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By Anonymous / Monday 21 February 2011 15:15 / United States
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hmm well then by your argument blackbird we should go into a third world country and slaughter all of the starving children there. it would come to this if people just didn't have sex.

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Euthanasia is not murder. What an absurd statement. If the dog was sick and suffering, and would die after months of pain, would euthanasia be murder? Yes, it's ABSOLUTELY TRAGIC that friendly, healthy dogs are put to sleep, but I do not, for one second, blame the shelters. The shelters are the only thing keeping those dogs from running the streets, getting hit by cars, starving, or getting torn apart by feral dogs. It's the people who won't neuter their dogs, or who buy cute little puppies fro

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266 the reason that dog pounds are forced to put dogs down is that too many are coming in too often to cope with. Those numbers are because of unwanted litters.

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I guess I might be the only person that thinks this, but I personally don't feel that we always have the right to put animals down. Maybe in cases of suffering, but then again, I couldn't imagine doing that to a suffering cancer patient. Most people would continue fighting to live, and since we can't communicate with animals, we don't know what they're going through. In my opinion, euthanizing a healthy animal is murder.

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ITS NOT ABOUT THEM BEING EQUAL. Some humans are dumber than others, and some are incapable of doing thing, but do we just give up on them? No. Thinking you are above everything is the mindset of a sociopath.

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I watched my dog get euthanized. I watched life fade away from him. After that I lay on his lifeless body for a moment wishing he would come back. Y'all posting heartless comments don't know what the fuck it's like to see your favorite animal die.

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Dear Reader, Please direct your attention towards my pun. Admittedly I do think it's clever, but I think that you think so highly of me, that I want you to know that I would never resort to using such a commonplace literary device in my prose. Therefore, I would like to formally renounce my attempt at humor and assure you that I am above making puns as a writer, as a pupil of language, and as citizen of Earth. Ho ho ho! Laugh it up, dickwad. People who point out their puns should be put t

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Calm down. I'm tired of hearing the exact same words over and over but it's true.It is terrible. To OP: That is really awful and depressing that you had to do that. Why are so many people putting YDI?

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154 - "Emo" can also be used to describe a person who looks a certain way (i.e. stereotypically, black, asymmetrical hair; black eyeliner; into whiny bands; wrist-slitting is a common practice). These stereotypes in no way cover all descriptions of "emo", but they are the most common.

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154, Ok, then a better word for you and mr.naked would be "Goth?" Your hair is colorful but I dont think you'll make friends like that. You emotastic asshole.

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LOL @ associating emos with having a depression problem. They're middle class kids who need to feel slightly rebellious against mommy and daddy so they subscribe to the corporate image marketed to them. The are the epitome of failure.

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It's not childish to compare a living thing to another living thing. The whole conscious thing we people have will just be the death of us either way. I simply hate it when people are like "Oh, it's an animal, it doesn't matter if we kill it or not, because they have no feelings!" Seriously, people are the ones that need to be killed off; we're seriously just gonna overpopulate. Yes, some people eat other people. It's called cannibalism. Which I don't see what has to do with anything,

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Honestly to compare a child to a dog is stupid. when the child grows older will they most likely be able to support themselves with a job? yes. Dogs on the other hand will not be able to support themselves and will just probably end up dying on the street from starvation therefore to euthanize dogs can in no way be compared to euthanizing children.

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48 - I was taught the same thing in my Psychology class. Animals are obviously very different from humans and can't comprehend like us. They don't think, "Oh, I'm a dog and my owner is a human. I can't speak, but they can. I'm 11 years old in their world, but 450 in my world. My name is Spot, but theirs is Jake." They can't understand the same things we do, but they're still conscious beings with personalities and a functioning brain. Just because they're different from us does not giv

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39 - The point was that if humans and animals are equal, why do we not eat humans while we do eat other meat? I don't know who is going around downvoting Roxxay's comments on dogs not being comparable to children, but whoever you are, you're an idiot. How'd you like it if your own parents thought you were no better than a dog? (By the way, I am a dog lover, and I do believe euthanizing unadopted animals is horrid. But putting these animals on an equal social status with children is stupid.)

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Dogs are not just brainless animals who eat what they want, when my grandfather passed away he had no one with him except his German Shepard and the dog had no way to get to food for three days while my grandfather was dead and when they found my grandfather the dog was sitting there waiting for him to wake up.

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Have none of you seen the movie Hachi? fuck. Dogs may not be able to comprehend things to the same extent, but they most certainly have the same feelings we do.

