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Do you like animals?

Luca

charm & chaos
V.I.P Member
Responsible pet ownership is having reasonable limits and realistic expectations with one's pets. People who do not set boundaries for their pets (e.g. free feeding, no excerise or routine, dogs allowed to roam wherever in more densely populated areas, etc...(If you have an acreage that is a bit different, especially if the dogs are working dogs, (talk about purpose and direction) are just as bad as negligent pet owners. That type of neglect can dramatically affect the health and mental well-being of the pet involved.

Yes, exactly, thank you!
And all this is why I never recommend working breeds as pets.
 

Darkkin

Lioness of Spoons
V.I.P Member
In all fairness, being honest about not ever wanting a pet is responsible and reasonable. 32% of US households have no pets for various reasons. Part of being a responsible person, knowing when something isn't right for you, especially if it impacts another life.
 

BrokenBoy

戯言使い(Nonsense User)
In all fairness, being honest about not ever wanting a pet is responsible and reasonable. 32% of US households have no pets for various reasons. Part of being a responsible person, knowing when something isn't right for you, especially if it impacts another life.
Yeah, I am in no condition to be responsible for another life.
 

Alaric593

Well-Known Member
Speaking of animals. Alvin here basking next to my rain barrel.

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Darkkin

Lioness of Spoons
V.I.P Member
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Rue Dog and Potato Cat after brushing and nails. Rue usually falls asleep on his back and Potato Cat gets paid two treats per foot, down from one treat per toes when he was learning the process.
 

Gerontius

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member
Yeah, I am in no condition to be responsible for another life.

Watch your own life improve. I see potential in you and so do other people if they look. Tell you what, even if you were to start with garden plants or something you might really see good in that. Houseplants are fascinating, and it does a body good to be around more living things.
 

Luca

charm & chaos
V.I.P Member
Well, you guys are more understanding than I can ever be. A guy tells you he feels hatred for animals and view them as objects. And you post pics of your pets. So we're going to pretend everything is normal and ignore what he said? Ok. It won't be easy but I'll pretend everything is normal. Here are some cats.

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I am absolutely not understanding about his posts in this thread and no, this kind of hatred towards, well, anything living is not okay.
 

Aspychata

Serenity waves, beachy vibes
V.I.P Member
You said you don't like animals. Did anything ever happen involving some type of animal of yours or someone else's.

So you hate bats, fish, lizards, sharks, and just every animal? Can you be more specific?
 

Gerontius

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member
I mean, it's not normal, nor is it healthy, but it's possible for people to change. Sometimes people come up with mess for trolling; then other times the mess is a way to test ideas. I think OP's motivations are lacking, but everyone lacks something at one point or other. If we're not going to have disposable animals we better not have disposable humans either.
 

Darkkin

Lioness of Spoons
V.I.P Member
Someone says they hate animals that is their choice. (As harsh as it is to hear). The smart thing to do, believe them and take note of the opinion. Be wary with interactions. But like the difference between sociopathy and psychopathy there is a huge difference that rests in the choices of that individual.

Like autism being born without empathy is not a choice, it is pure chance. Being conscious of that lack of empathy, the awareness of an active apathy, while disconcerting to most people, speaks to a certain level of self awareness.

An active hatred of animals is not normal. To most, it is a very frightening aspect of an individual. But opinion does not equate proof of action. It is simply opinion, as triggering as it can be.
 

BrokenBoy

戯言使い(Nonsense User)
You said you don't like animals. Did anything ever happen involving some type of animal of yours or someone else's.

So you hate bats, fish, lizards, sharks, and just every animal? Can you be more specific?
I just find them all to be uninteresting due to their inability to communicate in humanese.
 

Aspychata

Serenity waves, beachy vibes
V.I.P Member
Animals communicate in telepathic-enese. My cat knew when my toddler was sick, and sat by her. When our new kitten escaped, the same cat got our attention, and alerted us to the fact that the kitten had escaped out the front door. Animals try to show affection, loyalty and so on however, they use other ways of doing it. Granted they don't talk, but they still form bonds with humans. Many dogs and cats have alerted their owners to fires. Some have assisted when their elder owner falls down by bring a phone near their reach. Some dogs have brought rescue help to where their owner fell down. There are many stories of animal heroism. But you are entitled to your opinion of course.
 

phantom

Well-Known Member
Interesting thread. People are only really discussing pet animals, tamed etc here. A lot of animals i wouldn't treat with empathy. Id kill a crocodile or a tiger. That said i like dogs, but dogs die and emotionally i don't want to deal with that.
 
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Atrapa Almas

70% INTJ + 30% ASPIE = 100% HUMAN
V.I.P Member
I don't like jail food. I also assumed earlier that animal murders wouldn't get you sent to prison, not that I've done such a thing.

The way you talk about animals, apathy, and the logic considerations you do about behavour-consecuence without factoring feelings, ethics or personal values seem very related to antisocial people.

Do you have antisocial traits?
 

Rodafina

Hopefully Human
V.I.P Member
If we're not going to have disposable animals we better not have disposable humans either.

My immediate inclination is to feel sad that OP hasn’t been able to experience the healing positivity that a connection with an animal can bring a person who has trouble with their mind. He feels BROKEN - how many can relate there? OP, maybe a broken piece is not giving nonverbal life a chance?

For my part, I find the human touch unbearable, but I am able to get a solid dose of those hugging chemicals (oxytocin?) from contact with my dog. My dogs have brought me back from a dangerous dance with death more than once. For me, dogs are life.
 

BrokenBoy

戯言使い(Nonsense User)
The way you talk about animals, apathy, and the logic considerations you do about behavour-consecuence without factoring feelings, ethics or personal values seem very related to antisocial people.

Do you have antisocial traits?
I do have ethics and personal values, they just differ from most people.

Think of it like travelling to a foreign land. There, the culture is different and people just value completely different things to you. What offends and makes them get on the moral high horse might seem petty to you.
 

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