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Re: [APD] feed living fish

On 24/09/2011 15:42, Jerry Baker wrote:
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,

No, can't say I did know this. :)

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.


It's all about cultural upbringing of course. In the UK it was acceptable some time ago to treat animals as you wish.

But in the ~1850s there became a movement for children to treat wild birds with respect and to feed and care for them. Thus when the Hat trade started decimating the bird population for feathers (the Victorians had this habit taking on huge but odd fashion trends) there grew protests, acts of law and this formed the RSPCB and then the RSPCA. This all eventually became apart of the Nation's common outlook on animals.


If you want something stopped. Teach the children and wait 100 years!

Stuart Halliday
200 Million years in the making...
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