Not even close to the same, a dog and a parrot compared to a dog and a human. If it was an expensive parrot and the owner was pissed the dog would probably be put down or the owner compensated for the loss.
Why should humans and dogs be treated as equals? They are in no way our equal. We are the lords of the earth, a dogs presence is merely in accordance with our will. They are a pile of flesh we keep around for our amusement and purposes.
The way I look at it is the only way a reasonable person can look at it. It is a base for most peoples morality. The way you describe things is insane and immoral. I've only heard this way of thinking from reading about serial killers.
Ever seen the movie "3:10 to yuma" they are eating food with ben wade he says "there is no difference between shooting a man and an animal". This is no mistake, its adds a sense of realism because its a phrase most often associated with murderers and psychopaths.
Okay I just do not understand your point of view, break it down for me pls. What gives a dog its value?
The dog is a living, breathing, caring, loving animal that is alive and can live a full, lengthy life full of just as much meaning and purpose as any human. Humans and dogs are both animals, we both breed, we both make babies, take care of our babies, love our babies, and life full lives. Humans are smarter, that is the base line, that is the cut off. There is absolutely postively 000000000000000000 difference between a human and a dog other than a human being more intelligent.
You saying a parrot and a dog doesn't work is false. Parrots and dogs are animals, humans are animals. Humans are smarter than dogs, parrots are smarter than dogs, that means both humans and parrots are higher on the food chain going by your logic that intellect = superior. So, if the parrot bites the dog, and the dog defends itself, does the dog get put to sleep? The answer is no, it does not, cuase they are both animals, even if the parrot is smarter. Humans are EXACTLY the same, we are animals, just smarter.
What gives a dog value? Seriously? How about it's a living, breathing, loving thing that has emotions, makes babies it cares and loves, and can live a full and healthy life?
What gives you more value than a dog? You can speak english and know that 4 + 4 = 8? How does this make sense in any form?
Also, HOGH brings up a solid point. Why are humans put in a higher light when we have done more damage to the planet, to its creatures, to its living beings, etc, than any other form of living organism that has ever existed? We are the terrorists of the world, why is it okay for a terrorist to be above something that literally lives its life loving whomever is kind enough to take it into their home?
Fact is, a dog is a living, breathing, loving animal the same as humans, in fact dogs can be far more loving than humans, but from time to time just like humans, they feel threatened and defend themselves, especially when attacked directly, and this dog was attacked directly.
You also need to take into account the actual situation at hand.
A normal dog, a living, breathing loving animal was minding his own business, and another animal kicked it, hurt it, attacked it. The dog defended himself, as you or any other human/animal/dog would defend itself. It was murdered for defending itself, it was murdered for being attacked and then defending itself.
Do you really understand this? A living creature, someone's pet, a part of a family, was literally murdered becasue it defended itself after being attacked.
Seriously, think about this for a moment.