I’ve eaten dog meat, and it wasn’t nearly as tasty as pork or beef, or even chicken. I’d expect cats (as carnivores) to be pretty bad as well. I do enjoy eating lamb, and I like seeing rabbit on the menu (though it’s not my favorite, texture-wise) - is that cute enough for you?
edited to add some meta-clarity.
Note: I was trying to criticize the hypocrisy of people who treat farm animals in ways they would never treat pets. It seems people missed this.
Yes, I don’t think anyone missed this. It wasn’t unclear, just unhelpful and unwelcome in this forum. Just pointing out Other People’s Irrationality is not instructive nor interesting. If it’s something you’ve seen here, then it’s fine—you just need to to identify what specifically you’re objecting to. If it’s not something that many of us seem to support, you need to do a lot more analysis and exposition of why it’s a useful thing to post here. Perhaps try to deconstruct WHY someone might hold this view, and give some examples of whether your tactic is effective or not.
People (including me) responding at the object level were presumably as unhelpful to you as you were to us. What would you change to make either side of these interactions more useful or entertaining?
Note: I am an unabashed carnivore, and a non-universalist—I assign many orders of magnitude different values to different entities, and don’t expect that my assignments match anyone else’s. Unless you can address this crux, you’re unlikely to convince me that the difference between non-existence and brief, non-compassionate existence at a farm for a few dozen chickens a year (my marginal impact) should outweigh my pleasure and convenience.