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NewTime
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13 Apr 2019, 5:59 pm

They may be scientifically classified as such, but they are often not considered to be animals. Stepping on an insect and killing a dog are seen as very different to most people.



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13 Apr 2019, 6:22 pm

They are part of the animal kingdom. Here you are too.

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13 Apr 2019, 6:27 pm

To be clear, there are 6 kingdoms. Yes, insects are part of the animal kingdom.


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14 Apr 2019, 12:02 am

I think insects are animals and I don't believe in killing them.


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14 Apr 2019, 5:38 am

They certainly aren't plants.



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14 Apr 2019, 9:38 am

They're arthropods, just like spiders and crustaceans.

Mmm crustaceans.



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14 Apr 2019, 12:19 pm

Clawford wrote:
They're arthropods, just like spiders and crustaceans.

Mmm crustaceans.

Arthropods are a subdivision of the animal kingdom.



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14 Apr 2019, 3:21 pm

Coral looks like a plant, but is actually an animal.



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14 Apr 2019, 5:42 pm

NewTime wrote:
Coral looks like a plant, but is actually an animal.

Plants are alive yet most people have little to no empathy for them either. The smell of freshly cut grass is a distress call. Just the same as when other plants call out for help from insect when they are under attack.


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14 Apr 2019, 5:49 pm

blackicmenace wrote:
NewTime wrote:
Coral looks like a plant, but is actually an animal.

Plants are alive yet most people have little to no empathy for them either. The smell of freshly cut grass is a distress call. Just the same as when other plants call out for help from insect when they are under attack.


It bothers me to crunch a baby carrot pulled fresh from the garden. :(

Insects are in the animal kingdom, and therefore are animals.

Years ago, there were only two kingdoms: plants and animals. Fungi were thought to be plants, but their cell walls (a plant-like characteristic) are made of chitin, like insects, and they store glycogen, like animals. Scientists gave up and gave then their own kingdom. :D


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14 Apr 2019, 8:09 pm

I consider insects animals but a lower class of animals than say dogs & cats. Despite being a lower class, they are still essential to our ecosystem



blazingstar wrote:
blackicmenace wrote:
NewTime wrote:
Coral looks like a plant, but is actually an animal.

Plants are alive yet most people have little to no empathy for them either. The smell of freshly cut grass is a distress call. Just the same as when other plants call out for help from insect when they are under attack.


It bothers me to crunch a baby carrot pulled fresh from the garden. :(

Insects are in the animal kingdom, and therefore are animals.

Years ago, there were only two kingdoms: plants and animals. Fungi were thought to be plants, but their cell walls (a plant-like characteristic) are made of chitin, like insects, and they store glycogen, like animals. Scientists gave up and gave then their own kingdom. :D
Are there different kingdoms for viruses & bacteria :?:


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14 Apr 2019, 9:35 pm

NewTime wrote:
They may be scientifically classified as such, but they are often not considered to be animals. Stepping on an insect and killing a dog are seen as very different to most people.


My first house had roaches in it that were bigger than chihuahuas.



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14 Apr 2019, 9:48 pm

Insects are people too.



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14 Apr 2019, 10:05 pm

Typically people who say they are against animal cruelty don't think twice about swatting flies or spraying roaches. They don't consider insects animals.



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15 Apr 2019, 12:48 am

Due to their adherence to the biological manner of classification, insects are part of the anthropoda phylum ( as some others pointed out too). What is interesting that some of the reasons for their classification is that they don't have the characteristics that make the other categories. They do have similar features like jointed legs, segmented bodies etc. Additionally, even though millipedes have some of these characteristics, they are not insects. They are anthropods.