Companion Vs. Other Animals

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Companion Vs. Other Animals
Comments by Gary Loewenthal - 4 Aug 2007

It is sometimes beneficial to consider "Where do you draw the line" on any moral issue, including stealing, assault, adultery - you name it. Though one may get diminishing returns from dwelling on borderline situations.

I find that if I try to treat other beings with as much kindness as possible - my imperfections notwithstanding - I tend not to be plagued by concerns about where the line is. By habit, after a while, I would like to think I almost unconsciously make the line as low as practical.

Although this is not the case here, what I do see a lot is people inquiring where the line is, but with an exploitative, "what can I get away with" mindset. That attitude, more than determining the precise position of the line, is what must be first addressed, IMHO.


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