"Mostly agreeing with EvilWombatQueen's last post, but here's my quick rundown of why I'm vegan, and why I'm pro-choice.
The argument for vegetarianism (I'll go into veganism if anyone wants to talk about it) consists of…"
"Yes! Let us live among the chickens as equals....
Rudy, you're not kidding about those roosters. Brutal! Many times in my childhood I was chased by an angry rooster, spurs out, looking for blood.
I meet a lot of vegans and vegetarians who are…"
"Adriana, I agree with you entirely that euthanasia can be ethical, particularly when an animal is in pain and cannot do any of the activities it previously enjoyed (eat, nap, climb, chase) or is too dangerous for even an expert to safely care for. I…"
"Tough one. My cat is an obligate carnivore, and thus I cannot deny her meat. It would be insane and cruel to do so. Luckily for my moral conscience, cat food and dog food are made from the parts of horses, cows, chickens and fish that humans find…"
"I'd also like to say that I'm enjoying the social gamut this conversation is running, and I don't think it needs to be moved to another topic. It's very refreshing to be having conversations about diet, reproductive rights, the…"
"Johnny, I think you meant to direct that at me. I was, of course, being a little extreme when I asked Adriana about the death penalty in conjunction with her beliefs about "humane killing" of animals. All I was trying to point out is that,…"
"I find people with your standpoint interesting, Adriana. Do you similarly advocate the death penalty if the prisoners are treated humanely before and during their deaths?
Even if the "prisoners" have not committed any crime?"
"It's actually a fairly simple argument, and can be covered in two sentences:
1) Scientifically speaking, the differences between humans and other mammals are strikingly few.
2) Just because you are strong enough and smart enough to take…"