does an animal have tp be cute for you to want to protect it?

@jb78000 (15178)
September 14, 2009 8:42am CST
it's fairly easy to get support for movements protecting dolphins and seals but some of the most endangered sea animals are actually sharks. and one of the practices (cutting off the fins and tossing the animal back in the sea) is extremely cruel. so do you find it much easier to care about the cute ones or does it not make a difference?
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
14 Sep 09
Doesn't matter if its cute or not.. if its endangered then we should do all we can to preserve the animal.. You seem to have a lot of animal type discussion.. I recently was shown a video peta put out about the treatment of KFC's chickens and its disgusted me.. I dont eat fast food except on the occassion, but i think after that i wont be eating it again. that's cruel the way they treat those chickens...
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
chickens and pigs are two of the worst treated farm animals. and kfc (along with macdonalds) are pretty awful. yes i do a lot of animal discussions. the next 27 are based around the theme of 'what is your favourite kind of cat/dog//horse/mouse/ etc etc'.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
14 Sep 09
sweet action. I love animals.. but i flip flop on the eating them issue.. I try not to think about where the meat comes from when i'm eating it.. I like the taste. i just dont like how the meat is gotten.
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
roadkill may be the way forward then?
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
14 Sep 09
No difference!
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
i bet you actually mean that you'll eat all of them. dolphins, sharks, pandas, kittens.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Well donw here in MX when you go to the little taco stands and get a taco, it's kind of a crap shoot as to what the meat is? I do like shark if it's properly prepared! why are you staying out of the political arena? tdemex
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
will go back when i've though of something that will really annoy the team.
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@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep 09
I have a complaint. You don't start enough discussions. No, an animal doesn't have to be cute. With the possible exception of fleas, which I see no earthly use for, all creatures are a valuable part of the ecosystem and if there's something humans are doing that is helping drive them into extinction, we are obligated to attempt to mitigate the situation.
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@jb78000 (15178)
16 Sep 09
apart from the day that i got a bit carried away with my theme i don't start very many. i can think of one or two people that start lots and perhaps you should look at them.
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@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep 09
lol just teasing. I just finally turned e-mail notifications on and it must have been on the day that your brain was just sprouting fertile ideas all over the place and I'm trying to catch up with it...
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@jb78000 (15178)
16 Sep 09
very kind of you. ok i'll stop the were attacks on you now. must have been the day i was trying to see if i could get away with using cheesy song lyrics as the titles for discussions. there were lots of those.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Here's the way I see it, the ugliest ones are the most in need of love and assistance and I have room at the farm here, so.... oh look another cat!
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
and if you're talking about pets the most unlikely to get new homes. another cat, great. how many do you have already?
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
14 Sep 09
3, two outside one inside (soon 2 b outside too!) + the strays that show up bedraggled or injured. I fix'em up and send em back out to wherever home is, but NO ONE goes hungry here.
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
very nice of you.
@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Well to me a animal in need is one in need. i know your not actually talking about cats, but me and my hubby just took in 2 strays that needed a home one of which only has one eye. to me its a beautiful kitten and very lovable. They finally started getting along with my other cats and have become part of the family. we call her one eyed jackie lol. but no it shouldn't matter what the animal looks like or what it is if its in need of help i say give it some:)
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Sep 09
that's great. sharks came up because this is the marine life section (and they are not cute but are in need of protection) but this applies to all animals. do you have a photo of your cats?
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