhumanely.


    But if I see it, I don't like it. Even when I kill varmint pests, like rabid foxes, I try to make it clean and quick.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    for some animals, it bothers me....for others, not at all.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    So an ASPCA commercial on dog fighting the other day. Cried my eyes out and had to go hug my dog.
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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

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    So an ASPCA commercial on dog fighting the other day. Cried my eyes out and had to go hug my dog.
    I donate to ASPCA and have for near 30 years( I've been a member of the founders society for nearly 20 years).... I hate their commercials, though.

    the emotional manipulation/blackmail comes near to pissin' me off.

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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.
    It bothers you because it's sick. There's such a difference between animals competing with each other for food or being food and humans abusing them. We're supposed to be better...and most of us are, thank goodness.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Yes and no. I don't mind hunting, even for sport (I'd actually really like the opportunity to go big game hunting one day), or farming for meat. I'm a rather avid carnivore myself, in point of fact.

    However, the imposition of needless cruelty or unnecessary suffering on an animal does bother me, and is something which I would never engage in myself. Kills should be made as quick and clean as possible, and largely limited to matters of either necessity or utility.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    I don't want animals tortured. I don't think anyone does. Most serial killers or psychopaths start at a young age with animals then grow up to do the same to adults.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    Though I do love bacon...

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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.
    I couldn't say it more succinctly, Di. You must be reading my mail.

    I have a profound concern for animals of all kinds. Domestic and wild animals are like kids to me. A lot of folks seem to have no compassion or caring for animals in general. They're disconnected with the reality that they (humans) are just one among all other types animals that have very similar body parts that are subject to pain and suffering (physically and mentally) as humans are. Humanity's evolved state shouldn't overshadow its reality that most all other animals preexisted humans. Being evolved isn't an excuse to exploit and abuse all other life forms. And we can't deny that humans are the most dangerous species on the planet.

    I live in a rural area, too. On any given day I can usually see in my yard, or near by, deer, wild turkeys, all sorts of critters. When we have drought conditions for extended periods I put out feeders, bales of alfalfa, bird food, and watering tubs. The raccoons, possums, etc like dog food. Or when the winters are harsh, I do the same.

    I realize that I can't intervene in any meaningful way to save all of the puppies and kitties or wildlife, but that doesn't stop me from being as much help as I can in my own environment. I support local animal rescue organizations and animal humane societies. And I've been known to pay for the kidnapping of some abused domestic animals in my area and have them delivered to a local humane society or shelters that don't destroy animals.

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    Re: Does the Thought of Animals Suffering Bother You?

    I love to pet animals... I just love to eat them more.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals, He shouldn't gave made them taste so Good

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