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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-23434732/

This story made me sad for 2 reasons.

1. Describing something as a 'lucky escape' should mean that no living thing was injured, be it person or animal. The picture they showed in the paper was horrific. It was clear that hundreds of chickens had died terrifying and/or agonising deaths.

2. I was quiet at work for the rest of the day. When my boss asked me what was wrong & I told him, he called me a 'ridiculous human being'.
 

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I'm pretty sure most people here feel the same as you. I'm not surprised that most omnis don't care though. They're only focusing on the people. Your boss calling you ridiculous was pretty mean. Does he know that you like animals? Some people can be pretty insensitive jerkwads. Even if he didn't care about the chickens, he could have refrained from insulting you.
 

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Yeah he knows I'm vegan, hes just a typical insensitive omni that I encounter on an almost daily basis. I'm not saying we should care about animals MORE than humans, just giving an equal footing to the sanctity of life, for all living beings!
 

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I'm pretty sure most people here feel the same as you. I'm not surprised that most omnis don't care though. They're only focusing on the people. Your boss calling you ridiculous was pretty mean. Does he know that you like animals? Some people can be pretty insensitive jerkwads. Even if he didn't care about the chickens, he could have refrained from insulting you.
Yeah, some people are just jerks. Years ago, when I was still a working class stiff, my dog got hit by a car and managed to run to me, and then died in my arms. You can imagine how heartbroken I was. The next day, some guy at work asked me what was bugging me and I told him, and he said "well, just get a new dog". Didn't even pause for a second and those words came out of his mouth. I on the other hand, was so broken up about the whole thing, that a bit later, my supervisor sent me home because I was just useless that day. Couldn't stop crying. Yeah, some people are actually worse than 'jerks'.
 

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2. I was quiet at work for the rest of the day. When my boss asked me what was wrong & I told him, he called me a 'ridiculous human being'.
Jeez how horrible for you, what a dickhead! You can't say that to an employee where I live and get away with it (if they decide to complain) because it is an insult and comes under the bullying legislation. I'm pretty sure something similar applies in the UK, that's if you wanted to take it further - I know I would.
 

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^^^I think CG is saying that a less-spiritually-evolved person would think any sensitivity toward animal suffering is ridiculous.

I'm sorry that at least some of the people you know in real life aren't more sympathetic, Moonface. That's what many of us are here on VB for. The people I know don't put down sensitive feelings for animals... but on the other hand, they don't generally share them either. When you think about it, it makes a harsh sort of consistent logic, as in: "Chickens are just food. What does it matter if a bunch of them get killed in a truck accident?"
 

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Knowing there are likeminded people here means more than you know. :-D

I'm not Peta's biggest fan but I have to use their logic here - when it comes to basic emotions like hunger, thirst, pain & fear all species are equal. To think any different is arrogant and absurd.
 

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-23434732/

This story made me sad for 2 reasons.

1. Describing something as a 'lucky escape' should mean that no living thing was injured, be it person or animal. The picture they showed in the paper was horrific. It was clear that hundreds of chickens had died terrifying and/or agonising deaths.

2. I was quiet at work for the rest of the day. When my boss asked me what was wrong & I told him, he called me a 'ridiculous human being'.
What an *******!

I'd feel exactly the same way you did, and would probably be more quiet than usual. If my boss said that to me, I think I'd hit the roof.

"The RSPCA dealt with the dead and dying birds." It's an afterthought. Despicable society we live in...


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Yeah, some people are just jerks. Years ago, when I was still a working class stiff, my dog got hit by a car and managed to run to me, and then died in my arms. You can imagine how heartbroken I was. The next day, some guy at work asked me what was bugging me and I told him, and he said "well, just get a new dog". Didn't even pause for a second and those words came out of his mouth. I on the other hand, was so broken up about the whole thing, that a bit later, my supervisor sent me home because I was just useless that day. Couldn't stop crying. Yeah, some people are actually worse than 'jerks'.
Another wonderful human being...
 

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Your boss sounds like a d*ck. I'm sorry
The first thing I thought when I read the headline was, "But what about the chickens?"
 
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