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Saddest thing

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Korben, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. JetBlast

    JetBlast Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only person who isn't remotely saddened by this story. Maybe it's my annoyance at the fact that we treat other animals like absolute garbage, and only treat the cute ones well. >_>

    Yes, you are.
     
  2. sjd

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    Am I the only person who isn't remotely saddened by this story. Maybe it's my annoyance at the fact that we treat other animals like absolute garbage, and only treat the cute ones well. >_>

    What? Garbage? Do you mean by eating them?
     
  3. MrG

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    Am I the only person who isn't remotely saddened by this story. Maybe it's my annoyance at the fact that we treat other animals like absolute garbage, and only treat the cute ones well. >_>

    Exactly how would it bring justice to the world if this one were treated like garbage as well? Would it have brought an ugly animal back to life if he had ignored this animal's suffering?
     
  4. HelloIDistance

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    Am I the only person who isn't remotely saddened by this story. Maybe it's my annoyance at the fact that we treat other animals like absolute garbage, and only treat the cute ones well. >_>

    You're very strange.
     
  5. Pawz

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    I rescued a possum once (had a broken jaw and couldn't close its mouth properly - vet saved it). It was ugly as Hell, too.

    Most animals are cute, and the ones which are not are so ugly, they are. =^.^=

    This isn't a sad story, anyway - Rudy was rescued and will live.
     
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    trying to post a picture that i email to my self from my phone of the little bugger.. but i am about computer illiterate

    Rudy

    I hope this works. It is just from my phone and only of his face.. the rest is still a mess and shaved... I am excited to get him back still don't know when it will be hopefully early next week. He already has several cat toy waiting on him. I tried to get the actual photo to post in the message but I couldn't get it to work.


    YOU SAVED KITLER
     
  7. JonHecht

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    I mean that I am not sad as a matter of acculturation, because I am so used to, say, factory farming and mass slaughter.
     
  8. Teger

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    I mean that I am not sad as a matter of acculturation, because I am so used to, say, factory farming and mass slaughter.

    you are a weird fucking kid
     
  9. Sherman90

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    So I was on my way to work this morning driving my normal path and I come to a red light. A car had hit a kitten and the poor thing was trying to move with two legs.. The other two both on the same side had been crushed.. Its raining and cold and just a miserable day. I am sitting there in a new suit, warm car and gloves. I just couldn't take it... (this is one of the major streets in my city). I flip on my flashers get out of the car go to the middle of the intersection and pick the little thing up. Not a car moves... I get back in, put the little guy in the passenger seat (its making the worst sounds I have ever heard). Luckily my son had left his gym bag in the back and towel was hanging out, so I wrapped him up. Pulled a U turn in the intersection and went to the animal hospital a few blocks away. Long story short a ruined suit, two missed morning meetings, and about $2,000 in vet bills so far, I have a new little cat I'm gonna call.... Rudy. The little thing lost one leg completely but the vet salvaged the other. I thought they would just put it down but they asked me if I wanted them to try and save it and well I couldn't say no. He is resting at the hospital for now and they told me in 2 weeks I may be able to bring him home.

    And to top it all off I am allergic to cats, starting allergy shots.


    What a kind-hearted gentleman. Kudos to you. I'm sure you two will develop a wonderful bond.
     
  10. HelloIDistance

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    you are a weird fucking kid

    Lolll. Totally agree.
     
  11. why

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    Am I the only person who isn't remotely saddened by this story. Maybe it's my annoyance at the fact that we treat other animals like absolute garbage, and only treat the cute ones well. >_>

    Add me to the list. It's a cat. I think it'd be more fitting to tear up every time I see the obituaries. At least I have a species in common with them.

    Then again, this is a culture of people that talk with their mouths full of hamburger but can't stand to see a cow slaughtered.
     
  12. JonHecht

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    My point exactly. Be fucking consistent, people. You should all be bloody vegans, if you really feel this way. I am, but it doesn't mean that I am going to cry every time go to the store and see a turkey sandwich.
     
