Originally Posted by sparkles
Hey imawonderer, I think the difference is that animals have a central nervous system, so they do feel pain like we do. Plants don't have a central nervous system, so although you could argue that plants can suffer too, it's not in the way that we experience pain. Along the same lines, I have heard certain vegetarians say that for the same reason it is ok to eat oysters, because they don't have a central nervous system either, so they don't suffer like animals would. They are also an excellent source of vitamin B12. But I'm allergic to oysters so I haven't tried that.
Oh okay thank you a lot i'll keep that in mind so I will know what to say next time ahah