Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Sometimes I slap my paw across my forehead. And when I do that, it usually has somefing to do wif the silliness of beans.

I mean... why would beans need instructions like these?!

~5-Cat Style

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So here's what we were finking...

So many kitties gotted the answer to our question on Thoughtful Thursday. Bangles was finking about food!

Bangles: Enuf clicking alriddy! Can't you tell I'm hungry?
Bombay: Someone call animal welfare purrlease.

Here are more pikshurs of my beans using me fur their own amusement. Will it nefer end?

~5-Cat Style

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Hurrow efurrybody!

My brofur and I haf come up wif a new theme called Thoughtful Thursday.

Efurry Thursday, we will post an entry about our thoughts, our lack of thoughts, and efen what your thoughts are on a topic... any topic. We purringly invite you to join in by posting your own entries on your blogs as well!

So we begin Thoughtful Thursday today wif this pikshur of us.

Can you guess what we were finking about when our beans made us pose fur this pikshur? Purrlease leaf your answers and we purromise to reveal the answer in our next post!


~5-Cat Style

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

~5-Cat Style

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bombay & Bangles make their appearance at last!

Sheepish Bombay: Brofur, are you sure that our furriends will still want to read about us after being away fur so long?

Confident Bangles: Of course they will. It's us! *lick-lick-lick*

Bombay: Erm... I fink you may want to repurrsition yourself.

Bangles: Wha...?! Are we online and blogging alriddy? Oh crap!

Bangles: I'll just lie here looking furry dignified until all of you furget what you saw, okay?

Bombay: And I'll just lie here in my Daddy's arms until dinner time. Which should be NOW!

~5-Cat Style

Monday, October 06, 2008

An Animal Ethics Profiling Quiz

If you want to know how you view animal ethics, come log on to the Animal Ethics Dilemma website and register yourself as a first-time user.

Go to the Questions Page to create your personal profile on animal ethical issues.

You will be asked 12 questions that have been designed to assess your beliefs in animal ethics.

After the quiz has been completed, you will be placed in 1 of 5 profile categories -- Contractarian, Utilitarian, Relational, Animal Rights and Respect For Nature.

I have been profiled as having an Animal Rights view on these issues.

This is how my profile reads:

The Animal Rights View
"Good results cannot justify evil means"

Defenders of animal rights believe that fixed ethical rules place limits on our treatment of animals: there are some things that we are not permitted to do to an animal whatever the circumstances. This idea, of a non-negotiable prohibition, is what people are getting at when they talk about “animal rights”.

It is one thing to say that animals have rights, and another to say what these rights are. This means that the animal rights view comes in more or less radical forms.

Most radically, a defender of animal rights may hold that animals have rights just like our human rights. Obviously, this view would exclude uniquely human rights, such as the right to freedom of speech. However, it would include the right not to be killed for human benefit (except in self-defence.)

At the other end of the range, the claim may be merely that animals have the right to be treated “with respect” or “humanely”: roughly speaking, we must not do avoidable harm to animals. Weaker views of this kind need not rule out livestock farming and animal slaughter.

There is a vivid contrast here with utilitarianism, since utilitarians believe that, in maximising welfare or happiness, it may be morally acceptable to violate what the defender of rights would call “rights”.

Examples of statements typically made on the basis of this view:

“Animals are not our slaves.”

“Animals have inherent value, and this should be respected.”

“Experiments on animals are unacceptable, regardless of the potential benefits involved.”

~5-Cat Style

Saturday, October 04, 2008

What a sad projection of the future...

May this never happen.

~5-Cat Style