A journey to understand the hidden prejudice that nobody takes seriously.

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    10 months ago

    Is it really hidden? We don’t prosecute people for killing any animal except for other humans, or animals that humans have deemed important. Seems pretty out in the open to me, and widely accepted too (as it should be)

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      10 months ago

      There have always been people like you in history that declared the circumstances as something “that should be”

      Here are the prequels of your statement:

      We don’t prosecute people for killing any slaves (as it should be)

      We don’t prosecute people for beating their wives (as it should be)

      We don’t prosecute people for racism (as it should be)

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        10 months ago

        Yeah, that’s kind of how a moral compass works. We think certain things should be the way that they are, and others should not. What’s your point? Are all vegans this bad at argument?

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          10 months ago

          My point is that there is no “as it should be” god given right to rape, abuse and kill animals when there is no need. You are not different to those who opose same rights for all right now. You think you are superior to others and that is justification to abuse those.

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      10 months ago

      I think it’s dependent on where you live, what animal, the reason and the method.

      Where I live we have pretty tight animal cruelty laws and hunting laws. Same goes for cattle.

      So we do prosecute people for killing animals.

      But I’m guessing we’re the exception and not the rule.

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        10 months ago

        We prosecute people for killing certain animals that we deem important. That’s still speciesism, we don’t ask other animals which ones they think should be spared.

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          10 months ago

          Yeah, but we seem to do the same with people.

          It’s a weird feeling being allies with countries that enforce death penalty when your own country abolished such things long ago, for example. Same with encouraging lethal force for trespassing. Or just generally having an infrastructure heavily based on weapons manufacturing and sales, as well as various military shenanigans perpetrated through-out the world.

          But alas, here we are. Humanity hasen’t evolved too much regarding it’s own moral compass it would seem.

          Maybe we’re just a pretty shit species overall.