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I mean aren't they animals?

Kill a spider and you're a hero
Kill a cat and you're an evil murderer


Kinda seems a bit wrong on some level?
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no they're creeping things
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I know what you mean.
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no they're creeping things
they're still animals
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They are classified as part of the animal kingdom. Guess because they aren't cute and fluffy people don't seem to mind as much? Also some insects are frankly horrible... like wasps
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If we’re really going to take a saw at that branch, why don’t more highly evolved members of the animal kingdom (basically all mammals) have animal rights?

What people often forget is that Homo sapiens are still animals themselves, albeit much more evolved and (generally, but not always) more intelligent and cognitively skilled. Hence why society and civilization exists. In other words, we like to exclude ourselves from evolution.
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Because they lack evidence feelings/consciousness/emotions/cuteness that other animals have been shown to demonstrate, probably?
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Mice and rats are animals too.
Most people don't think of them as pets.
Nor a potential source of meat- cat and falcon owners exempted.
The general consensus seems to be "vermin that pest control need to come get rid off".
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(Original post by I'mCookieMonster)
They are classified as part of the animal kingdom. Guess because they aren't cute and fluffy people don't seem to mind as much? Also some insects are frankly horrible... like wasps
(Original post by londonmyst)
Mice and rats are animals too.
Most people don't think of them as pets.
Nor a potential source of meat- cat and falcon owners exempted.
The general consensus seems to be "vermin that pest control need to come get rid off".

yeah, probably this tbh

seems unfair on insects, but it's true i guess
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Insects have a much less well-developed nervous system than mammals. The nature of their experience of the world is probably very different and they have no emotions or feelings. This gets a bit philosophical, but I suspect they are incapable of suffering as we know it.

They don't have a spine or a central nervous system, which are the hardware that we use to think, emote, and suffer.
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I wish you good fortune in your quest for ant rights
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they're still animals
not very pleasant 'animals' though
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Because:

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Mosquitos can suck my lilly white ****
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(Original post by ANM775)
I mean aren't they animals?

Kill a spider and you're a hero
Kill a cat and you're an evil murderer


Kinda seems a bit wrong on some level?
I agree. While I don't think they're defined as animals, they are still living beings. People just disregard them, mainly I think, because they are small compared to us humans. People think they are tiny, irrelevant things with no feelings. Actually, if you compare a tiny insect to an atom or even a blood cell, they are huge.

Given a spider flinches or tries to get away if you touch it, it seems highly likely that they are feeling something. I always try my best not to hurt insects. The last thing I killed was a mosquito and I made sure I did the deed in a split second to put it out of its misery quickly.

It's really just an extension of belief starting with: do you feel pain? Most people would agree that they themselves can feel pain. The next step is: can other people feel pain? The steps are as follows:

Can you feel pain? > Can other people feel pain? > Can animals (like cows) feel pain? > Can insects feel pain?

A lot of people cut off at about the animal mark. I personally think they are wrong and that insects do feel pain or some sort of discomfort which signals them to get away and increase their chances of survival. At the end of the day, it's possible for yourself to feel pain, so you have to have faith that it's possible for other living things to feel pain and try your best to treat living beings with as much kindness and respect as possible.
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(Original post by RedGiant)
If we’re really going to take a saw at that branch, why don’t more highly evolved members of the animal kingdom (basically all mammals) have animal rights?

What people often forget is that Homo sapiens are still animals themselves, albeit much more evolved and (generally, but not always) more intelligent and cognitively skilled. Hence why society and civilization exists. In other words, we like to exclude ourselves from evolution.
Don't forget the movement to give gorillas human rights a while back.
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Why doesnt bacteria have animal rights?
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I went to the toilet today only to find a big arse fly sitting on the inside of it. I tried to get it to fly out but it wouldn't. I was desperate so I had to flush it down the toilet. I honestly felt so bad

I'm all about showing compassion to all living things, that even means insects too so I legit felt down for a while
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