Jump to content

Is it ethical to go swimming with dolphins?


aryan
 Share

Is it ethical to go swimming with dolphins?  

10 members have voted

You do not have permission to vote in this poll, or see the poll results. Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

Recommended Posts

Aw, but it seems so fun.

 

Probably. Eating meat is also fairly fun for a lot of people. But "fun" isn't enough to justify rearing, confining, exploiting and killing tens of billions of nonhumans a year exclusively for our ends

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aw, but it seems so fun.

 

Probably. Eating meat is also fairly fun for a lot of people. But "fun" isn't enough to justify rearing, confining, exploiting and killing tens of billions of nonhumans a year exclusively for our ends

 

Well, more like... one... but yeah.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, more like... one... but yeah.

 

It is estimated that around the world, about 53 billion animals are killed for food purposes every year. But that's not including fish and other aquatic animals who, according to some researchers, also die in the tens of billions, bringing the whole figure close to 100 billion/year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
Well, more like... one... but yeah.

 

It is estimated that around the world, about 53 billion animals are killed for food purposes every year. But that's not including fish and other aquatic animals who, according to some researchers, also die in the tens of billions, bringing the whole figure close to 100 billion/year.

 

But this is a separate issue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it ethical to play with cats ?

 

Not if, as in the case with dolphins, they're taken from the wild, stuffed in a confined space and being forced to play with people so that someone can profit financially from it. There's 3 things wrong with the dolphin scenario that don't translate as well to other animals in other instances.

 

If you have a rescue cat who would have otherwise been killed and now lives with you, and the cat wants to play for its own enjoyment, then there's no question of ethical dilemma.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No worries, IYM - with the odd questions going around here these days, sometimes the line between humor and seriousness can be a bit blurry I just can't believe some of the things that get asked from time to time, as if getting a few people on a message board to agree with a non-vegan act suddenly makes it much more acceptable. Oh well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...