Originally Posted by AlaskaFox
I'm honestly on the fence about this... does the roach actually feel what's being done to it? Does the controlling cause distress?
I think one of the more pressing concerns would be that the roach could become "annoyed"(?) By the loss of control cause obviously it's still alive right...
Also does it live normaly when not being "used" (aside from being kept contained)
Its a friking roach not a dog. People do need to stop trying to figure out what insects "feel". They are extremely simple creatures. They don't have an concept of pain or stress. They operate purely based on a few instincts.
It also makes me chuckle a bit when people go for the animal cruelty argument. Aside form what we do to them (kill them in various ways) nature it self is way cruel then humans (well most humans anyway). People should take a long hard look at what happens in nature. Kill or be killed, injuries, pain, death, animals/insects don't bother dispatching there pray in a "humane way".
What about people who feed live mice to their pet snakes/spiders? Is that animal cruelty? Its certainly much crueler then whats being done with this roach.