You seem put out that I do not bother to refute your claims. That’s because our disagreement is at the fundamental level of assumptions. You assume that animals have rights. You offer no proof for your assumption; it’s the starting point of your discussion. I do not accept your assumption. Since we have no commonality of belief on the foundation issues, any discussion between us is futile. We just keep coming back to your assumption that animals have rights—and I don’t accept that assumption. OK?
Chris, you need help seriously. Read this aloud 10 times:
- Humans are ANIMALS too! Did you notice how BaIB has been careful by using the term “non-human” at various places?
- The Sun is a star too (just kidding, I know you already knew this)!
In today’s age, most (if not all) suffering to sentient beings can be eliminated without much compromise. I do not see why anyone would not support this cause.
I do not *need* to eat beef, so I do not kill cows (or have them killed), but very occasionally I drink milk. I do not approve of hunting at all; I do not use leather. I might have to use medicines that have been tested on clearly sentient animals.
I FEEL BAD about the things I cannot change for various reasons, and I admit selfishness is one of those reasons, but I do congratulate other people who live better lives.