In my animal science class we were having a debate on wheather we were for or against animal rights, and one of the guys asked a girl who had horses this:
If your horse (your baby, you love this horse a LOT), had the cure for cancer would you kill it to save people around the world from cancer?
To me, it sounded kinda silly. What are the odds that YOUR horse has the cure for cancer? If your horse had the cure then wouldn't some other hroses as well? If that were the case, why would it have to be YOUR horse to die?
The girl who asked said no, and just about everyone started going crazy.
If I were asked I would have said no too, but I would make some exceptions.
I love my horse Athena to death. She's like my kid. The only reason I would let them kill her was if I was absolutely sure that she would have the cure, and if she were already very old. If she died, and they said "Oops, wrong horse." Or "Oh, I guess we were mistaken. No hard feelings, right?" I would be very VERY angry.
Now, if my other horse Snafu (or even my previous horse Playboy) had the cure I don't think I would mind so much. I know it's because I havn't had them nearly as long as Athena, nor have I bonded with them nearly as much or as well as I have with Athena. But that's just how I think.
This question really got me thinking all day.