"we are so accustomed to watching people getting hurt and slaughtered on film, that most of us actually enjoy it but if we see animals getting hurt on film it disgusts almost everyone"
For me, the difference is that humans kill other humans, we're dumb *beep* sometimes and we have ourselves to blame. Seeing an animal killing another animal is fine, it's nature but when a human kills an animal it just seems unfair. I remember watching a couple of Faces of Deaths clips and seeing people die.. due to their own stupidity, so it didn't do much to me, they only had themselves to blame. But when an animal got hurt it did have an effect on me because the animal was helpless, the animal could not prevent its own death... make sense?
I love my steak and burgers, but I get what Alice is saying. When used for consumption, animals are killed quickly, they try not to let the animal suffer and its death has a purpose = food. When you kill (and in the donkey case basically torture) an animal just for amusement value, what's the point? To get a kick out of it? Is it enjoyable to watch something die? Like the turtle in Cannibal Holocaust, the fact that it was killed on camera didn't add anything.
In any case, whatever animal the eye belonged to, it was already dead :)
but when a human kills an animal it just seems unfair.
Yes, as unfair as a lion killing an antelope.
Eating is nature.
The difference between knowing your sh**
and knowing you're sh**.