[Marxism] Socialism and "animal rights"

David Thorstad binesi at gvtel.com
Mon Oct 26 12:23:50 MDT 2009


D'Amato writes:

The astonishing logic of the idea that "all animals are equal" is 
revealed in a statement by Susan Rich, PETA's outreach coordinator. When 
questioned about who she would rescue in a lifeboat if the choice were 
between a baby and a dog, she answered: "I might choose the human baby 
or I might choose the dog."
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Between my cat and ISO's D'Amato in a boat, which one I would rescue 
would not be an easy choice. Cats are some of the nicest people I know.
    True, cats may not have a "language," but what about African gray 
parrots? The /New York Times /once reported that an African gray parrot 
was subpoenaed to testify in a murder trial because it had witnessed the 
murder.
    With humans apparently devolving, and the primeval grunt returning, 
the standing of animals can only rise. The fact they haven't yet figured 
out how to domesticate humans hardly propels humans to the top of the heap.
David

Max Clark wrote:
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