Skip to comments.Poll Shows Canadians More Concerned About Killing Animals Than Unborn Children
Posted on 11/30/2009 4:18:41 PM PST by wagglebee
Ottawa, Canada (LifeNews.com) -- A new Canadian poll finds a tremendous incongruency in the thinking of Canadians on key social and political issues. The new survey finds Canadians are more outraged with the killing of animals or their medical testing than the destruction of unborn children and using them for scientific study.
A new national survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion and published in Macleans magazine finds practices pro-life advocates find objectionable are morally acceptable.
The poll asked: "Regardless of whether or not you think each of the following issues should be legal, please indicate whether you personally believe they are morally acceptable or morally wrong."
In 2007, 61 percent of Canadians found abortion morally okay and that number has increased to 66 percent today. On the other hand, a lower 53 percent of Canadians say buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur is morally alright.
While a minority of 44 percent of Canadians are morally fine with medial testing on animals, some 69 percent of Canadians have no trouble with medical research that uses stem cells obtained from human embryos -- which can only be obtained by destroying days-old unborn children.
The only issue on which Canadians place human beings above animals comes on cloning -- where 27 percent say they are alright with animal cloning compared with 11 percent who say human cloning is morally permissible.
The divide on pro-life issues is also seen in the case of suicide, which is important because the Canadian parliament will debate a bill next year that will legalize assisted suicide.
While just 28 percent of Canadians say suicide is morally alright, a larger 65 percent say they are fine with the practice of assisted suicide.
On each of the practices pro-life advocates object to, Canadians are more supportive now than in 2007. Support for embryonic stem cell research rose from 64 to 69 percent, backing of assisted suicide rose from 62 to 65 percent, and backing for human cloning stayed the same while support for animal cloning dropped two percent from 29 to 27 percent.
It’s Canada, to be expected.
That’s the problem.
I’m white and I don’t know what it is but there are some really dumb ones among us that get off on some pretty strange tangents. Burning man. Wicca. Communism. Woodstock.
No one’s perfect I guess.
F*** Canada, we’re Americans.
That was one of his best skits ever.
Bunch of hosers.
Global warming, environmentalism, all view people as a disease and animals as more noble and pure. The only wonder is that the percentage isn't higher.
I’ve always thought there are a lot of Americans who share the Canadian sentiment. I’d like to see a similar survey done here, too.
“Its Canada, to be expected.”
Much more nicely than I’d have put it, Sofia, but it captures my sentiments exactly!
Let’s stop expecting it.
Pretty sure Gandhi( a Hindu or something) said that one can tell a lot about a society by how it treats the animals.
And he’s right.
Here in O-heil-o, the dogs and cats suffer a great deal at the hands of Amish puppy-mill owners, stupid legislators, dark-age hicks and hoodlums in the non-govt population,and so on and so forth.
It’s certainly not a civilized society in which I live.
“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.” Romans 1:25
And we’re surprised by this? It’s been predicted for over 1970 years. Doesn’t make it any easier to watch, however.
Oh, my word! This, I’m afraid, is also coming to the United States.
Lord, help us!
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Please don't think that I claim ANY sort of moral superiority for America. Over 50 MILLION MURDERED BABIES are a testament to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States ceded any potential claim of moral superiority on January 22, 1973.
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