[quote=HappyCatholic01]Tis a good thought, since no creatures have souls other than we human, it stands to reason that the reason we have qualms about killing dogs, zoo animals, pets in general vice insects is because of the “annoyance factor”, and probably size and mess.
Hmm… although I disagree, you’ve provided me with a good insight
Animals do have souls, they are simply mortal instead of immortal. As such, we are still called to respect all life in our venture as stewards of nature. Thus it is at least somewhat immoral to kill unecessarily. I can’t be in a bad mood, and go into the forest looking for spiders to RAID.
However, we are called to protect the righteous order and health of things. If a dog is in our garbage, we can remedy the situation by taking it outside, no loss of life is needed. However if an ant is in your garbage, taking it out won’t do much help. It’ll just come right back in again. As stewards of nature, we recognize that the hygenic practice of having bugs out of our food takes priority over their annoying exoskeletal lives.
shrugs its at least a beginning.