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i don't get it, no one gives a shit that we kill thousands of pigs a day because we like bacon, but everyone gets pissy when it's a dog. (btw, pigs are one of the smartest animals)

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I agree that comparing killing children to killing animals is stupid and childish. Even if they're both living, most people don't treat animals in the same way as humans. Dogs don't eat off of tables, they don't bathe every day, etc. It's not cruel to euthanize dogs (or any animal, for that matter) if they've been in the pound and there's no more room or if they're ill/injured. There's a good chance that the animal would suffer in either situation. Is it sad? Yes. But it's not the same as it is

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Actually as a clinical psychologist I can tell you that there is just as much evidence that dogs have an "ego" as you as a human does. The idea of cognitive or emotional processing (cogito??) is very difficult to prove definitively outside the perception experience yet recently a dog was proven to recognise over 1000 words. Much research also exists that dogs and other species actually supersede humans in using sensory information such as barometric shifts, etc. it would appear to be the height

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125 - Recognize over 1000 words? From what I know, they don't actually understand words themselves but the intonations and inflections in your voice while you say them. My dog will sit on command, but I need to have the right tone in order for him to understand and actually sit. Otherwise, he'll look at me as if I'm crazy and go off to do something else.

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did you know pigs have the average intelligence of a 5 year old child? dogs also have this level of intelligence as well. just wanted to clear that up :3 p.s I'm an animal lover, that experience would leave me emotionally devastated, hence the FML. sorry if you don't get it, it just depends on your experience with dogs I guess, I still miss the dog I grew up with, he died 4 months ago D:

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I still miss my dog that died years ago. She was a great pet and my best friend. I was really sad to see her go. The difference is, if I even think about losing one of my children, I feel nauseated. Fuck it. I don't even feel like typing the rest of this comment because I'm thinking about it now.

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try saying that dogs can't compare to children to someone who thinks of their dog as a child. you can't just tell them "dogs can't feel" and expect them to just submit to your biased view.

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62 - Really? So you are all for killing mentally challenged children because they won't get jobs and contribute? Some dogs do get employed. K9 units being an awesome example. Science has proven they have the capacity of a 4 year old child.

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It was believed that dogs only understood word inflection or intonation yet this 1000+ word dog experiment was conducted with object identification and is a replication of other studies completed by psychology departments across the world. We believed dogs only understood how words were spoken rather than words but we assumed too much. We were wrong.

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gosh people, do we seriously have to go into all this detail? i mean really, r u guys 45 year olds tryin to get jobs cause ur unemployed atm? im not sayin, im just sayin...

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actully- that's kind of the point with abortion. people DO kill unwanted children and throw them away into a trashcan. I think both situations are horrific and they make me feel heartbroken for the babies and the animals. I wish I could save them all.

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225 - I agree that abortion is horrible, but I still accept it in certain situations. I myself have never had one, and hopefully will never have to go through that. But if I had been raped, for example, and became pregnant because of that, I wouldn't want to bring that child into this world knowing where it came from and such. It would be a constant reminder of a potentially scarring situation... I don't know. It's sort of a sticky topic which is why I ask your opinion on that part of it. I also

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While I'll be one of the last to try to say that there's anything wrong with canine euthanasia (other than the fact that there are as many dogs needing it as there are on account of people not spaying/neutering their pet), we did kinda get canis lupus familiaris into being more or less dependent on us, so it'd be pretty irresponsible to say that they need to survive for themselves. Doubly so since we're not in such danger that we can't take care of them.

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idk if 239 was joking about humans being responsible for taking care of their own species but they don't need to ruin the whole world to do so. If any species needs to die out it's humans, I don't see any others doing as much damage as we are. I don't see how people became so self absorbed and inconsiderate, or came to think were better than every other living thing. it's sad the dogs were killed and I understand why it happens but they don't need to be put down (as in insulted) and said how in

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Roxxay, there are plenty of people who study animals who have found that some dog breeds produce many dogs within that breed that have an intelligence similar to a toddler, not just even a few dogs randomly. Just because they are physiologically different doesn't mean they don't have feelings, haven't you ever seen a dog really happy to see its owner? Or scared of an abusive owner? Or angry at things someone might do like taunting it? Dogs are living things with a brain that enables them to comp

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thats ridiculous, to all the shitheads that r wondering, we eat meat becuz we're at the top of the food chain, dogs dnt have the inteligence to "eat us" the same way they dnt have it to log onto a computer nd go on fmylife.com for stupid debates, that dusnt mean we r superior, all gods creatures r equal so stfu

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34 would you rather have a dog rotting and filling up our landfills or it could be used to feed some hungry people and make some people some money so they can feed their childeren. then we poop out the dog and that ends up in the ocean. then it goes ti the drinking water we might give a dog. circle of life...i think

By  hnz

it is like that. there is not enough places to keep the animals and only the pretty ones get to go for adoption while the rest will be put to sleep.

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