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Humans are superior so we should be eating more animals, not fewer - and that includes cats and dogs

The Argus: Humans are superior so we should be eating more animals, not fewer - and that includes cats and dogs Humans are superior so we should be eating more animals, not fewer - and that includes cats and dogs

I read the letter entitled “Educate schoolchildren about every stage of animal slaughter” with bemusement (The Argus, April 14).

I do not find any argument as to why this letter writer feels that “schoolchildren should be educated about how intensive farming works, including detail on farrow crates, tail docking, teeth clipping and castration”.

I don’t see the point of caring about animal slaughter as animals are here for our own use. We are the superior species.

Nor do I see any reason for not using other types of animals, such as stray cats and dogs, for human food consumption.

Dog stew is full of protein and delicious, tasting like strong beef.

It is enjoyed in many countries, including China.

Cat stew, although I have not yet tried it, is also said to be delicious and full of protein.

With an increasing human population, surely we should be using more animals?

Surely we should only remind children at schools that we humans are the superior species and at the very top of the food chain.

George Adams, The Drive, Hove

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7:38pm Thu 17 Apr 14

charlie smirke says...

So you think that all animals exist for you " the superior being" to use exactly as you see fit with no regard to their welfare?
So you think that all animals exist for you " the superior being" to use exactly as you see fit with no regard to their welfare? charlie smirke
  • Score: 8

9:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cleggandbacon says...

Crawl back back in your grave Adams.
Crawl back back in your grave Adams. cleggandbacon
  • Score: 6

1:38am Fri 18 Apr 14

Mr Sworld says...

I think I'm superior to George so I'm going to wait outside his house and trap him.

He should go well with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...
I think I'm superior to George so I'm going to wait outside his house and trap him. He should go well with some fava beans and a nice Chianti... Mr Sworld
  • Score: 13

9:34am Fri 18 Apr 14

Morpheus says...

If you could ask every other species about humans I suspect they would all say that life would be a lot better for them if humans didn't exist.
If you could ask every other species about humans I suspect they would all say that life would be a lot better for them if humans didn't exist. Morpheus
  • Score: 8

9:53am Fri 18 Apr 14

miss-quoted says...

You shouldn't any animal that's a carnivores, that's how dieses mutate and cross species. For example, HIV and Aids, and mad cows dieses. I won't be eating and cats or dogs that's for sure!
You shouldn't any animal that's a carnivores, that's how dieses mutate and cross species. For example, HIV and Aids, and mad cows dieses. I won't be eating and cats or dogs that's for sure! miss-quoted
  • Score: -4

9:19am Sun 20 Apr 14

Wide Bertha says...

Mr Sworld wrote:
I think I'm superior to George so I'm going to wait outside his house and trap him.

He should go well with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...
you need to work harder on your originality
[quote][p][bold]Mr Sworld[/bold] wrote: I think I'm superior to George so I'm going to wait outside his house and trap him. He should go well with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...[/p][/quote]you need to work harder on your originality Wide Bertha
  • Score: 3

9:20am Sun 20 Apr 14

Wide Bertha says...

miss-quoted wrote:
You shouldn't any animal that's a carnivores, that's how dieses mutate and cross species. For example, HIV and Aids, and mad cows dieses. I won't be eating and cats or dogs that's for sure!
did you have an illiterate bacon sandwich ?
[quote][p][bold]miss-quoted[/bold] wrote: You shouldn't any animal that's a carnivores, that's how dieses mutate and cross species. For example, HIV and Aids, and mad cows dieses. I won't be eating and cats or dogs that's for sure![/p][/quote]did you have an illiterate bacon sandwich ? Wide Bertha
  • Score: 1

10:27am Sun 20 Apr 14

SuzieB says...

