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Re: [APD] feed living fish
On 9/24/2011 5:35 AM, Stuart Halliday wrote:
Yes. Over here it is considered cruel and is illegal to feed live fish
or mammals to other species. They have to be humanely killed first.
Though feeding live insects isn't illegal.
Is it considered acceptable in America/Canada to do so? :)
I know you know, but ...
In the United States the prevailing attitude seems to be that as long as
something happens in nature, it's ok if you do it too. For example,
people will often cite the cruel deaths many animals face on a daily
basis in nature as a justification. It seems inconsistent to me. For
example, if you were to feed a small child to a bear at the zoo there
would be an uproar despite that it happens in nature. Even if you accept
the exceptionality of humans, running over a dog on purpose because "it
happens to dogs all the time" would not be acceptable. I'm not sure why
treating animals as disposable commodities is acceptable in many parts
of the world.
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