Darth Wong wrote:Symmetry wrote:To tell the truth, I don't have any problems with killing animals on the precautionary principle unless thye're primates or dolphins, but I would hesitate to kill a human just because I thought it was likely he'd commit violence a second time.
If a man is likely to commit violence, you would PUT HIM IN A CAGE, where he can't hurt anybody (hint: look up the word "prison" in a dictionary).
Thats exactly right. I would put the human in a cage where he almost certainly won't be violent again, but I'll kill the animal so that its impossible for it to be violent again. I treat them differently because I value the man's life more.