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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 08 Aug 16 11.38pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Whats your opinion?

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 09 Aug 16 11.07am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Are you asking if they should have any?

My attitude toward animals is the same as toward humans with a couple of caveats.

I would treat an animal as I would wish to be treated. I would not want to subject to cruelty and I would not inflict it on an animal. It is in our nature to be cruel but most of us develop a moral code which hopefully includes all creatures. Those that don't, lack empathy and that lack of empathy is at risk of being applied to fellow humans in my opinion.

The limitation of equal treatment for animals are fairly obvious. Humans are natural omnivorous and the killing of animals is required to satisfy that need. I would hope for the most humane conditions for the killing of animals for that purpose but I recognise that that is not always the case. That is unacceptable to me.
There is also the question of vivisection which benefits human kind. I would approve of animal experimentation as long as it was used to the minimum and only when alternatives were not available. There are of course guidelines and rules that apply to all such procedures and they should be applied rigorously.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Are you asking if they should have any?

My attitude toward animals is the same as toward humans with a couple of caveats.

I would treat an animal as I would wish to be treated. I would not want to subject to cruelty and I would not inflict it on an animal. It is in our nature to be cruel but most of us develop a moral code which hopefully includes all creatures. Those that don't, lack empathy and that lack of empathy is at risk of being applied to fellow humans in my opinion.

The limitation of equal treatment for animals are fairly obvious. Humans are natural omnivorous and the killing of animals is required to satisfy that need. I would hope for the most humane conditions for the killing of animals for that purpose but I recognise that that is not always the case. That is unacceptable to me.
There is also the question of vivisection which benefits human kind. I would approve of animal experimentation as long as it was used to the minimum and only when alternatives were not available. There are of course guidelines and rules that apply to all such procedures and they should be applied rigorously.

cheers for the input ganger... yep just to clear up, was just asking what people think about whether animals should have any rights and if so what rights should they have? Really I'm thinking about animals on farms... as animals outside of farms generally do have certain rights and if they are harmed the person committing the crime will be prosecuted... Just wanted to see what people's views were... From what I've seen on the hol before it's a pretty divisive subject but it's good to hear people's opinions.

 


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jamiemartin721 Flag Reading 09 Aug 16 1.20pm

Largely I agree with Hrolfs, we should legislate animals rights and protections based upon ensuring standards within industries and uses of animals, as a means of eliminating aspects of cruelty and ensuring the comfort and treatment of animals.

Idealistically, I think that humanity has a duty towards all other species on the planet to reduce their exploitation and increase their general well being, rather than exploitation as a resource -including the habitats as a priority (not just for us, and them, but for future generations).

We are ultimately the custodians of the planet, and environment, not just for our own benefit, but for those of future generations. The massive boom in human population since the 19th century represents the greatest environmental threat the world has experienced. If we don't control our own population, we'll ravage the world as resources run down, and entire species, possibly including the human race, will disappear.

Aburdly as humans, we've always promoted the idea of controlling the reproduction of pets as a means of creating a more stable environment for our pets(who as a species have flourished as a result) but our failure to restrict the global human population will probably end us as a species

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 09 Aug 16 2.39pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by jamiemartin721

Largely I agree with Hrolfs, we should legislate animals rights and protections based upon ensuring standards within industries and uses of animals, as a means of eliminating aspects of cruelty and ensuring the comfort and treatment of animals.

Idealistically, I think that humanity has a duty towards all other species on the planet to reduce their exploitation and increase their general well being, rather than exploitation as a resource -including the habitats as a priority (not just for us, and them, but for future generations).

We are ultimately the custodians of the planet, and environment, not just for our own benefit, but for those of future generations. The massive boom in human population since the 19th century represents the greatest environmental threat the world has experienced. If we don't control our own population, we'll ravage the world as resources run down, and entire species, possibly including the human race, will disappear.

Aburdly as humans, we've always promoted the idea of controlling the reproduction of pets as a means of creating a more stable environment for our pets(who as a species have flourished as a result) but our failure to restrict the global human population will probably end us as a species

Now that has opened a can of worms.

In the West, we have effectively restricted our population and the result of that is that we are now importing humans from elsewhere to boost numbers.
It could be easily be argued that this policy could ultimately spell the end of the European people if we don't reverse it.
It is the developing countries that need to control population and this is starting to happen. Current projections predict a plateau of world population in around 200 years. Let's hope we have some animals and trees left by then.
It is virtually inevitable that the larger predators like lions and tigers will become extinct and it will take a massive effort to save the rarer animals prized for ivory etc like Elephants and Rhino.
Truthfully their fate was in the balance since the Romans scoured North Africa and took vast numbers of animals for sport.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (09 Aug 2016 2.40pm)

 

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jamiemartin721 Flag Reading 09 Aug 16 3.53pm

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Now that has opened a can of worms.

