metatronarchetype: Congratulations on having your priorities backwards, I guess?
SpectroBoy: Wow, that is a whole lot of hate to heap on another human was did something in desperation.
George Babbitt: He wasn't ill-prepared
metatronarchetype: People matter more than dogs.
George Babbitt: Some people don't rely on other people to clean up the messes they get themselves into
George Babbitt: FTA link to the Toronto Sun article on the same story:Survival expert Andre Francois Bourbeau said Lavoie did what he could to live."He survived because he made ‹good decisions. Eating his dog was one of them," said Bourbeau, author of a survival guide.Bourbeau has researched hundreds of similar stories, some of which include cannibalism."You have to be desperate, but there's no shame in (eating the dog)," said Bourbeau. "He had to use reason."
GanjSmokr: My animals are my children.
karmaceutical: you_idiot: karmaceutical: I'll bet he brings a fishing rod next time...yeah, I was thinking this... even if his fishing equipment was damaged in the attack, it's a fricken line and a hookThe rage in the comments is insane. So many assumptions. Idiots.You'd think the guy was a card carrying PeTA member or something.It is just a dog folks, get a grip. It isn't even your dog. People devour the flesh of a gabillion other animals every day when survival isn't even on the line. How about a littler perspective?
Electromax: Sorry but pretty much everyone upthread would probably kill and eat whatever they could of it was that or their own death. Easy to post it from your computer chair in your office but when you're facing your own mortality you might think differently about how much you love Lassie./my solution is to just not wander into the wilderness alone//love my pets
China White Tea: I like all of the outrage based on wholly imagined details that don't appear anywhere in the story.
George Babbitt: hammettman: Step 1: Decide that, at your age, perhaps it's best not to venture into the Canadian Shield with a finite set of supplies and no weapon or plan to replenish them should a predictable, and yes, likely, encounter with a wild animal occurs.You're making great leaps and assumptions for which you are not informed as to the realities of this man's capabilities, intent and resources. There are many articles for which you could avail yourself of and no longer rely on the baseless accusations and ignorant evaluations found in this thread.
hammettman: HotIgneous Intruder: Story is sad because it makes no farking sense.Did he run out of food before the bear attack?Did the bear eat his food, then attack him?Was he lost before the bear attack?Was he out of food before the bear attack?What happened to his food?Did he go into the woods intending to commit suicide?Sounds like a stupid coward went into the woods and his dog was the victim.Yes, THIS. This farkhead deserves some torment.
metatronarchetype: I hope you get cancer.
Electromax: GanjSmokr:My animals are my children.Human children (which I won't be having) are annoying as hell, disrespectful, disease ridden, and break shiat. You can keep them for yourself AFAIC.Dude, I love animals (2 dogs, 2 cats, looking for a 5th) but if you think animals can't be annoying, sick, or break things I don't really believe you have any. I hope you aren't one of those animal owners like my neighbor down the street, who wouldn't keep her dogs leashed in the yard and they got put down by the city after chasing joggers every morning for months and biting 3 on our street. She was just aghastthat her little snowballs could do that to the mean pedestrians who MUST'VE been asking for it. But of course, getting a fence or a leash was canine waterboarding.No better than precious snowflake parents, that lot.
orclover: metatronarchetype: I hope you get cancer.Theres a reasonable human being for ya./can you eat a tumor? I mean like for survival?
George Babbitt: RTFA, the man who lost all his gear and food that he reasonably prepared for another of his many treks into the wilderness was experienced, and the man they spoke to about this trek for the article was the expert.
metatronarchetype: GanjSmokr: My animals are my children.No, your animals are not your children. They are your pets. The fact that you think that your animal pets are your children indicates you probably shouldn't be allowed pets or children, because you are mentally ill.
HotIgneous Intruder: metatronarchetype: See dog lovers? Even EXPERTS agree that you're foolish retards.Since it was an alleged EXPERT who got lost for three months in rugged terrain, I'd say that the last laugh was on him.And in Quebec?Pullease spare me the drama.This guy was an idiot.Nothing more.No sane person would put himself in that kind of position.
metatronarchetype: GanjSmokr: Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.I may be stupid for it and would probably end up dead, but I'm with you.I'd probably eat one of my dogs about the same time as most parents would eat one of their children. Meaning never.If you ever have kids, I'm sure they'll appreciate knowing that they are just as important to you as animals that sniff each other's buttholes and eat their own feces. Be sure to remind your children of this constantly. Let them know how much you care.
skozlaw: metatronarchetype: Do you think girls who get raped when they drink too much at parties are to blamed for getting raped because they made stupid choices to get drunk?[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x212]
GanjSmokr: Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.I may be stupid for it and would probably end up dead, but I'm with you.I'd probably eat one of my dogs about the same time as most parents would eat one of their children. Meaning never.
metatronarchetype: HotIgneous Intruder: metatronarchetype: Dear idiots,People matter more than dogs.My dog matters more to me than most people and in a passive survival situation I would act accordingly.Congratulations on having your priorities backwards, I guess?
Skr: Hit with a rock eh? Sad indeed. Wouldn't do that myself. I'd look for other food sources or starve.
China White Tea: That there is never a situation in which eating a dog is acceptable?
scottydoesntknow: China White Tea: I like all of the outrage based on wholly imagined details that don't appear anywhere in the story.Except for this: A few days after the bear attack, Lavoie hit his dog with a rock and ate him.Unless you're going to tell me that since they didn't specifically say he ate "the dog", then man hit his dog with a rock and then ate the rock.
The Onion is prophetic: From the linked article in TFA:"When you start to go hungry, you get mood swings, your mind breaks, and you cramp up all over your body. Eventually, your body will start cannibalizing itself, eating away at the fat in your organs and then in your muscles. It takes someone who won't give up in the face of that," he added.I'm willing to bet a good number of people who claim they would 'never' do something, if they found themselves in this type of situation, just might end up doing that something. I'd be willing to bet that the people who resorted to cannibalism when they were stranded had thought it was a repulsive and unconscionable act before they were stranded; fighting for survival can make normal people do some crazy stuff.Also: a bit more humorous take on this.
metatronarchetype: Dear idiots,People matter more than dogs.
you_idiot: karmaceutical: I'll bet he brings a fishing rod next time...yeah, I was thinking this... even if his fishing equipment was damaged in the attack, it's a fricken line and a hookThe rage in the comments is insane. So many assumptions. Idiots.
HotIgneous Intruder: Story is sad because it makes no farking sense.Did he run out of food before the bear attack?Did the bear eat his food, then attack him?Was he lost before the bear attack?Was he out of food before the bear attack?What happened to his food?Did he go into the woods intending to commit suicide?Sounds like a stupid coward went into the woods and his dog was the victim.
Agent Smiths Laugh: I'm gonna eat subby for sarting my day with that article : (
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