No, and it's hypocritical for someone to feel guilt for killing an ant yet have no shame destroying a spider, fly or cockroach because "eeew it's gross!". You can kill one insect, you can kill them all. Just be glad they can't feel pain and don't have a life outside of biologically-programmed slavery
I just read somewhere that while they can feel basic sensations (so they can respond to their environment, avoid predators and detect potential food) they don't feel pain (or pleasure for that matter) to the same extent as larger animals with more complex nervous systems, especially humans Same goes for all kinds of low-end animals, such as many land-based and aquatic invertebrates (worms, anemones, starfish, etc) which are often at the bottom of the food chain and at the mercy of even the gentlest breeze or current. Feeling pain would be a huge disadvantage to animals like these who would probably spend half their lives experiencing it if they could
Yes. I tried to scoop up a fly once and put it outside but... I accidentally squished it in my hands. But it was still alive, just a half-crushed, twitching mess of legs and wings. I felt even worse before I put it out of its misery. 'It's just a fly!' they all said.
No, the bigger the insect the more remorse I feel though. Despite how much I dislike spiders when I watch them for a while I think to myself "look at him struggling to get across my kitchen wall, he's just trying to get on with his life like everybody else" and then I can't kill them. I find them quite sweet from a distance, but I still hate them.
I only feel bad about stepping on bugs when I can actually feel them under my shoe. Like snails. I hate stepping on snails. They're just going through life, easy does it, takin' it slow, and then I crush them dead.
Ants step on people accidentally, but ants are small and so it makes no difference, people step on ants accidentally, but people are big, so it kills the ant. It's not the person's fault that this happens.
soda-with-cyanideFeatured By OwnerDec 6, 2012Student General Artist
Ant society is different from outs, you know? Ants never actually sleep, and there's so many of them, it's hive gives nearly no damns if one perishes; heck, some queen ants can easly steal the identity of an other queen and kill her, taking over her hive. Also, ants never sleep.