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Poll Results: Would you eat a Lion Burger?

 
  • 21% (3)
    Yes
  • 57% (8)
    No
  • 14% (2)
    Maybe
  • 7% (1)
    If it tried to eat me first
14 Total Votes  
post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Philosophos View Post

 

 

I'm not sure what ethically entitles us. Why is it any more wrong to kill a human than an animal, if both desire to live?

 

Why is it ethical, simply because it is a cultural standard? It may happen, it may be permitted, but does that make it ethical?

 

If so, would it be ethical for a hypothetical dominant species to dine on us, as a matter of their cultural entitlement? What if they're human, and part of a culture where it's acceptable?

 

I follow secular ethics myself, but find that there is little cultural relativism in the common desire for life.


Well we are here with our opinion ...are we not?

 

Lions and Tigers and Bears , oh my!  (for you Petals, if you are reading this)

 

They don't have much say in the matter ...and on that note neither do the people who have to resort to eating felines or canines

 

Do not judge what you not know

 

Peace

 

Gypsy
 

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post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by KYHeirloomer View Post

does Alligator count in your carnivore list

 

and

 

Salmon are carnivores too, no?

 

Turns out there is a difference, definitionally, between being carnivorous and being a carnivore.

 

car-ni-vore. n. Any animal belonging to the order Carnivora, which includes predominantly flesh-eating mammals such as dogs, cats, bears, and weasels.

 

car-niv-o-rous. adj. 1. Belonging or pertaining to the order Carnivora. 2. Flesh-eating or predatory

 

So, while alligators, and salmon (and even robins, for that matter) can be said to be carnivorous, they are not carnivores.

 


I knew I could count on KYH for an answer to this, that I was curious about. I wasn't trying to make a point. Thanks, KY. I also wasn't trying to save the geese or whales, nematodes or lepidoptera.

 

We kill animals no matter our lifestyle. Driving a car, even if we are lucky enough to have hit no animals (that we noticed), we still are using a road that surely killed some animals while being built. Living in a house that unavoidably covered animal habitat, whether it be large or small fauna, kills at least a few. Even walking in a forest or field kills animals--how many very small critters might you crush with your feet? And is killing flora okay, while killing fauna isn't? If we take antibiotics for an infection, is that genocide? C'mon, we can't live without killing things, just as we ourselves are mortal. We can try to minimize our damage (and even there, "damage" is a subjective term because we don't know what all damage we are doing with every action, and we may step on worms while saving turtles), but we are all guilty of killing plants AND animals because we are human.

 

So back on topic...

 

I like cats. They are no more "deserving" of life than other critters, but I don't want to eat them, especially if they taste bad. I also want to try to avoid harming beneficial species that are struggling to exist.


Edited by OregonYeti - 6/28/10 at 7:56pm
post #33 of 35

We can't not kill animals or other life. We can only try to be more selective in which ones we do kill.

post #34 of 35


 

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Originally Posted by gypsy2727 View Post




Well we are here with our opinion ...are we not?

 

Lions and Tigers and Bears , oh my!  (for you Petals, if you are reading this)

 

They don't have much say in the matter ...and on that note neither do the people who have to resort to eating felines or canines

 

Do not judge what you not know

 

Peace

 

Gypsy
 

 

But lions, tigers and bears all actively seek to live. These animals fight to stay alive. I'd say if something is alive, and capable of having a preference, it would want to live more than it would want to die. Is there anything wrong with this concept?

 

I have talked to people who eat dogs and cats; I've had them stay in my home as exchange students. For some it was desperation, others do it still for the taste.

 

Do not presume what my body of knowledge is; that would be arrogant. Please do not argue using an ad ignorantium; that would be illogical.

post #35 of 35
  Hi all,
 
  I do best when speaking for myself...so I will.
 
 
  I love to eat all kinds of animals.  Some are docile herbivores and others are carnivorous fighters.  Perhaps if many of them weren't so darn tasty I wouldn't partake.  But come'on...food is food...and it just taste soooooooo good!
 
 
   I do believe in conservation and being a good steward of nature.  I have no problem with hunting, killing or butchering animals for my own enjoyment.  I enjoy both the hunt and the feast.  But I do believe in following the hunting laws in place and following rules and regulations regarding quantity taken, slot limits, etc.
 
   The reason I commented that I wouldn't try a lion burger from this place is because I'm familiar with the source of the lion.  I've just seen them on the wrong end of too much controversy regarding the meat they sell.  I choose not to support this particular company. 
 
 
   I do respect the fact that some people choose not to eat animals.  That's just great...but not for me.
 
  yum yum!
 
 dan
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