speising wrote:both, a neurosurgeon, and hannibal lector, cut into human brains. but only one of them is a monster.
Yes. For one of them has the purpose of helping the brain, and the other to destroy it.
Diadem wrote:I suppose I wasn't clear enough, so let me spell it out. I am not talking about accidents or natural causes. Human beings deliberately kill about 150 billion (yes, billion) animals each year. The overwhelming majority of those in ways far more brutal than how these cats were killed.
Look, I'm not saying that's necessarily indefensible. I'm actually not even a vegetarian myself. But I do dislike the staggering hypocrisy people display when they complain about a few dead cats as if that somehow matters more. If you're not a vegan, you have no right to complain about it, and if you are a vegan, you still shouldn't concern yourself with trivialities.
(And yes, I realize I just called the brutal murder of several dozen cats a triviality. I'm using that language very deliberately. If it sounds harsh, that is only because the reality is that harsh).
Not necessarily. When we kill animals for food, we kill them for a purpose. To eat them. For our own sustainability. That being said, it's usually the form of humans to kill their food quickly and painlessly as possible (doesn't always happen). Or we kill an animal to remove it's threat.
Whoever did this did not try to kill the cats for food, or because of a threat. They did not kill them for a reason, and as such I have every right to complain.
As a same-species comparison, one who kills a cat for the explicit purpose of consumption in China (although I personally disagree with the killing and eating of cats) is not on the same level as this person. They're eating. Presumably they killed their prey quickly. Not just bashing cats for no other reason than, presumably, cruelty.
Even hunters, if they intend to consume their prey or utilize it in some productive fashion.