Originally Posted by Alobar
to live is to suffer. Its an unavoidable part of existence. The stranger I save is still going to die someday so his family and friends are still going to suffer. So all picking him over your pet does is just delay the inevitable. If suffering is the only reason to pick one over the other, then hell we should start exterminating small children before they get old enough to have a bunch of friends and children of their own, so there will be less people who will suffer because of their death.
Speaking of exterminating small children:
There was a shooting in my town last week involving a 17 year-old killing a 5 year-old and injuring a 3 year-old. All are described as brothers and the names of the 17 and 5 year-olds have been released. Not releasing the name of the 3 year-old to 'protect his privacy'.
He's a frigging 3 year-old. WTF privacy? How does he even know anyone at that age? What are people going to post nasty, "you got shot" comments on his facebook?