Friday, December 16, 2005

The Worst Sort Of Hypocrisy Is That Of The Zealot.

There is currently no reason to believe that plants experience pain
because they are devoid of central nervous systems, nerve endings, and brains.

This was also thought of humans not too terribly long ago.

Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, but freedom of thought is not the same thing as freedom of action. You are free to believe whatever you want as long as you don’t hurt others. You may believe that animals should be killed, that black people should be enslaved, or that women should be beaten, but you don’t always have the right to put your beliefs into practice.

Wow. Arrogant much?

An animal’s inability to understand and adhere to our rules is as irrelevant as a child’s or a person with a developmental disability’s inability to do so.

Um. If a child or a "person with a developmental disability" murders someone or burns down a building, they are forced to "adhere to our rules", often by being institutionalized or jailed.

There are people on both sides of the abortion issue in the animal rights movement, just as there are people on both sides of animal rights issues in the pro-life movement. And just as the pro-life movement has no official position on animal rights, the animal rights movement has no official position on abortion.

Wow. I got a headache reading that one.

The animal rights movement is nonviolent.

WHAT? Right.

There are very serious problems in the world that deserve our attention, and cruelty to animals is one of them. We should try to alleviate suffering wherever we can. Helping animals is not any more or less important than helping human beings—they are both important. Animal suffering and human suffering are interconnected.

Brings to mind the announcement you hear on airplanes: please place the breathing mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting those who may need help.

Morons. I'm all for preventing animal cruelty. But there's a food chain for a reason. Meat is tasty. Yum. The great thing about eating meat, is that if push comes to shove, I can eat a vegan.


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