The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > General Chat
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read


General Chat Reporting for duty!

Advertise here

Thread Tools
Old November 21st, 2012, 03:35 PM
von Weltschmerz
the first born unicorn
Join Date: Oct 2012

Advertise here
Animals, especially ones that we domesticate as pets, are held with a certain fondness by most of the people on this planet. With such people as this man who risk their lives to save their animals, it can be asserted that animal life is just as important as human life.

Do you agree with that? Would you risk your life to save your beloved animal friend? Would you take the life of another human for your pet? How do you feel about human life compared to animal life?

Simple. Answer all of those questions, some of them, or none of them... I don't really care. Answer your own questions if it floats your boat.
Being wrong isn't "bad", failing to admit that you are, is.
Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2012, 10:37 PM
♣Gawain♣'s Avatar
Onward to Music!!!
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Moscow, Russia
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to ♣Gawain♣ Send a message via Yahoo to ♣Gawain♣
Most species will become extinct eventually, evolving to new species after millions of years...

Animal life is important. But to me the wild ones are the most important. I'm not that into having pets or something like that, but it does not mean I didn't value their life.

VM Δ PMPairsDeviantArtPlaying...ClubsTheme
Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Esper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
I don't know if I'd risk my life for an animal, or risk taking a person's life for an animal's. I don't think either is a situation that's likely to happen though so I feel safe not having to think too much about it.

But animal life is important. They're part of all the various ecosystems and help keep nature in balance, but aside from that I don't believe in needless suffering and don't believe in killing animals.

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:33 PM
Kura's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Horsham, UK (orig. Toronto, Canada)
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Nature: Serious
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Kura
I wouldn't risk my life for an animal, but I do think their lives are important. Any life has value.
~Yuugiou Fan~
~Kamen Rider Fan~
♡(´・ω・`)LOVE! ☆
Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2012, 03:13 AM
Hannah's Avatar
exceptionally ordinary
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Platform 9 ¾
Gender: Female
Nature: Calm
I'm not really fond of animals, but an animal has a life, so I'd save it.

i ii iii iv
you're just as
sane as i am

Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2012, 05:38 AM
silhouette of the past
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Boston, MA, USA, Earth, Sun Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
I'm glad someone posted this, because this really gets on my nerves. While I think that animal life is important, I find it ridiculous what people do for them. They are (in most cases) unintelligent and downright stupid, especially in comparison with humans.
I know here in Massachusetts you can go to jail for up to two and a half years for animal abuse, wheras someone who goes and kills someone while drunk driving goes to jail for three years in some cases. Its absolutely ridiculous. Animals are inferior to humans, that simple.
I'm a silhouette, asking every now and then
Is it over yet? Will I ever feel again?
I'm a silhouette, chasing rainbows on my own
But the more I try to move on, the more I feel alone
So I watch the summer stars to lead me home.

Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Mr. Downstairs's Avatar
Mr. Downstairs
Community Supporter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 22
I agree with that (which is a pushing factor on why I try to be vegetarian), but I wouldn't risk my life for an animal (or even another person). I cherish my life more than I do other animals.
Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Vαηєℓℓσρє's Avatar
ωнαт ωαѕ, ιѕ, αη∂ ωιℓℓ вє...
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somewhere I belong
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
I adore animals. Always loved them. I can say for a fact I've got a stronger bond with some of my pets rather than other actual friends of mine... lol

But that doesn't mean I'd die to save a pet of mine. I'd certainly go out of my way to try and help whatever situation could be causing an animal harm, but in the end, human life is much more important. Animals think, dream, and create so little in comparison to us. That is the truth of the matter.

