(Original post by creamcrackered)
hmph... you get life for killing a human... why not the same for killing an animal... especially when you do this to it as well...
Although I wish we still had capital punishment still, I tell you if it was up to me, this guy would be first in the queue for the chop.
and that is why you are not in a position of power to do so.
where do you draw the line between human worth and animal worth?
if you had to kill an ant to save a child, would you?
if you had to kill a rat?
if you had to kill a kitten?
if you had to kill 600 kittens?
if you had to kill every kitten in the world?
if you had to kill all the kittens, all the bunnies, all the ferrets, all the dolphins and all the parrots in the world?
if you had to kill every
other animal on the planet?
as you can see, its not so easy to draw the line. therefore you must just say that human lif is worth more than all animal life.
in this case, what he did was cruel, and he was punished for his cruelty (i assume, havent read the story). a harsher punishment may be worth arguing for, but not the death sentence. we dont even have the death sentence for killing humans in this country!