George Adams is right in his logic that meat eaters shouldn't make distinctions about which animals they eat. After all, what's the difference between a cute fluffy lamb and a cute fluffy cat? Where do all you Easter lamb eaters think that leg came from?
However, Adams is totally wrong in thinking that we're superior to other animal species AND that the answer to an increasing population is to eat more animals. Recent research has shown that many creatures are quicker and cleverer in logic tests and are adept at making tools. They grieve for their dead and help each other as well as (sometimes) other species in distress. Dolphins have kept drowning humans afloat and a wild elephant recently rescued a baby from the rubble of a house.
If we stop destroying forests and using vast tracts of land to grow even more food for livestock we could easily feed the world. Animal products take feed and huge amount of water, another dwindling resource.
And, of course, we could even begin to think about limiting our population growth on this finite planet as, eventually, there won't be room for all of us if we keep multiplying out of control. But that's far too intelligent a concept for mere humans to grasp. We'll leave that to other species.
George Adams is right in his logic that meat eaters shouldn't make distinctions about which animals they eat. After all, what's the difference between a cute fluffy lamb and a cute fluffy cat? Where do all you Easter lamb eaters think that leg came from? However, Adams is totally wrong in thinking that we're superior to other animal species AND that the answer to an increasing population is to eat more animals. Recent research has shown that many creatures are quicker and cleverer in logic tests and are adept at making tools. They grieve for their dead and help each other as well as (sometimes) other species in distress. Dolphins have kept drowning humans afloat and a wild elephant recently rescued a baby from the rubble of a house. If we stop destroying forests and using vast tracts of land to grow even more food for livestock we could easily feed the world. Animal products take feed and huge amount of water, another dwindling resource. And, of course, we could even begin to think about limiting our population growth on this finite planet as, eventually, there won't be room for all of us if we keep multiplying out of control. But that's far too intelligent a concept for mere humans to grasp. We'll leave that to other species. SuzieB
  • Score: 4

1:18pm Sun 20 Apr 14

notaconspiracy says...

I suspect that cats and dogs (and hamsters, gerbils....), whether tasty or not, aren't profitable as food or somebody would already be farming them for meat.

I wonder how one decides which species is 'superior'?
I suspect that cats and dogs (and hamsters, gerbils....), whether tasty or not, aren't profitable as food or somebody would already be farming them for meat. I wonder how one decides which species is 'superior'? notaconspiracy
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Levent says...

charlie smirke wrote:
So you think that all animals exist for you " the superior being" to use exactly as you see fit with no regard to their welfare?
Well, this is what you liberals teach, as this is after all the very essence of your evolutionary theory isn't it? Don't move the goal posts now Bozo!
But I never had you evotards as anything other than hypocrites, but thanks for the confirmation anyway Chump!
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: So you think that all animals exist for you " the superior being" to use exactly as you see fit with no regard to their welfare?[/p][/quote]Well, this is what you liberals teach, as this is after all the very essence of your evolutionary theory isn't it? Don't move the goal posts now Bozo! But I never had you evotards as anything other than hypocrites, but thanks for the confirmation anyway Chump! Levent
  • Score: -2

12:38am Mon 21 Apr 14

Camel54 says...

Raising animals for food is the most inefficient way to feed people. We eat far too much meat, and much of it of very poor quality. Eat cats if you like - you can happily munch away on all the ones that crap in my garden, but a carnivorous diet is a seriously poor way to feed the population. You do tend to sound like rather a wierdo........
Raising animals for food is the most inefficient way to feed people. We eat far too much meat, and much of it of very poor quality. Eat cats if you like - you can happily munch away on all the ones that crap in my garden, but a carnivorous diet is a seriously poor way to feed the population. You do tend to sound like rather a wierdo........ Camel54
  • Score: -2

3:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

In reality you don't really know what meat you are eating in takeaways and supermarkets.The only way to make sure you eat meat wise is buy from a local butcher,that way you can also guarantee how the animal was slaughtered as 25% of meat sold now in all supermarkets is religious meat slaughtered without the animals being stunned.
In reality you don't really know what meat you are eating in takeaways and supermarkets.The only way to make sure you eat meat wise is buy from a local butcher,that way you can also guarantee how the animal was slaughtered as 25% of meat sold now in all supermarkets is religious meat slaughtered without the animals being stunned. clubrob6
  • Score: -1

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