-Vanellope Von Schweetz-

"Everyone here says that I'm just a mistake"
Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Mariah Carey's Avatar
Mariah Carey
what a feeling
Community Supporter Tier 4
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 42 wallaby way sydney
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
I love animals, I think they're cute and cuddly and fun to be around. Unless I'm around one that is possessed by one of the prince's of Hell, 90% of the time that animal would be my cat. As I said, I love animals. But would I risk my own life for one? No. I cannot imagine a situation where I would risk grievous bodily harm for an animal that is not likely to even come close to comprehending the risk I took for it. Wow, I'm sounding incredibly heartless and robotic right now, oh dear.Well, if it were to be my dog that were in trouble I'd reconsider this, because I love my dog more than life, but I don't know whether I'd jump in front of a car to save her from it's almighty metal embrace.
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Yellow Silver Nostalgia's Avatar
Yellow Silver Nostalgia
Those Were The Days
Join Date: Feb 2012
Gender: Male
Animals are arguably more intelligent than humans. We just think we're more intelligent because we make tools to help us adapt to environments that we're less suited to. Yet animals are much healthier, they stick to their natural diets, they stick to their natural habitat, they follow their instincts, they submit to survival of the fittest to help their species grow stronger and many of them have wonderful abilities that humans don't come close to. Humans have created technologies that are destroying both our mental and physical health, and most of them are too dumb to see it. Humans have created a "money" system which doesn't work, because 90% of the money is created out of thin air, so our debts are impossible to repay. Many suffer in order for a few to live a life of luxury. Most humans place blind faith in authority figures who lead us to war or scientists who lead us to ill health because war and medicine are profitable businesses, and are incapable of thinking for themselves, only of regurgitating information as we are taught in schools. We might have the mental capacity to create a complicated world of our own, but we're still not clever enough to create a better life for ourselves than evolution, which is just trial and error.

Regardless, animals are conscious too - they experience pain and pleasure just like we do, maybe even more so. Death is nothing to be feared, but the intentional infliction of pain towards animals is a horrible thing to do.
Reply With Quote
Old November 25th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Shiny Celebi
Donator Tier 3
Community Supporter Tier 3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Internet
I think all life is valuble, even an animal's. I honestly love my pets, so i would try to save them if they were in danger, I dont feel I could just sit back and let them die. I think animals are concious, have emotions and enjoy living like we do. I dont really think they are "stupid" they just have a different kind of intelligence from Humans. We do way stupider and unnessesary things that animals just dont do because they dont need to to live.
BMGf Ever Grande City
Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Brynjolf's Avatar
It's so overt it's covert
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The Ragged Flagon
Gender: Female
Actually, no, I would not sacrifice my LIFE for an animal. Sure, I'll recycle, help the environment, pollute less, buy recycled paper.. Yadda yadda, but I would definitely not sacrifice my life for a measly animal..
Sorry, but I have a faint trail of dislike for those people who pamper their pets as if they were human babies.. I wouldn't do that either.

Animals are just animals.

I do think that the fur business is f-ed up, though.
Are you sure you want to play this game?
I'm afraid you'd lose
Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2012, 06:11 AM
Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
Elite Overlord LeSabre™
Classic Elegance
Community Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 13470 East Independence Blvd.
Age: 88
Nature: Quirky
All forms of life has value to some extent. Saying that, I would never risk my life for an animal's, not even my own (if I could have a pet without a severe allergic reactions, that is). With that said, however, unless it was someone really close to me, I wouldn't sacrifice my life for another human, either.

But let it be known that I'd take a bullet for my car any day of the week. And it's not even alive!

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
PC Vital Stats
* Pair
* PC Family
* Bishies
* VG Claims
* Friend Codes
* Blog
* Web Site
* Fan Fictions:
* Leaf Green LP
Friend Safari:
*GMC Safari
*Pontiac Safari
*Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2012, 03:32 PM
⊗Slenderman⊗'s Avatar
[Left PC]
Community Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
I agree that life in general has value.

But I'm not sure how much I would risk for an animal. If I remember correctly, I before have risked harm for a stray cat that I take care of. But I don't exactly have the best memory.

I guess part of it would depend on the situation (I get into ruts of not caring about life, so if I was in one of them, I would be more likely to take a risk).
I am in the process of leaving PC and IRC channels associated with it.
If you wish to contact me, this is my channel:
(Copy/paste the above into your browser)
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

All times are UTC -8. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™,
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / Poké
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.