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'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
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04-29-2011 12:41 PM#1
OctoMother Superior
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'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
...and I don't think it's a joke blink.gif

Animals should not be described as 'vermin', 'pests' or even 'pets', animal ethicists have decided.
Academics say that traditional words used to characterise animals like 'beasts' and 'critters' are derogatory and should be replaced.
They say words like 'pests' and 'vermin' should be dropped altogether, and 'pets' replaced by 'companion animals'.

'Wild animals' should be termed 'free living or free ranging animals' they argue, because 'wildness' is too close to 'uncivilised', unrestrained, barbarous existence. There is an obvious prejudgment here that should be avoided.'

The call for a new 'animal language' has been made by the editors of a new academic journal, the Journal of Animal Ethics, published this month for the first time by the University of Illinois Press.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...emics.html


Are you offended yet, Kritters? beercheer.gif
04-29-2011 12:59 PM#2
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts: 30,643Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
The editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics typify the nauseatingly politically correct attitude so pervasive in mainstream media. Lets get serious here, pests and vermin don't loose any sleep over human words, and the concept of them becoming offended by such is so absurd that it boggles the mind.

Stick those PC academic buffoons in a room with live raccoons and scorpions for an hour and IF they come out alive then I'll discuss this lofty noble and ğkking moronic concept with them until they finally die, about 15 minutes tops. rofl.gif

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04-29-2011 01:19 PM#3
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RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
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hows that 4 animal pc? chuckle.gif
04-29-2011 01:30 PM#4
OctoMother Superior
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RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
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04-29-2011 04:26 PM#5
KreeperGriobhtha
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RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
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Does this mean I am no longer allowed to





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Did you come here to play Jesus to all the lepers in your head?
04-29-2011 04:49 PM#6
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
Posts: 13,527Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
(04-29-2011 12:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  Are you offended yet, Kritters? beercheer.gif

I don't think we should be called 'kritters', according to the article it's derogatory (even if the spelling is changed) so we should be called 'Pro-social authors of conforming networkers'

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04-29-2011 05:05 PM#7
KreeperGriobhtha
Posts: 9,571Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
(04-29-2011 04:49 PM)Shadow Wrote:  
(04-29-2011 12:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  Are you offended yet, Kritters? beercheer.gif

I don't think we should be called 'kritters', according to the article it's derogatory (even if the spelling is changed) so we should be called 'Pro-social authors of NON-conforming networkers'

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Fixed it for ya!


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İmage
Did you come here to play Jesus to all the lepers in your head?
04-29-2011 05:17 PM#8
ShadowMrs. Buckwheat
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RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
(04-29-2011 05:05 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  Fixed it for ya!


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rofl.gif cheers.gif Yes non-conforming fits in better with 'free living' or free-ranging'
04-29-2011 05:21 PM#9
JayRodneyⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts: 30,643Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
rofl.gif omg!

KREEPER THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!




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04-29-2011 06:27 PM#10
yankeesskier
Posts: 6,198Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
Where does "party animal" fit in?
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04-30-2011 05:55 AM#11
KreeperGriobhtha
Posts: 9,571Joined: Feb 2011
RE: 'Wild' animals should be called 'free-living' so that they're not offended
(04-29-2011 05:21 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  rofl.gif omg!

KREEPER THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!




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Only GWAR, man!

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İmage
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