Skip to comments.'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say
Posted on 04/28/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
'Pet' an insult to animals, academics say Fiona MacRae From: Herald Sun April 29, 2011 12:00AM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these? Academics say that rather than being a term of endearment, "pets" is an insult to the animals concerned and their owners, who should be known as "human carers". Source: Herald Sun IN a statement that gives a whole new meaning to animal rights, leading academics have called for pets to be renamed "companion animals". They say that rather than being a term of endearment, "pets" is an insult to the animals concerned and their owners, who should be known as "human carers".
Editors of a new journal devoted to animal ethics, including an Oxford University theologian, also want the terms "pests" and "vermin" to be dropped. Wild animals, meanwhile, would be referred to as "free-living" or "free-ranging".
Even innocuous phrases such as "sly as a fox" and "drunk as a skunk" are seen as an affront to animals.
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bad Reid, down boy...
This is what you get when you have people who don’t work for a living.
What should we call our “congresscritters”?
Some people are wrapped a little too tightly.
It's about lowering the status of humans to that of livestock.
And it's much easier to deal with livestock than humans.
“...What should we call our congresscritters?...”
Calling Fiona an academic is an insult to academics. And that’s really difficult to do...
Fiona MacRae is an insult to pets.
If ‘pet’ is an insult to animals, then how come they like to be ‘petted’.
Can “academics” get any stupider?
I call a rat a rat
Is it possible to have dogs bred to smell democrats and administer a bite to some particularly painful area?
Interesting to see where the Left ‘parts ways’ with Muslims per se; and jihadists; Al-Qaeda, in general.
Wonder if those people drink out of the toilet?
San Francisco passed on ordinance in 2003 whereby pet owners would now be referred to as pet guardians. I am not making this up.
That’s because the UN (your unelected masters) proclaim that animals, bugs, trees, dirt, have the same human rights as you do.
My pet, how I love her,
My pet, speaking of her,
Say, I bet there’s nobody like my pet!
Why pet with another?
My pet pets no other,
And I pet with nobody but my pet!
Do-do-do, sweet and kind,
Oh-doh-doh, perfect gem,
Oh, she got “it”
Do-do-do-do-do, she’s got them!
My pet told me truly,
I’m set, absolutely,
So I pet with nobody but my pet!
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