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Hate of Pigs

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devoteeofdymphna

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Hello! I love animals. I really do. I save cockroaches and spiders throwing them outside. I take care of plenty of animals from fish, cats, and so. I helped care for a cat that was exposed to acid as a little kitten that left her through her entire life kinda paranoid among other things. So... some animals I never very liked growing up.... Monkeys, dolphins, and a few others. But as I got older... those faded away... and I was happy that they faded away.

One that kinda lingers is pigs. I hate them so much. It doesn't seem healthy or reasonable that I hate them so much. And I don't know why I hate them or even how to get over it. I understand pigs can be cute like when they are little but the feeling lingers... I hate even the word pig...

And all of this seems very strange to me because I don't remember hating pigs when I was little.... I watched Charlotte's Web a lot when I was little for example...

But when I think about pigs... I think about how I think they are ugly, their skin looks creepy, their noses ugh, how they squeal and panic at the least thing makes me so angry, how they can be aggressive to humans for virtually no reason, and just how they act like they are equal to humans (me?)...

I get it... its not pretty... I am kinda embarrassed by it... I truly and really am.... but I don't know why I feel this way... Plenty of people thing pigs are cute, smart, and even have them as pets. I love animals... it makes me kinda sad to think that pigs are left out when I can feel for even a cockroach.
 
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Is there anything that could of happened to you when you was little that left you with a fear of pigs?

For example, I have a long standing fear of snakes but I know where that came from: a scene from my favourite kids series from the television :hug:
 
Lunar Lady

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I'm sure you wouldn't hurt one - or ignore a pig in pain without coming to it's rescue....so perhaps 'dislike' is a better word than 'hate'?

We all have animals that we feel uncomfortable around. I don't like snakes - they give me the creeps. Still want the best for them though - I don't think I can disregard any form of life.
 
Summerof76

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Hey devoteeofdymphna,

You're not alone- there's a whole religion out there that hates them. Won't even eat them!

It's not unusual to dislike a kind of animal, even if you're typically an animal lover. I grew up with dogs, but I'm not particularly keen on them as an adult. They can kill people, so I'm a little wary- especially pit bull type dogs. Never been attacked by one though.
Also not keen on reptiles and don't like animals being kept in tanks or cages. Just seems inhumane and cruel.
 
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Is there anything that could of happened to you when you was little that left you with a fear of pigs?
Nothing very immediately comes to mind. I was raised in a suburban/urban area and virtually never left it.... so I don't even know if I have ever even touched a real pig... not even very sure I have seen one in person.

For example, I have a long standing fear of snakes but I know where that came from: a scene from my favourite kids series from the television :hug:
I like snakes! Also spiders!
I'm sure you wouldn't hurt one - or ignore a pig in pain without coming to it's rescue....so perhaps 'dislike' is a better word than 'hate'?
Hmmm... I mean I hut them indirectly by consuming pig products? But would I directly and intentionally hurt a pig? No... Unless it was needed especially self-defense. I am on the fence about hunting pig/bore, they can be a bit of a problem here in Texas... But like... when I see a pig being skinned alive in videos that are meant to make me feel awful for them what do I feel? I actually feel kinda good... Intellectually and ethically I understand that is wrong, especially because more humane options exist, and maybe someday won't be needed at all as meat-alternatives becomes a better option...

Would I come to the rescue of a pig that I saw? Like from a hunter? From a predator? No.

Would I support people to do so when it is warranted and possible? Sure.

Maybe hate is too strong of a word... maybe... rethinking my word choice and how I word it is important... I will think about that. Thank you.

We all have animals that we feel uncomfortable around. I don't like snakes - they give me the creeps. Still want the best for them though - I don't think I can disregard any form of life.
I like snakes! I really do.
 
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