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Animals vs humans round 2

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livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:00:34

I was enjoying our previous debate started by Fifi. Not sure if we were done!

AIBU to think if faced with choosing a pet over a human (even if a stranger), you should choose the human?

The idea was brought up in another thread and put in life or death situation. Building on fire contains your pet and a stranger. You could only save one, who would it be?

I had a dog, Ralph, I cried my heart out when he died 3 years ago. The only dog I wasn't scared of! But I can't imagine leaving a person to die instead, no matter how my heart would break.

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:01:32

Sorry I couldn't help myself I was enjoying the discussion! I am camp pet by the way ducks missiles

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:01:46

HURAAY, now someone answer my question! Save your own DC or your beloved pet?

KeepingUpWithTheJonses Sat 02-Nov-13 20:03:34

The human, without question.

Anyone who doesn't needs their head examined.

littlewhitebag Sat 02-Nov-13 20:04:07

I might be in the dog camp but obviously I am going to choose my own child first.

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:04:43

Can't blame you for not wanting to trawl through 1000 messages smile I don't think anyone said they would put the pet ahead of their own children. Can't imagine that really. But in my universe my dog would be the one doing the saving!

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:05:50

DH is telling me off for opening a new thread smile

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:06:22

I don't that it is obvious though, as its been pointed out there seems to be some very differing opinions. It would seem 'obvious' to me to save a child that wasn't mine over a dog but others disagree

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:07:19

Imagine the news headlines if you did save a dog over a child

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:08:40

Forty said on the last thread it is a question of what values people place on life (I think that was it). My dog is part of the family so I value that more over a stranger I have never met and have no emotional attachment to. It would have to be something pretty mega in the first place to get me into a burning house and I would call the fire brigade over going into a house for someone I had no connection to.

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:09:50

Lol tired this is true. The Dm would have a field day!

UrgentNews Sat 02-Nov-13 20:09:58

My order of house saving:
-DD and DS
-Anyone else

Spider7 Sat 02-Nov-13 20:10:29

The hell with the news headlines.... Those a holes pander to the worst in human spirit! Besides these people would save a corpse that was a peado among other vile things when alive, over their own pets! And they judge us morally deficient! Puffs out boobs, wriggles shoulders & huffs indignantly! Lol!

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:12:09

It's about vulnerability to me. A child and a dog are more vulnerable than a grown up who can make an attempt to save themselves. And I could carry a dog and a child but I would struggle with a grown person physically.

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:12:12

Imagine you'd had a party at your house and you were upstairs with a child you barely know, say a work colleague of your DH couldn't get a baby sitter. You've only got time to save them or your dog! grin

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:13:04

Hey I wouldn't save a corpse!

pianodoodle Sat 02-Nov-13 20:14:25

Imagine the news headlines if you did save a dog over a child

Indeed. You'd need police protection I'd imagine. I'd forgive the police for being a bit lax with it though grin

UrgentNews Sat 02-Nov-13 20:14:57

2tired the dog every time, and if anyone even dares to question my sanity then prepare for a rant

gordyslovesheep Sat 02-Nov-13 20:15:33

I imagine a human could very easily take down a squirrel or a small deer but a gibbon or lion would win most fights

livingzuid Sat 02-Nov-13 20:15:37

I'm with urgent and spider lol. Getting told off now so have to put mumsnet down!

Ivyfairy Sat 02-Nov-13 20:16:20

Oh there's a genuine follow on thread!

Have just given Spider a dog biscuit on her attempt at a TAAT. Oops grin

Spider7 Sat 02-Nov-13 20:16:58

Sorry 2tired. Wrong of me to generalise. At least one would

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:18:34

I don't understand where you are coming from UrgentNews or agree with you on any level but that doesn't mean you are insane

2tiredtoScare Sat 02-Nov-13 20:19:26

I'd use his corpse to ride to freedom

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sat 02-Nov-13 20:20:00

Getting told off now so have to put mumsnet down!

Ltb and get a dog smile

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