[Marxism] Animal Liberation and Socialism

nada dwaltersMIA at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:23:18 MDT 2009

Suresh, I actually agree, because your judgment is devoid of 
anthropomorphic moralism. And "we" are making this judgment. You are 
already miles ahead of Singer. Singer and all ALF "types" have no such 
approach to this issue...they use the concept of 'rights' (you have yet 
to do this, I suspect you will not) and elevating animals legally to 
that of humans. We can, and should be, sympathetic to the plight of 
higher animals, our 'near cousins' facing extinction and...cruelty.

But the Singer and Spira creed is that the *biggest* issue is humans 
using animals as food source. Everything else is secondary to this since 
this, in their view, is the biggest moral violation of animal rights as 
it involves the most number of animals. It's been a while since I read 
Singer's material so I don't know if it means everything from bovines to 
herring. I actually don't know if he makes a distinction.


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