Skip to comments.New York Times Writer Wants Human Rights for Chimps, None for Unborn Babies
Posted on 04/25/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT by lbryce
The NYT is on an anti-human exceptionalism crusade. Other than columnist Ross Douthat, when was the last time the paper of record allowed arguments to be made in favor of the unique dignity of human life in its pages? I cant recall a single time in recent years.
But take actions to subvert our belief in the unique dignity of human life and the NYT is at your service! It has published columns arguing for pea personhood, that plants are the most ethical life form, and in last Sundays Magazine, a tribute to the Dark Mountain Projects push for uncivilization.
chimp2This week, the magazine publishes a puff piece in praise of the animal rights fanatic, Steven Wise, head of the NonHuman Rights Project who wants animals declared persons so that they can sue their owners.
Readers of this blog will recall that Wise recently filed lawsuits seeking habeas corpus for chimps in New York. That event is the launching pad of the article focusing on the alleged neglect of one Tommy the chimp, kept alone in a cage, which Wise says is legal. Who knows if that is true? (If so, change the law.) The reporter merely mentions it and moves on.
But protecting Tommy isnt really Wises point. Rather, he like all animal rights ideologues, his goal is an end to all animal domestication. From, Should a Chimp be able to Sue Its Owner?:
Wise told me he was well aware of the fact that for creatures like Tommy, a victory in court could only result in transfer to a kinder type of captivity. The larger significance of winning for Wise, however, is the clear message it sends about the wrongfulness of holding captive a chimp or a circus elephant or a SeaWorld orca in the first place.
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Next they will be voting
Liberalism IS a mental disorder.
this is marxist socialist liberalism in america today.
probably want us to pay for chimp contraceptives and abortions too. dont’ forget chimp sex change ops too. don’t think it’s too outrageous. the stuff they spout today was outrageous 20 years ago.
hegelian dialectic at work.
More liberal DemocRAT nepotism.
The New York Times: Where issuing chimps laptops and credentials might actually raise the quality of work.
His views are but the logical consequence of the dogma that humans do not different in kind but only in degree from other living beings. We have got to the point where people accept without question that the human mind is only marginally different from that of a Chimp.
Where issuing chimps laptops and credentials might actually raise the quality of work.......
Too late, the IRS already has this in place and implemented.
The goal of the lefties; recognize marriage between animals and humans and making pedophilia legal.
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