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    In the ongoing homosexuality vs. bestiality debate, homosexuals and their allies, (who pretend to be compassionate, tolerant people) often cite consent as an issue in bestiality. But an animal can clearly consent, can a cat not purr, can a snake not hiss? All animals can express happiness, anger, sadness, pain, they can give consent.

    I hope this has been an educational, eye opening and informative read. all I ask is when you defend Tom and Bob's right to marry,you also defend mine and Rover's right to marry. It is one and the same.
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    It's because we interpret behaviour of animals as a yes or no which cannot be definite. I believe an animal can consent in some circumstances such as Washoe, a chimpanzee who understood and could speak sign language. A cat or dog growling or purring for examples can only indicate a mood rather than full informed consent and understanding of a situation.
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    (Original post by Charlottelt)
    It's because we interpret behaviour of animals as a yes or no which cannot be definite. I believe an animal can consent in some circumstances such as Washoe, a chimpanzee who understood and could speak sign language. A cat or dog growling or purring for examples can only indicate a mood rather than full informed consent and understanding of a situation.
    Purring can still mean "keep doing that"and barking/crying means "stop doing that". It is easy to communicate with animals, so who are you to criticise MY PERSONAL CONSENSUAL relationship. It does not harm or affect anyone else at all
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    I'm not being personal, if you post a thread saying "Why do people say animals can't consent?" I'll try to answer. I understand that some behaviours can indicate an animal is happy or distressed however you cannot communicate in the same way as a human as they cannot express their thoughts with language. You can't say to an animal "what do you fancy for tea?" and get a reply of "noodles".
 
 
 
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