I've had my say. I've learned no one ever changes their mind. Or opinions on touchy subjects. B/c logic is never used when touchy/emotional subject are brought up.
I believe in logic. And I believe in real life. Im a realist. Not everything on paper or so called scientific studies are true to real life.
Animals are put on earth to be taken care of and used. I do both. I havent docked a dog in 20 yrs, I havent cut a dogs ears in 8 yrs. I have debarked a dog about 4 yrs ago. And that definitely saved her life. Im in favor of spaying/neutering. In fact I think all living beings should be spayed. Too many people on earth now. Much less cats and dogs.
I have never owned a draft animal. Probably never will. But if I did, and I deemed it necessary for both our benefit to dock his tail I would do it. Since I don't farm chances are great I would never dock it then. But I don't hold that against anyone that does.
I believe in personal freedom. There are enough laws to dictate most aspects of a citizens life now adays.
With all that mumbo jumbo said, I don't hold grudges or ever hate anyone. Even if they beleive differently than me. Id like to ask for same treatment. But I doubt it will happen.
There ya have it. Have fun with it.