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This is a link post MedLife crisis: Pig to human transplant video
David Cameron joke around the 8 minute mark. Also a very interesting video about xeno transplant.

(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 1:51, Reply)
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I know they say pigs are smarter than dogs. But if they're so smart, why are they sitting in my fridge and not on my sofa?
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 14:08, Reply)
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and we are being farmed by lizards
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 16:05, Reply)
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Yes. God dam. You turned that round on me.
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 17:18, Reply)
This is a normal post In the Matrix

(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 18:12, Reply)
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all these cats on B3ta is giving me deja vu
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 21:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Maybe it's because they taste better
(not that I've done a comparison!)
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 18:09, Reply)
This is a normal post It's the survival of the fittest, not the smartest

(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 18:47, Reply)
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If you're a cunt with a bucket list. And you've been surfing in Bali, followed by a kebab.

I'd wage you've eaten dog.
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 19:32, Reply)
This is a normal post Like lasagna ready meals and horse meat.
A little wiki reading reveals that eating dog meat is still legal in the UK, but not sale?!
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 22:05, Reply)
This is a normal post Is there really any difference in an ethical perspective between eating dog meat and eating cow meat, though?
Many of us eat octopus and crab despite the overwhelming evidence that they are sentient beings capable of feeling fear and pain. I'd argue that if you're prepared to boil a lobster to death or eat some freshly seared cow flesh, then you shouldn't turn your nose up to dog just because you've been conditioned to believe that they are somehow more deserving of life/less deserving of butchery than any other animal.

If you're the type of person that is quite happy to dig into a sirloin steak, then I think it's prudent to consider why you think it's alright to stick a bolt through this particular being's skull, but not that particular being's skull.

Not a dig at you, FCM. Just a general observation about the amount of cognitive dissonance a lot of westerners (in particular) apply to the consumption of meat.
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 23:30, Reply)
This is a normal post It's crappy sentimentality masquerading as caring.
Wilful ignorance of actual production helps too.
(, Sat 15 Jan 2022, 23:48, Reply)
This is a normal post They really need to bring back Kill It, Cook It, Eat it.
Personally, I don't think we should kill them, cook them or eat them. But I'm not one of those angry militant vegan wankers that believes that hateful finger wagging and shaming will do any good whatsoever in winning hearts and minds.
However, if you really stand behind your eating of meat (and people have every right to continue eating meat if they so wish), then that choice should be an informed one based on an explicit, first-hand knowledge of how that meat gets from a farm/pasture/high intensity meat factory onto your plate.
If folk are unable to stomach the process, they should probably re-evaluate their diet.

That's just like, my opinion, though.
(, Sun 16 Jan 2022, 0:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Apart from cultural, zoonotic, and nutritional reasons
why we eat or don't eat any particular species of animal in different parts of the world, the unique co-evolution of humans and dogs must have protected dogs from most of us serving them for dinner
(, Sun 16 Jan 2022, 4:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Fair point. Didn't really consider that.

(, Sun 16 Jan 2022, 7:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Your point is vague. All animals that we've domesticated share unique co-evolution with us, especially cows, pigs, chickens, etc.
My theory: Cooperation with wolves/dogs in hunting and pest control means you're less likely to need to eat a dog.
(, Sun 16 Jan 2022, 14:32, Reply)
This is a normal post I'd rather be vague than tedious
Most people here would understand what the unique co- evolution with dogs entails
(, Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:35, Reply)