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    Does this include wild humans?
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Stunned by what?
    Surely an aspiring law student would have the intelligence to deduce this. Clearly it was from the superior intellect and perspicacious analogies you have shown in your past two posts.
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    (Original post by ozzyoscy)
    Surely an aspiring law student would have the intelligence to deduce this. Clearly it was from the superior intellect and perspicacious analogies you have shown in your past two posts.
    Do you always use words that you get from thesaurus.com to make yourself sound cleverer than you are?
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Do you always use words that you get from thesaurus.com to make yourself sound cleverer than you are?
    Appreciate the compliment.
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    This is good news.

    The omnivorous double-standards argument is relevant, but quality of life is a key consideration: you could say it's better for a free-range chicken to live for 2 years, well fed and existing peaceably in the safety of a large open-air enclosure than for a lion to spend 20 years in a cage, being taunted for people's entertainment (not that the chicken on most people's plates is free-range). I'm sure people would argue that using animals to feed people is more morally excusable than using them for entertaining people, but seeing as we don't need to do either, I don't really buy the distinction.

    I find it too difficult a moral judgement to call, especially knowing as little as we do about animal sentience. We have a lot more to find out about non-human emotional capacity before we can impose our anthropocentric value-sets on animals with any degree of conviction. Until then, I refuse to put a value on life, and remain vegetarian and committed to animal (and human) rights. There's much still to be done.
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    POWER TO THE PINNIPEDS!!! (and the other animals)
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Stunned by what?
    By the truth of your statement.
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    (Original post by Coffinman)
    By the truth of your statement.
    For a statement to be true, it first has to make the slightest bit of sense. For a comparison or analogy to make sense, they have to actually have a link.
 
 
 
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