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11-07-2019, 09:12   #31
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But be warned, you dog people. Nobody has ever taken a dog into battle.
The Romans did surely? Mastiffs or something similar. Probably only for a very short period of history. Or is that just Hollywood stuff?
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11-07-2019, 09:30   #32
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You might be projecting your own views there. Most people would be disturbed to think their dogs were going to eat them.
If you don't get eaten by the dogs, you won't be escaping the worms. I'd rather the dogs ate me than go hungry for the days it took to discover my body

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The Romans did surely? Mastiffs or something similar. Probably only for a very short period of history. Or is that just Hollywood stuff?
Every army in the world has dog units, insofar as I am aware. I used to live close to a military academy (not in Ireland), and would see them exercising their dogs in the public park regularly.
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11-07-2019, 09:38   #33
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They were probably used to eating carcasses. Yer man was living wild,no doubt killing his own and the dogs food.
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They were probably used to eating carcasses. Yer man was living wild,no doubt killing his own and the dogs food.
Happens an awful lot - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...nsics-science/

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I’ve reviewed about 20 of these published cases, along with a 2015 study that pulled together 63 cases of indoor scavenging.
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In 24 percent of the cases in the 2015 review, which all involved dogs, less than a day had passed before the partially eaten body was found. What’s more, some of the dogs had access to normal food they hadn’t eaten.
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11-07-2019, 10:00   #36
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I suppose you wouldn't mind either if your dead body was wedged inside a kind of conga line orgy of old fat blokes for a marathon session of drug fuel sexed.

Rituals around death are very important to people historically.
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The real tragedy here is that in Ireland, in 2019, an elderly man was dead so long without anyone checking in on him that the dogs got the best cuts of meat.
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I don't follow your line of thinking. You suggested that you don't care what happens to your body after death, even now, as you claim to be alive. I'm not convinced.

100% comparable.
I was clearly only referring to being eaten by a pet. That's specifically what I said I wouldn't care about.

Blergh: "Most people would be disturbed to think their dogs were going to eat them."

Me in direct response to above: "Would most people? I don't know. Perhaps.

The idea doesn't bother me either as I'd be dead."

I don't see how you could have grounds to misrepresent what I said. The scenario in question is one due to necessity, for survival.

The extreme one you suggested isn't.
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11-07-2019, 10:20   #40
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Dogs are the True re-cyclers . Way ahead of Humans .

They don’t let Prime Protein go to waste .
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You might be projecting your own views there. Most people would be disturbed to think their dogs were going to eat them.
Well, yes they are my views. Why not? Not when we are alive. Of course.
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The real tragedy here is that in Ireland, in 2019, an elderly man was dead so long without anyone checking in on him that the dogs got the best cuts of meat.
This always gets said but I wonder do those who say it, check on the elderly folk in their neighbourhood.

The story in the OP is from Texas too - unless there was a similar recent case in Ireland?
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So now we know what they're really thinking.
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You’d always get delusional dog owners saying their beloved pets wouldn’t eat them if they had the misfortune to drop dead. And that cats would be tucking into the ribs within 5 minutes of you passing. Turns out survival instinct and being an animal knocks silly anthropormorphism out of the park.
Not immediately, only when they were starving. ie the owners had died days before and not been found.

IF they were starving, as in the case here and the one I mentioned re the old lady in the council flat. Both dogs and cats grieve for their owners after sudden death and both will sleep on graves.

we feed our pets and companions... . and their welfare matters to us. i would not begrudge them what I no longer need... not tha t I would be in a position to do so.

Oh and cats start with feet and legs...
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13 dogs put down due to aggression.....they ate him.......yet it's claimed he loved his animals.

Not having it.
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