- Oct 15, 2007
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In the puppy-marine thread the argument kept coming up that we kill other animals, but people don't care as much, since they're not dogs, and the response was we're killing cows, chickens, etc. for food, not just fun, which is twisted. But there are hunters who hunt animals like zebra, rhinos, bears, foxes, etc. for no other reason other than to prove they can and mount their head on a wall, or skin them and turn them into a rug. Is this also depraved and disgusting, and the sign of a serial killer in the making, or just good old fashioned fun? If someone shoots and kills non-domesticated dogs for fun, is it still a different level of offensive, or just another type of prey for a hunter to entertain himself with? I want to get to the bottom of why there is this taboo in western culture about questioning the value of dogs, which seems to have a status above any other animal. Even in the Michael Vick case, I think half the backlash against him was because he was caught fighting dogs, if he was caught fighting, electrocuting, drowning, and shooting hens in cockfights, I doubt people would feel quite as strongly.