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.