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Poll Shows Canadians More Concerned About Killing Animals Than Unborn Children
Life News ^ | 11/30/09 | Steven Ertelt

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 Maclean’s 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.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; childkillers; childmurder; moralabsolutes; prolife
Disgusting.
1 posted on 11/30/2009 4:18:42 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 11/30/2009 4:19:12 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 11/30/2009 4:19:40 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 11/30/2009 4:20:24 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It’s Canada, to be expected.


5 posted on 11/30/2009 4:27:23 PM PST by Sofia
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To: wagglebee

White liberals.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw


6 posted on 11/30/2009 4:40:14 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: wagglebee

F*** Canada, we’re Americans.


7 posted on 11/30/2009 4:40:18 PM PST by hyperconservative (Fight.)
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To: mamelukesabre

That was one of his best skits ever.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 5:12:33 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

Bunch of hosers.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 6:11:03 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wagglebee
Not really that surprising. Look at the state religions of our age.

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.

11 posted on 11/30/2009 6:13:53 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


12 posted on 11/30/2009 6:31:19 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Sofia

“It’s Canada, to be expected.”

Much more nicely than I’d have put it, Sofia, but it captures my sentiments exactly!

Militant


13 posted on 11/30/2009 7:11:14 PM PST by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: Sofia

Let’s stop expecting it.


14 posted on 11/30/2009 7:12:42 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: redgolum

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.

http://www.columbusdogconnection.com/PupMillsInOH.htm


15 posted on 11/30/2009 7:39:22 PM PST by hyperconservative (Fight 2 Win.)
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To: wagglebee

“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.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 8:37:41 PM PST by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps.11:3)
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To: wagglebee

Oh, my word! This, I’m afraid, is also coming to the United States.

Lord, help us!


17 posted on 11/30/2009 10:09:12 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

Frozen Leftists.


18 posted on 12/01/2009 4:58:59 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: wagglebee; Sofia; hyperconservative; Morgana; militant2
Wagglebee, it is probably a good thing I don't make ignorant comments about my neighbour to the south just because of the bad decisions of some of their compatriots.

Excerpts: Obama would start Afghanistan withdrawals in 2011

19 posted on 12/01/2009 5:12:19 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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Wagglebee, it is probably a good thing I don't make ignorant comments about my neighbour to the south just because of the bad decisions of some of their compatriots.

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.

20 posted on 12/01/2009 5:21:21 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
It wasn't you per se.

It was the general tone of this thread toward my Country.

As a proud American, in spite of the moon-bats, I'm sure you understand how some of the comments here might seem a bit rude to a proud Canadian.

21 posted on 12/01/2009 5:40:21 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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Oops
I’d like to revise and extend my remarks.
Unf*** Canada!
My apologies to the Canadians, I sometimes let off steam in an erratic manner.
Perhaps some kind Canadians can cut me a little slack.
^Back to the thread topic, the inhumane treatment,torture and killing of animals(especially the domesticated ones) is hard to dismiss. Nearly every culture has a history with animals helping humans hunt, gather, herd, et cetera.

That said, once you know people care about inhumanity towards the animals(which is widespread), the genuine & skilled pro-lifer can & will find a multitude of ways to help people turn against the worldwide abortion industry and it’s (expletive)(expletive)(expletive) barbaric practices.

But you must be genuinely pro-life, i.e., you can’t be one these dark aged dumba$$es who thinks women belong in the kitchen, the church and the kindygarten class, barefoot, pregnant, poor and/or powerless.


22 posted on 12/01/2009 7:00:50 PM PST by hyperconservative (Fight 2 Win.)
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To: fanfan

Plz. see my previous post and know that my head is hanging low b/c of my foolish remarks somewhere up the thread.


23 posted on 12/01/2009 7:03:15 PM PST by hyperconservative (Fight 2 Win.)
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To: fanfan

I understand your frustration completely.


24 posted on 12/02/2009 4:37:25 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: hyperconservative

Thanks hyperconservative. We surely have idiots on both sides of the border, eh?


25 posted on 12/02/2009 4:39:10 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: wagglebee

:-)

Good morning, FRiend.

Have a great day.


26 posted on 12/02/2009 4:43:24 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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