Catt Queen wrote:Mine are all neutered, always have been, and never had any health problems as a result. However I have worked with plenty of cats left entire to have litter after litter (sometimes four a year!), and tom cats left to wander the streets fighting over queens so have seen first hand the state they end up in and health problems that occur. Some could not be saved Scientific facts aside, what I've seen is enough to convince me it is best to keep on neutering.
beforewisdom wrote:Why is it different from cats and dogs? Can't they be sterilized without being neutered?
beforewisdom wrote:We go out of our way to call animals "he or she", refer to them as a "who" and give them the same ethical consideration as people, we love them and yet we will neuter them whereas we would never dream of castrating a human person
No offense to anyone........seriously, I mean that. I just think this is a *potential* ethical blind spot in the animal rights realm. If animals have the same rights as people, then there is a problem as people have the right not to be castrated or neutered.
The thing is, that while we should give animals the same ethical consideration, dogs/cats/etc. are not humans.
beforewisdom wrote:Removing a person's finger tips is a lot less severe than castrating/neutering them.
Fallen_Horse wrote:I probably won't be helpful, since I believe plenty of humans need to be castrated, not just animals.
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