I do not really see myself as an animal activist but I really do not like seeing animals suffering seeing cruel things being done to animals. I truly will never understand how people can take pleasure from hurting animals. I do not think animals should be used for cosmetic testing. I also do not like the medical testing on animals but I do know that a viable alternative needs to be found before anything is done about that. I also really do not like the fur trade. There is so much cruelty involved it is disgusting. There is such good fake fur to wear that there is no point in wearing real fur (with the exception of those who are living in harsh landscapes like Eskimos etc)
Though I NEVER agree with the extreme activists who in my opinion do so much damage in their attempt to do something that they think is good.
There was a case in England where some animal activists released some animals from a zoo thinking that they were doing good. In reality they released a bunch of sick animals that were not native to this country that would have suffered before dying. I thought that was a stupid thing to do.
I also do not like to see animals suffer from someones malice or carelessness. I have quite a few pets myself, and I like most animals. (Except dogs) I enjoy hunting because it's a challenge, just like many of the other things I do. When you hunt, you are always taught to kill the animal as quickly as possibly in order to cause it as little discomfort as possible.
Force Master R, you do have some very good arguments, but what exactly do you mean when you say tweak? You keep saying it, and I have to admit, it is slightly annoying.