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Oh hai! Just joined this community. I approve, oh so much. :D... I've been vegetarian for a decade, and vegan for most of that.

To get discussion going: how many of you have noticed how much of an easy ride animal rapists (zoos) get in the furry community? A lot of them just claim to "love" animals... if they really did care about animals, they wouldn't wanna give a dog a bone! Meat eating is something most of us have grown up with, with both our families and society in general telling us that the flesh of another creature is a perfectly valid thing to shove down our throats. Raping animals, however, is not looked upon fondly. Whilst it's understandable that many people might eat meat, why do so many in the furry community support animal abuse and interspecies rape? It always does my head in. Thoughts? I've tried reading into their motivations and philosophy but it just makes my head hurt- they can't seem to understand that animals can't consent. It's like training a disabled person to peform sexually- they might want to, they might get enjoyment out of the act, but on a moral level anyone who isn't extremely unbalanced wouldn't support that or ever do it!

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justin_the_jack
Aug. 3rd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Interesting points from Singer. Thanks for pointing out this article. :-)

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