Originally Posted by proton007
I haven't watched it, but I agree with you. I fail to see the point of using animals for entertainment or as pets.
I just stop shy of being a vegetarian.
Yes there was a time when there were no other distractions in life, but nowadays there's no lack of content.
I wonder what's the joy in seeing a fish jump around in a tank?
I totally agree. I think some of these radical animal rights groups become counter-productive, because they use such over the top means of action that people focus on them being crazy as opposed to the actual message. I never knew a thing about Kosher food, but a couple years ago I learned that one of the tenets of Kosher preparation was that the slaughter process had to be ethical and the animals respected. It gave me a small sense of control over things, so now I try to focus on kosher meats.
And yeah, in all honesty I'd rather go whale watching and spend time with them in their natural habitat as opposed to seeing them being made to be circus clowns at Sea World. Especially now that I have a better idea of what's going on (and I truly had no idea the Orcas were THAT intelligent), it's clear that suffering is takign place and I wont' support it. When I was in Hawaii about 20 years ago, we took a whale watching charter and to this day it remains the single most amazing thing I've ever experienced. Humpback whales are absolutely MASSIVE, and to see those gentle creatures with their natural curiosity come close to the boat...wow...
Hell, even a well done documentary is very satisfying. It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be, especially in the name of the dollar.
There's a film out there called The Cove, which is about the Japanese hunt of Dolphins...the movie has excellent reviews, but I can say with certainty that I'll never see it. I already know I won't be able to handle it....but if anyone wants to see other activist-type films about our friends in the ocean, that's one that you may want to check out.