Hiking Fox wrote:Apparently when small animals like mice scream, it is a reflex response. I was assured of this by a recent graduate who was looking for a job with a company who do animal experiments. He absolutely insisted it was impossible for mice to feel pain. His source? It was what his lecturer said. He wanted to hear it, so he didn't look into it any further.
Johnboy74 wrote:I think people are aware that animals suffer, they just don't really care enough to change their habits, because it means they can have what they desire. A plate of dead flesh, a nice new fur coat, the latest brand of perfume.
Johnboy74 wrote:I think people are aware that animals suffer, they just don't really care enough to change their habits, because it means they can have what they desire.
Slavoj Zizek wrote:The very concept of ideology implies a kind of basic, constitutive naïveté: the misrecognition of its own presuppositions, of its own effective conditions, a distance, a divergence between so-called social reality and our distorted representation, our false consciousness of it.
CoeyCoey wrote:I agree. And this same statement can be said about human suffering. People still shop at Wal-Mart, buy sweat-shop made products, buy unregulated Chinese made products because they are cheaper, reproduce, etc. They know people have suffered, but they don't want to be inconvenienced.
Fallen_Horse wrote:For example, find me a computer with all the parts made in a 1st world nation.
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