This is an issue that is going to recur over and over on a site like this. The status of Animal Rights varies enormously from country to country. For this purpose, I am not saying that one country is better than another or one is right and one is wrong, but that we have users here with different cultural perspectives.
I am using this question (which I think is a good question) as an example:
I answered, my answer was firm, but clear (maybe it is too harsh, which is why it was downvoted) You must understand, some of the things people may ask about could cause others to be arrested if they were practiced in their country. So it must be appreciated that for some people, it is the equivalent to asking a question
Should I commit animal abuse?
The thing that concerns me about this, is it is a global community, man practices that some countries accept, my other communities recoil in horror. Which I believe is part of the problem with community harmony on the Internet.
What sort of community do we want? A truly global community? I, personally, think all communities need a voice and shouldn't be downvoted. In a case where the majority of users may be North American, where a practice is legal, how can the community help to include people from other communities, rather than downvote and risk excluding the minorities further.
How do we want to deal with these types of questions and answer?
How to we cope with these global differences?