Can you accept though that animals can feel pain, boredom, companionship etc.?But no I'm not an animal. I don't pee outside, nor do I lick my hoochie for bath time. I don't sniff butts to say hello, or eat grass from a field.
I mean, hell, there are plenty of people who pee outside, and a lot of men and women that would love the ability to lick their own genitals as a means to pass time.
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I agree, and I think that mental distancing of humans from animals is just as harmful as the complete removal of humans from the food chain propagated by vegans. I also think that anyone who's spent any length of time camping/hiking/doing survivalist adventures in the great outdoors has a very healthy respect and acceptance of human being as animals. We may be smart enough to build ourselves cell phones and wash our hands after we poop, but we're still part of the animal kingdom.I think though, that the attitude that animals are just food are what has led to such inhumane (and unhealthy) methods of producing food. We raise chickens in such bad conditions that they need drugs to survive to slaughter..... We've gotten to "anything goes" in terms of raising meat that we are beginning to produce a poor quality product that also has a very negative impact on the environment.
You're joking, right? You can't be serious.We also fit the biological description of poop, being that the same bacteria and organisms that live in a tird also live in us. So are we tirds too?
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"I puked like a hero for the rest of the night," Anthony Bourdain, 2002. (After spending the day eating ant eggs, bugs, and larvae, and drinking some gelatinous alcoholic stuff.)
Actually I get what your trying to say Stephanie. In a sentience capacity and in the realm of the being top of the food chain you are correct....we are "superior" to other animals.
But to define yourself as not an animal is what leads us to many contradictory views in the health field. To suppose that our systems are so vastly different simply due to our "superiority" is what gets us into trouble. I actually think that is the disconnect here. Not that you don't recognize these things, but in the semantics here.
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