Saturday, May 05, 2007

Animal Rights, Simple Humanity vs Absurdity

Any decent person will decry unnecessary mistreatment or cruelty toward animals or the mistreatment or neglect of domesticated animals that depend on us. However people of common sense do not oppose killing animals for food or other valid reasons and secondly we must keep an attitude of PEOPLE COME FIRST. (Of course many of the braindeads that make up the animal rights movements will insist differently but their opinion is totally irrelevant to me as is the opinion of those who kill animals for fun or intentional torture them for personal enjoyment. Though they are opposite extremes they are morally equivalent - - One for failing to value legitimate concerns for animal welfare, the other for putting the well-being of animals above people. A Pox on Both of Them.

Now here come a couple of stories about extreme animal rights.

The first is in Austria where there is an attempt to get a chimpanzee declared a person so that it can get help that it needs. I agree that the chimpanzee needs help and morally should get it, but having it declared a person is absurd. There are other (easier) ways to get the truly needed help for this chimp and to have a non-human declared a person is simply going to open a door that we don't want opened. The problem I have with most animal rights activists is not that they value animal life, I do as well, but that they elevate it by bringing down humans, which I refuse to accept.

And then there is another deal in Canada.

The Big Foot is an endangered species and needs to be protected from extinction. When I was 15 I was a believer in the Sasquatch but today I believe it is just local lore. All the proofs I have seen have turned out to be hoaxes and mistakes. If that Canadian MP has proof that Big Foot exists he should bring it forth and that would be adequate to protect the creature. We have more than enough laws protecting creatures that do exist, we don't need to protect something that doesn't exist.

What next? Do we have to save a patch of land for the fairies and goblins? Set aside a giant tract of wilderness for unicorns?


Blogger Lone Pony said...

Wow! It takes all kinds. How would they know how to protect it if they don't know what it is?

5:27 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

funny you should post on this subject.....i just heard the other day about our weirdo friends of peta advocating we elevate the status of certain types of animals closer to human status. the suggestion was that by seeing these animals as "brothers and sisters" we'd be less tempted to destroy them by hunting or consuming them.....

we're really gonna have to watch ourselves while the dems are in power - - every liberal, treehugging weirdo in the country is out to promote their particular form of weirdo-ism.....

5:53 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

I've come to the conclusion that the left has a real problem with inactive brain cells.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Total insanity, Shoprat. I guess we should also put the Easter Bunny on the Endangered Species list. Oh, and let's not leave out the Energizer Bunny! Good grief!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Tom C said...

Uhh rat you forgot wood nymphs! Mine will be real pissed....
seriously, we have two cat, two dogs, and a horse. All rescues.

10:03 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Lone Pony How can they protect what isn't there?

dm I believe very strongly in treating animals well and kindly, but they are not, and never will be, human. Weird beyond belief.

abf No! No! the problem is that they only have a few that are active.

gayle Not to mention Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

tomC Wood Nymphs are people!! :-D
My family has taken in a lot of rescued animals and there is no dog as loyal as a stray that has found a home.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

All of this is insanity. When I was on hold for Rush I heard him talking about the chimpanzee story. Pretty absurd, but then thats the left for ya!!

4:53 PM  
Blogger pete in Midland said...

I vote for extending human rights to chimps and removing them from muslims. After all, chimps don't much go in for homicide bombings, attacking schools, or flying passenger filled planes into buildings ...

9:42 AM  

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