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Old 06-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #21
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I suppose it's like why are most people okay with eating shrimp, but not dog? I guess we have more of a bond with things that are cute and cuddly, and more similar to ourselves. I could smash any of my bloodless or non beneficial inverts all day without a second thought.

I guess we just have more of a bond to things with beating hearts two eyes and a positive reaction to people than we do to something that seems more like plant than animal.
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I suppose that's true... though when I think of an aiptasia ducking itself inside the rock when it's scared or responding to human touch or water flow, sometimes I think it's cute....!

Which is probably why I'm gonna stick with freshwater.
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whats wrong with eating dog?!@
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Even as a vegetarian myself, we draw lines in our mind as to what's ok to kill and what's not. Everyone has different reasons for their opinions on it: ability to feel pain, intelligence, what we feel it contributes (or harms). But I certainly see your point. When you think about it on a grand scheme: bugs, inverts, dogs, farm animals, fish, etc. why is any of it okay? It's all personal.
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Just as a secondary thought about nature... I'm fairly sure that when your fish eat your inverts or your anemone eats your fish, they aren't consumed with guilt. Take the cichlid that destroys the harmless fish that was in it's "territory", and then doesn't eat it, I don't think it considered the feelings of the other fish. Not even a second thought.
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Animals don't "suffer" from morality like most humans do though... So not sure this is a fair comparison.
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