Originally Posted by Mindy82
I think it's ridiculous to think that people who eat meat are hypocrites if they are horrified by animal abuse.
Yeah, hypocritical was the wrong word for me to use. That wasn't really what I meant, I was just struggling for a way to get it out.
Obviously, there's nothing wrong with people caring for animals in the ways that they are able to. Something is better than nothing, and if people were limited to either *all* or *nothing* a lot of people would choose nothing.
What I meant by my spider example was that, I find it annoying when someone judges me for killing a spider (saying that it's mean), when they have absolutely no concern for the animal that the meat on their plate once was. People who have no concern for buying organic, spca approved, whatever. And it's just annoying. I've never commented on it, except to my dp (and I don't think that really counts).
(I've had many times where I've woke up in the morning with bug bites that turn into big welts that itch like the dickens. I've had people tell me they were spider bites. Plus, I read on MDC that indoor spiders can't survive outside, so they die anyways if you put them out.)
And I did figure out that my comment was more based on the truthfulness of what she said, not that I thought it was wrong for her to be concerned about cats and not cows.