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The belief that dogs are "people" kills

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Kingarthurhk, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

    Jul 20, 2007
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    I don't see that as the value of animal versus human life.

    Would you risk your life to save a life that you love? I would. That includes many people... and my dog.
  2. treeline


    Nov 10, 2006
    ex-CA, now UK
    Yeah, screw the dog. You know who pushes the line that dogs are equivilent to humans? Athiests. It's yet another way of spitting on God.

    Nah, I'm just tweeking your bum. This is a wierd thread though and I'm sure there's a religious priciple behind all the dogophobia.

  3. Calico Jack

    Calico Jack NO QUARTER

    Apr 11, 2010
    The High Seas
    This pretty much sums up my feelings on the situation. Would I save my dog before saving my wife or child? No, but I would try my damnedest to save my dog after I saved my wife or child.
  4. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Mar 6, 2005
    Raccoon City
    My dog can swim.



    Hell, he could pull me out with that little stick.
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    My dogs have a job, if they die in the execution of their job then so be it. I don't get emotionally attached to animals. I respect them, appreciate their service and make their life as comfortable and loving as realistically possible.

    But they are not humans, they do not have human thought process and they are low on the hierarchy of value when it comes to life choices.
  6. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003
    To the OP, you are making a slew of assumptions. As DD has pointed out, ALL OF US have some sort of value system, and NONE OF US places all humans at the same value on that scale.

    With regards to this tragic loss of life? I don't know if the 16yr old was developmentally delayed (ie, mentally). Would your opinion change if it was a 6yr old kid?
  7. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I agree.
  8. el_jewapo


    Feb 1, 2005
    Pretty much any animal can swim.
  9. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    That's how it starts: eating his pets. Next thing, he'll be eating his children. :rofl:
  10. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

    Mar 6, 2005
    Raccoon City
    tous can't

  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006

    I have to agree with this.

    Decisions have to be based on personal priorities.
  12. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003

    Even a manatee? :tbo:
  13. nmk


    Apr 25, 2007
    We all evaluate risks. I'm sure if the family could all come back in place of the dog they would. So what is your point exactly?

    Nice to see GNG supports the idea that your logic sucks.
  14. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    The family didn't die trying to save the dog.

    The 16 year old boy tried to save the dog, then returned to shore. Good judgment.

    The family tried to save each other, the dog was not an issue. Their efforts were valiant, but futile.
  15. Lone Wolf8634

    Lone Wolf8634 :):

    Dec 23, 2007
    Under the bus
    That..... is stupid.

    You judge his ethics and priorities based on a flip comment on the web. Accuse him of being vegan because he'd risk himself to save his pet?

    I got news for you, I'd risk my life to save my little buddies. Hell, I'd risk YOUR life to save them.


    I love my dogs, they make me feel better after a bad day when they both jump in my lap and burrow their heads into my neck and wiggle with pleasure as I scratch them. You're just another judgmental A-hole in a hat.

    I know far too many people I wouldn't piddle on if they was on fire, I never met a dog that made me feel that way.

    Now you have someone to judge.
  16. RPVG


    Oct 6, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    That about sums it up for me, too. I've had many dogs over the years and I loved them all. Your dog is the only animal in the world that would rather be with you than with other dogs. Dog spelled backwards is... and all that. Heck, I even carry "doggy treats" in my glove box... for dogs I've never met.

    But, no, they are not humans. I think human life has a much greater value.
  17. Chuck TX

    Chuck TX CLM

    Jul 11, 2003
    Republic of Texas
    With or without the stolen tablet? :rofl:
  18. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    For those who would risk their life to save an animal (any animal including pets), feel free to answer this question:

    Assuming that you have family/friends who love you and/or rely on you to keep them safe, do you think that they will miss you and mourn your death more than that animal you tried to save?

    OR, would your loving spouse, child, mother, father, brother, sister, close friend etc. mourn the loss of YOUR life more than that of the animal if you we're to lose YOUR life trying to save an animal (especially a pet)?

    Just how selfish would you be if you were to sacrafice your life over that of a family pet or any animal?

    In the story posted by the OP there is 2 survivors, the young daughter who called 911 and watched her ENTIRE FAMILY drown, and the dog. This girl will live her entire life without the love and comfort of her family. Do any of you animal lovers think that the death of this girl's mother, father and brother worth their ultimate sacrafice trying to save one stinkin' dog?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  19. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
    we agree :faint::faint::faint:

    our pets are family period .
  20. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Sweet Home Alabama
    This. Nobody died trying to save the dog.

    The only individuals that died were the ones trying to save their human family members.