  13. Rosenberg

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    My point exactly. Be fucking consistent, people. You should all be bloody vegans, if you really feel this way. I am, but it doesn't mean that I am going to cry every time go to the store and see a turkey sandwich.

    go away
     
  14. redcaimen

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    Then again, this is a culture of people that talk with their mouths full of hamburger but can't stand to see a cow slaughtered.

    LOL.

    True story: Some years back a young woman was jogging on a trail somewhere in northern california. She was stalked and killed by a mother mountain lion. The woman also was a mother. They tracked down the female mountain lion and shot it dead. Both cubs and human children were left motherless.

    The story became national news. The donations from those concerned about the welfare of the mountain lion cubs exceeded by a factor of 20 those received by the human children.
     
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    LOL.

    True story: Some years back a young woman was jogging on a trail somewhere in northern california. She was stalked and killed by a mother mountain lion. The woman also was a mother. They tracked down the female mountain lion and shot it dead. Both cubs and human children were left motherless.

    The story became national news. The donations from those concerned about the welfare of the mountain lion cubs exceeded by a factor of 20 those received by the human children.


    the mountain lions were there first. i'm sure i'll get called a dick for saying that but it's true
     
  16. unjung

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    This is a nice story, and I applaud the OP for making that decision to spend his money on the kitten. My first reaction would be have been put the thing out of its misery (I grew up on an acreage/hobby farm - I've had to do it since I was a young boy).

    the mountain lions were there first. i'm sure i'll get called a dick for saying that but it's true

    I'm also going to get torn apart for this, but frankly, I do put more value on the life of a mountain lion cub than a human child. Call me a fool if you want, and I certainly hope the children were well taken care of, but I do feel strongly about this.

    I guess it's about utility for me, when it comes down to needing to make a one or the other decision.
     
  17. Connemara

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    I'm also going to get torn apart for this, but frankly, I do put more value on the life of a mountain lion cub than a human child. Call me a fool if you want, and I certainly hope the children were well taken care of, but I do feel strongly about this. I guess it's about utility for me, when it comes down to needing to make a one or the other decision.
    +1. We're no better than mountain lions, we should respect them. Humans are just another animal anyways.
     
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    +1. We're no better than mountain lions, we should respect them. Humans are just another animal anyways.
    An animal that has the potential to do far more good than any motherless fucking mountain lion cub. Of course humans are worth more than mountain lions. This is not to say that we should just kill everything with no remorse, but it's ludicrous to say that all organisms are inherently equal. They're clearly not. Holy shit, I'm a little disgusted that anyone is suggesting that a mountain lion cub is worth more than a human child. Jesus, do you guys listen to yourself? Even if you say it's about "utility", how in the fuck is it more utilitarian to favor the life of a mountain lion cub over the life of a human child? That makes no sense.
     
  19. Connemara

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    I am a pan-speciesist. Whatever that means.
     
  20. MetroStyles

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    An animal that has the potential to do far more good than any motherless fucking mountain lion cub. Of course humans are worth more than mountain lions. This is not to say that we should just kill everything with no remorse, but it's ludicrous to say that all organisms are inherently equal. They're clearly not. Holy shit, I'm a little disgusted that anyone is suggesting that a mountain lion cub is worth more than a human child. Jesus, do you guys listen to yourself?

    Even if you say it's about "utility", how in the fuck is it more utilitarian to favor the life of a mountain lion cub over the life of a human child? That makes no sense.


    Are you serious? All humans have done is destroy the planet and breed war and disease. Humans have done nothing good for this Earth. In fact, they've done nothing good for themselves either, in the sense that as a species we are at a greater risk of complete self-destruction than we were 500 years ago.

    I'm not even a hippie. I don't recycle and I don't turn off my lights. I eat meat. My point is, the idea that humans do anything "good" compared to other animals is ludicrous. The only good thing about saving a human life compared to an animal's is that it is one of us and we have a drive to protect the species, and to value other things like us. That's it. And you know what, that's a good enough reason for me to save a human child over an animal, but at least I'm calling a spade a spade. At least I understand that the human kid I'm saving is more likely than not to contribute to the misery of this planet.
     

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