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Animal Rights/The most moral herbivorous animal


Karin wrote at 2014-01-04 17:46:57

Good question, I may be able to answer it better than Tina attempted to.

Morality, to answer your question, lies with humans only. Animals, from those which are domesticated to those that live in the wild, do not have morals, are not set by morals nor are aware that morals even exist. When it's all about the survival of the fittest, or the fight for survival, for mating rights, for dominance in the pecking order, or simply defending itself because of its want to live, morals go out the window.

As such, no, there is no such animal in existence today. All species, all animals more than "sometimes" have immoral intentions when it's their own life, herd, stance on the pecking order or young to protect. In addition to this, I really think you would be really hard-pressed to even find such an animal you're looking for that existed in the past. Nature may have involved the evolution of animals, but it has not changed the way animals think and act that are often deemed irrational by human standards.

You see, when you get an animal that is the most moral/altruistic/friendly

one, they will not survive and their species will not propagate like many such species have over the billions of years Life on Earth have existed.  You can't expect a lion to not eat you simply because you are altruistic or friendly to it. And you can't expect a cow or bull to treat you the same way you treated them. It doesn't work like that in the animal kingdom. It never has and it never will. There is endless competition for food, space and shelter: When you get competition, not everyone is going to get along all hunky-dory. And in order to be able to compete for food, space, shelter and even the right to spread your genetics to the next generation, you have to be willing and able to not be friendly, nice or pleasant to everyone and everything around you. You have to be mean, you have to be willing to fight, to kill, to maim or injure another being to ensure your survival. Because if you don't, you will be the first to go.

No, Nature can be cruel, and often is. Many live too sheltered a life to see this first-hand.

Hope this answered your question.

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Tina Volpe


I can answer almost all questions about animals raised for food... and the horrifying truths of the abuse and torture these animals endure. Also, about the health ramifications of eating animals or their products, i.e. heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and a host of other diseases linked to our diets. Any questions on existing on a plant based diet, solely, raw diet and the health benefits.


Author of the book “The Fast Food Craze, Wreaking Havoc on Our Bodies and Our Animals” and co-author of the new book, "The Missing Peace, The Hidden Power of our Kinship with Animals". Health researcher, 34 year vegetarian, speaker, educator/consultant, television guest appearing all over the country, radio host of the top rated show “Wake Up America” on GlobalTalk Radio, and published columnist. Now affiliated with PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) as a "Heart Health" speaker, and SPEAK, as a Humane Educator.

Mercy for Animals, Compassion over Killing, Friends of Animals, PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Farm Sanctuary, Animal Acres, Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

LA Life Magazine, Personal Excellence Magazine, and several other misc. publications.

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