#1
after watching "what just happened" and the new gameplay of "beyond: two souls", seeing the response of an animal kill vs what is the usual response of a human kill its begs the question: why does it that we feel worse when animal gets killed?

if you got some kind of scientific assay or of some sorts it would be great.


my top reasons are:


*we are still not used to see animal getting killed on screen

*we sympathise with the helplessness of the creature,while the other way is justified by the movie context

*we are so used to see people die in screen that we developed some kind of neglectance feelings over this events,so we became numb to it(think about how "offensive" it was back in the 20-40s to show people die)
#3
cos we eat 'em
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#4
It's those + the fact that they didn't do anything to deserve to die. Chances are a human getting killed onscreen had it coming somehow.
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#7
I guess it's because we might consider many animals as innocent creatures, while all people have bad sides.
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#8
Because animals are cute and furry and people are ugly and probably stole your wallet/something else that's bad
#9
Because humans are dicks, so if we kill one we're just like "meh" but then a dog gets killed and everyone's like "awwwwe poor lil' cute helpless doggy". Humans look like dicks, dogs don't, killing a dick seems fine.
#10
sounds like you're all closet furries.
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#11
you can't say we feel worse when any animal gets killed. what if it was an angry dog that was attacking a child? the circumstances always matter.
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#13
Because animals are, more often than not, pets that a lot of people have and love.

It only bugs me when dogs die in movies. I don't care if a cat snuffs it because cats are dicks.
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#14
Speak for yourself. I generally find showing human death on screen more gruesome than animal death. Most of the time, animal death on screen isn't that bloody, violent or even shown at all (eg. you see the car going toward the dog, then hear the crunch and the actor's traumatised face) since otherwise they'd actually have to hurt an animal.
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#16
ok,lets digress a little:
small children vs animal, what's is more painfull to watch?(could be cgi)
#19
Many reasons. One of those being the fact that humans think themselves apart from common animals, those which are viewed mostly as biological mechanisms that respond to environment based on predetermined values we call animal instinct, many of us tend to think that we possess free will and our behavior is not as strictly determined by the factors which we are unable to control, therefore, many are able to blame the person for getting into an otherwise unpleasant situation.

With children and animals, though, many of us tend to sympathize more as we understand the reality of their inability to act outside of the influence of the environment.
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#20
It isn't really a poeple problem but the "loud minority" problem. There will always be a group of people who have complaint andthey will always get more attention then what everyone else thinks. Hence why you would mistake them for the general opinion.#

One funny example in games is the whole gender perception and image of female characters in games. So when the new Mortal Kombat had new female models with even skimpier clothing they got attacked by the "Loud Minority" of how they are showing a bad image for women bla bla bla. Which was stupid because this is a game where a guy creates a clone of himself to grab the opponents leg and rip him in half. Plus many other gruesome gory imagery.

Why they complained? It isn't easy to say maybe it's just to feel like an actavist or trying to emphasize apart of themselves for some public image. It might because people like to be apart of something again because it gives them an identity. Its really all a trend frankly that will pass.

around the 1930's 40's people complained about superman saying that it was violent and a bad example for kids.

I hoped this helped answer your question. But it's a question with many ansewer that you can go into peta and such.

But it's important to remember these aren't general opinions or the majority. They are just an extreme minority that make themselves more obvious and so media picks up on them easily.
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#21
Well you pretty much nailed it in the OP, OP.
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#23
People would definitely be effected more if they save a human killed in real life then an animal. As for an on-screen scenario, I think you're second option is the most reasonable explanation.
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#25
It depends on how they're shown being killed. When most people die on screen, it's from gun shots and rarely is any close-up detail or suffering shown. This is very common in media today, so there is usually not as intense of a reaction. There are, of course, exceptions, such as many horror films which can be much more brutal.


I'm not sure I've seen many movies with animal deaths, but if it was being inhumanely slaughtered and shown in detail, yeah I'd feel uneasy. But I'd be even more uneasy if, for example, a human were being slowly killed and shown suffering in the way that the animal was.
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It depends on how they're shown being killed. When most people die on screen, it's from gun shots and rarely is any close-up detail or suffering shown. This is very common in media today, so there is usually not as intense of a reaction. There are, of course, exceptions, such as many horror films which can be much more brutal.


I'm not sure I've seen many movies with animal deaths, but if it was being inhumanely slaughtered and shown in detail, yeah I'd feel uneasy. But I'd be even more uneasy if, for example, a human were being slowly killed and shown suffering in the way that the animal was.

I dunno why but when I read that part it reminded me of a scene in a movie called The Cell where a horse is chopped alive. I had seen that part as a kid and I can't watch it now cause I feel sad.
#29
Idrc about how it is in the movies, in reality it's the complete opposite of what op/everyone else is saying. A dog dies.... "Who gives a shit, it's just a stupid dog.. this whole thing isn't even worth being upset about. Not like it's anything nearly as bad as if a human died." Right?? because at the end of the day when it all comes down to it, that's a real big "difference" there. Yeah, we're so smart and came up with all this crap, so we must be soooo much more important than "those animals". No... cause we're not just animals ourselves or anything.
#30
would you suck your dog's dick if it meant it wouldn't die on screen?




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Idrc about how it is in the movies, in reality it's the complete opposite of what op/everyone else is saying. A dog dies.... "Who gives a shit, it's just a stupid dog.. this whole thing isn't even worth being upset about. Not like it's anything nearly as bad as if a human died." Right?? because at the end of the day when it all comes down to it, that's a real big "difference" there. Yeah, we're so smart and came up with all this crap, so we must be soooo much more important than "those animals". No... cause we're not just animals ourselves or anything.

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#32
I feel like when people die they did something to deserve it, so they had it coming.
#33
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I dunno why but when I read that part it reminded me of a scene in a movie called The Cell where a horse is chopped alive. I had seen that part as a kid and I can't watch it now cause I feel sad.



Dude, that movie freaked me out too as a kid. It came on TV a lot at night and I decided to turn it on one time and saw some dude getting his intestines ripped out by a crank and I was like NOPE.


Now I actually think it's pretty cool, but not when I was a young'n.