into_the_sun (into_the_sun) wrote in polloftheday,
into_the_sun
into_the_sun
polloftheday

Animals and Humans


Poll #963283 Animals and Humans

Where do you live (or, if you were raised/spent a significant part of your life in another place, choose whichever place you identify most with)?

Africa
0(0.0%)
Australia
3(3.0%)
Central America
0(0.0%)
East Europe
1(1.0%)
Middle East
0(0.0%)
North America
83(82.2%)
North Asia
0(0.0%)
Pacific Islands
1(1.0%)
South America
0(0.0%)
South Asia
0(0.0%)
West Europe
13(12.9%)

Do you believe animals were placed on the earth by a higher power?

Yes
25(24.8%)
No
43(42.6%)
Maybe
33(32.7%)

If you believe they were delibrately placed here, why were they placed here?

To serve humans
0(0.0%)
To be subservient to humans
0(0.0%)
To help humans
0(0.0%)
To be watched over by humans
1(1.4%)
They were not delibrately placed here, they evolved or otherwise sprung up
25(34.2%)
For humans to use as meat
0(0.0%)
To be companions to humans
4(5.5%)
As a test of the compassion of humans
1(1.4%)
Other - see the comment section
1(1.4%)

What is an "animal?"

mammals
3(3.0%)
reptiles
0(0.0%)
amphibians
0(0.0%)
birds
0(0.0%)
fish
0(0.0%)
other invertebrates
0(0.0%)
anything that is not human
19(19.0%)

Which is/are pets?

dogs
0(0.0%)
cats
0(0.0%)
fish
0(0.0%)
gerbils and other small fuzzies
0(0.0%)
reptiles
0(0.0%)
rabbits
0(0.0%)
skunks
0(0.0%)
ferrets
0(0.0%)
pigs
0(0.0%)
"farm" animals
0(0.0%)
amphibians
0(0.0%)
horses
0(0.0%)
birds
0(0.0%)
insects
0(0.0%)
exotic species (ex.: primates, large cats, armadillos, hedgehogs, etc.)
0(0.0%)

Do animals have "rights?"

Yes - just different than humans
58(58.0%)
Yes - the same as humans
18(18.0%)
No - they are here to serve us
0(0.0%)
No - since they are lesser life forms, they do not get or *need* "rights"
1(1.0%)
Sometimes - depends on the animal
7(7.0%)

Should kosher and halal types of killing animals be exempted from the 1978 Humane Slaughter Act?

Yes, their religious beliefs are more important than the Act
15(15.2%)
Yes, it just does not matter that much
2(2.0%)
No, it just does not matter that much
5(5.1%)
No, it is a violation of the animals' basic rights
29(29.3%)
I have no opinion/Other
48(48.5%)

Do you consider the size of the dog/cat population to be a problem?

Yes - too many
49(48.5%)
No - it is not a big deal
25(24.8%)
No - there are not enough
0(0.0%)
Yes - they should be outlawed
0(0.0%)
I do not know enough about it to make a decision
27(26.7%)

Should everyone (except for licensed breeders) be required to spay/neuter their pets?

Yes - it would dramatically decrease the number of unwanted pets
31(32.3%)
Yes - but only if they have had to give a certain number of their pets' offspring to the ASPCA or otherwise dispense of them
4(4.2%)
No - licensed breeders are only interested in their profits
4(4.2%)
No - cutting down on genetic variation by only allowing breeders to have intact pets would lead to increased health problems in the population
10(10.4%)
No - people should be allowed to do what they want, even if it means some people are free to irresponsibly breed
4(4.2%)
No - it is just not worth it
0(0.0%)
Yes - breeders are more responsible than the average person
1(1.0%)
No - it infringes on my basic rights as a citizen of ______
1(1.0%)
Meh, whatever
6(6.2%)

Is the new "breed" of cat (the mini-cat with short legs and that always looks sorta like a kitten) an animal welfare concern?

No - it's so cute!
1(1.0%)
No - it's just a cat
6(6.2%)
Yes - the physiological stress the changes cause the animal are unnecessary
1(1.0%)
Yes - "designer" animals are usually the weaker of the species
2(2.1%)
Yes - it is not fair to make an animal suffer just to satisfy a human's whimsy
9(9.3%)
No - it is an animal, not a person. People should be free to modify them as they like
0(0.0%)
I do not have an opinion
25(25.8%)
Yes - where will they draw the line?
2(2.1%)
No - mind your own darn business
0(0.0%)

Zoos...

Are important educational centres
5(5.0%)
Are out-dated
1(1.0%)
Are very prone to animal cruelty
1(1.0%)
Are immoral
1(1.0%)
Are important for children
0(0.0%)
Are highly overrated
2(2.0%)
Are underfunded
1(1.0%)
Are a good way to learn more about the world
2(2.0%)
Are not regulated strictly enough
2(2.0%)
Are promoting a healthy relationship with animals
1(1.0%)
Are not promoting a healthy relationship with animals
0(0.0%)
I have no opinion on this
4(4.0%)

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 27 comments