I am not an animal person. However, I do love animals, especially dogs. So I never want to see a dead cat or dog and I’m not alone in that.
I believe that most of us would agree that animal cruelty is wrong. Yet many of us also have a deep-seated desire to see dead animals. It’s not just that we want to see them go. We also want to see them come back from the dead. In fact, we’ve all been told that when we die we’ll end up having a ghost.
That’s because, as most of us know, ghosts are actually a common and normal phenomenon. They are often said to be like dead people. They are just not really dead. We are all the dead, and our bodies are just like our spirit bodies. They are both alive and dead all at once.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with this. It’s not always fun to see dead animals, people, or plants, but there are some things that give us a better perspective of what we are actually dealing with. For example, there are always some things that are just not alive. For example, the fish in my stomach.
When you cut into a fish, you are doing so to sever a connection. The link between the fish and the rest of the animal is severed. That disconnection is a reminder that we are all the same. We are all living, breathing, sentient, and just like us, we are all connected.
Now, just because a fish is disconnected from the rest of the animal doesn’t mean that it’s dead. It’s just as much an animal as the rest of the animal. It’s just a living being. It’s just a fish. It’s just how it is. To kill something, you need to make the animal’s connection to the rest of the animal severed. This is called “killing by severance.
The difference between killing by severance and killing by severance is the disconnection of the severed animal and the animal, a connection, who is now dead. To kill something, you need to sever the connection and then kill the thing you severed.
If you kill something by severance, your animal connection is severed. If you kill something by severance, your animal connection is severed and then your animal begins to die. This is called severance causing death. What’s more, if you sever a connection to a living being, then you can kill that living being. That is death by severance.
The dog is dead but the cat is still alive. If you kill the cat before the dog dies, you’ll end up killing the cat. The cat is still alive.
If you kill the cat without severance, then you will die. The cat is still alive but the dog is dead.