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Im someone who is somewhat against animal rights (at least to PETA standards, I do like animals quite a bit), but I think that species with higher intelligence should have their own set of laws around them. Elephants, cetaceans, corvids, and the like. They are the closest we have to non human intelligence.
What does /an/ think?
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So, I've got cockroaches in my house. They've been here since 2010. Around the same time the bedbugs arrived, in 2009.
I notice some cockroaches have messed up wings, like they're released and they get stuck in that position. A couple of months ago I caused it to happen with a cockroach - I swiped at it, stopping a distance before hitting it, and it dropped, extending its wings and ran away with its wings stuck open.
Just a couple of minutes ago I noticed one with wings like this.
Is it possible for cockroaches to normally have wings curved/not "cocked"? I read that cockroaches use their wings for fanning pheromones and that those with curved wings are unable to do this, thus unable to reproduce, and that certain cockroach pesticides induce this effect to prevent reproduction.
It'd be pretty interesting if true.
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What's the most humane thing to do to a snail after accidentally stepping on it?
Last night I stepped on one on the way home, that crunch goes through you like a dropped snooker cue on wooden flooring. Around ten minutes later I had to leave again, and passing by it, I saw there was a relatively large puddle around the snail, what even the fuck was happening to it, do snails melt after you tread on them? I've been thinking about it for a few days now.