Hoof and mouth disease

Xxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Wed Mar 28 15:17:55 MST 2001

At 09:07 AM 3/29/01 +1200, you wrote:
>Charles Brown wrote:
> >Hey, don't animal rights activists and ex-LMers agree in opposing
> >slaughter of the h and m diseased animals ?
> >I don't think either animal rights activists or ex-LMers are opposing the
> >slaughter of *diseased* animals.  What is being objected to is the *mass
> >slaughter of healthy animals* as the hoof and mouth panic takes on all the
> >signs of a crazed medieval crusade.
> >Philip Ferguson

Philip, can you provide reference for this? that ex-Lmers (whoever they
are) are opposing the slaughter of healthy animals? It seems to me that
what you say about the food and mouth _panic_  matches with the current
thinking of LM, albeit unintentionally. In the recent issue posted by Lou,
LMers are attacking animal rights groups on the grounds that they are
causing *moral panic* by moralizing the enviromental consequences of
capitalism on animals. So Lm's argument seems to be that, not so many
animals are effected by the disease as animal rights supporters would
claim; and their *moral panic* is the cause of state's destroying of
healthy animals and an obstacle to progress in modern agriculture. briefly,
this is what I understand from LM's ways of thinking

(btw, LM's attack at anti-racism and anti-sexism fighters are along the
same discourse of moral panic too. since we have opened a topic on
anti-reperations issue, does anyone know what LM thinks about Brown
protests or the issue of reperations in general? ).

bye, Xxxx

Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
Ph.D student
SUNY at Albany
Nelson A. Rockefeller College
Department of Political Science
135 Western Avenue, Milne 102
Albany, NY, 12222

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