"I already answered the leather question. Most people wouldn't wear the skin of a human slave. Why would someone opposed to the commodification of animals were their skin? The money from byproducts still goes to the same people, and by using…"
"Worse off than what, being in the wild? Or did you mean worse off than never being born?
Worse off than either. I've argued why, but you haven't addressed any of my points, so I'm not going to repeat myself.
We have to industrialize…"
"They get protection, food, etc. for the time they are allowed to live. Their average lifespan would be longer in the wild. Unless you are closely involved in the raising and killing of the animals you eat, you're likely funding the mistreatment…"
"I had a bunch of clay left over from school, so I've been making things. The studio should be open this summer, so I'll hopefully be busy with that all summer. Also trying to sell the things I make.
I've also been making myself write…"
"I don't really think you can speak for cows. I can't either, but animals raised in the wild do terribly in captivity, and vice versa. Wild animals aren't known to self harm out of lack of stimulation. I really don't understand…"
"If we didn't eat them, we wouldn't breed them. They would not exist to suffer. When in the wild, they have a chance to run and fight. They are living there own life, and weren't bred and raised for the sole purpose of human…"
"One time it made me kind of happy, and the other time it filled me with ennui and hatred for everything. Which is what alcohol does for me.
It also made me unable to focus my sense of hearing. You can usually ignore background noises, and only hear…"
"I can read in French, I can kind of speak and understand spoken, but I'm not that interested in that so I don't work on it. I'm now learning German, and it's going a lot faster than my first language.
I had no luck with French…"
"Good grades mean you're good at school. Nobody in my family has ever studied for anything, often doing their work the night or morning before class, and they've all done great in school. Other people might have to work at it, but they can…"
"I like pimsleur, it's a great starting point, because I never know how to start. I get it from the library, most language learning thngs are extremely expensive, but you can try out everything with the library (& IILs). I dislike grammar…"
"I have a kindle, I mostly use it for public domain books. It can't read ePub files without them being converted, which is really inconvenient. I get most books from the library, or buy them used. I only buy ebooks when I can't find them…"
"I never purchased my dog, and she wasn't given to me, yet she's still owned by me. She belongs to me because I've taken responsibility of her life.
People do pay for their lives; they work for the food, shelter, etc. that they need to…"