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#61 Old 06-24-2012, 03:02 PM
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Well Ok, if you say so, but IMO oysters are not a grey area.


what organism would be a grey area to you?

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what organism would be a grey area to you?

 



Well this really isn't the right thread for this discussion, but I can tell you what isn't a grey area:

Anything that's an animal.

 

Last time I checked, oysters were under that classification.


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what organism would be a grey area to you?




Well this really isn't the right thread for this discussion, but I can tell you what isn't a grey area:
Anything that's an animal.

Last time I checked, oysters were under that classification.

Until oysters start growing on trees, I'll have to agree with this.

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Well this really isn't the right thread for this discussion, but I can tell you what isn't a grey area:

Anything that's an animal.

 

Last time I checked, oysters were under that classification.

 

 

The grey areas are not whether something is an animal or not (at least in my mind), but rather, despite the fact that they are animals, whether we choose to continue to exploit them for our own purposes, as when we choose to eat eggs.  These kinds of discussions take place on VeggieBoards all the time - and they should.


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The grey areas are not whether something is an animal or not (at least in my mind), but rather, despite the fact that they are animals, whether we choose to continue to exploit them for our own purposes, as when we choose to eat eggs.  These kinds of discussions take place on VeggieBoards all the time - and they should.

 

That's wasn't the initial assertion made by the OP. It looks like the thread veered off in another direction from when I posted there.

 

At the time, the OP was insisting that since "oysters can't feel", it's OK to eat them".

 

That is what I was responding to, and the basis for my concerns.


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That's wasn't the initial assertion made by the OP. It looks like the thread veered off in another direction from when I posted there.

 

At the time, the OP was insisting that since "oysters can't feel", it's OK to eat them".

 

That is what I was responding to, and the basis for my concerns.

 

Fair enough.  

 

But a statement like "oysters can't feel so it might be okay to eat them" does not equate to "oysters can't feel so we should eat them".  The op said several times that s/he didn't intend to eat them any time soon.  Peter Singer actually condoned the eating of bi-valves, or so the story goes, so the question of whether or not it's okay has been controversial for a while. 

 

Yeah, certainly some people like to come on VB and cause trouble by bringing up issues like why isn't it ok to eat oysters, you guys are monsters because plants feel pain, if we stop eating animals they'll take over the world, etc. But in all honesty a lot of our members enjoy engaging in those discussions. If it's an active discussion, not terribly offensive and doesn't break any rules, why not let it go on?  The way things are going these days, someone probably would have complained bitterly for shutting it down if we had! brood.gif


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