So my appetite for grilled sea otter - not so misguided after all, eh?
Maybe we should stop eating grilled penguin, yes?
Originally Posted by Stevinator
Nope, we still call it lent. I have to hear about it every year.
don't think that's what he meant.
Kris, in the non-sexual manner and not it being distorted by a sexual pervert, that is an interesting fact. Reading it in a sexual sense, that is absolutely false because in Medieval times sex was only for procreation, the only "right" way to have sexual relations was in the missionary position and on certain days of the week, certain times during the day (nighttime? Nope. daytime? Nope. Anytime? pretty much nope) and sex was not supposed to be enjoyable. Having fun while mating with your wife? NOPE! You are a big sinner and need to repent!
I have this chart somewhere that talks about when you can have sex in the medieval times... Need to find it, take a pic, and post it on here. It's hilarious.
Originally Posted by Technomancer
And for Leo:
gyaah... Thank goodness I'm not really afraid of clowns. My baby sister however... Yeah, we made her watch It when she was five or six. ^^
There are a couple of species for which even regular sex means raping the female (squirrels IIRC) or killing the male (spiders, mantises).
Cats are torturing their prey to death
Male lions kill baby lions when they take over a pack
A lot of insects paralyze their prey and lay an egg on it, so the hatched larva eats the victim alive
Several animals are cannibalistic
Humanizing the issue (i.e. applying our morals on matters of "nature") is like missing the point. I might be disturbed by otters raping seals, but I'm not drawing any consequences nor will I act in any way. As long as humans aren't involved, animals can do among themselves what they want, no matter how terrible it may appear.
I think my posting isn't a weird thing at all, so I might have missed the point of this thread... and *catch 22* meet the spirit of this forum at the same time.
According to textbooks, cats have been studied carefully and it was found that they are using decisive tactics on their prey, rather than toying with them.
But to add to the list, mother rats will often eat an entire nest of their own young for unknown reasons.
Mice and rats will eat their babies if there is serious danger or not enough food to support them, because they can't really relocate the babies without putting themselves in serious danger of being eaten. So they eat the babies to reclaim the calories so they can try again in a safer or more bountiful location.
Also, domestic cats can self-abort a litter of kittens if under extreme stress or find a more suitable mate. They don't have a miscarriage, they actually reabsorb the kittens through the womb.