I love when people keep talking about how shitty society has become and they're the same people who justify that as to the reason to save the dog instead of humans... Nigga, maybe if you cared about other people instead of bitch and moan, the people wouldn't be so shitty. Hey pot, meet kettle
Yeah, I don't get it either. And it's always "they could be a horrible person". Yeah and they could also have 3 children at home who will now grow up without a parent. I get that dogs are more than just pets to people. And yes, humans can be shitty. But in that moment, the human would come first. Like if I lost a loved one in that situation and found out that a person could have saved them but saved the dog instead, I would hate them.
1. I know this dog, I love this dog, this dog makes me and possibly my children and SO happy. I am connected with this dog, this dog is one of my most loyal friends. 2. This random person could be a criminal, a murder, a rapist. They are so unlikely to ever meet me. This will almost not affect me in any way. 3. In terms of empathy, I'm down towards the psychopath and aspergers end of the scale. I don't empathize as much as others.
Think about this practically, if not morally. Overpopulation is a problem. This person is definitely emitting CO2 emissions. Really how can having one more person on this Earth benefit us more than a dog?
Why would you save a stranger human than a known dog? - Just because you both belong to the same species? - You would want something in return for saving their lives that dogs can't give? - Or is it because humans are "superior species"
I would save the dog becuase I am selfish, I dont wanna be sad. Thousands of humans die everyday, we don't bat an eye. So dont tryna act like you suddenly started caring.
I've stated this many times, but the internet is obsessed with animals. Like, they treat animals at a much higher level than humans. Part of the problem is that people today are so socially awkward, their best friends often aren't real people, but the pets they have at home. So when people see a question like this, they view it as a choice between saving their best friend and some random shmuck. And don't even bother trying to argue with them about it either. You'd just be wasting your time
I don't know if you would be legally expected to save the person or anything but even if your not that's the right thing to do for one my dog probly has 2-5 years left a person has 40. But It would probly depend on the specifics ie was i saving one or actually killing my dog to save the person not just not saving one? Did I and would I see the person or where they just a unknown quantity?
Also personal accountability would come into play what action was i legally supposed to take and what would be the risk to me personally legally or physically? If they are both seriously injured in a burning building and im just someone escaping from the building then I seriously risk getting sued for the injuries by moving the person and i really don't want that so I might very well save my dog then tell the firefighters there's someone in there to avoid the risk of being sued!
People are selfish, I have an 8 year bond with my dog and I love her so much. So obviously if you ask me which one I'd want to choose I'd want to choose my dog over some nameless person who I know nothing about. In the end I would most likely save the person even though it would emotionally kill me because I have such a deep bond with my dog, I consider her part of the family.
A human being. Both are life, both are important. If I could I would save them both. Yet, if I am pushed to make only one choice (if that is the only case possible) I would choose a human being.
Consider it practically, every human being has other human being depending on him, for example : if he is a father or head of the family then maybe whole family is dependent on him. If she is a mother, maybe her kids are dependent on her. If a son..., if a daughter... you get the point.
This will be my sole reason for saving a human being over a pet / animal, even if it's my pet. Yes, I will be terribly hurt, I will be deeply sad for losing a life. And given a chance, I would run to save both lives, but I'll save a human first at any condition.
Because my dog is a part of my family. If I don't know the person, I'd much rather save my beloved dog over them. In my point of view, there's nothing wrong with that. Get over it, damn. Just because you would rather save the person doesn't mean everyone else would. People have different standards of morals, okay? We aren't the same. There is this quote that I hold close, and I think this is an appropriate time to share it: "Nobody can tell what is right and what is wrong, what is righteous and what is evil. Even if there is a God, and I had His teachings before me, I would think it through, and decide if that was right or wrong myself." It's not wrong to save the dog over the person, just like it's not wrong to save the person over the dog.
Because I don't subscribe to the notion that humans are superior to other animals. So yes, I'd save my dog over a stranger. Sorry but fuck humans. I've never met a dog I didn't like. Can't say the same for people.