In the West, we have effectively restricted our population and the result of that is that we are now importing humans from elsewhere to boost numbers.
It could be easily be argued that this policy could ultimately spell the end of the European people if we don't reverse it.
It is the developing countries that need to control population and this is starting to happen. Current projections predict a plateau of world population in around 200 years. Let's hope we have some animals and trees left by then.
It is virtually inevitable that the larger predators like lions and tigers will become extinct and it will take a massive effort to save the rarer animals prized for ivory etc like Elephants and Rhino.
Truthfully their fate was in the balance since the Romans scoured North Africa and took vast numbers of animals for sport.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (09 Aug 2016 2.40pm)

The problem is that population reduction outside of the first world, is only going to be viable in the 2nd and 3rd world, if its incentivised by the first world, along with addressing the economic benefits of greater population (or by addressing issues that drive the need for larger families).

Whilst European populations are falling, they are still heavily over populated nations, which are productively wasteful in terms of human resources in terms of functionality.

The existence of fossil fuels drives this, effectively creating energy reserves that are finite, and the inevitable running down of these resources will, I suspect create 'resource conflicts' which ultimately will bring humanity towards an apocalypse precipice and possibly over it.

Its not just the over population its the effect this has on earths finite resources - food production, fuels to maintain society and societies consumption of resources - which the 1st world plays a major factor (the old adage of that the average American consumes 400 times the resources of their African counterpart).

Globalisation has only increased this as a problem.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 09 Aug 16 4.55pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by jamiemartin721

The problem is that population reduction outside of the first world, is only going to be viable in the 2nd and 3rd world, if its incentivised by the first world, along with addressing the economic benefits of greater population (or by addressing issues that drive the need for larger families).

Whilst European populations are falling, they are still heavily over populated nations, which are productively wasteful in terms of human resources in terms of functionality.

The existence of fossil fuels drives this, effectively creating energy reserves that are finite, and the inevitable running down of these resources will, I suspect create 'resource conflicts' which ultimately will bring humanity towards an apocalypse precipice and possibly over it.

Its not just the over population its the effect this has on earths finite resources - food production, fuels to maintain society and societies consumption of resources - which the 1st world plays a major factor (the old adage of that the average American consumes 400 times the resources of their African counterpart).

Globalisation has only increased this as a problem.

The West does use far more energy and resources than elsewhere but this unbalance will begin to level as developing nations become more prosperous. That of course will also have a negative impact on world resources.
I have always believed that the end game will come about as oil reserves dry up but any new technology that can produce high energy yields could postpone that.
Food and water are a different matter. There is every reason to think that we will not be able to provide water for the rapidly increasing population and food production will have to increase in an environment where soil is generally becoming less fertile. There is much waste in the West of course.

The obvious conclusion is that population has to drop and this will happen in a couple of centuries if pre3dictions are to be believed. The question is can we cope with a projected population of 20 billion and what will that figure mean to the less populated areas like Europe and North America.
This is why I have serious reservations about our policy toward migration. It is just not sustainable if we want the West to remain the relative paradise that it is.

 

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Oh gawd..... well I thought this this thread would be a bit more divisive than it was ... obvsly I was wrong... animals deserve the right to live free of pain... and that entails not eating them ( in my opinion anyways) ... opposing opinions welcomed... ps I dont like arguing but yep opposing opinions are still welcomed.

 


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I drink in the pub next to Humanity Dick's house in Galway - you can blame him for animal rights.

 


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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I drink in the pub next to Humanity Dick's house in Galway - you can blame him for animal rights.

If himanity dick is 4 animal rights hes a good fella...and ill have a drink on him!!!!

 


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Originally posted by sitdownstandup

Oh gawd..... well I thought this this thread would be a bit more divisive than it was ... obvsly I was wrong... animals deserve the right to live free of pain... and that entails not eating them ( in my opinion anyways) ... opposing opinions welcomed... ps I dont like arguing but yep opposing opinions are still welcomed.

Animals eat other animals every second of every day. They do not have morality. As much as I am appalled by human cruelty to animals, I accept that we are also animals and I do not see the consumption of meat as a "sin". It is part of the natural process. I am however, happy for people to choose what they eat on moral grounds, if it makes them feel better. I am also very much in support of improving conditions and treatment of farm animals.

 

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Originally posted by sitdownstandup

If himanity dick is 4 animal rights hes a good fella...and ill have a drink on him!!!!

Humanity Dick is the man behind the RSPCA. I believe it started with cruelty to donkeys in this area. Early to mid 19th Century. His townhouse is in Galway city next to the oldest pub in Galway - Naughtons.
If you're ever here I'll buy you a pint.

 


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