Friday, February 23, 2007

Aminals


I have a general feeling of loathing for the line of thinking used by animal rights activists which has as its aim to save animals by proving that they are rational creatures just as we humans are. This is the same feeling I get when I am reading someone like St. Augustine, where he takes it as a matter of course that humans are 'better' than animals, as humans are rational. The two lines of thinking are really one. Animals only have value insofar as they are rational. I really think that animal rights (I hate this word!) should find a new language with which to speak of animals. Be that as it may, I still find stories such as this and this to be absolutely fascinating.

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