4.03.2009

Animal Nut

I have this crazy classmate. We get along great until it's time to talk about animal rights. He thinks animals have souls and the only difference between an animal and a human is a bigger brain. Um, what? I don't even know where to start when refuting that statement. He also believes the must unethical thing he does is eat meat. Really? I guess if you believe animals have souls, then that does make you a bad person. But I'm not to the good part yet.

First, he said, if an apartment building was on fire and he had to save a dog he raised from a puppy or a baby he didn't know, he would save the dog. Wow. That is ridiculous.

Second he was talking about throwing paint on a fur coat and I said you better not ever do that to me. Then everyone's all up in arms about me wanting to own a fur coat. What's the problem? Fur coats are pretty. I bought it (hypothetically in the future) and if you ruin it I'm coming after you the same as if you threw fur on my leather boots. They also tried to tell me leather is okay but fur is not because the animal is being killed solely for its fur. Does an animal die or does an animal die? Because for me you can't have it both ways. You either need to be anti-fur and anti-leather and not eat meat or stop quibbling over semantics. MURDERER!!

Then, here's my favorite part, while looking at me in disgust, he says, "Well Jameil I hope an alien comes and invades the earth and kills you and wears your skin as a coat." I couldn't help but laugh. I'm dead! How will I know?? So funny and utterly insane and ridiculous at the same time. That's what you hope for me? What a sweetie. But that's not unethical, just your meat eating.

11 comments:

Adei von K said...

wow. not a leather wearing, meat eating animal nut!! Ima need him to go sit down somewhere. you can't straddle the fence with that. go hard about your cause, or go home!

Momisodes said...

Whoa. He sounds a little off kilter there.

Tracy H. said...

Do you know how animals are killed to produce fur coats? Many are anally electrocuted, so as not to damage the fur.

pserendipity said...

So....it's unethical to eat meat, but NOT unethical to wish death upon you at the hands of an alien?

Sha Boogie said...

I think you would look quite lovely as a coat, actually! lol

Ms. Behaving said...

pserendipity took the words right out of my mouth!

magnoliapeach said...

He kills people and hides their skins in his closet, stay away from him. LOL!!!

Some of these Animal Rights people are straight nuts. It's amazing how you can care more about animals than the human race.

I remember a conversation I had with a girl in my training class the week after Hurricane Katrina. She was telling the class how sad she was that the poor animals were dying. The hell?! There are people dying over there nimwit and you're worried about Clifford and Garfield?! Ugh!

the joy said...

You can't have it both ways. I don't wanna wear fur cuz they torture the animals before they kill them and I think its a total waste of money, but I don't judge those that do (unless they do like these women that wear floor lengths when its not even cold out just so they can be seen). And for hmto be mad at you is so hypocritical because he knows peta would lump yall two in the same category since he's beef/ leather. Bah!

Jameil said...

adei... right? exactly my point which he doesn't like when i make it.

momisodes... lol. i know.

tracy... i thought up SO many responses to you. glib, mean, snide, but decided to go with none of those (mags touched on it a bit in her comment) and say i still want a fur coat.

pserendipity & ms... apparently not! lol.

sha... awww!! that is so sweet!! thank you!!

mp... lolol! only if he's the alien. OMG!! one of my biggest pet peeves is people who care more about animals than humans!! that is INSANE!! really??? these people are a mess.

joy... what isn't tortured before it dies if it's killed before it would've died? if/when i have a fur, i will definitely wait until it's a) cold out and b) a fancy event. i'm not wearing it in FL to go to class or something. peta would be on him like white on rice to really stand up for his cause!! go hard or go home!! that's what i always say. lolololol. so funny.

the joy said...

your ideas of torture are vastly different than mine i suppose... you can kill an animal instantly (which usually involves blood) rather than prolong the incident by electrocuting or stepping on the animals...

Jameil said...

i know nothing about how animals are killed for fur coats but my point is if you're going to eat an animal and wear leather it really makes no sense to quibble over the morality of wearing a fur coat. would the coat be okay if the animals were gently killed?