O. k What should come first? Animals or Humans or....

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  1. starme77 profile image70
    starme77posted 9 years ago

    are they equal? - just wondering.. I have a poll on one of my hubbs about this  and  response there has been interesting so I thought i would ask here in the forums - not trying to get traffic - but it has turned out to be a rather unique question..so...whatdaya think?

    1. love my yorkies profile image60
      love my yorkiesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      equal in what ways?  First in what context?  Each species has pros and cons.  Don't think you can truely compare?

  2. profile image0
    A Texanposted 9 years ago

    Humans!

    1. starme77 profile image70
      starme77posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      my thoughts exactly

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    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

    I say humans...

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Humans are animals so I vote for the animals. wink

    1. dyonder profile image74
      dyonderposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bravo; I concur and agree

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like that answer!

      My cat is family too.

  5. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    As much as I love my pets and animals, humans should always come first. If you can't afford to feed, cloth, and house yourself, then you really can't afford a pet.

    Now, I have met some people who have sold their houses in order to afford cancer treatments for their dogs, but I don't think that's how it really should be. You should put yourself first.

    Again, I'm a big animal lover, and I've done a lot for my dog, especially after she was diagnosed for cancer. I just don't think I could do sell my house, no matter how much I love my dogs.

  6. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    Humans obviously - but I once spent a whole lot of money saving my cat. And I was pretty cheesed off every time someone said 'are you mental - it's just a cat. Get another one' hmm

    1. Wonder_Woman profile image52
      Wonder_Womanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      AWW :S I adore adore adore my cats. big mama (the eldest cat I have) she is the QUEEN. if she is sleeping on my blanket i dont bother to move her lol even if im cold, we help her up and down the stairs, we even have her own messager... i know its silly but shes been with my family for 12 years of course we love her. if she would be sick... i would do anything in my power to help. Pets are family.

    2. Whitney05 profile image82
      Whitney05posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My family and I were told the same thing with MIA.

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Folks should keep such opinions to themselves. Your money's your own. I wasn't worsening anyone's life by saving Sully. I was ceratinly making mine better by saving his. And I'd do it again if need be.

        And when i get my new cat, I'll have a savings account with money in it, just in case.

        I take it your dog is still with you? Albeit on treatment? Kudos for standing by your principles - and your dog.

        To you too WW - pets are family smile

        1. Wonder_Woman profile image52
          Wonder_Womanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          "I'll have a savings account with money in it, just in case" That is so cute... but its true pets get sick and its your responsibility to take care of them. it is expensive but, their your babies... do you have a pic of sully?

  7. Valerie F profile image55
    Valerie Fposted 9 years ago

    I believe it is a general instinct among all animals to give higher priority to members of their own species. I don't think we should do any different there.

    1. starme77 profile image70
      starme77posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yup! That is a great way to put it and I totally agree smile

  8. thranax profile image43
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    Animals, I would say. We were blessed with evolution and with that we can do whatever we want with it. It seems like we evolved to not only better our own lives, but to be protectors of the animals who often wouldn't be able to protect themselves against things like extinction. Sadly, some do nothing but hurt the animals which we have risen from.

    ~thranax~

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Awwww no thranax - you said the E word. Would you Adam and Eve it .... *gulps*

      Someone will be along to tell you/me/everyone different wink

  9. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 9 years ago

    Humans first, I eat animals.  Yummy.

  10. TimTurner profile image73
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    All life is equal.  And every animal, including humans, prefer to save their own to preserve their existence.

  11. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    I do. I have many. I wrote a hub about him. It will be a love affair until one of us shuffles off our mortal coil. Unfortunately he's in the UK and I'm in Portugal.

    I was going to bring him over but - the injury he sustained was after I'd moved, and Sully kept trying to find his way back to where we previously lived. I daren't bring him 1200 miles.

    But the good news is I'm going to be seeing him in two weeks big_smile Plus I get photos of him from back home (and shurrup anyone who thinks that's sad - I don't care, I adore him) ...

    Sully
    http://z.hubpages.com/u/1172162_f496.jpg

  12. profile image42
    HealthTipposted 9 years ago

    Stupid question if you ask me !

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch pgrundy! And double ouch at the fact you don't have the money to pay to find out. Rest, anti-inflammatories and you know - if you start to find breathing becomes real hard, you should get checked out no matter what. It can mean it's a bad fracture and your lung is also injured. Take care - seriously!

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        pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks fd. smile That's what I found online too--just take it easy and if breathing gets bad get help. So I've been reading all day.

        I do love my dog. But God he's big and heavy.

        1. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Then you found great info. Too many falls from horses and a few kickings in my youth - never actually had one but that's what they (medics) always expected to find. They like to share details I don't always like hearing.

          Anyway I text my sister to be sure smile

    2. starme77 profile image70
      starme77posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe.. but it seems to me to be a hell of alot more interesting of a debate than the religous crap -

      1. profile image42
        HealthTipposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Fair point !

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        pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, are saying Dog does not exist????

        I represent that! lol

        1. profile image42
          HealthTipposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Ohhhhh Grundy is on her game tonight smile

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    Thirteenposted 9 years ago

    Not stupid, just obvious to any mere mortal.

  14. profile image43
    Samone717posted 9 years ago

    Absolutely.ANIMALS! they were here first, they'll be here last smile

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    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    I'm with the 'humans are animals' folks. smile

    My dog jumped on top of me yesterday and bruised my rib though. Or fractured it. I don't know because I can't really afford to find out, but I looked it up online and they don't do anything anyway except charge you for an x-ray.

    It hurts like a futhermucker. Hurts to move, hurts to breathe.

    Man's best friend my ass.

  16. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    love animals, love humans but prefer some animals to humans, they have more compassion and depth. smile  smiley, smiley

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      cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i feel this way too. plus they make you smile all the time. my little bunny makes me smile and feel happy and warm and fuzzy. smile

  17. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    Animals are more loving usually. Humans are more wary about that.

 
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