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Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 7 months ago

Why is it okay to kill farm animals?

But not pet animals? ( Not surgestions to kill a pet) but if you harm a cat or dog the RSPCA and others things get involve but why not for food animals like cows , sheep, pigs and beef?

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  • 7 months ago

    Bc food duh.. i need protein. And im not eating tofu or a million peanuts to get it..

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  • J C
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Because they are food. There are strict regulations on humanely raising food animals, and how they are to be slaughtered. Same thing with hunting for food - there are hunting seasons, and times that you cannot shoot a female deer for example as it's the time that they are caring for their fawns. We have a taboo about eating pets - yet other cultures do not. They eat horse meat, rabbits, guinea pigs (in Peru they are raised for food, not pets). It is not unnatural to eat meat - Nature created prey and predator, and a wolf that eats a deer is not cruel, just surviving. As long as those farm animals are properly slaughtered there is nothing wrong, unnatural, or unethical about slaughtering them for food.

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  • 7 months ago

    Because humans try their hardest to ignore the victims of their excessive lifestyles. People don't want to feel bad about feeling good.

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  • *****
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    In most places, it is very much legal to humanely kill one's own pet, just as it is to humanely kill a farm animal for food and other uses. What's illegal (for BOTH pets and livestock) is to kill them in an inhumane or cruel manner, or to kill someone else's animal. Animal cruelty laws apply to both farm animals and pets.

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  • 7 months ago

    Cows and the like are FOOD. We bred them to be food, we raise them to be food, they are food. You can take a gun and kill a cow you own by shooting it in the head but you can't make it suffer or be inhumane about it.

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  • 7 months ago

    That's a personal moral dilemma which you can only fathom for yourself. There is no right or wrong way. It is a personal decision whether you think there is a difference between domestic and farm animals. But while you are considering this dilemma, does 'cuteness' colour your thought. What about rats, spiders and other bugs, flies, etc? Is it OK to do them to death because they inconveniently invade your home and food stores, or sting you and make you itch. Some people base their decisions around meat on sentimentality instead of thinking through the thought that all sentient beings have a right to live.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    What anon said, essentially. We humanely kill these animals for food. If someone has a cow, goat, and chicken as a pet and they were to just up and decide to off them for food, that's 100% illegal and they would be charged with animal cruelty.

    • Starlight 1
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      No, there's nothing illegal about killing an animal one has raised oneself for food purposes.

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  • 7 months ago

    A dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

    Source(s): Jules Winnfield
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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Those animals must be killed humanely. You can still be prosecuted for cruelty to sheep, pigs cattle and chickens.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    but it's not ok to just up and kill a farm animal at your leisure. you need to have the proper licensing, equipment, and just cause to do so. if you live on a farm with many cows, goats, sheep, and pigs where they are used to feed your family and to sell, that's different. i can't go take a gun and kill a cow whenever i feel like it. there are laws to protect them.

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