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Dept. of Defense ends animal cruelty practice


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#1    redhen

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Wasn't sure where to post this, philosophy seems to be a catch all.

http://www.peta.org/...mals-lives.aspx

PETA, is hailing a victory in the signing of the new National Defense Authorization Act for 2013. Undercover footage from PETA revealed the shocking limits the Dept. of Defense would go to simulate battlefield wounds by shooting, stabbing and sawing of the legs of animals with tree trimmers.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has also lobbied to end this cruel practice for some time, and they are also hailing this as a victory.
http://pcrm.org/medi...killing-animals

One more step for a compassionate society. Cheers!

As for the philosophic tag, well, how's this for a syllogism;

Maiming animals for combat surgery practice causes pain, suffering and death.
This practice is unnecessary; there are legitimate alternatives.
Therefore, by definition, it is animal cruelty.

My unstated assumption is; all things being equal, a world with less pain and suffering is better than a world with more pain and suffering.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

PETA's limits can be rather shocking too at times.

Don't need to be abusing animals for this purpose.  It is cruel and inhuman.  This isn't the 1930's, we already know how to help the wounded.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

View PostHilander, on 05 January 2013 - 01:46 AM, said:

PETA's limits can be rather shocking too at times.

I don't agree with everything PETA does, but then there's no organization or ideology that I am in total agreement with.

p.s. there is a link to the undercover video, but I don't feel it's necessary to post it. I'm sure people can imagine what it looks like when you take a tree trimmer to a goats leg.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

Don't get me started on PETA. I hate any extremist group.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

View Postpallidin, on 05 January 2013 - 03:32 AM, said:

Don't get me started on PETA. I hate any extremist group.

Death to Extremists !  lol

Don't you think hate is an extreme term?


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Good news!

Now, if the DOD could end human cruelty practices we might really be getting somewhere. :no:


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

They do go to far.  I have spoke to some who think that a dog has the same value as a human life.....why not a spider, how far down to you go.  They say some good things, they make people think, but they go too far and hurt their cause.

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View PostBabe Ruth, on 05 January 2013 - 02:12 PM, said:

Good news!

Now, if the DOD could end human cruelty practices we might really be getting somewhere. :no:

Humans aren't important to them.

Edited by dougeaton, 05 January 2013 - 02:57 PM.

If you must have  finale absolute answers, then become an  hard nosed atheist or a fundie of any religion, both seem to be black and white thinkers, and have only contempt for those who think differently.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

View Postredhen, on 05 January 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:

Death to Extremists !  lol

Don't you think hate is an extreme term?

Would you offer even ONE extremist group I should not "hate"  ?


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

You made a categorical statement; "I hate any extremist group."

You didn't say why so it's just a declaration, not a argument.

I made an reductio ad absurdum joke, sorry.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

View Postdougeaton, on 05 January 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

They do go to far.  I have spoke to some who think that a dog has the same value as a human life.....why not a spider, how far down to you go.  They say some good things, they make people think, but they go too far and hurt their cause.

doug



Humans aren't important to them.
I didn't know spiders could speak? What good things do they say?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

View Postpallidin, on 06 January 2013 - 09:19 PM, said:

Would you offer even ONE extremist group I should not "hate"  ?

I should have added that many advocacy groups were originally viewed as extremists; slavery abolitionists, the signatories to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, women suffragettes,  etc.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

Good News !

One man's TOOL is another man's TOY ! :tu:




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